The Enhanced Johannine Record

John Un-shuffled

1. John 1:1-3:13

2. John 3:31-36

3. John 3:14-30

4. John 4:1-12:36a

5. John 12:44-50

6. John 12:36b-14:24

7. John 15:1-16:33

8. John 14:25-31

9. John 17:1-21:25

1:1 In eternity was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 This One was with God in eternity. 3 All came into existence by means of him; and apart from him not one came into existence who exists that has been created. 4 In him was life; and that life was the Light of humanity. 5 And that Light was shining in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 Now there came a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 This one came as a witness in order that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, so that all might believe by means of Him. 8 That one was not the Light, but was sent so that he might bear testimony concerning the Light. 9 The Light was the Truth which was illuminating every individual coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into existence by means of him, yet the world knew him not. 11 He came along side to his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him inside, to them he gave prerogative, privilege and ability to become children/offspring of God — to those faithing into his Name: 13 who were begotten/born not of a particular bloodline, nor of a fleshly inclination, nor of human resolve, but of God. 14 And the Word made himself flesh, and dwelt in a temporal body among us, and we discerned with our eyes his glory — a glory as only begotten by the Father, abundantly full of grace and truth.

15 And in the summer of A.D. 26, John bore witness concerning him and cried out, saying, “This is the One of whom I say ‘the One coming after me has previously existed with the present result that he predates me, for he was prior to me.’”

16 And out of his fullness/abundance we all received: even grace in correspondence to/answering to/over against, grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses: grace and the truth came into existence through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever yet at any time really comprehended/grasped/understood God: the only begotten Son, the One being in the bosom of the Father, that One has revealed him and made him known.

19 And this was the testimony of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem in order that they might ask him, ‘Who are you?’ 20 He frankly avowed, and did not deny nor refuse them answer; he confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said in humility, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet Moses spoke of?” And he answered, “No.” 22 Therefore they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may provide an answer to those interested in sending us forth? What do you have to say for yourself?” 23 He said, “I am a voice crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet has said.” 24 And some having been sent from among the Pharisees, 25 they asked him saying to him, “Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Messiah, neither Elijah, neither the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water. But amidst you stands One whom you do not know. 27 It is this One that is coming/following up after me who has been, and existed previous to me — of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the latchet of his sandal.” 28 These things were done in Bethany beyond Jordan where John was baptizing.

29 The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God — the One taking up, carrying away, and obliterating the error, offense and sin of the aggregate of mankind/the world! 30 This is he about whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who has been initially appointed and established ahead of me, and remains so; for he eternally existed prior to me.’ 31 And I did not previously know him from before; but I came baptizing with water for this cause: that he might be personally manifested to Israel” 32 And John bore confirming testimony, saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending out of heaven, like a dove, and it rested upon him. 33 And I did not previously know him from before: but the One that sent me to baptize in water, that One said to me, ‘Upon whomsoever you shall see the Spirit descending and resting, the same is he that baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen, and have borne witness, that this is the Son of God.”

35 Again on the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples; 36 and while watching Jesus walking he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 And the two disciples with him, hearing him speak, went and followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus, noticing them following, turned himself about and said to them, “You are following after me. Why?” And they said to him, “Teacher, you are lodging somewhere. In what place?” 39 He then said to them, “You come, and see.” They went with him therefore, and saw where he was lodging, and they stayed with him the remainder of that day: it was the tenth hour — about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40 One of the two that heard John and followed Jesus, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah, for sure!” 42 He then ushered him in to Jesus. Then Jesus, looking earnestly and searchingly at him with significance, said, “You are Simon, the son of Jonah: you shall be called Cephas.” This is Aramaic for ‘Petros,’ which means Rock, and thus he was therefore called Peter thereafter.

43 On the following day Jesus decided to go forth into Galilee, and he found Philip: and Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida — the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathaniel and said to him, “We have found the One of whom Moses in the Law, and the prophets, did write: Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!” 46 And Nathaniel said to Philip, “Is anyone good, upright and virtuous intrinsically able to be from Nazareth?” And Philip said to him, “Come and see!” 47 And Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and said concerning him, “Behold, an Israelite in whom in fact is no deceit, fraud, contrivance for entrapment, insidious design nor guile!” 48 Then Nathaniel said to him, “From where, initially, do you know me?” Jesus responded and said to him, “Before Philip went to get you, I saw you situated under your fig tree.” 49 Nathaniel answered and said to him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Then Jesus responded and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you underneath the fig tree,’ you are believing? You shall be admitted to witness, observe and see things of greater gravity than this.” 51 And he said to him, “Most certainly I say to you, from this time you will behold and see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending — going up and coming down — in the presence of the Son of man.”

2:1 On the third day that these disciples were with him, there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there, 2 and Jesus also was invited with his disciples to the wedding. 3 And when the wine ran short, his mother said to him, “They have no wine!” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Why involve you and me, lady? My destined period of time is not yet here.” 5 Then his pushy mother said to the servants, “Whatever he is ordering to you all, do it with diligence.” 6 Now there were six water-pots made of stone set there according to the manner of the Jew’s ceremonial purification, containing two or three kegs apiece. 7 Jesus therefore said to the servants, “Fill the water-pots with water.” And they carefully filled them up to the brim. 8 Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and bring it to the concerned director of the feast.” And they brought it. 9 And when the director of the feast tasted the water that had become wine, not knowing from where it came — but the servants having drawn the water knew — the director of the feast called to the bridegroom and said to him, 10 “Every man first sets out the good wine, and when all have become inebriated, then the inferior thereafter. You have kept back/reserved the good wine until now!” 11 Jesus did this first of his signs in Cana of Galilee, and thus manifested his glory; and his disciples placed their confidence in him and committed themselves to him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they stayed there awhile.

13 It was April of the year 27 A.D., and for the first time, in the early part of his Judean ministry, the Passover of the Jews was imminent — falling upon the 11th day; and Jesus for this reason went up to the temple in Jerusalem. 14 And he found, in the court of the Gentiles in the temple, price gougers that sold oxen, sheep and doves — men who sold sacrificial animals to the foreigners at inflated prices, and falsely claimed that the sacrifices other people brought in were defective in order to sell them theirs instead; and also there were currency exchange dealers sitting there — men making money off of the foreigners who came in to buy sacrificial animals: 15 and so having made a whip out of cords, Jesus drove all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the currency dealer’s money, and threw over their tables; 16 and to them that sold the doves he said, “Remove these things from this place! Do not make my Father’s house a house of commerce, merchandise, or profit through deceptive advantage.” 17 His disciples then remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house has consumed me!” 18 The Jews therefore retorted and said to him, “Since you are doing these things, what convincing evidence or proof are you going to be exhibiting to us to demonstrate your authority?” 19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it.” 20 Then the Jews said, “This temple was built in forty six years, and you will raise it in three days?!” 21 But that he spoke was of his body as a temple. 22 When therefore, he was later raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this to the Jews, and they believed the scripture, and this statement which Jesus had made.

23 Now while Jesus was in Jerusalem during the feast of the Passover, many had confidence, believing and trusting into his Name as they beheld the signs, miracles and wonders which he began to do. 24 But Jesus did not reciprocally commit nor entrust himself to them; for he intuitively knew to discern everything. 25 He had no need that anyone should expound concerning man; for he himself understood what was in man — a carnal sin-nature.

3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus: he was a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know for sure that you have come from God as a teacher, for no one is intrinsically able to be doing these extraordinary signs, amazing miracles and remarkable wonders that you are doing except/unless perhaps God be sided with him.” 3 Jesus responded and said to him, “Most certainly I say to you, unless one receives rebirth from above — regeneration — he is not able to be admitted into God’s kingdom.” 4 Confused, Nicodemus said to him, “How is a man able to be reborn being old? He is not able to enter into the womb of his mother and be born a second time.” 5 Jesus answered, “Most certainly I say to you, unless one can be born of Water — even of the Spirit — he is not able to enter into God’s kingdom. 6 That having obtained birth from the flesh is flesh; and that having obtained birth from the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel because I tell you, ‘You all must be reborn from above.’ 8 The wind blows where it wants and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know from where it comes, or where it goes. So is everyone having obtained birth from the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How are these things able to happen?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “You are the teacher of Israel, and you do not comprehend these things?! 11 Most certainly I say to you, we speak what we know to be absolute, and testify concerning what we have seen, and you all are not receiving our testimony. 12 Since I explained earthly things for you all, and you all are not believing, how will you all believe if I perchance tell you all of heavenly things?

13 “No one has ascended into heaven but the One having descended out of heaven — the Son of man who existed in heaven. 31 The One coming from above is over all; the other, being of the earth, of the earth is, and of the earth speaks. The One coming from heaven is over all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one is receiving his testimony. 33 The one receiving his testimony has made a solemn declaration that God is true; 34 for he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God does not ration the Spirit. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 36 The one trusting into the Son has life everlasting; but the one refusing to believe the Son will not be admitted to experience this eternal life, for the wrath of God abides over that one. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent on a pole in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up on a cross: 15 so that everyone trusting into him would not be lost, but can now have life everlasting.”

