THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

John (Author John)

4:1When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus makes and baptises more disciples than John

4:2(however, Jesus himself did not baptise, but his disciples),

4:3he left Judaea and went away again unto Galilee.

4:4And he must needs pass through Samaria.

4:5He comes therefore to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near to the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

4:6Now a fountain of Jacob's was there; Jesus therefore, being wearied with the way he had come, sat just as he was at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

4:7A woman comes out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus says to her, Give me to drink

4:8(for his disciples had gone away into the city that they might buy provisions).

4:9The Samaritan woman therefore says to him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask to drink of me who am a Samaritan woman? for Jews have no intercourse with Samaritans.

4:10Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

4:11The woman says to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou the living water?

4:12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?

4:13Jesus answered and said to her, Every one who drinks of this water shall thirst again;

4:14but whosoever drinks of the water which I shall give him shall never thirst for ever, but the water which I shall give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into eternal life.

4:15The woman says to him, Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst nor come here to draw.

4:16Jesus says to her, Go, call thy husband, and come here.

4:17The woman answered and said, I have not a husband. Jesus says to her, Thou hast well said, I have not a husband;

4:18for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom now thou hast is not thy husband: this thou hast spoken truly.

4:19The woman says to him, Sir, I see that thou art a prophet.

4:20Our fathers worshipped in this mountain, and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where one must worship.

4:21Jesus says to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when ye shall neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem worship the Father.

4:22Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.

4:23But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for also the Father seeks such as his worshippers.

4:24God is a spirit; and they who worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.

4:25The woman says to him, I know that Messias is coming, who is called Christ; when *he* comes he will tell us all things.

4:26Jesus says to her, I who speak to thee am he.

4:27And upon this came his disciples, and wondered that he spoke with a woman; yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?

4:28The woman then left her waterpot and went away into the city, and says to the men,

4:29Come, see a man who told me all things I had ever done: is not he the Christ?

4:30They went out of the city and came to him.

4:31But meanwhile the disciples asked him saying, Rabbi, eat.

4:32But he said to them, I have food to eat which ye do not know.

4:33The disciples therefore said to one another, Has any one brought him anything to eat?

4:34Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work.

4:35Do not ye say, that there are yet four months and the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes and behold the fields, for they are already white to harvest.

4:36He that reaps receives wages and gathers fruit unto life eternal, that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.

4:37For in this is verified the true saying, It is one who sows and another who reaps.

4:38I have sent you to reap that on which ye have not laboured; others have laboured, and ye have entered into their labours.

4:39But many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him because of the word of the woman who bore witness, He told me all things that I had ever done.

4:40When therefore the Samaritans came to him they asked him to abide with them, and he abode there two days.

4:41And more a great deal believed on account of his word;

4:42and they said to the woman, It is no longer on account of thy saying that we believe, for we have heard him ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

4:43But after the two days he went forth thence and went away into Galilee,

4:44for Jesus himself bore witness that a prophet has no honour in his own country.

4:45When therefore he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem during the feast, for they also went to the feast.

4:46He came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain courtier in Capernaum whose son was sick.

4:47He, having heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, went to him and asked him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was about to die.

4:48Jesus therefore said to him, Unless ye see signs and wonders ye will not believe.

4:49The courtier says to him, Sir, come down ere my child die.

4:50Jesus says to him, Go, thy son lives. And the man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way.

4:51But already, as he was going down, his servants met him and brought him word saying, Thy child lives.

4:52He inquired therefore from them the hour at which he got better. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.

4:53The father therefore knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him, Thy son lives; and he believed, himself and his whole house.

4:54This second sign again did Jesus, being come out of Judaea into Galilee.

5:1After these things was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

5:2Now there is in Jerusalem, at the sheepgate, a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.

5:3In these lay a multitude of sick, blind, lame, withered, awaiting the moving of the water.

5:4For an angel descended at a certain season in the pool and troubled the water. Whoever therefore first went in after the troubling of the water became well, whatever disease he laboured under.

