John (Author John)

7:1And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

7:2Now the tabernacles, the feast of the Jews, was near.

7:3His brethren therefore said to him, Remove hence and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou doest;

7:4for no one does anything in secret and himself seeks to be known in public. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world:

7:5for neither did his brethren believe on him.

7:6Jesus therefore says to them, My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready.

7:7The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, because I bear witness concerning it that its works are evil.

7:8Ye, go ye up to this feast. I go not up to this feast, for *my* time is not yet fulfilled.

7:9Having said these things to them he abode in Galilee.

7:10But when his brethren had gone up, then he himself also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret.

7:11The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

7:12And there was much murmuring concerning him among the crowds. Some said, He is a good man; others said, No; but he deceives the crowd.

7:13However, no one spoke openly concerning him on account of their fear of the Jews.

7:14But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

7:15The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

7:16Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but that of him that has sent me.

7:17If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.

7:18He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that has sent him, he is true, and unrighteousness is not in him.

7:19Has not Moses given you the law, and no one of you practises the law? Why do ye seek to kill me?

7:20The crowd answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who seeks to kill thee?

7:21Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and ye all wonder.

7:22Therefore Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye circumcise a man on sabbath.

7:23If a man receives circumcision on sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be violated, are ye angry with me because I have made a man entirely sound on sabbath?

7:24Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

7:25Some therefore of those of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?

7:26and behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers then indeed recognised that this is the Christ?

7:27But as to this man we know whence he is. Now as to the Christ, when he comes, no one knows whence he is.

7:28Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me and ye know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye do not know.

7:29I know him, because I am from him, and *he* has sent me.

7:30They sought therefore to take him; and no one laid his hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.

7:31But many of the crowd believed on him, and said, Will the Christ, when he comes, do more signs than those which this man has done?

7:32The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they might take him.

7:33Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while I am with you, and I go to him that has sent me.

7:34Ye shall seek me and shall not find me, and where I am ye cannot come.

7:35The Jews therefore said to one another, Where is he about to go that we shall not find him? Is he about to go to the dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

7:36What word is this which he said, Ye shall seek me and shall not find me; and where I am ye cannot come?

7:37In the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying, If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.

7:38He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

7:39But this he said concerning the Spirit, which they that believed on him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

7:40Some out of the crowd therefore, having heard this word, said, This is truly the prophet.

7:41Others said, This is the Christ. Others said, Does then the Christ come out of Galilee?

7:42Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from the village of Bethlehem, where David was?

7:43There was a division therefore in the crowd on account of him.

7:44But some of them desired to take him, but no one laid hands upon him.

7:45The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, Why have ye not brought him?

7:46The officers answered, Never man spoke thus, as this man speaks.

7:47The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also deceived?

7:48Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

7:49But this crowd, which does not know the law, are accursed.

7:50Nicodemus says to them (being one of themselves),

7:51Does our law judge a man before it have first heard from himself, and know what he does?

7:52They answered and said to him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and look, that no prophet arises out of Galilee.

7:53And every one went to his home.

8:1But Jesus went to the mount of Olives.

8:2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them.

8:3And the scribes and the Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,

8:4they say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery.

8:5Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou?

8:6But this they said proving him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

8:7But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone at her.

8:8And again stooping down he wrote on the ground.

8:9But they, having heard that, went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there.

8:10And Jesus, lifting himself up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Has no one condemned thee?

8:11And she said, No one, sir. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

8:12Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

8:13The Pharisees therefore said to him, Thou bearest witness concerning thyself; thy witness is not true.

8:14Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go: but ye know not whence I come and whither I go.

8:15Ye judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.

8:16And if also I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who has sent me.

8:17And in your law too it is written that the testimony of two men is true:

8:18I am one who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me.

8:19They said to him therefore, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would have known also my Father.

8:20These words spoke he in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him, for his hour was not yet come.

8:21He said therefore again to them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin; where I go ye cannot come.

8:22The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he says, Where I go ye cannot come?

8:23And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

8:24I said therefore to you, that ye shall die in your sins; for unless ye shall believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

8:25They said therefore to him, Who art thou? And Jesus said to them, Altogether that which I also say to you.

8:26I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but he that has sent me is true, and I, what I have heard from him, these things I say to the world.

8:27They knew not that he spoke to them of the Father.

8:28Jesus therefore said to them, When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things.

8:29And he that has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because I do always the things that are pleasing to him.

8:30As he spoke these things many believed on him.

8:31Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples;

8:32and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

8:33They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free?

8:34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Every one that practises sin is the bondman of sin.

8:35Now the bondman abides not in the house for ever: the son abides for ever.

8:36If therefore the Son shall set you free, ye shall be really free.

8:37I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.

8:38I speak what I have seen with my Father, and ye then do what ye have seen with your father.

8:39They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham;

8:40but now ye seek to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.

8:41Ye do the works of your father. They said therefore to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, God.

8:42Jesus said to them, If God were your father ye would have loved me, for I came forth from God and am come from him; for neither am I come of myself, but *he* has sent me.

