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The divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears
witness of him. He begins to call his disciples.
Christ changes water into wine. He casts the
sellers out of the temple.
Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. John's testimony.
Christ talks with the Samaritan woman. He heals the
Christ heals on the sabbath the man languishing
thirty-eight years. His discourse upon this occasion.
Christ feeds five thousand with five loaves. He
walks upon the sea and discourses of the bread of life.
Christ goes up to the feast of the tabernacles. He
teaches in the temple.
The woman taken in adultery. Christ justifies his
Christ is the door and the good shepherd. He and
his Father are one.
Christ raises Lazarus to life. The rulers resolve
to put him to death.
The anointing of Christ's feet. His riding into
Jerusalem upon an ass. A voice from heaven.
Christ washes his disciples' feet. The treason of
Judas. The new commandment of love.
A continuation of Christ's discourse to his
The conclusion of Christ's last discourse to his
The continuation of the history of the Passion of
Christ's resurrection and manifestation to his
Christ manifests himself to his disciples by the
sea side and gives Peter the charge of his sheep.
By Mons. Dr. Juan Straubinger
(Not from King James Bible)
John, a native of Bethsaida of Galilee,
was the brother of James the
Great, both children of Zebedee and Salome, sister of the Virgin Mary.
Having been first a disciple of John the Baptizer and looking with all
his heart for the Kingdom of God, he followed Jesus; later on becoming
His favorite disciple. From the Cross, the Lord entrusted His Most Holy
Mother to him, who, henceforth took care of as if She were his own
John was that disciple “whom Jesus loved” and who in the last Passover
Meal “was leaning on Jesus’ bosom”
as a friend of His Heart and intimate witness of His Love and Sorrows.
After the Resurrection, John stayed in Jerusalem as one of the
“pillars” of the Church (Gal
2:9), and later on went to Ephesus (in today’s Turkey).
Banished by Emperor Domician (81-95 A.D.) to the island of Patmos, he
wrote then the Book of Revelations. At Domician’s death he was able to
return to Ephesus. The date and details of his death are unknown in the
West although some details have been handed down throughout the
centuries in Ephesus and surrounding communities (Jn
In addition to the Book of Revelations and the three Epistles, that is,
about thirty years after the
fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple, John wrote this
Gospel with the intent of strengthening the faith in the
Messiahnism and Divinity of Jesus, while, at the same time, complements
the earlier Gospels – most specially from the spiritual point of view.
He has been called the Evangelist of Love.
His language is the most sublime found in the Holy Scriptures, as the
prologue clearly shows – a supernatural sublimity that has no equal in
(*) A translation from
Straubinger Spanish Bible. Not a part of the King James Bible.
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divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears witness of him. He
begins to call his disciples.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with
God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing
made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of
men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended
6 ¶ There was a man sent from God, whose name was
John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that
all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was
sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world,
and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him
not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were
born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of
man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the
Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 ¶ John bare witness of him, and cried, saying,
This was he of whom I
spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and
grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only
begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared
him. 19 ¶ And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests
and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20 And he
confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias?
And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to
them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am the
voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the
Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24 And they which were sent were of
the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest
thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water:
but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27 He it is, who
coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not
worthy to unloose. 28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond
Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 ¶ The next day John seeth Jesus
coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world. 30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a
man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made
manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32 And
John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like
a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 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. 34 And I saw, and bare record that this
is the Son of God. 35 ¶ Again the next day after John stood, and two of
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith,
Behold the Lamb of God! 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and
they followed Jesus. 38 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? 39 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. 40 One of the two which
heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith
unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the
Christ. 42 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. 43 ¶ The day following Jesus would
go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow
me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45
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.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good
thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 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. 49
Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God;
thou art the King of Israel. 50 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.
51 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.
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changes water into wine. He casts the sellers out of the temple.
1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of
Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was
called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted
wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4 Jesus
saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not
yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith
unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone,
after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three
firkins apiece. 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water.
And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out
now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 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, 10 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
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of
Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on
him. 12 ¶ After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and
his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many
days. 13 ¶ And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem, 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep
and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 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
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these
things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. 17
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine
house hath eaten me up. 18 ¶ Then answered the Jews and said unto him,
What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three
days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was
this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 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. 23 ¶ 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. 24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto
them, because he knew all men, 25 And needed not that any should
testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
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discourse with Nicodemus. John's testimony.
