1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God.
2: He was in the beginning with God;
3: all things were made through him, and without him was not anything
made that was made.
4: In him was life, and the life was the light of
5: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not
6: There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7: He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all
might believe through him.
8: He was not the light, but came to bear
witness to the light.
9: The true light that enlightens every man was
coming into the world.
10: He was in the world, and the world was
made through him, yet the world knew him not.
11: He came to his own
home, and his own people received him not.
12: But to all who
received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God;
13: who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of
the will of man, but of God.
14: And the Word became flesh and dwelt
among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the
only Son from the Father.
15: (John bore witness to him, and cried,
"This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was
16: And from his fulness have we all received, grace
17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth
came through Jesus Christ.
18: No one has ever seen God; the only
Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from
Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
20: He confessed, he did not
deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
21: And they asked him,
"What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he
22: They said to him then, "Who are you? Let us have
an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, `Make straight the way
of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said."
24: Now they had been sent
from the Pharisees.
25: They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing,
if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"
answered them, "I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you do not
27: even he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am
not worthy to untie."
28: This took place in Bethany beyond the
Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29: The next day he saw Jesus
coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of
30: This is he of whom I said, `After me comes a man who
ranks before me, for he was before me.'
31: I myself did not know
him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to
32: And John bore witness, "I saw the Spirit descend as a
dove from heaven, and it remained on him.
33: I myself did not know
him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, `He on whom you see
the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
34: And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of
35: The next day again John was standing with two of his
36: and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said,
"Behold, the Lamb of God!"
37: The two disciples heard him say this,
and they followed Jesus.
38: Jesus turned, and saw them following,
and said to them, "What do you seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means
Teacher), "where are you staying?"
39: He said to them, "Come and
see." They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day,
for it was about the tenth hour.
40: One of the two who heard John
speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
first found his brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah"
(which means Christ).
42: He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at
him, and said, "So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas"
(which means Peter).
43: The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee.
And he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."
44: Now Philip was
from Beth-sa'ida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45: Philip found
Nathan'a-el, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law and
also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
Nathan'a-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said
to him, "Come and see."
47: Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and
said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
Nathan'a-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before
Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of
50: Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you
under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these."
51: And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see
heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of
1: On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in
Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
2: Jesus also was invited
to the marriage, with his disciples.
3: When the wine failed, the
mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
4: And Jesus said
to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come."
5: His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6: Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of
purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
7: Jesus said to
them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
8: He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of
the feast." So they took it.
9: When the steward of the feast tasted
the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the
servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the
10: and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine
first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the
good wine until now."
11: This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at
Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
12: After this he went down to Caper'na-um, with his mother and his
brothers and his disciples; and there they stayed for a few days.
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14: In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and
pigeons, and the money-changers at their business.
15: And making a
whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple;
and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
16: And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away;
you shall not make my Father's house a house of trade."
disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for thy house will consume me."
18: The Jews then said to him, "What sign have you to show us for
19: Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in
three days I will raise it up."
20: The Jews then said, "It has taken
forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?"
21: But he spoke of the temple of his body.
therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said
this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
23: Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast, many believed
in his name when they saw the signs which he did;
24: but Jesus did
not trust himself to them,
25: because he knew all men and needed no
one to bear witness of man; for he himself knew what was in man.
1: Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named
Nicode'mus, a ruler of the Jews.
2: This man came to Jesus by night
and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no
one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him."
answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot
see the kingdom of God."
4: Nicode'mus said to him, "How can a man be
born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be
5: Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is
born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit
7: Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born
8: The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of
it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every
one who is born of the Spirit."
9: Nicode'mus said to him, "How can
10: Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and
yet you do not understand this?
11: Truly, truly, I say to you, we
speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not
receive our testimony.
12: If I have told you earthly things and you
do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13: No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven,
the Son of man.
14: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
15: that whoever
believes in him may have eternal life."
16: For God so loved the
world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish
but have eternal life.
17: For God sent the Son into the world, not
to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
18: He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe
is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of
19: And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20: For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to
the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21: But he who does what
is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been
wrought in God.
22: After this Jesus and his disciples went into the
land of Judea; there he remained with them and baptized.
also was baptizing at Ae'non near Salim, because there was much water there; and
people came and were baptized.
24: For John had not yet been put in
25: Now a discussion arose between John's disciples and a Jew
26: And they came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi,
he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is,
baptizing, and all are going to him."
27: John answered, "No one can
receive anything except what is given him from heaven.
yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been
sent before him.
29: He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the
friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the
bridegroom's voice; therefore this joy of mine is now full.
must increase, but I must decrease."
31: He who comes from above is
above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he
speaks; he who comes from heaven is above all.
32: He bears witness
to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony;
he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.
34: For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for it is not
by measure that he gives the Spirit;
35: the Father loves the Son,
and has given all things into his hand.
36: He who believes in the
Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the
wrath of God rests upon him.
1: Now when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had
heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),
he left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4: He had to pass
5: So he came to a city of Samar'ia, called
Sy'char, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down
beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7: There came a woman
of Samar'ia to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."
For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a
woman of Samar'ia?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying
to you, `Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you
11: The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to
draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water?
