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Lu. 10. 2.

pitcher, and having gone into the city, said to the people : 29. Come, see a man who hath told me all that ever I did. Is

this the Messiah ? They accordingly went out of the city, and

came to him. . 31 Meanwhile the disciples entreating him, said: Rabbi, eat. 32 He answered: I have meat to eat which ye know not of. 33 Then said his disciples one to another : Hath any man brought

34 him food ? Jesus answered: My food is to do the will of him Matt. 9. 37. 35 who sent me, and to finish his work. Say ye not,' After four

months cometh harvest ?' But I say, Lift up your eyes, and

survey the fields ; for they are already white enough for barvest. 36 The reaper receiveth wages, and gathereth the fruits for eter

nal life, that both the sower and the reaper may rejoice to37 gether. For herein the proverb is verified, One soweth, and 38 another reapeth. I send you to reap that whereon ye have

bestowed no labor : others labored; and ye get possession of

their labors. 39 Now many Samaritans of that city believed in him on the

testimony of the woman who said, 'He told me all that ever I 40 did.' When, therefore, they came to him, they besought him 41 to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many 42 more believed because of what they heard from himself; and

they said to the woman : It is not now on account of what thou hast reported, that we believe ; for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is truly the Saviour of the world, the

Messiah.

43 After the two days, Jesus departed and went to Galilee, but Matt. 13.57. 44 not to Nazareth ; for he had himself declared that a prophet Lu. 4. 24.” 45 is not regarded in his own country. Being come into Galilee,

he was well received by the Galileans, who had seen all that he did at Jerusalem during the festival; for they likewise attend

ed the festival. ch. 2.1. 46 Then Jesus returned to Cana of Galilee, where he had made Mar. 1.14.“ the water wine. And there was a certain officer of the court,

47 whose son lay sick at Capernaum, who, having heard that Je

sus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and en48 treated him to come and cure his son who was dying. Jesus said

to him : Unless ye see signs and prodigies, ye will not believe. 49 The officer answered: Come Sir, before my child die. Jesus 50 replied : Go thy way : Thy son is well. And the man believ51 ed the word which Jesus had spoken, and went his way. As

he was returning, his servants met him, and acquainted him that 52 his boy was well. He then inquired of them the hour when he

began to mend. They answered : Yesterday, at the seventh 53 hour, the fever left him. Then the father knew that it was the

same hour at which Jesus said, • Thy son is well :' and he and

Mar. 6. 4.

Matt. 4. 12.

Lu. 4. 14.

54 all his family believed. This second miracle Jesus performed

after returning from Judea to Galilee.

SECTION IV.—THE CURE AT BETHESDA. .

V. AFTERWARDS there was a Jewish festival, and Jesus Lev. 23. 2. 2 went to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem, nigh the sheep

gate, a bath, called in Hebrew Bethesda,* which hath five cov3 ered walks. In these lay a great number of sick, blind, lame, and 4 palsied people, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel at times descended into the bath, and agitated the water; and the first that stepped in, after the agitation of the water, was cured

of whatever disease be had. 5 Now there was one there who had been diseased eight-and6 thirty years. Jesus, who saw him lying, and knew that he had 7 been long ill, said to him: Dost thou desire to be healed ? The

diseased man answered : Sir, I have nobody to put me into the

bath, when the water is agitated; but while I am going, anoth8 er getteth down before me. Jesus said to him : Arise, take 9 up thy couch, and walk. Instantly the man was healed, and

took up his couch and walked. 10 Now that day was the Sabbath. The Jews therefore said to Neb. 13.19.

