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16. John the Baptist Preaches
    [Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8; & Luke 3:1-18]

Mk 1:1
    [   Mk   ]  The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
                  the Son of God.
Mt 3:1
Lk 3:1
    [Mt    Lk]  Now
    [Mt      ]  in those days,
    [      Lk]  in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,
                  Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea,
                  and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
                  and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea
                  and of the region of Trachonitis,
                  and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Lk 3:2
    [      Lk]  Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests,
                  the word of God came unto
Mk 1:4
    [Mt Mk Lk]  John
    [Mt      ]  the Baptist
    [      Lk]  the son of Zacharias
    [Mt Mk Lk]  in the wilderness
    [Mt      ]  of Judaea.
Lk 3:3
    [      Lk]  And he
    [Mt Mk Lk]  came
    [      Lk]  into all the country about Jordan,
    [   Mk   ]  baptizing, and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  preaching
    [   Mk Lk]  the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
Mt 3:2
    [Mt      ]  and saying, Repent ye:
                  for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;
Mk 1:2
Lk 3:4
    [   Mk Lk]  as it is written
    [   Mk   ]  in the prophets,
                  Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
                  which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mt 3:3
    [Mt      ]  For this is he that was spoken of
    [Mt    Lk]  in
    [      Lk]  the book of the words of
    [Mt    Lk]  Esaias the prophet, saying,
Mk 1:3
    [Mt Mk Lk]  The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
                  Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
                  make his paths straight.
Lk 3:5
    [      Lk]  Every valley shall be filled,
                  and every mountain and hill shall be brought low;
                  and the crooked shall be made straight,
                  and the rough ways [shall be] made smooth;
Lk 3:6
    [      Lk]  and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Mt 3:4
Mk 1:6
    [Mt Mk   ]  And
    [Mt      ]  the same
    [Mt Mk   ]  John was clothed with camel's hair,
                  and a leathern girdle about his loins; and
    [Mt      ]  his meat
    [        ]  [that]
    [   Mk   ]  he did eat
    [Mt      ]  was
    [Mt Mk   ]  locusts and wild honey.
Mk 1:5
    [   Mk   ]  And
Mt 3:5
    [Mt      ]  then
    [Mt Mk   ]  went out to him all
    [   Mk   ]  the land of
    [Mt Mk   ]  Judaea, and
    [   Mk   ]  they of
    [Mt Mk   ]  Jerusalem,
    [Mt      ]  and all the region round about Jordan,
Mt 3:6
    [Mt Mk   ]  and were
    [   Mk   ]  all
    [Mt Mk   ]  baptized of him in the
    [   Mk   ]  river of
    [Mt Mk   ]  Jordan, confessing their sins.
Mt 3:7
    [Mt      ]  But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees
    [        ]  [among]
Lk 3:7
    [      Lk]  the multitude that
    [Mt    Lk]  came
    [      Lk]  forth
    [Mt    Lk]  to be baptized of him,
    [      Lk]  then
    [Mt    Lk]  he said unto
    [Mt      ]  them,
    [Mt    Lk]  O generation of vipers,
                  who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Mt 3:8
Lk 3:8
    [Mt    Lk]  Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance,
Mt 3:9
    [Mt    Lk]  and
    [Mt      ]  think
    [Mt    Lk]  not
    [Mt      ]  to
    [      Lk]  begin to
    [Mt    Lk]  say within yourselves,
                  We have Abraham to [our] father: for I say unto you,
                  That God is able of these stones
                  to raise up children unto Abraham.
Mt 3:10
Lk 3:9
    [Mt    Lk]  And now also the axe is laid
                  unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore
                  which bringeth not forth good fruit
                  is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Lk 3:10
    [      Lk]  And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
Lk 3:11
    [      Lk]  He answereth and saith unto them,
                  He that hath two coats,
                  let him impart to him that hath none;
                  and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Lk 3:12
    [      Lk]  Then came also publicans to be baptized,
                  and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
Lk 3:13
    [      Lk]  And he said unto them,
                  Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
Lk 3:14
    [      Lk]  And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying,
                  And what shall we do? And he said unto them,
                  Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any] falsely;
                  and be content with your wages.
Lk 3:15
    [      Lk]  And as the people were in expectation,
                  and all men mused in their hearts of John,
                  whether he were the Christ, or not;
Lk 3:16
    [      Lk]  John answered
Mk 1:7a
    [   Mk   ]  and preached,
    [   Mk Lk]  saying
    [      Lk]  unto [them] all,
Mt 3:11
Mk 1:8a
    [Mt Mk Lk]  I indeed
    [   Mk   ]  have
    [Mt Mk Lk]  baptize-
    [   Mk   ]  d
    [Mt Mk Lk]  you with water
    [Mt      ]  unto repentance:
    [Mt Mk Lk]  but
Mk 1:7b
    [Mt Mk Lk]  he
    [Mt      ]  that
    [Mt Mk Lk]  cometh
    [Mt Mk   ]  after me
    [Mt      ]  is
    [Mt Mk Lk]  mightier than I,
    [Mt      ]  whose shoes I am not worthy to bear,
    [   Mk Lk]  the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to
    [   Mk   ]  stoop down and
    [   Mk Lk]  unloose:
Mk 1:8b
    [Mt Mk Lk]  he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost
    [Mt    Lk]  and [with] fire:
Mt 3:12
Lk 3:17
    [Mt    Lk]  whose fan [is] in his hand,
                  and he will throughly purge his floor,
                  and will gather
    [Mt      ]  his
    [Mt    Lk]  wheat into
    [      Lk]  his
    [Mt    Lk]  garner; but the chaff
                  he will burn with unquenchable fire.
Lk 3:18
    [      Lk]  And many other things in his exhortation
                  preached he unto the people.

