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quickly, [Mr.) tell his Dif- Sufferings, being made CONFORMciples and Peter, (M.) that ABLE unto his Beath.

11. If by any means I might athe is risen from the Dead, tain unto the Resurrection of the and behold, he goeth before Dead. you into Galilee, there shall attained, either were already per

12. Not as though I had already ye fee him, (Mr.] as he felt : but I follow after, it that I said unto you, [1.] Lo, I may apprehend that for which albo have told you. And they

I am apprehended of Christ Jcfus.

Col. iii. i. If ye then be BISEN departed quickly,[Mr.) and with Chrip, seek those Things fled from the Sepulchre, [M.] which are above, where Chrift ixwith FEAR and great Joy,

tch on the right Hand of God. and did run to bring his above, not on Things on the Earth.

2. Set your Affe&tion on Thing Disciples word: (Mr.) for 3. For ye are dead, and your they trembled and were a

Life is hin with Cbrist in God. mazed, neither said they any fháil appear, then shall ye also ap

When Cbrift, who is our Life, thing to any Man, for they pear with him in GLORY. were afraid. (M.) And as Heb. xiii. 20. Now the God of they went to tell his Disci- Dead our Lord you, that great

Peace, that brought again from the ples, behold, Jesus metihem, Shepherd of the Sheep, through the saying, All HAIL. And Blood of the everlaiting ČOVEthey came and held him by

21. Make you perfect in every the FEET, and WORSHIPPED Good WORK to do his Will, work. him. Then said Jefus un- ing in you that which is well pleas. to them, Be not AFRAID :

ing in his Sight, through yels

Cbrift ; to whom be Glory for ever Go tell my Brethren that and ever. Amen. they go into Galilee, and 1 Pet. i. 3. Blessed be the God there Thall they see me.

and Father of our Lord of Caris, which according to his abundant Mercy hath legotten us again un:0 a lively Hope, by the Refurretica of Jefius Christ from che Dead.

4. To an inheritance incorrupt Tle Testimony of the Watch ble" and undefiled, and that fadeta

not away: concerning CHRIST'S

Chapiji. 21. The like Figue Resurrection.

whereunto, even Baptism, doth also now save us, by the Resurrecome

of Jesus Chrift: [M. NOW when they Rev. i. 10. I was in the Spirit oa were going,

bé- the Lord's Day, and hcard' bebind hold, some of the Watch

me a great Voice, as of a Trumpet,

11. Saying, I am ALPHA and o came into the City, and shew- MEGA, the tift and the last : And ed unto the Chief Pricsts all what thou feelt, write in a Book,

and lend it unto the seven Church the Things that were done. es which are in Asia. And when they were affem 12. And I turned to see the Hled with the Elders, and Voice that spake with me. And had taken Counsel, they gave Candlellicks ;

l'eing turned, I saw seven golden large

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13. And in the midst of the selarge Money unto the Sol

ven Candlesticks, one like unto the diers, saying, Say ye, His Son of Man, cloathed with a GarDisciples came by Night and ment down to the feet, and girt stole 'him away, while we

about the Paps with a golden Gir

dle. sept. And if this come to

14. His Head and his Hairs were the Governor's Ears, we will white like Wool, as white as Snow; perswade him, and secure and his Eyes were as a Flame

of Fire; you. So they took the Mo- Of

Is. And his Feer like unto fine ney, and did as they were Brass

, as if they burned in a furtaught. And this Saying is nace ; and his Voice as the sound of commonly reported among

many Waters.

16. And he had in his right the Jews until this Day. Hand seven Stars ; and out of his

Mouth went a sharp two-cdged

Sword : and his Countenance was - 0.6 i oso go as the Sun shineth in his Strength.

17. And when I saw him, I fell CHRIST'S Apparition to right Hand upon me, saying unto

at his Feet as dead ; and he laid his the_two Disciples going me, Fear nor ; I am the First and

the Lait ; to Emmaus.

18. I am he that Liveth and

WAS DEAD ; and behold, I am FTER that he ALIVE for evermore, Amen ; and

have the Keys of Hell and of appeared to them Death. in another Form, unto two Ezek. xxxvii. 1. The Hand of of them, as they walked, and the Lord was upon me, and carried went into the Country: (L.] and let me down in the midst of the

me out in the Spirit of the Lord, And behold, two of them Valley which was fiull of Rones, went that same Day to a

2. And caused me to pass by them

round arout, and behold, there were Village called Emmaus

very many in the open Valley, and which was from Jerusalem lo, they were very dry about threescore Furlongs.