16 Now our faithful God of provision so lovingly cared for, valued and esteemed the aggregate of mankind, that he consequently gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone faithing into him would not be lost, but can now have life everlasting. 17 For God did not send forth his Son into the world in order to sentence the world, but in order that the world might be rescued by way/means of him. 18 The one faithing into him is not under sentence; but the one not faithing has already been sentenced in advance according to the foreknowledge of God, for he has not faithed into the Name of the only-begotten Son of God with the present result that he is lost. 19 And this is the separation, even crisis of distinction: that the Light, Jesus, has come into the world, but man loved, and invested in, the darkness, more than the Light, for man’s works were pernicious. 20 For everyone habitually committing wickedness detests and abhors the Light, and avoids coming to the Light, so that their works might not be detected and exposed. 21 But the one practicing in accordance with Gospel truth comes to the Light, in order that it might be evident that his deeds/works remain, having been wrought before/in the sight of God.

22 After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judaea, and he stayed there with them and baptized. 23 And John also was baptizing in Anon near Salem because there was much water there: and people came and were baptized by him; 24 for John was there, not yet having been cast into prison. 25 There was therefore a questioning on the part of John’s disciples with Jews about purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he that was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have borne witness, behold, this One baptizes, and all are coming to him!” 27 John answered and said, “A man is not able to receive anything unless it is, having been given to him from Heaven. 28 You yourselves witnessed that I said, “I am not the Messiah,” But that having been sent, I am preceding him. 29 He having the bride is the Bridegroom; but the friend of the Bridegroom, standing and hearing him, rejoices with joy for the voice of the Bridegroom. This, my joy, then, has been fulfilled. 30 That One must increase, but I am to decrease.”

4:1 Now when the Lord then knew that the Pharisees had heard that he was making and baptizing more disciples than John, 2 although Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples were doing it, 3 he left Judaea and departed again to Galilee. 4 And Jesus needed to pass through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph: 6 and Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from his journey, sat as he was by the well. It was about noon — the sixth hour. 7 There then came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 For his disciples were gone away into the town to buy food. 9 The Samaritan woman therefore said to him, “How is it that you, being a Jew, asks a drink from me? I am a Samaritan woman!” For Jews did not associate with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the Gift of God, even Who it is that says to you, “Give me a drink,” you would have asked of him, and he would give you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Lord, you have no vessel, and the well is deep: where then have you ‘living water’? 12 You are not greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us this well and drank out of it: he, and his sons, and his livestock.” 13 Jesus answered and said to her, “All who drink of this water will thirst again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water which I will give, will in no way thirst ever again; for the water which I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up and gushing into life everlasting.” 15 The woman said to him, “Lord, give me this water in order that I thirst not, nor come here to draw.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Go. Call your husband and come back here.” 17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You say correctly, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you’ve had five husbands, and the one who you have now is not your husband. This you have spoken truly.” 19 The woman said to him, “Lord, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain — Mount Gerizim — and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is right to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, there comes a time when you will worship the Father neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. 22 You all know not what you worship because you all have limited truth. We worship what we know since salvation is derived from the Jews as a source. 23 In fact a time comes — and presently exists — when genuine worshipers will worship God as the Father of the Son in Spirit — i.e. in the realm of spirituality as distinguished from outward show and form e.g. in the Spirit, and in Truth — i.e. in sincerity and rightness as distinguished from hypocrisy and error e.g. through the Son; for the Father seeks such as these to worship him — Spirit and Truth being the means of access to the Father through acknowledgment of the co-equality and essential sameness of these three persons (cf. 1:1-3, 14; 5:15-18; 10:27-38; 12:45; 14:6-7, 15-18; 17:1-5; Mt. 11:27; Ph. 2:5-11; 1st Pet. 1:3-5; Rm. 15:5-6; Acts 5:1-6). 24 God is Spirit, and those worshiping him need to worship in Spirit and in Truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming, the One called Christ, and when that One comes, he will declare to us all things.” 26 Jesus then said to her, “I am he that is speaking to you.”

27 And upon this came his disciples; and they marveled that he was speaking with a Samaritan woman; yet no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why do you speak with her?” 28 The woman then left her water-pot, and went away into the town and said to the people, 29 “Come! See a man who told me all things whatsoever I did: is not this One the Messiah?” 30 Then they went out of the town and were coming toward him. 31 In the meanwhile the disciples petitioned him saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat of which you know not.” 33 Then the disciples said to one another, “No one brought him anything to eat!” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is that I may do the will of him that has sent me, and that I may finish his work. 35 Do you not say, “It is yet four months and then the harvest comes?” But I say to you now, behold! Lift up your eyes and look at the fields full of approaching Samaritans, for they are white to harvest already! 36 And the one reaping receives reward, and gathers fruit to life eternal, in order that the one sowing and the one reaping may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One is the one sowing, and another, the one reaping.’ 38 I send you to reap that over which you have not labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

39 And from the town of Sychar many of the Samaritans faithed into him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all things whatsoever I did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more faithed through his word, 42 and they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard him ourselves, and we know absolutely that this one truly is the Savior of the world — the Messiah!”

43 Now after the two days he departed from there and went into Galilee for the start of his Galilean ministry, 44 for Jesus himself had before testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 Then when he had come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast. 46 He came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son lay sick in Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went out to him and asked of him that he would come down and heal his son, for his son was at the point of death. 48 Jesus therefore said to him, “You all can in no way believe unless you see signs and wonders.” 49 The nobleman persisted, saying to him, “Lord, come down lest my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him in compassion, “Go your way. Your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went on his way. 51 And as he was yet going down, his bond-slaves met him saying, “Your child is alive.” 52 So he inquired of them the time when he began to get well. They said therefore to him, “Yesterday, at one, the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at that time in which Jesus said to him, ‘Your son lives.’ And he himself faithed, and his whole household. 54 This again is the second sign that Jesus did in Cana, having come out of Judaea into Galilee.

5:1 After these things was a feast of the Jews celebrating Purim, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 And in Jerusalem by the sheep-gate is a pool having five colonnades, which in Hebrew is called Bethesda. 3 In the colonnades were lying a great multitude of the infirm — those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered — awaiting a moving of the water; 4 for an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pool and agitated the water: whosoever first stepped in in faith after the agitation of the water was made whole of whatsoever disease which he was gripped with. 5 Now there was a certain man there having been in the grip of an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 Seeing this one lying there, and knowing that he had already spent much time there, Jesus said to him, “Do you desire to become whole?” 7 And the infirm one, missing the point, answered him, “Lord, I do not have a man to throw me into the pool when the water is disturbed; for while I am yet coming, another goes down ahead of me.” 8 Jesus then said to him, “Rise. Take up your mat and walk!” 9 And immediately the man became whole, and in obedience took up his mat and walked.

And on that day it was a Sabbath; 10 so the Jews said to the one who had been healed, “It is a Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to lift and carry the mat.” 11 He answered them, “He that made me whole — that One said to me, ‘Lift up your mat and walk.’ 12 Therefore they asked him, “Who is the man who told you, ‘Lift up your mat and walk?’” 13 But he did not know who it was that made him well; for Jesus — a crowd being in that place — had withdrawn. 14 After these things Jesus found him again in the temple, looked him in the eyes and said to him, “Note that you have become whole. Sin no more lest something more severe happens to you.” 15 The man then went away and told the Jews that Jesus is the One who made him whole. 16 Therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him because he did these things on a Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is currently working, so I am working.” 18 Because of this, then, the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath; but also because he called God his own Father — making himself equal to God.

19 Therefore Jesus answered and said to them, “Most certainly I say to you, the Son is not able to do anything from/out of himself as a source, but only what he can see the Father doing. For whatsoever things the Father can do, these same things the Son is doing also. 20 For the Father regards the Son with affection, and is demonstrating to him all the things that he is doing; And he will be teaching him greater works than these in order that you might be astonished. 21 For even as the Father raises up and makes alive the dead, so also the Son makes alive whom he wills. 22 For the Father will not be judging anyone, but he has given all administration of justice to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they are honoring the Father. The one not honoring the Son, is not honoring the Father — the One who sent him. 24 Most certainly I say to you, the one heeding my word, and believing that the Father has sent me, has life everlasting, and comes not into the administration of justice, but has already passed out of spiritual death into spiritual life. 25 Most certainly I say to you, the time has come and currently exists, when the spiritually dead will hear from the voice of the Son of God, and those heeding will live. 26 For even as the Father has life in himself, so gave he to the Son to have life in himself also. 27 And he also gave authority to him to act as judge because he is the Son of man.

28 “Marvel not at this; for a point in time also is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear his voice and will come out; 29 those having always done good as the indicator of their faith into a resurrection of life, and those having always practiced evil as the indicator of their faithlessness into a resurrection of judgment.

30 “I am not able to do anything from/out of myself as a source; as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the One sending me — the Father. 31 If I alone/only am testifying concerning myself, my witness is not worthy of credit. 32 There is another that is bearing testimony concerning me, and I know absolutely that the witness he is deposing concerning me is credible: 33 you have sent to John, and he has consistently borne testimony to the Truth. 34 Yet I need not appropriate that testimony from the man, but I say these things in order that you may be rescued — that is, saved. 35 He was the burning and shining lamp for a time, and you were willing to celebrate for a time in his light. 36 But I have the greater testimony than that of John; for the Father has given me these miraculous works in order that I might bring them to completion. These miraculous works that I am doing testify themselves concerning me that the Father has sent me forth. 37 And with the Father having sent me, he himself has testified concerning me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor have you ever seen his form, 38 and you surely do not have his word abiding in you; for you do not believe the One whom that One sent. 39 You have been searching through the scriptures, because you are presuming that in them you have everlasting life, and even they also are bearing testimony concerning me! 40 Yet you are not desiring to come to me in order that you may have life!

