THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

7:1¤ After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

7:2Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.

7:3And his brethren said to, him: Pass from hence and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou dost.

7:4For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, manifest thyself to the world.

7:5For neither did his brethren believe in him.

7:6Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready.

7:7The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil,

7:8Go you up to this festival day: but I go not up to this festival day, because my time is not accomplished.

7:9When he had said these things, he himself stayed in Galilee.

7:10But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret.

7:11The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day and said: Where is he?

7:12And there was much murmuring among the multitude concerning him. For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduceth the people.

7:13Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.

7:14Now, about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

7:15And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?

7:16Jesus answered them and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

7:17If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

7:18He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true and there is no injustice in him.

7:19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why seek you to kill me?

7:20The multitude answered and said: Thou hast a devil. Who seeketh to kill thee?

7:21Jesus answered and said to them: One work I have done: and you all wonder.

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

7:23If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken: are you angry at me, because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day?

7:24Judge not according to the appearance: but judge just judgment.

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

7:26And behold, he speaketh openly: and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers known for a truth that this is the Christ?

7:27But we know this man, whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth, whence he is.

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

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

7:30They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

7:31But of the people many believed in him and said: When the Christ cometh, shall he do more miracles than these which this man doth?

7:32The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning him: and the rulers and Pharisees sent ministers to apprehend him.

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

7:34You shall seek me and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come.

7:35The Jews therefore said among themselves: Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles and teach the Gentiles?

7:36What is this saying that he hath said: You shall seek me and shall not find me? And: Where I am, you cannot come?

7:37And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink.

7:38He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith: Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

7:39Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

7:40Of that multitude therefore, when they had heard these words of his, some said: This is the prophet indeed.

7:41Others said: This is the Christ. But some said: Doth the Christ come out of Galilee?

7:42Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David and from Bethlehem the town where David was?

7:43So there arose a dissension among the people because of him.

7:44And some of them would have apprehended him: but no man laid hands upon him.

7:45The ministers therefore came to the chief priests and the Pharisees. And they said to them: Why have you not brought him?

7:46The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man.

7:47The Pharisees therefore answered them: Are you also seduced?

7:48Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

7:49But this multitude, that knoweth not the law, are accursed.

7:50Nicodemus said to them (he that came to him by night, who was one of them):

7:51Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth?

7:52They answered and said to him: Art thou also a Galilean? Search the scriptures, and see that out of Galilee a prophet riseth not.

7:53And every man returned to his own house.

8:1¤ And Jesus went unto mount Olivet.

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

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

8:4And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.

8:5Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou?

8:6And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

8:7When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

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

8:9But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst.

8:10Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?

8:11Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.

8:12Again therefore, Jesus spoke to: them, saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

8:13The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou givest testimony of thyself. Thy testimony is not true.

8:14Jesus answered and said to them: Although I give testimony of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came and whither I go, but you know not whence I come or whither I go.

8:15You judge according to the flesh: I judge not any man.

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

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

8:18I am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me.

8:19They said therefore to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Neither me do you know, nor my Father. If you did know me, perhaps you would know my Father also.

8:20These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

8:21Again therefore Jesus said to them: I go: and you shall seek me. And you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come.

8:22The Jews therefore said: Will he kill himself, because he said: Whither I go you cannot come?

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

8:24Therefore I said to you that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin.

8:25They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who also speak unto you.

8:26Many things I have to speak and to judge of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in the world.

8:27And they understood not that he called God his Father.

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

8:29And he that sent me is with me: and he hath not left me alone. For I do always the things that please him.

8:30When he spoke these things, many believed in him.

8:31Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

8:32And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.

8:33They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free?

8:34Jesus answered them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

8:35Now the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the son abideth for ever.

8:36If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

8:37I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

8:38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do the things that you have seen with your father.

8:39They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.

8:40But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not.

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

8:42Jesus therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded and came. For I came not of myself: but he sent me.

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

8:44You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

8:45But if I say the truth, you believe me not.

8:46Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me:

8:47He that is of God heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.

8:48The Jews therefore answered and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil?

8:49Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father. And you have dishonoured me.

8:50But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

8:51Amen, amen, I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever.

8:52The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets: and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever.

8:53Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself?

8:54Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God.