5:5But there was a certain man there who had been suffering under his infirmity thirty and eight years.

5:6Jesus seeing this man lying there, and knowing that he was in that state now a great length of time, says to him, Wouldest thou become well?

5:7The infirm man answered him, Sir, I have not a man, in order, when the water has been troubled, to cast me into the pool; but while I am coming another descends before me.

5:8Jesus says to him, Arise, take up thy couch and walk.

5:9And immediately the man became well, and took up his couch and walked: and on that day was sabbath.

5:10The Jews therefore said to the healed man, It is sabbath, it is not permitted thee to take up thy couch.

5:11He answered them, He that made me well, *he* said to me, Take up thy couch and walk.

5:12They asked him therefore, Who is the man who said to thee, Take up thy couch and walk?

5:13But he that had been healed knew not who it was, for Jesus had slidden away, there being a crowd in the place.

5:14After these things Jesus finds him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, thou art become well: sin no more, that something worse do not happen to thee.

5:15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

5:16And for this the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill him, because he had done these things on sabbath.

5:17But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.

5:18For this therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he had not only violated the sabbath, but also said that God was his own Father, making himself equal with God.

5:19Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself save whatever he sees the Father doing: for whatever things *he* does, these things also the Son does in like manner.

5:20For the Father loves the Son and shews him all things which he himself does; and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may wonder.

5:21For even as the Father raises the dead and quickens them, thus the Son also quickens whom he will:

5:22for neither does the Father judge any one, but has given all judgment to the Son;

5:23that all may honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who honours not the Son, honours not the Father who has sent him.

5:24Verily, verily, I say unto you, that he that hears my word, and believes him that has sent me, has life eternal, and does not come into judgment, but is passed out of death into life.

5:25Verily, verily, I say unto you, that an hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that have heard shall live.

5:26For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself,

5:27and has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is Son of man.

5:28Wonder not at this, for an hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs shall hear his voice,

5:29and shall go forth; those that have practised good, to resurrection of life, and those that have done evil, to resurrection of judgment.

5:30I cannot do anything of myself; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I do not seek my will, but the will of him that has sent me.

5:31If I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is not true.

5:32It is another who bears witness concerning me, and I know that the witness which he bears concerning me is true.

5:33Ye have sent unto John, and he has borne witness to the truth.

5:34But I do not receive witness from man, but I say this that *ye* might be saved.

5:35*He* was the burning and shining lamp, and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

5:36But I have the witness that is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me that I should complete them, the works themselves which I do, bear witness concerning me that the Father has sent me.

5:37And the Father who has sent me himself has borne witness concerning me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor have seen his shape,

5:38and ye have not his word abiding in you; for whom *he* hath sent, him ye do not believe.

5:39Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;

5:40and ye will not come to me that ye might have life.

5:41I do not receive glory from men,

5:42but I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

5:43I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another come in his own name, him ye will receive.

5:44How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which comes from God alone?

5:45Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one who accuses you, Moses, on whom ye trust;

5:46for if ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.

5:47But if ye do not believe his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

6:1After these things Jesus went away beyond the sea of Galilee, or of Tiberias,

6:2and a great crowd followed him, because they saw the signs which he wrought upon the sick.

6:3And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there sat with his disciples:

6:4but the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.

6:5Jesus then, lifting up his eyes and seeing that a great crowd is coming to him, says to Philip, Whence shall we buy loaves that these may eat?

6:6But this he said trying him, for he knew what he was going to do.

6:7Philip answered him, Loaves for two hundred denarii are not sufficient for them, that each may have some little portion.

6:8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, says to him,

6:9There is a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fishes; but this, what is it for so many?

6:10And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place: the men therefore sat down, in number about five thousand.

6:11And Jesus took the loaves, and having given thanks, distributed them to those that were set down; and in like manner of the small fishes as much as they would.

6:12And when they had been filled, he says to his disciples, Gather together the fragments which are over and above, that nothing may be lost.