17. John Baptizes Jesus
    [Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; & Luke 3:21-22]

Mk 1:9
Lk 3:21
    [   Mk Lk]  And
Mt 3:13
    [Mt      ]  then
    [   Mk Lk]  it came to pass
    [   Mk   ]  in those days,
    [      Lk]  when all the people were baptized,
    [   Mk Lk]  that
    [Mt Mk   ]  Jesus came from
    [   Mk   ]  Nazareth of
    [Mt Mk   ]  Galilee
    [Mt      ]  to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
Mt 3:14
    [Mt      ]  But John forbad him, saying,
                  I have need to be baptized of thee,
                  and comest thou to me?
Mt 3:15
    [Mt      ]  And Jesus answering said unto him,
                  Suffer [it to be so] now:
                  for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
                  Then he suffered him.
Mt 3:16
    [Mt Mk Lk]  And
    [Mt    Lk]  Jesus, when he
    [Mt Mk Lk]  was baptized
    [   Mk   ]  of John in Jordan,
Mk 1:10
    [Mt Mk   ]  went up straightway out of the water:
    [Mt Mk Lk]  and,
    [Mt      ]  lo,
    [        ]  [as he was]
    [      Lk]  praying,
    [   Mk   ]  he saw
    [Mt Mk Lk]  the heaven-
    [Mt Mk   ]  s
    [Mt Mk Lk]  opened
    [Mt      ]  unto him,
Lk 3:22
    [Mt Mk Lk]  and
    [Mt      ]  he saw
    [Mt Mk Lk]  the
    [      Lk]  Holy
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Spirit
    [Mt      ]  of God
    [Mt Mk Lk]  descending
    [      Lk]  in a bodily shape
    [Mt Mk Lk]  like a dove,
    [Mt      ]  and lighting
    [Mt Mk Lk]  upon him:
Mt 3:17
Mk 1:11
    [Mt Mk Lk]  and
    [Mt      ]  lo
    [Mt Mk Lk]  a voice
    [   Mk Lk]  came
    [Mt Mk Lk]  from heaven,
    [Mt    Lk]  saying,
    [   Mk Lk]  Thou
    [Mt Mk Lk]  art my beloved Son, in
    [      Lk]  thee
    [Mt Mk Lk]  I am well pleased.

