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19 hath no deceitfulness in him. Did not Moses give you the law? yet no one of you keepeth this law. Why are ye seeking to kill me?"
2Q The multitude answered, "Thou hast a demon: who is seeking to
21 kill thee?" Jesus answered, "I did but one work on the Sabbath,
22 and do ye all wonder at it? Concerning this matter, Moses gave you circumcision, (not that circumcision came first from Moses, but
23 from the patriarchs) and ye circumcise a man on the' Sabbath-day, that the law of Moses may not be broken: are ye angry with me for making a man altogether well on
24 the Sabbath? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
25 Then some of the inhabitants of Varinua Jerusalem said, " Is not this he X,ut°°s whom they are sacking to kill? Jtsui. auxj lo! he speaketh boldly and
26 they say nothing to him. Are the rulers really convinced that this is
27 the Christ r But we know whence this man is, whereas when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth
28 whence he is." Upon this; Jesus Cried aloud a? he was teaching iri the temple, " Do ye knqw' me then, and know also when.ee I
29 am? However, I am not come of myself, but am sent by one wor
thy of belief, whom ye know not: Chap. but I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.'.'
And they continued seeking to 30 lay hold on him; but no one laid hands on him, for his hour was not yet come. But many of the mul- Pharisees titude believed on him, and said, bhc^^Uy "Will the Christ, when he com- him. eth, do more miracles than thin 31 man hath done?" Now the Pha- 32 risees heard these private debatings or the multitude concerning him; and the Pharisees, and the chief priests sent officers to lay hold on him. Then Jesus said unto them, 33 "But a little while shall I be with you, and then I go to him who sent me. Ye will seek me, but 34 will not find me; and whither I am going, ye cannot come." Then 35 said the Jews among themselves, "Whither is he going, that we shall not find him. Is he going among the dispersed * Greeks, to teach the . Greeks? What doth this saying 36 of his mean, 'Ye will seek me, but ye will not find me, and whU ther I am going, ye cannot come."
Now on the last day, the great 37 day of the festival, Jesus stood and Promise <* cried out, "If any one s thirst, let!^, * him come to me, and drink. He who believeth in me as the scrip- 33, ture hath * commanded him, out of . his body will flow rivers of Jiving water." Now' this he meant of the 39 spirit, which those who believed on hirn were to receive ; for there was no holy spirit yet, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Then many of the multitude, 40 upon hearing this discourse, said, o*cera "In truth, this is a prophet." %**££ Others said, "This is the Christ;" highly in but some said, "Doth the Christ h's Praise, then come out of Galilee? Doth C'JX" t. not the scripture say, that the Christ Micah cometh out of the family of David, v, a*
. J If the eighth day from the birth hap pens to be a Sabbath.
'Peisotis living among the Greeks, and using their language, but Jews by descent.
3 Alluding to the custom of drawing water from the fountain ot Siloam, at, this time.
4 Deux, xviii. 15, 10.
Chap, and from Bethlehem, the town of
VIU- David?" So the opinion of the
multitude was divided concerning
44 him. And some of them were desirous of laying hold of him ; but no one put forth his hands against
4*5 him. So the officers went to the chief priests, and Pharisees; who
46 said unto them, "Why did ye not bring him?" The officers answer
. ed, '' Never man spake like this
41 man." Then the Pharisees replied,
48 " Are ye also deceived? Hath any one of the rulers or of the Phari
49 sees believed on him? But this multitude, who know not the law
50 are accursed." Nicodemua, (the same who came to Jesus by night) who was one of them, saith unto
51 them, " Will our law condemn - this man without first hearing him,
and knowing what he is doing."
52 They answered, "Dost thou also stand up for Galilee? Search, and thou wilt see that the prophet is not to arise out of Galilee."
