John, chapter 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
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 men.
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
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
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 before
16: And from His fullness have we all received, grace upon 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.
19: 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
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?"
23: He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the
wilderness, `Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah
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?"
26: John answered them, "I baptize with water; but among you
stands one whom you do not know,
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
29: The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,
"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
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 Israel."
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
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
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 art Thou 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.
41: He 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
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."
46: 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!"
48: Nathan'a-el said to Him, "How does Thou know me?"
Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under
the fig tree, I saw you."
49: Nathan'a-el answered Him, "Rabbi, Thou are the Son of
God! Thou art the King of Israel!"
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
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 man."
John, chapter 2
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
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 bridegroom
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.
13: The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to
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
17: His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for
Thy house will consume Me."
18: The Jews then said to Him, "What sign have Thou to show
us for doing this?"
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 Thou raise it up in three days?"
21: But He spoke of the temple of His body.
22: When 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.
John, chapter 3
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 Thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these
signs that Thou does, unless God is with Him."
3: Jesus 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.
6: That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is
born of the Spirit is spirit.
7: Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.'
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 this be?"
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 God.
19: And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds
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.
23: John 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 prison.
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.
28: You 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.
30: He 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;
33: He who receives His testimony sets His seal to this, that God
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
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.
John, chapter 4
1: Now when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus
was making and baptizing more disciples than John
2: (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only His
3: He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4: He had to pass through Samar'ia.
5: So He came to a city of Samar'ia, called Sy'char, near the
field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6: Jacob's 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."
8: For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9: The 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.
10: 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 living water."
11: The woman said to Him, "Sir, Thou has nothing to draw
with, and the well is deep; where does Thou get that living water?
12: Art Thou 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,
14: 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 eternal life."
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
17: The woman answered Him, "I have no husband." Jesus
said to her, "You are right in saying, `I have no husband';
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 Thou art a
20: Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and Thou 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."
25: The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming
(He who is called Christ); when He comes, He will show us all
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 does Thou wish?" or,
"Why art Thou talking with her?"
28: So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city,
and said to the people,
29: "Come, 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.
31: Meanwhile the disciples besought Him, saying, "Rabbi,
32: But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do
33: 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 together.
37: For here the saying holds true, `One sows and another reaps.'
38: I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others
have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
39: Many 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.
41: 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.
44: For 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 the feast.
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
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
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
54: This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come
from Judea to Galilee.
John, chapter 5
1: After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to
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, paralyzed.
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."
8: Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and
9: And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and
walked. Now that day was the sabbath.
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."
11: But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me,
`Take up your pallet, and walk.'"
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
15: The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had
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
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.
42: 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
47: But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe
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 diseased.
3: Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with His
4: Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.
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
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
9: "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two
fish; but what are they among so many?"
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
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
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.
14: When 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.
18: 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
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,
25: When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said
to Him, "Rabbi, when did Thou 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
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."
30: So they said to Him, "Then what sign does Thou do, that we
may see, and believe Thee? What work does Thou 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 from heaven.
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
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 never
36: But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not
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 last day."
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
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.
45: 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
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 flesh."
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
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
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?
Thou does have the words of eternal life;
69: and we have believed, and have come to know, that Thou art
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.
John, chapter 7
1: After this Jesus went about in Galilee; He would not go about
in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.
2: Now the Jews' feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
3: So His brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go to Judea,
that Thy disciples may see the works Thou art doing.
4: For no man works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If
Thou do these things, show Thyself to the world."
5: For 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 evil.
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 Galilee.
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
15: The Jews marveled at it, saying, "How is it that this
man has learning, when He has never studied?"
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 authority.
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
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, "Thou have a demon! Who is seeking
to kill Thee?"
21: Jesus answered them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel
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?
24: Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right
25: Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, "Is not
this the man whom they seek to kill?
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
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.
40: When they heard these words, some of the people said,
"This is really the prophet."
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 David was?"
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
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
47: The Pharisees answered them, "Are you led astray, you
48: Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in
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 own house,
John, chapter 8
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 the midst
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 does
Thou 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
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
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
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, "Thou art bearing witness
to Thyself; Thy 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.
16: 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
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."
20: These 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 come."
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 art Thou?" Jesus said to
them, "Even what I have told you from the beginning.
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
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."
30: As 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 disciples,
32: and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you
33: They answered Him, "We are descendants of Abraham, and
have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that Thou say, `You will
be made free'?"
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 forever; the son
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
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.
43: Why 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
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."
48: The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that
Thou arty a Samaritan and have a demon?"
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."
52: The Jews said to Him, "Now we know that Thou has a
demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and Thou say, `If any one keeps
My word, he will never taste death.'
53: Art Thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the
prophets died! Who does Thou 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
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
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, "Thou art not yet fifty years
old, and have 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.
John, chapter 9
1: As He passed by He saw a man blind from his birth.
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
6: As He said this, He spat on the ground and made clay of the
spittle and anointed the man's eyes with the clay,
7: saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Silo'am"
(which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
8: The 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
14: Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened
15: The 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
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
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 his sight,
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.
23: Therefore his parents said, "He is of age, ask
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
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 become
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 guilt remains.
John, chapter 10
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.
4: When 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."
6: This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand
what He was saying to them.
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.
12: He 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 them.
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
20: Many of them said, "He has a demon, and He is mad; why
listen to Him?"
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 Thou keep us in suspense? If Thou
are the Christ, tell us
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
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.
