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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through him; and without him was nothing made that has been made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5And the light shined in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. 6There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, that he might bear witness of that light, that all might believe through him. 8He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light.

9This was the true light, even the light which lights every man, coming into the world.

10He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not.

11He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.

12But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

15John bears witness of him, and cries, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is become before me: for he was before me. 16For of his fullness we all received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

19And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who are you? 20And he confessed, and denied not. He confessed, I am not the Christ. 21And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the prophet? And he answered, No. 22They said therefore unto him, Who are you that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What say you of yourself? 23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as Isaiah the prophet said. 24And they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said unto him, Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, neither Elijah, neither the prophet? 26John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: but in the midst of you stands one whom you know not, 27even he that comes after me, the latches of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29The following day he sees Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who is become before me: for he was before me. 31And I knew him not, but that he should be made manifest to Israel. For this cause I came baptizing in water. 32And John bore witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him. 33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever you shall see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizes in the Holy Spirit. 34And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God. 35Again on the following day John was standing with two of his disciples; 36and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God!

37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and said unto them, What do you seek? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), where do you abide? 39He said unto them, Come, and you shall see. They came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day: it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two that heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peterís brother. 41He finds first his own brother Simon, and said unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted, Christ). 42He then brought him unto Jesus. Jesus looked upon him, and said, You are Simon the son of John: you shall be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).

43The following day he was of a mind to go forth into Galilee, where he finds Philip: and Jesus said unto him, Follow me. 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip then finds Nathanael, and said unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see. 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile! 48Nathanael said unto him, From where do you know me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. 49Nathanael answered him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are King of Israel. 50Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto you, I saw you underneath the fig tree, you believe? You shall see greater things than these. 51And he said unto him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, You shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.


2 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the marriage. 3And when the wine supply failed, the mother of Jesus said unto him, They have no wine. 4And Jesus said unto her, Woman, what have I to do with you? My hour is not yet come. 5His mother said unto the servants, Whatsoever he says unto you, do it. 6Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jewsí manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7Jesus said unto them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said unto themó Now draw some out and give it unto the ruler of the feast. And they took it. 9And when the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and knew not from where it had come (but the servants that had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast calls the bridegroom, 10and said unto him, Every man sets on the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now. ***11This beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they abode there not many days. 13And the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changersí money, and overthrew their tables; 16and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things out; make not my Fatherís house a house of merchandise. 17His disciples remembered that it was written, the Zeal for your house shall eat me up. 18The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign do you show unto us, seeing that you do these things? 19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20The Jews therefore said, Forty-six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days? 21But he spoke of the temple of his body. 22When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he spoke this; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs that he did. 24But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for he knew all men, 25and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.


3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, except God be with him. 3Jesus answered and said unto him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his motherís womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God! 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born anew. 8The wind blows where it will, and you hear the voice thereof, but know not from where it comes, or where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? 11Verily, truly, I say unto you, We speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. 12If I told you earthly things and you did not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13And no one has ascended into heaven, but he that descended out of heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; 15that whosoever believes, may, in him, have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him. 18He that believes on him is not judged: he that believes not has been judged already, because he has not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. ***19And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. 20For every one that does evil hates the light, and comes not to the light, unless his works should be reproved. 21But he that does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been worked in God.

22After these things Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 23And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 24For John was not yet cast into prison. 25There arose therefore a questioning on the part of Johnís disciples with a Jew about purifying. 26And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have borne witness, behold, the same baptizes, and all men come to him. 27John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it had been given him from heaven. 28You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him. 29He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroomís voice: with this my joy therefore is made full. 30He must increase, but I must decrease. 31He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaks: he that comes from heaven is above all. 32What he has seen and heard, of the same he bears witness; and no man receives his witness. 33He that has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for he gives not the Spirit by measure. 35The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 36He that believes on the Son has eternal life; but he that obeys not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.