18. Christ's Natural Genealogy (through Mary)
    [Luke 3:23-38]

Lk 3:23
    [Lk]  And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,
            being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,
            which was [the son] of Heli,*
    [*Note: In the Jewish Talmud Jesus' mother is referred to as "Mary
      the daughter of Heli." Since Heli had only daughters, his
      genealogy is continued through his son-in-law Joseph. Thus Jesus
      is both a natural son of David, through Mary, and legal heir to
      David's throne, through Joseph (Matthew 1:1-17).]
Lk 3:24
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Matthat,
            which was [the son] of Levi,
            which was [the son] of Melchi,
            which was [the son] of Janna,
            which was [the son] of Joseph,
Lk 3:25
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Mattathias,
            which was [the son] of Amos,
            which was [the son] of Naum,
            which was [the son] of Esli,
            which was [the son] of Nagge,
Lk 3:26
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Maath,
            which was [the son] of Mattathias,
            which was [the son] of Semei,
            which was [the son] of Joseph,
            which was [the son] of Juda,
Lk 3:27
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Joanna,
            which was [the son] of Rhesa,
            which was [the son] of Zorobabel,
            which was [the son] of Salathiel,
            which was [the son] of Neri,
Lk 3:28
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Melchi,
            which was [the son] of Addi,
            which was [the son] of Cosam,
            which was [the son] of Elmodam,
           which was [the son] of Er,
Lk 3:29
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Jose,
            which was [the son] of Eliezer,
            which was [the son] of Jorim,
            which was [the son] of Matthat,
            which was [the son] of Levi,
Lk 3:30
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Simeon,
            which was [the son] of Juda,
            which was [the son] of Joseph,
            which was [the son] of Jonan,
            which was [the son] of Eliakim,
Lk 3:31
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Melea,
            which was [the son] of Menan,
            which was [the son] of Mattatha,
            which was [the son] of Nathan,
            which was [the son] of David,
Lk 3:32
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Jesse,
            which was [the son] of Obed,
            which was [the son] of Booz,
            which was [the son] of Salmon,
            which was [the son] of Naasson,
Lk 3:33
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Aminadab,
            which was [the son] of Aram,
            which was [the son] of Esrom,
            which was [the son] of Phares,
            which was [the son] of Juda,
Lk 3:34
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Jacob,
            which was [the son] of Isaac,
            which was [the son] of Abraham,
            which was [the son] of Thara,
            which was [the son] of Nachor,
Lk 3:35
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Saruch,
            which was [the son] of Ragau,
            which was [the son] of Phalec,
            which was [the son] of Heber,
            which was [the son] of Sala,
Lk 3:36
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Cainan,
            which was [the son] of Arphaxad,
            which was [the son] of Sem,
            which was [the son] of Noe,
            which was [the son] of Lamech,
Lk 3:37
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Mathusala,
            which was [the son] of Enoch,
            which was [the son] of Jared,
            which was [the son] of Maleleel,
            which was [the son] of Cainan,
Lk 3:38
    [Lk]  which was [the son] of Enos,
            which was [the son] of Seth,
            which was [the son] of Adam,
            which was [the son] of God.