12: Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and
drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?"
13: Jesus said
to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again,
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the
water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to
15: The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water,
that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
16: Jesus said to her,
"Go, call your husband, and come here."
17: The woman answered him,
"I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, `I have no
18: for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now
have is not your husband; this you said truly."
19: The woman said to
him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20: Our fathers
worshiped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men
ought to worship."
21: Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the
hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship
22: You worship what you do not know; we worship what we
know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23: But the hour is coming, and
now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,
for such the Father seeks to worship him.
24: God is spirit, and
those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ);
when he comes, he will show us all things."
26: Jesus said to her, "I
who speak to you am he."
27: Just then his disciples came. They
marveled that he was talking with a woman, but none said, "What do you wish?"
or, "Why are you talking with her?"
28: So the woman left her water
jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people,
see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?"
30: They went out of the city and were coming to him.
Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
So the disciples said to one another, "Has any one brought him food?"
34: Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent
me, and to accomplish his work.
35: Do you not say, `There are yet
four months, then comes the harvest'? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how
the fields are already white for harvest.
36: He who reaps receives
wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice
37: For here the saying holds true, `One sows and another
38: I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor;
others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He
told me all that I ever did."
40: So when the Samaritans came to him,
they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days.
And many more believed because of his word.
42: They said to the
woman, "It is no longer because of your words that we believe, for we have heard
for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world."
43: After the two days he departed to Galilee.
Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45: So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having
seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to
46: So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made
the water wine. And at Caper'na-um there was an official whose son was ill.
47: When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went
and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
48: Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders
you will not believe."
49: The official said to him, "Sir, come down
before my child dies."
50: Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will
live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way.
51: As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his
son was living.
52: So he asked them the hour when he began to mend,
and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
53: The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him,
"Your son will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household.
54: This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from
Judea to Galilee.
1: After this there was a feast of the Jews, and
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2: Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep
Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-za'tha, which has five porticoes.
3: In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame,
5: One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
6: When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long
time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?"
7: The sick man
answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is
troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me."
Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk."
9: And at
once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was
10: So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is
the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet."
he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, `Take up your pallet, and
12: They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, `Take up
your pallet, and walk'?"
13: Now the man who had been healed did not
know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.
14: Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See,
you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you."
man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.
16: And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this
on the sabbath.
17: But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working
still, and I am working."
18: This was why the Jews sought all the
more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his
Father, making himself equal with God.
19: Jesus said to them,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only
what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise.
20: For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself
is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel.
21: For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also
the Son gives life to whom he will.
22: The Father judges no one, but
has given all judgment to the Son,
23: that all may honor the Son,
even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the
Father who sent him.
24: Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my
word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into
judgment, but has passed from death to life.
25: "Truly, truly, I say
to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the
Son of God, and those who hear will live.
26: For as the Father has
life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself,
27: and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is
the Son of man.
28: Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming
when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
29: and come forth,
those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done
evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
30: "I can do nothing on my
own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not
my own will but the will of him who sent me.
31: If I bear witness to
myself, my testimony is not true;
32: there is another who bears
witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is true.
33: You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
34: Not that the testimony which I receive is from man; but I say
this that you may be saved.
35: He was a burning and shining lamp,
and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
36: But the
testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the
Father has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me
witness that the Father has sent me.
37: And the Father who sent me
has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you
have never seen;
38: and you do not have his word abiding in you, for
you do not believe him whom he has sent.
39: You search the
scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they
that bear witness to me;
40: yet you refuse to come to me that you
may have life.
41: I do not receive glory from men.
But I know that you have not the love of God within you.
43: I have
come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own
name, him you will receive.
44: How can you believe, who receive
glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
45: Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses
who accuses you, on whom you set your hope.
46: If you believed
Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me.
47: But if you do
not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"
 The following part of verse 3 and all of verse 4 is retained in all
the early English versions as well as the Spanish, French, Italian, and German
Bibles. It is usually omitted in modern versions: waiting for the stirring of
the water; 4: for an angel of the Lord went down at certain
seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water; whoever stepped in first after
the stirring of the water was made well from whatever disease that person
1: After this Jesus went to the other side of the
Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiber'i-as.
2: And a multitude
followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were
3: Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with
4: Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at
5: Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was
coming to him, Jesus said to Philip, "How are we to buy bread, so that these
people may eat?"
6: This he said to test him, for he himself knew
what he would do.
7: Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii would
not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little."
8: One of his
disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,
9: "There is a
lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so
10: Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much
grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11: Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he
distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they
12: And when they had eaten their fill, he told his
disciples, "Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost."
13: So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten.
the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, "This is indeed the
prophet who is to come into the world!"
15: Perceiving then that they
were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again
to the mountain by himself.
16: When evening came, his disciples went
down to the sea,
17: got into a boat, and started across the sea to
Caper'na-um. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
The sea rose because a strong wind was blowing.
19: When they had
rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing
near to the boat. They were frightened,
20: but he said to them, "It
is I; do not be afraid."
21: Then they were glad to take him into the
boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
22: On the next day the people who remained on the other side of the
sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered
the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone.