8:43Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.

8:44Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:

8:45and because I speak the truth, ye do not believe me.

8:46Which of you convinces me of sin? If I speak truth, why do ye not believe me?

8:47He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.

8:48The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon?

8:49Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.

8:50But I do not seek my own glory: there is he that seeks and judges.

8:51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If any one shall keep my word, he shall never see death.

8:52The Jews therefore said to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham has died, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste death.

8:53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who has died? and the prophets have died: whom makest thou thyself?

8:54Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom ye say, He is our God.

8:55And ye know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word.

8:56Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced.

8:57The Jews therefore said to him, Thou hast not yet fifty years, and hast thou seen Abraham?

8:58Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

8:59They took up therefore stones that they might cast them at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.

9:1And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth.

9:2And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?

9:3Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.

9:4I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.

9:5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

9:6Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes.

9:7And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing.

9:8The neighbours therefore, and those who used to see him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that was sitting and begging?

9:9Some said, It is he; others said, No, but he is like him: *he* said, It is I.

9:10They said therefore to him, How have thine eyes been opened?

9:11He answered and said, A man called Jesus made mud and anointed mine eyes, and said to me, Go to Siloam and wash: and having gone and washed, I saw.

9:12They said therefore to him, Where is he? He says, I do not know.

9:13They bring him who was before blind to the Pharisees.

9:14Now it was sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

9:15The Pharisees therefore also again asked him how he received his sight. And he said to them, He put mud upon mine eyes, and I washed, and I see.

9:16Some of the Pharisees therefore said, This man is not of God, for he does not keep the sabbath. Others said, How can a sinful man perform such signs? And there was a division among them.

9:17They say therefore again to the blind man, What dost thou say of him, that he has opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.

9:18The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him that he was blind and had received sight, until they had called the parents of him that had received sight.

9:19And they asked them saying, This is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind: how then does he now see?

9:20His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;

9:21but how he now sees we do not know, or who has opened his eyes we do not know. *He* is of age: ask *him*; *he* will speak concerning himself.

9:22His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed him to be the Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue.

9:23On this account his parents said, He is of age: ask *him*.

9:24They called therefore a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is sinful.

9:25He answered therefore, If he is sinful I know not. One thing I know, that, being blind before, now I see.

9:26And they said to him again, What did he do to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

9:27He answered them, I told you already and ye did not hear: why do ye desire to hear again? do ye also wish to become his disciples?

9:28They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

9:29We know that God spoke to Moses; but as to this man, we know not whence he is.

9:30The man answered and said to them, Now in this is a wonderful thing, that *ye* do not know whence he is, and he has opened mine eyes.

9:31But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.

9:32Since time was, it has not been heard that any one opened the eyes of one born blind.

9:33If this man were not of God he would be able to do nothing.

9:34They answered and said to him, Thou hast been wholly born in sins, and thou teachest us? And they cast him out.

9:35Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him, he said to him, Thou, dost thou believe on the Son of God?

9:36He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

9:37And Jesus said to him, Thou hast both seen him, and he that speaks with thee is he.

9:38And he said, I believe, Lord: and he did him homage.

9:39And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they which see not may see, and they which see may become blind.

9:40And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, Are we blind also?

9:41Jesus said to them, If ye were blind ye would not have sin; but now ye say, We see, your sin remains.

10:1Verily, verily, I say to you, He that enters not in by the door to the fold of the sheep, but mounts up elsewhere, *he* is a thief and a robber;

10:2but he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

10:4When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

10:5But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.

10:6This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.

10:7Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

10:8All whoever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them.

10:9I am the door: if any one enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and shall go out and shall find pasture.

10:10The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.

10:11I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep:

10:12but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep.

10:13Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep.

10:14I am the good shepherd; and I know those that are mine, and am known of those that are mine,

10:15as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

10:16And I have other sheep which are not of this fold: those also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd.

10:17On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again.

10:18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.

10:19There was a division again among the Jews on account of these words;

10:20but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?

10:21Others said, These sayings are not those of one that is possessed by a demon. Can a demon open blind people's eyes?

10:22Now the feast of the dedication was celebrating at Jerusalem, and it was winter.

10:23And Jesus walked in the temple in the porch of Solomon.

10:24The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said to him, Until when dost thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, say so to us openly.

10:25Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye do not believe. The works which I do in my Father's name, these bear witness concerning me:

10:26but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, as I told you.

10:27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;

10:28and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.

10:29My Father who has given them to me is greater than all, and no one can seize out of the hand of my Father.

10:30I and the Father are one.

10:31The Jews therefore again took stones that they might stone him.

10:32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewn you of my Father; for which work of them do ye stone me?

10:33The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

10:34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

10:35If he called *them* gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),

10:36do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Son of God?

10:37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not;

10:38but if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in him.

10:39They sought therefore again to take him; and he went away from out of their hand

10:40and departed again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptising at the first: and he abode there.

10:41And many came to him, and said, John did no sign; but all things which John said of this man were true.

10:42And many believed on him there.

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