In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. The same was in
the beginning with God. All things were made
through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of
men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and
the darkness apprehended it not. There came a
man, sent from God, whose name was John. The same
came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might
believe through him. He was not the light, but
came that he might bear witness of the light.
There was the true light, even the light
which lighteth every man, coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made
through him, and the world knew him not. He came
unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he the
right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his
name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And 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. John beareth witness of
him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after
me is become before me: for he was before me.
For of his fulness we all received, and grace
for grace. For the law was given through Moses;
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No
man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom
of the Father, he hath declared him. And
this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem
priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou?
And he confessed, and denied not; and he
confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked
him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he says, I am not. Art thou the
prophet? And he answered, No. They said
therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that
sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I
am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the
Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. And they had
been sent from the Pharisees. And they asked
him, and said unto him, Why then baptizest thou, if thou art not the
Christ, neither Elijah, neither the prophet?
John answered them, saying, I baptize in water:
in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,
even he that cometh after me, the latchet
of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose. These
things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him,
and says, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!
This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man
who is become before me: for he was before me.
And I knew him not; but that he should be made
manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in water.
And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the
Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to
baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou will see the
Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in
the Holy Spirit. And I have seen, and have borne
witness that this is the Son of God. Again on
the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples;
and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and
says, Behold, the Lamb of God! And the two
disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and
says unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to
say, being interpreted, Teacher), where abideth thou?
He says unto them, Come, and ye shall see. They
came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day:
it was about the tenth hour. One of the two that
heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's
brother. He findeth first his own brother Simon,
and says unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being
interpreted, Christ). He brought him unto Jesus.
Jesus looked upon him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of John: thou
will be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).
On the morrow he was minded to go forth into
Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus says unto him, Follow me.
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of
Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and
says unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the
prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing
come out of Nazareth? Philip says unto him, Come and see.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of
him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Nathanael says unto him, Whence knowest thou
me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou
wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael
answered him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said
unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou will
see greater things than these. And he says unto
him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and
the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of
Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: and
Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus
says unto him, They have no wine. And Jesus
says unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet
come. His mother says unto the servants,
Whatsoever he says unto you, do it. Now there
were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying,
containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus
says unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to
the brim. And he says unto them, Draw out now,
and bear unto the ruler of the feast. And they bare it.
And when the ruler of the feast tasted the water
now become wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants that had
drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast calleth the bridegroom,
and says unto him, Every man setteth on first
the good wine; and when men have drunk freely, then that
which is worse: thou hast kept the good wine until now.
This beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of
Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and
his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and there they
abode not many days. And the passover of the
Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And he found in the temple those that sold oxen
and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out
of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the
changers' money, and overthrew their tables; and
to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my
Father's house a house of merchandise. His
disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for thy house shall eat me
up. The Jews therefore answered and said unto
him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this
temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was
this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body.
When therefore he was raised from the dead, his
disciples remembered that he spake this; and they believed the scripture,
and the word which Jesus had said. Now when he
was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on his
name, beholding his signs which he did. But
Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,
and because he needed not that any one should
bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came
unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher
come from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God
be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see
the kingdom of God. Nicodemus says unto him, How
can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his
mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the
Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and
that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born
anew. The wind bloweth where it will, and thou
hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither
it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can
these things be? Jesus answered and said unto
him, Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that
which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive
not our witness. If I told you earthly things
and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
And no one hath ascended into heaven, but he
that descended out of heaven, even the Son of man, who is in
heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in
the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up;
that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal
life. For God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish,
but have eternal life. For God sent not the Son
into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved
through him. He that believeth on him is not
judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath
not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And 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. For every one that doeth
evil hates the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should
be reproved. But he that doeth the truth cometh
to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been
wrought in God. After these things came Jesus
and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them,
and baptized. And John also was baptizing in
Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and
were baptized. For John was not yet cast into
prison. There arose therefore a questioning on
the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purifying.
And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi,
he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness,
behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
John answered and said, A man can receive
nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am
not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but
the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth
greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is made
full. He must increase, but I must decrease.
He that cometh from above is above all: he that
is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that
cometh from heaven is above all. What he hath
seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his
witness. He that hath received his witness hath
set his seal to this, that God is true.
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of
God: for he giveth not the Spirit by measure.
The Father loves the Son, and hath given all
things into his hand. He that believeth on the
Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God abideth on him.
When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees
had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
(although Jesus himself baptized not, but his
disciples), he left Judea, and departed again
into Galilee. And he must needs pass through
Samaria. So he cometh to a city of Samaria,
called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son
Joseph: and Jacob's well was there. Jesus
therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was
about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of
Samaria to draw water: Jesus says unto her, Give me to drink.
For his disciples were gone away into the city to
buy food. The Samaritan woman therefore says
unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a
Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Jesus answered and said unto unto her, If thou
knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to
drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee
living water. The woman says unto him, Sir,
thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast
thou that living water? Art thou greater than
our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his
sons, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said
unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
but whosoever drinketh 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.
