THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

4:1¤ When Jesus therefore understood the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples and baptizeth more than John

4:2(Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples),

4:3He left Judea and went again into Galilee.

4:4And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria.

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

4:6Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.

4:7There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink.

4:8For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats.

4:9Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew; ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not communicate with the Samaritans.

4:10Jesus answered and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God and who he is that saith to thee: Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

4:11The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou living water?

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

4:13Jesus answered and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

4:14But he that shall drink of the water that I will give him shall not thirst for ever. But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.

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

4:16Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

4:17The woman answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus said to her: Thou hast said well: I have no husband.

4:18For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. This, thou hast said truly.

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

4:20Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.

4:21Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father.

4:22You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know. For salvation is of the Jews.

4:23But the hour cometh and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seeketh such to adore him.

4:24God is a spirit: and they that adore him must adore him in spirit and in truth.

4:25The woman saith to him: I know that the Messias cometh (who is called Christ): therefore, when he is come, he will tell us all things.

4:26Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee.

4:27And immediately his disciples came. And they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? Or: Why talkest thou with her?

4:28The woman therefore left her waterpot and went her way into the city and saith to the men there:

4:29Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ?

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

4:31In the mean time, the disciples prayed him, saying: Rabbi, eat.

4:32But he said to them: I have meat to eat which you know not.

4:33The disciples therefore said one to another: Hath any man brought him to eat?

4:34Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

4:35Do not you say: There are yet four months, and then the harvest cometh? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries. For they are white already to harvest.

4:36And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

4:37For in this is the saying true: That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth.

4:38I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour. Others have laboured: and you have entered into their labours.

4:39Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the word of the woman giving testimony: He told me all things whatsoever I have done.

4:40So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired that he would tarry there. And he abode there two days.

4:41And many more believed in him, because of his own word.

4:42And they said to the woman: We now believe, not for thy saying: for we ourselves have heard him and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

4:43Now after two days, he departed thence and went into Galilee.

4:44For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

4:45And when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things he had done at Jerusalem on the festival day: for they also went to the festival day.

4:46He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum.

4:47He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him and prayed him to come down and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.

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

4:49The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die.

4:50Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him and went his way.

4:51And as he was going down, his servants met him: and they brought word, saying, that his son lived.

4:52He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him.

4:53The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him: Thy son liveth. And himself believed, and his whole house.

4:54This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea, into Galilee.

5:1¤ After these things was a festival day of the Jews: and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

5:2Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches.

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

5:4And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under.

5:5And there was a certain man there that had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity.

5:6Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew that he had been now a long time, he saith to him: Wilt thou be made whole?

5:7The infirm man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I am coming, another goeth down before me.

5:8Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed and walk.

5:9And immediately the man was made whole: and he took up his bed and walked. And it was the sabbath that day.

5:10The Jews therefore said to him that was healed: It is the sabbath. It is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.

5:11He answered them: He that made me whole, he said to me: Take up thy bed and walk.

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

5:13But he who was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus went aside from the multitude standing in the place.

5:14Afterwards, Jesus findeth him in the temple and saith to him: Behold thou art made whole: sin no more, lest some worse thing happen to thee.

5:15The man went his way and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

5:16Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

5:17But Jesus answered them: My Father worketh until now; and I work.

5:18Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.

5:19Then Jesus answered and said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you, the Son cannot do any thing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doth, these the Son also doth in like manner.

5:20For the Father loveth the Son and sheweth him all things which himself doth: and greater works than these will he shew him, that you may wonder.

5:21For as the Father raiseth up the dead and giveth life: so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.

5:22For neither does the Father judge any man: but hath given all judgment to the Son.

5:23That all men may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He who honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father who hath sent him.

5:24Amen, amen, I say unto you that he who heareth my word and believeth him that sent me hath life everlasting: and cometh not into judgment, but is passed from death to life.

5:25Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

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

5:27And he hath given him power to do judgment, because he is the Son of man.

5:28Wonder not at this: for the hour cometh wherein all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God.

5:29And they that have done good things shall come forth unto the resurrection of life: but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

5:30I cannot of myself do any thing. As I hear, so I judge. And my judgment is just: because I seek not my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

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

5:32There is another that beareth witness of me: and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

5:33You sent to John: and he gave testimony to the truth.

