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Chap, ment, took a towel, and girt himxm" self with it. After this he poureth

5 water into a bason, and began to wash the feet of his disciples, and to wipe them with the towel with which he had girded himself.

6 When he cometh to Simon Peter, Simon saith unto him, " Master, art thou going to wash my feet."

1 Jesus answered, "Thou knowest not the esign of what I am doing now, but thou will know, when I

8 have done." Peter saith unto him, "Thou shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "If 'I wash thee not, thou hast no part

9 with me." Simon Peter saith unto him, *• Master, not my feet only, but my hands also, and mv head."

10 Jesus saith unto him, " He who ahath bathed himself needeth only to wash his 'feet, because he is clean all over; so are ye clean,

11 but not all ofj/ou." For he knew who was going to deliver him up; therefore he said, " Ye are not all clean"

12 So, after washing their feet, and j": putting on his garments, he saith ,,'y a'nud" unto them, " Consider what I have face*, been doing for you. Ye call me '' . Teacher, and Master! and ye say

14 well; for so I am. If I, then, your Master and Teacher, have washed

15 your feet/ ye ought also to wash one another's feet ; for I have given you an example, that ye may do

16 as I have done unto you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor an apostle greater than he who sent

H him. If ye know these things,

13 happy are ye if ye do them. I speak not of you all, I know whom

* 1 have chosen; but so the scripture is fulfilled, '• He that eateth

* Purify thee by my doctrine and example.

* Heartily and sincerely embraced my religion.

8 Guard against such sins as bis peculiar

bread with me hath lifted up his CHAP, heel against me." I tell you before *IU" this cometh to pass, that when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say 20 unto you, whoso receiveth him whom 1 send, receiveth me; and whoso receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me."

After Jesus had said these things, 21 he was troubled within himself, and informs declared, saying, « Verily, verily, ^"/dt I say unto you, one of you will de- i£Ver him liver me up." Then the disciples °p, looked on one another, doubting of whom he spake. Now that disciple 23 whom Jesus loved had placed himself at the bosom of Jesus; to him, 24 therefore, Simon Peter beckoned, that he should ask Jesus whom he meant. Then he who was placed 25 at the bosom of Jesus, saith unto him, " 4Master, which is it?" Jesus answereth, " It is he to 26 whom I shall give the piece that I am going to dip." Then he dipt in the piece, and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son oj Simon. And 27 after receiving the piece, Satan entered into him. Then saith Jesus unto him, "What thou meanest to do, do immediately." (Now no one at the table except John, 28 knew for what he said this unto him. Some thought, that as Judas 29 kept the purse, Jesus had said to him, "Buy what we want for the festival;" or had told him to give something to the poor.) Accord- 30 ingly as soon as he received the piece, he went out; and it was night.

So wheh he,was gone out, Jesus Mutual saith, »« Now hath the son of man j"TM^ been glorified, and God been glo- up0n the rifled in him, since God hath been dweipUj.

temper, or the infirmity of his nature, may be likely to draw him into.

4 John asked, and Jesus replied in a low, voice.

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CHAP, glorified in him, he will also receive i

X1' glory of 'himself from God, and

33 will *immediately receive it. Little

children, but a little time longer

shall 1 be with you. Ye will seek

me, and as I told the Jews, I tell

you also, whither I am going, ye

Stye cannot 'come. Now I give

a new commandment to you about

loving one another; that as I loved

35 you, ye also love one another. By this will all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love to one another."

36 Simon Peter saith unto him, "Master, " Whither art thou going?" Jesus answered, "Whither I am going, thou can'st not accompany me now, but thou wilt fol

37 low me afterwards." Peter saith unto him, " Master, why cannot I go with thee now? I will lay

33 down my life for thy sake." Jesus answered, " Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, the cock will not crow, until thou hast denied me thrice."

*" Let not your heart be troubled at the mention of my death. Believe in God; believe in me also. In my Father's house are many mansions, for his different

3 servants. Behold! I tell you, I am going to prepare a place for you; and when I have been to prepare a place for you, I will * come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am ye may be also.

4 And whither I am going ye know;

5 and the way ye know." Thomas saith unto him, " Master, we know not whither thou art going; and how can we know the way?"

* In his own person.

* By the proofs attending his death, of his being the son of God,orthe true Messiah.

