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New Testament - John

Chapter 1
1 THE Word was in the beginning, and that very Word was with God, and God was that Word.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 Everything came to be by his hand; and without him not even one thing that was created came to be.
4 The life was in him, and the life is the light of men.
5 And the same light shines in darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.
6 There was a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
7 He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that every man might believe by means of him.
8 He was not the light, but a witness to testify concerning the light.
9 He was the true light which lighted every man who came into the world.
10 He was in the world and the world was under his hand, and yet the world knew him not.
11 He came to his own, and his own did not receive him.
12 But those who received him, to them he gave power to become sons of God, especially to those who believed in his name,
13 Those who are not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but born of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, a glory like that of the first-born of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John witnessed concerning him and cried and said, This is the one whom I said, He is coming after me, and yet he is ahead of me, because he was before me.
16 And of his fulness we have all received, grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses; but truth and grace came into being by Jesus Christ.
18 No man has ever seen God; but the first-born of God, who is in the bosom of his Father, he has declared him.
19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
20 And he confessed and did not deny it; but he declared, I am not the Christ.
21 Then they asked him again, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you a prophet? And he said, No.
22 Then they said to him, Who are you? so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say concerning yourself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Straighten the highway of the Lord, as the prophet Isaiah said.
24 Those who were sent were from the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, saying to him, Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ nor Elijah nor a prophet?
26 John answered, saying to them, I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you do not know;
27 This is the one who comes after me and is ahead of me, the one even the strings of whose shoes I am not good enough to untie.
28 These things happened in Bethany at the Jordan crossing, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and he said, Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
30 This is the one of whom I said, The man who comes after me is yet ahead of me, because he was before me.
31 And I did not know him; but that he might be made known to Israel, I came to baptize with water.
32 And John testified, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it rested upon him.
33 And yet I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, The one upon whom you see the Spirit descending and resting, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.
34 And I saw and testified that this is the Son of God.
35 The next day John was standing with two of his disciples;
36 And he looked at Jesus while he walked, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God!
37 And when he said it, two of his disciples heard it; and they went after Jesus.
38 And Jesus turned around and saw them following him, and he said to them, What do you want? They said to him, Rabbi (Teacher), where do you live?
39 He said to them, Come, and you will see. And they came and saw where he stayed, and they remained with him that day; and it was about the tenth hour.
40 One of them who heard John and followed Jesus, was Andrew, the brother of Simon.
41 He saw his brother Simon first, and said to him, We have found the Christ.
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looked at him and said, You are Simon the son of Jonah; you are called Kepa (the Stone).
43 The next day Jesus wanted to leave for Galilee, and he found Philip, and said to him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Simon.
45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, We have found that Jesus, the son of Joseph, of Nazareth, is the one concerning whom Moses wrote in the law and the prophets.
46 Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and you will see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and he said of him, Behold, truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile!
48 Nathanael said to him, Whence do you know me? Jesus said to him. Even before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you.
49 Nathanael answered, saying to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.
50 Jesus said to him, Do you believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You shall see greater things than these.
51 He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to all of you that from now on you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending to the Son of man.


Chapter 2
1 ON the third day there was a marriage feast in Cana, a city of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 And Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the marriage feast.
3 And when the wine ran low, his mother said to Jesus, They have no wine.
4 Jesus said to her, What is it to me and to you, woman? My turn has not yet come.
5 His mother said to the helpers, Whatever he tells you, do it.
6 And there were Six stone jars placed there for the purification of the Jews, which could hold several gallons each.
7 Jesus said to them, Fill the jars with water; and they filled them up to the brim.
8 Then he said to them, Draw out now and bring it to the chief guest of the feast. And they brought it.
9 And when the chief guest tasted the water that had become wine, he did not know whence it had come; but the helpers knew, who had drawn the water. Then the chief guest called the bridegroom
10 And said to him, Every man at the first brings the best wine; and when they have drunk, then that which is weak; but you have kept the best wine until now.
11 This is the first miracle which Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and thus he showed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brothers and his disciples; and they remained there a few days.
13 And the Jewish passover was nearing; so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And he found in the temple those who were buying oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting.
15 And he made a whip of cord, and drove them all out of the temple, even the sheep and the oxen and the money changers; and he threw out their exchange money and upset their trays;
16 And to those who sold doves he said, Take these away from here; do not make my Fatherís house a house of trading.
17 And his disciples remembered that it is written, The zeal for thy house has given me courage.
18 The Jews answered, saying to him, What sign do you show us, that you are doing these things?
19 Jesus answered, saying to them, Tear down this temple and in three days I will raise it up.
20 The Jews said to him, It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?
21 But he spoke concerning the temple of his body.
22 When he rose from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scriptures and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when Jesus was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, a great many believed in him, because they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not entrust himself to them, because he understood every man.
25 And he needed no man to testify to him concerning any man; for he knew well what was in man.

Chapter 3
1 THERE was at that place a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews;
2 He came at night to Jesus and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent from God; for no man can do these miracles that you are doing unless God is with him.
3 Jesus answered, saying to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man is not born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus said to him, How can an old man be born again? Can he enter again a second time into his motherís womb and be born?
5 Jesus answered, saying to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man is not born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 What is born of flesh is flesh; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Do not be surprised because I have told you that you all must be born again.
8 The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound; but you do not know whence it comes and whither it goes; such is every man who is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered, saying to him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered, You are a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?
11 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak only what we know, and we testify only to what we have seen; and yet you do not accept our testimony.
12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how then will you believe me if I tell you about heavenly things?
13 No man has ascended to heaven except him who came down from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven.
14 Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of man is ready to be lifted up;
15 So that every man who believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world that he even gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world should be saved by him.
18 He who believes in him will not be condemned; and he who does not believe has already been condemned for not believing in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world and yet men have loved darkness more than light, because their works were evil.
20 For every one who does detestable things hates the light, and he does not come to the light, because his works cannot be covered.
21 But he who does truthful things comes to the light, so that his works may be known, that they are done through God.
22 After these things, Jesus and his disciples came to the land of Judea, and he remained there with them and baptized.
23 John also was baptizing at the spring of Aenon near to Shalim, because there was much water there; and they came and were baptized.
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 Now it happened that a dispute arose between one of Johnís disciples and a Jew about the ceremony of purifying.
26 So they came to John and told him, Teacher, he who was with you at the Jordan crossing, concerning whom you testified, behold, he also is baptizing and a great many are coming to him.
27 John answered, saying to them, No man can receive anything of his own will, except it is given to him from heaven.
28 You yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but only a messenger to go before him.
29 He who has a bride is the bridegroom; and the best man of the bridegroom is he who stands up and listens to him, and rejoices greatly because of the bridegroomís voice; this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must become greater and I lesser.
31 For he who has come from above is above all; and he who is of the earth is of the earth, and he speaks of earthly things; but he who has come from heaven is above all.
32 And he testifies of what he has seen and heard, and yet no man accepts his testimony.
33 He who accepts his testimony has set his seal that God is true.
34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God did not give the Spirit by measure.
35 The Father loves the Son, and has placed everything under his hand.
36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; and he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God shall remain on him.

