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CHAP. VI. They murmur at Christ. 823 save that one whereinto his disciples were 41 The Jews then murmured at him, entered, and that Jesus went not with his because he said, I am the bread which disciples into the boat, but that his disci- came down from heaven. ples were gone away alone ;

42 And they said, Is not this Jesus the 23 (Howbeit there came other boats son of Joseph, whose father and mother from Tiberias nigh unto the place where we know how is it then that he saith, they did eat bread, after that the Lord || I came down from heaven? had given thanks :)

43 Jesus therefore answered and saiduni 24 When the people therefore saw that to them, Murmur not among yourselves. í Jesus was not there, neithersis disciples, 44 No man can come to me, except the they also took shipping, and came to Ca- Father which hath sent me draw him: pernaum, seeking for Jesus.

and I will raise him up at the last day. :- 25 And when they had found him on 45 It is written in the prophets, and the other side of the sea, they said unto they shall be all taught of God. Every him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? man therefore that hath heard, and hath

26 Jesus answered them and said, Veri learned of the Father, cometh unto me. ly, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not 46 Not that any man hath seen the because ye saw the miracles, but because Father, save he which is of God, he hath ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. seen the Father.

27 Labour not for the meat which per 47 Verily, verily, I say unto vou, He that isheth, but for that meat which endur- believeth on me hath everlasting life. eth unto everlasting life, which the Son i 48 I am that bread of life. of man shall give unto you : for him hath 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the God the Father sealed.

| wilderness, and are dead. 28 Then said they unto him, What 50 This is the bread which cometh shall we do, that we might work the down from heaven, that a man may eat works of God?

thereof, and not die. · 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, 51 I am the living bread which came This is the work of God, that ye believe | down from heaven: if any man eat of on him whom he hath sent.

this bread, he shall live for ever: and 30 They said therefore unto him, What the bread that I will give is my flesh, sign shewest thou then, that we may see, which I will give for the life of the and believe thee? what dost thou work? world.

31 Our fathers did eat manna in the 52 The Jews therefore strove among desert ; as it is written, He gave them themselves, saying. How can this man bread from heaven to eat.

give us his flesh to eat? 32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat that bread from heaven ; but my Father | the flesh of the Son of man, and drink giveth you the true bread from heaven. || his blood, ye have no life in you.

33 For the bread of God is he which 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinkcometh down from heaven, and giveth eth my blood, hath eternal life ; and I life unto the world.

1) will raise him up at the last day. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and evermore give us this bread.

my blood is drink indeed. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh bread of life: he that cometh to me, shall. my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. never hunger ; and he that believeth on 57 As the living Father hath sent me, me, shall never thirst.

and I live by the Father : so he that eat36 But I said unto you, that ye also lleth me, even he shall live by me.' have seen me, and believe not.

58 This is that bread which came 37 All that the Father giveth me, shall | down from heaven : not as your fathers come to me; and him that cometh to me, did eat manna, and are dead : he that I will in no wise cast out.

eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 38 For I came down from heaven, not 59 These things said he in the synato do mine own will, but the will of him | gogue, as he taught in Capernaum. that septe.

60 Many therefore of his disciples, 39 And this is the Father's will which when they had beard this, said, This is hath sent me, that of all which he hathan hard saying ; who can hear it? given me, I should lose nothing, but should 61 When Jesus knew in himself that raise it up again at the last day.

his disciples murmured at it, he said un40 And this is the will of him that sent to them, Doth this offend you? me, that every one which seeth the Son, 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of and believeth on him, may have everlast- | man ascend up where he was before ? ing life ; and I will raise him up at the I 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth ; last day.

Il the flesh profiteth nothing : the words

824 Jesus refiroveth his kinsinen. ST. JOHN. He teacheth in the temple. that I speak unto you, they are spirit, || some said, He is a good man: others said, and they are life.

Nay ; but he deceiveth the people. 64 But there are some of you that be 13 Howbeit, no man spake openly of lieve not. For Jesus knew from the be him, for fear of the Jews. ginning who they were that believed not, 14 | Now about the midst of the feast, and who should betray him.

|| Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, you, that no man can come unto me, ex How knoweth this man letters, having cept it were given unto him of my Father. never learned ?

66 From that time many of his dis 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My ciples went back, and walked no more doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. with him.

17 If any man will do his will, he shall 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, || know of the doctrine, whether it be of Will ye also go away?