CHAP. Then Jesus spake again unto
VI1L them, saying. "I am the light of
jfesus jus- the world. He who cometh to me
tifies his wjjj nQt walk in (larknesS, but wiH
have the light of life." Upon this
13 the Pharisees said unto him, '' Thou bearest testimony to thyself ; thy testimony is not worthy
14 to be considered as true." Jesus answered, "Though I do bear testimony to myself, this testimony is true, that I know whence I came, and whither I am going: but ye know not whence I come, and
15 whither I go. Ye judge according to the flesh, from prejudice and
16 passion. I judge ' no one. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true, because it is not 1 alone that judge,
.. but I, and the Father who sent me. ., 17 And indeed it is written in your Deut. Jaw, that the testimony of two men xix. ij. -g true, I bear testimony to my
1 By my own authority. • By attending to the proofs of the divine commission of Jesus, they would have be
self, and my Father, whose evi- CHAP. dence is preferable to that of any'
number nf men, beareth testimo- 18
Then said Jesus to them again, 21 "I am going, and ye will seek me, Vicious but it will be in vain, for ye will ap^TMa! die in your sins; for whither I am men from going, ye cannot come." Then beiievios. the Jews said, "Will he kill him- 22 self? because he saith, 'Whither I am going, ye cannot come!" And he said unto them, "Ye are 23 from below, I am from above i ye are of this world, I am not of this world. Therefore I said unto 24 you, Ye will die in your sins; for if ye believe not, that I am 3 he, ye will die in your sins." Then 25 they said unto him, '' Who art thou?" Jesus said unto them,28 "Even what I told you at first. I have many things to say of you, and to condemn in you, but the Father who sent me, and to whom I must leave you, is a true judge, and I speak to the world those things only which I heard from him." But they knew not what 21 he meant by the Father. Jesus it said further unto them, "When ye have set the son of man on high,; then ye will know that I am lie, and that I do nothing of myself, but speak what my Father taught me; and that he who sent me is with me. The Father hath not left 29 me alone ; because I always do those things which please him."
As he spake these words, many 30
lieved what he said of the Father, a The Christ.
Reply to the bout of heing descended from Abraham.
believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews, who believed on him, "If ye continue in my word, then ye are truly my disciples, and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Some answered, "We are Abraham's race, and were never slaves to any one, how dost thou mean then, that we shall be free }" Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, every one who committeth sin is a slave of sin. Now the slave abideth not in the house for a continuance, as part of the family, but the son does abide for a continuance. If therefore the son shall make you free, ye will be free indeed. I know ye are the race of Abraham; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak what I have seen with my Father, and ye also do what ye have heard from your Father." They answered, "Abraham is our Father." Jesus saith unto them, "If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye are seeking to kill me, a man who have spoken to you the truth, which I have heard from God: Abraham did not act thus. Ye do the works of your Father." Then said they unto him, "We are not a spurious idolatrous race; besides Abraham our earthly Father, we have one Father, even God."
Jesus said unto them, *« If God were your Father, ye would have loved me, because I came forth from God; for I am not come of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my discourse? Because ye cannot bear to listen to my doctrine. The devil is your Father, and ye willingly perform the desires of your Father. He
* Alluding to the history of Cain, Gen. Iv. 8, p, who was both a man-slayer and a Vat, an enemy of goodness, a false accuser
was a ' man-slayer from the first,
"Now 1 seek not my own glory ; 50 there is one who seeketh it, and willshow? h.'s punish. Verily, verily, I say unto TMf£b°"*r you, if any one keep my words, ham ,, he shall never see*death." Then 52 said the Jews unto him, "Now we know that thou hast a demon; Abraham and the prophets died; yet thou sayest, if a man keep my words, he will never taste of death. Art thou greater than Abraham our 53 Father who died, or than the prophets who also died: whom makest"thou thyself?" Jesus answer-54 ed, "If I give glory to myself, my glory is nothing; it is the Father, who giveth me glory, whom ye affirm to be your God, though ye know him not; but I know him, 55 and if I say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar; but I do know him, and keep his word. Your Father Abraham earnestly 56 longed to see this my day, and he 3 saw it, and was glad." Then 57 said the Jews to him, "Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham I" Jesus saith 58 unto them, " Verily, verily, I say
of his brother, br a devil.
• After he has been raised from the grave. 3 In the promise made to him, Gen. xii. 3.
unto you, Before Abraham was born, ' 1 am he." Then they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus screened himself by passing through the midst of them, and so' went out of the temple.
As lie was passing along, he saw a man who had been blind from 'his birth. And the disciples asked Jesus, saying, " Master, who sinned, this man, or his parent*, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, " He was born blind, neither for his own sin, not that of his parents; but that the works of God might be manifested in him. I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day, for night is coming, when no man can work. While I am in the world, I am a light to the world." When he had said this, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, "Go wash thine eyes in the pool of Siloam (which means, Sent)." He went therefore, and washed himself and came seeing. Upon this, the neighbours, and they who bad seen him before, when he used to beg, said, "Is not this he, that used to sit begging?" Some said, "It is he;" others said, "It is like him;" but he said himself, " I am he." Then they said unto him, "How were thine eyes opened?" He answered, "A man, called Jesus, made clay, and anointed mine eyes with it, and said unto me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash thine eves; and I went, and washed myself, and received sight." Then they said unto him, " Where is that wan?" He saitb, "I do not know."