6:13They gathered them therefore together, and filled twelve hand-baskets full of fragments of the five barley loaves, which were over and above to those that had eaten.

6:14The men therefore, having seen the sign which Jesus had done, said, This is truly the prophet which is coming into the world.

6:15Jesus therefore knowing that they were going to come and seize him, that they might make him king, departed again to the mountain himself alone.

6:16But when evening was come, his disciples went down to the sea,

6:17and having gone on board ship, they went over the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not come to them,

6:18and the sea was agitated by a strong wind blowing.

6:19Having rowed then about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they see Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the ship; and they were frightened.

6:20But he says to them, It is I: be not afraid.

6:21They were willing therefore to receive him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land to which they went.

6:22On the morrow the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea, having seen that there was no other little ship there except that into which his disciples had got, and that Jesus had not gone with his disciples into the ship, but that his disciples had gone away alone;

6:23(but other little ships out of Tiberias came near to the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks;)

6:24when therefore the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, *they* got into the ships, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

6:25And having found him the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when art thou arrived here?

6:26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, Ye seek me not because ye have seen signs, but because ye have eaten of the loaves and been filled.

6:27Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, even God.

6:28They said therefore to him, What should we do that we may work the works of God?

6:29Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom *he* has sent.

6:30They said therefore to him, What sign then doest thou that we may see and believe thee? what dost thou work?

6:31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.

6:32Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, It is not Moses that has given you the bread out of heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven.

6:33For the bread of God is he who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

6:34They said therefore to him, Lord, ever give to us this bread.

6:35And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst at any time.

6:36But I have said to you, that ye have also seen me and do not believe.

6:37All that the Father gives me shall come to me, and him that comes to me I will not at all cast out.

6:38For I am come down from heaven, not that I should do *my* will, but the will of him that has sent me.

6:39And this is the will of him that has sent me, that of all that he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up in the last day.

6:40For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day.

6:41The Jews therefore murmured about him, because he said, I am the bread which has come down out of heaven.

6:42And they said, Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we have known? how then does *he* say, I am come down out of heaven?

6:43Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves.

6:44No one can come to me except the Father who has sent me draw him, and I will raise him up in the last day.

6:45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every one that has heard from the Father himself, and has learned of him, comes to me;

6:46not that any one has seen the Father, except he who is of God, he has seen the Father.

6:47Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me has life eternal.

6:48I am the bread of life.

6:49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and died.

6:50This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.

6:51I am the living bread which has come down out of heaven: if any one shall have eaten of this bread he shall live for ever; but the bread withal which I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

6:52The Jews therefore contended among themselves, saying, How can he give us this flesh to eat?

6:53Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Unless ye shall have eaten the flesh of the Son of man, and drunk his blood, ye have no life in yourselves.

6:54He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up at the last day:

6:55for my flesh is truly food and my blood is truly drink.

6:56He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me and I in him.

6:57As the living Father has sent me and I live on account of the Father, *he* also who eats me shall live also on account of me.

6:58This is the bread which has come down out of heaven. Not as the fathers ate and died: he that eats this bread shall live for ever.

6:59These things he said in the synagogue, teaching in Capernaum.

6:60Many therefore of his disciples having heard it said, This word is hard; who can hear it?

6:61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmur concerning this, said to them, Does this offend you?

6:62If then ye see the Son of man ascending up where he was before?

6:63It is the Spirit which quickens, the flesh profits nothing: the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and are life.

6:64But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would deliver him up.

6:65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no one can come to me unless it be given to him from the Father.

6:66From that time many of his disciples went away back and walked no more with him.

6:67Jesus therefore said to the twelve, Will ye also go away?

6:68Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast words of life eternal;

6:69and we have believed and known that thou art the holy one of God.

6:70Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you the twelve? and of you one is a devil.

6:71Now he spoke of Judas the son of Simon, Iscariote, for he it was who should deliver him up, being one of the twelve.



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