John

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Copyright 1901 by Thomas Nelson & Sons
Copyright 1929 by the International Council of Religious Education

Chapter 1

[1]In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2]The same was in the beginning with God. [3]All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. [4]In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [5]And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. [6]There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. [7]The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. [8]He was not the light, but [came] that he might bear witness of the light. [9]There was the true light, [even the light] which lighteth every man, coming into the world. [10]He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not. [11]He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. [12]But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: [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 (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. [15]John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me. [16]For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace. [17]For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. [18]No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].

[19]And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou? [20]And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ. [21]And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No. [22]They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? [23]He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. [24]And they had been sent from the Pharisees. [25]And they asked him, and said unto him, Why then baptizest thou, if thou art not the Christ, neither Elijah, neither the prophet? [26]John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not, [27][even] he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose. [28]These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

[29]On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world! [30]This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was before me. [31]And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in water. [32]And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him. [33]And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit. [34]And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.

[35]Again on the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples; [36]and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God! [37]And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. [38]And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), where abideth thou? [39]He saith unto them, Come, and ye shall see. They came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day: it was about the tenth hour. [40]One of the two that heard John [speak], and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. [41]He findeth first his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted, Christ). [42] He brought him unto Jesus. Jesus looked upon him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of John: thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).

[43]On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me. [44]Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. [45]Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. [46]And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. [47]Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! [48]Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. [49]Nathanael answered him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel. [50]Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. [51]And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Chapter 2

[1]And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: [2]and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage. [3]And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. [4]And Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. [5]His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. [6] Now there were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece. [7]Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. [8]And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the ruler of the feast. And they bare it. [9]And when the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants that had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast calleth the bridegroom, [10]and saith unto him, Every man setteth on first the good wine; and when [men] have drunk freely, [then] that which is worse: thou hast kept the good wine until now. [11]This beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

[12]After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and [his] brethren, and his disciples; and there they abode not many days. [13]And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [14]And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: [15]and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables; [16]and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. [17]His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for thy house shall eat me up. [18]The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? [19]Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. [20]The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days? [21]But he spake of the temple of his body. [22]When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he spake this; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. [23]Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he did. [24]But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men, [25]and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Chapter 3

[1]Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: [2]the same came unto him 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 doest, except God be with him. [3]Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God. [4]Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born? [5]Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into 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]Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew. [8]The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. [9]Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? [10]Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things? [11]Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. [12]If I told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things? [13]And no one hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended out of heaven, [even] the Son of man, who is in heaven. [14]And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; [15] that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.

[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. [17]For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him. [18]He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19]And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. [20]For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved. [21]But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been wrought in God.

[22]After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. [23]And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. [24]For John was not yet cast into prison. [25] There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purifying. [26]And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. [27]John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven. [28]Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him. [29]He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is made full. [30]He must increase, but I must decrease.

[31]He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all. [32]What he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness. [33]He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to [this], that God is true. [34]For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for he giveth not the Spirit by measure. [35]The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. [36]He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Chapter 4

[1]When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John [2](although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples), [3]he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. [4]And he must needs pass through Samaria. [5]So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph: [6]and Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. [7]There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. [8]For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food. [9]The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) [10]Jesus answered and said unto unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. [11]The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water? [12] Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle? [13] Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again: [14]but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life. [15]The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw. [16]Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. [17]The woman answered and said unto him, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband: [18]for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly. [19]The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. [20]Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. [21]Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father. [22]Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. [23]But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers. [24]God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. [25]The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things. [26]Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am [he].

[27]And upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her? [28]So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people, [29]Come, see a man, who told me all things that [ever] I did: can this be the Christ? [30]They went out of the city, and were coming to him. [31] In the mean while the disciples prayed him, saying, Rabbi, eat. [32]But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not. [33]The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath any man brought him [aught] to eat? [34]Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work. [35]Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh the harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white already unto harvest. [36]He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. [37]For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. [38]I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.

[39]And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that [ever] I did. [40]So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days. [41]And many more believed because of his word; [42]and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world.

[43]And after the two days he went forth from thence into Galilee. [44]For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. [45]So when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. [46]He came therefore again unto Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. [47]When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought [him] that he would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. [48]Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe. [49]The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. [50]Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way. [51]And as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son lived. [52]So he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend. They said therefore unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. [53]So the father knew that [it was] at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. [54]This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into Galilee.

Chapter 5

[1]After these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [2]Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep [gate] a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches. [3]In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, [waiting for the moving of the water.] [4][for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the waters stepped in was made whole, with whatsoever disease he was holden.] [5]And a certain man was there, who had been thirty and eight years in his infirmity. [6]When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that case], he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole? [7]The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. [8]Jesus saith unto him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk. [9]And straightway the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked.