Then they bring to the Pharisees him that had been blind. Now it was a Sabbath-day, on which Jesus had made the clay, and opened
his eyes; and the Pharisees also asked him the same question that had been put to him before, and he said unto them, "He put clay on mine eyes, and I washed them, and now see." Wherefore some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, because he keepeth not the Sabbath." Others said," How can a sinner do such miracles?" And there was a division among them.
They said unto the blind man again, <l What sayest thou of him, since he hath opened thine eyes." He said,'" That he is a prophet." But the Jews would not believe, that he had been blind, and received his sight, till they had called his parents, and asked them, saying, "If this be your son, who ye say was born blind, how doth he now see?" His parents answered, " We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind ; but by what means he now seeth, we know not, or who opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age, ask him ; he will speak for himself." His parents spake thus, because they feared the Jews ; for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed Jesus to be the Christ, he should be forbidden the synagogue. Therefore, said his parents, " He is of age, ask him."
The Pharisees called a second time the man who had been blind; and said unto him, "Gire God the praise. We know that this man is a sinner." The man answered, "I do not know that he is a sinner. One thing I know, that I was blind once, but now I see." And they said to him again, "What did he to thee? How did he open thine eyes:" He answered them, "I have told you already, but you did not regard me. Why do ye wish to hear it again? Would ye also be
as are h;s
The man answers the Pb.uisees very sensibly, and honestly l
who is examined by the Pharisees.
1 His mission was ordained before Abraham.
CHAP, his disciples?" Then they reviled him, and said, "Thou mayest be
28 his disciple, but we are disciples of
29 Moses. We know that God spake to Moses; but we do not know
30 whence this man came." The man answered, "In this now is a wonderful thing, that ye know not Xvhence he came, though he hath
31 opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners, but if any man be a worshipper of God and do his will, him he heareth.
32 Never was it heard yet, that any one opened the eyes of a man born
33 blind. If he were not from God, he could have done no such thing."
34 They replied, "Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou
35 teach us?" And they sent him away with contempt.
36 Jesus heard that they had sent lelicves him away, with contempt, and thTchrist!wnen he met with him, he said unto him, "Dost thou believe in the son of God!" He answered, *' Who is he, Sir, that I may believe in him?" Jesus said unto
37 him, *e It is he whom thou both , seest, and nearest talking with
38 thee." Then the man said, " Sir, I believe," and he did Jesus obei
39 sance. Then Jesus said, "For displaying the just judgment of God, am I come into this world, that they who see not, being plain and good persons, may see the truth, and that those who see, being learned and wicked, may be
40 come blind." And some of the Pharisees who were with him, hearing this, said unto him, " Are we
41 then blind?" Jesus said unto them, " If ye were unavoidably blind, ye would have had no sin; but since ye say, we see, therefore your sin remaineth."
Cf'AP," As ye Pharisees think yourselves true shepherds, admitting
'Sincere, well disposed persons.
whom ye will into your fold, and Chap. excluding whom ye will, hear this parable, "Verily, verily, I say un- A true to you, he who goeth not into the Jj^JjjS sheep-fold by the door, but climb- b>, a p'eth up some other way, the same rabl«is a thief, and a murderer. But he 2 who goeth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him 3 the porter openeth, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. Arid when he hath 4 brought his own sheep out, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him ; for they know his voice. But a stranger they will not follow, 5 but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers." This parable Jesus spake unto 6 them, but they understood not what he said.
Then said Jesus unto them in ex- 7 plana'lion of the parable, " Verilv, Je8us «• verily I say unto you, I am this ^shep" door of the sheep. All that have come in my name are thieves, and 8 murderers, but the ' sheep did not hear them. I am the door. By 9 me if any sheep enter, it will be safe, and may go in and out, and find a pasture. The thief cometh 16/ only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that the sheep may have life, and abundance of alj good things. I am the good shep- 11 herd, the good shepherd exposcth his life for the sheep. But when 12 he who is not the shepherd, nor the owner of the sheep, but a hireling, seeth the wolf coming, he leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf seizeth and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, be- 13 cause he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good 14 shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known by them as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Fa- 15
1 True spiritual food.