Chapter 4
1 WHEN Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard he made many disciples and was baptizing more people than John,
2 Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples;
3 He left Judea and came again to Galilee.
4 He had to go through Samaritan territory.
5 Then he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the field which Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacobís well was there; and Jesus was tired by the fatigue of the journey, and sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 And there came a woman from Samaria to draw water; and Jesus said to her, Give me water to drink.
8 His disciples had entered into the city to buy food for themselves.
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, How is it? You are a Jew, and yet you ask me for a drink, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no social intercourse with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered, saying to her, If you only knew the gift of God and who is the man who said to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked him, and he would pave given you living water.
11 The woman said to him, My lord, you have no leather bucket and no deep well; where do you get the living water?
12 What! are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and he himself drank from it, and his sons and his sheep?
13 Jesus answered, saying to her, Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;
14 But whoever drinks of the water which I give him shall never thirst; but the same water which I give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to life everlasting·
15 The woman said to him, My lord, give me of this water, so that I may not thirst again and need not come and draw from here.
16 Jesus said to her, Go and call your husband, and come here.
17 She said to him, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You said well, I have no husband;
18 For you have had five husbands; and the one you now have is not your husband; what you said is true.
19 Then the woman said to him, My lord, I see that you are a prophet.
20 Our forefathers worshipped on this mountain; and you say the place where men must worship is in Jerusalem.
21 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the time is coming, when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will they worship the Father.
22 You worship what you do not know; but we worship what we do know; for salvation is from the Jews.
23 But the time is coming, and it is here, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father also desires worshippers such as these.
24 For God is Spirit; and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman said to him, I know that the Messiah (Christ) is coming; when he is come, he will teach us everything.
26 Jesus said to her, I am he who is speaking to you.
27 While he was talking, his disciples came and were surprised that he was talking with a married woman; but no one said to him, What do you want? or, What are you talking with her?
28 The woman then left her water jar, and went to the city and said to the men,
29 Come and see a man who told me everything which I have done; What! is he the Christ?
30 And the men went out of the city, and came to him.
31 During the interval his disciples begged him, saying, Teacher, eat.
32 But he said to them, I have food to eat of which you do not know.
33 The disciples said among themselves, What! did any man bring him something to eat?
34 Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
35 Do you not say that after four months comes the harvest? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes and look at the fields which have turned white and have long been ready for the harvest.
36 And he who reaps receives wages and gathers fruits to life everlasting, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.
37 For in this case the saying is true, One sows and another reaps.
38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; for others labored, and you have entered into their labor.
39 A great many Samaritans of that city believed in him because of the word of that woman, who testified, He told me everything which I have done.
40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them; and he stayed with them two days.
41 And a great many believed in him because of his word;
42 And they were saying to the woman, Henceforth it is not because of your word that we believe in him; for we ourselves have heard and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
43 Two days later, Jesus departed thence and went to Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet is not honored in his own city.
45 When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, for they had seen all the wonders he did at Jerusalem during the feast; for they also had come to the feast.
46 Then Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was at Capernaum a servant of a king, whose son was sick.
47 This man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee; so he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son; for he was near death.
48 Jesus said to him. Unless you see miracles and wonders, you will not believe.
49 The kingís servant said to him, My Lord, come down before the boy is dead.
50 Jesus said to him, Go, your son is healed. And the man believed the word that Jesus said to him and went away.
51 And as he was going down, his servants met him and brought him good news, saying, Your son is healed.
52 And he asked them, At what time was he healed? They said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
53 And his father knew that it was at that very hour when Jesus told him, Your son is healed; so he himself believed and his whole household.
54 This is again the second miracle which Jesus did after he came from Judea to Galilee.

Chapter 5
1 AFTER these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there was at Jerusalem a baptismal pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five entrances.
3 And at these entrances a great many sick people were lying, the blind, the lame, and the crippled; and they were waiting for the water to be stirred up;
4 For an angel of God went down at a certain time to the baptismal pool and stirred up the water; and whoever went in first after the stirring of the water was healed of any disease he had.
5 A man was there who had been sick for thirty-eight years.
6 Jesus saw this man lying down, and he knew that he had been waiting for a long time; so he said to him, Do you wish to be healed?
7 The sick man answered, saying, Yes, my Lord; but I have no man, when the water is stirred up, to put me into the baptismal pool; but while I am coming, another one goes in before me.
8 Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your quilt and walk.
9 And the man was healed immediately, and he got up and took his quilt and walked. And that day was the sabbath.
10 So the Jews said to him who was healed, It is the sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your quilt.
11 He answered, saying to them, He who healed me told me, Take up your quilt and walk.
12 And they asked him, Who is this man who said to you, Take up your quilt and walk?
13 But he who was healed did not know who he was; for Jesus was pressed by a large crowd which was at that place.
14 After a while, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are healed; do not sin again, for something worse might happen to you than at first.
15 And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.
16 And for this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and wanted to kill him, because he was doing these things on the sabbath.
17 But Jesus said to them, My Father works even until now, so I also work.
18 And for this the Jews wanted the more to kill him, not only because he was weakening the sabbath, but also because he said concerning God that he was his Father, and he was making himself equal with God.
19 Jesus answered, saying to them, Truly, truly, I say to you that the Son can do nothing of his own accord, except what he sees the Father doing; for the things which the Father does, the same the Son does also.
20 For the Father loves his Son, and he shows him everything that he does; and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may marvel.
21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to those whom he will.
22 For the Father does not judge any man, but he has entrusted all judgment to the Son;
23 So that every man should honor the Son, just as he honors the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who hears my word and believes him who has sent me has everlasting life; and he does not come before the judgment, but he passes from death to life.
25 Truly, truly, I say to you, The time is coming, and it is now already here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear it will live.
26 For as the Father has life in himself, even so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself.
27 And he has given him authority to execute judgment also, for he is the Son of man.
28 Do not wonder at this; for the time is coming, when all those who are in their graves will hear his voice,
29 And they will come out; those who have done good works to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil works to the resurrection of judgment.
30 I can do nothing of myself; but as I hear I judge, and my judgment is just; for I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
31 If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.
32 It is another one who testifies concerning me; and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is true.
33 You sent to John, and he testified concerning the truth.
34 But I do not receive any testimony from men; but I tell you these things so that you may be saved.
35 He was a lamp which burns and gives light; and you were willing to delight in his light for a while.
36 But I have a greater testimony than that of John; for the works which my Father has given me to finish, the same works which I do, testify concerning me, that the Father has sent me.
37 And the Father who sent me has testified concerning me. But you have never heard his voice nor seen his appearance.
38 And his word does not abide in you, because you do not believe in him whom he has sent.
39 Examine the scriptures; in them you trust that you have eternal life; and even they testify concerning me.
40 Yet you will not come to me, that you might have life everlasting.
41 I do not receive any praise from men.
42 But I know you well, that the love of God is not in you.
43 I have come in the name of my Father, and you do not receive me; if another should come in his own name, you will receive him.
44 How can you believe, when you accept praise one from another, but the praise from God only, you do not want?
45 What! do you think that I will accuse you before the Father; there is one who will accuse you, even Moses, in whom you trust.
46 For if you had believed in Moses, you would also have believed in me; for Moses wrote concerning me.
47 If you do not believe his writings, how then can you believe my words?

