THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. John (Author John)

18:1¤ When Jesus had said these things, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which he entered with his disciples.

18:2And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: because Jesus had often resorted thither together with his disciples.

18:3Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers and servants from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

18:4Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and said to them: Whom seek ye?

18:5They answered him: Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith to them: I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood with them.

18:6As soon therefore as he had said to them: I am he; they went backward and fell to the ground.

18:7Again therefore he asked them: Whom seek ye? And they said: Jesus of Nazareth.

18:8Jesus answered: I have told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,

18:9That the word might be fulfilled which he said: Of them whom thou hast given me, I have not lost any one.

18:10Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus.

18:11Jesus therefore said to Peter: Put up thy sword into the scabbard. The chalice which my father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

18:12Then the band and the tribune and the servants of the Jews took Jesus and bound him.

18:13And they led him away to Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiphas, who was the high priest of that year.

18:14Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: That it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

18:15And Simon Peter followed Jesus: and so did another disciple. And that disciple was known to the high priest and went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest.

18:16But Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the portress and brought in Peter.

18:17The maid therefore that was portress saith to Peter: Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith I am not.

18:18Now the servants and ministers stood at a fire of coals, because it was cold, and warmed themselves. And with them was Peter also, standing and warming himself.

18:19The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples and of his doctrine.

18:20Jesus answered him: I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort: and in secret I have spoken nothing.

18:21Why askest thou me? Ask them who have heard what I have spoken unto them. Behold they know what things I have said.

18:22And when he had said these things, one of the servants standing by gave Jesus a blow, saying: Answerest thou the high priest so?

18:23Jesus answered him: If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil; but if well, why strikest thou me?

18:24And Annas sent him bound to Caiphas the high priest.

18:25And Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him: Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it and said: I am not.

18:26One of the servants of the high priest (a kinsman to him whose ear Peter cut off) saith to him: Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

18:27Again therefore Peter denied: and immediately the cock crew.

18:28Then they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's hall. And it was morning: and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch.

18:29Pilate therefore went out to them, and said: What accusation bring you against this man?

18:30They answered and said to him: If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up to thee.

18:31Pilate therefore said to them: Take him you, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him: It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.

18:32That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he said, signifying what death he should die.

18:33Pilate therefore went into the hall again and called Jesus and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews?

18:34Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me?

18:35Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me. What hast thou done?

18:36Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence.

18:37Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

18:38Pilate saith to him: What is truth? And when he said this, he went out again to the Jews and saith to them: I find no cause in him.

18:39But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the Pasch. Will you, therefore, that I release unto you the king of the Jews?

18:40Then cried they all again, saying: Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

19:1¤ Then therefore Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.

19:2And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head: and they put on him a purple garment.

19:3And they came to him and said: Hail, king of the Jews. And they gave him blows.

19:4Pilate therefore went forth again and saith to them: Behold, I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in him.

19:5(Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment.) And he saith to them: Behold the Man.

19:6When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants had seen him, they cried out, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him.

19:7The Jews answered him: We have a law; and according to the law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

19:8When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more.

19:9And he entered into the hall again; and he said to Jesus: Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

19:10Pilate therefore saith to him: Speakest thou not to me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power to release thee?

19:11Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee hath the greater sin.

19:12And from henceforth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying: If thou release this man, thou art not Caesar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

19:13Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth and sat down in the judgment seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in Hebrew Gabbatha.

19:14And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour: and he saith to the Jews: Behold your king.

19:15But they cried out: Away with him: Away with him: Crucify him. Pilate saith to them: shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.

19:16Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him forth.

19:17And bearing his own cross, he went forth to the place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha.

19:18Where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side, and Jesus in the midst.

19:19And Pilate wrote a title also: and he put it upon the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

19:20This title therefore many of the Jews did read: because the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city. And it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin.

19:21Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate: Write not: The King of the Jews. But that he said: I am the King of the Jews.

19:22Pilate answered: What I have written, I have written.

19:23The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified him, took his garments, (and they made four parts, to every soldier a part) and also his coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

19:24They said then one to another: Let us not cut it but let us cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the scripture might be fulfilled, saying: They have parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture they have cast lots. And the soldiers indeed did these things.

19:25Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen.

19:26When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son.

19:27After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.

19:28Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst.