3 At present.

4 Chapters xiv. xv. xvi. are addressed to the eleven apostles. Judas Iscariot was not present.

1 In the descent of the holy spirit.



Jesus comfurls his disciples J

Jesus saith unto him, " I am the
way of truth and life; no one
comcth to the Father, but through
me. If ye had known me, ye 1
would have known my Father
also; and ye very soon will know
him, and see6 him." Philip saith 8
unto him, " Master, show us the
Father, and we will be satisfied."
Jesus saith unto him, " Have I 9
been so long with you, and dost
thou not know me, Philip? He
who sccth me, sceth the Father ! 10
Why then dost thou say, show
us the Father? Believest thou
not that I am in the Father, and
the Father in me; the words
which I speak to you, I speak
not from myself, but my Father
speaketh them; the works also
which I perform, the Father,
who is in me, doeth. Believe me, 11
when I say that I am in the
Father, and the Father in me:
if not, believe me for the sake
of the works themselves. Ve-12
rily, I say unto you, he who
believeth on me will not only
do these works which I do,
but will do 7 greater works than
these, because I am going to my 13
Father; and 8 whatsoever ye ask
in my name, that I will do. What- 14
soever I say ye shall ask in my
name, so that the Father may be
glorified in the son, I will do it.

"If ye love me, keep my com- 15 mandments ; and I will ask the Fa- by promises ther, and he will give you another o{.*" huly

» '& . i r spirit;

advocate to continue with you tor
life; even the spirit of truth, whom n
the world will not receive, because
it discerneth him not, nor knoweth
him; but ye will know him, because


'In a clear and striking manifestation of his power and goodness, in the extraordinary gifts of his spirit.

'Miracles that will enable you to make a much greater number of converts than I have done.

8 Such gifts of the spirit as God gave Christ the power of bestowing.

Chap, he will abide with you, and be in

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you. I will not leave you orphans,

18 I will come unto you in a little

19 time; and though the world will no longer discern me, ye will discern that I live, and that ye will

20 live also. In that ' day ye will be convinced that I am in my Father,

21 and ye in me, and I in vou. Whoso hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is who loveth me; and he who loveth me,will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and manifest myself to him."

22 Judas (not Iscariot) saith unto repeated him, "Master, how is it that thou ^and will soon manifest thyself to us,

and not to the world." Jesus an

23 swered, " If any one love me, he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and take up our * abode

24 with him. He who loveth me not, keepeth not my words, though indeed the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent

25 me. Thus far have I spoken to you, whilst I continue with you;

26 but the holy spirit, the advocate which the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things necessary for you to know, and remind you of whatsoever I have told you.

27 •* Peace I leave with you, my Givesthem peace I give unto you; though I

"s" give not unto you such peace as the world giveth, let not your heart be

28 troubled, nor dismayed. Ye heard what I was saying to you: I am going, but I shall come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced at this, because I am going to the Father; for the Father is

29 greater than I. And now, I tell you before it come to pass, that

1 When you receive the spirit of God.

* Which will appear in the abundance of spiritual gifts which he shall possess.

3 Meaning himself, so called, because by sending down the spirit, he would cause

his hlessing,

when it is come to pass, ye may believe. I will not say much more unto you now, for the3 ruler of this world is coming, and I have nothing now to do; but to convince the world by my death, that I love the Father, and do as he commanded me. Arise ; let us go hence.

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch of mine which beareth no fruit, he will take away ; but every branch which beareth fruit he will prune, that it may bear more fruit. Ye are now like pruned branches, because of the words which I have spoken unto you. Continue therefore in me, and I will continue in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit, unless it continue on the vine, so cannot ye, unless ye continue in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He who continueth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit; but separated from me, ye can bear no fruit at all. Whosoever continueth not in me, will be thrown away like a withered branch, and such are gathered together, and cast into a lire to be burned. If ye continue in me, and my words continue in you, whatsoever ye shall 4 ask, will be done for you. This is the will of my Father, that ye bear much fruit, and be my disciples. As the Father loved me, I also loved you: continue in my love. By keeping my commandments, ye will continue in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments, and there~ by continue in his love."

"These things I have spoken unto you, that the joy which I have of you may continue, and that your joy may be complete.




The close union between Christ, and his disciples.

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Enjoins love from his own example.

his religion to rule, and triumph over great part of the world.