4 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2(although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples), 3he left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

4And he needed to pass through Samaria. 5So he comes to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph: 6and Jacobís well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink. 8For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food. 9The Samaritan woman therefore said unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered and said unto her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. 11The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: where then do you have that living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle? 13Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drink of this water shall thirst again: 14but whosoever drink of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life. 15The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way here to draw. 16Jesus said unto her, Go, call your husband, and come here. 17The woman answered and said unto him, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, ***You said well, I have no husband: 18for you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: this have you said truly. 19The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. 22You worship that which you know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. 23But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such does the Father seek to be his worshippers. 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. 25The woman said unto him, I know that Messiah comes (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things. 26Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto you am he.

27And upon this came his disciples; and they marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What do you seek? Or, Why do you speak with her? 28So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and said to the people, 29Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: can this be the Christ? 30They went out of the city, and were coming to him. 31In the mean while the disciples prayed him, saying, Rabbi, eat. 32But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that you know not. 33The disciples therefore said one to another, Has any man brought him anything to eat? 34Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work. 35Say not, There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are already white unto harvest. 36He that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal; that he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. 37For herein is the saying true, One sows, and another reaps. 38I sent you to reap that whereon you have not labored: others have labored, and you are entered into their labor. 39And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did. 40So when the Samaritans came unto him, they asked him to abide with them: and he abode there two days. 41And many more believed because of his word; 42and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.

43And after the two days he went forth from there into Galilee. 44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. 46He came therefore again unto Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and asked him that he would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. 48Jesus therefore said unto him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe. 49The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down or else my child will die. 50Jesus said unto him, Go your way; your son lives. The man believed the word that Jesus spoke unto him, and he went his way. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son lives. 52So he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend. They said therefore unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Your son lives: and he himself believed, and his whole house. 54This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into Galilee.


5 After these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches. 3In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4For an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the waters stepped in was made whole, from whatsoever disease he had. 5And a certain man was there, who had been in his infirmity thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he said unto him, Would you be made whole? 7The sick 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 steps down before me. 8Jesus said unto him, Arise, take up your bed, and walk. 9And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. Now it was on that day the Sabbath. 10So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed. 11But he answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed, and walk. 12They asked him, Who is the man that said unto you, Take up your bed, and walk? 13But he that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in the place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, unless a worse thing befalls you. 15The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole. 16And for this cause, the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

17But Jesus answered them, My Father works even until now, and I work. 18For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 19Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing: for what so ever things he does, these the Son also does in like manner. 20For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does: and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel. 21For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom he will. 22For neither does the Father judge any man, but he has given all judgment unto the Son; 23that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father that sent him. 24Truly, truly, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes him that sent me, has eternal life, and comes not into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. 25Truly, truly, I say unto you, The hour comes, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. 26For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself: 27and he gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man. 28Marvel not at this: for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, 29and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment. 30I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

31If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32It is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness that he witnesses of me is true. 33You have sent unto John, and he has borne witness unto the truth. 34But the witness that I receive is not from man: yet I say these things that you may be saved. 35He was the lamp that burns and shines; and you were willing to rejoice for a season in his light. 36But the witness which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father that sent me, he has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. 38And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he sent, him you believe not. 39You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me; 40and you will not come to me, that you may have life. 41I receive not glory from men. 42But I know you, that you have not the love of God in yourselves. 43I am come in my Fatherís name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. 44How can you believe, who, receive glory one of another, and the glory that comes from the only God you seek not? 45Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. 47But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?


6 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2And a great multitude followed him, because they beheld the signs that he did on them that were sick. 3And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude comes unto him, said unto Philip, From where are we to buy bread, that these may eat? 6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7Philip answered him, Two hundred shillingsí worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one may take a little. 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peterís brother, said unto him, 9There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves, and two fishes: but what are these among so many? 10Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in that place. So the men sat down, and numbered about five thousand. 11Jesus therefore took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down; likewise also of the fishes as much as they would. 12And when they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost. 13So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained over unto them that had eaten. 14When therefore the people saw the sign which he did, they said, This is of a truth the prophet that comes into the world.

15Jesus therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain just himself alone. 16And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea; 17and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18And the sea was rising up by reason of a great wind that blew. 19When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they beheld Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near unto the boat: and they were afraid. 20But he said unto them, It is I; be not afraid. 21They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

22On the next day the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, save one, and that Jesus had not entered with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples went away alone 23(howbeit there came boats from Tiberias near unto the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks): 24when the multitude therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they themselves got into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25And when they found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when did you come here? 26Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say unto you, You seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. 27Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that abides unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, has sealed.