The woman says unto him, Sir, give me this
water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw.
Jesus says unto her, Go, call thy husband, and
come hither. The woman answered and said unto
him, I have no husband. Jesus says unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no
husband: for thou hast had five husbands; and he
whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.
The woman says unto him, Sir, I perceive that
thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in
this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought
to worship. Jesus says unto her, Woman, believe
me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem,
shall ye worship the Father. Ye worship that
which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from
the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when
the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for
such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship in spirit and truth. The woman says
unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he
is come, he will declare unto us all things.
Jesus says unto her, I that speak unto thee am
he. And upon this came his disciples; and
they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What
seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her? So
the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and says to the
people, Come, see a man, who told me all things
that ever I did: can this be the Christ?
They went out of the city, and were coming to
him. In the mean while the disciples prayed him,
saying, Rabbi, eat. But he said unto them, I
have meat to eat that ye know not. The disciples
therefore said one to another, Hath any man brought him aught to
eat? Jesus says unto them, My meat is to do the
will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and
then cometh the harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes,
and look on the fields, that they are white already unto harvest.
He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth
fruit unto life eternal; that he that soweth and he that reapeth may
rejoice together. For herein is the saying true,
One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to
reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are
entered into their labor. And 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.
So when the Samaritans came unto him, they
besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.
And many more believed because of his word;
and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not
because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that
this is indeed the Saviour of the world. And
after the two days he went forth from thence into Galilee.
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath
no honor in his own country. So 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.
He 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. When he heard that Jesus
was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought
him that he would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the
point of death. Jesus therefore said unto him,
Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.
The nobleman says unto him, Sir, come down ere
my child die. Jesus says unto him, Go thy way;
thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and
he went his way. And as he was now going down,
his servants met him, saying, that his son lived.
So 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. So the father knew that it
was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and
himself believed, and his whole house. This is
again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into
After these things there was a feast of the Jews;
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in
Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew
Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a
multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for
the moving of the water. for 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, with whatsoever disease he was holden.
And a certain man was there, who had been thirty
and eight years in his infirmity. When Jesus saw
him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case,
he says unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole?
The 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 steppeth down before me. Jesus
says unto him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.
And straightway the man was made whole, and took
up his bed and walked. Now it was the sabbath on that day.
So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is
the sabbath, and it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.
But he answered them, He that made me whole, the
same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
They asked him, Who is the man that said unto
thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? But he
that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away,
a multitude being in the place. Afterward Jesus
findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole:
sin no more, lest a worse thing befall thee. The
man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.
And for this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus,
because he did these things on the sabbath. But
Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work.
For this cause therefore the Jews sought the
more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called
God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus therefore answered and said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but
what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the
Son also doeth in like manner. For the Father
loves the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater
works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel.
For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth
them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
For neither doth the Father judge any man, but
he hath given all judgment unto the Son; that
all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not
the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth
my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not
into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh,
and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they
that hear shall live. For as the Father hath
life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself:
and he gave him authority to execute judgment,
because he is a son of man. Marvel not at this:
for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his
voice, and shall come forth; they that have done
good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto
the resurrection of judgment. I 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.
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not
true. It is another that beareth witness of me;
and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Ye have sent unto John, and he hath borne
witness unto the truth. But the witness which I
receive is not from man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved.
He was the lamp that burneth and shineth; and ye
were willing to rejoice for a season in his light.
But the witness which I have is greater than
that of John; for the works which the Father hath given me to
accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father
hath sent me. And the Father that sent me, he
hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor
seen his form. And ye have not his word abiding
in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not. Ye
search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life;
and these are they which bear witness of me; and
ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. I
receive not glory from men. But I know you, that
ye have not the love of God in yourselves. I am
come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in
his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye
believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that
cometh from the only God ye seek not?
Think not that I will accuse you to the Father:
there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, on whom ye have set
your hope. For if ye believed Moses, ye would
believe me; for he wrote of me. But if ye
believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
After these things Jesus went away to the other
side of the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
And a great multitude followed him, because they
beheld the signs which he did on them that were sick.
And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he
sat with his disciples. Now the passover, the
feast of the Jews, was at hand. Jesus therefore
lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him,
says unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat?
And this he said to prove him: for he himself
knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two
hundred shillings' worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every
one may take a little. One of his disciples,
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, says unto him,
There is a lad here, who hath five barley loaves,
and two fishes: but what are these among so many?
Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there
was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five
thousand. Jesus 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. And
when they were filled, he says unto his disciples, Gather up the broken
pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost.
So they gathered them up, and filled twelve
baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained
over unto them that had eaten. When therefore
the people saw the sign which he did, they said, This is of a truth the
prophet that cometh into the world. Jesus
therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force,
to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain himself alone.
And when evening came, his disciples went down
unto the sea; and 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. And the sea was rising by
reason of a great wind that blew. When therefore
they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus
walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the boat: and they were afraid.
