7:1And Jesus was walking after these things in Galilee, for he did not wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him,
7:2and the feast of the Jews was nigh -- that of tabernacles --
7:3his brethren, therefore, said unto him, `Remove hence, and go away to Judea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works that thou dost;
7:4for no one in secret doth anything, and himself seeketh to be in public; if thou dost these things -- manifest thyself to the world;'
7:5for not even were his brethren believing in him.
7:6Jesus, therefore, saith to them, `My time is not yet present, but your time is always ready;
7:7the world is not able to hate you, but me it doth hate, because I testify concerning it that its works are evil.
7:8Ye -- go ye up to this feast; I do not yet go up to this feast, because my time hath not yet been fulfilled;'
7:9and saying these things to them, he remained in Galilee.
7:10And when his brethren went up, then also he himself went up to the feast, not manifestly, but as in secret;
7:11the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, `Where is that one?'
7:12and there was much murmuring about him among the multitudes, some indeed said -- `He is good;' and others said, `No, but he leadeth astray the multitude;'
7:13no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.
7:14And it being now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple, and he was teaching,
7:15and the Jews were wondering, saying, `How hath this one known letters -- not having learned?'
7:16Jesus answered them and said, `My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me;
7:17if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or -- I do speak from myself.
7:18`He who is speaking from himself his own glory doth seek, but he who is seeking the glory of him who sent him, this one is true, and unrighteousness is not in him;
7:19hath not Moses given you the law? and none of you doth the law; why me do ye seek to kill?'
7:20The multitude answered and said, `Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?'
7:21Jesus answered and said to them, `One work I did, and ye all wonder,
7:22because of this, Moses hath given you the circumcision -- not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers -- and on a sabbath ye circumcise a man;
7:23if a man doth receive circumcision on a sabbath that the law of Moses may not be broken, are ye wroth with me that I made a man all whole on a sabbath?
7:24judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.'
7:25Certain, therefore, of the Jerusalemites said, `Is not this he whom they are seeking to kill?
7:26and, lo, he doth speak freely, and they say nothing to him; did the rulers at all know truly that this is truly the Christ?
7:27but this one -- we have known whence he is; and the Christ, when he doth come, no one doth know whence he is.'
7:28Jesus cried, therefore, in the temple, teaching and saying, `Ye have both known me, and ye have known whence I am; and I have not come of myself, but He who sent me is true, whom ye have not known;
7:29and I have known Him, because I am from Him, and He did send me.'
7:30They were seeking, therefore, to seize him, and no one laid the hand on him, because his hour had not yet come,
7:31and many out of the multitude did believe in him, and said -- `The Christ -- when he may come -- will he do more signs than these that this one did?'
7:32The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they may take him;
7:33Jesus, therefore, said to them, `Yet a little time I am with you, and I go away unto Him who sent me;
7:34ye will seek me, and ye shall not find; and where I am, ye are not able to come.'
7:35The Jews, therefore, said among themselves, `Whither is this one about to go that we shall not find him? -- to the dispersion of the Greeks is he about to go? and to teach the Greeks;
7:36what is this word that he said, Ye will seek me, and ye shall not find? and, Where I am, ye are not able to come?'
7:37And in the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, `If any one doth thirst, let him come unto me and drink;
7:38he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;'
7:39and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7:40Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, `This is truly the Prophet;'
7:41others said, `This is the Christ;' and others said, `Why, out of Galilee doth the Christ come?
7:42Did not the Writing say, that out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem -- the village where David was -- the Christ doth come?'
7:43A division, therefore, arose among the multitude because of him.
7:44And certain of them were willing to seize him, but no one laid hands on him;
7:45the officers came, therefore, unto the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, `Wherefore did ye not bring him?'
7:46The officers answered, `Never so spake man -- as this man.'
7:47The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, `Have ye also been led astray?
7:48did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees?
7:49but this multitude, that is not knowing the law, is accursed.'
7:50Nicodemus saith unto them -- he who came by night unto him -- being one of them,
7:51`Doth our law judge the man, if it may not hear from him first, and know what he doth?'
7:52They answered and said to him, `Art thou also out of Galilee? search and see, that a prophet out of Galilee hath not risen;'
7:53and each one went on to his house,
8:1but Jesus went on to the mount of the Olives.
8:2And at dawn he came again to the temple, and all the people were coming unto him, and having sat down, he was teaching them;
8:3and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
8:4they say to him, `Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime -- committing adultery,
8:5and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?'
8:6and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground,
8:7and when they continued asking him, having bent himself back, he said unto them, `The sinless of you -- let him first cast the stone at her;'
8:8and again having stooped down, he was writing on the ground,
8:9and they having heard, and by the conscience being convicted, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders -- unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
8:10And Jesus having bent himself back, and having seen no one but the woman, said to her, `Woman, where are those -- thine accusers? did no one pass sentence upon thee?'