28They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God? 29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent. 30They said therefore unto him, What then do you do for a sign, that we may see, and believe you? What work will you do? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat. 32Jesus therefore said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, It was not Moses that gave you the bread out of heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life unto the world. 34They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35Jesus said unto them. I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall not hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst. 36But I said unto you, that you have seen me, and yet believe not. 37All that which the Father gives to me, shall come unto me. And him that comes to me I will in no way cast out. 38For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39And this is the will of him that sent me, that of all that which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40For this is the will of my Father, that every one that beholds the Son, and believes on him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 41The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread that came down out of heaven. 42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, I am come down out of heaven? 43Jesus answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that has heard from the Father, and has learned, comes unto me. 46Not that any man has seen the Father, accept he that is from God, he has seen the Father. 47Truly, truly, I say unto you, He that believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yes and the bread which I will give is my flesh, ***for the life of the world. 52The Jews therefore were questioning one with another, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53Jesus therefore said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have not life in yourselves. 54He that eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56He that eat my flesh and drink my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eat my flesh, he also shall live because of me. 58This is the bread which came down out of heaven: not as the fathers ate, and died; he that eat this bread shall live forever. 59These things he said in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60Many of his disciples therefore, when the heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? 61But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said unto them, Does this cause you to stumble? 62What then if you should behold the Son of man ascending where he was before? 63It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life. 64But there are some of you that do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him. 65And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of the Father. 66Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked with him no more. 67Jesus said therefore unto the twelve, Would you also go away? 68Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69And we have believed and know that you are the Holy One of God. 70Jesus answered them, Did I not choose the twelve of you, and one of you is a devil? 71Now he spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.


7 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. 3His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart and go into Judaea, that your disciples also may behold your works which you do. 4For no man does anything in secret, and himself seeks  to be known openly. If you do these things, manifest yourself to the world. 5For even his brethren did not believe on him. 6Jesus therefore said unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. 7The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. 8You go up unto the feast: I will not go up unto this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled. 9And having said these things unto them, he abode longer in Galilee. 10But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then he went up also, not publicly, but as it were in secret. 11The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 12And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leads the multitude astray. 13Yet no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.

14But when it was now in the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How does this man have knowledge, having never studied? 16Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not my own, but his that sent me. 17If any man wills to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. 18He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keep the law? Why do you seek to kill me? 20The multitude answered, You have a demon: who seeks  to kill you? 21Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and you all marvel because of it. ***22Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man. 23If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are you angry with me, because I made a man in every way whole on the Sabbath? 24Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgments. 25Therefore some of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 26And lo, he speaks openly, and they say nothing unto him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ? 27How is it we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ comes, no one knows whence he is. 28Jesus therefore cried in the temple, teaching and saying, You both know me, and know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom you know not. 29I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me. 30They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come. 31But of the multitude many believed on him; and they said, When the Christ shall come, will he do more signs than those which this man has done? 32The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him. 33Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me. 34Yuo shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, you cannot come. 35The Jews therefore said among themselves, Where will this man go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36What is this word that he said, You shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, you cannot come?

37Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. 38He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water. 39But this he spoke of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified. 40Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet. 41Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, What, does the Christ come out of Galilee? 42Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was? 43So there arose a division in the multitude because of him. 44And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

45The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did you not bring him? 46The officers answered, Never has man so spoke. 47The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are you also led astray? 48Has any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees? 49But this multitude that knows not the law are accursed. 50Nicodemus said unto them (he that came to him before, being one of them), 51Does our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he does? 52They answered and said unto him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee arises no prophet. 53And they went every man unto his own house:


8 But Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in their midst, 4they said unto him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in adultery, in the very act. 5Now the law Moses commanded us to stone such a one: what then do you say of her? 6And they said this, trying him, that they might have reason to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 7But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8And again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 9And they, when they heard it, went away one by one, beginning from the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst. 10And Jesus lifted himself up, and said unto her, Woman, where are they? Did no man condemn you? 11And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn you: go your way and sin no more.

