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47 seen the Father. He indeed hath seen the Father. Verily, 48 verily, I say unto you, He who believeth on me hath eternal 50. life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers åte the manna in

the desert, and died. Behold the bread which descended from 51 beaven, that whoso eateth thereof may not die. I am the living

bread which descended from heaven. Whoso eateth of this
bread shall live forever; and the bread that I will give is my

flesh, which I give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews then debated among themselves, saying: How
53 can this man give us his flesh to eat? Jesus, therefore, said to

them: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Unless ye eat the flesh

of the Son of Man, and drink bis blood, ye have not life in you. 54 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal 55 lise; and I will raise him again at the last day : for my flesh is 56 truly meat, and my blood is truly drink. He who eateth my

flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I abide in him. 57 As the Father liveth who sent me, and I live by the Father ; 58 even so he who feedeth on me, shall live by me. This is the

bread which descended from heaven. It is not like the manna -59 which your fathers ate, for they died : he that eateth this bread

shall live forever. This discourse he spake in a synagogue,

teaching in Capernaum. 60 Many of his disciples having heard it, said : This is hard doc61 trine, who can understand it ? Jesus knowing in himself that

his disciples murmured at it, said to them: Doth this scandal62 ize you? What if ye should see the Son of Man 'reascending 63 thither where he was before ? It is the Spirit that quickeneth;

the flesh profiteth nothing. The words which I speak unto 64 you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not

believe. (For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were

that did not believe, and who he was that would betray him.) 65 He added : · Therefore I said to you, that no man can come

unto me, unless it be given him by my Father. " . 66 From this time many of his disciples withdrew, and accom67 panied him no longer. Then said Jesus to the twelve: Will ye 68 also go away? Simon Peter answered: Master, to whom 69 should we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life: and we be- Matt. 16. 16.

de Mar. 8. 29. lieve and know that thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living Lu. 9. 20. 70 God. Jesus answered them: Have not I chosen you twelve ? 71 yet one of you is a spy. He meant Judas Iscariot, son of Si

mon; for it was he who was to betray him, though he was one

of the twelve. VII. After this Jesus travelled about in Galilee ; for he would

not reside in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.




Lev. 23. 34. 2 NOW the Jewish feast of tabernacles was near. His broth

3 ers, therefore, said to him : Leave this country, and go into

Judea, that thy disciples may also see the works which thou 4 dost. For whosoever courteth renown, doth nothing in secret :

since thou performest such things, show thyself to the world. 5 (For not even his brothers believed on him.) Jesus answered: 6. My time is not yet come; any time will suit you. The world

cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I disclose the wickth. 8. 20 .8 edness of its actions. Go ye to this festival. I go not yet thith

9 er, because it is not my time. Having said this, he remained

in Galilee. 10 But when his brothers were gone, he also went to the festi11 val, not publicly, but rather privately. At the festival, tbe 12 Jews inquired after him, and said: Where is he? And there

was much whispering among the people concerning him. Some 13 said : He is a good man. Others : No; he seduceth the mul

titude. Nobody, however, spake openly of himn, for fear of the

Jews. 14 About the middle of the festival, Jesus went into the temple 15 and was teaching. And the Jews said with astonishment :

Whence cometh this man's learning, who was never taught ? 16 Jesus made answer: My doctrine is not mine, but his who sent 17 me. Whosoever is minded to do his will, shall discern wheth18 er my doctrine proceed from God or from myself. Whoever

teacheth what proceedeth from himself, seeketh to promote bis

own glory; whosoever seeketh to promote the glory of him who Ex. 24. 3.

19 sent him, deserveth credit, and is a stranger to deceit. Did not

Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keepeth the law. 20 Why do ye seek to kill me? The people answered: Thou art

21 possessed: Who seeketh to kill thee? Jesus replied : I bave Lev. 12. 3. 22 performed one action wbich surpriseth you all. Moses institu

L ied circumcision among you, (not that it is from Moses, but from Gen. 17. 10. 23 the patriarchs), and ye circumcise on the Sabbath.* If, on the

Sabbath, * a child receive circumcision, that the law of Moses may not be violated ; are ye incensed against me, because I

have, on the Sabbath,* cured a man whose whole body was Deut. 1. 16. 24 disabled ? Judge not from personal regards, but judge accord

ing to justice. 25 Then some inhabitants of Jerusalem said : Is not this he 26 whom they seek to kill ? Lo! he speaketh boldly, and they

say nothing to him. Do the rulers indeed acknowledge that 27 this is the Messiah? But we know whence this man is; where

ch. 5. 18.