19. The Temptation of Jesus
    [Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; & Luke 4:1-13]

Mk 1:12
Lk 4:1
    [   Mk Lk]  And
Mt 4:1
    [Mt      ]  then
    [Mt    Lk]  Jesus
    [      Lk]  being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and
    [Mt    Lk]  was
    [   Mk   ]  immediately
    [Mt    Lk]  led
    [Mt      ]  up
    [        ]  [and]
    [   Mk   ]  drive-
    [        ]  [n]
    [Mt    Lk]  by
    [Mt Mk Lk]  the Spirit into the wilderness.
Mk 1:13
    [   Mk   ]  And he
Lk 4:2
    [   Mk Lk]  was
    [   Mk   ]  there in the wilderness
    [   Mk Lk]  forty days
    [Mt      ]  to be
    [Mt Mk Lk]  tempted of
    [Mt    Lk]  the devil
    [   Mk   ]  Satan; and was with the wild beasts.
    [      Lk]  And in those days he did eat nothing:
Mt 4:2
    [Mt    Lk]  and when
    [      Lk]  they were ended
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt      ]  he had fasted forty days and forty nights,
    [Mt    Lk]  he afterward hungered.
Mt 4:3
Lk 4:3
    [Mt    Lk]  And
    [Mt      ]  when the tempter,
    [      Lk]  the devil,
    [Mt      ]  came to him, he
    [Mt    Lk]  said
    [      Lk]  unto him,
    [Mt    Lk]  If thou be the Son of God, command
    [Mt      ]  that
    [Mt    Lk]  these stone-
    [Mt      ]  s
    [Mt    Lk]  be made bread.
Mt 4:4
Lk 4:4
    [Mt    Lk]  And
    [      Lk]  Jesus
    [Mt    Lk]  answered
    [      Lk]  him,
    [Mt    Lk]  saying, It is written,
    [      Lk]  That
    [Mt    Lk]  man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
    [Mt      ]  that proceedeth out of the mouth
    [Mt    Lk]  of God.
Lk 4:9
    [      Lk]  And
Mt 4:5
    [Mt      ]  then the devil
    [Mt    Lk]  taketh him into
    [Mt      ]  the holy city
    [      Lk]  Jerusalem,
    [Mt    Lk]  and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Mt 4:6
    [Mt    Lk]  and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God,
                  cast thyself down
    [      Lk]  from hence:
Lk 4:10
    [Mt    Lk]  for it is written,
                  He shall give his angels charge concerning thee,
    [      Lk]  to keep thee:
Lk 4:11
    [Mt    Lk]  and in [their] hands they shall bear thee up,
                  lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Lk 4:12
    [      Lk]  And
Mt 4:7
    [Mt    Lk]  Jesus
    [      Lk]  answering
    [Mt    Lk]  said unto him, It is
    [Mt      ]  written again
    [        ]  [and]
    [      Lk]  said,
    [Mt    Lk]  Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Lk 4:5
    [      Lk]  And
Mt 4:8
    [Mt      ]  again,
    [Mt    Lk]  the devil taketh him up into an
    [Mt      ]  exceeding
    [Mt    Lk]  high mountain,
    [Mt      ]  and
    [Mt    Lk]  sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world,
    [Mt      ]  and the glory of them,
    [      Lk]  in a moment of time.
Mt 4:9
Lk 4:6
    [Mt    Lk]  And
    [      Lk]  the devil
    [Mt    Lk]  saith unto him, All
    [Mt      ]  these things
    [        ]  [and]
    [      Lk]  this power
    [Mt    Lk]  will I give thee,
    [      Lk]  and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me;
                  and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Lk 4:7
    [Mt    Lk]  If thou
    [      Lk]  therefore
    [Mt    Lk]  wilt
    [Mt      ]  fall down and
    [Mt    Lk]  worship me,
    [      Lk]  all shall be thine.
Lk 4:8
    [      Lk]  And
Mt 4:10
    [Mt      ]  then
    [Mt    Lk]  Jesus
    [      Lk]  answered and
    [Mt    Lk]  said unto him,
    [Mt    Lk]  Get thee
    [      Lk]  behind me,
    [Mt    Lk]  Satan: for it is written,
                  Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
                  and him only shalt thou serve.
Lk 4:13
    [      Lk]  And when
Mt 4:11
    [Mt    Lk]  the devil
    [      Lk]  had ended all the temptation,
    [Mt      ]  then
    [      Lk]  he
    [Mt    Lk]  departed from him
    [      Lk]  for a season;
    [Mt Mk   ]  and,
    [Mt      ]  behold,
    [   Mk   ]  the
    [Mt Mk   ]  angels
    [Mt      ]  came and
    [Mt Mk   ]  ministered unto him.