12Again Jesus spoke unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13The Pharisees therefore said unto him, You bear witness of yourself; your witness is not true. 14Jesus answered and said unto them, Even if I bear witness of myself, my witness is true; for I know from where I came, and where I go; but you know not from where I came, or where I go. 15You judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 16Yes and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 17Yes and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true. 18I am he that bears witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me. 19They said therefore unto him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You know neither me, nor my Father: if you knew me, you would know my Father also. 20These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

21He said therefore again unto them, I go away, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: where I go, you cannot come. 22The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he said, Where I go, you cannot come? 23And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for except you believe that I am he, you shall die in your sins. 25They said therefore unto him, Who are you? Jesus said unto them, Even that which I have also spoken unto you from the beginning. 26I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I spoke unto the world. 27They perceived not that he spoke to them of the Father. 28Jesus therefore said, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father taught me, I speak these things. 29And he that sent me is with me; he has not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to him. 30As he spoke these things, many believed on him.

31Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If you abide in my word, then are you truly my disciples; 32and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered unto him, We are Abrahamís seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free? 34Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Every one that commits sin is the bondservant of sin. 35And the bondservant abides not in the house for ever: the son abides for ever. 36If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. 37I know that you are Abrahamís seed: yet you seek to kill me, because my word has not free course in you.

38I speak the things that I have seen with my Father: and you also do the things which you heard from your father. 39They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abrahamís children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I heard from God: this Abraham did not. 41You do the works of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me. 43Why do you not understand my speech? Even because you cannot hear my word. 44You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stands not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. 45But because I say the truth, you believe me not.

46Which of you would convict me of sin? If I say the truth, why do you not believe me? 47He that is of God hears the words of God: for this cause you hear them not, because you are not of God. 48The Jews answered and said unto him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon? 49Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.

51Truly, truly, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death. 52The Jews said unto him, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death. 53Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died: whom make you yourself? 54Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that golrifies me; of whom you say, that he is your God; 55and you have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar: but I know him, and keep his word. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad. 57The Jews therefore said unto him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham? 58Jesus said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am. 59They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.


9 And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 2And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind? 3Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. 5When I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the clay, 7and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

8The neighbors therefore, and they that saw him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9Others said, It is he: others said, No, but he is like him. He said, I am he! 10They said therefore unto him, How then were your eyes opened? 11He answered, The man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said unto me, Go to Siloam, and wash: so I went away and washed, and I received sight. 12And they said unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.

13They brought to the Pharisees him that before was blind. 14Now it was the Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. And he said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and I see. 16Some therefore of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, because he keeps not the Sabbath. But others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? And there was division among them. 17They said therefore unto the blind man again, What say you of him, in that he opened your eyes? And he said, He is a prophet. 18The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight, 19and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see? 20His parents answered and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21but how he now sees, we know not; or who opened his eyes, we know not: ask him; he is of age; he shall speak for himself. 22These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, He is of age; ask him. 24So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner. 25He therefore answered, Whether he is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26They said therefore unto him, What did he do to you? How did he opened your eyes? 27He answered them, I told you even now, and you did not hear; wherefore would you hear it again? Would you also become his disciples? 28And they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God has spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not from where he is. 30The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that you know not from where he is, and yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he hears. 32Since the world began it was never heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing. 34They answered and said unto him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and finding him, he said, Do you believe on the Son of God? 36He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him? 37Jesus said unto him, You have both seen him, and he it is that speaks with you. 38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

39And Jesus said, For judgment I came into this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may become blind. 40Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind? 41Jesus said unto them, If you were blind, you would have no sin: but now you say, We see: your sin remains.


10 Truly, truly, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. 4When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5And a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6This parable spoke Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke unto them. 7Jesus therefore said unto them again, Truly, truly, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. 10The thief comes not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf snatches them, and scatters them: 13he flees because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me, 15even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd. 17Therefore does the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18No one takes it away 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 I received from my Father.