Now it was the sabbath on that day. [10] So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed. [11]But he answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. [12]They asked him, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up [thy bed], and walk? [13]But he that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in the place. [14]Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall thee. [15]The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole. [16]And for this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath. [17]But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work. [18]For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

[19]Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner. [20]For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel. [21]For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will. [22]For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son; [23]that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him. [24]Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life. [25]Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. [26]For as the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself: [27]and he gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man. [28]Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, [29]and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

[30]I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. [31]If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. [32]It is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. [33]Ye have sent unto John, and he hath borne witness unto the truth. [34]But the witness which I receive is not from man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved. [35]He was the lamp that burneth and shineth; and ye were willing to rejoice for a season in his light. [36] But the witness which I have is greater than [that of] John; for the works which the Father hath given me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. [37]And the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. [38]And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not. [39]Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me; [40]and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. [41]I receive not glory from men. [42]But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in yourselves. [43]I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. [44]How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that [cometh] from the only God ye seek not? [45]Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, [even] Moses, on whom ye have set your hope. [46]For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me. [47]But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Chapter 6

[1]After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is [the sea] of Tiberias. [2]And a great multitude followed him, because they beheld the signs which he did on them that were sick. [3]And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. [4] Now the passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. [5] Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat? [6]And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. [7]Philip answered him, Two hundred shillings' worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one may take a little. [8]One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, [9] There is a lad here, who hath five barley loaves, and two fishes: but what are these 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 thousand. [11]Jesus therefore took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down; likewise also of the fishes as much as they would. [12]And when they were filled, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost. [13]So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained over unto them that had eaten. [14]When therefore the people saw the sign which he did, they said, This is of a truth the prophet that cometh into the world.

[15]Jesus therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain himself alone. [16]And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea; [17]and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. [18]And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew. [19]When therefore they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the boat: and they were afraid. [20]But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. [21]They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were going.

[22]On the morrow the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, save one, and that Jesus entered not with his disciples into the boat, but [that] his disciples went away alone [23](howbeit there came boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks): [24]when the multitude therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they themselves got into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. [25]And when they found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? [26]Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled. [27]Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed. [28]They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God? [29]Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. [30]They said therefore unto him, What then doest thou for a sign, that we may see, and believe thee? what workest thou? [31]Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat. [32]Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, It was not Moses that gave you the bread out of heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread out of heaven. [33]For the bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world. [34]They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. [35]Jesus said unto them. I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. [36]But I said unto you, that ye have seen me, and yet believe not. [37]All that which the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. [38]For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. [39]And this is the will of him that sent me, that of all that which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. [40]For this is the will of my Father, that every one that beholdeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

[41]The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down out of heaven. [42]And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how doth he now say, I am come down out of heaven? [43]Jesus answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. [44]No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. [45]It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me. [46]Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he that is from God, he hath seen the Father. [47]Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth hath 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 cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. [51]I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.

[52]The Jews therefore strove one with another, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? [53]Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. [54]He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. [55] For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. [56]He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him. [57]As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me. [58]This is the bread which came down out of heaven: not as the fathers ate, and died; he that eateth this bread shall live for ever. [59]These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. [60]Many therefore of his disciples, when the heard [this], said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? [61]But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said unto them, Doth this cause you to stumble? [62][What] then if ye should behold the Son of man ascending where he was before? [63]It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life. [64]But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him. [65]And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of the Father.

[66]Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. [67]Jesus said therefore unto the twelve, Would ye also go away? [68]Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. [69]And we have believed and know that thou art the Holy One of God. [70]Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil? [71] Now he spake of Judas [the son] of Simon Iscariot, for he it was that should betray him, [being] one of the twelve.

Chapter 7

[1]And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him. [2]Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. [3]His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest. [4]For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world. [5]For even his brethren did not believe on him. [6]Jesus therefore saith unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. [7]The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. [8]Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled. [9]And having said these things unto them, he abode [still] in Galilee.

[10]But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret. [11]The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? [12]And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray. [13]Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

[14]But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. [15]The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? [16]Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me. [17]If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or [whether] I speak from myself. [18]He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. [19]Did not Moses give you the law, and [yet] none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me? [20]The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee? [21]Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because thereof. [22]Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man. [23]If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made a man every whit whole on the sabbath? [24]Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

[25]Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill? [26]And lo, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing unto him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ? [27]Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is. [28]Jesus therefore cried in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me, and know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. [29]I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me. [30]They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come. [31]But of the multitude many believed on him; and they said, When the Christ shall come, will he do more signs than those which this man hath done? [32]The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him. [33]Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me. [34]Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come. [35]The Jews therefore said among themselves, Whither will this man go that we shall not find him? will he go unto the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? [36]What is this word that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come?

[37]Now on the last day, the great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. [38]He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water. [39]But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet [given]; because Jesus was not yet glorified. [40][Some] of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet. [41] Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, What, doth the Christ come out of Galilee? [42]Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was? [43]So there arose a division in the multitude because of him. [44]And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

[45]The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him? [46]The officers answered, Never man so spake. [47]The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also led astray? [48]Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees? [49]But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed. [50] Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him before, being one of them), [51]Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he doeth? [52]They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. [53]And they went every man unto his own house: