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name, beholding the miracles which he wrought: 24 but Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men; 25 and had no need that any one should testify to him of man : for he himself knew what was in man.

CHAPTER III.

ND there was a man of the Pharisees, whose name was Nicodemus, a chief of the Jews: 2 the same went to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no one can do such miracles as thou doest, unless God be with him : 3 Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I tell thee, Unless a man be begotten again, he cannot see the kingdom of God: 4 Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be begotten when he is old 2 can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be begotten ? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I tell thee, Unless a man be begotten of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God: 6 that which is begotten of the flesh, is flesh ; and that which is begotten of the Spirit, is spirit.

7 Wonder not that I said to thee, Ye must be begotten again : 8 the wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest its sound ; but thou canst not tell from whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is begotten of the Spirit: 9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be 2 10 Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 verily, verily, I tell thee, We speak that which we know, and testify that which we have seen ; yet ye receive not our testimony: 12 if I have told you of earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no one hath ascended up to heaven, but the Son of man that came down from 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 in him should have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life :

c. xii. 32.

c. i. 5.

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17 for, God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved: 18 he who believeth on him, is not condemned : he who believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the light, because their deeds were evil : 20 for, every one that doeth evil, hateth the light; neither cometh to the light, lest his works should be proved : 21 but he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be manifested to have been wrought in God. 22 After these things, Jesus went with his disciples into the land of Judea ; and he continued with them there, and baptized : 23 and John also was baptizing in AEnon, near to Salim, because much water was there; and they came, and were baptized : 24 for John was not yet cast into prison. 25 A question therefore arose on the part of John's disciples, with Jesus, concerning purification: 26 and they went to John,

and said to him, Rabbi, behold, he who was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, baptizeth, and all go to him: 27 John answered and said, A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be 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 who hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth by and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly at the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled : 30 he must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He who cometh from above, is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh from the earth: he who cometh from heaven, is above all : 32 what he hath seen and heard, he testifieth; yet no one receiveth his testimony: 33 he who receiveth his testimony, hath set his seal, that God is true : 34 for, he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for he giveth not the Spirit to him by measure: 35 the Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand : 36 he who believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he who disbelieveth the Son, will not see life, but the wrath of God remaineth on him.

c. iii. 26.

CHAPTER IV.

HEN, then, the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard, that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2 (though Jesus himself baptized not, but only his disciples,) 3 he left Judea, and went again into Galilee; and he was obliged to pass through Samaria. 4 He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob's well was there: 5 Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, so sat down by the well: it was about the sixth hour. 6 A woman of Samaria cometh to draw water: Jesus saith to her, Give me to drink : 7 (for his disciples were gone into the city to buy food:) 8 then the Samaritan woman saith to him, How dost thou, who art a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans:) 9 Jesus answered and said

to 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 springing water: 10 the woman saith to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep : from whence then hast thou that springing water? 11 art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and his cattle? 12 Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinketh of this water, will thirst again; 13 but, whoever drinketh of the water that I should give him, will never thirst; but the water that I should give him, will be in him a well of water springing up to eternal life: 14 the woman saith to him, Sir, give me that water, that I may neither thirst, nor come hither to draw. 15 Jesus saith to her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither: 16 the woman answered and said, I have no husband: Jesus said to her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband : 17 for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; in that thou hast said truly. 18 The woman saith to him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet :

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19 our fathers worshipped on this mountain; but ye say, that the place where we ought to worship, is in Jerusalem: 20 Jesus saith to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when ye will worship the Father, not on this mountain only, nor yet in Jerusalem: 21 (ye worship that ye know not; we worship that we know; for salvation is from the Jews:) 22 but the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him : 23 God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth: 24 the woman saith to him, I know that Messiah cometh, (who is called Christ): when he is come, he will tell us all things: 25 Jesus saith to her, I who speak to thee am he 26 And at that moment his disciples came; and they marvelled that he talked with the woman : yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? 27 Then the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city; and saith to the men, 28 Come, see a man, who hath told me all the things that I have done : is not this the Christ 2

29 they went, therefore, out of the city, and came to him. 30 In the mean while, his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat : 31 but he said to them, I have food to eat that ye know not of: 32 the disciples, therefore, said one to another, Hath any one brought him aught to eat? 33 Jesus saith to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work: 34 say ye not, There are yet four months until the reaping cometh? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are already white for reaping : 35 he who reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto eternal life; that both he who soweth, and he who reapeth, may rejoice together: 36 for in this is the saying true, “One soweth, and an“ other reapeth :” 37 I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labour: others laboured, and ye have entered into their labours. 38 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all the things that I have done : 39 those Samaritans, therefore, came to him, and besought him to abide with them; and he abode there two days: 40 but many more of them believed, because of his own word; 41 and said to the woman, We no longer believe because of thy word; for we ourselves have heard him, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world. 42 And after those two days, he went forth from thence into Galilee: 43 for, though Jesus himself had testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country; 44 yet, when he came into Galilee, the Galileans that had seen all the things which he did at Jerusalem during the feast, received him : for they also had gone to the feast. 45 He came, then, again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine: and there was a certain nobleman, whose son was ill at Capernaum; 46 who, having heard that Jesus was come back from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and besought him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death: 47 then said Jesus to him, Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe: 48 the nobleman saith to him, Sir, come down before my child die:

49 Jesus saith to him, Go away, thy son liveth; and the man believed the word that Jesus had said to him, and he went away : 50 and as he was going down, his servants met him, saying, Thy son liveth : 51 then he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend : and they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him : 52 the father, therefore, knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. 53 This second miracle Jesus wrought in Cana, when he came out of Judea into Galilee.

CHAPTER V.

FTER these things was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem : 2 and there is in Jerusalem, at the Sheep-gate, a bath called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, which has five porches: 3 in these lay a great number of infirm persons, blind, lame, and withered. 4 And a certain man was there, who had had an infirmity thirty and eight years: 5 Jesus seeing him lie, and knowing that he had now been so for a long time, saith to him, Wishest thou to be made well?

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