Chapter 6
1 AFTER these things, Jesus went to the port of the sea of Galilee, at Tiberias.
2 And a great many people followed him, because they saw the miracles which he performed on sick people.
3 So Jesus went up to the mountain, and he sat there with his disciples.
4 And the feast of the passover of the Jews was at hand.
5 And Jesus lifted up his eyes and saw a large crowd coming to him, and he said to Philip, Where can we buy bread that all these may eat?
6 He said this merely to test him; for he knew what he would do.
7 Philip said to him, Two hundred pennies worth of bread would not be sufficient for them, even if each one should take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
9 There is a boy here who has with him five barley loaves and two fish; but what are these for all of them?
10 Jesus said to them, Make all the men sit down. There was much grass in that place. So the men sat down, five thousand in number.
11 And Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and distributed it to those who were sitting down; likewise the fish also, as much as they wanted.
12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, so that nothing is lost.
13 And they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces which were left over by those who ate from five barley loaves.
14 Then the men who saw the miracle which Jesus performed said, Truly this is the prophet who is to come into the world.
15 But Jesus knew that they were ready to come and seize him to make him a king, so he departed to the mountain alone.
16 And when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea
17 And entered into a boat, and were going to the port of Capernaum. And now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
18 And the sea became rough, because a strong wind was blowing.
19 And they rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, and they saw Jesus walking on the sea; and as he drew towards their boat, they became afraid.
20 But Jesus said to them, It is I, do not be afraid.
21 So they wanted to receive him into the boat; but soon the boat reached the land to which they were going.
22 The next day, the multitude which stood waiting at the seaport saw no other boat there, except the boat in which the disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples.
23 But other boats had come from Tiberias, near the place where they had eaten bread when Jesus blessed it.
24 And when the people saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they entered the boats and came to Capernaum, looking for Jesus.
25 And when they found him at the seaport, they said to him, Teacher, when did you come here?
26 Jesus answered, saying to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but just because you ate bread and were filled.
27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you; for this one God the Father has sealed.
28 They said to him, What shall we do to work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered, saying to them, This is the work of God, that you should believe in him whom he has sent.
30 They said to him, What miracle do you perform that we may see and believe in you? What have you performed?
31 Our forefathers ate manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, It was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he who has come down from heaven, who gives life to the world.
34 They said to him, Our Lord, give us this bread always.
35 Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall never hunger; and he who believes in me shall never thirst.
36 But I have said to you that you have seen me and yet you do not believe.
37 Everyone whom my Father has given me shall come to me; and he who comes to me I will not cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not merely to do my own will, but to do the will of him who sent me.
39 This is the will of him who sent me that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but should raise it up at the last day.
40 For this is the will of my Father, that whoever sees the Son and believes in him shall have life everlasting; and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 Now the Jews murmured against him, for he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
42 And they said, Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he say, I have come down from heaven?
43 Jesus answered, saying to them, Do not murmur one with another.
44 No man can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 For it is written in the prophet, They shall all be taught by God. Everyone therefore who hears from the Father and learns from him will come to me.
46 No man can see the Father except him who is from God; he can see the Father.
47 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes in me has eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your forefathers ate manna in the wilderness, and yet they died.
50 This is the bread which came down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the living bread because I came down from heaven; if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread which I will give is my body, which I am giving for the sake of the life of the world.
52 The Jews argued one with another, saying, How can this man give us his body to eat?
53 Jesus said to them. Truly, truly I say to you, Unless you eat the body of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves,
54 He who eats of my body and drinks of my blood has eternal life; and I will raise him at the last day.
55 For my body truly is the food, and my blood truly is the drink.
56 He who eats my body and drinks my blood will abide with me, and I with him.
57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I am living because of the Father, so whoever eats of me will also live because of me.
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven; it is not like that manna which your forefathers ate and died; he who eats of this bread shall live forever.
59 These things he said in the synagogue while he was teaching at Capernaum.
60 Many of his disciples who heard it said, This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?
61 Jesus knew in himself that his disciples were murmuring about this; so he said to them, Does this cause you to stumble?
62 What then if you should see the Son of man ascending to the place where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that gives life; the body is of no account; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
64 But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew for a long while who were those who did not believe, and who was to betray him.
65 And he said to them, For this reason I have told you that no man can come to me unless it is given to him by my Father.
66 Just because of this saying a great many of his disciples turned away and did not walk with him.
67 So Jesus said to his twelve, What! do you also want to go away?
68 Simon Peter answered, saying, My Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 And we have believed and known that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
70 Jesus said to them, Did not I choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is Satan?
71 He said it concerning Judah, the son of Simon Iscariot; for he was the one of the twelve who was going to betray him.

Chapter 7
1 AFTER these things Jesus travelled in Galilee; for he did not wish to travel in Judea because the Jews wanted to kill him.
2 Now the Jewish feast of the tabernacles was at hand.
3 And his brothers said to Jesus, Depart from here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the works that you do.
4 For there is no man who does anything in secret and yet wants it to become known. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the people.
5 For not even his own brothers believed in Jesus.
6 Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come; but your time is always here.
7 The world cannot hate you; but it hates me, because I testify against it, that its works are evil.
8 You go up to this feast; I am not going just now to this feast, for my time is not yet come.
9 He said these things, and remained in Galilee.
10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret.
11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast and said, Where is he?
12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him; for some said, He is good; and others said, No, but he just deceives the people.
13 But no man spoke openly about him, because of the fear of the Jews.
14 Now about the middle period of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple and taught.
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How does this man know how to read when he has not been instructed?
16 Jesus answered, saying, My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
17 He who wills to do his will can understand if my teaching is from God or if I am just speaking of my own accord.
18 He who speaks of his own accord seeks glory for himself; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is no deception in his heart.
19 Did not Moses give you the law? And yet no one of you obeys the law. Why do you want to kill me?
20 The people answered, saying, You are crazy; who wants to kill you?
21 Jesus answered, saying to them, I have done one work, and all of you marvel.
22 Moses gave you circumcision, not because it is from Moses, but because it is from the forefathers; and yet you circumcise a man on the sabbath.
23 So if a man is circumcised on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; yet you murmur at me, because I healed a whole man on the sabbath day?
24 Do not judge by partiality, but judge a just judgment.
25 Then some of the men of Jerusalem were saying, Is not this the man whom they want to kill?
26 And yet he speaks openly, but they say nothing to him. Perhaps our elders have found out that he is the Christ?
27 Howbeit we know whence he comes; but when the Christ comes, no man will know whence he comes.
28 Jesus then lifted up his voice as he taught in the temple, saying, You know me, and you know whence I come; and yet I have not come of my own accord, but he who sent me is true, whom you do not know.
29 But I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me.
30 So they wanted to seize him; and no man laid hands on him, because his time had not yet come.
31 But a great many of the people believed in him and said, When the Christ comes, will he do greater wonders than this man does?
32 The Pharisees heard the people talking about him; so they and the high priests sent soldiers to arrest him.
33 And Jesus said, I am with you just a short while, and I am going to him who sent me.
34 You will seek me, but you will not find me; and where I am you cannot come.
35 Then the Jews said among themselves, Where is he going, that we cannot find him? Is he planning to go to the countries of the Gentiles to teach the pagans?
36 What does this word mean which he said, You will seek me and you will not find me, and where I am you cannot come?
37 Now on the greatest day, which is the last day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, just as the scriptures have said, the rivers of living water shall flow from within him.
39 He said this concerning the Spirit, which they who believe in him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40 Many of the people who heard his words were saying, This man truly is a prophet.
41 Others were saying, He is the Christ; but others said, Is it possible that Christ should come from Galilee?
42 Does not the scripture say that Christ will come from the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the town of David?
43 So the people were divided because of him.
44 And there were some men among them who wanted to seize him; but no man laid hands on him.
45 And the soldiers returned to the high priests and the Pharisees; and the priests said to them, Why did you not bring him?
46 The soldiers said to them, Never a man has spoken as this man speaks.
47 The Pharisees said to them, What! have you also been deceived?
48 Have any of the leaders or of the Pharisees believed in him,
49 Except this cursed people who do not know the law?
50 Nicodemus, one of them, who had come to Jesus at night, said to them,
51 Does our law convict a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he has done?
52 They answered, saying to him, What! are you also from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet will rise up from Galilee.
53 So everyone went to his own house.