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus,
a ruler of the Jews: 2 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. 3 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. 4 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? 5 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.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that
which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto
thee, Ye must be born again. 8 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. 9
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus
answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest
not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we
do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye
believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended
up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man
which is in heaven. 14 ¶ And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 ¶ 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world
to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18
¶ 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. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light
is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth
the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that
his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 22 ¶
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa;
and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 23 ¶ And John also was
baptizing in Ænon near to Salim, because there was much water there:
and they came, and were baptized. 24 For John was not yet cast into
prison. 25 ¶ Then there arose a question between some of John’s
disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26 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. 27 John
answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him
from heaven. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not
the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 29 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. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 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. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he
testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath
received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he
whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the
Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath
given all things into his hand.
36 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.
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talks with the Samaritan woman. He heals the ruler's son.
1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had
heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2 (Though
Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) 3 He left Judæa, and
departed again into Galilee. 4 And he must needs go through Samaria. 5
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.
6 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. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus
saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away
unto the city to buy meat.) 9 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. 10 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.
11 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? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us
the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again: 14 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. 15 The
woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not,
neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and
come hither. 17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus
said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 18 For thou hast
had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in
that saidst thou truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive
that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain;
and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour
cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem,
worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we
worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 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. 24 God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am
he. 27 ¶ 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? 28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way
into the city, and saith to the men, 29 Come, see a man, which told me
all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? 30 Then they went
out of the city, and came unto him.
31 ¶ In the mean while his disciples prayed him,
saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that
ye know not of. 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath
any man brought him ought to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is
to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 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.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and
gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that
reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One
soweth, and another reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye
bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their
labours. 39 ¶ 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. 40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him
that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41 And many more believed because of his own word;
42 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. 43 ¶ Now after two days he departed
thence, and went into Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified, that a
prophet hath no honour in his own country. 45 Then when he was come
into Galilee, the Galilæans received him, having seen all the things
that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the
46 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. 47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judæa
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. 48 Then said
Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. 50
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.
51 And as he was now going down, his servants met
him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 52 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. 53 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. 54 This is again the second
miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judæa into Galilee.
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heals on the sabbath the man languishing thirty-eight years. His
discourse upon this occasion.
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus
went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a
pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five
porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind,
halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel
went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water:
whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was
made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 5 And a certain man was there,
which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been
now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made
whole? 7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the
water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming,
another steppeth down before me. 8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up
thy bed, and walk. 9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took
up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. 10 ¶ The
Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it
is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same
said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. 12 Then asked they him, What
man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? 13 And he
that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself
away, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus findeth him
in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no
more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 15 The man departed, and told
the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and
sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath
day. 17 ¶ But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I
work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not
only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father,
making himself equal with God. 19 Then answered Jesus and said unto
them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of
himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he
doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20 For the Father loveth the
Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew
him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and
quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 22 For the
Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He
that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent
him. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily,
verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead
shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath
he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him
authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 28
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that
have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. 30 I can of mine own self do
nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek
not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not
true. 32 ¶ There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that
the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. 33 Ye sent unto John,
and he bare witness unto the truth. 34 But I receive not testimony from
man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 35 He was a
burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to
rejoice in his light.
36 ¶ But I have greater witness than that of John:
for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works
that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the
Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have
neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. 38 And ye have
not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39 ¶ Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me,
that ye might have life.
41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you,
that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father’s
name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him
ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of
another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 45 Do not
think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth
you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed
me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how
shall ye believe my words?
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feeds five thousand with five loaves. He walks upon the sea and
discourses of the bread of life.
1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of
Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed
him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were
diseased. 3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with
his disciples. 4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. 5 ¶
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto
him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew
what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of
bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a
little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith
unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two
small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make
the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat
down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given
thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that
were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the
fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered
them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five
barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said,
This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. 15 ¶
When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by
force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself
16 And when even was now come, his disciples went
down unto the sea, 17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea
toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19 So when
they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus
walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were
afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
21 Then they willingly received him into the ship:
and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. 22 ¶ The
day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea
saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his
disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into
the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 23 (Howbeit
there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did
eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) 24 When the people
therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they
also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. 25 And
when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto
him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because
ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labour not for the meat
which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting
life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the
Father sealed. 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we
might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This
is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 30 They
said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see,
and believe thee? what dost thou work?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is
written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32 Then Jesus said unto
them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread
from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth
life unto the world. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us
this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he
that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me,
and believe not. 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and
him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down
from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which
he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at
the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every
one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting
life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I
am the bread which came down from heaven. 42 And they said, Is not this
Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it
then that he saith, I came down from heaven? 43 Jesus therefore
answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No man can
come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will
raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And
they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he
which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto
you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I am that bread
of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from
heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the
bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of
the world. 52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How
can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of
man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my
flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him
up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood,
dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and
I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers
did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live
for ever. 59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in
Capernaum. 60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard
this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples
murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if
ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the
spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I
speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are
some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who
they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said,
Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were
given unto him of my Father.