1 Jer. 17. 23 him that was cured : This is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for 11 thee to carry the couch. He answered: He who healed me, 12 said to me, · Take up thy couch and walk. They asked him 13 then : Who is the man that said to thee: Take up thy couch

and walk? But he that had been healed knew not who it was :

for Jesus had slipt away, there being a crowd in the place. 14 Jesus afterwards finding him in the temple, said to him : Be

hold thou art cured ; sin no more, lest something worse befall 15 thee. The man went and told the Jews that it was Jesus, who 16 had cured him. Therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought

to kill him, because he had done this on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them: As my Father hitherto worketh, 18 I work. For this reason the Jews were the more intent to kill

him, because he had not only broken the Sabbath, but by call

ing God peculiarly his Father, had equalled himself with God. 19 Then Jesus addressed them, saying : Verily, verily, I say unto

you, the Son can do nothing of hiinself, but as he seeth the Fa

ther do : for what things soever he doth, such doth the Son 20 likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all

that he himself doth; nay, and will show him greater works 21 than these which will astonish you. For as the Father raiseth

* House of mercy.

24 honoras they porno entirely to the person, havickeneth

22 and quickeneth the dead, the Son also quickeneth whom he

will : for the Father judgeth no person, having committed the 23 power of judging entirely to the Son, that all might honor the

Son, as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son, 24 honoreth not the Father who sent him. Verily, verily, I say

unto you, He who heareth my doctrine, and believeth him who

sent me, hath eternal life, and shall not incur condemnation, 25 baving passed from death to life. Verily, verily, I say unto

you, the time cometh, or rather is come, when the dead shall

hear the voice of the Son of God; and hearing, they shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the 27 Son to have life in himself; and hath given him even the judi28 cial authority, because he is a Son of Man. Wonder pot at

this; for the time cometh when all that are in their graves shall Matt. 25. 46. 29 hear his voice, and shall come forth. They that have done

good, shall arise to enjoy life; they that have done evil, shall 30 arise to suffer punishment. I do nothing of myself: as I hear

I judge ; and my judgment is just, because I seek not to please

myself, but to please the Father who sent me. 31 If I alone testify concerning myself, my testimony is not to 32 be regarded : there is another who testifieth concerning me; 33 and I know that his testimony of mę ouglit to be regarded. Ye 34 yourselves sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth. As

for me, I need no human testimony ; I only urge this for your 35 salvation. He was the lighted and shining lamp; and for a

while ye were glad to enjoy his light. 36 But I have a greater testimony than John's; for the works

which the Father bath empowered me to perform, the works themselves which I do, testify for me, that the Father hath sent

me. Matt. 3. 16. 37 Nay, the Father who sent me hath himself attested me. Lu. 3. 22. 38 Did ye never hear his voice; or see his form ? Or have ye

forgotten his declaration, that ye believed not him whom he

hath commissioned ? 39 Ye search the Scriptures, because ye think to obtain by 40 them eternal life. Now these also are witnesses for me ; yet 41 ye will not come unto me that ye may obtain life. I desire 42 not honor from men ; but I know you, that ye are strangers to 43 the love of God. I am come in my Father's name, and ye do

not receive me : if another come in his own name, ye will rech. 12. 43. 44 ceive him. How can ye believe, while ye court honor one

from another, regardless of the honor which cometh from God 45 alone? Do not think I am he who will accuse you to the Fa46 ther. Your accuser is Moses, in whom ye confide. For if ye

believed Moses, ye would believe me, for he wrote concerning

ch. 1. 7, 15, 19. 29

Mar. 1. 10.

47 me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe

my words?

SECTION V.—THE PEOPLE FED IN THE DESERT.

Mar. 6. 35.

cherise people as co do.) Phil enough to af

VI. AFTERWARDS Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee [also 2 called) of Tiberias : and a great multitude followed him, because 3 they had seen the miraculous cures which he performed. And

Jesus went up upon a mountain; where he sat down with his 4 disciples. Now the passover, the Jewish festival, was near. 5 Jesus lifting up his eyes, and perceiving that a great multi- Matt. 14, 15.

tude was flocking to him, said to Philip: Whence shall we Lu. 9. 12. 6 buy bread to feed these people? (This he said to try him, 7 for he knew himself what he was to do.) Philip answered;