Chapter 8
1 THEN Jesus went to the mount of Olives.
2 And in the morning he came again to the temple, and all the people were coming to him; and he sat down and taught them.
3 Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in adultery; and they made her to stand in the midst.
4 They said to him, Teacher, this woman was caught openly in the act of adultery.
5 Now in the law of Moses it is commanded that women such as these should be stoned; but what do you say?
6 They said this to tempt him, that they might have a cause to accuse him. While Jesus was bent down, he was writing on the ground.
7 When they were through questioning him, he straightened himself up and said to them, He who is among you without sin, let him first throw a stone at her.
8 And again as he bent down, he wrote on the ground.
9 And when they heard it, they left one by one, beginning with the elders; and the woman was left alone in the midst.
10 When Jesus straightened himself up, he said to the woman, Where are they? Did no man condemn you?
11 She said, No man, Lord. Then Jesus said, Neither do I condemn you; go away, and from henceforth, do not sin again.
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but he shall find for himself the light of life.
13 The Pharisees said to him, You testify concerning yourself; your testimony is not true.
14 Jesus answered, saying to them, Even though I testify concerning myself, my testimony is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go; but you do not know whence I came or whither I go.
15 You judge according to the flesh; but I judge no man.
16 And if I should judge, my judgment is true; because I am not doing it alone, but I and my Father who sent me.
17 And it is written in your own law that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I testify concerning myself, and my Father who sent me testifies concerning me.
19 They said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, saying to them, You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also.
20 These words he spoke in the treasury while he taught in the temple; and no man arrested him, for his time had not yet come.
21 Jesus again said to them, I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins; and where I am going you cannot come.
22 The Jews said, What! will he kill himself? For he says, Where I am going, you cannot come.
23 And he said to them, You are from below, and I am from above; you are of this world, but I am not of this world.
24 I told you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins.
25 The Jews said, Who are you? Jesus said to them, Even though I should begin to speak to you,
26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you; but he who sent me is true; and I speak in the world only those things which I have heard from him.
27 They did not understand that he spoke to them concerning the Father.
28 Again Jesus said to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will understand that I am he, and I do nothing of my own accord; but as my Father has taught me, so I speak just like him.
29 And he who sent me is with me; and my Father has never left me alone, because I always do what pleases him.
30 While he was speaking these words, a great many believed in him.
31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, If you abide by my word, you are truly my disciples.
32 And you will know the truth, and that very truth will make you free.
33 They said to him, We are the offspring of Abraham, and we have never been enslaved to any man; how do you say, You will be free people?
34 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is a servant of sin.
35 And a servant does not remain in the house forever, but the son remains forever.
36 If therefore, the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
37 I know you are the descendants of Abraham; but still you want to kill me, because you have no room in you for my word.
38 I speak what I have seen with my Father; and you do what you have seen with your father.
39 They answered, saying to him, Our own father is Abraham. Jesus said to them, If you were the sons of Abraham, you would be doing the works of Abraham.
40 But behold, now you want to kill me, even a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.
41 But you do the works of your father. They said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, God.
42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came from God; I did not come of my own accord, but he sent me.
43 Why therefore do you not understand my word? Because you cannot obey my word?
44 You are from the father of accusation, and you want to do the lusts of your father, he who is a murderer of men from the very beginning and who never stands by the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks he speaks his own lie, because he is a liar, and the father of lies.
45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.
46 Which one of you can rebuke me because of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe me?
47 He who is of God, hears Godís words; for this reason you do not hear, because you are not of God.
48 The Jews answered, saying to him, Did we not say well, that you are a Samaritan and that you are crazy?
49 Jesus said to them, I am not crazy; but I honor my Father, and you curse me.
50 I do not seek my glory; there is one who seeks and judges.
51 Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever obeys my word shall never see death.
52 The Jews said to him, Now we are sure that you are insane. Abraham and the prophets have died; and yet you say, Whoever obeys my word shall never taste death.
53 What! are you greater than our father Abraham who died, and the prophets who died? Whom do you make yourself?
54 Jesus said to them, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing; but it is my Father who honors me, the one of whom you say, He is our God.
55 Yet you have not known him, but I know him; and if I should say, I do not know him, I would be a liar like yourselves; but I do know him, and I obey his word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it and was glad.
57 The Jews said to him, You are not yet fifty years old, and yet have you seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was born, I was.
59 So they took up stones, to stone him; and Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, and he passed through the midst of them and went away.

Chapter 9
1 AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his motherís womb.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Teacher, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus said to them, Neither did he sin nor his parents. But that the works of God might be seen in him,
4 I must do the works of him who sent me, while it is day; the night comes when no man can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he said these words, he spat on the ground and mixed clay with his saliva, and he placed it on the eves of the blind man.
7 Then he said to him, Go and wash in the baptismal pool of Shiloha. He went and washed, and he came seeing.
8 His neighbors and those who had seen him before begging, said, Is not this he who used to sit down and beg?
9 Some said, It is he; and some said, No, but he resembles him; but he said, I am he.
10 Then they said to him, How were your eyes opened?
11 He answered, saying to them, A man whose name is Jesus made clay and placed it on my eyes, and he said to me, Go and wash in the water of Shiloha; and I went and washed, and I see.
12 They said to him, Where is he? He said to them, I do not know.
13 So they brought to the Pharisees him who had been blind from his birth.
14 Now it was the sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
15 Again the Pharisees asked him, How did you receive your sight? He said to them, He placed clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.
16 Then some of the Pharisees said. This man is not from God, because he does not observe the sabbath; others said, How can a man who is a sinner do these miracles? And there was a division among them.
17 They said to the blind man again. What do you say concerning him who opened your eyes? He said to them, I say he is a prophet.
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
19 And they asked them, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?
20 His parents answered, saying, We know that he is our son and that he was born blind.
21 But how he sees now or who opened his eyes we do not know; he is of age, ask him, he will speak for himself.
22 His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had decided already that if any man should confess that he is the Christ, they would put him out of the synagogue.
23 For this reason his parents said, He is of age, ask him.
24 So they called a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give praise to God, for we know that this man is a sinner.
25 He answered, saying to them, If he is a sinner I do not know; but I do know one thing, that I was blind and now behold, I see.
26 They said to him again, What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?
27 He said to them, I have already told you, and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? What! do you also want to become his disciples?
28 Then they cursed him and said to him, You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
29 And we know that God spoke with Moses; but as for this man, we do not know whence he is.
30 The man answered, saying to them, This is surprising, that you do not know whence he is, and yet he opened my eyes.
31 We know that God does not hear the voice of sinners; but he hears the one who reveres him and does his will.
32 From ages it has never been heard that a man opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
33 If this man were not from God, he could not have done this.
34 They answered, saying to him, You were wholly born in sins, and yet do you teach us? And they cast him out.
35 And Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and he found him and said to him, Do you believe in the Son of God?
36 He who was healed answered, saying, Who is he, my Lord, so that I may believe in him?
37 Jesus said to him, You have seen him, and he is the one who is speaking with you.
38 He said, I do believe, my Lord; and he fell down and worshipped him.
39 Then Jesus said to him, I have come for the judgment of this world, so that those who cannot see may see, and those who see may become blind.
40 When some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, they said to him, What! are we also blind?
41 Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, We see; because of this your sin remains.

Chapter 10
1 TRULY, truly, I say to you, He who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up from another place, is a thief and a bandit.
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the doorkeeper opens the door, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by their names and brings them out.
4 And when he has brought out his sheep, he goes before them; and his own sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
5 The sheep do not follow a stranger, but they run away from him, because they do not know the voice of a stranger.
6 Jesus spoke this parable to them; but they did not understand what he was telling them.
7 Jesus said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All who have come are thieves and bandits, if the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door; if any man enter by me, he shall live and he shall come in and go out and find pasture.
10 A thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd; a good shepherd risks his life for the sake of his sheep.
12 But the hired person who is not the shepherd and who is not the owner of the sheep, when he sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep and runs away; and the wolf comes and seizes and scatters the sheep.
13 The hired person runs away because he is hired and does not care for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know my own, and my own know me.
15 Just as my Father knows me, I also know my Father; and I lay down my life for the sake of the sheep.
16 I have other sheep also, which are not of this fold; them too I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and all the sheep will become one flock and one shepherd.
17 This is why my Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it up again.
18 No man takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own will. Therefore I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.
19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He is insane and rambles; why do you listen to him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of a crazy man. Can a crazy man open the eyes of the blind?
22 Then came the feast of dedication at Jerusalem, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomonís porch.
24 Then the Jews surrounded him and said to him, How long do you vex our soul with uncertainty? If you are the Christ, tell us openly.
25 Jesus answered, saying to them, I have told you, but you do not believe; yet the works which I do in the name of my Father testify of me.
26 But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep, just as I told you.
27 My own sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me;
28 And I give to them eternal life; and they will never perish, and no man will snatch them from my hands.
29 For my Father who gave them to me is greater than all; and no man can snatch anything from my Fatherís hand.
30 I and my Father are of one accord.
31 Then the Jews again took up stones to stone him.
32 Jesus said to them, I have shown you many good works from my Father; for which one of them do you stone me?
33 The Jews said to him, It is not because of the good works we stone you, but because you blaspheme; for while you are only a man, you make yourself God.
34 Jesus said to them, Is it not so written in your law, I said, you are gods?
35 If he called them gods because the word of God was with them (and the scripture cannot be broken)
36 Why to the one whom the Father sanctified and sent to the world, do you say, You blaspheme, just because I said to you, I am the Son of God.
37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not believe me.
38 But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe in me, believe in the works, so that you may know and believe that my Father is with me and I am with my Father.
39 And they wanted again to seize him; but he escaped from their hands.
40 And he went away to the Jordan crossing, to the place where John was, where he first baptized; and he remained there.
41 And many men came to him and said, John did not perform a single miracle; but everything which John said concerning this man is true.
42 And many believed in him.

