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Christ comforteth ST. JOHN.

his disciples. whom the world cannot receive, 28 Ye have heard how I said because it seeth him not, neither unto you, I go away, and come knoweth him: but ye know him; again unto you. If ye loved me, for he dwelleth with you, and ye would rejoice, because I said, shall be in you.

I go unto the Father: for my 18 I will not leave you com Father is greater than I. fortless: I will come to you. 29 And now I have told you be

19 Yet a little while, and the fore it come to pass, that, when it world seeth me no more; but ye is come to pass, ye might believe. see me: because I live, ye shall 30 Hereafter I will not talk live also.

much with you: for the prince 20 At that day ye shall know of this world cometh, and hath that I am in my Father, and ye nothing in me. in me, and I in you.

31 But that the world may 21 He that hath my command know that I love the Father; ments, and keepeth them, he it is and as the Father gave me comthat loveth me: and he that lov- mandment, even so I do. Arise, eth me shall be loved of my Fa- let us go hence. ther, and I will love him, and

CHAPTER XV. will manifest myself to him.

1 The consolation and mutual love between 22 Judas saith unto him, not Christ and his members, under the parIscariot, Lord, how is it that able of the vine. 18 A comfort in the thou wilt manifest thyself unto

hatred and persecution

of the world. 26

The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the us, and not unto the world?

apostles. 23 Jesus answered and said un

ther is the husbandman. keep my words: and my Father 2 Every branch in me that will love him, and we will come beareth not fruit he taketh unto him, and make our abode away: and every branch that with him.

beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that 24 He that loveth me not keep- it may bring forth more fruit. eth not my sayings: and the 3 Now ye are clean through the word which ye hear is not mine, word which I have spoken unto but the Father's which sent me. you.

25 These things have I spoken 4 Abide in me, and I in you. unto you, being yet present with As the branch cannot bear fruit you.

of itself, except it abide in the 26 But the Comforter, which is vine; no more can ye, except the Holy Ghost, whom the Fa- ye abide in me. ther will send in my name, he 5 I am the vine, ye are the shall teach you all things, and branches. He that abideth in bring all things to your remem me, and I in him, the same brance, whatsoever I have said bringeth forth much fruit; for

without me ye can do nothing. 27 Peace I leave with you, my 6 If a man abide not in me, he peace I give unto you: not as is cast forth as a branch, and is the world giveth, give I unto withered; and men gather them, you. Let not your heart be and cast them into the fire, and troubled, neither let it be afraid. | they are burned.

to him, If a man love me, he will I AM the true vine, and my Fa

unto you.

The mutual love of ST. JOHN. Christ and his members.

7 If ye abide in me, and my but I have chosen you out of words abide in you, ye shall the world, therefore the world ask what ye will, and it shall be hateth you. done unto you.

20 Remember the word that I 8 Herein is my Father glorified, said unto you, The servant is that ye bear much fruit; so shall not greater than his lord. If ye be my disciples.

they have persecuted me, they 9 As the Father hath loved me, will also persecute you; if they 80 have I loved you: continue have kept my saying, they will ye in my love.

keep yours also. 10 If ye keep my command 21 But all these things will ments, ye shall abide in my they do unto you for my name's love; even as I have kept my sake, because they know not Father's commandments, and

him that sent me. abide in his love.

22 If I had not come and spok11 These things have I spoken en unto them, they had not had unto you, that my joy might re- sin; but now they have no cloak main in you, and that your joy

for their sin. might be full.

23 He that hateth me hateth 12 This is my commandment, my Father also. That ye love one another, as I

24 If I had not done among have loved you.

them the works which none 13 Greater love hath no man other man did, they had not had than this, that a man lay down sin: but now have they both his life for his friends.

seen and hated both me and my 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do Father. whatsoever I command you.

25 But this cometh to pass, that 15 Henceforth I call you not the word might be fulfilled that servants; for the servant know- is written in their law, They eth not what his lord doeth : bated me without a cause. but I have called you friends ; 26 But when the Comforter is for all things that I have heard come, whom I will send unto of my Father I have made you from the Father, even the known unto you.