19:29Now there was a vessel set there, full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar and hyssop, put it to his mouth.

19:30Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.

19:31Then the Jews (because it was the parasceve), that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day (for that was a great sabbath day), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken: and that they might be taken away.

19:32The soldiers therefore came: and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him.

19:33But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.

19:34But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side: and immediately there came out blood and water.

19:35And he that saw it hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true: that you also may believe.

19:36For these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled: You shall not break a bone of him.

19:37And again another scripture saith: They shall look on him whom they pierced.

19:38And after these things, Joseph of Arimathea (because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews), besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave leave. He came therefore and took the body of Jesus.

19:39And Nicodemus also came (he who at the first came to Jesus by night), bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

19:40They took therefore the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths, with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

19:41Now there was in the place where he was crucified a garden: and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein no man yet had been laid.

19:42There, therefore, because of the parasceve of the Jews, they laid Jesus: because the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

20:1¤ And on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre: and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

20:2She ran therefore and cometh to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre: and we know not where they have laid him.

20:3Peter therefore went out, and that other disciple: and they came to the sepulchre.

20:4And they both ran together: and that other disciple did outrun Peter and came first to the sepulchre.

20:5And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying: but yet he went not in.

20:6Then cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went into the sepulchre: and saw the linen cloths lying,

20:7And the napkin that had been about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but apart, wrapped up into one place.

20:8Then that other disciple also went in, who came first to the sepulchre: and he saw and believed.

20:9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

20:10The disciples therefore departed again to their home.

20:11But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre,

20:12And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid.

20:13They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken away my Lord: and I know not where they have laid him.

20:14When she had thus said, she turned herself back and saw Jesus standing: and she knew not that it was Jesus.

20:15Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, thinking that it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him: and I will take him away.

20:16Jesus saith to her: Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say, Master).

20:17Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me: for I am not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren and say to them: I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and your God.

20:18Mary Magdalen cometh and telleth the disciples: I have seen the Lord; and these things he said to me.

20:19Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you.

20:20And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

20:21He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.

20:22When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

20:23Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

20:24Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

20:25The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the place of the nails and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.

20:26And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said: Peace be to you.

20:27Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither and see my hands. And bring hither thy hand and put it into my side. And be not faithless, but believing.

20:28Thomas answered and said to him: My Lord and my God.

20:29Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed.

20:30Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book.

20:31But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing, you may have life in his name.

21:1¤ After this, Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And he shewed himself after this manner.

21:2There were together: Simon Peter and Thomas, who is called Didymus, and Nathanael, who was of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee and two others of his disciples.

21:3Simon Peter saith to them: I go a fishing. They say to him: We also come with thee. And they went forth and entered into the ship: and that night they caught nothing.

21:4But when the morning was come, Jesus stood on the shore: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

21:5Jesus therefore said to them: Children, have you any meat? They answered him: No.

21:6He saith to them: Cast the net on the right side of the ship; and you shall find. They cast therefore: and now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes.

21:7That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter: It is the Lord. Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, girt his coat about him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea.

21:8But the other disciples came in the ship (for they were not far from the land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes.

21:9As soon then as they came to land they saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid thereon, and bread.

21:10Jesus saith to them: Bring hither of the fishes which you have now caught.

21:11Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, one hundred and fifty-three. And although there were so many, the net was not broken.

21:12Jesus saith to them: Come and dine. And none of them who were at meat, durst ask him: Who art thou? Knowing that it was the Lord.

21:13And Jesus cometh and taketh bread and giveth them: and fish in like manner.

21:14This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after he was risen from the dead.

21:15When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

21:16He saith to him again: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? He saith to him: yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

21:17He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.

21:18Amen, amen, I say to thee, When thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself and didst walk where thou wouldst. But when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not.

21:19And this he said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had said this, he saith to him: Follow me.

21:20Peter turning about, saw that disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned on his breast at supper and said: Lord, who is he that shall betray thee?

21:21Him therefore when Peter had seen, he saith to Jesus: Lord, and what shall this man do?

21:22Jesus saith to him: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? Follow thou me.

21:23This saying therefore went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. And Jesus did not say to him: He should not die; but: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee?

21:24This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things and hath written these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

21:25But there are also many other things which Jesus did which, if they were written every one, the world itself. I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.



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