Chapter 11
1 NOW there was a man who was sick, Lazar of the town of Bethany, the brother of Mary and Martha.
2 This is the Mary who anointed the feet of Jesus with perfume and wiped them with her hair. The Lazar who was sick was her brother.
3 His two sisters therefore sent to Jesus, saying, Our Lord, behold, the one whom you love is sick.
4 Jesus said, This is not a sickness of death, but for the sake of the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified on his account.
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazar.
6 When he heard he was sick, he remained two days in the place where he was.
7 After that he said to his disciples, Come, let us go again to Judea.
8 His disciples said to him, Teacher, not long ago the Jews wanted to stone you, and yet are you going there again?
9 Jesus said to them, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walks by daytime, he will not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
10 But if a man travels at nighttime, he will stumble, because there is no light in it.
11 Jesus said these things; and after that he said to them, Our friend Lazar is asleep; but I am going to awaken him.
12 His disciples said to him, Our Lord, if he is sleeping, he will get well.
13 But Jesus spoke of his death; and they thought that what he said was sleeping in bed.
14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, Lazar is dead;
15 And I am glad I was not there, for your sakes, so that you may believe; but let us walk there.
16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, Let us also go and die with him.
17 So Jesus came to Bethany, and he found that Lazar had been four days in the tomb.
18 Now Bethany was towards Jerusalem, a distance of about two miles.
19 And many Jews kept coming to Martha and Mary to comfort their hearts concerning their brother.
20 When Martha heard that Jesus had come, she went out to meet him; but Mary sat in the house.
21 Then Martha said to Jesus, My Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, he will give you.
23 Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise up.
24 Martha said to him, I know he will rise up in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, even though he die, he shall live.
26 And whoever is alive and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?
27 She said to him, Yes, my Lord; I do believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come to the world.
28 And when she had said these things, she went away and called her sister Mary secretly and said to her, Our teacher has come, and he is calling for you.
29 When Mary heard it, she rose up quickly and came to him.
30 Jesus had not yet come into the town, but he was still at the same place where Martha met him.
31 The Jews also who were with her in the house, comforting her, when they saw Mary rise up quickly and go out, followed her, for they thought she was going to the tomb to weep.
32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she threw herself at his feet and said to him, My Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
33 When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews weeping, who had come with her, he was moved in his spirit and was greatly disturbed.
34 And he said, Where have you laid him? They said to him, Our Lord, come and see.
35 And Jesus was in tears.
36 The Jews then said, See how much he loved him!
37 Some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of that blind man, have also kept this man from dying?
38 As Jesus was disturbed in himself because of them, he came to the tomb. That tomb was a cave, and a stone was placed at the entrance.
39 Jesus said, Take away this stone. Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, My Lord, already his body stinks, for he has been dead four days.
40 Jesus said to her, Did not I say to you that if vow believe, you will see the glory of God?
41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted his eyes upwards and said, O Father, I thank thee for thou hast heard me,
42 And I know that thou always hearest me; but I say these things just because of this people who stand around, so that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43 And when he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, Lazar, come out.
44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with burial clothes, and his face bound with a burial napkin. Jesus said to them, Loose him and let him go.
45 Many of the Jews who had come to Mary, when they saw what Jesus had done, believed in him.
46 And some of them went to the Pharisees and told them everything Jesus had done.
47 So the high priests and the Pharisees gathered together and said, What shall we do? For this man does many miracles.
48 If we allow him to continue like this, all men will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take over both our country and our people.
49 But one of them, called Caiaphas, who was the high priest for that year, said to them, You know nothing;
50 Nor are you reasoning that it is much better for us that one man should die instead of the people, and not all the people perish.
51 He did not say this of himself; but because he was the high priest for that year, he prophesied that Jesus had to die for the sake of the people;
52 And not only for the sake of the people, but also to gather together the children of God who are scattered abroad.
53 And from that very day, they decided to kill him.
54 Jesus therefore did not walk openly among the Jews, but went away thence to a place which is close to the wilderness, in the province of Ephraim; and he remained there with his disciples.
55 Now the Jewish passover was at hand; and many went up from the towns to Jerusalem, before the feast, to purify themselves.
56 And they were looking for Jesus, and at the temple they kept saying to one another, What do you think, will he not come to the feast?
57 But the high priests and the Pharisees had already commanded that if any man should know where he was, he should let them know, so that they might seize him.


Chapter 12
1 SIX days before the passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazar was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2 And they gave him a banquet there; Martha served; but Lazar was one of the guests who were with him.
3 Then Mary took a cruse containing pure and expensive nard. and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 And Judah of Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was about to betray him, said,
5 Why was not this oil sold for three hundred pennies, and given to the poor?
6 He said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and the purse was with him, and he carried whatever was put into it.
7 Jesus then said, Let her alone; she has kept it for the day of my burial.
8 For you have the poor always with you, but me you have not always.
9 Many people of the Jews heard that Jesus was there; so they came, not only on account of Jesus, but also to see Lazar, whom he had raised from the dead.
10 And the high priests were thinking of killing Lazar also;
11 Because on his account a great many Jews were leaving and believing in Jesus.
12 On the next day, a large crowd which had come to the feast when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 Took branches of palm trees, and went out to greet him, and they cried out and said, Hosanna, Blessed is the king of Israel who comes in the name of the Lord.
14 And Jesus found an ass and sat on it; as it is written,
15 Fear not, O daughter of Zion; behold, your king comes to you, riding on the colt of an ass.
16 His disciples did not understand these things at that time; but when Jesus was glorified, then his disciples remembered that these things were written concerning him and that they had done these things to him.
17 The people who were with him testified that he had called Lazar from the tomb and raised him from the dead.
18 It was on this account that large crowds went out to meet him, for they heard that he had performed this miracle.
19 The Pharisees said one to another, Do you see that you have not been able to gain anything? Behold, all the people have gone after him.
20 Now there were some Gentiles among them who had come up to worship at the feast.
21 They came and approached Philip of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, My lord, we would like to see Jesus.
22 Philip came and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
23 Jesus answered, saying to them, The hour has come that the Son of man should be glorified.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a grain of wheat falls and dies in the ground, it will be left alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
25 He who loves his life will lose it; and he who has no concern for his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also will my servant be; he who serves me, him my Father will honor.
27 Now my soul is disturbed, and what shall I say? O my Father, deliver me from this hour; but for this cause I came to this very hour.
28 O Father, glorify thy name. Then a voice was heard from heaven, I am glorified, and I shall again be glorified.
29 And the people who stood by heard it and said, It was thunder; others said, An angel spoke to him.
30 Jesus answered, saying to them, This voice was not on my account, but for your sake.
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the leader of this world will be cast out.
32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw every man to me.
33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was to die.
34 The people said to him, We have heard from the law that the Christ shall remain forever; how do you say that the Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?
35 Jesus said to them, The light is with you for a little while; walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overcome you; and he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become the sons of the light. Jesus spoke these things, and went away and hid himself from them.
37 Even though he had performed all of these miracles before them, yet they did not believe in him,
38 So that the word of the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled, who said, My Lord, who will believe our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
39 For this reason, they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
40 Their eyes have become blind and their hearts darkened, so that they cannot see with their eyes and understand with their hearts; let them return and I will heal them.
41 Isaiah said these things when he saw his glory and spoke concerning him.
42 Many of the leading men also believed in him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they might not be cast out of the synagogue.
43 For they loved the honor of men more than the glory of God.
44 Jesus cried out, saying, He who believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me.
45 And he who sees me has already seen him who sent me.
46 I have come into the world as the light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.
47 And he who hears my words, and does not obey them, I will not judge him; for I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He who oppresses me and does not receive my words, there is one who will judge him; the word which I have spoken, it will judge him at the last day.
49 For I did not speak of myself; but the Father who sent me, he commanded me what to say and what to speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting; these things therefore which I speak, just as my Father told me, so I speak.