66 ¶ From that time many of his disciples went back,
and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will
ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall
we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are
sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus
answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for
he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
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goes up to the feast of the tabernacles. He teaches in the temple.
1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he
would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the
Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said
unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judæa, that thy disciples also may
see the works that thou doest. 4 For there is no man that doeth any
thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do
these things, shew thyself to the world. 5 For neither did his brethren
believe in him.
6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come:
but your time is alway ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it
hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. 8 Go
ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is
not yet full come. 9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode
still in Galilee. 10 ¶ But when his brethren were gone up, then went he
also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said,
Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring among the people
concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but
he deceiveth the people. 13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear
of the Jews. 14 ¶ Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into
the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth
this man letters, having never learned?
16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not
mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall
know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of
myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he
that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no
unrighteousness is in him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet
none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? 20 The people
answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done
one work, and ye all marvel. 22 Moses therefore gave unto you
circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye
on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23 If a man on the sabbath day
receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are
ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the
sabbath day? 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge
righteous judgment. 25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this
he, whom they seek to kill?
26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing
unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man
knoweth whence he is. 28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught,
saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of
myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29 But I know
him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me. 30 Then they sought to
take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet
31 And many of the people believed on him, and said,
When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man
hath done? 32 ¶ The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such
things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent
officers to take him. 33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while
am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me. 34 Ye shall seek
me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. 35
Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall
not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and
teach the Gentiles?
36 What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye
shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot
come? 37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and
cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit,
which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was
not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40 ¶ Many of
the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth
this is the Prophet.
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said,
Shall Christ come out of Galilee? 42 Hath not the scripture said, That
Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem,
where David was? 43 So there was a division among the people because of
him. 44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on
him. 45 ¶ Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees;
and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this
man. 47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? 48 Have
any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? 49 But this
people who knoweth not the law are cursed. 50 Nicodemus saith unto
them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him,
and know what he doeth? 52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou
also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no
prophet. 53 And every man went unto his own house.
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woman taken in adultery. Christ justifies his doctrine.
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in
the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto
him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees
brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her
in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in
adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that
such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have
to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the
ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking
him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin
among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped
down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being
convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at
the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman
standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw
none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine
accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her,
Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. 12 ¶ Then spake Jesus
again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth
me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13 The
Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy
record is not true. 14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear
record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and
whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. 15 Ye
judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am
not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 17 It is also written in
your law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am one that bear
witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye
neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have
known my Father also. 20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he
taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was
not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and
ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot
come. 22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith,
Whither I go, ye cannot come. 23 And he said unto them, Ye are from
beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye
believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25 Then said they
unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I
said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you:
but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things
which I have heard of him. 27 They understood not that he spake to them
of the Father. 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the
Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of
myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And
he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do
always those things that please him. 30 As he spake these words, many
believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on
him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 ¶ They
answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any
man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant
of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the
Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye
shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek
to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which
I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your
father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father.
Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the
works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told
you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to
him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I
proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he
sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot
hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not
in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And
because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say
the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s
words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. 48 Then
answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a
Samaritan, and hast a devil? 49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but
I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. 50 And I seek not mine own
glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never see death. 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now
we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and
thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the
prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? 54 Jesus answered, If I
honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me;
of whom ye say, that he is your God: 55 Yet ye have not known him; but
I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like
unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and
he saw it, and was glad. 57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not
yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto
them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59 Then
took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out
of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
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gives sight to the man born blind.
1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was
blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master,
who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus
answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the
works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of
him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can
work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and
made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man
with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam,
(which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and
washed, and came seeing. 8 ¶ The neighbours therefore, and they which
before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat
and begged? 9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but
he said, I am he. 10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes
11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus
made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of
Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12 Then
said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not. 13 ¶ They brought
to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the
sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then
again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He
said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is
not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How
can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division
among them. 17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of
him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18 But
the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and
received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had
received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son,
who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? 20 His parents
answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was
21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or
who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall
speak for himself. 22 These words spake his parents, because they
feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did
confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23
Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 24 Then again called
they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we
know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he be
a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was
blind, now I see.