8:11and she said, `No one, Sir;' and Jesus said to her, `Neither do I pass sentence on thee; be going on, and no more sin.'
8:12Again, therefore, Jesus spake to them, saying, `I am the light of the world; he who is following me shall not walk in the darkness, but he shall have the light of the life.'
8:13The Pharisees, therefore, said to him, `Thou of thyself dost testify, thy testimony is not true;'
8:14Jesus answered and said to them, `And if I testify of myself -- my testimony is true, because I have known whence I came, and whither I go, and ye -- ye have not known whence I come, or whither I go.
8:15`Ye according to the flesh do judge; I do not judge any one,
8:16and even if I do judge my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me;
8:17and also in your law it hath been written, that the testimony of two men are true;
8:18I am one who is testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me doth testify of me.'
8:19They said, therefore, to him, `Where is thy father?' Jesus answered, `Ye have neither known me nor my Father: if me ye had known, my Father also ye had known.'
8:20These sayings spake Jesus in the treasury, teaching in the temple, and no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come;
8:21therefore said Jesus again to them, `I go away, and ye will seek me, and in your sin ye shall die; whither I go away, ye are not able to come.'
8:22The Jews, therefore, said, `Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go away, ye are not able to 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 if ye may not believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.'
8:25They said, therefore, to him, `Thou -- who art thou?' and Jesus said to them, `Even what I did speak of to you at the beginning;
8:26many things I have to speak concerning you and to judge, but He who sent me is true, and I -- what things I heard from Him -- these I say to the world.'
8:27They knew not that of the Father he spake to them;
8:28Jesus, therefore, said to them, `When ye may lift up the Son of Man then ye will know that I am he; and of myself I do nothing, but according as my Father did teach me, these things I speak;
8:29and He who sent me is with me; the Father did not leave me alone, because I, the things pleasing to Him, do always.'
8:30As he is speaking these things, many believed in him;
8:31Jesus, therefore, said unto the Jews who believed in him, `If ye may remain in my word, truly my disciples ye are,
8:32and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'
8:33They answered him, `Seed of Abraham we are; and to no one have we been servants at any time; how dost thou say -- Ye shall become free?'
8:34Jesus answered them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- Every one who is committing sin, is a servant of the sin,
8:35and the servant doth not remain in the house -- to the age, the son doth remain -- to the age;
8:36if then the son may make you free, in reality ye shall be free.
8:37`I have known that ye are seed of Abraham, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you;
8:38I -- that which I have seen with my Father do speak, and ye, therefore, that which ye have seen with your father -- ye do.'
8:39They answered and said to him, `Our father is Abraham;' Jesus saith to them, `If children of Abraham ye were, the works of Abraham ye were doing;
8:40and now, ye seek to kill me -- a man who hath spoken to you the truth I heard from God; this Abraham did not;
8:41ye do the works of your father.' They said, therefore, to him, `We of whoredom have not been born; one Father we have -- God;'
8:42Jesus then said to them, `If God were your father, ye were loving me, for I came forth from God, and am come; for neither have I come of myself, but He sent me;
8:43wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
8:44`Ye are of a father -- the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own he speaketh, because he is a liar -- also his father.
8:45`And because I say the truth, ye do not believe me.
8:46Who of you doth convict me of sin? and if I speak truth, wherefore do ye not believe me?
8:47he who is of God, the sayings of God he doth hear; because of this ye do not hear, because of God ye are not.'
8:48The Jews, therefore, answered and said to him, `Do we not say 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;
8:50and I do not seek my own glory; there is who is seeking and is judging;
8:51verily, verily, I say to you, If any one may keep my word, death he may not see -- to the age.'
8:52The Jews, therefore, said to him, `Now we have known that thou hast a demon; Abraham did die, and the prophets, and thou dost say, If any one may keep my word, he shall not taste of death -- to the age!
8:53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died; whom dost thou make thyself?'
8:54Jesus answered, `If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who is glorifying me, of whom ye say that He is your God;
8:55and ye have not known Him, and I have known Him, and if I say that I have not known Him, I shall be like you -- speaking falsely; but I have known Him, and His word I keep;
8:56Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.'
8:57The Jews, therefore, said unto him, `Thou art not yet fifty years old, and Abraham hast thou seen?'
8:58Jesus said to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham's coming -- I am;'
8:59they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
9:1And passing by, he saw a man blind from birth,
9:2and his disciples asked him, saying, `Rabbi, who did sin, this one or his parents, that he should be born blind?'
9:3Jesus answered, `Neither did this one sin nor his parents, but that the works of God may be manifested in him;
9:4it behoveth me to be working the works of Him who sent me while it is day; night doth come, when no one is able to work: --
9:5when I am in the world, I am a light of the world.'
9:6These things saying, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and rubbed the clay on the eyes of the blind man, and said to him,
9:7`Go away, wash at the pool of Siloam,' which is, interpreted, Sent. He went away, therefore, and did wash, and came seeing;
9:8the neighbours, therefore, and those seeing him before, that he was blind, said, `Is not this he who is sitting and begging?'