41 “I do not take approbation to myself from man; 42 but I know you already: that you do not have the esteem of God within yourselves. 43 I have come in the Name of my Father and you are not accepting me. If some other one comes in his own name — the great Usurper — you will accept that one! 44 By what means can you believe, when you are receiving approbation from one another, while not even seeking approbation from the only God? 45 Do not be presuming that I will be accusing you to the Father. There is one already accusing you — Moses — in whom you have trusted; 46 for if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, for that one wrote about me. 47 And if you do not believe the writings of that one, how will you ever believe my words?” And having said these words, he left them, and went on his way.

6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, that is, Tiberias, 2 and a great multitude followed him, because they beheld the signs which he did on them that were afflicted. 3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4 And for the second time in his ministry the feast of the Jews called Passover was at hand. It fell upon April 18th of the year A.D. 29. 5 Jesus therefore, lifting up his eyes, and seeing that this great multitude had come to him, said to Philip, “From where will we buy food so that these may eat?” 6 And this he said to test him: for Philip was from Bethsaida and he within himself knew what he was about to do. 7 Philip answered him, “Two hundred dollars worth of food is not sufficient enough for them, even so that each of them may receive a little!” 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9 “There is a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are these to so many?” 10 And Jesus then said, “Make the men sit down.” Now there was much grass in that place, so the men sat down, in number, about five thousand — plus women and children. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those that were sat down; and likewise of the fishes, as much as they wanted. 12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing can be wasted. 13 Therefore they together gathered up and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which remained over of them that had eaten. 14 When therefore, the people saw the sign which he did, they said, “This truly is the Prophet that is to be coming into the world.” 15 And Jesus had perceived in himself that the crowds were about to come and take him by force for to make him king, so he departed again into a mountain by himself.

16 And when evening had come, his disciples went down to the sea 17 and entered into a boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 And the sea arose because of a great wind that blew. 19 So when they had rowed a little over three miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat: and they were afraid. 20 But he said to them, “It is I. Be not afraid.” 21 And they were then willing, therefore, to receive him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

22 On the next day, some of the dismissed multitude was milling about on the other side of the sea, and they perceived that there had been no other boat there but one — that into which his disciples had entered — and that Jesus did not enter into it with his disciples, but that his disciples went away alone. 23 However, there came other boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 When therefore the multitude surmised that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they themselves also got into those other boats and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus.

25 And when they found him on the other side of the sea in a synagogue, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come to be here so that you are presently in this place?” 26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most certainly I say to you that you are all seeking me, not because you attained to a true knowledge and assurance of God, but because you all ate of the loaves of bread, and were all gorged and satiated. 27 Don’t be working for the food that is perishing, but for the food enduring on to the extent of life everlasting which the Son of man will give to you; for God the Father has distinctively marked this One, distinguishing and certifying him with his seal — putting his stamp of approval on him as invested with his character.” 28 Then they said to him, “What should we be doing in order that we might be doing the work of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the performance, process, course of action, and work of God: that you all should yield credence to he whom that One sent forth and put into action.” 30 Then they said to him, “Then what sign are you putting into execution as indicating proof so that we may see and perhaps believe you? What are you engaging in? 31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness as a sign, according as it currently says, having been written: “He gave to them bread to eat out of heaven.”” 32 Jesus therefore said to them, “Most certainly I say to you, Moses did not supply you that bread out of heaven to meet current needs; however my Father is currently and continually supplying/providing to all of you now the real/true Bread out of heaven; 33 for the Bread of God is the One coming down out of heaven and presenting and providing spiritual life to the aggregate of mankind.” 34 Then they said to him, “Lord, continually give us this bread — always and forever.” 35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the Bread of life. The one coming to me shall not hunger in spirit at all, and the one faithing into me shall in no way thirst in spirit — ever. 36 But I tell you that you all have also seen and observed me and yet you all are not believing with faith. 37 All that the Father is appointing and giving to me will come to me, and the one coming to me I shall in no way refuse as not belonging to my community. 38 For I have come down from heaven, and as a result am here, not so that I might be doing my pleasure and will, but the sovereign pleasure and will of the One sending me. 39 And this is the sovereign pleasure and will of my Father sending me: that of all which I have of that he has appointed and given to me, I shall lose nothing, but will raise it up from the dead on the last day. 40 And this is the sovereign pleasure and will of the One sending me: that everyone coming into the experiential knowledge of the Son, and faithing into him, can presently possess and retain life everlasting, and I will raise him up from the dead on the last day.”

41 Then the Jews were grumbling, murmuring and indignantly complaining about him in sullen discontent because he said, “I am the Bread coming down out of heaven.” 42 And they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, of whom we presently know with certainty both father and mother? How then does it happen that this one is now saying, ‘Out of heaven I have come down?’” 43 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not murmur and grumble with one another. 44 No one is now intrinsically able to come to me unless the Father sending me can draw him, and I will raise him up from the dead on the last day. 45 It is current, having been written in the prophets, “And they will all be taught by God.” Everyone, then, hearing from the Father, being taught and learning, comes to me — 46 not that a mere mortal person has ever looked upon and beheld the Father except the One being from God — this Person has seen the Father. 47 Most certainly I say to you, the one faithing into me is in fact currently possessing and now enjoying life everlasting. 48 I am the Bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and yet experienced death as the end of temporal, physical life. 50 This Jesus is the Bread coming down out of heaven, for this purpose — in order that a person might eat of it and might not die the death, i.e. experience condemnation with eternal misery and separation from God. 51 I am the specifically designated living Bread coming down from heaven. If a person should eat of this Bread, he will live to the extent of eternity. And, in fact, the Bread which I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the needed spiritual life of the aggregate of mankind.”

52 Therefore the Jews were arguing, contending and disputing with one another, saying, “How is this one intrinsically able to give us his flesh to eat?” 53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most certainly I say to you, unless you do eat the flesh of the Son of man, and you do drink his blood, you are not possessing eternal life in yourselves — for ingestion and swallowing demonstrate total appropriation and commitment. 54 The one eating my flesh and drinking my blood is in fact currently possessing and now enjoying everlasting life, and I will raise him up from the dead on the last day; 55 for my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 The one eating my flesh and drinking my blood is in close and settled union with me — abiding in me, and I in him. 57 In the same manner that the living Father sent me forth into action, and I am living by way and means of the Father, so also the one eating me, that one also will live by way and means of me and participate in the results thereof. 58 This is the Bread coming down out of heaven — not in the manner that your fathers ate of the manna and yet experienced temporal death with separation from God — the one eating/consuming this Bread will live to the extent of eternity.” 59 These things he said while teaching in a synagogue in Capernaum.

60 Consequently, after hearing this, many of his disciples said, “This doctrine, talk and subject matter is offensive, repulsive and grating to the mind. Who is currently able to hear/mentally take it in/understand and obey it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling, murmuring and indignantly complaining about this in sullen discontent, said to them, “Is this offending your sensibilities with feelings of repugnance?” 62 What if you then witness the Son of man going up to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit that makes alive and quickens with salvific life. The flesh is not profiting, benefiting or helping anyone. The doctrines, words, declarations and things which I am announcing and disclosing to you all are spirit and are life, 64 but there are some out of you all who are not believing.” For Jesus knew absolutely from the start those who were not mentally persuaded, and also who would be handing him over. 65 Therefore he said, “With a view to this, I told you that no one is able to come to me unless it has been permitted, allowed, granted or given to him from my Father.”

66 After this many of his disciples abandoned him and went away, returning to their former occupations — no longer following, accompanying, walking or associating with him. 67 Therefore Jesus said to the twelve, “Are you not also intending to depart and go away?” 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom will we go? You are holding and furnishing the doctrines of everlasting life; and we have believed with the present result that we are still here, 69 and we have known with the present result that we are assured — you are the Messiah — the Son of the living God.” 70 Then Jesus answered them, “Have I not selected the twelve of you as recipients of special favor and privilege, and one of you is a traitor and treacherous informer?” 71 And he spoke of Judas Iscariot, son of Simon; for being one of the twelve, this one was about to hand him over.

7:1 And after these things, Jesus was frequenting Galilee: for he did not want to circulate in Judaea because the Jews there were seeking to kill him, for his time had not yet come.

2 Now in the fall of A.D. 29, a public festival of the Jews — that of Tabernacles — was near at hand. 3 His brothers therefore said to him, “Depart from this place and go into Judaea so that your disciples can also see your works which you are doing. 4 For no one is doing anything clandestinely, but is seeking and striving to be publicly seen before all. Since you are doing these things, clearly show and openly display yourself to the world.” 5 For his brothers were not even faithing into him. 6 Jesus therefore said to them, “The circumstances suitable to my destined time are not yet readily at hand, but the fitting circumstances for your time are always at all times readily at hand. 7 The world is not able to hate, detest, abhor, or regard you with ill will; but it hates, detests, abhors, and regards me with ill will because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil, impious, malignant, wicked, afflictive and wrongful. 8 You go up to this public festival: I am not yet going up to this festival; because the circumstances suitable to my destined time have not yet fully arrived nor been fulfilled.” 9 And having said these things to them, he remained in Galilee.

10 Now when his brothers went up to the festival, then at that time he also went up — not openly nor publicly — but in secret as it were. 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the festival, and said, “Where is he?” 12 And there was a lot of low and suppressed discourse among the multitudes concerning him: some said, “He is good, generous, virtuous and beneficent;” but others said, “No, but he is seducing and deluding the multitudes.” 13 However, no one spoke openly about him because of their fear of the Jews.