Spirit of truth, which proceedeth 16 Ye have not chosen me, but from the Father, he shall testify I have chosen you, and ordained of me: you, that ye should go and bring 27 And ye also shall bear witforth fruit, and that your fruit ness, because ye have been with should remain; that whatsoever me from the beginning. ye shall ask of the Father in my


he may give it you. 1 Christ comforteth his disciples against 17 These things I command tribulation by the promise of the Holy you, that ye love one another. Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascen18 If the world hate you, ye

sion: 23 assureth their prayers made in

his name to be acceptable to his Father. know that it hated me before it

33 Peace in Christ, and in the world

affliction. 19 If ye were of the world, the THESE things have I spoken world would love his own ; but because ye are not of the world, offended.

hated you.

The promise of

ST. JOHN. the Holy Ghost 2 They shall put you out of the shall receive of mine, and shall synagogues: yea, the time com

shew it unto you. eth, that whosoever killeth you 15 All things that the Father will think that he doeth God hath are mine: therefore said I, service.

that he shall take of mine, and 3 And these things will they do shall shew it unto you. unto you, because they have not 16 A little while, and ye shall known the Father, nor me. not see me: and again, a little

4 But these things have I told while, and ye shall see me, beyou, that when the time shall cause I go to the Father. come, ye may remember that I 17 en said some of his discitold you of them. And these ples among themselves, What is things I said not unto you at the this that he saith unto us, A little beginning, because I was with while, and ye shall not see me: you.

and again, a little while, and ye 5 But now I go my way to him shall see me: and, Because I go that sent me; and none of you to the Father? asketh me, Whither goest thou? 18 They said therefore, What is

6 But because I have said these this that he saith, A little while? things unto you, sorrow hath fill we cannot tell what he saith. ed your heart.

19 Now Jesus knew that they 7 Nevertheless I tell you the were desirous to ask him, and truth; It is expedient for you said unto them, Do ye inquire that I go away: for if I go not among yourselves of that I said, away, the Comforter will not A little while, and ye shall not come unto you; but if I depart, see me: and again, a little while, I will send him unto you.

and ye shall see me? 8 And when he is come, he 20 Verily, verily, I say unto will reprove the world of sin, you, That ye shall weep and and of righteousness, and of lament, but the world shall rejudgment:

joice; and ye shall be sorrowful, 9 Of sin, because they believe but your sorrow shall be turned not on me ;

into joy. 10 Of righteousness, because I 21 A woman when she is in go to my Father, and ye see me travail hath sorrow, because her no more:

hour is come: but as soon as she 11 Of judgment, because the is delivered of the child, she reprince of this world is judged. membereth no more the anguish,

12 I have yet many things to for joy that a man is born into say unto you, but ye cannot bear the world. them now.

22 And ye now therefore have 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit sorrow: but I will see you again, of truth, is come, he will guide and your heart shall rejoice, and you into all truth: for he shall your joy no man taketh from you. not speak of himself; but what 23 And in that day ye shall soever he shall hear, that shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, he speak: and he will shew you I say unto you, whatsoever ye things to come.

shall ask the Father in my 14 He shall glorify me: for he name, he will give it you.

for you:

Christ prayeth


for his apostles, 24 Hitherto have ye asked noth- heaven, and said, Father, the ing in my name: ask, and ye shall hour is come; glorify thy Son, receive, that your joy may be full. that thy Son also may glorify

25 These things have I spoken thee: unto you in proverbs: but the 2 As thou hast given him power time cometh, when I shall no over all flesh, that he should more speak unto you in prov- give eternal life to as many as erbs, but I shall shew you thou hast given him. plainly of the Father.

3 And this is life eternal, that 26 At that day_ye shall ask in they might know thee the only my name: and I say not unto true God, and Jesus Christ, you, that I will pray the Father whom thou hast sent.