20. John is Questioned by the Pharisees
    [John 1:19-28]

Jn 1:19
    [Jn]  And this is the record of John,
            when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem
            to ask him, Who art thou?
Jn 1:20
    [Jn]  And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed,
            I am not the Christ.
Jn 1:21
    [Jn]  And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias?
            And he saith, I am not.
            Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
Jn 1:22
    [Jn]  Then said they unto him, Who art thou?
            that we may give an answer to them that sent us.
            What sayest thou of thyself?
Jn 1:23
    [Jn]  He said, I [am] the voice of one crying in the wilderness,
            Make straight the way of the Lord,
            as said the prophet Esaias.
Jn 1:24
    [Jn]  And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
Jn 1:25
    [Jn]  And they asked him, and said unto him,
            Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ,
            nor Elias, neither that prophet?
Jn 1:26
    [Jn]  John answered them, saying, I baptize with water:
            but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
Jn 1:27
    [Jn]  he it is, who coming after me is preferred before me,
            whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
Jn 1:28
    [Jn]  These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan,
            where John was baptizing.

21. John the Baptist Introduces Christ
    [John 1:29-34]

Jn 1:29
    [Jn]  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
            Behold the Lamb of God,
            which taketh away the sin of the world.
Jn 1:30
    [Jn]  This is he of whom I said,
            After me cometh a man which is preferred before me:
            for he was before me.
Jn 1:31
    [Jn]  And I knew him not:
            but that he should be made manifest to Israel,
            therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Jn 1:32
    [Jn]  And John bare record, saying,
            I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove,
            and it abode upon him.
Jn 1:33
    [Jn]  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water,
            the same said unto me,
            Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending,
            and remaining on him,
            the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
Jn 1:34
    [Jn]  And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

22. John, Andrew, & Peter Meet Jesus
    [John 1:35-42]

Jn 1:35
    [Jn]  Again the next day after
            John stood, and two of his disciples;
Jn 1:36
    [Jn]  and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith,
            Behold the Lamb of God!
Jn 1:37
    [Jn]  And the two disciples heard him speak,
            and they followed Jesus.
Jn 1:38
    [Jn]  Then Jesus turned, and saw them following,
            and saith unto them, What seek ye?
            They said unto him, Rabbi,
            (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,)
            where dwellest thou?
Jn 1:39
    [Jn]  He saith unto them, Come and see.
            They came and saw where he dwelt,
            and abode with him that day:
            for it was about the tenth hour.
Jn 1:40
    [Jn]  One of the two which heard John [speak], and followed him,
            was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.*
    [*Note: The other was probably John himself. See John 21:24.]
Jn 1:41
    [Jn]  He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him,
            We have found the Messias,
            which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
Jn 1:42
    [Jn]  And he brought him to Jesus.
            And when Jesus beheld him, he said,
            Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas,
            which is by interpretation, A stone.

23. Philip & Nathanael Meet Jesus
    [John 1:43-51]

Jn 1:43
    [Jn]  The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee,
            and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Jn 1:44
    [Jn]  Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Jn 1:45
    [Jn]  Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him,
            We have found him, of whom Moses in the law,
            and the prophets, did write,
            Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
Jn 1:46
    [Jn]  And Nathanael said unto him,
            Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?
            Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Jn 1:47
    [Jn]  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him,
            Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Jn 1:48
    [Jn]  Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me?
            Jesus answered and said unto him,
            Before that Philip called thee,
            when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
Jn 1:49
    [Jn]  Nathanael answered and saith unto him,
            Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
Jn 1:50
    [Jn]  Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee,
            I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou?
            thou shalt see greater things than these.
Jn 1:51
    [Jn]  And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
            Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God
            ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