14 Now, the festival being midway advanced already, Jesus went up into the temple and was teaching, because a multitude had gathered about him. 15 And the Jews were marveling, saying, “How is it that this uneducated man knows letters, writing and learning?” 16 Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not mine, but is that of the One sending me. 17 If anyone were to desire to do his will, he will know experientially concerning that doctrine which is taught, whether it is from God, or that what I am speaking is originating out of myself. 18 The one speaking out of himself as a source is seeking after his own glory, credit, honor, and recognition: but the one seeking the glory, credit, honor and recognition of the One sending him, this one is truthful, and injurious injustice and wrong is not in him. 19 Has not Moses given you the Law? Yet not one of you is doing, performing, accomplishing or fulfilling the Law! Why are you lying in wait looking for opportunity to kill me?” 20 The multitude answered, “You are demon possessed: who is seeking to kill you?” 21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I performed one deed — healing the man in the grip of an infirmity thirty-eight years — and you are all astonished because of this. 22 Moses has given you the ritual of circumcision — not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers — and you are circumcising a man on a Sabbath. 23 If a man is receiving the ritual of circumcision on a Sabbath, in order that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry and incensed with me because I made an entire man hale/sound on the Sabbath? 24 Do not be discriminating, deciding, judging or making distinctions and determinations according to external appearance: but discriminate, decide, and judge by making just, proper, equitable and fair distinctions and determinations.”

25 Therefore, some of the natives of Jerusalem said, “Is this not he whom they are seeking to kill? 26 And look! He is speaking publicly and they are saying nothing to him. Can it be that the chief priests have truly resolved/concluded that this is in fact the Messiah? 27 Howbeit, we absolutely know this man — where he is from: but when the Messiah does come, no one can know where he is from.” But they were being ignorant; for the prophet Micah said that Messiah is from Bethlehem. 28 Then Jesus exclaimed in the temple, teaching and saying, “You all both know me, and know from where I am; but I have not come forth originating from myself, but the One sending me, whom you do not know, is true and worthy of recognition and credit. 29 But I know him absolutely, because I am from him, and he has sent me.” 30 Then they endeavored to seize and take him: but no one laid a hand upon him because his destined hour had not yet come. 31 But many of the multitude faithed into him, and they said, “Although when the Messiah does come, he will not do more signs and miracles than those which this man has done.” 32 The Pharisees overheard the multitude speaking covertly, and whispering these things amongst themselves, concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent forth into action officers, in order that they might apprehend and arrest him. 33 Jesus therefore said to them, “I will be with you a little while longer, then I will depart and go away to the One sending me. 34 You will seek and search after me and will not find nor acquire me: and where I will be you absolutely are not able to come.” 35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Where is this one intending to go that we will not find or get him? He is not intending to go into the Dispersion of the Greeks and to teach the Greeks! 36 What is this expression which he did speak, ‘You will seek and search after me and will not find nor acquire me: and where I will be you are absolutely not able to come?’”

37 And on the last and greatest day of the festival Jesus stood and exclaimed, saying, “If any one should longingly and ardently thirst, let him come to me and let him drink. 38 The one faithing into me, as the Old Testament scripture has said, “Out of his inner self will flow rivers/streams of fresh, flowing living water for spiritual refreshment.” 39 But he spoke this concerning the Spirit whom those faithing into him were about to receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified. 40 Therefore, many of the multitude after hearing this saying said, “This is surely the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is the Messiah.” And some others besides these said, “But the Messiah does not come out of Galilee. 42 Has the scripture not said that the Messiah comes out of the progeny of David, and from Bethlehem, — the village where David was?” 43 Then there arose a division between parties in the multitude on account of him; 44 and some of them wanted to seize and take him; but no one laid hands upon him.

45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and these said to the officers, “Why have you not brought him in?” 46 The officers answered, “A man has never spoken in the way this man has.” 47 Therefore the Pharisees answered them, “Have you not also been deceived and seduced? 48 None of the rulers have believed on him, nor any of the Pharisees. 49 But not completely and conclusively knowing the Law, this confused multitude of common people are vile outcasts.” 50 Then Nicodemus said to them — the one that had previously come by night to Jesus, being one of their number — 51 “Our Law refrains from sentencing the man, until it can first hear from him, and ascertain by examination what he is doing.” 52 They answered and said to him, “You are not also from Galilee, are you? Investigate and see that a prophet has not been raised up out of Galilee!” 53 Then each one departed and went into his own house.

8:1 Now Jesus had gone to the Mount of Olives for the night. 2 And early in the morning he again publicly came forth into the temple, and all the people came to him; and sitting down he taught them. 3 Then the scribes and the Pharisees forcefully conducted and produced to him a woman who had just been caught in the act of adultery. And making her stand in their midst, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of committing adultery. This makes her an adulteress. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us that all such the like are to be pelted to death with stones: so what is your opinion?” 6 But they mischievously said this for proving him so that they might have the wherewithal to accuse him. But Jesus, bending down and stooping, wrote with his finger in the dust while assuming the appearance of ostensible indifference. 7 And as they insistently persisted in questioning him, straightening himself up, he said to them, “Let the guiltless one among you that is without sin throw the first stone at her.” 8 And bending down and stooping again, he resumed writing in the dust. 9 And having heard this, and being experientially under conviction by their consciences, they were leaving one by one, dropping their stones upon the ground as they went, commencing with the highest, on to the lowest among them they went. And thus Jesus and the woman were left there alone where they were situated in the midst of the crowd.10 And Jesus, straightening himself up and seeing not a one of them, but only the woman, said to her, “Woman, where are they — your accusers? Not one condemned you!” 11 And she said, “Not one, Lord!” And then Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Now go your way and sin no more.”

12 Then Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the Source and Dispenser of spiritual light for the world: the one imitating and following me as a disciple will never walk nor live life in the darkness of ignorance and evil, but will be furnished with this Source and Dispenser of spiritual light” — the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who is the Source and Dispenser of spiritual life. I and the Spirit are One.” 13 Then the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying and witnessing on your own behalf: your witness and testimony is not valid.” 14 And Jesus responded, saying to them, “Even if I am witnessing/testifying concerning myself, my witness/testimony is valid, because I know absolutely from where I came, and where I am to go. But you have no idea from where I come, or where I go. 15 You are all forming and passing judgment according to human viewpoint and standards; I judge not — no one. 16 But even if I do judge, my judgment and determination is valid, because I am not alone. At all events it is I — and the Father sending me forth; 17 for even in your Law it has been written and currently stands, that the witness or testimony of two men is valid. 18 I am one witnessing person myself, and the Father sending me forth is also witnessing concerning me.” 19 Then they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus responded, “You all know neither me nor my Father: if you all had ever known my Father, you would have known me also.” 20 Jesus spoke these words while teaching in the temple treasury: yet no man took him, because his hour had not yet come.

21 Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, “I will go away, and you will seek after me, and you will all die the final death of condemnation and misery in your own guilt and sinfulness as a result. Where I am to go you are not able to come because of it.” 22 The Jews therefore said, “Is he not killing himself since he is saying, ‘Where I am to go you are not able to come?’” 23 And he said to them, “You are from what is below as a source; I am from that which is above as a source: you are of this world as a source; I am not of this world as a source. 24 For this reason I declared to you that you will all die the final death of condemnation and misery in your own sins as a result: for unless you believe that I AM, you will all die the final death of condemnation and misery in your own sins.” 25 They therefore said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus then said to them, “Even that One altogether of consequence of whom I am telling you. 26 I have much to say and to judge — to bring under question, determine, call to account and decree concerning you all: howbeit the One sending me is credible and truthful; and all that which I have heard from him, these very things I communicate to the world.” 27 They did not perceive nor comprehend that he spoke to them of the Father, 28 therefore Jesus said to them, “When you shall have lifted up aloft the Son of man on a cross, then at that time you will ascertain, understand and conclude as a result, that I AM, and that I am doing nothing originating from myself as a source, but according as my Father taught me, these things I am speaking. 29 And the One dispatching me is with me: the Father has not forsaken nor abandoned me; for I am always doing things pleasing and acceptable to him.” 30 And as he was saying these things, many faithed into him.

31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews that were persuaded and had believed him, “You are truly my disciples if you can steadfastly stay, remain, abide, reside, dwell, endure, continue and persevere within the structure of my word/teaching/doctrine, 32 and then you will experientially know the Truth, and as a result, the Truth will liberate you — even set you free.” This Truth was he himself, but they did not discern this. 33 Then they ignorantly answered him, “We are offspring/progeny/posterity of Abraham, and we have never at any time been in bondage, enslaved, enthralled or subject to anyone, and we are yet still free: how is it that you are saying to us, ‘you will become liberated or be made free?’” 34 Jesus responded to them, “Most certainly I say to you, that everyone habitually following after, executing, committing, practicing sin/transgression is a slave of sin/transgression; 35 and the slave does not permanently stay/reside in the house: the Son stays/resides there permanently. 36 Therefore if the Son were to liberate you/set you free, you would be really liberated and truly free from the dominion of sin. 37 I know absolutely that you are offspring/progeny/posterity of Abraham; but you are seeking to kill me because my word/teaching/doctrine is not making way nor progressing in you. 38 I am declaring and conveying what I have been admitted to witness/have observed near to/along side of my Father: and therefore you are doing what you have seen and witnessed near to/along side of your father.” 39 They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham!” Jesus said to them, “If there was even the slightest chance that you were children of Abraham, you would have been doing the works of Abraham right along. 40 But you are presently seeking/desiring/endeavoring to kill me — a man who is communicating truth to you which I heard from God — this Abraham did not do. 41 You are doing the works of your father, Satan.” They therefore wickedly said to him, “We have not been born of whoredom as you have been. We have only one father — God.” 42 Jesus responded to them, “If God were even remotely your Father, you would have been loving, valuing, esteeming, delighting and caring about me because I have arrived and come forth/proceeded/emanated from God: and I have not come by myself, or on my own, but he sent me. 43 Why are you not comprehending and understanding my matter of discourse? Because you are not able to take in my word, nor even admit it to mental acceptance. 44 You are of your father — the Devil — and the cupidity and violent desires of your father you are wanting and intending to do. He was a murderer from the start, and has not ever stood — not even now — in the truth, because no truth is in him. Whenever he may speak a falsehood, he is speaking for his own kind: for he is a liar and the father thereof. 45 But because I speak the truth, you believe me not. 46 Who among you is convicting me concerning sin? And since I am speaking truth, why are you not believing me? 47 The one being of God is taking in and admitting to mental acceptance the words and doctrines of God. For this reason you are not listening nor hearing: because you are not of God.”