Chapter 13
1 NOW before the feast of the passover, Jesus knew the hour had come to depart from this world to his Father. He loved his own who were in this world, and he loved them to the end.
2 During supper, Satan put into the heart of Judah, son of Simon of Iscariot, to deliver him.
3 But Jesus, because he knew that the Father had given everything into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God,
4 Rose from supper and laid aside his robe; and he took a cloth and tied it around his loins.
5 Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples and to wipe them with the cloth which was tied around his loins.
6 When he came to Simon Peter, Simon said to him, Are you, my Lord, going to wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered, saying to him, What I am doing, you do not know now, but later you will understand.
8 Then Simon Peter said to him, You will never wash my feet. Jesus said to him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with me.
9 Simon Peter said to him, Then, my Lord, wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus said to him, He who has bathed does not need except to wash his feet only, for he is already all clean; so you are all clean, but not everyone of you.
11 For Jesus knew him who was to betray him; therefore he said, Not everyone of you is clean.
12 When he had washed their feet, he put on his robes and sat down; and he said to them, Do you know what I have done to you?
13 You call me Teacher and Lord; and what you say is well, for I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, how much more should you wash one anotherís feet?
15 For I have given you this as an example, so that just as I have done to you, you should also do.
16 Truly, truly, I say to you, There is no servant who is greater than his master; and no apostle who is greater than he who sent him.
17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
18 I do not say this concerning all of you, for I know those whom I have chosen; but that the scripture might be fulfilled, He who eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.
19 I tell you now before it happens, that when it happens, you may believe that I am he.
20 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who receives him whom I send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
21 Jesus said these things, and he was disturbed in spirit, and testified, saying, Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.
22 The disciples then looked at each other, because they did not know concerning whom he spoke.
23 Now there was one of his disciples who was leaning on his bosom, the one whom Jesus loved.
24 Simon Peter beckoned to him, to ask him of whom he spoke.
25 So that disciple leaned himself on the breast of Jesus, and said to him, My Lord, who is he?
26 Jesus answered, saying, The one for whom I dip bread and give it to him. So Jesus dipped the bread, and gave it to Judah, the son of Simon of Iscariot.
27 And after the bread, Satan took possession of him. So Jesus said to him, What you are going to do, do it soon.
28 But no man of those who were sitting at the table understood what he said to him.
29 For some of them thought, because the purse was with Judah, that he ordered him to buy what was needed for the feast or to give something to the poor.
30 So Judah then received the bread and went outside immediately; and it was night when he went out.
31 Jesus then said, Now the Son of man is glorified, and God is glorified by him.
32 If God is glorified by him, God will also glorify him by himself, and he will glorify him at once.
33 My sons, I am with you yet a little while, and you will seek me. And just as I said to the Jews, Where I go you cannot come; the same I now tell you also.
34 A new commandment I give you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 By this every man shall know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.
36 Simon Peter said to him, Our Lord, where are you going? Jesus answered, saying to him, Where I go you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.
37 Simon Peter said to him, My Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will even lay down my life for you.
38 Jesus said to him, Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, The cock shall not crow, until you have denied me three times.

Chapter 14
1 LET not your heart be troubled; believe in God, and believe in me also.
2 In my Fatherís house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to me, so that where I am you may be also.
4 You know where I am going and you know the way.
5 Thomas said to him, Our Lord, we do not know where you are going; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life; no man comes to my Father except by me.
7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; from henceforth you know him and you have seen him.
8 Philip said to him, Our Lord, show us the Father, and that is enough for us.
9 Jesus said to him, All this time I have been with you, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who sees me has seen the Father; and how do you say, Show us the Father?
10 Do you not believe that I am with my Father and my Father is with me? The words that I speak, I do not speak of myself; but my Father who abides with me does these works.
11 Believe that I am with my Father and my Father is with me; and if not, believe because of the works.
12 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes in me shall do the works which I do; and even greater than these things he shall do, because I am going to my Father.
13 And whatever you ask in my name, I will do it for you, so that the Father may be glorified through his Son.
14 If you ask me in my own name, I will do it.
15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will ask of my Father, and he will give you another Comforter, to be with you for ever,
17 Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it has not seen him and does not know him; but you know him because he abides with you and is in you.
18 I will not leave you bereaved, for I will come to you after a little while.
19 And the world will not see me, but you will see me; because I live, you shall live also.
20 In that day you will know that I am with my Father, and you are with me, and I am with you.
21 He who has my commandments with him and obeys them is the one who loves me; he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.
22 Judah (not of Iscariot) said to him, My Lord, why is it that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?
23 Jesus answered, saying to him, He who loves me keeps my word; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make a place of abode with him.
24 But he who does not love me does not keep my word; and this word which you hear is not my own but the Fatherís who sent me.
25 I have spoken these things to you while I am with you.
26 But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name will teach you everything, and remind you of everything which I tell you.
27 Peace I leave with you; my own peace I give you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.
28 You heard that I told you, I am going away, and I will come to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice because I am going to my Father; for my Father is greater than I.
29 And now behold, I have told you before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe.
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you; for the prince of this world comes; and yet he has nothing against me.
31 But that the world may know that I love my Father, and as my Father has commanded me, so I do. Arise, let us go away from here.

Chapter 15
1 I AM the true vine, and my Father is the laborer.
2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he cuts off; and the one which bears fruit, he prunes so that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 You have already been pruned because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Remain with me and I with you. Just as a branch cannot give fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, even so you cannot unless you remain with me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains with me, and I with him, will bear abundant fruit; for without me you can do nothing.
6 Unless a man remains with me, he will be cast outside like a branch which is withered, which they pick up and throw into the fire to be burned.
7 If you remain with me, and my words remain with you, whatever you ask shall be done for you.
8 In this the Father will be glorified, that you bear abundant fruit and be my disciples.
9 Just as my Father has loved me, I also have loved you; abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, even as I have kept my Fatherís commandments and abide in his love.
11 I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be full.
12 This is my commandment: That you love one another just as I have loved you.
13 There is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for the sake of his friends.
14 You are my friends if you do everything that I command you.
15 Henceforth I will not call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master does; but I have always called you my friends, because everything that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you, and I have appointed you, that you also should go and produce fruit and that your fruit might remain, so that whatever you ask my Father in my name, he will give it to you.
17 I command these things to you so that you may love one another.
18 If the world hates you, know well that it has hated me before you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but you are not of the world for I have chosen you out of the world; this is why the world hates you.
20 Remember the word which I said to you, that no servant is greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
21 But they will do all these things to you for the sake of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would be without sin; but now they have no excuse for their sins.
23 He who hates me hates my Father also.
24 If I had not done works before their eyes, such as no other man has ever done, they would be without sin; but now they have seen and hated me and also my Father,
25 So that the word which is written in their law may be fulfilled, They hated me for no reason.
26 But when the Comforter comes, whom I will send to you from my Father, the Spirit of truth which proceeds from my Father, he will testify concerning me.
27 And you also will testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