29: My 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.
I and the Father are one."
31: The Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
32: Jesus 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 Thee but for blasphemy; because being a man, Thou make Thyself
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, `Thou art 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
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."
39: Again they tried to arrest Him, but He escaped from their
40: 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.
John, chapter 11
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
8: The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews were but now
seeking to stone Thee, and Thou art going there again?"
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 sleep."
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."
16: 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.
20: When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met
Him, while Mary sat in the house.
21: Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if Thou had been here, my
brother would not have died.
22: And even now I know that whatever Thou ask from God, God will
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
27: She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that Thou art the
Christ, the Son of God, He who is coming into the world."
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.
32: Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw Him, fell at
His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if Thou 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 him!"
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 hear Me always, but I have said this on
account of the people standing by, that they may believe that Thou didst
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 had done.
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
49: 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 not
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
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
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 Him.
John, chapter 12
1: Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where
Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2: 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
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
7: Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day
of My burial.
8: The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have
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 of Israel!"
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.
17: The 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
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
25: He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in
this world will keep it for eternal life.
26: If 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
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 again."
29: The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had
thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to Him."
30: Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not
31: Now 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
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 from them.
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:
43: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44: And 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.
50: And I know that His commandment is eternal life. What I say,
therefore, I say as the Father has bidden Me."
John, chapter 13
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.
2: And 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
6: He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to Him, "Lord, do
Thou wash my feet?"
7: Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not know now,
but afterward you will understand."
8: Peter said to Him, "Thou shall never wash my feet."
Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part in
9: Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only but also
my hands and my head!"
10: Jesus 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 am.
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.
16: Truly, 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 He.
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
22: The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom He
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?"
26: Jesus 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 glorified;
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 art Thou 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 Thee now? I
will lay down my life for Thee."
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 times.
John, chapter 14
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 Thou art
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."
9: Jesus 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 themselves.
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 My commandments.
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 live also.
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
Thou will manifest Thyself to us, and not to the world?"
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 with him.
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.
25: "These things I have spoken to you, while I am still
26: 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 you.
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 be afraid.
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.
30: 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.
John, chapter 15
1: "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
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 to
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
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
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
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
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.
11: These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be full.
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.
16: 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 another.
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
25: It is to fulfill 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
John, chapter 16
1: "I have said all this to you to keep you from falling
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,
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 art Thou 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;
10: concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you
will see Me no more;
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
14: He will glorify Me, for He will take what is mine and declare
it to you.
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
18: They 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
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 the 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
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
26: In that day you will ask in My name; and I do not say to you
that I shall pray the Father for you;
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 the Father."
29: His disciples said, "Ah, now Thou art speaking plainly,
not in any figure!
30: Now we know that Thou know all things, and need none to
question Thee; by this we believe that Thou 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
John, chapter 17
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.
3: And 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 grave 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 grave Me out of the world; Thine they were, and Thou
gave them to Me, and
they have kept Thy word.
7: Now they know that everything that Thou hast given Me is from
8: for I have given them the words which Thou grave 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
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 one.
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 world.
15: I do not pray that Thou should take them out of the world,
but that Thou should keep them from the evil one.
16: They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17: Sanctify 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.
20: "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who
believe in Me through their word,
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 has 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 sent Me.
26: I made known to them Thy name, and I will make it known, that
the love with which Thou has loved Me may be in them, and I in
John, chapter 18
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.
4: Then 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
6: When He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and
fell to the ground.
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 fulfill the word which He had spoken, "Of
those whom Thou grave 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 Him.
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 the people.
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.
17: The 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
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 Thou answer the high
23: Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, bear
witness to the wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike
24: 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 Passover.
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."
31: Pilate 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."
32: This was to fulfill the word which Jesus had spoken to show by
what death He was to die.
33: Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and
said to Him, "Art Thou 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? Thy own nation and the
chief priests have handed Thee over to me; what have Thou done?"
36: Jesus 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 Thou art 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 the
40: They cried out again, "Not this man, but
Barab'bas!" Now Barab'bas was a robber.
John, chapter 19
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.
4: 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
5: So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple
robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
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
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 more afraid;
9: he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where
art Thou from?" But Jesus gave no answer.
10: Pilate therefore said to Him, "Thou will not speak to me?
Does Thou not know that I have power to release Thee, and power to crucify
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 Caesar."
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 be crucified.
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 Greek.
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
22: Pilate answered, "What I have written I have
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 fulfill 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
26: When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved
standing near, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold, your
27: Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your
mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
28: After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill
the scripture), "I thirst."
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.
30: 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 Him;
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.
36: For 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
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.
42: So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was
close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
John, chapter 20
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 the tomb.
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 the dead.
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 Him."
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 Thou have carried Him away, tell me where Thou 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
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.
21: Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the
Father has sent Me, even so I send you."
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."
28: 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
John, chapter 21
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
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 caught nothing.
4: Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the
disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5: 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
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.
12: Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now
none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who art Thou?" They knew
it was the Lord.
13: Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so
with the fish.
14: This 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; Thou know that I love Thee." He said to him,
"Feed My lambs."
16: A second time He said to him, "Simon, son of John, do
you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; Thou know that I love
Thee." 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, Thou
know everything; Thou know that I love Thee." 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 Me."
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 Thee?"
21: When Peter saw Him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about
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?"
24: This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things,
and who has written these things; and we know that His testimony is
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 be written.