4 I have glorified thee on the 27 For the Father himself lov-earth: I have finished the work eth you, because ye have loved which thou gavest me to do. me, and have believed that I 5 And now, O Father, glorify came out from God.

thou me with thine own self with 28 I came forth from the Fa- the glory which I had with thee ther, and am come into the before the world was. world: again, I leave the world, 6 I have manifested thy name and go to the Father.

unto the men which thou gavest 29 His disciples said unto him, me out of the world: thine they Lo, now speakest thou plainly, were, and thou gavest them me; and speakest no proverb.

and they have kept thy word. 30 Now are we sure that thou 7 Now they have known that knowest all things, and needest all things whatsoever thou hast not that any man should ask given me are of thee. thee: by this we believe that 8 For I have given unto them thou camest forth from God. the words which thou gavest me;

31 Jesus answered them, Do ye and they have received them, now believe ?

and have known surely that I 32 Behold, the hour cometh, came out from thee, and they yea, is now come, that ye shall have believed that thou didst be scattered, every man to his send me. own, and shall leave me alone : 9 I pray for them: I and yet I am not alone, because for the world, but for them which the Father is with me.

thou hast given me ; for they are 33 These things I have spoken thine. unto you, that in me ye might 10 And all mine are thine, and

In the world ye thine are mine; and I am glorishall have tribulation : but be of fied in them. good cheer; I have overcome 11 And now I am no more in the world.

the world, but these are in the CHAPTER XVII.

world, and I come to thee. 1 Christ prayeth to his Father to glorify him, Holy Father, keep through thine 6 to preserve his apostles, llin unity, 17 and

own name those whom thou hast truth, 20 to glorify them, and all other believers with him in heaven.

given me, that they may be one, THESE words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to 12 While I was with them in

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ST. JOHN. for all believers. the world, I kept them in thy | with me where I am; that they name: those that thou gavest may behold my glory, which me I have kept, and none of thou hast given me: for thou them is lost, but the son of per- lovedst me before the foundation dition; that the Scripture might of the world. be fulfilled.

25 0 righteous Father, the 13 And now come I to thee; world hath not known thee : and these things I speak in the but I have known thee, and world, that they might have my these have known that thou joy fulfilled in themselves.

hast sent me. 14 I have given them thy 26 And I have declared unto word; and the world hath hated them thy name, and will declare them, because they are not of it; that the love wherewith thou the world, even as I am not of hast loved me may be in them, the world.

and I in them. 15 I pray not that thou should

CHAPTER XVIII. est take them out of the world,

1 Judas betrayeth Jesus. 6 The officers fall but that thou shouldest keep

to the ground. 10 Peter smiteth off Malthem from the evil.

12 Jesus is taken, and led unto 16 They are not of the world, Annas and Caiaphas. 15 Peter's denial.

19 Jesus examined before Caiaphas. 28 even as I am not of the world.

His arraignment before Pilate. 36 His 17 Sanctify them through thy kingdom. 40 The Jews ask Barabbas to truth: thy word is truth.

be let loose, 18 As thou hast sent me into THEN Jesus had spoken the world, even so have I also

went sent them into the world. forth with his disciples over the

19 And for their sakes I sanc brook Cedron, where was tify myself, that they also might garden, into the which he enbe sanctified through the truth. tered, and his disciples.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, 2 And Judas also, which bebut for them also which shall be- trayed him, knew the place : for lieve on me through their word; Jesus ofttimes ' resorted thither

21 That_they all may be one; with his disciples. as thou, Father, art in me, and 3 Judas then, having received I in thee, that they also may be a band of men and officers from one in us : that the world may the chief priests and Pharisees, believe that thou hast sent me. cometh thither with lanterns and

22 And the glory which thou torches and weapons. gavest me I have given them; 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all that they may be one, even as things that should come upon

him, went forth, and said unto 23 I in them, and thou in me, them, Whom seek ye? that they may be made perfect 5 They answered him, Jesus of in one; and that the world may Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, know that thou hast sent me, I am he. And Judas also, which and hast loved them, as thou betrayed him, stood with them. hast loved me.

6 As soon then as he had said 24 Father, I will that they also, unto them, I am he, they went whom thou hast given me, be backward, and fell to the ground.

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