24. Jesus Turns Water into Wine
    [John 2:1-11]

Jn 2:1
    [Jn]  And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee;
            and the mother of Jesus was there:
Jn 2:2
    [Jn]  and both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
Jn 2:3
    [Jn]  And when they wanted wine,
            the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jn 2:4
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee?
            mine hour is not yet come.
Jn 2:5
    [Jn]  His mother saith unto the servants,
            Whatsoever he saith unto you, do [it].
Jn 2:6
    [Jn]  And there were set there six waterpots of stone,
            after the manner of the purifying of the Jews,
            containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jn 2:7
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water.
            And they filled them up to the brim.
Jn 2:8
    [Jn]  And he saith unto them, Draw out now,
            and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare [it].
Jn 2:9
    [Jn]  When the ruler of the feast had tasted
            the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was:
            (but the servants which drew the water knew;)
            the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
Jn 2:10
    [Jn]  and saith unto him,
            Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine;
            and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse:
            [but] thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Jn 2:11
    [Jn]  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee,
            and manifested forth his glory;
            and his disciples believed on him.

25. Jesus' First Cleansing of the Temple
    [John 2:12-22]

Jn 2:12
    [Jn]  After this he went down to Capernaum,
            he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples:
            and they continued there not many days.
Jn 2:13
    [Jn]  And the Jews' passover* was at hand,
            and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
    [*Note: This is the first Passover of our Lord's ministry. Three
      others are mentioned in the gospels (John 5:1; 6:4; 13:1).]
Jn 2:14
    [Jn]  and found in the temple
            those that sold oxen and sheep and doves,
            and the changers of money sitting:
Jn 2:15
    [Jn]  and when he had made a scourge of small cords,
            he drove them all out of the temple,
            and the sheep, and the oxen;
            and poured out the changers' money,
            and overthrew the tables;
Jn 2:16
    [Jn]  and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence;
            make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
Jn 2:17
    [Jn]  And his disciples remembered that it was written,
            The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Jn 2:18
    [Jn]  Then answered the Jews and said unto him,
            What sign shewest thou unto us,
            seeing that thou doest these things?
Jn 2:19
    [Jn]  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple,
            and in three days I will raise it up.
Jn 2:20
    [Jn]  Then said the Jews,
            Forty and six years was this temple in building,
            and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
Jn 2:21
    [Jn]  But he spake of the temple of his body.
Jn 2:22
    [Jn]  When therefore he was risen from the dead,
            his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them;
            and they believed the scripture,
            and the word which Jesus had said.

26. Jesus Speaks with Nicodemus
    [John 2:23-3:21]

Jn 2:23
    [Jn]  Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover,
            in the feast [day], many believed in his name,
            when they saw the miracles which he did.
Jn 2:24
    [Jn]  But Jesus did not commit himself unto them,
            because he knew all [men],
Jn 2:25
    [Jn]  and needed not that any should testify of man:
            for he knew what was in man.
Jn 3:1
    [Jn]  There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus,
            a ruler of the Jews:
Jn 3:2
    [Jn]  the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him,
            Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God:
            for no man can do these miracles that thou doest,
            except God be with him.
Jn 3:3
    [Jn]  Jesus answered and said unto him,
            Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again,
            he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Jn 3:4
    [Jn]  Nicodemus saith unto him,
            How can a man be born when he is old?
            can he enter the second time into his mother's womb,
            and be born?
Jn 3:5
    [Jn]  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
            Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit,
            he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Jn 3:6
    [Jn]  That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
            and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Jn 3:7
    [Jn]  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Jn 3:8
    [Jn]  The wind bloweth where it listeth,
            and thou hearest the sound thereof,
            but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth:
            so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Jn 3:9
    [Jn]  Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jn 3:10
    [Jn]  Jesus answered and said unto him,
            Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Jn 3:11
    [Jn]  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know,
            and testify that we have seen;
            and ye receive not our witness.
Jn 3:12
    [Jn]  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not,
            how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things?
Jn 3:13
    [Jn]  And no man hath ascended up to heaven,
            but he that came down from heaven,
            [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.
Jn 3:14
    [Jn]  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
            even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Jn 3:15
    [Jn]  that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
            but have eternal life.
Jn 3:16
    [Jn]  For God so loved the world,
            that he gave his only begotten Son,
            that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
            but have everlasting life.
Jn 3:17
    [Jn]  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
            but that the world through him might be saved.
Jn 3:18
    [Jn]  He that believeth on him is not condemned:
            but he that believeth not is condemned already,
            because he hath not believed
            in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Jn 3:19
    [Jn]  And this is the condemnation,
            that light is come into the world,
            and men loved darkness rather than light,
            because their deeds were evil.
Jn 3:20
    [Jn]  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
            neither cometh to the light,
            lest his deeds should be reproved.
Jn 3:21
    [Jn]  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light,
            that his deeds may be made manifest,
            that they are wrought in God.