26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee?
how opened he thine eyes? 27 He answered them, I have told you already,
and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be
his disciples? 28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his
disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto
Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. 30 The man
answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye
know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if
any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32
Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of
one that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do
nothing. 34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born
in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. 35 Jesus heard
that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto
him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I
might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen
him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I
believe. And he worshipped him. 39 ¶ And Jesus said, For judgment I am
come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they
which see might be made blind. 40 And some of the Pharisees which were
with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should
have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
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is the door and the good shepherd. He and his Father are one.
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth
not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the
same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is
the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep
hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them
out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them,
and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger
will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the
voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they
understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then
said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the
door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and
robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any
man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find
pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth
his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the
shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and
leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and
scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an
hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and
know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this
fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there
shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love
me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man
taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it
down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I
received of my Father. 19 ¶ There was a division therefore again among
the Jews for these sayings. 20 And many of them said, He hath a devil,
and is mad; why hear ye him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that
hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? 22 ¶ And it was
at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And
Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews
round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to
doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them,
I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s
name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my
sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them,
and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they
shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able
to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my
Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered
him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and
because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34 Jesus answered
them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he
called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture
cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified,
and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son
of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But
if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know,
and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. 39 Therefore they
sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, 40 And went
away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized;
and there he abode.
41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did
no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. 42
And many believed on him there.
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raises Lazarus to life. The rulers resolve to put him to death.
1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of
Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary
which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her
hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Therefore his sisters sent
unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 When
Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the
glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 5 Now
Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he
abode two days still in the same place where he was. 7 Then after that
saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judæa again. 8 His disciples
say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest
thou thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the
day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the
light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth,
because there is no light in him.
11 These things said he: and after that he saith
unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him
out of sleep. 12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall
do well. 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he
had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14 Then said Jesus unto them
plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was
not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto
16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto
his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. 17 Then
when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days
already. 18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs
off: 19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them
concerning their brother. 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that
Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst
been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now,
whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith
unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I
know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I
believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come
into the world. 28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and
called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and
calleth for thee. 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and
came unto him. 30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in
that place where Martha met him.
31 The Jews then which were with her in the house,
and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and
went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down
at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother
had not died. 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews
also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was
troubled, 34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him,
Lord, come and see. 35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37
And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the
blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? 38 Jesus
therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave,
and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha,
the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he
stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 40 Jesus saith unto her,
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest
see the glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone from the place
where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said,
Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 And I knew that thou
hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it,
that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 And when he thus had
spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that
was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his
face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him,
and let him go. 45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had
seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
46 But some of them went their ways to the
Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. 47 ¶ Then gathered
the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we?
for this man doeth many miracles. 48 If we let him thus alone, all men
will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our
place and nation. 49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high
priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, 50 Nor
consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the
people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high
priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather
together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. 53 Then
from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went
thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called
Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples. 55 ¶ And the Jews’
passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to
Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among
themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will
not come to the feast? 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees
had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should
shew it, that they might take him.
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The anointing of Christ's feet. His riding into Jerusalem upon an ass.
A voice from heaven.
1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to
Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the
dead. 2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus
was one of them that sat at the table with him. 3 Then took Mary a
pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of
Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with
the odour of the ointment. 4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas
Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, 5 Why was not this
ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but
because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath
she kept this. 8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have
not always. 9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there:
and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus
also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 ¶ But the chief priests
consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews
went away, and believed on Jesus. 12 ¶ On the next day much people that
were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to
Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him,
and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the
name of the Lord. 14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat
thereon; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy
King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.
16 These things understood not his disciples at the
first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these
things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto
him. 17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus
out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. 18 For
this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had
done this miracle. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves,
Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after
him. 20 ¶ And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to
worship at the feast:
21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of
Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell
Jesus. 23 ¶ And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the
Son of man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone:
but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life
shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it
unto life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and
where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him
will my Father honour. 27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I
say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto
this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from
heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it
thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. 30 Jesus answered and
said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the
prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the
earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what
death he should die. 34 The people answered him, We have heard out of
the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of
man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 35 Then Jesus said unto
them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the
light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness
knoweth not whither he goeth.
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that
ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and
departed, and did hide himself from them. 37 ¶ But though he had done
so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 That the
saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord,
who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been
revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said
again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that
they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart,
and be converted, and I should heal them.