Gol, or whether I speak of myself. 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, 18 He that speaketh of himself, seeketh Lord, to whom shall we go ? thou hast his own glory : but he that seeketh his the words of eternal life.

glory that sent him, the same is true, 69 And we believe, and are sure that and no unrighteousness is in him. thou art that Christ, the Son of the living 19 Did not Moses give you the law, God.

|| and yet none of you keepeth the law ? 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I || why go ve about to kill me? chosen you twelve, and one of you is a I 2011 he people answered andsaid, Thon devil ?

hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? 71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, of Simon : for he it was that should be- I have done one work, and ye all marvel. tray him, being one of the twelve.

22 Moses therefore gave unto you cirCHAP. VII.

cumcision, (not because it is of Moses, 1 Jesus reproveth his kinsmen; 10 goeth but of the fathers) and ye on the sab

unto the feast of tabernacles ; 14 teach- || bath-day circumcise a man. ethin the temfile. 40 Divers opinions of 23 If a man on the sabbath-day reChrist. 45 The Pharisees are angry at ceive circumcision, that the law of Moses their officers, and at Nicodemus. should not be broken ; are ye angry at AFTER these things Jesus walked in me, because I have made a man every A Galilee: for he would not walk in whit whole on the sabbath-day? Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill 24 Judge not according to the appearhim.

ance, but judge righteous judgment. 2 Now the Jews feast of tabernacles 25 Then said some of them of Jerusawas at hand.

lem, Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, 26 But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they Depart hence, and go into Judea, that say nothing unto him. Do the rulers thy disciples also may see the works that know indeed that this is the very Christ? thou doest.

27 Howbeit, we know this man, whence 4 For there is no man that doeth any he is : but when Christ cometh, no man thing in secret, and he himself seeketh knoweth whence he is. to be known openly. If thou do these 28 Then cried Jesus in the temple, as things, shew thyself to the world

he taught, saying, Ye both know me, . 5 (For neither did his brethren believe and ye know whence I am ; and I am in him.)

not come of myself, but he that sent me 6 Then Jesus said unto them, My | is true, whom ye know not. time is not yet come : but your time is II 29 But I know him ; for I am from always ready.

him, and he hath sent me. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me 30 Then they sought to take him: but it hateth, because I testify of it, that the no man laid bands on him, because his works thereof are evil.

I hour was not yet come. 8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not 31 And many of the people believed up yet unto this feast, for my time is on him, and said, When Christ cometh, not yet full come.

will he do more miracles than these 9 When he had said these words unto which this man hath done? them, he abode still in Galilee.

32 {The Pharisees heard that the peo10 9 But when his brethren were gone ple murmured such things concerning up, then went he also up unto the feast, | him : and the Pharisees and the chief not openiy, but as it were in secret. | priests sent officers to take him.

11 Then the Jews sought him at the 1 33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a feast, and said, Where is he?

little while am I with you, and then I go 12 And there was much murmuring l unto him that sent me among the people concerning himn : for 34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find

Divers opinions of Christ. CHAP. VIII. Christ, the light of the world. 25 me ; and where I am, thither ye cannot : 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought come.

unto him a woman taken in adultery :. 35 Then said the Jews among them- || and when they had set her in the midst, selves, Whither will he go, that we shall 4. They say unto him, Master, this not find him ? will he go unto the dis || woman was taken in adultery, in the persed among the Gentiles, and teach || very act. the Gentiles?

5 Now Moses in the law commanded 36 What manner of saying is this that us, that such should be stoned : but what he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not sayest thou ? find me : and where I am, thither ye 6 This they said, tempting him, that: cannot come?

| they might have to accuse him. But Jesus' 37 In the last day, that great day of stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, the ground, as though he heard them not, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, \ 7 So when they continued asking and drink.

| him, he lifted up himself, and said unto 38 He that believeth on me, as the them, He that is without sin among you; 'scripture hath said, out of his belly shall let him first cast a stone at her. Aow rivers of living water.

8 And again he stooped down, ang 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which I wrote on the ground. they that believe on him should receive, 9 And they which heard it, being con for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, victed by their own conscience, went out because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) one by one, beginning at the eldest, everi

40 Many of the people therefore, unto the last : and Jesus was left alone 'when they heard this saying, said, Of a | and the woman standing in the midst. trnth this is the Prophet.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, 41 Others said, This is the Christ. || and saw none but the woman, he said But some said, Shall Christ come out of || unto her, Woman, where are those thine Galilee?

accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 42 Hath not the scripture said, That 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Je-. Christ cometh of the seed of David, and || sus said unto her, Neither do I condemn out of the town of Bethlehem, where thee: go, and sin no inore. David was?