But he says unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
They were willing therefore to receive him into
the boat: and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were
going. On the morrow the multitude that stood on
the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, save
one, and that Jesus entered not with his disciples into the boat, but
that his disciples went away alone
(howbeit there came boats from Tiberias nigh
unto the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks):
when the multitude therefore saw that Jesus was
not there, neither his disciples, they themselves got into the boats, and
came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. And when they
found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when
camest thou hither? Jesus answered them and
said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw
signs, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled.
Work not for the food which perisheth, but for
the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give
unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
They said therefore unto him, What must we do,
that we may work the works of God? Jesus
answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on
him whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto
him, What then doest thou for a sign, that we may see, and believe thee?
what workest thou? Our fathers ate the manna in
the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.
Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily,
I say unto you, It was not Moses that gave you the bread out of heaven;
but my Father giveth you the true bread out of heaven.
For the bread of God is that which cometh down
out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore
give us this bread. Jesus said unto them. I am
the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said
unto you, that ye have seen me, and yet believe not.
All that which the Father giveth me shall come
unto me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine
own will, but the will of him that sent me. And
this is the will of him that sent me, that of all that which he hath given
me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
For this is the will of my Father, that every
one that beholdeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have eternal
life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
The Jews therefore murmured concerning him,
because he said, I am the bread which came down out of heaven.
And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of
Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how doth he now say, I am come
down out of heaven? Jesus answered and said unto
them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can
come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him
up in the last day. It is written in the
prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard
from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he
that is from God, he hath seen the Father.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that
believeth hath eternal life. I am the bread of
life. Your fathers ate the manna in the
wilderness, and they died. This is the bread
which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down out of
heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea and the
bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.
The Jews therefore strove one with another,
saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily,
I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his
blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that
eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise
him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat
indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that
eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him.
As the living Father sent me, and I live because
of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me.
This is the bread which came down out of heaven:
not as the fathers ate, and died; he that eateth this bread shall live for
ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as
he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his
disciples, when they heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who
can hear it? But Jesus knowing in himself that
his disciples murmured at this, said unto them, Doth this cause you to
stumble? What then if ye should behold
the Son of man ascending where he was before? It
is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words
that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For
Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it
was that should betray him. And 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. Upon this many
of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Jesus said therefore unto the twelve, Would ye
also go away? Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to
whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
And we have believed and know that thou art the
Holy One of God. Jesus answered them, Did not I
choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil?
Now he spake of Judas the son of Simon
Iscariot, for he it was that should betray him, being one of the
And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee:
for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of
tabernacles, was at hand. His brethren therefore
said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also
may behold thy works which thou doest. For no man
doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou
doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.
For even his brethren did not believe on him.
Jesus therefore says unto them, My time is not
yet come; but your time is always ready. The
world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that its
works are evil. Go ye up unto the feast: I go not
up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.
And having said these things unto them, he abode
still in Galilee. But when his brethren
were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it
were in secret. The Jews therefore sought him at
the feast, and said, Where is he? And there was
much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a
good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.
Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the
Jews. But when it was now the midst of the feast
Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. The
Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having
never learned? Jesus therefore answered them and
said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.
If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know
of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from
myself. He that speaketh from himself seeketh
his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the
same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet
none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me?
The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who
seeketh to kill thee? Jesus answered and said
unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because thereof.
Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it
is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man.
If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath,
that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I
made a man every whit whole on the sabbath?
Judge not according to appearance, but judge
righteous judgment. Some therefore of them of
Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
And lo, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing
unto him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ?
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when
the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.
Jesus therefore cried in the temple, teaching
and saying, Ye both know me, and know whence I am; and I am not come of
myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
I know him; because I am from him, and he sent
me. They sought therefore to take him: and no
man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.
But 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 hath done? The Pharisees heard
the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests
and the Pharisees sent officers to take him.
Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while am I
with you, and I go unto him that sent me. Ye
shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come.
The Jews therefore said among themselves,
Whither will this man go that we shall not find him? will he go unto the
Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
What is this word that he said, Ye shall seek
me, and shall not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come?
Now 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. He that believeth on me, as the
scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.
But this spake he 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. Some
of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of
a truth the prophet. Others said, This is the
Christ. But some said, What, doth the Christ come out of Galilee?
Hath not the scripture said that the Christ
cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David
was? So there arose a division in the multitude
because of him. And some of them would have
taken him; but no man laid hands on him. The
officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said
unto them, Why did ye not bring him? The
officers answered, Never a man so spake. The
Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also led astray?
Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of
the Pharisees? But this multitude that knoweth
not the law are accursed. Nicodemus says unto
them (he that came to him before, being one of them),
Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear
from himself and know what he doeth? They
answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that
out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
And they went every man unto his own house:
but Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
And early in the morning he came again into the
temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught
them. And the scribes and the Pharisees bring a
woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst,
they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been
taken in adultery, in the very act. Now in the
law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her?
And this they said, trying him, that they might
have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his
finger wrote on the ground. But 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 with his finger
wrote on the ground. And they, when they heard
it, went out 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. And Jesus lifted up himself, and said
unto her, Woman, where are they? did no man condemn thee?
And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said,
Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.