48 The Jews answered and said to him, “Are we not appositely and correctly saying that you are a Samaritan, and are demon possessed?” 49 Jesus responded, “I cannot possibly have a demon; but I am honoring my Father, and you are slighting and dishonoring me; 50 for I am not pursuing, seeking after nor endeavoring to obtain my glory, honor or recognition: the One seeking it and vindicating me is. 51 Most certainly I can say to you all, “If any one should strictly keep, accurately heed and practically observe my word, he will never experience nor undergo death on into the illimitable duration of eternity.” 52 Then the Jews said to him, “We knew it, and are now assured, that you are demon possessed! Abraham died — and the prophets — and you are saying, ‘If any one should strictly keep, accurately heed and practically observe my word, he will never experience or taste of death on into the illimitable duration of eternity!’ 53 You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, and the prophets that died? Who are you making yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus responded, “If I magnify and glorify myself, my magnification and glory is of no account. The One magnifying and glorifying me is my Father — that God whom you are claiming is yours — 55 and you have never known him, and thus are presently ignorant of him; but I absolutely know him. And if I were to say, ‘I know him not absolutely,’ I would resemble/be like all of you — a liar — one who utters a falsehood: but I absolutely know him, and I am strictly keeping, accurately heeding and practically observing his word. 56 Your father Abraham ardently desired that he might witness and see my day and time, and as a result rejoice exceedingly: and he witnessed and saw it, and became joyful and glad.” 57 The Jews therefore said to him, “You have not yet acquired nor lived to fifty years, and you have seen Abraham?!” 58 Jesus said to them, “Most certainly I say to you all, before Abraham was born, I AM — God manifested in flesh.” (cf. Ex. 3:14; John 10:30; 14:9; Col. 1:15; Philip. 2:6; I Tim. 3:16; Tit. 2:13) 59 Then they consequently took up stones they could throw at him: but Jesus, passing through the midst of them, became concealed, and escaped out of the temple, and was passing along in an ordinary manner.

9:1 And it was in November of A.D. 29 that Jesus began his Perean ministry, and passing by, he noticed a man blind since birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, “Rabbi, who missed the mark, erred or sinned, this one, or his parents, that he should have been born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this one sinned, nor his parents; but he is blind so that the works of God can be made evident through him. 4 It is necessary for me to do the works of the One sending me while it is yet day: night is coming when no one is able to work because it is dark. 5 While I can be here for the world, I am a source and dispenser of light to the world. 6 Upon saying these things, he spat on the ground, and made clay out of the saliva, and smeared the clay upon the eyes of the blind one 7 and said to him, “Go! Wash yourself in the pool of ‘Siloam’ — which is translated, “being sent.” He departed, therefore, and washed himself, and came back seeing. 8 Then the neighbors, and those formerly contemplating him — that he was blind — said, “Is not this one the one that was sitting and begging alms?” 9 Others said “this is he.” And yet others said, “he is like him.” He said, “I am he.” 10 Then they said to him, “How did it come to pass that your eyes were opened?” 11 And he said, “An individual being called Jesus prepared clay and anointed my eyes and told me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash yourself.’ And going forth and washing myself, I received my sight.” 12 Therefore they said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I don’t know for sure.”

13 They scuttled him off — the one that was previously blind — to the Pharisees; 14 for it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus prepared the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then, even the Pharisees again asked him how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed myself, and I have the faculty of sight and do see.” 16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he is not strictly keeping/observing the Sabbath.” Others said, “How is a depraved, sinful, detestable man who deviates from the true path of virtue able to do convincing, miraculous signs and wonders of this sort?” And a schism arose among them. 17 They said to the one that was blind again for their own purposes, “Seeing that he opened up your eyes, what are you now saying about him?” And he said that he is a prophet. 18 Therefore the Jews believed nothing about this man — that he was blind and received his sight — until after they summoned the parents of him having received sight; 19 and they interrogated them, saying, “Is this your son, whom that you say was born blind? How then, is he presently seeing?” 20 His parents answered them and said, “We know for certain that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21 but how he is now seeing, we have no idea; or who opened up his eyes, we have no idea. He is a mature adult; you interrogate him: he will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because they themselves were apprehensively fearing, and dreading censure from the Jews: for the Jews had already agreed together, coming to a mutual understanding that if anyone should confess or profess Jesus as Messiah, he should be excommunicated — excluded and expelled out of the synagogue, forfeiting all societal rights and privileges as a Jew. 23 Because of this his parents said, “He is a man: you interrogate him!”

24 Therefore they called the man who was blind again the second time, and said to him, “Give glory to God! We know for sure that this man is a depraved, detestable sinner who deviates from the true path of virtue.” 25 Then he answered and said, “Whether he is a depraved, detestable sinner who deviates from the true path of virtue, I know not for sure: one thing I do know for sure, that being once blind, I now have the faculty of sight.” 26 And they said to him, “What did he do to you? By what means opened he your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I told you all already and you listened not! Why are you wanting to hear it again? You all are not wanting to become his disciples also, are you?” 28 Then they reviled and railed at him, and said, “You are his disciple, but we are the disciples of Moses. 29 We know for certain that God has spoken what we presently have through Moses: but this fellow, we have no idea where he is from.” 30 The man answered and said to them, “Now in this is amazement — seeing that you have no idea where he is from — and yet he opened up my eyes; 31 for we absolutely know that God is not heeding or obeying depraved, detestable, sinful persons: but if any person is pious, godly, and devout, and a sincere worshipper, reverencing God, who also would accomplish his will and behest, this one he is heeding and obeying. 32 Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anybody opened eyes of a man that has been born blind. 33 If this One were not from God — no — he would have had ability to do nothing.” 34 They answered and said to him, “You have been totally birthed in sins, and you are teaching us?!” And they forcefully cast him outside.

35 Jesus heard that they forcefully ejected him; and apprehending him, he said to him, “Are you mentally persuaded, faithing into the Son of God?” 36 He responded and said, “Who is he, Lord, so that I may believe and faith into him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You too have seen him, and it is he that is speaking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe and have faith.” Then he overtly worshipped him and Jesus accepted it. 39 And then Jesus said, “For judgment and the administration of justice I came into this world, in order that those not having the faculty of sight may see; and those having the faculty of sight may become blind.” 40 And those of the Pharisees being with him heard these things, and said to him, “We are not even blind!” 41 Then Jesus said to them, “If you were all blind, you would have no guilt nor imputation of sin: but now that you are saying, “We are seeing,” consequently your sin remains.”

10:1 Then Jesus said, Most certainly I say to you, the one not entering through the Gate into the sheep-pen, but climbing in elsewhere through another way, he is a predacious thief and a rapacious robber. 2 But the One entering through the Gate is Shepherd to the sheep. 3 The Gatekeeper opens for this Shepherd; and the sheep are hearing, heeding and obeying his voice — admitting it to mental acceptance: and he is calling to his own sheep according to name, and is leading them forth. 4 And whenever he may bring out his own sheep, he is proceeding, going ahead of them, and the sheep are following him: because they surely know his voice. 5 And they can not in any way follow a stranger, but will stand fearfully aloof or flee from him: for they do not recognize the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus spoke this figurative discourse, similitude or parable about himself to them: but they did not perceive, understand nor discern the things of consequence which were spoken to them.

7 Moreover Jesus therefore said to them, “Most certainly I say to you that I also am the Gate — the Medium or Means of entrance for the sheep — i.e. I am the true Messiah in contradistinction to all others. 8 All as much as have come ahead of/prior to me, or above and before me in preference, are thieves and robbers by imposture: but the sheep listened not to them nor paid them any heed. 9 I am the Gate — the Medium or Means of entrance. If any one should enter in through me, they will be saved and preserved, and will go in, and will come out, and will light upon and obtain pasturage. 10 The thief is not coming except that he might kill, steal and pillage, and that he might utterly destroy and neutralize. I came so that they might be furnished with, and possess, spiritual life — deliverance from the proper penalty of sin — and that they may have it in full abundance.” 11 “I am also the true/genuine/right and proper Shepherd. The true/genuine/right and proper Shepherd is laying down his soul-life over/for/on behalf of/in place of the sheep. 12 For the hireling, not even being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, is beholding the wolf coming, and forsaking and abandoning the sheep — shrinking back and taking flight — and the wolf is seizing the sheep, and scattering and dispersing them: 13 for the hireling is shrinking back and taking flight because he is merely an employee with no vested interest in the flock, and the welfare of the sheep is of no concern to him. 14 I am the true, genuine, right and proper Shepherd, and I intimately know the sheep that are mine, and I am known intuitively by the sheep that are mine, 15 even as the Father is intimately knowing me, and I also intuitively know the Father; and I lay down my soul-life over/for/on behalf of/in place of the sheep. 16 Then I have other sheep, which are not of this pen — those of the Gentiles/Nationals. It is my right and prerogative to lead them also; and they will hear and heed my voice; and they together will all become one flock of disciples under one Shepherd. 17 The Father loves me for this reason: because I lay down my soul-life, in order that I might take that very same thing up again. 18 No one is taking my soul-life away from me, but I lay my soul-life down by myself. I have the ability, power, authority and prerogative to lay my soul-life down, and I have the ability, power, authority and prerogative to take my soul-life up again. This directive I received from my Father.”