41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory,
and spake of him. 42 ¶ Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many
believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 For they loved the
praise of men more than the praise of God. 44 ¶ Jesus cried and said,
He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever
believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if any man hear my
words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the
world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth
not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken,
the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of
myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I
should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment
is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father
said unto me, so I speak.
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washes his disciples' feet. The treason of Judas. The new commandment
1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus
knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world
unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved
them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put
into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; 3 Jesus
knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that
he was come from God, and went to God; 4 He riseth from supper, and
laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 5 After
that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’
feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith
unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? 7 Jesus answered and said unto
him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. 8
Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered
him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. 9 Simon Peter saith
unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10
Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his
feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore
said he, Ye are not all clean. 12 So after he had washed their feet,
and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them,
Know ye what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye
say well; for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed
your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have
given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is
not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that
sent him. 17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. 18 ¶
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the
scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up
his heel against me. 19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is
come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. 20 Verily, verily, I say
unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that
receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in
spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that
one of you shall betray me. 22 Then the disciples looked one on
another, doubting of whom he spake. 23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’
bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore
beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a
sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it
to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop Satan entered
into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. 28 Now
no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. 29 For
some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said
unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or,
that he should give something to the poor. 30 He then having received
the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
31 ¶ Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said,
Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God
be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall
straightway glorify him. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am
with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go,
ye cannot come; so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give unto
you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love
one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if
ye have love one to another.
36 ¶ Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest
thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now;
but thou shalt follow me afterwards. 37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why
cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. 38
Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied
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discourse after his last supper.
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God,
believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it
were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive
you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I
go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know
not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and
the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known
me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know
him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the
Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so
long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that
hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us
the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:
but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do
shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I
go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will
I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask
any thing in my name, I will do it. 15 ¶ If ye love me, keep my
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give
you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him
not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you,
and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come
to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye
see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall
know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them,
he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my
Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas
saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest
thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said
unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will
love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He
that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear
is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. 25 These things have I
spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom
the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and
bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it
be afraid. 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come
again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go
unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have
told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye
might believe. 30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the
prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
31 But that the world may know that I love the
Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let
us go hence.
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continuation of Christ's discourse to his disciples.
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the
husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away:
and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring
forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have
spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye
abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in
me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye
can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a
branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the
fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in
you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein
is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my
disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue
ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my
love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy
might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my
commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater
love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what
his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I
have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,
and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that
your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in
my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye
love one another. 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me
before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love
his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out
of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that
I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have
persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my
saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for
my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not
come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no
cloke for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If
I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had
not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my
Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled
that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send
unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth
from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear
witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
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conclusion of Christ's last discourse to his disciples.
1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye
should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues:
yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he
doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because
they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told
you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of
them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I
was with you. 5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of
you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you,
sorrow hath filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It
is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto
you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on
me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is
judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear
them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will
guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but
whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you
things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine,
and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are
mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it
16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and
again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that
he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a
little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 18
They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we
cannot tell what he saith. 19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to
ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I
said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little
while, and ye shall see me? 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye
shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be
sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow,
because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child,
she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into
the world. 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you
again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from
you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give
it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto
you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto
you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say
not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27 For the Father
himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I
came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into
the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His
disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no
proverb. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest
not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest
forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered,
every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone,
because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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prayer for his disciples.
1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to
heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy
Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all
flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given
him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only
true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified
thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou
gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me;
and they have kept thy word. 7 Now they have known that all things
whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8 For I have given unto them
the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have
known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that
thou didst send me. 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but
for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine
are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are
in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own
name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that
thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of
perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 And now come I to
thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my
joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them thy word; and the
world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am
not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of
the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of
the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As
thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into
the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also
might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these
alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art
in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world
may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in
them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that
the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou
hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given
me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou
hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known
thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will
declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them,
and I in them.
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history of the passion of Christ.
1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth
with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the
which he entered, and his disciples. 2 And Judas also, which betrayed
him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his
disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers
from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and
torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should
come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? 5 They
answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And
Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he,
they went backward, and fell to the ground. 7 Then asked he them again,
Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. 8 Jesus answered, I
have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their
way: 9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them
which thou gavest me have I lost none. 10 Then Simon Peter having a
sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his
right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword
into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not
drink it? 12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews
took Jesus, and bound him, 13 And led him away to Annas first; for he
was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same
year. 14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it
was expedient that one man should die for the people. 15 ¶ And Simon
Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was
known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of
the high priest.