19There arose a division again among the Jews because of these words. 20And many of them said, He has a demon, and is mad; why do you hear him? 21Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

22And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: 23it was winter; and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomonís porch. 24The Jews therefore came round about him, and said unto him, How long do you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. 25Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believe not: the works that I do in my Fatherís name, these bear witness of me. 26But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Fatherís hand. 30I and the Father are one. 31The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from the Father; for which of those works do you stone me? 33The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone you not, but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God. 34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods? 35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), 36say you of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38But if I do them, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

39They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand. 40And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was at the first baptizing; and there be abode. 41And many came unto him; and they said, John indeed did no sign: but all things whatsoever John spoke of this man were true. 42And many believed on him there.


11 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2And it was that same Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. 4But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby. 5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was. 7Then after this he said to the disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. 8The disciples said unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone you; and you go there again? 9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. 10But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. 11These things he spoke: and after this he said unto them, Our friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awaken him out of sleep. 12The disciples therefore said unto him, Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will recover. 13Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep. 14Then Jesus therefore said unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. 16Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

17So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already. 18Now Bethany was near unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off; 19and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. 20Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary still sat in the house. 21Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother had not died. 22And even now I know that, whatsoever you shall ask of God, God will give you. 23Jesus said unto her, Your brother shall rise again. 24Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes on me, though he die, yet shall he live; 26and whosoever lives and believes on me shall never die. Do you believe this? 27She said unto him, Yes, Lord: I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, even he that comes into the world. 28And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here, and calls you. 29And she, when she heard it, arose quickly, and went unto him. 30(Now Jesus was not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met him.) 31The Jews then who were with her in the house, and were consoling her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going unto the tomb to weep there. 32Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother had not died.

33When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, 34and said, Where have you laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. 35Jesus wept. 36The Jews therefore said, Behold how he loved him! 37But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die? 38Jesus therefore again groaning in himself comes to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39Jesus said, Take you away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, Lord, by this time the body is decayed; for he has been dead four days. 40Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto you, that, if you believed, you should see the glory of God? 41So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you heard me. 42And I know that you hear me always: but because of the multitude that stands around I said it, that they may believe that you did send me. 43And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

45Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary and beheld that which he did, believed on him. 46But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus had done. 47The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What shall we do? For this man does many signs. 48If we let him alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation. 49But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said unto them, You know nothing at all, 50nor do you take account that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. 51Now this he said not of himself: but, being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation; 52and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad. 53So from that day forth they took counsel that they might put him to death. 54Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed then into the country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there he tarried with the disciples. 55Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand: and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56They sought therefore for Jesus, and spoke one with another, as they stood in the temple, What do you think? That he will not come to the feast? 57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.


12 Jesus therefore six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. 2So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him. 3Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, that should betray him, said, 5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor? 6Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein. 7Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying. 8For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always. 9The common people therefore of the Jews learned that he was there: and they came, not for Jesusí sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death; 11because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

12On the following day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel. 14And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, your King comes, sitting on an assís colt. 16These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. 17The multitude therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, bare witness. 18For this cause also the multitude went and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign. 19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how you prevail at nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

20Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast: 21these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 22Philip comes and tells Andrew: Andrew comes, and Philip, and they tell Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abides by itself alone; but if it die, it bears much fruit. 25He that loves his life loses it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor.

27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this hour. 28Father, glorify your name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel has spoken to him. 30Jesus answered and said, This voice has not come for my sake, but for your sakes. 31Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself. 33But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die. 34The multitude therefore answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abides for ever: and how say you, The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man? 35Jesus therefore said unto them, Yet a little while is the light among you. Walk while you have the light, that the darkness not overtake you: and he that walks in the darkness knows not where he goes. 36While you have the light, believe on the light, that you may become sons of light. These things spoke Jesus, and he departed and hid himself from them.

37But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not on him: 38that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39For this cause they could not believe, for that Isaiah said again, 40He has blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart; Unless they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, And should turn, And I should heal them. 41These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he spoke of him.

42Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, unless they should be put out of the synagogue: 43for they loved the glory that is of men more than the glory that is of God.

44And Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. 45And he that beholds me beholds him that sent me. 46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me may not abide in the darkness. 47And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejects me, and receives not my sayings, has one that judges him: the word that I spoke, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49For I spoke not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he has given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said unto me, so I speak.


