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moved the stone. And Jesus listing up his eyes, said : Father, I 42 thank thee that thou hast heard me. As for me, I know that

thou hearest me always; but I speak for the people's sake who

surround me, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 After these words, raising his voice, he cried : Lazarus, come 44 forth. And he who had been dead came forth, bound hand and

foot with fillets, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus 45 said to them: Unbind him and let him go. Many therefore

of the Jews who had come to Mary, and seen what Jesus did, 46 believed on him. But some of them repaired to the Pharisees,

and told them what Jesus had done. 47 Whereupon the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled

the Sanhedrim, and said : What are we doing? for this man 48 worketh many miracles. If we let him go on thus, every body

will believe on him, and the Romans will come and destroy 49 both our place and nation. One of them, named Caiaphas, ch. 18. 14. 50. who was high priest that year, said to them: Ye are utterly

at a loss, and do not consider, that it is better for us that one

man die for the people, than that the whole nation should be 51 ruined. This he spake, not of himself, but being high priest

that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation ; 52 and not for that nation only, but that he should assemble into 53 one body the dispersed children of God. From that day, there54 fore, they concerted how they might destroy bim. For this

reason Jesus appeared no longer publicly among the Jews, but retired to the country, near the desert, to a city called Ephra

im, and continued there with his disciples. 55 Meantime the Jewish passover approached, and many went

to Jerusalein from the country, before the passover, to purify 56 themselves. These inquired after Jesus, and said one to anoth

er, as they stood in the temple : What think ye? Will he 57 not come to the festival ? Now the chief priests and the Pha

risees had issued an order, that whosoever knew where he was

should discover it, that they might apprehend bim. XII. SIX days before the passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Matt. 26. 6. 2 Lazarus was, whom he had raised from the dead. There they ch. 11. 2.

made birn a supper, and Martha served: but Lazarus was one 3 of those who were at table with him. Then Mary taking a

pound of balsam of spikenard, which was very valuable, anoint

ed the feet of Jesus, and wiped them with her hair, so that the 4 house was filled with the odor of the balsam. Whereupon

one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who was to be5 tray him, said: Why was not this balsam sold for three hundred 6 denarii,* which might have been given to the poor? This he

* About L. 9 sterling.

said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, 7 and had the purse, and carried what was put therein. Then

Jesus said : Let her alone. She hath reserved this to embalm 8 me against the day of my burial. For ye will always have the

poor amongst you ; but me ye will not always have. 9 A great number of the Jews, knowing where he was, flocked

thither, not on account of Jesus only, but likewise to see La10 zarus whom he had raised from the dead. The chief priests, 11 therefore, determined to kill Lazarus also; because he proved

the occasion that many Jews forsook them, and believed on Je



Matt. 21. 6.
Mar. 11. 7.
Lu. 19. 35.

12 ON the morrow a great multitude who were come to the fes

tival, hearing that Jesus was on the road to Jerusalem, took 13 branches of palm-trees, and went to meet him, crying: Hosanna,

* blessed be Israel's King who cometh in the name of the

14 Lord.t Now Jesus having found a young ass, was riding thereZech. 9. 9. 15 on, agreeably to what is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion;

16 behold thy king cometh, sitting on an ass's colt." These things

the disciples did not understand at first; but after Jesus was

glorified, they remembered that thus it had been written con17 cerning him, and that thus they had done unto him. And the

people who had been present, attested that he called Lazarus 18 out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead. It was the ru

mor that he had wrought this miracle, which made the people 19 crowd to meet him. The Pharisees therefore said among them

selves : Are ye not sensible that ye have no influence ? Be

hold the world is gone after him. 20 Now among those who came to worship at the festival, there 21 were some Greeks. These applied to Philip of Bethsaida in 22 Galilee, making this request : Sir, we wish to see Jesus. Phil

ip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, saying: The time is come when the 24 Son of Man must be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you,

when a grain of wheat is thrown into the ground, unless it die, and 26. 25. 9. 25 it remaineth single ; but if it die, it becometh very fruitful. He

who loveth his life, shall lose it; and he who hateth his life in 26 this world, shall preserve it eternally in the next.

man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant also be. If any man serve me, my Father will reward him.

Matt. 10. 39.

Mar. 8. 35. Lu.9. 24. & 17:33.

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27 Now is my soul troubled, and what shall I say? Shall I say,

• Father, save me from this hour? But I came on purpose for 28 this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came a voice

from heaven, which said: I have both glorified, and will again 29 glorify it. The people present heard the sound, and said : It 30 thundered: others said : An angel spake to him. Jesus said : 31 This voice came not for my sake, but for yours. Now must 32 the prince of this world be cast out. As for me, when I shall 33 be listed up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself. This 34 he said alluding to the death which he was to suffer. The peo- Ps. 110.4.

ple answered: We have learnt from the law that the Messiah

will live forever. How sayest thou then that the Son of Man 35 must be lifted up? Who is this, the Son of Man ? Jesus said to them: Yet a little while the light continueth with you; walk

have it, lest darkness overtake you : for he that walk36 eth in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. Confide in the

light, while ye enjoy it, that ye may be sons of light. Having

spoken these words, he withdrew himself privately from them. 37 But though he had performed so many miracles before them, 38 they believed not on him ; so that the word of the prophet Isa. 53. .