27. Jesus Becomes More Popular than John
    [John 3:22-36]

Jn 3:22
    [Jn]  After these things came Jesus and his disciples
            into the land of Judaea;
            and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
Jn 3:23
    [Jn]  And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim,
            because there was much water there:
            and they came, and were baptized.
Jn 3:24
    [Jn]  For John was not yet cast into prison.
Jn 3:25
    [Jn]  Then there arose a question between [some] of John's disciples
            and the Jews about purifying.
Jn 3:26
    [Jn]  And they came unto John, and said unto him,
            Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan,
            to whom thou barest witness,
            behold, the same baptizeth, and all [men] come to him.
Jn 3:27
    [Jn]  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing,
            except it be given him from heaven.
Jn 3:28
    [Jn]  Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said,
            I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
Jn 3:29
    [Jn]  He that hath the bride is the bridegroom:
            but the friend of the bridegroom,
            which standeth and heareth him,
            rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice:
            this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Jn 3:30
    [Jn]  He must increase, but I [must] decrease.
Jn 3:31
    [Jn]  He that cometh from above is above all:
            he that is of the earth is earthly,
            and speaketh of the earth:
            he that cometh from heaven is above all.
Jn 3:32
    [Jn]  And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth;
            and no man receiveth his testimony.
Jn 3:33
    [Jn]  He that hath received his testimony
            hath set to his seal that God is true.
Jn 3:34
    [Jn]  For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God:
            for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him].
Jn 3:35
    [Jn]  The Father loveth the Son,
            and hath given all things into his hand.
Jn 3:36
    [Jn]  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life:
            and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;
            but the wrath of God abideth on him.