9:9others said -- `This is he;' and others -- `He is like to him;' he himself said, -- `I am he.'
9:10They said, therefore, to him, `How were thine eyes opened?'
9:11he answered and said, `A man called Jesus made clay, and rubbed my eyes, and said to me, Go away to the pool of Siloam, and wash; and having gone away and having washed, I received sight;'
9:12they said, therefore, to him, `Where is that one?' he saith, `I have not known.'
9:13They bring him to the Pharisees who once was blind,
9:14and it was a sabbath when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
9:15Again, therefore, the Pharisees also were asking him how he received sight, and he said to them, `Clay he did put upon my eyes, and I did wash -- and I see.'
9:16Of the Pharisees, therefore, certain said, `This man is not from God, because the sabbath he doth not keep;' others said, `How is a man -- a sinful one -- able to do such signs?' and there was a division among them.
9:17They said to the blind man again, `Thou -- what dost thou say of him -- that he opened thine eyes?' and he said -- `He is a prophet.'
9:18The Jews, therefore, did not believe concerning him that he was blind and did receive sight, till that they called the parents of him who received sight,
9:19and they asked them, saying, `Is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind? how then now doth he see?'
9:20His parents answered them and said, `We have known that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
9:21and how he now seeth, we have not known; or who opened his eyes, we have not known; himself is of age, ask him; he himself shall speak concerning himself.'
9:22These things said his parents, because they were afraid of the Jews, for already had the Jews agreed together, that if any one may confess him -- Christ, he may be put out of the synagogue;
9:23because of this his parents said -- `He is of age, ask him.'
9:24They called, therefore, a second time the man who was blind, and they said to him, `Give glory to God, we have known that this man is a sinner;'
9:25he answered, therefore, and said, `If he be a sinner -- I have not known, one thing I have known, that, being blind, now I see.'
9:26And they said to him again, `What did he to thee? how did he open thine eyes?'
9:27He answered them, `I told you already, and ye did not hear; why again do ye wish to hear? do ye also wish to become his disciples?'
9:28They reviled him, therefore, and said, `Thou art his disciple, and we are Moses' disciples;
9:29we have known that God hath spoken to Moses, but this one -- we have not known whence he is.'
9:30The man answered and said to them, `Why, in this is a wonderful thing, that ye have not known whence he is, and he opened my eyes!
9:31and we have known that God doth not hear sinners, but, if any one may be a worshipper of God, and may do His will, him He doth hear;
9:32from the age it was not heard, that any one did open eyes of one who hath been born blind;
9:33if this one were not from God, he were not able to do anything.'
9:34They answered and said to him, `In sins thou wast born altogether, and thou dost teach us!' and they cast him forth without.
9:35Jesus heard that they cast him forth without, and having found him, he said to him, `Dost thou believe in the Son of God?'
9:36he answered and said, `Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?'
9:37And Jesus said to him, `Thou hast both seen him, and he who is speaking with thee is he;'
9:38and he said, `I believe, sir,' and bowed before him.
9:39And Jesus said, `For judgment I to this world did come, that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.'
9:40And those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, `Are we also blind?'
9:41Jesus said to them, `If ye were blind, ye were not having had sin, but now ye say -- We see, therefore doth your sin remain.
10:1`Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is not entering through the door to the fold of the sheep, but is going up from another side, that one is a thief and a robber;
10:2and he who is entering through the door is shepherd of the sheep;
10:3to this one the doorkeeper doth open, and the sheep hear his voice, and his own sheep he doth call by name, and doth lead them forth;
10:4and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice;
10:5and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.'
10:6This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
10:7Jesus said therefore again to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- I am the door of the sheep;
10:8all, as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them;
10:9I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture.
10:10`The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
10:11`I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep;
10:12and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep;
10:13and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep.
10:14`I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep, and am known by mine,
10:15according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep,
10:16and other sheep I have that are not of this fold, these also it behoveth me to bring, and my voice they will hear, and there shall become one flock -- one shepherd.
10:17`Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
10:18no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'
10:19Therefore, again, there came a division among the Jews, because of these words,
10:20and many of them said, `He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?'
10:21others said, `These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'
10:22And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter,
10:23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the porch of Solomon,
10:24the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, `Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.'
10:25Jesus answered them, `I told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me;
10:26but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, according as I said to you:
10:27My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me,
10:28and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perish -- to the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand;
10:29my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father;
10:30I and the Father are one.'
10:31Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him;
10:32Jesus answered them, `Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?'
10:33The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.'
10:34Jesus answered them, `Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods?
10:35if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)
10:36of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye say -- Thou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am?
10:37if I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me;
10:38and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me is the Father, and I in Him.'
10:39Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand,
10:40and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there,
10:41and many came unto him, and said -- `John, indeed, did no sign, and all things, as many as John said about this one were true;'
10:42and many did believe in him there.