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c. iii. 14; xii. 32.
Rom. vi. 14–20.
16 I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he who sent me is true; and the words which I have heard from him, I speak to the world: 17 they understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 18 Then said Jesus, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, ye will then know that I am he ; and that I do nothing of myself, but that I speak these words as my Father hath taught me : 19 and he who sent me, is with me ; he hath not left me alone: for, I do always the things that are pleasing to him. 20 As he spake these words, many believed on him : 21 then said Jesus to the Jews that believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ye are truly my disciples; 22 and ye will know the truth, and the truth will make you free : 23 they answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and were never in servitude to any one: how sayest thou, Ye will be made free ? 24 Jesusanswered them,Verily, verily, I tell you, That every one who committeth sin, is the servant of sin: 25 and the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the Son abideth for ever: 26 if, therefore, the Son make you free, ye will be free indeed.
27 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you : 28 I speak that which I have seen with my Father; and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 29 They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father: 30 Jesus saith to them, If ye were children of Abraham, ye would do the works of Abraham ; 31 but, now, ye seek to kill me, a man who hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God; this, Abraham had not done: ye do the deeds of your father: 32 they said to him, We were not begotten of fornication; we have one Father, even God : 33 he said to them, If God were your Father, ye would love me ; for I went forth and am come from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent Ine : 34 why understand ye not my speech 2 even because ye cannot receive my word : 35 ye are from your father, the devil; and ye will do the lusts of your father: 36 he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him; when he speaketh, he speaketh from his own, that which is false: for he is a liar, and the father of falsehood: 37 and ye believe me not, because I speak the truth. 38 Which of you convicteth me of error? and if I speak the truth, why do ye not believe me? 39 he who is from God, heareth God's words; ye, therefore, hear them not, because ye are not from God. 40 The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not rightly that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 41 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me: 42 but I seek not my own glory: there is one who seeketh it, and judgeth: 43 verily, verily, I tell you, If any one keep my word, he will never see death: 44 the Jews said to him, Now we know that thou hast a devil: Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he will never see death : 45 art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead : whom makest thou thyself? 46 Jesus answered, If I only honour myself, my honour is nothing; it is my Father that honoureth me, of whom ye say, that he is your God: 47 yet ye have not known
him : but I know him; and if I say, I know him not, I shall be a liar, like to you : but I know him, and keep his word: 48 your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad: 49 then said the Jews to him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham : 50 Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I tell you, Before Abraham was, I am : 51 then they took up stones to cast at him; but Jesus was hidden from them, and went out of the temple going through the midst of them, and so passed on.
CHAPTER IX. AND as he passed on, he
saw a man blind from his birth : 2 and his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be manifested in him: 4 we must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no one can work: 5 whilst I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and
made clay with the spittle, and put the clay on his eyes: 7 and he said to him, Go,
wash in the pool of Siloam,
(which is interpreted, Sent). 8 He went away seeing: the neighbours, therefore, and they who before had seen that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that sat and begged ? 9 some said, This is he: others said, Nay, but he is like him: but he said, I am he 10 they said to him, therefore, How were thine eyes opened 2 11 he answered, A man, called Jesus, made clay and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and as I went to wash, I saw : 12 then they said to him, Where is he? he said, I know not. 13 They brought to the Pharisees him, who before was blind : 14 and it was a sabbath day, when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes: 15 then the Pharisees also again asked him, how he saw? he said.to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see: 16 then said some of the Pharisees, This man is not from God, for he keepeth not the sabbath: others said, How can a man that is a sinner do
such miracles? and there was a division among them : 17 they say, therefore, again to the blind man, What sayest thou of him, because he hath opened thine eyes? he said, That he is a prophet. 18 But the Jews did not believe, concerning him, that he had been blind and now saw, until they called the parents of him who had received sight: 19 and they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind 2 how then doth he now see? 20 his parents answered and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but, how he now seeth, we know not, or who opened his eyes, we know not : he is of age; ask him: he shall speak concerning himself: 22 these words his parents
said, because they feared the
Jews: for the Jews had already agreed together, that if any one confessed him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue : 23 therefore his parents said, He is of age; ask him. 24 Then they called a second time the man that had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner: 25 he answered, therefore, Whether he be a sinner, I know not; one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, I now See : 26 they said to him again, What did he to thee 2 how opened he thine eyes? 27 he answered them, I have told you already, and ye hearkened not: why then do ye wish to hear again? will ye also be his disciples? 28 and they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples: 29 we know that God spake to Moses; but as for this man, we know not from whence he is : 30 the man answered and said to them, Truly, in this is something marvellous; that ye know not from whence he is, although he hath opened my eyes: 31 we know that God heareth not sinners; but, if any one is a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth : 32 since the world began it hath not been heard, that any one hath opened the eyes of one born blind : 33 if this man were not from God, he could not do any thing : 34 they answered and said to him, Thou wast altogether begotten in sins, and dost thou teach us? and they cast him Out. 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he
had found him, he said to him, Believest thou on the Son of God? 36 he answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him 2 37 Jesus said to him, Thou hast both seen him, and he who talketh with thee, is he . 38 and he said, Lord, I believe! and he worshipped him: 39 and Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world; that they who see not, may see, and that they who see, may be made blind : 40 some of the Pharisees that were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we also blind? 41 Jesus said to them, If ye were blind, ye would not have sin; but, now ye say, We see, your sin remaineth.
4 and when he hath put out all his own, he goeth before them ; and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice: 5 but a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable Jesus spake to them; but they understood not what the words were which he spake to them : 7 then said Jesus to them again, Verily, verily, I tell you, I am the Door of the sheep : 8 all who come before me, the Door, are thieves and robbers; but the sheep hearken not to them : I am the Door: 9 if any one enter through me, he will be saved ; and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture: 10 the thief cometh only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come, that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly. 11 I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep; 12 but, he that is an hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep and fleeth, and the wolf seizeth and scattereth them, 13 because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the Good Shepherd; and I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knoweth me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep:
15 and other sheep I have, The Gentles.
which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they will hearken to my voice; and they shall be One Flock, and One Shepherd. 16 Therefore my Father loveth me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again: 17 no one taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself: I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again : this charge I have received from my Father. 18 There was again a division among the Jews, on account of these words: 19 and many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hearken ye to him 2 20 others said, These are not the words of one that hath a devil: can a devil open the eyes of the blind? 21 It was then the feast of the dedication, in Jerusalem: it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch : 22 then the Jews gathered round him, and said to him, How long keepest thou our soul in suspense ? tell us