Again therefore Jesus spake 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. The
Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy
witness is not true. Jesus answered and said
unto them, Even if I bear witness of myself, my witness is true; for I
know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I come, or
whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge
no man. Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true;
for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
Yea and in your law it is written, that the
witness of two men is true. I am he that beareth
witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
They said therefore unto him, Where is thy
Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me,
ye would know my Father also. These words spake
he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him;
because his hour was not yet come. He said
therefore again unto them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die
in your sin: whither I go, ye cannot come. The
Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he says, Whither I go, ye
cannot come? And he said unto them, Ye are 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 except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your
sins. They said therefore unto him, Who art
thou? Jesus said unto them, Even that which I have also spoken unto you
from the beginning. I 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 speak I unto the world.
They perceived not that he spake to them of the
Father. Jesus therefore said, When ye have
lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and
that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father taught me, I speak
these things. And he that sent me is with me; he
hath not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to
him. As he spake these things, many believed on
him. Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had
believed him, If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my
disciples; and ye shall know the truth, and the
truth shall make you free. They answered unto
him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man:
how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus
answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth
sin is the bondservant of sin. And the
bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.
If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye
shall be free indeed. I know that ye are
Abraham's seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free
course in you. I speak the things which I have
seen with my Father: and ye also do the things which ye heard from
your father. They answered and said unto
him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus says 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 truth, which I heard
from God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the works
of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; we
have one Father, even God. Jesus said
unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and
am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.
Why do ye not understand my speech? Even
because ye cannot hear my word. Ye 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 standeth 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 thereof.
But because I say the truth, ye believe me not.
Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say
truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of
God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear them not,
because ye are not of God. The Jews answered and
said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a
demon? Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I
honor my Father, and ye dishonor me. But I seek
not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my
word, he shall never see death. The Jews said
unto him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the
prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of
death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham,
who died? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself?
Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is
nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is
your God; and ye 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. Your
father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.
The Jews therefore said unto him, Thou art not
yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, Before Abraham was born, I am. They took up
stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of
And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his
birth. And his disciples asked him, saying,
Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?
Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his
parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
We must work the works of him that sent me, while
it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
When I am in the world, I am the light of the
world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the
ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the clay,
and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam
(which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed,
and came seeing. The neighbors therefore, and
they that saw him aforetime, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he
that sat and begged? Others said, It is he:
others said, No, but he is like him. He said, I am he.
They said therefore unto him, How then were
thine eyes opened? He answered, The man that is
called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to
Siloam, and wash: so I went away and washed, and I received sight.
And they said unto him, Where is he? He says, I
know not. They bring to the Pharisees him that
aforetime was blind. Now it was the sabbath on
the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
Again 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. Some therefore of the
Pharisees said, This man is not from God, because he keepeth not the
sabbath. But others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs?
And there was division among them. They say
therefore unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, in that he
opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.
The 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,
and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye
say was born blind? How then doth he now see?
His parents answered and said, We know that this
is our son, and that he was born blind: but how
he now seeth, we know not; or who opened his eyes, we know not: ask him;
he is of age; he shall speak for himself. These
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. Therefore
said his parents, He is of age; ask him. So 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. He
therefore answered, Whether he is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know,
that, whereas I was blind, now I see. They said
therefore unto him, What did he to thee? How opened he thine eyes?
He answered them, I told you even now, and ye
did not hear; wherefore would ye hear it again? would ye also become his
disciples? And they reviled him, and said, Thou
art his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses.
We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as
for this man, we know not whence he is. The man
answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that ye know not
whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.
We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any
man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.
Since the world began it was never heard that
any one opened the eyes of a man born blind. If
this man were not from God, he could do nothing.
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast
altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and
finding him, he said, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that
I may believe on him? Jesus said unto him, Thou
hast both seen him, and he it is that speaketh with thee.
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped
him. And Jesus said, For judgment came I into
this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may
become blind. Those of the Pharisees who were
with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind?
Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye would
have no sin: but now ye say, We see: your sin remaineth.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth
not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other
way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he
that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear
his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
When he hath put forth all his own, 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 him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they
understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that came before me are thieves and robbers:
but the sheep did not hear them. I 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. The thief cometh not,
but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have
life, and may have it abundantly. I am
the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.
He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd,
whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the
sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth
them: he fleeth because he is a
hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am
the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me,
even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the
Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And 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. Therefore doth
the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
No one taketh 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 received I from my Father.
There arose a division again among the Jews
because of these words. And many of them said,
He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Others said, These are not the sayings of one
possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
And it was the feast of the dedication at
Jerusalem: it was winter; and Jesus was walking
in the temple in Solomon's porch. The Jews
therefore came round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou hold
us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe
not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me.
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my
sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them,
and they follow me: and I give unto them
eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them
out of my hand. My Father, who hath given
them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch
them out of the Father's hand. I and the
Father are one. The Jews took up stones again
to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good
works have I showed you from the Father; for which of those works do ye
stone me? The Jews answered him, For a good
work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a
man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them,
Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of
God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),
say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and
sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son
of God? If I do not the works of my Father,
believe me not. But if I do them, though ye
believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that
the Father is in me, and I in the Father. They
sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.