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, 43 So there was a division among the saying, I am the light of the world : he people because of him.

that followeth me shall not walk in dark44 And some of them would have tak- ness, but shall have the light of life. en him ; but no man laid hands on him. 13 The Pharisees therefore said unto

45 Then came the officers to the chief him, Thou bearest record of thyself; priests and Pharisees; and they said unto || thy record is not true. them, Why have ye not brought him? 14 Jesus answered and said unto them,

46 The officers answered, Never man || Though I bear record of myself, yet my spake like this man.

record is true; for I know whence I 47 Then answered them the Pharisees, came, and whither I go; but ye cannot Are ye also deceived ?

I tell whence I come, and whither I go. 48 Have any of the rulers, or of the 15 le judge after the flesh, I judge no Pharisees believed on him ?

man. 49 But this people who knoweth not | 16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is the law are cursed.

true : for I am not alone, but I and the 50 Nicodemus sajth unto them, (he that Father that sent me. came to Jesus by night, being one of them) | 17 It is also written in your law, that

51 Doth our law judge any man before the testimony of two men is true. it hear him, and know what he dceth? 18 I am one that hear witness of my

52 They answered and said unto him, self; and the Father that sent me, beareth Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and witness of me. look : for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. 19 Then said they unto him, Where

55 And every man went unto his own is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neihouse.

ther know me, nor my Father: if ye had CHAP. VIII.

known me, ye should have known my 1 Christ : delivereth the woman taken in | Father also.

adultery. 12 He preacheth himself the 20 These words spake Jesus in the light of the world, and justifixth his treasury, as he taught in the teniple: and doctrine.

no man laid hands on bin, for his hour JESUS went unto the mount of Olives : was not yet come. J 2 And early in the morning he came 21 Then said Jesus again unto them, again into the temple, and all the peo- I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and ple came unto lum ; and he sat down ! shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye and taught then.

cannot conie,

826 The Jews boasting of Abraham. ST. JOHN. Their boasting rcpiroved.

22 Then said the Jews, will he kill 43 Why doye not understand myspeech himself? because he saith, Whither I go, li even because ye cannot hear my word. ye cannot come.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and 23 And he said unto them, Ye are the lusts of your father ye will do: he from beneath ; I am from above: ye are was a murderer from the beginning, and of this world ; I am not of this world. abode not in the truth, because there is

24 I said therefore unto you, that ye no truth in him. When he speaketh a shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not lie, he speaketh of his own : for he is a that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. liar, and the father of it.

25 Then said they unto him, Who art 45 And because I tell you the truth, thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even ye believe me not. the same that I said unto you from the 46 Which of you convinceth me of beginning.

| sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye 26 I have many things to say, and to il not believe me? judge of you : but he that sent me, is 47 He that is of God, heareth God's true; and I speak to the world those words: ve therefore hear them not, bethings which I have heard of him. cause ye are not of God.

27 They understood not that he spake 48 Then answered the Jews, and said to them of the Father.

unto him, Say we not well that thou art 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? ye have lifted up the Son of man, then 49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil ; shall ye know that I am he, and that I do but I honour my Father, and ye do disnothing of myself ; but as my Father honour me. hath taught me, I speak these things. 50 And I seek not mine own glory:

29 And he that sent me is with me: | there is one that seeketh and judgeth." the Father hath not left me alone; for I 1 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ifa man do always those things that please him. keep my saying, he shall never see death.

30 As he spake these words, many be- 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now lieved on him.

we know that thou hast a devil. " Abra31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which ham is dead, and the prophets; and believed on him, If ye continue in my thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he word, then are ye my disciples indeed; I shall never taste of death.

32 And ye shall know the truth, and 53 Art thou greater than our Father Athe truth shall make you free.

braham, which is dead? and the prophets 334 They answered him, Webe Abra- | are dead: whom makest thou thyself? ham's sced, and were never in bondage | 54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, to any man : how sayest thou, Ye shall my honour is nothing: it is my Father be made free?

that lionoureth me, of whom ye say, 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, that he is your God: I say unto you, Whosoever committeth 1 55 Yet ye have not known him ; but I sin, is the servant of sin.

know him: and if I should say, I know 35 And the servant abideth not in the him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: house for ever, but the Son abideth ever. but I know him, and keep his saying.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to free, ye shall be free indeed..

see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 37 'I know that ye are Abraham's 57 Then said the Jews unto him, I hou seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou word hath no place in you.

seen Abraham? 38 I speak that which I have seen with 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I my Father: and ye do that which ye say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. have seen with your father. .