28. The Woman at the Well
    [John 4:1-42]

Jn 4:1
    [Jn]  When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard
            that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
Jn 4:2
    [Jn]  (though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
Jn 4:3
    [Jn]  he left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
Jn 4:4
    [Jn]  And he must needs go through Samaria.
Jn 4:5
    [Jn]  Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar,
            near to the parcel of ground
            that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Jn 4:6
    [Jn]  Now Jacob's well was there.
            Jesus therefore, being wearied with [his] journey,
            sat thus on the well: [and] it was about the sixth hour.
Jn 4:7
    [Jn]  There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water:
            Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
Jn 4:8
    [Jn]  (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Jn 4:9
    [Jn]  Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him,
            How is it that thou, being a Jew,
            askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?
            for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Jn 4:10
    [Jn]  Jesus answered and said unto her,
            If thou knewest the gift of God,
            and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink;
            thou wouldest have asked of him,
            and he would have given thee living water.
Jn 4:11
    [Jn]  The woman saith unto him,
            Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep:
            from whence then hast thou that living water?
Jn 4:12
    [Jn]  Art thou greater than our father Jacob,
            which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself,
            and his children, and his cattle?
Jn 4:13
    [Jn]  Jesus answered and said unto her,
            Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Jn 4:14
    [Jn]  but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him
            shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him
            shall be in him a well of water
            springing up into everlasting life.
Jn 4:15
    [Jn]  The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water,
            that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Jn 4:16
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Jn 4:17
    [Jn]  The woman answered and said, I have no husband.
            Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
Jn 4:18
    [Jn]  for thou hast had five husbands;
            and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband:
            in that saidst thou truly.
Jn 4:19
    [Jn]  The woman saith unto him,
            Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Jn 4:20
    [Jn]  Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say,
            that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jn 4:21
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh,
            when ye shall neither in this mountain,
            nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Jn 4:22
    [Jn]  Ye worship ye know not what:
            we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Jn 4:23
    [Jn]  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
            shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
            for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Jn 4:24
    [Jn]  God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him
            must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
Jn 4:25
    [Jn]  The woman saith unto him,
            I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ:
            when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Jn 4:26
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am [he].
Jn 4:27
    [Jn]  And upon this came his disciples,
            and marvelled that he talked with the woman:
            yet no man said, What seekest thou?
            or, Why talkest thou with her?
Jn 4:28
    [Jn]  The woman then left her waterpot,
            and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Jn 4:29
    [Jn]  Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did:
            is not this the Christ?
Jn 4:30
    [Jn]  Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
Jn 4:31
    [Jn]  In the mean while his disciples prayed him,
            saying, Master, eat.
Jn 4:32
    [Jn]  But he said unto them,
            I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
Jn 4:33
    [Jn]  Therefore said the disciples one to another,
            Hath any man brought him [ought] to eat?
Jn 4:34
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto them,
            My meat is to do the will of him that sent me,
            and to finish his work.
Jn 4:35
    [Jn]  Say not ye, There are yet four months,
            and [then] cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you,
            Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields;
            for they are white already to harvest.
Jn 4:36
    [Jn]  And he that reapeth receiveth wages,
            and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:
            that both he that soweth and he that reapeth
            may rejoice together.
Jn 4:37
    [Jn]  And herein is that saying true,
            One soweth, and another reapeth.
Jn 4:38
    [Jn]  I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour:
            other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
Jn 4:39
    [Jn]  And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him
            for the saying of the woman, which testified,
            He told me all that ever I did.
Jn 4:40
    [Jn]  So when the Samaritans were come unto him,
            they besought him that he would tarry with them:
            and he abode there two days.
Jn 4:41
    [Jn]  And many more believed because of his own word;
Jn 4:42
    [Jn]  and said unto the woman, Now we believe,
            not because of thy saying:
            for we have heard [him] ourselves,
            and know that this is indeed the Christ,
            the Saviour of the world.

29. Jesus Heals a Nobleman's Son
    [John 4:43-54]

Jn 4:43
    [Jn]  Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
Jn 4:44
    [Jn]  For Jesus himself testified,
            that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
Jn 4:45
    [Jn]  Then when he was come into Galilee,
            the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things
            that he did at Jerusalem at the feast:
            for they also went unto the feast.
Jn 4:46
    [Jn]  So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee,
            where he made the water wine.
            And there was a certain nobleman,
            whose son was sick at Capernaum.
Jn 4:47
    [Jn]  When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee,
            he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down,
            and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
Jn 4:48
    [Jn]  Then said Jesus unto him,
            Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
Jn 4:49
    [Jn]  The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Jn 4:50
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth.
            And the man believed the word
            that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
Jn 4:51
    [Jn]  And as he was now going down, his servants met him,
            and told [him], saying, Thy son liveth.
Jn 4:52
    [Jn]  Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend.
            And they said unto him,
            Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
Jn 4:53
    [Jn]  So the father knew that [it was] at the same hour,
            in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth:
            and himself believed, and his whole house.
Jn 4:54
    [Jn]  This [is] again the second miracle [that] Jesus did,
            when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

    [The narrative here leaves us with Jesus in Galilee and John still
      preaching freely in Judaea (John 4:1). Jesus evidently returned
      to Judaea and continued his ministry until John's arrest (Matthew

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