Isaiah was verified, “ Lord, who hath believed our report ?” Rom. 10. 16. 39 and « To whom is the arm of the Lord* discovered ?" For

this reason they could not believe : Isaiah having said also, 40 “He hath blinded their eyes, and blunted their understanding, Isa. 6. 9.

that they might not see with their eyes, comprehend with their Matt. 41 understanding, and repent, that I might reclaim them.” These Lu. 8. 10.

things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory and spake concerning Rom. 11. 8. 42 him. Nevertheless there were several even of the magistrates

who believed on him, but, for fear of the Pharisees, did not 43 avow it, lest they should be expelled the synagogue; for they ch. 5. 44.

preferred the approbation of men to the approbation of God. 44 Then Jesus raising his voice, said : He who believeth on

me, it is not on me he believeth, but on bim who sent me. 45 And he who beholdeth me, beholdeth him who sent me. I 46 am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on ch. 1. 4. 47 me, may not remain in darkness. And if any man hear my

words, but do not observe them ; it is not I who condemn him;

for I came, not to condemn the world, but to save the world. 48 He who despiseth me and rejecteth my instructions, bath what ch. 3. 17.

condemneth him. The doctrine wbich I have taught will con49 demn him at the last day. For I have not said any thing from

myself, but the Farber, who sent me, bath commanded me 50 what I should enjoin, and what I should teach. And I know

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Matt. 26. 2.
Mar. 14. 1.
Lu. 22. 1.

that his commandment is eternal life. Whatever therefore I

say, I speak as the Father hath given me in charge. XIII. Jesus having, before the feast of the passover, perceived

that his time to remove out of this world to his father was

come, and having loved his own who were in the world, loved 2 them to the last. Now while they were at supper, (the devil

having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's 3 son, to betray him), Jesus, though he knew that the Father had

subjected every thing to him, and that he came from God, and 4 was returning to God, arose from supper, and laying aside his 5 mantle, girt himself about with a towel. Then he poured wa

ter into the basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples,

and to wipe them with the towel where with he was girded. 6 When he came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him : Master, 7 wouldst thou wash my feet? Jesus answered: At present thou

dost not comprehend what I am doing, but thou shalt know 8 hereafter. Peter replied: Thou shalt never wash my feet.

Jesus answered: Unless I wash thee, thou canst have no part 9 with me.

Simon Peter said to him: Master, not my feet on10 ly, but also my hands and my head. Jesus replied: He who

hath been bathing, needeth only to wash his feet; the rest of 11 his body being clean. Ye are clean, but not all. For he

knew who would betray him; therefore he said, 'Ye are not

all clean.' 12 After he had washed their feet, he put on his mantle, and

replacing himself at the table, said to them: Do ye under13 stand what I have been doing to you? Ye call me the Teacher 14 and the Master; and ye say right; for so I am. If I then, the

Master and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought

15 to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an examMatt. 10. 24. 16 ple that you should do as I have done unto you. Verily, verich. 15. 20. ly, I say unto you, the servant is not greater than his master,

17 nor the apostle greater than he who sendeth him. Happy are

ye who know these things, provided ye practise thein. 18 I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen ; but

that Scripture must be fulfilled, “ He that eateth at my table, 19 has lifted his heel against me." I tell you this now before it

happen, that when it happeneth, ye may believe that I am the 20 person.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send, receiveth me; and be that receiveth me,

receiveth him who sent me. 21 After uttering these words Jesus was troubled in spirit, and

declared, saying: Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of Lu. 22. 21, 22 you will betray me. Then the disciples looked one upon an

23 other, doubting of whom he spake. Now one of his disciples, 24 one whom Jesus loved, was lying close to his breast : Simon

Pg. 41.9.

Matt. 10. 40.
Lu. 10. 16.

Matt. 26. 21.
Mar. 14. 18.

Peter, therefore, beckoned to him to inquire whom he meant. 25 He then reclining on Jesus' bosom said to him: Master, who 26 is it? Jesus answered : It is he to whom I shall give this

morsel, after I have dipped it. And having dipped the morsel, 27 he gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon's son. After receiving the

morsel, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him : 28 What thou dost, do quickly. But none at the table knew why 29 he gave this order. Some imagined, because Judas had the

purse, that Jesus had signified to him to buy necessaries for the 30 festival, or to give something to the poor. When Judas had

taken the morsel, he immediately went out: and it was night. 31 When he was gone, Jesus said : The Son of Man is now 32 glorified, and God is glorified by bim. If God be glorified by

him, God also will glorify him by himself, and that without de33 lay. My children, I have now but a little time to be with you.

Ye will seek me ; and what I said to the Jews, “ Whither I go, ch. 15. 12. 34 ye cannot come,” I say at present to you. A new command- Eph.5. 2. 35 ment I give you, that ye love one another ; that as I have love

ed you, ye also love one another. By this shall all men know

that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. 36 Siinon Peter said to him : Master, whither art thou going?

Jesus answered: Whither I am going thou canst not follow me 37 now, but afterwards thou shalt follow me. Peter replied : Mas38 ter, why cannot I follow thee presently? I will lay down iny

life for thy sake. Jesus answered : Wilt thou lay down thy Matt. 26. 34. life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, the cock Lu. 22. 33. shall not crow until thou hast disowned me thrice.

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XIV. LET not your heart be troubled; believe on God and 2 believe on me. In my Father's house are many mansions. If

it were otherwise, I would have told you. I go to prepare a 3 place for you: and after I shall have gone and prepared a place

for you, I will return and take you with me, that where I am, 4 there ye also may be. And whither I am going ye know, and 5 the way ye know. Thomas said to hiin : Master, we know

not whither thou art going; bow, then, can we know the way? 6 Jesus answered: I am the way, and the truth, and the life : no 7 inan cometh unto the Father, but by me. Had ye known me,

ye would have known my Father also: and henceforth ye know

him, and have seen bim. 8 Philip said unto him: Master,' show us the Father, and it 9 sufficeth us. Jesus replied: Have I been with you so long,

and dost thou not yet know me, Philip? He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father. How sayest thou then,“ Show us the VOL. II.


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