13 Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto his Father, having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simonís son, to betray him, 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goes unto God, 4rose up from supper, and laying aside his garments; he took a towel, and girded himself. 5Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciplesí feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. 6So he comes to Simon Peter. He said unto him, Lord, do you wash my feet? 7Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do you know not now; but you shall understand hereafter. 8Peter said unto him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash you not, you have no part with me. 9Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10Jesus said to him, He that is bathed needs not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and you are clean, but not all. 11For he knew him that should betray him; therefore he said, You are not all clean. 12So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again, he said unto them, Do you know what I have done to you? 13You call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and you say well; for so I am. 14If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anotherís feet. 15For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16Truly, truly, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

18I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eat my bread lifted up his heel against me. 19From henceforth I tell you before it comes to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you may believe that I am he. 20Truly, truly, I say unto you, he that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me. 21When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in the spirit, and testified, and said, Truly, truly, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22The disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spoke. 23There was at the table reclining in Jesusí bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, and said unto him, Tell us who it is of whom he speaks. 25He leaning back, as he was, on Jesusí breast said unto him, Lord, who is it? 26Jesus therefore answered, He it is, for whom I shall dip the sop, and give it to him. So when he had dipped the sop, he takes and gives it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore said unto him, What you do, do quickly. 28Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this unto him. 29For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus said unto him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30He then having received the sop went out immediately: and it was night.

31When therefore he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him; 32and God shall glorify him in himself, and immediately shall he glorify him. 33Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Where I go, you cannot come; so now I say unto you. 34A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

36Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, where are you going? Jesus answered, Where I go, you can not follow now; but you shall follow afterwards. 37Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow you even now? I will lay down my life for you. 38Jesus answered, Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say unto you, The cock shall not crow, till you have denied me three times.


14 Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Fatherís house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

4And where I go, you know the way. 5Thomas said unto him, Lord, we know not where you go; so how do we know the way? 6Jesus said unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one comes unto the Father, but by me. 7If you had known me, you would have known my Father also: from henceforth you know him, and have seen him. 8Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us. 9Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and do you not know me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; how say you, Show us the Father? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I say unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding in me does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very worksí sake.

12Truly, truly, I say unto you, he that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father. 13And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you shall ask anything in my name, that will I do.

15If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever, 17even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholds him not, neither knows him: you know him; for he abides with you, and shall be in you.

18I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you. 19Yet a little while, and the world beholds me no more; but you behold me: because I live, you shall live also. 20In that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him. 22Judas (not Iscariot) said unto him, Lord, what is come to pass that you will manifest yourself unto us, and not unto the world? 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24He that loves me not keeps not my words: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Fatherís who sent me.

25These things have I spoken unto you, while yet abiding with you. 26But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

28You heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I. 29And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you may believe. 30I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes: and he has nothing in me; 31but 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.


15 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that bears not fruit, he takes it away: and every branch that bears fruit, he cleanses it, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already you are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can you, except you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit: for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever you will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so shall you be my disciples.

9Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: and you abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Fatherís commandments, and abide in his love. 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends, if you do the things which I command you. 15No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17These things I command you, that you may love one another.

18If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things will they do unto you for my nameís sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23He that hates me hates my Father also. 24If I had not done among them the works which none other did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25But this comes to pass, that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall bear witness of me: 27and you also bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.


16 These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be caused to stumble. 2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the hour will come, that whosoever kills you shall think that he offers service unto God. 3And these things will they do, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4But these things have I spoken unto you, that when their hour is come, you may remember them, how that I told you. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I go unto him that sent me; and none of you ask me, Where are you going? 6But because I have spoken these things unto you, sorrow has filled your heart.

7Nevertheless 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 go, I will send him unto you. 8And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9of sin, because they believe not on me; 10of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you behold me no more; 11of judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged. 12I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. 13However when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak: and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come. 14He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you. 15All things whatsoever the Father has are mine: therefore I said, that he takes of mine, and shall declare it unto you.

16A little while, and you behold me no more; and again a little while, and you shall see me. 17Some of his disciples therefore said one to another, What is this that he said unto us, A little while, and you behold me not; and again a little while, and you shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 18They said therefore, What is this that he said, A little while? We know not what he said. 19Jesus perceived that they were desirous to ask him, and he said unto them, Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, A little while, and you behold me not, and again a little while, and you shall see me? 20Truly, truly, I say unto you, that you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she is delivered of the child, she remembers the anguish no more, for the joy that a man is born into the world. 22And you therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one takes away from you.