And he went away again beyond the Jordan into
the place where John was at the first baptizing; and there be abode.
And many came unto him; and they said, John
indeed did no sign: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were
true. And many believed on him there.
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany,
of the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
And it was that Mary who anointed the Lord with
ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was
sick. The sisters therefore sent unto him,
saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
But 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. Now Jesus loved Martha, and
her sister, and Lazarus. When therefore he heard
that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he
was. Then after this he says to the disciples,
Let us go into Judaea again. The disciples say
unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest
thou thither again? Jesus answered, Are there
not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not,
because he seeth the light of this world. But
if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.
These things spake he: and after this he says
unto them, Our friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake
him out of sleep. The disciples therefore said
unto him, Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will recover.
Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they
thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.
Then Jesus therefore said unto them plainly,
Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes
that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go
unto him. Thomas therefore, who is called
Didymus, said unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die
with him. So when Jesus came, he found that he
had been in the tomb four days already. Now
Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off;
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and
Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was
coming, went and met him: but Mary still sat in the house.
Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou
hadst been here, my brother had not died. And
even now I know that, whatsoever thou will ask of God, God will give
thee. Jesus says unto her, Thy brother shall
rise again. Martha says unto him, I know that
he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and
the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;
and whosoever liveth and believeth on me shall
never die. Believest thou this? She says unto
him, Yea, Lord: I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of God,
even he that cometh into the world. And
when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister
secretly, saying, The Teacher is her, and calleth thee.
And she, when she heard it, arose quickly, and
went unto him. (Now Jesus was not yet come into
the village, but was still in the place where Martha met him.)
The 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. Mary therefore, when she came where
Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if
thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the
Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and
was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him?
They say unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus
wept. The Jews therefore said, Behold how he
loved him! But 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? Jesus therefore again
groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay
against it. Jesus says, Take ye away the
stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, says unto him, Lord, by
this time the body decayeth; for he hath been dead four days.
Jesus says unto her, Said I not unto thee,
that, if thou believedst, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted
up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou heardest me.
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but
because of the multitude that standeth around I said it, that they may
believe that thou didst send me. And when he
had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
He that was dead came forth, bound hand and
foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus
says unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary
and beheld that which he did, believed on him.
But some of them went away to the Pharisees,
and told them the things which Jesus had done.
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees
gathered a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many signs.
If we let him thus alone, all men will believe
on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our
nation. But a certain one of them, Caiaphas,
being high priest that year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
nor do ye take account that it is expedient for
you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation
perish not. Now this he said not of himself:
but, being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for
the nation; and not for the nation only, but
that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are
scattered abroad. So from that day forth they
took counsel that they might put him to death.
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the
Jews, but departed thence into the country near to the wilderness, into a
city called Ephraim; and there he tarried with the disciples.
Now the passover of the Jews was at hand: and
many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, to
purify themselves. They sought therefore for
Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, What think
ye? That he will not come to the feast? Now 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.
Jesus therefore six days before the passover
came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead.
So they made him a supper there: and Martha
served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.
Mary 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.
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, that
should betray him, says, Why was not this
ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?
Now 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. Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to
keep it against the day of my burying. For the
poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.
The common people therefore of the Jews learned
that he was there: and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they
might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests took counsel that they
might put Lazarus also to death; because that
by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
On the morrow a great multitude that had come
to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
took the branches of the palm trees, and went
forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.
And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat
thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter
of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
These things understood not his disciples at
the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these
things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
The multitude therefore that was with him when
he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, bare
witness. For this cause also the multitude went
and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign.
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves,
Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.
Now there were certain Greeks among those that
went up to worship at the feast: these
therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him,
saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh
and telleth Andrew: Andrew cometh, and Philip, and they tell Jesus.
And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is
come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain
of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if
it die, it beareth much fruit. He that loves
his life loseth it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep
it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let
him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man
serve me, him will the Father honor. Now is my
soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But
for this cause came I unto this hour. Father,
glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven,
saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
The multitude therefore, that stood by, and
heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel hath spoken to
him. Jesus answered and said, This voice hath
not come for my sake, but for your sakes. Now
is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast
out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth,
will draw all men unto myself. But this he
said, signifying by what manner of death he should die.
The multitude therefore answered him, We have
heard out of the law that the Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest
thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
Jesus therefore said unto them, Yet a little
while is the light among you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness
overtake you not: and he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither
he goeth. While ye have the light, believe on
the light, that ye may become sons of light. These things spake Jesus, and
he departed and hid himself from them. But
though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not on
him: that the word of Isaiah the prophet might
be fulfilled, which he spake,
Lord, who hath believed our report?
And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For this cause they could not believe, for that
Isaiah said again,
He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened
Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart,
And should turn,
And I should heal them.