Chapter 16
1 I HAVE spoken these things to you so that you may not stumble.
2 For they will put you out of their synagogues; and the hour will come that whoever kills you will think that he has offered an offering to God.
3 And these things they will do because they have not known my Father, nor me.
4 I have spoken these things to you that when their time does come, you may remember them, and that I told you. And these things I did not tell you before because I was with you.
5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and yet no one of you asks me, Where are you going?
6 But because I told you these things, sorrow has come and filled your hearts.
7 But I tell you the truth, It is better for you that I should go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I should go, I will send him to you.
8 And when he is come, he will rebuke the world concerning sin, concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment;
9 Concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
10 Concerning righteousness, because I go to my Father and you will not see me again;
11 Concerning judgment, because the leader of this world has been judge.
12 Again, I have many other things to tell you, but you cannot grasp them now.
13 But when the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak from himself, but what he hears he will speak; and he will make known to you things which are to come in the future.
14 He will glorify me, because he will take of my own and show it to you.
15 Everything that my Father has is mine; this is the reason why I told you that he will take of my own and show it to you.
16 A little while, and you will not see me; and again a little while, and you will see me, because I am going to the Father.
17 Then his disciples said to one another, What is this that he said to us, A little while, and you will not see me; and again a little while, and you will see me; and, because I am going to my Father?
18 And they said, What is this that he said, A little while? We cannot understand what he talks about.
19 Jesus knew that they desired to ask him, and he said to them, Are you inquiring among yourselves concerning this that I told you, A little while, and you will not see me; and again a little while, and you will see me?
20 Truly, truly, I say to you that you will weep and wail, and yet the world will rejoice; and you will be sad, but your sadness will be changed into gladness.
21 When a woman is in travail, she is depressed because her day has arrived; but when she has given birth to a son, she no longer remembers her troubles because of the joy that a male child is born into the world.
22 So you also are depressed; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no man will take away from you.
23 In that day you will not ask me anything. Truly, truly, I say to you that whatever you ask my Father in my name, he will give it to you.
24 Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be full.
25 I have spoken these things in figures; but the time is coming when I will not speak to you in figures, but will plainly explain to you concerning the Father.
26 In that day you will ask in my name; and I will not say to you, I will ask the Father concerning you.
27 For the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.
28 I came forth from the Father and I came into the world; again, I am leaving the world and I am going to the Father.
29 His disciples said to him, Behold, now you speak plainly and do not utter a single figure.
30 Now we understand that you know everything, and you need no man to ask you; by this we believe that you have come forth from God.
31 Jesus said to them, Believe;
32 For behold, the hour is coming, and it has now come, when you will be dispersed, every man to his own country, and you will leave me alone; and yet I am never alone because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have said to you that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but have courage, I have conquered the world.

Chapter 17
1 JESUS spoke these things, and then he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, O my Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son, so that thy Son may glorify thee,
2 Since thou hast given him power over all flesh, so that to all whom thou hast given him, he may give life eternal.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, that thou art the only true God, even the one who sent Jesus Christ.
4 I have already glorified thee on the earth; for the work which thou hadst given to me to do, I have finished.
5 So now, O my Father, glorify me with thee, with the same glory which I had with thee before the world was made.
6 I have made thy name known to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; they were thine and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they know that whatever thou hast given me is from thee.
8 For the words which thou gavest me I gave them; and they accepted them, and have known truly that I came forth from thee, and they have believed that thou hast sent me.
9 What I request is for them; I make no request for the world, but for those whom thou hast given to me; because they are thine.
10 And everything which is mine is thine; and what is thine is mine; and I am glorified by them.
11 Hereafter I am not in the world, but these are in the world; and I am coming to thee. O holy Father, protect them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I protected them in thy name; those whom thou gavest me I protected, and not one of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 Now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak while I am in the world, that my joy may be complete in them.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hated them, because they were not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
15 What I request is not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst protect them from evil.
16 For they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17 O Father, sanctify them in thy truth, because thy word is truth.
18 Just as thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes, I am sanctifying myself, so that they also may be sanctified in the truth.
20 I am not making request for these alone, but also for the sake of those who believe in me through their word.
21 So that they all may be one; just as thou, my Father, art with me, and I am with thee, that they also may be one with us; so that the world may believe that thou didst send me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me, I gave to them; so that they may be one just as we are one.
23 I with them and thou with me, that they may become perfected in one; so that the world may know that thou didst send me, and that thou didst love them just as thou didst love me.
24 O Father, I wish that those whom thou hast given me may also be with me where I am, so that they may see my glory which thou hast given me; for thou hast loved me before the foundation of the world.
25 O my righteous Father, the world did not know thee, but I have known thee; and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have made thy name known to them, and I am still making it known, so that the love with which thou hast loved me may be among them, and I be with them.

Chapter 18
1 JESUS said these things and went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, to a place where there was a garden, where he and his disciples entered.
2 Judah the traitor also knew that place, for Jesus and his disciples frequently gathered there.
3 Judah, therefore, took a company of soldiers and also guards from the high priests and the Pharisees, and he came there with torches and lamps and weapons.
4 Jesus, knowing everything that was to happen, went out and said to them. Whom do you want?
5 They said to him, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said to them, I am he. Judah the traitor was also standing with them.
6 When Jesus said to them, I am he, they drew back and fell to the ground.
7 Jesus again asked them, Whom do you want? They said, Jesus the Nazarene.
8 Jesus said to them, I have told you that I am he; if then you want me, let these men go away;
9 (That the word which he said might be fulfilled, Of those whom thou gavest me, I have lost not even one).
10 But Simon Peter had a sword, and he drew it and struck the high priestís servant, and cut off his right ear. The servantís name was Maleck.
11 And Jesus said to Peter, Put the sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which my Father has given me?
12 Then the soldiers and the captains and the Jewish guards seized Jesus and bound him.
13 And they brought him first to Hanan, because he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the high priest of that year.
14 Caiaphas was the one who had counselled the Jews that it was better for one man to die instead of the people.
15 Simon Peter and one of the other disciples followed Jesus. The high priest knew that disciple, so he entered with Jesus into the courtyard.
16 But Simon stood outside near the door. Then the other disciple, whom the high priest knew, went out and told the portress, and brought in Simon.
17 The young portress then said to Simon, Are you also one of the disciples of this man? He said to her, No.
18 And the servants and guards were standing and making a fire to warm themselves because it was cold; Simon also stood with them and warmed himself.
19 The high priest then questioned Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his teaching.
20 Jesus said to him, I have spoken openly to the people, and I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple where all Jews assemble; and I have spoken nothing secretly.
21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I have spoken to them; behold, they know everything which I said.
22 And as he said these things, one of the guards who stood by struck Jesus on his cheek and said to him, Is this how you answer the high priest?
23 Jesus answered, saying to him, If I have spoken any evil, testify to the evil; but if it is good, why did you strike me?
24 Hanan then sent Jesus bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, What! are you also one of his disciples? He denied and said, I am not.
26 Then one of the servants of the high priest, a kinsman of him whose ear Simon had cut off, said to him, Did I not see you with him in the garden?
27 Simon again denied it; and at that very hour the cock crowed.
28 Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium; and it was morning; and they did not enter into the Praetorium, so that they might not be defiled before they ate the passover.
29 Pilate then went outside where they were, and said to them, What accusation do you have against this man?
30 They answered, saying to him, If he were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered him up to you.
31 Then said Pilate to them, Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your own law. The Jews said to him, We have no power to kill a man;
32 So that the word which Jesus had said might be fulfilled, when he signified by what kind of death he was to die.
33 Pilate then entered into the Praetorium, and called Jesus and said to him. Are you the King of the Jews?
34 Jesus said to him, Do you say this of yourself or have others told it to you concerning me?
35 Pilate said to him, Why, am I a Jew? Your own people and the high priests have delivered you to me; what have you done?
36 Jesus said to him, My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have fought so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here.
37 Pilate said to him, Then are you a king? Jesus said to him, You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this very thing I came to the world, that I may bear witness concerning the truth. Whoever is of the truth will hear my voice.
38 Pilate said to him, What is this truth? And as he said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, I am unable to find even one cause against him.
39 You have a custom that I should release to you one at the passover; do you wish, therefore, that I release to you this King of the Jews?
40 They all cried out saying, Not him, but Bar-Abba. Now this Bar-Abba was a bandit.