23And in that day you shall ask me no question. Truly, truly, I say unto you, if you shall ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. 24Before now you have asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be made full. 25These things have I spoken unto you in dark sayings: the hour comes, when I shall no more speak unto you in dark sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the Father. 26In that day you shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

28I came out from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go unto the Father. 29His disciples said, Lo, now you speak plainly, and speak no dark saying. 30Now we know that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God. 31Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? 32Behold, the hour comes, yes, is come, that you 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. 33These things have I spoken unto you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.


17 These things spoke Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that the son may glorify you: 2even as you gave him authority over all flesh, that to all whom you have given him, he should give eternal life. 3And this is life eternal, that they should know you the only true God, and him whom you did send, even Jesus Christ. 4I glorified you on the earth, having accomplished the work that you have given me to do. 5And now, Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.

6I manifested your name unto the men whom you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that all things whatsoever you have given me are from you: 8for the words which you gave me I have given unto them; and they received them, and knew of a truth that I came forth from you, and they believed that you did send me. 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom you have given me; for they are your: 10and all things that are mine are your, and your are mine: and I am glorified in them.

11And I am no more in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are. 12While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I come to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves. 14I have given them your word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that you should take them from the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.

17Sanctify them in the truth: your word is truth. 18As you did send me into the world, even so I sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

20Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word; 21that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that you did send me. 22And the glory which you have given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one; 23I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you did send me, and loved them, even as you loved me.

24Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25O righteous Father, the world knew you not, but I knew you; and these knew that you did send me; 26and I made known unto them your name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith you loved me may be in them, and I in them.


18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples. 2Now Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often retreated there with his disciples. 3Judas then, having received the band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom do you seek? 5They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said unto them, I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6When therefore he said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. 7Again therefore he asked them, Whom do you seek? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. 8Jesus answered, I told you that I am he; if therefore you seek me, let these go their way: 9that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, Of those whom you have given me I lost not one. 10Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it, and struck the high priestís servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the servantís name was Malchus. 11Jesus therefore said unto Peter, Put up the sword into the sheath: the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it? 12So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him,

13and led him to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. *** 14Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. 15And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; 16but Peter was standing without at the door. So the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spoke unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. 17The maid therefore that kept the door said unto Peter, Are you also one of this manís disciples? He said, I am not. 18Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals; for it was cold; and they were warming themselves: and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. 19The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching. 20Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and in secret I spoke nothing. 21Why do you ask me? Ask them that have heard me, what I spoke unto them: behold, these know the things which I said. 22And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, you answer the high priest so? 23Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why do you strike me? 24Annas therefore sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest. 25Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore unto him, Are you also one of his disciples? He denied, and said, I am not. 26One of the servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, Did not I see you in the garden with him? 27Peter therefore denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

28They lead Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium: and it was early; and they themselves entered not into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29Pilate therefore went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring you against this man? 30They answered and said unto him, If this man were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up unto you. 31Pilate therefore said unto them, Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law. The Jews said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: 32that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what manner of death he should die. 33Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Are you the King of the Jews? 34Jesus answered, Say you this of yourself, or did others tell it to you concerning me? 35Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you unto me: what have you done? 36Jesus 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. 37Pilate therefore said unto him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice. 38Pilate said unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, I find no crime in him. 39But you have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the Passover: will you therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 40They cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.)