23: However, boats from Tiber'i-as came near the place where they ate
the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
24: So when the people saw
that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats
and went to Caper'na-um, seeking Jesus.
25: When they found him on
the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?"
26: Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me,
not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
27: Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which
endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has
God the Father set his seal."
28: Then they said to him, "What must
we do, to be doing the works of God?"
29: Jesus answered them, "This
is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."
they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you?
What work do you perform?
31: Our fathers ate the manna in the
wilderness; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
32: Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not
Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread
33: For the bread of God is that which comes down from
heaven, and gives life to the world."
34: They said to him, "Lord,
give us this bread always."
35: Jesus said to them, "I am the bread
of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall
36: But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do
37: All that the Father gives me will come to me; and
him who comes to me I will not cast out.
38: For I have come down
from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me;
39: and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose
nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
40: For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the
Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the
41: The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am
the bread which came down from heaven."
42: They said, "Is not this
Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say,
`I have come down from heaven'?"
43: Jesus answered them, "Do not
murmur among yourselves.
44: No one can come to me unless the Father
who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is written in the prophets, `And they shall all be taught by God.' Every one
who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.
46: Not that
any one has seen the Father except him who is from God; he has seen the Father.
47: Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.
48: I am the bread of life.
49: Your fathers ate the manna
in the wilderness, and they died.
50: This is the bread which comes
down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die.
51: I am the
living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will
live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my
52: The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can
this man give us his flesh to eat?"
53: So Jesus said to them,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and
drink his blood, you have no life in you;
54: he who eats my flesh
and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55: For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56: He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in
57: As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the
Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.
58: This is the
bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who
eats this bread will live for ever."
59: This he said in the
synagogue, as he taught at Caper'na-um.
60: Many of his disciples,
when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
61: But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it,
said to them, "Do you take offense at this?
62: Then what if you were
to see the Son of man ascending where he was before?
63: It is the
spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken
to you are spirit and life.
64: But there are some of you that do not
believe." For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and
who it was that would betray him.
65: And he said, "This is why I
told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."
66: After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went
about with him.
67: Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go
68: Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You
have the words of eternal life;
69: and we have believed, and have
come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."
70: Jesus answered
them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
71: He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the
twelve, was to betray him.
1: After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would
not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
the Jews' feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
3: So his brothers said
to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples may see the works you
4: For no man works in secret if he seeks to be known
openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world."
even his brothers did not believe in him.
6: Jesus said to them, "My
time has not yet come, but your time is always here.
7: The world
cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are
8: Go to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast,
for my time has not yet fully come."
9: So saying, he remained in
10: But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he
also went up, not publicly but in private.
11: The Jews were looking
for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?"
12: And there was
much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man,"
others said, "No, he is leading the people astray."
13: Yet for fear
of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
14: About the middle of the
feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
15: The Jews marveled
at it, saying, "How is it that this man has learning, when he has never
16: So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but
his who sent me;
17: if any man's will is to do his will, he shall
know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own
18: He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own
glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there
is no falsehood.
19: Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you
keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?"
20: The people answered,
"You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?"
21: Jesus answered
them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel at it.
22: Moses gave you
circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you
circumcise a man upon the sabbath.
23: If on the sabbath a man
receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry
with me because on the sabbath I made a man's whole body well?
not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment."
25: Some of
the people of Jerusalem therefore said, "Is not this the man whom they seek to
26: And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to
him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ?
27: Yet we know where this man comes from; and when the Christ
appears, no one will know where he comes from."
28: So Jesus
proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come
from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you
do not know.
29: I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me."
30: So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him,
because his hour had not yet come.
31: Yet many of the people
believed in him; they said, "When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than
this man has done?"
32: The Pharisees heard the crowd thus muttering
about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
33: Jesus then said, "I shall be with you a little longer, and then I
go to him who sent me;
34: you will seek me and you will not find me;
where I am you cannot come."
35: The Jews said to one another, "Where
does this man intend to go that we shall not find him? Does he intend to go to
the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
36: What does
he mean by saying, `You will seek me and you will not find me,' and, `Where I am
you cannot come'?"
37: On the last day of the feast, the great day,
Jesus stood up and proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.
38: He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, `Out of his
heart shall flow rivers of living water.'"
39: Now this he said about
the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the
Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the
41: Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is
the Christ to come from Galilee?
42: Has not the scripture said that
the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where
43: So there was a division among the people over him.
44: Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
45: The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees,
who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"
46: The officers
answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!"
47: The Pharisees
answered them, "Are you led astray, you also?
48: Have any of the
authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him?
49: But this crowd,
who do not know the law, are accursed."
50: Nicode'mus, who had gone
to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,
51: "Does our
law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?"
52: They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see
that no prophet is to rise from Galilee."
53: They went each to his
1: but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2: Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people
came to him, and he sat down and taught them.
3: The scribes and the
Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in
4: they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught
in the act of adultery.
5: Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone
such. What do you say about her?"
6: This they said to test him, that
they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with
his finger on the ground.
7: And as they continued to ask him, he
stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to
throw a stone at her."
8: And once more he bent down and wrote with
his finger on the ground.
9: But when they heard it, they went away,
one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman
standing before him.
10: Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman,
where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11: She said, "No one,
Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again."