8:55And you have not known him: but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him and do keep his word.

8:56Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it and was glad.

8:57The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old. And hast thou seen Abraham?

8:58Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM.

8:59They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

9:1¤ And Jesus passing by, saw a man who was blind from his birth.

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

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

9:4I must work the works of him that sent me, whilst it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

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

9:6When he had said these things, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and spread the clay upon his eyes,

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

9:8The neighbours, therefore, and they who had seen him before that he was a beggar, said: Is not this he that sat and begged?

9:9Some said: This is he. But others said: No, but he is like him. But he said: I am he.

9:10They said therefore to him: How were thy eyes opened?

9:11He answered: That man that is called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me: Go to the pool of Siloe and wash. And I went: I washed: and I see.

9:12And they said to him: Where is he? He saith: I know not.

9:13They bring him that had been blind to the Pharisees.

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

9:15Again therefore the Pharisees asked him how he had received his sight. But he said to them: He put clay upon my eyes: and I washed: and I see.

9:16Some therefore of the Pharisees said: This man is not of God, who keepeth not the sabbath. But others said: How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

9:17They say therefore to the blind man again: What sayest thou of him that hath opened thy eyes? And he said: He is a prophet.

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

9:19And asked them, saying: Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then doth 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 seeth, we know not: or who hath opened his eyes, we know not. Ask himself: he is of age: Let him speak for himself.

9:22These things his parents said, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had already agreed among themselves that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

9:23Therefore did his parents say: He is of age. Ask himself.

9:24They therefore called the man again that had been blind and said to him: Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.

9:25He said therefore to them: If he be a sinner, I know not. One thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see.

9:26They said then to him: What did he to thee? How did he open thy eyes?

9:27He answered them: I have told you already, and you have heard. Why would you hear it again? Will you also become his disciples?

9:28They reviled him therefore and said: Be thou his disciple; but we are the disciples of Moses.

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

9:30The man answered and said to them: why, herein is a wonderful thing, that you know not from whence he is, and he hath opened my eyes.

9:31Now we know that God doth not hear sinners: but if a man be a server of God and doth his, will, him he heareth.

9:32From the beginning of the world it hath not been heard, that any man hath opened the eyes of one born blind.

9:33Unless this man were of God, he could not do anything.

9:34They answered and said to him: Thou wast wholly born in sins; and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

9:35Jesus heard that they had cast him out. And when he had found him, he said to him: Dost thou believe in the Son of God?

9:36He answered, and said: Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?

9:37And Jesus said to him: Thou hast both seen him; and it is he that talketh with thee.

9:38And he said: I believe, Lord. And falling down, he adored him.

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

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

9:41Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth.

10:1¤ Amen, amen, I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber.

10:2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3To him the porter openeth: and the sheep hear his voice. And he calleth his own sheep by name and leadeth them out.

10:4And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

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

10:6This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke to them.

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

10:8All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not.

10:9I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in and go out, and shall find pastures.

10:10The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly.

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

10:12But the hireling and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf catcheth and scattereth the sheep,

10:13And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep.

10:14I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me.

10:15As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.

10:16And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring. And they shall hear my voice: And there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

10:17Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

10:18No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself. And I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

10:19A dissension rose again among the Jews for these words.

10:20And many of them said: He hath a devil and is mad. Why hear you him?

10:21Others said: These are not the words of one that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

10:22And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: and it was winter.

10:23And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.

10:24The Jews therefore came round about him and said to him: How long dost thou hold our souls in suspense? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

10:25Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me.

10:26But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.

10:27My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me.

10:28And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand.

10:29That which my Father hath given me is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of my Father.

10:30I and the Father are one.

10:31The Jews then took up stones to stone him.

10:32Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?

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

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

10:35If he called them gods to whom the word of God was spoken; and the scripture cannot be broken:

10:36Do you say of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world: Thou blasphemest; because I said: I am the Son of God?

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

10:38But if I do, though you will not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in the Father.

10:39They sought therefore to take him: and he escaped out of their hands.

10:40And he went again beyond the Jordan, into that place where John was baptizing first. And there he abode.

10:41And many resorted to him: and they said: John indeed did no sign. But all things whatsoever John said of this man were true.

10:42And many believed in him.



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