Two hundred denarii* would not purchase bread enough to af9 ford every one a morsel. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon 9 Peter's brother, said to him : Here is a boy who hath five bar

ley loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so 10 many? Jesus said: Make the men lie down. Now there

was much grass in the place. So they lay down in number 11 about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and having

given thanks, distributed them to those who had lain down. 12 He gave them also of the fishes as much as they would. When

they had eaten sufficiently, he said to bis disciples : Gather up 13 the fragments which remain, that nothing be lost. They there

fore gathered, and with the fragments which the people had 14 left of the five barley loaves, they filled twelve baskets. When

those men had seen the miracle which Jesus had wrought, they

said: This is certainly the prophet who cometh into the world. 15 Then Jesus knowing that they intended to come and carry him.

off to make him king, withdrew again alone to the mountain. Matt. 14. 22. 16. In the evening his disciples went to the sea, and having em- Mar. 6. 45.

barked, were passing by sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, 18 and Jesus was not come to them. And the water was raised 19 by a tempestuous wind. When they had rowed about five-and

twenty or thirty furlongs,t they observed Jesus walking on the 20 sea, very near the bark, and were afraid. But he said to them: 21 It is I, be not afraid. Then they gladly received him into the

bark; and the bark was immediately at the place whither they

were going. 22 On the morrow, the people who were on the sea-side, know

ing that there had been but one boat there, and that Jesus went

s not come to the Capernaum. it was having em

† Between three and four miles.

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Ex. 16. 14.

Ps. 78. 25. Wis. 16. 20.

23 not into the boat with his disciples, who went alone, (other

boats however arrived from Tiberias, nigh the place where they 24 had eaten, after the Lord had given thanks); knowing, besides,

that neither Jesus nor bis disciples were there, embarked and

went to Capernaum seeking Jesus.
25 Having found him on the opposite shore, they said to him :
26 Rabbi, when camest thou hitber? Jesus answered: Verily,

verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw mira-
27 cles, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were satisfied. Work

not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which endur-
eth through eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you ;

for to him the Father, that is God, hath given his attestation. Mar. 1. 11. 28 They asked him, therefore: What are the works which God

29 requireih us to do? Jesus answered: This is the work wbich

God requireth, that ye believe on him whom he hath commis1 Jo. 3. 23. 30 sioned. They replied: What miracle then dost thou, that, Num. 11.6. seeing it, we may believe thee? What dost thou perform?

31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert, as it is written, He
32 gave them bread of heaven to eat. Jesus then said to them :

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses did not give you the bread

of heaven ; but my Father giveth you the true bread of heaven: 33 for the bread of God is that which descendeth from heaven, and 34 giveth life to the world. They said therefore to bim : Master, 35 give us always this bread. Jesus answered: I am the bread of

life. He who cometh to me shall never hunger, and he who

believeth on me shall never thirst.
36 But as I told, though ye have seen nie, ye do not believe.
37 Whatever the Father giveth me, will come to me; and him
38 who cometh to me I will not reject. For I descended from

heaven to do, not rnine own will, but the will of him who sent
39 me. Now this is the will of him who sent me, that I should

lose nothing of what he hath given me, but raise the whole 40 again at the last day. This is the will of hinu who sent me,

that whoever recognizeth the Son, and believeth on him, should

obtain eternal life, and that I should raise him again at the last

..day. Matt. 13; 55. 41 The Jews then murmured against him, because he said, 'I

42 am the bread which descended from heaven :' and they said :

Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, wliose father and mother

we know? How then doth he say, 'I descended from heaven?' 43 Jesus therefore answered : Murmur not amongst yourselves : no 44 man can come unto me, unless the Father who hath sent me 45 draw him; and him I will raise again at the last day. It is writ

ten in the prophets, “ They shall be all taught of God.” Every

one who hath beard, and learnt from the Father, cometh unto Bart. 11. 27. 46 me. Not that any man, except him who is from God, hath

Isa. 54. 13.

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