Chapter 19
1 THEN Pilate had Jesus scourged.
2 And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and placed it on his head, and they covered him with purple robes;
3 And they said, Peace be to you, O King of the Jews! and they struck him on his cheeks.
4 Pilate again went outside and said to them, Behold, I bring him outside to you, so that you may know that I find not even one cause against him.
5 So Jesus went outside, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robes. And Pilate said to them, Behold the man!
6 When the high priests and the guards saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him! Pilate said to them, You take him and crucify him; for I find no cause in him.
7 The Jews said to him, We have a law, and according to our law he is guilty of death because he made himself the Son of God.
8 When Pilate heard this saying, he was the more afraid;
9 So he entered again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, Where do you come from? But Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Pilate said to him, Will you not speak even to me? Do you not know that I have the authority to release you, and I have the authority to crucify you?
11 Jesus said to him, You would have no authority whatever over me if it had not been given to you from above; for this reason the sin of him who delivered me to you is greater than yours.
12 And because of this Pilate wanted to release him; but the Jews cried out, If you release this man you are not a friend of Caesar; for whoever makes himself a king is against Caesar.
13 When Pilate heard this word, he brought Jesus outside; then he sat down on the judgment seat at a place which is called the Stone Pavement, but in Hebrew it is called Gabbatha.
14 It was Friday of the passover, and it was about six oíclock; and he said to the Jews, Behold your king!
15 But they cried out, Take him away, take him away, crucify him, crucify him! Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your king? The high priests said to him, We have no king but Caesar.
16 Then he delivered him to them to crucify him. So they took Jesus and brought him forth,
17 Carrying his cross, to the place which is called The Skull, but in Hebrew it is called Golgotha,
18 Where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between.
19 Pilate also wrote on a stone tablet, and placed it on his cross. And the writing was, THIS IS JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 And a great many Jews read this tablet, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew and in Greek and in Roman.
21 The high priests then said to Pilate, Do not write that he is the King of the Jews; but that he said, am the King of the Jews.
22 Pilate said, What I have written I have written.
23 Now when the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, a part to each of the soldiers; but his robe was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
24 So they said one to another, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be. And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, They divided my clothes among them, and for my robe they cast lots. These things the soldiers did.
25 Now there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother and his motherís sister and Mary of Cleopas and Mary of Magdala.
26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!
27 Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that very hour the disciple took her with him.
28 After these things Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished; and that the scripture might be fulfilled, he said, I thirst.
29 Now there was a pitcher full of vinegar placed there; so they filled a sponge with vinegar and put it on the point of a reed and placed it on his mouth.
30 When Jesus drank the vinegar, he said, It is fulfilled; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
31 Now since it was Friday the Jews said, Let not these bodies remain on their crosses because the sabbath is dawning; for that sabbath was a great sabbath. So they besought Pilate to have the legs of those who were crucified broken, and to have the bodies lowered down.
32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with him.
33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was dead already, so they did not break his legs.
34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
35 And he who saw it testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows well that what he said is true, that you also may believe.
36 For these things happened that the scripture might be fulfilled, which said, Not even a bone shall be broken in him;
37 And again another scripture which said, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
38 After these things Joseph of Ramtha, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because of fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate granted him permission. So he came and took away the body of Jesus.
39 And there came also Nicodemus, who at first had come to Jesus by night; and he brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pints.
40 So they took away the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, according to the custom of the Jews in burial.
41 Now there was a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no man was yet laid.
42 So they laid Jesus there, because the sabbath was approaching and because the tomb was near.


Chapter 20
1 ON the first day of the week, early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb; and she saw that the stone was removed from the tomb.
2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and she said to them, They have taken our Lord out of that tomb, and I do not know where they have laid him.
3 So Simon and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
4 And they were both running together; but that disciple outran Simon and came first to the tomb.
5 And he looked in and saw the linen cloths lying; but he did not enter in.
6 Then Simon came after him and entered into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there,
7 And the burial napkin which was bound around his head was not with the linen cloths, but was wrapped up and put in a place by itself.
8 Then the other disciple who had come first to the tomb also entered in, and he saw and believed.
9 For they did yet not understand from the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
10 So the disciples went away again to their lodging place.
11 But Mary was standing near the tomb weeping; and as she wept, she looked into the tomb;
12 And she saw two angels in white sitting one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 And they said to her, Woman, why do you weep? She said to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.
14 She said this and turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, Woman, why do you weep? and whom do you want? She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, My lord, if you are the one who has taken him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will go and take him away.
16 Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned around and said to him in Hebrew, Rabbuli! which means, My Teacher!
17 Jesus said to her, Do not come near me; for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.
18 Then Mary of Magdala came and brought glad tidings to the disciples, that she had seen our Lord and that he had told her these things.
19 When it was evening on that first day of the week, and the doors were shut where the disciples were staying for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, Peace be with you.
20 He said this, and then he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw our Lord.
21 Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you; just as my Father has sent me, so I send you.
22 And when he had said these things, he encouraged them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 if you forgive a man his sins, they shall be forgiven to him; and if you withhold forgiveness of a manís sins, they are kept.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called the Twin, was not there with them when Jesus came.
25 And the disciples said to him, We have seen our Lord. He said to them, Unless I see in his hands the marks of the nails, and put my fingers in them, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 Eight days later, the disciples were again indoors, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, when the doors were locked, and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace be with you.
27 Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here, and see my hands; and reach out your hand and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.
28 Thomas answered, saying to him, O my Lord and my God!
29 Jesus said to him, Now you believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen me, and have believed.
30 Many other miracles Jesus did in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book;
31 Even these are written, so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and when you believe you shall have life everlasting in his name.

Chapter 21
1 AFTER these things, Jesus showed himself again to his disciples by the sea of Tiberias; and he appeared in this way:
2 They were all together, Simon Peter and Thomas who is called the Twin and Nathanael of Cana of Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two others of the disciples.
3 Simon Peter said to them, I am going to catch fish. They said to him, We also will come with you. So they went out and climbed up into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
4 When morning came Jesus stood by the seaside; and the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 So Jesus said to them, Boys, have you got anything to eat? They said to him, No.
6 He said to them, Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find fish. So they threw it, and they were not able to draw the net because of the many fish which it had caught.
7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, That is our Lord. When Simon heard that it was our Lord, he took his cloak and girded it around his waist, because he was naked; and he jumped into the sea to come to Jesus.
8 But the other disciples came by boat; for they were not very far from land, but about a hundred yards, and they were dragging the net of fish.
9 When they landed, they saw burning coals set, and a fish laid on them, and bread.
10 Jesus said to them, Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.
11 So Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fishes, one hundred and fifty-three; and in spite of this weight, the net did not break.
12 Jesus said to them, Come, break your fast. But not one of the disciples dared to ask him who he was, for they knew he was our Lord.
13 Then Jesus drew near, and took bread and fish and gave to them.
14 This is the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples after he rose up from the dead.
15 When they had broken their fast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these things? He said to him, Yes, my Lord, you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my lambs.
16 He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me? He said to him, Yes, my Lord, you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep.
17 He said to him again the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me? It grieved Peter because he said to him the third time, Do you love me? So he said to him, My Lord, you understand well everything, you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my ewes.
18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you tied up your girdle yourself, and walked wherever you pleased; but when you become old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will tie up for you your girdle and take you where you do not wish to go.
19 He said this to show by what death he would glorify God. And when he had said these things, he said to him, Follow me.
20 Simon Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following him, the one who leaned on the breast of Jesus at the supper and said, My Lord, who will betray you?
21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, My Lord, what about him?
22 Jesus said to him, If I wish him to remain until I come, what difference does that make to you? You follow me.
23 This word then went out among the brethren, that that disciple would not die. But what Jesus said was not that he would not die, but, If I wish that he should remain until I come back, what difference does that make to you?
24 This is the disciple who testified concerning all of these things and who also wrote them; and we know that his testimony is true.
25 There are also a great many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written one by one, not even this world, I believe, could contain the books that would be written.

  1. Matthew
  2. Mark
  3. Luke
  4. John
  5. Acts
  6. Romans
  9. Galatians