These things said Isaiah, because he saw his
glory; and he spake of him. Nevertheless even
of the rulers many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did
not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
for they loved the glory that is of men
more than the glory that is of God. And
Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on
him that sent me. And he that beholdeth me
beholdeth him that sent me. I am come a light
into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the
darkness. And 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. He that rejecteth me, and
receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I
spake, the same shall judge him in the last day.
For I spake not from myself; but the Father
that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what
I should speak. And I know that his commandment
is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father
hath said unto me, so I speak.
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. And during supper, the devil
having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,
to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the
Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth
from God, and goeth unto God, riseth from
supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded
himself. Then he poureth water into the basin,
and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel
wherewith he was girded. So he cometh to Simon
Peter. He says unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou
knowest not now; but thou will understand hereafter.
Peter says unto him, Thou will never wash my
feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
Simon Peter says unto him, Lord, not my feet
only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus
says to him, He that is bathed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is
clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
For he knew him that should betray him;
therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So
when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again,
he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and ye say
well; for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the
Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
For I have given you an example, that ye also
should do as I have done to you. Verily,
verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither
one that is sent greater than he that sent him.
If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye
do them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I
have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth my
bread lifted up his heel against me. From
henceforth I tell you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to
pass, ye may believe that I am he.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that
receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me
receiveth him that sent me. When Jesus had thus
said, he was troubled in the spirit, and testified, and said, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
The disciples looked one on another, doubting
of whom he spake. There was at the table
reclining in Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Simon Peter therefore beckoneth to him, and
says unto him, Tell us who it is of whom he speaketh.
He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast
says unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus
therefore answereth, He it is, for whom I shall dip the sop, and give it
him. So when he had dipped the sop, he taketh and giveth it to Judas,
the son of Simon Iscariot. And after the
sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore says unto him, What
thou doest, do quickly. Now no man at the table
knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
For 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.
He then having received the sop went out
straightway: and it was night. When therefore
he was gone out, Jesus says, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is
glorified in him; and God shall glorify him in
himself, and straightway shall he glorify him.
Little children, yet a little while I am with
you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye
cannot come; so now I say unto you. A new
commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have
loved you, that ye also love one another. By
this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to
another. Simon Peter says unto him, Lord,
whither goest thou? Jesus answered, Whither I go, thou canst not follow
now; but thou will follow afterwards. Peter
says unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down
my life for thee. Jesus answereth, Wilt thou
lay down thy life for me? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall
not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God,
believe also in me. In my Father's house are
many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to
prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also. And
whither I go, ye know the way. Thomas says unto
him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; how know we the way?
Jesus says unto him, I am the way, and the
truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If ye had known me, ye would have known my
Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Philip says unto him, Lord, show us the Father,
and it sufficeth us. Jesus says unto him, Have
I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that
hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father?
Believest thou not 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 doeth his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that
believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater
works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will
I do. If ye love me, ye will keep my
commandments. And I will pray the Father, and
he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever,
even the Spirit of truth: whom the world
cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know
him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you.
Yet a little while, and the world beholdeth me
no more; but ye behold me: because I live, ye shall live also.
In that day ye shall know that I am in my
Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that
hath my commandments, and keepeth 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. Judas (not Iscariot)
says unto him, Lord, what is come to pass that thou wilt manifest thyself
unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus 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.
He that loves me not keepeth not my words: and
the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.
These things have I spoken unto you, while
yet abiding with you. But 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. Peace I leave with you; my peace I
give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.
Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I
come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto
the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you before it come to pass,
that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe.
I will no more speak much with you, for the
prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me;
but that the world may know that I love the
Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us
I am the true vine, and my Father is the
husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not
fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he
cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.
Already ye are clean because of the word which I
have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so
neither can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the
vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same
beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.
If 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. If ye abide in me,
and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done
unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye
bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples.
Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have
loved you: abide ye in my love. If ye keep my
commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments, and abide in his love. These
things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that
your joy may be made full. This is my
commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my
friends, if ye do the things which I command you.
No longer do I call you servants; for the
servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends;
for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you.
Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and
appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your
fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name,
he may give it you. These things I command you,
that ye may love one another. If the world
hates you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love
its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the
world, therefore the world hates you. Remember
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. But all these things
will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that
sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto
them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.
He that hates me hates my Father also.
If 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. But this cometh
to pass, that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law,
They hated me without a cause. But when the
Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even
the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear
witness of me: and ye also bear witness,
because ye have been with me from the beginning.
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye
should not be caused to stumble. They shall put
you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth
you shall think that he offereth service unto God.
And these things will they do, because they have
not known the Father, nor me. But these things
have I spoken unto you, that when their hour is come, ye may remember
them, how that I told you. And these things I said not unto you from the
beginning, because I was with you. But now I go
unto him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
But because I have spoken these things unto you,
sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I
tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go
not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send
him unto you. And he, when he is come, will
convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of
judgment: of sin, because they believe not on
me; of righteousness, because I go to the
Father, and ye behold me no more; of judgment,
because the prince of this world hath been judged.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye
cannot bear them now. Howbeit 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. He shall glorify me: for he shall
take of mine, and shall declare it unto you.