12: Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world;
he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
13: The Pharisees then said to him, "You are bearing witness to
yourself; your testimony is not true."
14: Jesus answered, "Even if I
do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come
and whither I am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither I am going.
15: You judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.
Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone that judge,
but I and he who sent me.
17: In your law it is written that the
testimony of two men is true;
18: I bear witness to myself, and the
Father who sent me bears witness to me."
19: They said to him
therefore, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me nor my
Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also."
words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested
him, because his hour had not yet come.
21: Again he said to them, "I
go away, and you will seek me and die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot
22: Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, since he says,
`Where I am going, you cannot come'?"
23: He said to them, "You are
from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
24: I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in
your sins unless you believe that I am he."
25: They said to him,
"Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Even what I have told you from the
26: I have much to say about you and much to judge; but he
who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him."
27: They did not understand that he spoke to them of the Father.
28: So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you
will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus
as the Father taught me.
29: And he who sent me is with me; he has
not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him."
he spoke thus, many believed in him.
31: Jesus then said to the Jews
who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my
32: and you will know the truth, and the truth will make
33: They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham, and
have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, `You will be made
34: Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, every
one who commits sin is a slave to sin.
35: The slave does not
continue in the house for ever; the son continues for ever.
36: So if
the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
37: I know that you
are descendants of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no
place in you.
38: I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you
do what you have heard from your father."
39: They answered him,
"Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children,
you would do what Abraham did,
40: but now you seek to kill me, a man
who has told you the truth which I heard from God; this is not what Abraham did.
41: You do what your father did." They said to him, "We were not born
of fornication; we have one Father, even God."
42: Jesus said to
them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came
forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.
do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
44: You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your
father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do
with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks
according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
45: But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.
46: Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you
not believe me?
47: He who is of God hears the words of God; the
reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God."
Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have
49: Jesus answered, "I have not a demon; but I honor my
Father, and you dishonor me.
50: Yet I do not seek my own glory;
there is One who seeks it and he will be the judge.
51: Truly, truly,
I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death."
The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did
the prophets; and you say, `If any one keeps my word, he will never taste
53: Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And
the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?"
54: Jesus answered, "If I
glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom
you say that he is your God.
55: But you have not known him; I know
him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know
him and I keep his word.
56: Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was
to see my day; he saw it and was glad."
57: The Jews then said to
him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"
58: Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham
was, I am."
59: So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid
himself, and went out of the temple.
1: As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his
2: And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man
or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3: Jesus answered, "It was
not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be
made manifest in him.
4: We must work the works of him who sent me,
while it is day; night comes, when no one can work.
5: As long as I
am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6: As he said this, he
spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man's eyes with
7: saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Silo'am" (which
means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, "Is not this the
man who used to sit and beg?"
9: Some said, "It is he"; others said,
"No, but he is like him." He said, "I am the man."
10: They said to
him, "Then how were your eyes opened?"
11: He answered, "The man
called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, `Go to Silo'am and
wash'; so I went and washed and received my sight."
12: They said to
him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know."
13: They brought to the
Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.
14: Now it was a
sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them,
"He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
16: Some of the
Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath."
But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" There was a
division among them.
17: So they again said to the blind man, "What
do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a
18: The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had
received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received
19: and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was
born blind? How then does he now see?"
20: His parents answered, "We
know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
21: but how he
now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of
age, he will speak for himself."
22: His parents said this because
they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one should
confess him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.
Therefore his parents said, "He is of age, ask him."
24: So for the
second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give God
the praise; we know that this man is a sinner."
25: He answered,
"Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was
blind, now I see."
26: They said to him, "What did he do to you? How
did he open your eyes?"
27: He answered them, "I have told you
already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too
want to become his disciples?"
28: And they reviled him, saying, "You
are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
29: We know that God
has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from."
30: The man answered, "Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where
he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.
31: We know that God does
not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does his will,
God listens to him.
32: Never since the world began has it been heard
that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind.
33: If this man
were not from God, he could do nothing."
34: They answered him, "You
were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?" And they cast him out.
35: Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he
said, "Do you believe in the Son of man?"
36: He answered, "And who
is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"
37: Jesus said to him, "You
have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you."
38: He said, "Lord, I
believe"; and he worshiped him.
39: Jesus said, "For judgment I came
into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may
40: Some of the Pharisees near him heard this, and
they said to him, "Are we also blind?"
41: Jesus said to them, "If
you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, `We see,' your
1: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not
enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a
thief and a robber;
2: but he who enters by the door is the shepherd
of the sheep.
3: To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his
voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him,
for they know his voice.
5: A stranger they will not follow, but they
will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying
7: So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you,
I am the door of the sheep.
8: All who came before me are thieves and
robbers; but the sheep did not heed them.
9: I am the door; if any
one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that
they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11: I am the good
shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf
coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters
13: He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the
14: I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
15: as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my
life for the sheep.
16: And I have other sheep, that are not of this
fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one
flock, one shepherd.
17: For this reason the Father loves me, because
I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
18: No one takes it
from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I
have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father."
19: There was again a division among the Jews because of these words.