16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went
out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and
spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. 17 Then saith
the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this
man’s disciples? He saith, I am not. 18 And the servants and officers
stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they
warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself. 19 ¶
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in
the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and
in secret have I said nothing.
21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me,
what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said. 22 And when
he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus
with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil:
but if well, why smitest thou me? 24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto
Caiaphas the high priest. 25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself.
They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples?
He denied it, and said, I am not.
26 One of the servants of the high priest, being
his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the
garden with him? 27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock
crew. 28 ¶ Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment:
and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall,
lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. 29
Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye
against this man? 30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a
malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and
judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It
is not lawful for us to put any man to death: 32 That the saying of
Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he
should die. 33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and
called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? 34
Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others
tell it thee of me? 35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation
and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:
if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I
should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from
hence. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus
answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for
this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the
truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 38 Pilate saith
unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again
unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. 39
But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the
passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the
Jews? 40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas.
Now Barabbas was a robber.
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continuation of the history of the Passion of Christ.
1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged
him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his
head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the
Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went
forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you,
that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5 Then came Jesus forth,
wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto
them, Behold the man!
6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw
him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith
unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. 7
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die,
because he made himself the Son of God. 8 ¶ When Pilate therefore heard
that saying, he was the more afraid; 9 And went again into the judgment
hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no
answer. 10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me?
knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to
11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at
all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that
delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. 12 And from thenceforth
Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou
let this man go, thou art not Cæsar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself
a king speaketh against Cæsar. 13 ¶ When Pilate therefore heard that
saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a
place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 And
it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and
he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! 15 But they cried out, Away
with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I
crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but
16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be
crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. 17 And he bearing his
cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is
called in the Hebrew Golgotha: 18 Where they crucified him, and two
other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. 19 ¶ And
Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was,
JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. 20 This title then read many of
the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city:
and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to
Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of
the Jews. 22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. 23 ¶
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments,
and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now
the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said
therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it,
whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith,
They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast
lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. 25 ¶ Now there stood by
the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife
of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the
disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman,
behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!
And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. 28 ¶ After
this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the
scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 29 Now there was set a
vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put
it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head,
and gave up the ghost.
31 The Jews therefore, because it was the
preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the
sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate
that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32
Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the
other which was crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus, and
saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of
the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there
out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record
is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
36 For these things were done, that the scripture
should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. 37 And again
another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced. 38 ¶
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but
secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away
the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and
took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the
first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes,
about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and
wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is
41 Now in the place where he was crucified there
was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man
yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’
preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
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resurrection and manifestation to his disciples.
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene
early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone
taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon
Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto
them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know
not where they have laid him. 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that
other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together:
and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the
sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen
clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went
into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin,
that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped
together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple,
which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as
yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
11 ¶ But Mary stood without at the sepulchre
weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the
sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the
head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13
And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them,
Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have
laid him. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and
saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto
her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to
be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence,
tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself,
and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17 Jesus saith
unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go
to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your
Father; and to my God, and your God. 18 Mary Magdalene came and told
the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these
things unto her. 19 ¶ Then the same day at evening, being the first day
of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were
assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and
saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he
shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad,
when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto
you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had
said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the
Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them;
and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. 24 ¶ But Thomas,
one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord.
But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the
nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my
hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 ¶ And after eight days again his disciples were
within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut,
and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith 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. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my
God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have
believed. 30 ¶ And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of
his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might
have life through his name.
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manifests himself to his disciples by the sea side and gives Peter the
charge of his sheep.
1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to
the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he
himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus,
and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two
other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing.
They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered
into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when
the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples
knew not that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children,
have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right
side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they
were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 7 Therefore that
disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when
Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto
him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. 8 And the
other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from
land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals
there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10 Jesus saith unto them,
Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land
full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there
were so many, yet was not the net broken. 12 Jesus saith unto them,
Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou?
knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread,
and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14 This is now the third time that
Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the
dead. 15 ¶ So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea,
Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou
knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith
unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was
grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he
said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love
thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18 Verily, verily, I say
unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst
whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch
forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither
thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should
glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved
following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord,
which is he that betrayeth thee?
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what
shall this man do? 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry
till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then went this
saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die:
yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he
tarry till I come, what is that to thee? 24 This is the disciple which
testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that
his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which
Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose
that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be
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