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because of thy report: for we ourselves have heard him, and know that this is indeed [the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” 43 Now after the two days he departed thence, and went 44 into Galilee. For Jesus himself declared that a pro45 phet hath no honour in his own country. So when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things which he did in Jerusalem at 46 the feast: for they also had gone to the feast. So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was one of the king's household, 47 whose son was sick at Capernaum. This man, when he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, went to him, and besought [him] that he would come down and cure his son : for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said unto him, “ Unless ye see signs and 49 wonders, ye will not believe.” He of the king's household saith unto him, “Sir, come down, before my child 50 die.” Jesus saith unto him, “Depart, thy son liveth.” And the man believed the words which Jesus had spoken 51 unto him, and departed. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, “ Thy son 52 liveth.” Then he inquired of them the hour when his son began to amend. And they said unto him, “Yester53 day, at the seventh hour, the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the very hour, in which Jesus had said unto him, “Thy son liveth.” And himself be54 lieved, and his whole house. This second miracle Jesus did, when he had come out of Judea into Galilee. Ch. v. AFTER these things there was a feast of the Jews; 2 and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem, by the sheep-gate, a pool, which is called in the 3 Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a [great] multitude of infirm persons, of blind, lame, 4 withered, [looking for the moving of the water. For at a certain season an angel went down into the pool, and
troubled the water: whosoever therefore went in first, after the troubling of the water, was made well, whatever disease he had "..] And a certain man was there, that had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time afflicted, he saith unto him, “ Dost thou desire to be made well ?” The infirm man answered him, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another goeth down before me.” Jesus saith unto him, “Rise, take up thy couch and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, and took up his couch, and walked. Now on that day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, “It is the sabbath: it is not lawful for thee to take up thy couch.” He answered them, “ He who made me well, himself said unto me, ‘Take up thy couch, and walk.’” Then they asked him, “What man is that who said unto thee, ‘Take up thy couch, and walk?’” But he that was cured knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus meeteth with him in the temple, and said unto him, “Behold, thou art made well: sin no more, lest some worse thing befal thee.” The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. And for this the Jews persecuted Jesus, t because he had done these things on the sabbath. But Jesus said unto them, “My Father worketh until now ; and I also work.” Wherefore for this the Jews sought the more to kill him; because he * The words in Italics are wanting in the Vatican and Ephrem manuscripts, and the fourth verse is omitted in the Cambridge MS. In others they are marked as doubtful, and are probably spurious. See Griesbach. It might possibly be a small medicinal spring, which flowed more copiously at some times than at others, and might flow into a bath or basin capable of receiving only one person at a time. It is not mentioned by Josephus. “The sanative quality of the waters might, in popular estimation, be extended and magnified.” See Newcome. The passage is rejected as spurious by Semler,
Michaelis, and Marsh. See Marsh's Michaelis, vol. i. p. 293. 507; vol. ii. p. 732. + and sought to slay him, R. T.
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not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself like God. Jesus therefore spake and said unto them, “Verily verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself; but what he seeth the Father do: for what things the Father doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner. For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things which he himself doeth: and he will show him greater works than these, so that ye will wonder. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and giveth them life; so the Son likewise giveth life to whom he will. For neither doth the Father judge any man: but hath committed all judgement to the Son; that all may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father who sent him. Verily verily I say unto you, He that hearkeneth to my words, and believeth in him who sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but passeth from death to life. Verily verily I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son also to have life in himself: and he hath given him authority to exercise judgement also, because he is the Son of man *. Wonder not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the graves + shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
Of myself I can do nothing : as I hear, Ijudge: and my
judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but
the will of him who sent met.
There is another who beareth witness of me; and I know
that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye 34 sent unto John, and he bare witness to the truth. Yet I receive not witness from man: but I say these things, 35 that ye may be saved. He was that burning and shining lamp : but ye chose to rejoice for a short time only in his 36 light *. But I have greater witness than that of John : for the works which the Father hath given me to perform, these works which I do, bear witness of me that the Fa37 ther hath sent me. And the Father himself, who sent me, hath borne witness of me. Have ye never heard his 38 voice, nor seen his form? And have ye not his word. abiding among you, that on him whom he hath sent, ye believe not#2 39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think that ye 40 have everlasting life: and they bear witness of me: and yet ye are not willing to come unto me, that ye may have life. 41 “I receive not honour from men: but I know you, 43 that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and yet ye receive me not : if another 44 shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, who receive honour from one another, and seek not the honour which cometh from the only 45 God? Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye 46 trust. For if ye had believed Moses, ye would have be47 lieved me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how will ye believe my words?” Ch. vi. AFTER these things Jesus went over the lake of Ga2 lilee, which is the lake of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles which 3 he did on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up
* a son of man, Wakefield. + sepulchres, N. I of the Father who sent me, R.T. .
* “and ye were willing to rejoice for a time in his light,” N. See Wakefield.
+ “Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. And ye have not his word abiding in you : for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.” N. See Theol. Repos. vol. i. p. 55, and Campbell in loc. Our Lord alludes to the descent of the spirit upon him in a corporeal form, which was a public desiguation of him to his office, sh. i. 32—34.
a mountain, and sat there with his disciplcs. Now the passover (a feast of the Jews) was nigh". When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw that a great multitude was coming to him, he saith to Philip, “Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” (Now he said this to try him : for he himself knew what he was about to do.) Philip answered him, “Bread, worth two hundred denarii, is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, “There is a child here, that hath five barley-loaves, and two fishes: but what are they among so many ” And Jesus said, “Make the men placet themselves on the ground.” (Now there was much grass in the place.) So the men placed themselves on the ground, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and, when he had given thanks, he distributed [to the disciples, and the disciples] to those that were on the ground: and in like manner of the fishes, as much as they would. And when they were filled, he saith to his disciples, “Gather the fragments which remain, that nothing be lost.” They therefore gathered them, and filled twelve panniers with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained to those that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle which Jesus did, said, “This is in truth that prophet who was to come into the world.” When Jesus therefore perceived that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him a king, he withdrew [again] to a mountain himself alone. And when evening came, his disciples went down to the lake; and entered into a ship, and went over the lake toward Capernaum. And it was now dark; and Jesus
* This verse is found in all the MSS. which have been collated. But it is introduced without any connexion with the context, nor does it appear that our Lord attended this passover at Jerusalem. Bishop Pearce therefore thinks that the whole verse is spurious, and Vossius, Mann, and Priestley reject the word passover. + Gr, recline, or lie down.