3. And he said unto me, Son of And they talked together of Man, can these Bones live ? And I

andwered, O Lord God, thou knowall these Things which had est. happened. And it came to 4. Again he said unto me, Pro. pass, that while they com

phecy upon these Bones, and say

unto them, o ye dry Bones, hear muned together, and reason- the Word of the Lord. ed, Jesus himself

drew near, these Bones, Behold, I will cause

5. Thus faith the Lord God unto .

Breath to enter into you, and yo their Eyes were holden, that hall live. they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of Communications are there that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are fad ? And the one of them, whose Name was Cleophas, answering, said unto him, Art thou only a Stranger in Jerusalem, and haft not known the Things

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which are come to pass there in these Days? And he faid unto them, What Things ? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a Prophet mighty in Deed and Word, before God and all the People: And how the Chief Priests and our Rulers delivered him to be condemned to Death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been He which should have REDEEMED Ifrael: And beside all this, to-day is the third Day fince these Things were done. Yea, and certain Women also of our Company made us astonished, which were early at the Sepulchre: and when they found not his Body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a VISION of Angels, which said that he was ALIVE. And certain of them which were with us went to the Sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had faid, but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O Fools, and now of Heart to BELIEVE all that the PROPHETS have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these Things, and to enter into his GLORY? And beginning at Moses and ALL THE PROPnets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the Things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the Village wbither they went; and he made as though he would have gone further. But they conftrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is towards Evening, and the Day is far spent : And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he fat at Meat with them, he took Bread, and blessed it, and brake and gave to them. And their Eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished out of their Sight. And they said one to adother, Did not our Heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the Way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures? And they rose up the fame Hour, and returned to Jerusalem, [Mr.] and went (L.) and found the Eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is RISEN indeed, and hath appeared to Sime. [Mr.] And they told unto the Residue (L.) what Things were done in the Way, and how he was known of them is breaking of Bread : Neither believed they them.

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CHRIST appears to his Disciples the Evening after

bis Resurrection, Thomas being absent.

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Day of the Week, when the Doors were hut where the Disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus (L.] HIMSELF (7.) came and stood in the midst o [..] of them. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a Spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled, and why do Thoughts arise in your Hearts ? Behold my Hands and my Feet, that it is I my self: HANDLE me, and fee, for a SPIRIT hath not Flesh and Bones, as ye fee me have. And when he had thus fpoken, he shewed them his Hands and his FEET, 17.) and his side. Then were the Disciples glad when they saw the Lord. (L.) And while they yet believed not for Joy, and wondred, he said unto them, Have ye here any Meat ? And they gave him a piece of a broiled Fish, and of an Honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. [Mr.] And he UPBRAIDED them with their UNBELIEF and Hardness of Heart, because they BELIEVED NOT them which had seen him after he was risen. (L.) And he said unto them, These are the Words which I fpake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all Things must be FULFILLED, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the PROPHETS, and in the PSALMS concerning me. Then opened he their Underftanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, and faid unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it be hoved CHRIST to suffer, and to RISE from the Dead the third Day : and that Repentance and Remiffion of Sins Jould be preached in his Name among all Nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are Witneffes of these Things. [I.] Then said Jefus to them again, Peace be unto you: As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and faith unto them, Receive ye the HOLY GHOST. Whofesoever Sin ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever Sins ye retain, they are retained.

CHRIST appears to bis Disciples the eighth Day after

bis Resurrection, when Thomas was present.

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UT Thomas, one of the Twelve, called Didy

mus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other Disciples therefore faid unto him, We have SEEN the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I Shall fee in his Hands the Print of the Nails, and put my Fingers into the Print of the Nails, and thrust my Hand into his Side, I will not believe. And after eight Days, again his Disciples were within, and Thomas with them then came Jefus, the Doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and l'aid, Peace be unto you. Then faith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy Finger, and behold my, Hands; and reach hither thy Hand, and thrust it into my Side, and be not FAITHLESS, but BELIEVING. And Thomas answered and faid unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus faith unto him, Thomas, becaase thou hast seen me, thou haft believed: Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other SIGNS truly did Fejus, in the Presence of his Disciples, which are not written in this Book. But these are written, that ye might BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that believįng, ye might have Life through his ime.

CHRIST Shews himself to bis Disciples at the Sea of

Tiberias.

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gain to the Disciples at the Sea of Tiberias: and on this wife shewed he himself: There were together Şimon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Natba. nael of Cana in Galilee, and the Sons of Zebedee, and Iwo other of his Disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a Fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entred into a Ship immediately; and that Night they caught nothing. But when the Morning was now come, Jesus stood on the Shore :

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