All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine:
therefore said I, that he taketh of mine, and shall declare it unto
you. A little while, and ye behold me no more;
and again a little while, and ye shall see me.
Some of his disciples therefore said one
to another, What is this that he says unto us, A little while, and ye
behold me not; and again a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because
I go to the Father? They said therefore, What
is this that he says, A little while? We know not what he says.
Jesus perceived that they were desirous to ask
him, and he said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning
this, that I said, A little while, and ye behold me not, and again a
little while, and ye shall see me? Verily,
verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall
rejoice: ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow,
because her hour is come: but when she is delivered of the child, she
remembereth no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is born into the
world. And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I
will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one
taketh away from you. And in that day ye shall
ask me no question. Verily, verily, I say unto you, if ye shall ask
anything of the Father, he will give it you in my name.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask,
and ye shall receive, that your joy may be made full.
These things have I spoken unto you in dark
sayings: the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in dark
sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the Father.
In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say
not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you;
for the Father himself loves you, because ye
have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father.
I came out from the Father, and am come into
the world: again, I leave the world, and go unto the Father.
His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou
plainly, and speakest no dark saying. Now know
we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask
thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is come, that ye
shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and
yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
These things have I spoken unto you, that in me
ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.
These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his
eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that
the son may glorify thee: even as thou gavest
him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast given him, he
should give eternal life. And this is life
eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou
didst send, even Jesus Christ. I
glorified thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which thou hast
given me to do. And now, Father, glorify thou me
with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world
was. I manifested thy name unto the men whom
thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to
me; and they have kept thy word. Now they know
that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee:
for the words which thou gavest me I have given
unto them; and they received them, and knew of a truth that I came
forth from thee, and they believed that thou didst send me.
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but
for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine:
and all things that are mine are thine, and
thine are mine: and I am glorified in them. And
I am no more in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee.
Holy Father, keep them in thy name which thou hast given me, that they may
be one, even as we are. While I was with
them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast given me: and I guarded
them, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the
scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to
thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy
made full in themselves. I have given them thy
word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as
I am not of the world. I pray not that thou
shouldest take them from the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from
the evil one. They are not of the world
even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in
the truth: thy word is truth. As thou didst
send me into the world, even so sent I them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that
they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
Neither for these only do I pray, but for them
also that believe on me through their word;
that they may all be one; even as thou, Father,
art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us: that the
world may believe that thou didst send me. And
the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may
be one, even as we are one; I in them,
and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may
know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.
Father, I desire that they also whom thou hast
given me be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou
hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, the world knew thee not,
but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;
and I made known unto them thy name, and will
make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and
I in them.
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. Now Judas
also, who betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus oft-times resorted
thither with his disciples. Judas then, having
received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests
and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that
were coming upon him, went forth, and says unto them, Whom seek ye?
They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus
says unto them, I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, was
standing with them. When therefore he said unto
them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Again therefore he asked them, Whom seek ye? And
they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I
told you that I am he; if therefore ye seek me, let these go their
way: that the word might be fulfilled which he
spake, Of those whom thou hast given me I lost not one.
Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it,
and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the
servant's name was Malchus. Jesus therefore
said unto Peter, Put up the sword into the sheath: the cup which the
Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? So
the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus
and bound him, and led him to Annas first; for
he was father in law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the
Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
And 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;
but Peter was standing at the door without. So
the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spake
unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
The maid therefore that kept the door says
unto Peter, Art thou also one of this man's disciples? He says, I
am not. Now 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. The high priest therefore
asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching.
Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the
world; I ever taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews
come together; and in secret spake I nothing.
Why askest thou me? Ask them that have heard
me, what I spake unto them: behold, these know the things which I
said. And when he had said this, one of the
officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou
the high priest so? Jesus answered him, If I
have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou
me? Annas therefore sent him bound unto
Caiaphas the high priest. Now Simon Peter was
standing and warming himself. They said therefore unto him, Art thou also
one of his disciples? He denied, and said, I am not.
One of the servants of the high priest, being a
kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did not I see thee in the
garden with him? Peter therefore denied again:
and straightway the cock crew. They 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. Pilate
therefore went out unto them, and says, What accusation bring ye against
this man? They answered and said unto him, If
this man were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up unto
thee. Pilate 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:
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled,
which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.
Pilate therefore entered again into the
Praetorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the
Jews? Jesus answered, Sayest thou this of
thyself, or did others tell it thee concerning me?
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation
and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this
world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight,
that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from
hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou
a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest 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 heareth my
voice. Pilate says unto him, What is truth?
And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and says unto
them, I find no crime in him. But ye have a
custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye
therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
They cried out therefore again, saying, Not
this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.)
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged
him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns,
and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple garment;
and they came unto him, and said, Hail, King of
the Jews! and they struck him with their hands.