19 Therefore a schism occurred among the Jews again because of these words. 20 And many of them said, “He has a demon — an evil spirit, and is mentally ill or crazy! Why are you listening to him?” 21 Others said, “These are not the words of one being possessed, afflicted or vexed by a demon or evil spirit. A demon is not able to open up blind eyes.”

22 Now at that time the annual eight day feast of Dedication — that of Hanukkah — took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter; 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple — in the porch of Solomon. 24 Therefore the Jews surrounded him and put forth to him directly, “How long are you going to be keeping us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I have told you already, but you are not believing. The miraculous works which I am doing in the Name of my Father, these are the evident credentials bearing witness concerning me. 26 But you are not believing, for you all are not of my sheep. As I have already told you, 27 my sheep are hearing, heeding and obeying my voice — admitting it to mental acceptance — and I know them intimately, and they are following me: 28 and I give eternal life to them; and living on into the extent of eternity they shall never perish; and no one will snatch them away by force out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me in eternity past with the present result that they are now mine, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them away by force out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are One” 31 Therefore the Jews again picked up stones in order that they might pelt and kill him with them. 32 And Jesus responded to them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which work out of these are you all going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, saying, “We are not stoning you over any good work, but over blasphemy, because that you, being a mere man, are making God of yourself.” 34 Jesus responded to them, “Is it not so, having been written in your Law, “I said you are all deities — from the Hebrew idiom applied to potentates?” 35 Since God called them deities with whom the word of God originated — and the scripture is not to be broken — 36 are you saying of him, whom the Father has consecrated, sanctified, regarded as holy, and sent forth into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am Son of God?’ 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, be not believing me. 38 But since I am doing them, although you may not believe me, believe because of/for the sake of the works, so that you may know, understand and believe that the Father is in me, and I am in him.” For the many miraculous works Jesus did were the credentials lending veracity to his many valid claims to Son-ship, Messiah-ship and deity. 39 Then they were desiring to seize him again: but he escaped out of their hand.

40 And he passed on again on to the other side of the Jordan, into the place where John was at first baptizing, and he stayed there. 41 And many came to him; and they said that John indeed did/performed not one sign, but that all things whatsoever John said about this One were true; 42 and many faithed into him there.

11:1 Now a certain man was sickly, Lazarus of Bethany, from the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 And it was the Mary anointing the Lord with spikenard, and wiping dry his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3 Therefore, the sisters sent to Jesus, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom you are fond of is sick.” 4 And hearing, Jesus said, “This sickness is not to death, but for the furtherance of the reputation, glorification, credit, praise and honor of God, in order that the Son of God may be recognized and identified through/by means of it.” 5 Now Jesus was feeling and manifesting genuine concern for Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 Therefore, when he heard that he was sick, at that time he remained another two days in which place he was. 7 Then after this, he said to the disciples, “We should go back into Judaea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to pelt you with stones; and you are going there again?!” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? If a person should walk during the daylight, he is not stumbling, because he is seeing by the light of this world. 10 But if a person should walk during the night, he is stumbling, because he is not furnished with light.” 11 These things he spoke; and after this he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep and is now sleeping; but I will go in order that I may awaken him.” 12 Therefore the disciples said of him, “Lord, since he has fallen asleep and is now sleeping, he will be restored to health.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken and told of his death: but they thought that he was speaking about sleep, meaning rest and repose. 14 Then, therefore, Jesus openly and plainly said to them without ambiguity, “Lazarus died; 15 and I am joyful and glad for your sakes that I was not in that place, in order that you all may be mentally persuaded and give credence to my claims; at all events, we should force ourselves to go to him.” 16 Then Thomas, the one being designated Didymus — a twin — said to his fellow disciples, “We should go also and accompany him so that we can die with him.” 17 Then, Jesus discovered Lazarus holding within the tomb four days already.

18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about one and three quarter miles away from it; 19 and many of those Jews had come around to Martha and Mary, and were there so that they might soothe, comfort and console them concerning their brother. 20 Martha, therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, met him: but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 Then Martha said in hope to Jesus, “Lord, if you were here, my brother would not be dead. 22 But even now, as matters stand, I know absolutely that as much as you might request for yourself of God, God will grant it to you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise up again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I absolutely know that he will rise up again — in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the Author of resurrection, and the Author of life: the one faithing into me, even if he should die, yet he will live on: 26 and every living one faithing into me can never truly die, even on to the extent of eternity. Are you believing this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord: I have believed — and still do — that you are the Messiah — the Son of God — the One coming into the world.” 28 And saying these things, she departed and secretly summoned her sister, Mary, saying, “The Teacher has come and is summoning you.” 29 When she heard her, she immediately raised herself up and went to him.

30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was yet in the place where Martha met him. 31 Then those Jews — those being with Mary in the house, soothing, comforting and consoling her — seeing that she rose up quickly and departed, they followed her, saying, “She is withdrawing to the tomb so that she can weep there.” 32 Then Mary, when she came to where Jesus was, beholding him she fell down prostrate at his feet, saying to him accusingly, “Lord, if you were here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Then Jesus, as he beheld her weeping, and the Jews accompanying her weeping as well, he fretted greatly — disturbed and agitated in his spirit over sin and its consequences — and was himself affected with great grief, 34 and said, “Where have you laid him now?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 The Jews therefore said, “Behold how he was loving him!” 37 But several of them said, “Was not this man — opening the eyes of the blind — able to also cause that this man should not die?” 38 Then Jesus, fretting greatly again within himself, was coming to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying upon it. 39 Jesus said, “Lift and remove the stone.” Martha, the sister of the one having died, said to him, “Lord, he already stinks; for he is on the fourth day.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you will see the glorious working of God?” 41 Then they lifted and removed the stone where the dead was lying. And Jesus lifted his eyes upwards and said, “Father, I am thanking you that you heard me. 42 And I know all the time that you are always listening to me: but for the sake of the multitude standing around I speak, so that they might believe that you sent me.” 43 And speaking these things, he vociferated with great volume, “Lazarus, Come! Outside!” 44 And the dead man came out, his feet and hands being bound with grave-cloths; and his face also being bound up around with cloth. Jesus said to them, “You all untie him, and let him go.” 45 Therefore, many of the Jews — those coming to Mary — having seen that which Jesus did, faithed into him. 46 But several of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them of that which Jesus did.

47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees convoked an assembly and said, “What are we accomplishing, seeing that this individual is causing many signs, wonders, proofs and remarkable events to take place? 48 If we should carelessly overlook and dismiss him, or permissively let him alone and not forbid him under such circumstances, all will give credence and faithe into him: and the Romans will come and will remove both our dwelling place and official positions — even our people.” 49 But one certain somebody out of them, Caiaphas, being high priest of that cyclic year, said to them, “You all know absolutely nothing, 50 neither are you taking into account that it is conducively beneficial and expediently advantageous for us that one individual should die instead of/on behalf of the people, and that the whole nation should not itself perish.” 51 Now this he said not of himself: but being high priest of that cyclic year, he prophesied and foretold that Jesus was about to be dying with a settled futurity for/instead of/on behalf of the populace; 52 and not for/instead of/on behalf of the populace only, but in order that he might also gather and bring together into one unit, the children of God being scattered abroad among all the nations. 53 Consequently, from that day forth, they plotted together so that they could kill him. 54 Therefore Jesus was no longer walking freely among the Jews, but departed from that place into the territory near the wilderness, into a town being called Ephraim; and there he was remaining, passing time with his disciples.

55 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand — the third one since he started ministering — and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover so that they might morally purify themselves. 56 Then they were searching for Jesus, and spoke with others standing in the temple. “What are you thinking? That he might not come to the feast?” 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given an edict that if anyone might know where he is, he should disclose it, in order that they might arrest him. 12:1 Therefore, Saturday, April 1st A.D. 30 — six days before the Passover — Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus who had died was whom he raised out from among the dead. 2 And Jesus being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the potter, they made for him a supper there, and Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him. 3 Mary, the sister of Martha, then took a pound of pure spikenard, very precious, and she poured it all over the feet of the reclining Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the fragrance of the spikenard. 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, the one about to betray him, said, 5 “Why wasn’t this imported ointment sold? It might have been sold for more than three hundred days of wages and be distributed to the needy.” 6 Now this he said, not because he was concerned for the needy, but because he was a thief, and was keeping the purse, and he was pilfering from that being deposited therein. 7 Jesus therefore said, “Allow her. She has kept it until this day against the day of my burial. 8 For you will always have the poor with you; but you will not always have me.”

9 Then a large crowd of the Jews ascertained that he was in that place: and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he raised out from among the dead. 10 But the chief priests deliberated so that they might kill Lazarus also; 11 because through him many of the Jews departed from Judaism, and were faithing into Jesus.