4 In the name of Christ, or for the sake of promoting his religion.


Warns rhem of tl'e hatred or the world, at

CHAP. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved

13 you. No one can show his love more, than by laying down his life

14 for his friends. Ye will be my friends, if ye do what I command

15 you. I no more call you servants, for the servant knoweth not what his master is doing; but 1 call you friends, because 1 have made known to you all that I have heard from

16 my Father. Ye chose not me, but I chose you, and placed you on the vme, that you may go on bearing fruit, and this fruit may continue, that whatsoever yc shall ask the Father in my name, he may give it you.

"These things I again command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, consider that it hated me before it hated

you. If ye had been of the world, whichtheythewory would have loved itg

were not .

to wonder, own ; but because ye are not ot the

19 world, but I chose you for myself, out of the world, therefore the world

20 hateth yen. Remember the words which I said unto you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also, as on the contrary, if any have kept my words,

21 they will also keep your's.' But they will do all these things unto you, hating and -persecuting you, on account of my name, because they know not him who sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they would not have had sin to such a degree as they now have; but now they have no excuse for

23 their sin. He who hateth me,

24 hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them such works as no other ever did, they would not have had sin ; but now, though they have seen my works, they hate

1 Mranirg the volume which contains the law, and other sacred writings.

• For their sin, in denying the righte

both me and my Father. But thus is fulfilled the saying written in their 'law. "They hated me without a cause." Now, when the advocate is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the spirit of truth which shall proceed from the Father, he will be a witness to me ; and ye also are witnesses, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

"These things have I spoken unto you, that ye may not fall off from me. They will drive you from their synagogues; yea a time is coming, when whosoever killeth vou, will think that he offereth a religious service unto God. Now, these things they will do unto you, because they know neither the Father, nor me. But I have spoken these things unto you, that when the time is come, ye may remember that I told you of them; but I did not tell you of them before, because I was with you, and could occasionally teach, comfort, and support you, but now I am going to him who sent me. Yet none of you asketh me, 'Whither art thou going?' but because I say these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your hearts.

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go away ; for if I go not away, the advocate will not come unto you, but if I do go, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will * reprove the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning justice. Concerning sin, because they believe not in me; concerning righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and ye see me no more; concerning justice, because the prince of this world is inijuilomly condemn

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ed. I have still many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now; but when the advocate is come, even the spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will explain to you things now coming to pass. He will glorify me ; for he will receive of mine, and declare it unto you. All that the Father hath is mine, by his permission, and to use to his glory, therefore I said, he will receive of mine, and declare it unto you. A little while, and ye will not see me, and again a little while, and ye will see me, because 1 1 go to the Father."

Upon this, some of his disciples said to each other, "What is this, that he is telling us? 'A little while, and ye will not see me, and again a little while, and ye will see me, and because I am going to the Father." Then they said, " We know not what this little while, of which he speaks, carimean." Upon this, Jesus knowing that they were desirous to ask him, said unto them, "Are ye debating among yourselves about what I said. ' A little while and ye will not see me, and again a little while, and ye will see me.' Verily, verily, 1 say unto you, ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and ye will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. A woman in labour hath sorrow, because her hour is come, but when she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world; thus ye have sorrow now, but when 1* see you again, your heart will re

"After my resurrection.

* At the time when they should receive tlie spirit.

* In'genera), and less distinct expressions.

* The time of the spirit's being given.

joice, and your joy rio one will take from you. And in that day, ye will have no need to ask me any thing,/br verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask and ye will receive, so as to have your joy com plete.

"These things have I spoken unto you in J dark speeches: a .* time however is coming, when I will no longer speak to yon in dark speeches, but will tell you plainly of the Father. In that day ye will ask in my name, and I do not say that I will ask the Father for you, that will not be. requisite; for the Father himself loveth you, because ye love me, and believe that I came from God. I came forth from the Father,and am come into the world; again I leave the world, and go to the Father." His disciples say unto him," Lo! now thou speakest plainh/, without any dark speech at all. Now we are sure that thou5knowest all things, and there is no 6 need that any one should ask thee again. By this we believe that thou earnest forth from God."

Jesus answered them, "Do ye now believe? Behold! a time is coming, yea is now at hand, that ye will each go your own way, and leave me alone ; though I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace: in the world ye will have affliction ;butbeofgood courage, I have overcome the world."

After Jesus had spoken these things, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour

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5 Because our Lord showed a knowledge of their private discourse ; ver. 17, 18, 19.

6 They were now satisfied, both of his divine commiyion, and his future glory.'

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