20: Many of them said, "He has a demon, and he is mad; why listen to
21: Others said, "These are not the sayings of one who has a
demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
22: It was the feast
of the Dedication at Jerusalem;
23: it was winter, and Jesus was
walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.
24: So the Jews
gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If
you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
25: Jesus answered them, "I
told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they
bear witness to me;
26: but you do not believe, because you do not
belong to my sheep.
27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and
they follow me;
28: and I give them eternal life, and they shall
never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to
snatch them out of the Father's hand.
30: I and the Father are one."
31: The Jews took up stones again to stone him.
answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of
these do you stone me?"
33: The Jews answered him, "It is not for a
good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make
34: Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your
law, `I said, you are gods'?
35: If he called them gods to whom the
word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),
36: do you say of
him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,'
because I said, `I am the Son of God'?
37: If I am not doing the
works of my Father, then do not believe me;
38: but if I do them,
even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and
understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized,
and there he remained.
41: And many came to him; and they said, "John
did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true."
42: And many believed in him there.
1: Now a certain man was ill, Laz'arus of Bethany,
the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2: It was Mary who
anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother
Laz'arus was ill.
3: So the sisters sent to him, saying, "Lord, he
whom you love is ill."
4: But when Jesus heard it he said, "This
illness is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God
may be glorified by means of it."
5: Now Jesus loved Martha and her
sister and Laz'arus.
6: So when he heard that he was ill, he stayed
two days longer in the place where he was.
7: Then after this he said
to the disciples, "Let us go into Judea again."
8: The disciples said
to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone you, and are you going
9: Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the
day? If any one walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light
of this world.
10: But if any one walks in the night, he stumbles,
because the light is not in him."
11: Thus he spoke, and then he said
to them, "Our friend Laz'arus has fallen asleep, but I go to awake him out of
12: The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen
asleep, he will recover."
13: Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but
they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.
14: Then Jesus told
them plainly, "Laz'arus is dead;
15: and for your sake I am glad that
I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."
Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we
may die with him."
17: Now when Jesus came, he found that Laz'arus
had already been in the tomb four days.
18: Bethany was near
Jerusalem, about two miles off,
19: and many of the Jews had come to
Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the
21: Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my
brother would not have died.
22: And even now I know that whatever
you ask from God, God will give you."
23: Jesus said to her, "Your
brother will rise again."
24: Martha said to him, "I know that he
will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25: Jesus said
to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he
die, yet shall he live,
26: and whoever lives and believes in me
shall never die. Do you believe this?"
27: She said to him, "Yes,
Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into
28: When she had said this, she went and called her
sister Mary, saying quietly, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."
29: And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him.
30: Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still in the
place where Martha had met him.
31: When the Jews who were with her
in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed
her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet, saying to
him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
33: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also
weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled;
34: and he said,
"Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see."
35: Jesus wept.
36: So the Jews said, "See how he loved
37: But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of
the blind man have kept this man from dying?"
38: Then Jesus, deeply
moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39: Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead
man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been
dead four days."
40: Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if
you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
41: So they took
away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank thee
that thou hast heard me.
42: I knew that thou hearest me always, but
I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe
that thou didst send me."
43: When he had said this, he cried with a
loud voice, "Laz'arus, come out."
44: The dead man came out, his
hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus
said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
45: Many of the Jews
therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him;
46: but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus
47: So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the
council, and said, "What are we to do? For this man performs many signs.
48: If we let him go on thus, every one will believe in him, and the
Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation."
But one of them, Ca'iaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You
know nothing at all;
50: you do not understand that it is expedient
for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should
51: He did not say this of his own accord, but being
high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation,
52: and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children
of God who are scattered abroad.
53: So from that day on they took
counsel how to put him to death.
54: Jesus therefore no longer went
about openly among the Jews, but went from there to the country near the
wilderness, to a town called E'phraim; and there he stayed with the disciples.
55: Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from
the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
56: They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they
stood in the temple, "What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?"
57: Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if
any one knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest
1: Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to
Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at
table with him.
3: Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard
and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house
was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
4: But Judas Iscariot,
one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said,
5: "Why was
this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
6: This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a
thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it.
7: Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my
8: The poor you always have with you, but you do not always
9: When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was
there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Laz'arus, whom he
had raised from the dead.
10: So the chief priests planned to put
Laz'arus also to death,
11: because on account of him many of the
Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
12: The next day a great
crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
13: So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him,
crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King
14: And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is
15: "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is
coming, sitting on an ass's colt!"
16: His disciples did not
understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered
that this had been written of him and had been done to him.
crowd that had been with him when he called Laz'arus out of the tomb and raised
him from the dead bore witness.
18: The reason why the crowd went to
meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.
19: The Pharisees
then said to one another, "You see that you can do nothing; look, the world has
gone after him."
20: Now among those who went up to worship at the
feast were some Greeks.
21: So these came to Philip, who was from
Beth-sa'ida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
22: Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew went with Philip and they
23: And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the
Son of man to be glorified.
24: Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a
grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies,
it bears much fruit.
25: He who loves his life loses it, and he who
hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be
also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.
27: "Now is my
soul troubled. And what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour'? No, for
this purpose I have come to this hour.
28: Father, glorify thy name."
Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it
29: The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had
thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out;
32: and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to
33: He said this to show by what death he was to die.
34: The crowd answered him, "We have heard from the law that the
Christ remains for ever. How can you say that the Son of man must be lifted up?
Who is this Son of man?"
35: Jesus said to them, "The light is with
you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness
overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
36: While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may
become sons of light." When Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself
37: Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they
did not believe in him;
38: it was that the word spoken by the
prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "Lord, who has believed our report, and to
whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
39: Therefore they could
not believe. For Isaiah again said,
40: "He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with
their heart, and turn for me to heal them."
41: Isaiah said this
because he saw his glory and spoke of him.
42: Nevertheless many even
of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not
confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him
who sent me.
45: And he who sees me sees him who sent me.
46: I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me
may not remain in darkness.
47: If any one hears my sayings and does
not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to
save the world.
48: He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings
has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day.
49: For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me
has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak.
And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as
the Father has bidden me."
1: Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus
knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having
loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas
Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,
3: Jesus, knowing that the
Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and
was going to God,
4: rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and
girded himself with a towel.
5: Then he poured water into a basin,
and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with
which he was girded.
6: He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to
him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?"
7: Jesus answered him, "What I am
doing you do not know now, but afterward you will understand."
Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do
not wash you, you have no part in me."
9: Simon Peter said to him,
"Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!"
said to him, "He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but
he is clean all over; and you are clean, but not every one of you."
11: For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, "You are
not all clean."
12: When he had washed their feet, and taken his
garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done
13: You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I
14: If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you
also ought to wash one another's feet.
15: For I have given you an
example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is
sent greater than he who sent him.
17: If you know these things,
blessed are you if you do them.
18: I am not speaking of you all; I
know whom I have chosen; it is that the scripture may be fulfilled, `He who ate
my bread has lifted his heel against me.'
19: I tell you this now,
before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am
20: Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives any one whom I
send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me."
21: When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and
testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
22: The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke.
23: One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was lying close to the
breast of Jesus;
24: so Simon Peter beckoned to him and said, "Tell
us who it is of whom he speaks."
25: So lying thus, close to the
breast of Jesus, he said to him, "Lord, who is it?"
answered, "It is he to whom I shall give this morsel when I have dipped it." So
when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
27: Then after the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him,
"What you are going to do, do quickly."
28: Now no one at the table
knew why he said this to him.
29: Some thought that, because Judas
had the money box, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the feast"; or,
that he should give something to the poor.
30: So, after receiving
the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night.
31: When he
had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is
32: if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him
in himself, and glorify him at once.
33: Little children, yet a
little while I am with you. You will seek me; and as I said to the Jews so now I
say to you, `Where I am going you cannot come.'
34: A new commandment
I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you
also love one another.
35: By this all men will know that you are my
disciples, if you have love for one another."
36: Simon Peter said to
him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going you cannot
follow me now; but you shall follow afterward."
37: Peter said to
him, "Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
38: Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly,
truly, I say to you, the cock will not crow, till you have denied me three
1: "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in
God, believe also in me.
2: In my Father's house are many rooms; if
it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
3: And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and
will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
4: And you
know the way where I am going."
5: Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do
not know where you are going; how can we know the way?"
6: Jesus said
to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father,
but by me.
7: If you had known me, you would have known my Father
also; henceforth you know him and have seen him."
8: Philip said to
him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied."
said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip?
He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, `Show us the Father'?
10: Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me?
The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father
who dwells in me does his works.
11: Believe me that I am in the
Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works
12: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me
will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do,
because I go to the Father.
13: Whatever you ask in my name, I will
do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
14: if you ask
anything in my name, I will do it.
15: "If you love me, you will keep
16: And I will pray the Father, and he will give you
another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
17: even the Spirit of
truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him;
you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.
18: "I will
not leave you desolate; I will come to you.
19: Yet a little while,
and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will
20: In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and
you in me, and I in you.
21: He who has my commandments and keeps
them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and
I will love him and manifest myself to him."
22: Judas (not Iscariot)
said to him, "Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to
23: Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep
my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home
24: He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the
word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
"These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you.
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he
will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to
27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the
world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them
28: You heard me say to you, `I go away, and I will come
to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
29: And now I have told you before
it takes place, so that when it does take place, you may believe.
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He
has no power over me;
31: but I do as the Father has commanded me, so
that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go hence.
1: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the
2: Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes
away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more
3: You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken
4: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit
by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in
5: I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and
I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
6: If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and
withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
7: If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you
will, and it shall be done for you.
8: By this my Father is
glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.
9: As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.
10: If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I
have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be
12: "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I
have loved you.
13: Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.
14: You are my friends if you do what
I command you.
15: No longer do I call you servants, for the servant
does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all
that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear
fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in
my name, he may give it to you.
17: This I command you, to love one
18: "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me
before it hated you.
19: If you were of the world, the world would
love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the
world, therefore the world hates you.
20: Remember the word that I
said to you, `A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me,
they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
21: But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do
not know him who sent me.
22: If I had not come and spoken to them,
they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23: He who hates me hates my Father also.
24: If I had not
done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but
now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
25: It is to
fulfil the word that is written in their law, `They hated me without a cause.'