12 On the next day, Sunday, April 2nd, a great multitude had come to the feast. When they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 they took palm tree branches and went forth to meet him, and cried out, “Hosanna: blessed is he that comes in the Name of the Lord — even the King of Israel.” 14 And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat thereupon; as it is written, 15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, your King comes, sitting on an ass’s colt.” 16 These things his disciples did not understand at first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. 17 Therefore the multitude that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. 18 For this cause also the multitude went forth and met him, for they heard that he had done this sign. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “Behold how you all are not prevailing! Lo! The whole world has gone after him!”

20 Now there were some Greeks among those, going up in order that they might worship at the feast. 21 These therefore approached Philip, the one from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were asking him, saying, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” 22 Philip came and told Andrew: and, in turn, Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of man shall be glorified. 24 Truly, truly I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the soil dies, it remains solitary; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 The one inordinately cherishing his animal-life will be deprived of it, and the one regarding his animal-life with less affection for this present order of things will preserve it safe into eternal life. 26 If any one of mine can serve me, let him imitate and follow; and where I am, there my servant will be also: if any one can serve me, him will the Father treat graciously, visiting him with marks of favor. 27 Now my soul has become disquieted and anxious with the result that it is now troubled with grief; and what shall I say? “Father, deliver me from this hour?” But for this very cause came I into this hour: 28 Father, glorify your Name.” Then, as a result, there came a voice out of heaven, “I am glorifying it now, and I will glorify it again.” 29 Therefore the multitude standing by and hearing it said that thunder had happened: others said, “An angel has spoken to him by this.” 30 Jesus responded and said, “This voice has not happened for my sake, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this present order of things: now will the Ruler of this world be expelled from heaven. 32 And I, when I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to myself without distinction.” 33 But he was speaking this significant thing for indicating what manner of death he was to soon be dying. 34 The multitude answered him, “We heard out of the Law that the Messiah is abiding and remaining permanently.” For the Jews did not understand that Messiah was to be cut off, and to thus have two separate advents (cf. Dan. 9:26; 2:42-44; 7:13-14).

Then they said, “How is it that you are saying, that it behooves the Son of man to be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?” 35 Then Jesus said to them, “Yet a short time the Light is with/among you. Walk in interaction while you have the Light, lest darkness overtakes you: for the one walking in the darkness knows not where he is going. 36a While you have the Light, faithe into the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.” 44 Moreover Jesus cried out and said, “The one placing credence beyond mental assent and faithing into me, is not faithing into me, but into the One sending me. 45 And the one beholding me beholds the One sending me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that everyone faithing into me may not remain in the darkness. 47 And if any man hears my sayings, and should not believe them, I shall not judge him: for I came not in order that I might judge the people of the world, but in order that I might preserve/rescue/save the people of the world. 48 The one rejecting me, and receiving not my sayings, has this judging him: the word that I spoke; this will judge him in the final day. 49 For I spoke not from myself; but the One sending me — the Father: he has given me a charge, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that this charge is life — eternal existence: therefore what things I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak.” 36b Jesus spoke these things, and departing he hid himself from them. 37 Yet he having done so many signs and wonders before them, they faithed not into him anyway, 38 so that the word of the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled, which he spoke, “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom was the Arm of the Lord revealed?” 39 For this cause they could not believe, because Isaiah again said, 40 “He has blinded their eyes, and he has hardened their heart; so that they could not see with their eyes, and could not understand with their heart, and might receive conversion, and I might restore them to myself.” 41 These things Isaiah said when he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, even many of the rulers faithed into him; but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing him openly, lest they be socially ostracized, excommunicated and expelled out of the synagogue, and forced to relinquish all Jewish privileges: 43 for they loved the recognition of persons more than the recognition of God.

13:1 Now Jesus knowing before the feast of the Passover that his hour had come that he should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved, cared for, valued and esteemed his own that were in the world, he loved, cared for, valued and esteemed them utterly to the end. 2 And Wednesday evening supper occurring, the Devil having already put into the heart of Judas of Simon Iscariot that he should hand him over, 3 and Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands with the present result that Jesus was in total control, and knowing that he came forth from God as a source, and that he was departing to the same God, 4 he arose from the supper and laid aside his garments; and taking a towel he girded himself. 5 Then pouring water into the basin he began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them off with the towel wherewith he was girded. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter: and that one said to him, “Lord, are you washing my feet?!” 7 Jesus answered and said to him, “You know not for sure at this moment what I am doing; but you will know after these things are done.” 8 Peter said to him, “You cannot ever wash my feet — even on into eternity!” Jesus answered him, “Unless I can wash you, you are possessing no partnership/fellowship with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Then Lord, wash not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.” 10 Jesus said to him, “He having been bathed is having no need to wash himself again save for his feet, but is entirely clean: and you are clean — but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew the one handing him over; that is why he said, ‘Not all of you are clean.’

12 So when he had washed their feet, and had taken on his garments, reclining again he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me ‘The Teacher,’ and ‘The Lord:’ and you speak rightly, for so I am. 14 If then, I, ‘The Lord,’ and ‘The Teacher,’ have washed your feet, you also ought to have the humility to wash the feet of one another. 15 For I have given you all an example, so that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his lord; neither an apostle greater than the one sending him. 17 If you know these things as absolute, fortunate are you if you can do them. 18 I cannot speak this way about all of you: I surely know whom I have chosen for myself: in order that the scripture may be fulfilled, “The one eating bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.” 19 From now on I shall tell you all before it comes to pass, so that when it comes to pass, you may believe that I AM. 20 Truly, truly I say to you all, the one receiving whomsoever I will send, receives me; and the one receiving me, receives the One sending me.”

21 Then Jesus had stopped speaking, he became disquieted and affected with anxiety in spirit. And he testified, saying, “Truly, truly I say to you all, that one out of you all will betray me.” 22 Then the disciples looked at one another, doubting themselves in perplexity over whom he spoke. 23 And there was at the table reclining over by the bosom of Jesus one of his disciples whom Jesus was delighting in. 24 Simon Peter therefore nodded to him to ask who it might be concerning whom he spoke. 25 Leaning back, as he was, against Jesus’ breast, he said to him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus then answered him, “It is the one to whom I, dipping the sop, shall give it.” For ironically, the sharing of the sop in the middle east is an act of intimacy. And dipping in the sop, he took and gave it to Judas of Simon Iscariot. 27 And after the sop, then Satan entered again into him. Jesus therefore said to him, “What you are doing, do it quickly.” 28 Now not one of those reclining at the table knew for what intent he said this to him. 29 For some thought, since Judas held the money bag, that Jesus told him, ‘Buy what things we have need of for the feast;’ or, that he should give something to the poor. 30 That one then having received the sop, went out immediately: and it was night.

31 Then when he was gone out, Jesus said, “Now has the Son of man been signalized with a manifestation of recognizable identification, and God has been signalized with a manifestation of recognizable identification in and through him. 32 Since God has been signalized with a manifestation of recognizable identification in and through him, God will both recognizably identify him with himself, and he will recognizably identify him directly. 33 Children, I am with you yet but a little while longer. You will all seek me: and as I said to the Jews, ‘where I am going you are not all able to come,’ so now, I also say it to you. 34 I give to you a new type of commandment: that you faithfully and lovingly care for one another. I have faithfully and lovingly cared for all of you in this manner, so that you also can faithfully and lovingly care for one another. 35 By this all will know that you are my disciples: if you have generous devotion and self-sacrificial loving-care among one another.” 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “You are not able to follow me where I go now, but you will follow me afterwards.” 37 And Peter said to him, “Lord, why am I not able to follow you now? I will lay down my life on your behalf.” 38 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Will you lay down your life on my behalf? Truly, truly, I say to you, the cock will not finish sounding until you yourself will have disowned me three times.”

14:1 Then Jesus said, “Let not your heart be agitated or troubled. You are all faithing into God: faithe also into me. 2 In the house of my Father are many dwelling-places: yea, if not, I would have told all of you. I go away to prepare a dwelling-place for all of you. 3 And if I go and prepare a dwelling-place for you all, I will come again, and will take you all to my side — receiving you all to myself, so that where I am, you all shall be also. 4 And you all know for sure to what place I go away/depart, and you all surely know the Way/Means of approach and entrance.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we know not for sure where you are going; how are we even able to have known for sure the way/means of approach and entrance?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the Way/Means of approach and entrance; and I am the Practice in accordance with truth; and I am the Source of spiritual life: not even one is coming/passing/going to the Father except or unless they come/pass/go by means of me. 7 If you had known me in the past, you would have known my Father in the past also: from this present moment you all are inceptively perceiving, discerning, ascertaining and knowing him by examination, and you all have thus seen him already.” 8 Not getting it, Philip said to him, “Lord, allow us to see the Father, and it will be sufficient/enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “I have been with you all so long a time, and you still do not know me, Philip? The one having observed me has observed the Father; how is it that you are saying, ‘Allow us to see the Father?’ 10 Are you not believing that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words which I am speaking to you, I am not speaking from myself as a derivative source: but the Father abiding within me, he is doing these works and actions. 11 You all believe me when I say that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me; but if not, at least believe me by reason of the works and actions themselves. 12 Truly, truly, I say to you, the one faithing into me, the works and actions which I am doing, he/she will do also; and greater works and actions than these he/she will do, because I go to my Father. 13 And anything at all that you all may desire and ask in my Name, this I can/will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you should ask me anything in my Name, I can/will do it. If all of you are loving me, valuing me, esteeming me, being faithful to me, manifesting genuine concern for me and seeking my best interests, then you will heed, observe and keep my commandments, 16 and I will ask/petition the Father, and he will give you all another Benefactor/Assistant/Advocate who will compensate for my absence, and he can stay, abide, dwell with/in you forever — 17 the Spirit of Truth, whom the world is not able to receive; for it is not perceiving him, neither is it inceptively comprehending, ascertaining, understanding, knowing or acknowledging him. But you all are complete and settled in knowing and acknowledging him, for he is abiding with you all, and will be in all of you. 18 I will not abandon, leave nor forsake you as bereaved, desolate orphans: I will come to you all in the person of this Holy Spirit. 19 Yet a little while and the world will be considering, contemplating, viewing and experiencing me no more: but all of you are considering, contemplating, viewing and experiencing me. Because I am living, you yourselves will live also. 20 In that day you yourselves will know that I dwell in my Father, and you dwell in me, and I dwell in you. 21 The one having my commandments and heeding, keeping and observing them, that one is the one loving me, valuing me, esteeming me, being faithful to me, manifesting concern for me and seeking my best interests: and the one so loving me will be so loved by my Father, and I will love, value, esteem, be faithful to, manifest concern for, seek the best interests of, and meet the needs of him, and I will manifest, reveal, make myself known to him.”

