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: VERBA VERBI.
THE WORDS OF JESUS.
JESUS AMIDST THE DOCTORS-HIS BAPTISM-TEMPTATION
THE TWO DISCIPLES—NAMING OF ST. PETER.
How is it that you sought me ? did you not know, that I must be about my Father's business ?
SUFFER it to be so now : for so it becometh us to fulfil all justice.
It is written, “ Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.”... It is written again, “ Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”... Begone, Satan ; for it is written,“ The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve." What seek you ? ... Come and see.
Thou art Simon the son of Jona : Thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted Peter.
VOCATION OF PHILIP-NATHANIEL-MARRIAGE AT CANA
JESUS IN THE TEMPLE-NICODEMUS.
BEHOLD an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.... Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. ... Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, thou believest : greater things than these shalt thou see. Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and the Angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
Woman, what is it to me and to thee ?? my hour is not yet come. ... Fill the water-pots with water. ... Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of the feast.
TAKE these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic. ... Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
AMEN, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ... Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Wonder not that I said to thee, you must be born again. The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest
CHRIST'S DISCOURSE WITH NICODEMUS.
his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. . . . Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things ? Amen, amen, I say to thee, that we speak what we know, and we testify what we have seen, and you receive not our testimony. If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not; how will you believe, if I shall speak to you heavenly things ? And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God so loved the world, as to give his only-begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him. He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment :4 because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were
DISCOURSE WITH THE SAMARITAN WOMAN.
evil. For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved. But he that doth truth,5 cometh to the light that his works may be made manifest, because they are done in God.
Give me to drink. ... If thou didst know the gift of God, and who he is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. ... Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but he that shall drink of the water that I will give him, shall not thirst for ever: But the water that I will give him, shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting. ... Go, call thy husband, and come hither. ... Thou hast said well, I have no husband: for thou bast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. This thou hast said truly. ... Woman, believe me, that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father. You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know; for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For
MEAT OF JESUS—THE SPIRITUAL HARVEST-JESUS PREACHES
PENANCE—THE RULER's son.
the Father also seeketh such to adore him. God is a spirit ; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth. ... I am he, who am speaking with thee.
I HAVE meat to eat, which you know not. ... My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.
Do not you say, There are yet four months, and then the harvest cometh ? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries ; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting ; that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together. For in this is the saying true : That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth. I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour : others have laboured, and you have entered into their labours.
The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand : repent, and believe the gospel.
-Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
UNLESS you see signs and wonders, you believe not. ... Go thy way; thy son liveth.