26: But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear
witness to me;
27: and you also are witnesses, because you have been
with me from the beginning.
1: "I have said all this to you to keep you from
2: They will put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the
hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
3: And they will do this because they have not known the Father, nor
4: But I have said these things to you, that when their hour
comes you may remember that I told you of them. "I did not say these things to
you from the beginning, because I was with you.
5: But now I am going
to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?'
6: But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled
7: Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your
advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come
to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
8: And when he comes, he
will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
9: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no
11: concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is
12: "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot
bear them now.
13: When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you
into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he
hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
14: He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it
15: All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he
will take what is mine and declare it to you.
16: "A little while,
and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me."
17: Some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he
says to us, `A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while,
and you will see me'; and, `because I go to the Father'?"
said, "What does he mean by `a little while'? We do not know what he means."
19: Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him; so he said to them, "Is
this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, `A little while,
and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'?
20: Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the
world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
21: When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has
come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the
anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
22: So you have
sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one
will take your joy from you.
23: In that day you will ask nothing of
me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give
it to you in my name.
24: Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name;
ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
25: "I have
said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to
you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father.
26: In that day
you will ask in my name; and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father
27: for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved
me and have believed that I came from the Father.
28: I came from the
Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to
29: His disciples said, "Ah, now you are speaking
plainly, not in any figure!
30: Now we know that you know all things,
and need none to question you; by this we believe that you came from God."
31: Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
32: The hour
is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, every man to his
home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.
33: I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the
world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
1: When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up
his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that
the Son may glorify thee,
2: since thou hast given him power over all
flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.
this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ
whom thou hast sent.
4: I glorified thee on earth, having
accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do;
5: and now, Father,
glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before
the world was made.
6: "I have manifested thy name to the men whom
thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me,
and they have kept thy word.
7: Now they know that everything that
thou hast given me is from thee;
8: for I have given them the words
which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came
from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9: I am
praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast
given me, for they are thine;
10: all mine are thine, and thine are
mine, and I am glorified in them.
11: And now I am no more in the
world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep
them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are
12: While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou
hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of
perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13: But now I am
coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy
fulfilled in themselves.
14: I have given them thy word; and the
world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the
15: I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the
world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.
are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
them in the truth; thy word is truth.
18: As thou didst send me into
the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19: And for their sake
I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.
"I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through
21: that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art
in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe
that thou hast sent me.
22: The glory which thou hast given me I have
given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
23: I in them
and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know
that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.
24: Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be
with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for
me before the foundation of the world.
25: O righteous Father, the
world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast
26: I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known,
that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."
1: When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth
with his disciples across the Kidron valley, where there was a garden, which he
and his disciples entered.
2: Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew
the place; for Jesus often met there with his disciples.
3: So Judas,
procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the
Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said to them, "Whom
do you seek?"
5: They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said
to them, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
6: When he said to them, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the
7: Again he asked them, "Whom do you seek?" And they said,
"Jesus of Nazareth."
8: Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he; so,
if you seek me, let these men go."
9: This was to fulfil the word
which he had spoken, "Of those whom thou gavest me I lost not one."
10: Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high
priest's slave and cut off his right ear. The slave's name was Malchus.
11: Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not
drink the cup which the Father has given me?"
12: So the band of
soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews seized Jesus and bound
13: First they led him to Annas; for he was the father-in-law of
Ca'iaphas, who was high priest that year.
14: It was Ca'iaphas who
had given counsel to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for
15: Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another
disciple. As this disciple was known to the high priest, he entered the court of
the high priest along with Jesus,
16: while Peter stood outside at
the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and
spoke to the maid who kept the door, and brought Peter in.
maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are not you also one of this man's
disciples?" He said, "I am not."
18: Now the servants and officers
had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and
warming themselves; Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.
19: The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his
20: Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world;
I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come
together; I have said nothing secretly.
21: Why do you ask me? Ask
those who have heard me, what I said to them; they know what I said."
22: When he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck
Jesus with his hand, saying, "Is that how you answer the high priest?"
23: Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness to
the wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?"
Annas then sent him bound to Ca'iaphas the high priest.
25: Now Simon
Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, "Are not you also one
of his disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am not."
26: One of the
servants of the high priest, a kinsman of the man whose ear Peter had cut off,
asked, "Did I not see you in the garden with him?"
27: Peter again
denied it; and at once the cock crowed.
28: Then they led Jesus from
the house of Ca'iaphas to the praetorium. It was early. They themselves did not
enter the praetorium, so that they might not be defiled, but might eat the
29: So Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation
do you bring against this man?"
30: They answered him, "If this man
were not an evildoer, we would not have handed him over."
said to them, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." The Jews said
to him, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death."
was to fulfil the word which Jesus had spoken to show by what death he was to
33: Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and
said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
34: Jesus answered, "Do
you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?"
35: Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief
priests have handed you over to me; what have you done?"
answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world,
my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my
kingship is not from the world."
37: Pilate said to him, "So you are
a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for
this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is
of the truth hears my voice."
38: Pilate said to him, "What is
truth?" After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, "I
find no crime in him.
39: But you have a custom that I should release
one man for you at the Passover; will you have me release for you the King of
40: They cried out again, "Not this man, but Barab'bas!"
Now Barab'bas was a robber.
1: Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.
2: And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his
head, and arrayed him in a purple robe;
3: they came up to him,
saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands.
Pilate went out again, and said to them, "See, I am bringing him out to you,
that you may know that I find no crime in him."
5: So Jesus came out,
wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold
6: When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they
cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves
and crucify him, for I find no crime in him."
7: The Jews answered
him, "We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he has made
himself the Son of God."
8: When Pilate heard these words, he was the
9: he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus,
"Where are you from?" But Jesus gave no answer.
10: Pilate therefore
said to him, "You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to
release you, and power to crucify you?"
11: Jesus answered him, "You
would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore
he who delivered me to you has the greater sin."
12: Upon this Pilate
sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, "If you release this man, you are
not Caesar's friend; every one who makes himself a king sets himself against
13: When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and
sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew,
14: Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it
was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"
15: They cried out, "Away with him, away with him, crucify him!"
Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered,
"We have no king but Caesar."
16: Then he handed him over to them to
17: So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his
own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew
18: There they crucified him, and with him two others, one
on either side, and Jesus between them.
19: Pilate also wrote a title
and put it on the cross; it read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
20: Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was
crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in
21: The chief priests of the Jews then said to Pilate, "Do not
write, `The King of the Jews,' but, `This man said, I am King of the Jews.'"
22: Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."
23: When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and
made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was without
seam, woven from top to bottom;
24: so they said to one another, "Let
us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be." This was to
fulfil the scripture, "They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing
they cast lots."
25: So the soldiers did this. But standing by the
cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of
Clopas, and Mary Mag'dalene.
26: When Jesus saw his mother, and the
disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold,
27: Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!"
And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture),
29: A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a
sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth.
When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished"; and he bowed his
head and gave up his spirit.
31: Since it was the day of Preparation,
in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for
that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be
broken, and that they might be taken away.
32: So the soldiers came
and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with
33: but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already
dead, they did not break his legs.
34: But one of the soldiers
pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.
35: He who saw it has borne witness -- his testimony is true, and he
knows that he tells the truth -- that you also may believe.
these things took place that the scripture might be fulfilled, "Not a bone of
him shall be broken."
37: And again another scripture says, "They
shall look on him whom they have pierced."
38: After this Joseph of
Arimathe'a, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews,
asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him
leave. So he came and took away his body.
39: Nicode'mus also, who
had at first come to him by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes,
about a hundred pounds' weight.
40: They took the body of Jesus, and
bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
41: Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and
in the garden a new tomb where no one had ever been laid.
because of the Jewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at hand, they
laid Jesus there.
1: Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene
came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been
taken away from the tomb.
2: So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and
the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken
the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
3: Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward
4: They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and
reached the tomb first;
5: and stooping to look in, he saw the linen
cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
6: Then Simon Peter came,
following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying,
7: and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the
linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself.
8: Then the other
disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
9: for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from
10: Then the disciples went back to their homes.
11: But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she
stooped to look into the tomb;
12: and she saw two angels in white,
sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
13: They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them,
"Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid
14: Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but
she did not know that it was Jesus.
15: Jesus said to her, "Woman,
why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she
said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid
him, and I will take him away."
16: Jesus said to her, "Mary." She
turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
17: Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended
to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my
Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
18: Mary Mag'dalene
went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that
he had said these things to her.
19: On the evening of that day, the
first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear
of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with
20: When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his
side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I
22: And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and
said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
23: If you forgive the sins
of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
24: Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them
when Jesus came.
25: So the other disciples told him, "We have seen
the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the
nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his
side, I will not believe."
26: Eight days later, his disciples were
again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus
came and stood among them, and said, "Peace be with you."
27: Then he
said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand,
and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing."
Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
29: Jesus said to him,
"Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet believe."
30: Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence
of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
31: but 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.
1: After this Jesus revealed himself again to the
disciples by the Sea of Tibe'ri-as; and he revealed himself in this way.
2: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathan'a-el of Cana in
Galilee, the sons of Zeb'edee, and two others of his disciples were together.
3: Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him,
"We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat; but that night they
4: Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the
beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No."
6: He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and
you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in,
for the quantity of fish.
7: That disciple whom Jesus loved said to
Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on
his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea.
8: But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of
fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.
9: When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with
fish lying on it, and bread.
10: Jesus said to them, "Bring some of
the fish that you have just caught."
11: So Simon Peter went aboard
and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of
them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.
Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared
ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord.
13: Jesus came and
took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.
was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was
raised from the dead.
15: When they had finished breakfast, Jesus
said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He
said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my
16: A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you
love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him,
"Tend my sheep."
17: He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of
John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time,
"Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that
I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
18: Truly, truly, I
say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would;
but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you
and carry you where you do not wish to go."
19: (This he said to show
by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow
20: Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus
loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who
is it that is going to betray you?"
21: When Peter saw him, he said
to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?"
22: Jesus said to him, "If it
is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!"
23: The saying spread abroad among the brethren that this disciple
was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it
is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?"
This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written
these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
25: But there
are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be
written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would