5:34But I receive not testimony from man: but I say these things, that you may be saved.

5:35He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.

5:36But I have a greater testimony than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to perfect, the works themselves which I do, give testimony of me, that the Father hath sent me.

5:37And the Father himself who hath sent me hath given testimony of me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

5:38And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him you believe not.

5:39Search the scriptures: for you think in them to have life everlasting. And the same are they that give testimony of me.

5:40And you will not come to me that you may have life.

5:41I receive not glory from men.

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

5:43I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

5:44How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?

5:45Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, Moses, in whom you trust.

5:46For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also: for he wrote of me.

5:47But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?

6:1¤ After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is that of Tiberias.

6:2And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

6:3Jesus therefore went up into a mountain: and there he sat with his disciples.

6:4Now the pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was near at hand.

6:5When Jesus therefore had lifted up his eyes and seen that a very great multitude cometh to him, he said to Philip: Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

6:6And this he said to try him: for he himself knew what he would do.

6:7Philip answered him: Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them that every one may take a little.

6:8One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, saith to him:

6:9There is a boy here that hath five barley loaves and two fishes. But what are these among so many?

6:10Then 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 when he had given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down. In like manner also of the fishes, as much as they would.

6:12And when they were filled, he said to his disciples: Gather up the fragments that remain, lest they be lost.

6:13They gathered up therefore and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which remained over and above to them that had eaten.

6:14Now those men, when they had seen what a miracle Jesus had done, said: This is of a truth the prophet that is to come into the world.

6:15Jesus therefore, when he knew that they would come to take him by force and make him king, fled again into the mountains, himself alone.

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

6:17And when they had gone up into a ship, they went over the sea to Capharnaum. And it was now dark: and Jesus was not come unto them.

6:18And the sea arose, by reason of a great wind that blew.

6:19When they had rowed therefore about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking upon the sea and drawing nigh to the ship. And they were afraid.

6:20But he saith to them: It is I. Be not afraid.

6:21They were willing therefore to take him into the ship. And presently the ship was at the land to which they were going.

6:22The next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other ship there but one: and that Jesus had not entered into the ship with his disciples, but that his disciples were gone away alone.

6:23But other ships came in from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where they had eaten the bread, the Lord giving thanks.

6:24When therefore the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they took shipping and came to Capharnaum, seeking for Jesus.

6:25And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him: Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

6:26Jesus answered them and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, you seek me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves and were filled.

6:27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed.

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

6:29Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he hath sent.

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

6:31Our fathers did eat manna in the desert, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

6:32Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you; Moses gave you not bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

6:33For the bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven and giveth life to the world.

6:34They said therefore unto him: Lord, give us always this bread.

6:35And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life. He that cometh to me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst.

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

6:37All that the Father giveth to me shall come to me: and him that cometh to me, I will not cast out.

6:38Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him that sent me.

6:39Now this is the will of the Father who sent me: that of all that he hath given me, I should lose nothing; but should raise it up again in the last day.

6:40And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one who seeth the Son and believeth in him may have life everlasting. And I will raise him up in the last day.

6:41The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he had said: I am the living bread which came down from heaven.

6:42And they said: Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then saith he: I came down from heaven?

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

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

6:45It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard of the Father and hath learned cometh to me.

6:46Not that any man hath seen the Father: but he who is of God, he hath seen the Father.

6:47Amen, amen, I say unto you: He that believeth in me hath everlasting life.

6:48I am the bread of life.

6:49Your fathers did eat manna in the desert: and are dead.

6:50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any man eat of it, he may not die.

6:51I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.

6:52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

6:53Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.

6:54He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.

6:55For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.

6:56He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me: and I in him.

6:57As the living Father hath sent me and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me.

6:58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live for ever.

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

6:60Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard; and who can hear it?

6:61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said to them: Doth this scandalize you?

6:62If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

6:64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that did not believe and who he was that would betray him.

6:65And he said: Therefore did I say to you that no man can come to me, unless it be given him by my Father.

6:66After this, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.

6:67Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away?

6:68And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.

6:69And we have believed and have known that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.

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

6:71Now he meant Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon: for this same was about to betray him, whereas he was one of the twelve.



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