And Pilate went out again, and says unto them,
Behold, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find no crime in
him. Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown
of thorns and the purple garment. And Pilate says unto them,
Behold, the man! When therefore the chief
priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify
him, crucify him! Pilate says unto them, Take him
yourselves, and crucify him: for I find no crime in him.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by
that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was
the more afraid; and he entered into the
Praetorium again, and says unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave
him no answer. Pilate therefore says unto him,
Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to release
thee, and have power to crucify thee? Jesus
answered him, Thou wouldest have no power against me, except it were given
thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath greater
sin. Upon this Pilate sought to release him:
but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou release this man, thou art not
Caesar's friend: every one that maketh himself a king speaketh against
Caesar. When 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.
Now it was the Preparation of the passover: it
was about the sixth hour. And he says unto the Jews, Behold, your King!
They therefore cried out, Away with him,
away with him, crucify him! Pilate says unto them, Shall I crucify
your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
Then therefore he delivered him unto them to be
crucified. They 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:
where they crucified him, and with him two
others, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on
the cross. And there was written, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
This title therefore read many of the Jews, for
the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it was
written in Hebrew, and in Latin, and in Greek.
The 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. Pilate answered, What I have written
I have written. The 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. They 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 says,
They parted my garments among them,
And upon my vesture did they cast lots.
These things therefore the soldiers did. But
there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's
sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the
disciple standing by whom he loved, he says unto his mother, Woman,
behold thy son! Then says he to the disciple,
Behold, thy mother! And from that hour the disciple took her unto his own
home. After this Jesus, knowing that all
things are now finished, that the scripture might be accomplished, says,
I thirst. There 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. When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and
gave up his spirit. The 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. The soldiers therefore
came, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified
with him: but when they came to Jesus, and saw
that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear
pierced his side, and straightway there came out blood and water.
And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and
his witness is true: and he knoweth that he says true, that ye also may
believe. For these things came to pass, that
the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
And again another scripture says, They shall
look on him whom they pierced. And 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. And 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. So they took the body
of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of
the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he
was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb wherein was
never man yet laid. There then because of the
Jews' Preparation (for the tomb was nigh at hand) they laid Jesus.
Now on the first day of the week cometh
Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth the
stone taken away from the tomb. She runneth
therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus
loved, and says unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb,
and we know not where they have laid him. Peter
therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they went toward the
tomb. And they ran both together: and the other
disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb;
and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen
cloths lying; yet entered he not in. Simon Peter
therefore also cometh, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he
beholdeth the linen cloths lying, and the
napkin, that was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but
rolled up in a place by itself. Then entered in
therefore the other disciple also, who came first to the tomb, and he saw,
and believed. For as yet they knew not the
scripture, that he must rise from the dead. So
the disciples went away again unto their own home.
But Mary was standing without at the tomb
weeping: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb;
and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting,
one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?
She says unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not
where they have laid him. When she had thus
said, she turned herself back, and beholdeth Jesus standing, and knew not
that it was Jesus. Jesus says unto her, Woman,
why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the
gardener, says unto him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where
thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
Jesus says unto her, Mary. She turneth
herself, and says unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher.
Jesus says 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.
Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the
disciples, I have seen the Lord; and that he had said these things
unto her. When 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
the midst, and says unto them, Peace be unto you.
And when he had said this, he showed unto them
his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw
the Lord. Jesus therefore said to them again,
Peace be unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them,
and says unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:
whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven
unto them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus,
was not with them when Jesus came. The other
disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto
them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my
hand into his side, I will not believe. And
after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them.
Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said,
Peace be unto you. Then says he to
Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach hither
thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and
my God. Jesus says unto him, Because thou hast
seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen,
and yet have believed. Many other signs
therefore did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not
written in this book: but these are written,
that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye may have life in his name.
After these things Jesus manifested himself
again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested
himself on this wise. There was together
Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee,
and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
Simon Peter says unto them, I go a fishing.
They say unto him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and entered
into the boat; and that night they took nothing.
But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on
the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
Jesus therefore says unto them, Children, have
ye aught to eat? They answered him, No. And he
said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall
find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the
multitude of fishes. That disciple therefore
whom Jesus loved says 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. But 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.
So when they got out upon the land, they see a
fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
Jesus says unto them, Bring of the fish which
ye have now taken. Simon Peter therefore went
up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty
and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent.
Jesus says unto them, Come and break
your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou?
knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus cometh, and
taketh the bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise.
This is now the third time that Jesus was
manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
So when they had broken their fast, Jesus says
to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these?
He says unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says unto
him, Feed my lambs. He says to him again a
second time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? He says unto him,
Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says unto him, Tend my
sheep. He says unto him the third time, Simon,
son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto
him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou
knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus says unto him,
Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou
wouldest: but when thou will be old, thou will stretch forth thy hands,
and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of
death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he says unto
him, Follow me. Peter, turning about, seeth the
disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned back on his breast at
the supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee?
Peter therefore seeing him says to Jesus,
Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus says
unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to
thee? Follow thou me. This 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 thee?
This is the disciple that beareth witness of
these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is
true. And there are also many other things
which Jesus did, the which if they should be written every one, I suppose
that even the world itself would not contain the books that should be