59 Thien took they up stones to cast at 39 They answered and said unto him, || him : but Jesus hid himself, and went out Abraham is our Father. Jesus saith unto of the temple, going through the midst them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

CHAP. IX. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man i He that was born blind is restored that hath told you the truth, which I have sight. i3 Hc is brought to the Phariatex. heard of God: this did not Abraham. 34 They excommunicate him. 35 Chrik:

41 Ye do the deeds of your father. | receiveih him, and he confesseth Chrix'. Then said they to'him, We be not born 1 AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man of fornication ; we have one Father, evcil which was blind from his birth. en God.

2 And his disciples asked him, saying, 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were | Master, who did sin, this man, or his vour Father, ye would love me : for: 1 | parents, that lie was born blind ? proceeded forth and came from God; 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this neither came I of myself, but he sent me. li man sinned, nor his partits : but that

The blind man's sight restored. Cuap. x. The Pharisees excommunicate him. 827 the works of God should be made man- | 23 Therefore said his parents, He is ifest in him.

of age ; ask him. . 4 I must work the works of him that 24 Then again called they the man that sent me, while it is day : the night com- was blind, and said unto him, Give God eth, when no man can work.

the praise : we know that this man is a 5 As long as I am in the world, I am sinner. the light of the world.

25 He answered and said, Whether he 6 When he had thus spoken, he spatbe a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I on the ground, and made clay of the know, that whereas I was blind, now I see., spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the 26 Then said they to him again, What blind man with the clay.

did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the 27 He answered them, I have told you pool of Siloam, (which is by interpreta already, and ye did not hear: wherefore tion, Sent.) He went his way therefore, would ye hear it again? will ye also be and washed, and came seeing.

his disciples?' 8 | The neighbours therefore, and they 28 Then they reviled him, and saich, which before had seen him that he was Thou art his disciple; but we are Ma blind, said, Is not this he that sat and ses' disciples. begged ?

29 We know that God spake unto 9°Some said, This is he : others said, Moses : as for this fellow, we know not He is like him : but he said, I am he. | from whence he is.

10 Therefore said they unto him, How 30 The man answered and said unto were thine eyes opened?

them, Why, herein is a marvellous thing, 11 He answered and said, A man that that ye know not from whence he is, is called Jesus, made clay, and anointed | and yet he hath opened mine eyes. mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the 31 Now we know that God heareth not pool of Siloam, and wash : and I went sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of and washed, and I received sight. God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

12 Then said they unto him, Where 32 Since the world began was it not is he? He said, I know not.

heard that any man opened the eyes of 13 1 They brought to the Pharisees one that was born blind. him that aforetime was blind.

33 If this man were not of God, he 14 And it was the sabbath-day when could do nothing. Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 34 They answered and said unto him,

15 Then again the Pharisees also asked | Thou wast altogether born in sins, and him how he had received his sight. Heil Dost thou teach us? and they cast him said unto them, He put clay upon mine out. eyes, and I washed, and do see.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast 16 Therefore said some of the Phari- || him out: and when he had found him, sees, This man is not of God, because he || he said unto him, Dost thou believe on keepeth not the sabbath-day. Others the Son of God? said, How can a man that is a sinner do 36 He answered and said, Who is he, such miracles. And there was a division | Lord, that I might believe on him? among them.

37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast 17 They say unto the blind man again, | both seen him, and it is he that talketh What sayest thou of him, that he hath or with thee. pened thine eyes. He said, He is a prophet. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And

18 But the Jews did not believe con he worshipped him. cerning him that he had been blind, and 39 s And Jesus said, For judgment Iam received his sight, until they called the come into this world, that they which see parents of him that had received his sight. | not, might see ; and that they which see,

19 And they asked them, sayingis | might be made blind. this your son, who ye say was born blind? 40 And some of the Pharisees which how then doth he now see?

were with him heard these words, and 20 His parents answered them and said, I said unto him, Are we blind also ? We know that this is our son, and that # 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, he was born blind :

| ve should have no sin : but now ye say, 21 But by what means he now seeth, We see ; therefore your sin remaineth. we know not ; or who hath opened his

CHAP. X. eyes, we know nat : he is of age ; ask || 1 Christ is the door, and the good shepherd. lim ; he shall speak for himself.

| 19 Divers opinions of him. 25 He prov22 These words spake his parents, be- || !h, by his works, that he is Christ. cause they feared the Jews: for the Jews II V ERILY, verily, I say unto you, He had agreed already, that if any man did that entereth not by the door into confess that he was Christ, he should be the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other put out of the synagogue.

way, the same is a thicf and a robber.

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