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disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus 67 unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered 68 him, Lord, to whom shall we go ? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe, and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the 69 living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and 70
is a devil ? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for 71 he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
AFTER these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk 7 in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. Christ goes up to the NOW the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. 2 Mait. xix. 1. Mark His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and 3
go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and 4 he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, show thyself to the world. (For neither did his brethren believe in him.) 5 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but
time is 6 always ready. The world cannot hate you ; but me it hateth, because I 7 testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast : 8 I go not up yet unto this feast ; for my time is not yet full come. When 9 he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when 10 his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
Agitation of the THEN the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, 11 public mind in Jeru- Where is he? And there was much murmuring among 12 salem respecting
the people concerning him : for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit, no man 13 spake openly of him, for fear of the Jews. Now, about the midst 14 of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. And the Jews 15 marveiled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned ? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent 16
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether 17 it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself, 18 seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you 19 the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil : who goeth 20 about to kill thee? Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one 21 work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision, 22 (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers ;) and ye on the sabbathday circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath-day receive circumcision, 23 that the law of Moses should not be broken ; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath-day?
Judge not ac- 24 cording to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Then said some 25 of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he whom they seek to kill ? But lo, he 26 speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? Howbeit, we know this man, whence 27 he is : but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. Then 28 cried Jesus in the temple, as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. But I know him ; for I am from him, 29 and he hath sent me. Then they sought to take him: but no man laid 30 hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. And many of the 31 people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done? The Pharisees heard that 32 the people murmured such things concerning him: and the Pharisees
and the chief priests sent officers to take him. Then said Jesus unto 33 thim, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent
Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me : and where I am, thither 34 ye cannot come. Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he 35 go, that we shall not find him ? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles ? What manner of saying is this that he 36 said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me : and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, ing, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that be- 38 lieveth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe 39 on him should receive, for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the people therefore, when 40 they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, 41 This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, 42 and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a 43 division among the people because of him. And some of them would 44 have taken him ; but no man laid bands on him. Then came the officers 45 to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this 46 man. 'Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived ?- ' Have 47 any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people 49 who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto them, (he 50 that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge 51 any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? They answered 52 and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look : for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. And every man went unto his own house. 53 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
AND early in the morning he came again into the 2 to the adultress and temple, and all the people came unto him ; and he sat
down and taught them. And the scribes and Phari- 3 sees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, ' they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken 4 in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that 5 such should be stoned: but what sayest thou ? This they said, tempting 6 him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So 7 when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 'And they which 8,9 heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last : and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up him- 10 self, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers ? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No 11 man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee : go, and sin no more.
THEN spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the 12 self to be the Son of light of the world :- he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Phari- 13 sees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record 14 of myself, yet my record is true : for I know whence I came, and whither I go : but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge 15
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after the flesh, I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: 16 for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written 17 in your law, “ that the testimony of two men is true.” I am one that 18 bear witness of myself; and the Father that sent me, beareth witness of
Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father ? Jesus answered, 19 Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. These words spake Jesus in the 20 treasury, as he taught in the temple : and no man laid hands on him, for his hour was not yet come.
THEN said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye 21 ner of his death. shall seek me, and shall die in your sins : whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself ? because he 22 saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are 23 from beneath ; I am from above : ye are of this world ; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if 24 ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Then said they 25 unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say, and 26 to judge of you : but he that sent me, is true ;, and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that 27 he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye 28 have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me 29 alone; for I do always those things that please him. He promises liberty As he spake these words, many believed on him. 30 from sin, by the Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If 31 knowledge of the
ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed ; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ' They 32 answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered 34 them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever, but 35 the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall 36 be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill 37 me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have 38 seen with my Father : and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 'They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus 39 saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the 40 truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the 41 deeds of your father. Then said they unto him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God 42 were your Father, ye would love me; for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not 43 understand my speech ? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are 44 of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth ; because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, 45 ye believe me not.
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God, heareth God's 47 words ; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then 48 answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a
say 46 should say,
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Being reviled, he as- Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus answered, I have not 49 cellence, and is in a devil; but I honor my Father, and ye do dishonor me. danger of stoning. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh 50 and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he 51 shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that 52 thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater 53 than our father Abraham, which is dead ? and the prophets are dead : whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor 54 is nothing : it is my Father that honoreth me, of whom ye say, that he is your God. Yet ye have not known him ; but I know him : and if I 55
I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you : but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: 56 and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art 57 not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham ? Jesus said unto 58 them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Then 59 took they up stones to cast at him : but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was 9 blind man to sight. blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, 2 Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this màn sinned, nor his parents : but that 3 the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the 4 works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the 5 world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made 6 clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is, 7 by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbors therefore, and they which before had 8 seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged ? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him : but he said, I am he. 9 " Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He an- 10 swered and said, A man that is called Jesus, made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash : and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they unto him, 12 Where is he? He said, I know not.
They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was 13 brought before the blind. And it was the sabbath-day when Jesus made the 14
clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also 15 asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. Therefore said some of 16 the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath-day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles ? And there was a division among them. ' They say unto the blind man 17 again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he 18 had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this 19 your son, who ye say was born blind? How then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and 20 that he was born blind: but by what means he now seeth, we know not; 21 or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age ; ask him : he shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents, because they 22 feared the Jews : for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
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Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. · Then again 23 called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise : we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said, 25 Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What 26 did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear : wherefore would ye hear it 27 again? will ye also be his disciples? Then they reviled him, and said, 28 Thou art his disciple ; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God 29 spake unto Moses ; as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is a marvel- 30. lous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he has opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners : but if any man 31 be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the 32 world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 33 They anwered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and 34 dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out : and when he had found him, 35 he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God ? He answered 36 and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him ? And Jesus said 37 unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. ' And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. And Jesus 38 said, For judgment I am come into this world; that they which see not might see, and that they which see might be made blind.
AND some of the Pharisees which were with him heard 40 self to be the true these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also ? Jesus 41 Shepherd.
said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin : but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. Verily, verily, 10 I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he 2 that entereth in by the door, is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the 3 porter openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his 4 own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from 5 him : for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake 6 Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them, Verily, verily, I say 7
I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are 8 thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: 9 by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and 10 to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd 11 giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is a hireling, and not the shep- 12 herd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for 13 the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known 14 of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and 15 I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are 16 not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my
17 Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 --No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power