19 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple garment; 3and they came unto him, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! And they struck him with their hands. 4And Pilate went out again, and said unto them, Behold, I bring him out to you, that you may know that I find no crime in him. 5Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. And Pilate said unto them, Behold, the man! 6When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him! Pilate said unto them, Take him yourselves, and crucify him: for I find no crime in him. 7The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. 8When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the more afraid; 9and he entered into the Praetorium again, and said unto Jesus, Where are you from? But Jesus gave him no answer. 10Pilate therefore said unto him, You speak not unto me? Know you not that I have power to release you, and have power to crucify you? 11Jesus answered him, You would have no power against me, except it were given you from above: therefore he that delivered me unto you has greater sin. 12Upon this Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you release this man, you are not Caesarís friend: every one that makes himself a king speaks against Caesar. 13When Pilate therefore heard these words, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment-seat at a place called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14Now it was the Preparation of the Passover: it was about the sixth hour. And he said unto the Jews, Behold, your King! 15They therefore cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him! Pilate said unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

16Then therefore he delivered him unto them to be crucified. 17They took Jesus therefore: and he went out, bearing the cross for himself, unto the place called The place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha: 18where they crucified him, and with him two others, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

19And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross. And there was written, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 20This title therefore read many of the Jews, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near to the city; and it was written in Hebrew, and in Latin, and in Greek. 21The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. 22Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. 23The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also the coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24They said therefore one to another, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which said, They parted my garments among them, And upon my vesture did they cast lots. 25These things therefore the soldiers did. But there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his motherís sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he said unto his mother, Woman, behold your son! 27Then said he to the disciple, Behold, your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her unto his own home. 28After this Jesus, knowing that all things are now finished, that the scripture might be accomplished, said, I thirst. 29There was set there a vessel full of vinegar: so they put a sponge full of the vinegar upon hyssop, and brought it to his mouth. 30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.

31The Jews therefore, because it was the Preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the cross upon the Sabbath (for the day of that Sabbath was a high day), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32The soldiers therefore came, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him: 33but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they broke not his legs: 34howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and immediately there came out blood and water. 35And he that has seen has borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knows that he said true, that you also may believe. 36For these things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. 37And again another scripture said, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

38And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took away his body. 39And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. 40So they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb wherein was never a man yet laid. 42There then they laid Jesus because of the Jewsí Preparation (for the tomb was near at hand).


20 Now on the first day of the week comes Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and sees the stone taken away from the tomb. 2She ran therefore, and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him. 3Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. 4And they ran both together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb; 5and stooping and looking in, he sees the linen cloths lying; yet he entered not in. 6Simon Peter therefore also came, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he beheld the linen cloths lying, 7and the napkin, that was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple entered in also, who came first to the tomb, and he saw, and believed. 9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10So the disciples went away again unto their own home.

11But Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12and she beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13And they said unto her, Woman, why do you weep? She said unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and beholds Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said unto her, Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? She, supposing him to be the gardener, said unto him, Sir, if you have taken him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. 16Jesus said unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and said unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher. 17Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God. 18Mary Magdalene then comes and tells the disciples, I have seen the Lord; and that he had said these things unto her.

19When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said unto them, Peace be unto you. 20And when he had said this, he showed unto them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father has sent me, even so send I you. 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive the Holy Spirit: 23whose soever sins you forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever sins you retain, they are retained. 24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25The 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 hand into his side, I will not believe.

26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus again comes, the doors being shut, and stood in their midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27Then he said to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and see my hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus said unto him, Because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book: 31but these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in his name.


21 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested himself in this way. 2There was together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two of his other disciples. 3Simon Peter said unto them, I am going fishing. They say unto him, We also will come with you. They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that night they caught nothing. 4But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5Jesus therefore said unto them, Children, have you anything to eat? They answered him, No. 6And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you shall find some. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 7That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said unto Peter, It is the Lord. So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea. 8But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes. 9So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10Jesus said unto them, Bring of the fish which you have now taken. 11Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty-three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent. 12Jesus said unto them, Come and break your fast. And none of the disciples dared inquire of him, Who are you? Knowing that it was the Lord. 13Jesus comes, and takes the bread, and gives to them, and the fish likewise. 14This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15So when they had broken their fast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, love you me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs. 16He said to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, love you me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Tend my sheep. 17He said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep. 18Truly, truly, I say unto you, When you were young, you did gird yourself, and walked where you would: but when you shall be old, you shall stretch forth your hands, and another shall gird you, and carry you where you would not. 19Now this he spoke, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he said unto him, Follow me.

20Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned back on his breast at the supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrays you? 21Peter therefore seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? You follow me. 23This saying therefore went forth among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, that he should not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? 24This is the disciple that bears witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true. 25And 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 would not contain the books that should be written


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