* Saturday.

all Joel 2. 2g.

as, when the Messiah shall come, nobody will know whence he 28 is. Jesus, who was then teaching in the temple, cried : Do ye

know both who and whence I am ? I came not of myself: 29 But he is true who sent me, whom ye know not. As for me,

I know him, because I came from him, and am commissioned 30 by him. Then they sought to apprehend him, but none laid 31 hands on him ; for his hour was not yet come. Many of the

people, however, believed on him, and said: When the Mes

siah shall come, will he do more miracles than this man doth ? 32 When the Pharisees heard that the people muttered such

things concerning him, they and the chief priests dispatched 33 officers to seize him. Jesus therefore said : Yet a little while 34 I remain with you ; then I go to him who sent me. Ye shall ch. 13. 33.

seek me, but shall not find me, nor be able to get thither where 35 I shall be. The Jews said among themselves : Whither will

he go that we shall not find him ? Will he go to the dispersed 36 among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks ? What meaneth he by

saying, : Ye shall seek me, but shall not find me, nor be able

to get thither where I shall be ?" 37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and Lev, 23. 36.

cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come unto me and 38 drink. He who believeth on me, as Scripture saith, shall lea; 44: 3. 39 prove a cistern whence rivers of living water shall flow. This Acts 2 16.

he spake of the Spirit, which they who believed on him were

to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was 40 not yet glorified. Many of the people having heard what was

spoken, said : This is certainly the prophet. Some said : This 41 is the Messiah. Others, Doth the Messiah come from Galilee ? 42 Doth not Scripture say, that the Messiah will be of the poster

ity of David, and come from Bethlehem, the village whence 43. David was? Thus the people were divided concerning him ; Mic. 5: 2.

and some of them would have seized him, but nobody laid

hands upon him. , , 45 Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, 46 who asked them : Wherefore bave ye not brought him? The 47 officers answered : Never man spake like this man. The 48 Pharisees replied : Are ye also seduced ? Hath any of the 49 rulers, or of the Pharisees, believed on him? But this popu50 lace which knoweth not the law is accursed. Nicodemus, one ch. 3. 2.

of themselves, (he who came to Jesus by night), said to them: 219: 15. 51 Doth our law permit us to condemn a man without hearing him, 52 and knowing what he hath done? They answered him: Art

thoù a Galilean ? Search and thou wilt find, that prophets 53 arise not out of Galilee. [Then every man went to his house : VIII. but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 EARLY in the morning he returned to the temple, and all

Matt. 2. 5.

Deut. 17.8. ch. 1. 4. & 9. 5.

the people having come to him, he sat down and taught them. 3 Then the Scribes and the Pharisees brought to him a woman

taken in adultery, and having placed her in the middle, said to

4 hiin: Rabbi, this woman was surprised in the act of adultery. Lov. 20. 10. 5 Now Moses bath commanded in the law that such should be

6 stoned ; but what sayest thou? They said this to try him,

that they might have matter for accusing him. But Jesus hav

ing stooped down, was writing with his finger upon the ground. Dout. 17. 7. 7 As they continued asking him, he raised himself and said to

them: Let him who is sinless amongst you, throw the first stone 8 at her. Again, having stooped down, he wrote upon the ground.

They hearing that, withdrew one after another, the eldest first, - till Jesus was left alone, with the woman standing in the mid10 dle. Jesus, raising himself, and seeing none but the woman, 11 said to her: Woman, where are those thine accusers ? Hath

nobody passed sentence on thee? She answered, Nobody, Sir. Jesus said unto her : Neither do I pass sentence on thee.

Go, and sin no more.] 12 AGAIN Jesus addressed the people, saying: I am the light

of the world : he who followeth me shall not walk in darkness, 13 but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore re

torted : Thou testifiest concerning thyself, thy testiinony is not 14 to be regarded. Jesus answered: Though I testify concerning

myself, iny testimony ought to be regarded; because I know 15 whence I came, and whither I go. As for you, ye koow not

whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge from passion, I 16 judge nobody : and if I do, my judgment ought to be regarded;

for l am not single, but concur with the Father who sent me. Deut. 17. 6. 17 It is a maxim in your law, that the concurrent testimony of two

18 is credible., Now I am one who testify concerning myself; the 19 Father that sent me is another who testifieth of me. Then

they asked him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Ye

know neither me, nor my Father : if ye knew me, ye would 20 know my Father also. These things Jesus spake in the trea

sury as he taught in the temple; and nobody seized - bim, his

hour not being yet come. 21 Again Jesus said to them: I am going away; ye will

seek me, and shall die in your sin : whither I go ye cannot 22 come. Then said the Jews : Will he kill biinself, that he saith, 23 · Whither I go, ye cannot come?' He said to them: Ye are 24 from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world ; I

am not of this world : Therefore I said, Ye shall die in your

sins; for if ye believe not that I am he, Ye shall die in your 25 sins. They therefore asked him: Who art thou? Jesus an26 swered: The same that I told you formerly. I have many

things to say to you, and to reprove in you ; but he who sent


19. 15.

korld : Tber that I am no art thou i have gene

2 Pet. 2. 1

me is worthy of belief; and I do but publish to the world 27 what I have learnt from him. They did not perceive that he 28 meant the Father. Jesus, therefore, said to them: When ye

shall have raised the Son of Man on high, then ye shall know

what I am; and that I do nothing of myself and say nothing - which the Father hath not taught me. And he who sent me 29 is with me. The Father hath not left me alone, because I 30 always do what pleaseth him. While he spake thus, many 31 believed on him. Jesus, therefore, said to those Jews who be

lieved on him: If ye persist in my doctrine, ye are my disciples 32 indeed. And you shall know the truth; and the truth shall ,

make you free.. ., 33 Some made answer: We are Abraham's offspring, and were

never enslaved to any man. How sayest thou, Ye shall be 34 made free ?' Jesus replied : Verily, Verily, I say unto you, 35 whosoever committeth sin is a slave to sin. Now the slave Rom. 6. 16

abideth not in the family perpetually; the son abideth perpetu- ? 36 ally. If, therefore, the Son make you free, ye will be free in37 deed. I know that ye are Abraham's offspring ; yet ye seek to. . 38 kill me, because my doctrine hath no place in you. I speak

what I have seen with my Father; and ye do what ye have 39 learnt from your father. They answered : Abraham is our fa

ther. Jesus replied: If ye were Abraham's children, ye would 40 act as Abraham acted. But now ye seek to kill me, a man

who hath told you the truth which I received from God. 41 Abraham acted not thus. Ye do the deeds of your father.

They answered : We were not born of fornication. We have 42 one Father, even God. Jesus replied: If God were your Fa.

ther, ye would love me ; for I proceed, and am come from 43 God. I came not of myself. He sent me. Why do ye not 1 Jo. 3. 8.

understand my language?. It is because ye cannot bear my 44 doctrine. The devil is your father, and the desires of your

father ye will gratisy: he was a manslayer from the beginning; he swerved from the truth, because there is no veracity in him.

When he telleth a lie, he speaketh suitably to his character; 45 for he is a liar, and the father of lying. As for me, because 1 46 speak the truth, ye do not believe me. Which of you convict

eth me of falsehood ? And if I speak truth, why do ye not 47 believe me? He who is of God regardeth God's words. Ye Jo. 4. 6.

. regard them pot, because ye are not of God. 48 The Jews then answered: Have we not reason to say, Thou 49 art a Samaritan, and hast a demon? Jesus replied : I have not 50 a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me. As

for me, I seek not to promote my own glory; another seeketh

it, who judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whoever 51 keepeth my word, shall never see death. The Jews then said

40 act as Abras, replied : Il ya hey do whai ye speak

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