22 Judas — not the Iscariot — said to him, “Lord, what has come to pass that you are about to manifest, reveal, make yourself known to us, but not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If some one is loving me, valuing me, esteeming me, being faithful to me, manifesting concern for me and seeking my best interests, they will heed, keep and observe my word: and my Father will love him, value him, esteem him, be faithful to him, manifest concern for him, seek his best interest, and meet his needs, and we will come to him, and we will make our place of stay, abode, dwelling with him. 24 The unfaithful one not loving, valuing, esteeming, or caring for me or my interests is not heeding, keeping and observing my words: and the word which you all are hearing is not mine, but that of the Father sending me.”

15:1 “I am the genuine Grape-vine, as opposed to all others, and my Father is the vine-dresser. 2 Every branch in me not bringing forth/bearing fruit, he is supporting it: and every branch bringing forth/bearing fruit, he is pruning it, so that it can bring forth/bear more fruit. 3 You all are already pruned, and therefore sincere, upright, virtuous and void of evil at this time because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Remain, abide, stay in close and settled union with, and continue in me, and I will be so in you. As the branch is not able to bring forth/bear fruit of itself as a source except/unless it can remain, abide, stay in close and settled union with, and continue in the vine, so in such a condition not even you can do so, except/unless you can remain, abide, stay in close and settled union, and continue in me. 5 I am the Grape-vine; you are the branches: the one remaining, abiding, staying in close and settled union with, and continuing in me, and I so in him, this one is bringing forth/bearing much fruit: for apart from me you all are not able to accomplish not even one thing. 6 Unless anyone can remain, abide, stay in close and settled union with, and continue in me, he will be purged, like as the foreign branch not belonging to one’s community, to pine and be withered; and the men are gathering them together, and the men are casting them into a fire, and the separated branches are being consumed with fire. 7 If you all can remain, abide, stay in close and settled union with, and continue in me, and my words can remain, stay, abide, and settle in you, you all will ask for yourselves whatsoever you may desire, and it will come to pass for you. 8 In this my Father is glorified: that you all can bring forth/bear much fruit, and that you will all assume the character and appearance of disciples for me. 9 As the Father loved, valued, esteemed, was faithful towards, delighted in, and cared for me, I also loved, valued, esteemed, was faithful towards, delighted in, and cared for you: remain, abide in this kind of love for me. 10 If you all can keep my commandments, you will remain, abide in my loving care; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments with the present result that I remain, abide in his loving care. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that my joy may remain, abide in all of you, and that your joy may be made complete. 12 This is my commandment: that you love, value, esteem, be faithful towards, delight in, set store upon and lovingly care for one another, even as I have loved, valued, esteemed, been faithful towards, delighted in, set store upon and lovingly cared for all of you.

13 No one has greater love and care than this: that one would lay down his life in the place of his friends. 14 You are my friends if you all can do as much as I command you. 15 No more can I call you all slaves; for the slave absolutely knows not what his lord is doing: but I have addressed you all as friends; because all things which I heard from my Father I have declared, revealed and made known to you. 16 You have not chosen me for yourselves, but I have chosen all of you for myself, and assigned you a commission, that you should depart and should bring forth/bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain permanent: so that anything at all you all may ask or desire of the Father in my Name, he may give it to you. 17 Thus I command you that you love, value, esteem, be faithful towards, delight in, set store upon and lovingly care for one another.

18 Since the world is hating you all, you all know that it has detested, hated and regarded me with ill will before you, with the present result that you also are hated, detested and regarded with ill will. 19 If you all were of the world, the world would have been manifesting kindness, regarding you all with affection, and befriending you as its own. But because you are not of the world, but I chose or selected you for myself out of the world as recipients of gracious favor and privilege, therefore the world is hating you. 20 Remember the word which I spoke to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his lord.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also; if they heeded, kept and observed my word, they will heed, keep and observe yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you all because of my Name, for they absolutely know not the One sending me forth. 22 If I had not come and had not spoken to them, they would not be incurring sin: but now they are without excuse concerning their sin. 23 The one hating me is also hating my Father. 24 If I had not done the works among them which no other individual has done to this day, they would be having no sin: but now they have both seen and hated to this time both me and my Father. 25 But this occurred so that the saying may be fulfilled that has been written in their Law, “They freely hated my Gift.” 26 When the Benefactor/Assistant/Advocate can come, whom I will send to you from the Father — the Spirit of Truth who is proceeding from the Father — that One shall witness and testify concerning me: 27 and you also are to be witnessing and testifying, because you have stood with me from the start.”

16:1 “These things I have spoken to you with the present result that you might not be offended, caused to stumble, or fall away, having a defalcation of faith. 2 They will cause you all to be excommunicated and expelled and excluded from the synagogue and society, revoking Jewish rights and privileges: yea, an hour is coming that all will think, imagine, presume that killing you is a religious service to offer God. 3 And they will do these things to you because they know not the Father nor me. 4 But I have spoken all these things to you, so that when the hour does come, you all may recall to mind, that I told them to you. And I did not tell these things to you from the beginning because I was with all of you. 5 But now I go to the One sending me; and not one of you is now asking me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have spoken these things to all of you, sorrow and grief has filled your hearts and you all are now sad. 7 Nevertheless, I can tell you the truth: it is advantageous, expedient, conducive to profit and for your benefit that I should go away: for if I were to go not away, the Benefactor/Advocate/Assistant will not come to you; but if I can go, I will send him to you. 8 And when that One can come, he will expose and convict the world concerning sin, and concerning justification, and concerning judgment: 9 concerning sin because they are not faithing into me; 10 and concerning justification because I go away to my Father and you are experiencing me no more; 11 and concerning judgment because Satan, the Ruler of this world, has been, and now stands, judged.

12 I yet have many things to tell you, but you are not able to bear them now. 13 Howbeit, when that One can come — the Spirit of Truth — he will instruct/teach you all in all the truth: for he will not speak out of himself as a source; but whatsoever things, as much as he may hear, will he speak: and he will declare to you things that are coming. 14 That One shall magnify me: for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you. 15 All as much as the Father has is mine: this is why I said that he will take from what is mine and will declare it to you. 16 In a little while you will not see me; and in a little while you shall see me again because I am going to the Father.” 17 Some of his disciples therefore said one to another, “What is this which he is saying to us, ‘In a little while you will not see me, and in a little while you shall see me again:’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father?’ 18 They said, therefore, “What is this that he says, ‘the little while?’ We know not for sure what he is saying.” 19 Then Jesus perceived that they were wanting to question him, and he said to them, “Are you inquiring among one another concerning this because I said, ‘In a little while you will not see me, and in a little while you shall see me again?’ 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will all weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. And you will be grieved, pained, distressed and sorrowful, but your misery will grow into joy. 21 When the woman does bear child, she is having grief because her time has come: but when she does deliver the child, she no longer remembers the affliction because of the joy that a person has been born into the world. 22 And therefore you indeed are having grief now: but I will see you all again, and your heart will be full of joy, and no one is able to be taking your joy away from you. 23 And in that day you all will not ask me anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, that whatsoever you may ask the Father in my Name, he will give it to you. 24 Up until now you all have not asked anything in my Name: ask, and you will receive, so that your joy may be fulfilling.

25 These things I have spoken to you in obscure enigmatic sayings until this very hour: an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure enigmatic sayings, but I will set forth to you all freely and boldly concerning the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my Name: and I tell you not that I will make request of the Father concerning you; 27 for the Father himself cherishes you all excessively because you all have loved me even up until this moment, and have believed that I came forth from God even up until this moment. 28 I came forth from the Father, and came into the world: likewise, I leave the world and go to the Father.” 29 His disciples said to him, “Lo, now you are speaking freely and boldly, and you are speaking not even one obscure enigmatic saying. 30 Now we know for sure that you surely know all things, and are having no necessity or requirement that anyone should question you. By this we are believing that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Are you all now believing? 32 Behold, an hour is coming, yea, has already come, that you all shall be scattered, every one separately to his own household, and you all shall forsake and desert me: yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things have I spoken to you up to this time so that in me you all may have peace. In the world you will all have distressing circumstances: but be courageous and encouraged; I have overcome the world with the present result that I am an over-comer.

14:25 “These things I have spoken to you all while abiding with you. 26 But the Benefactor/Assistant/Advocate — the Holy Spirit which the Father will send in my Name — that One shall teach all of you all things, and will put in your mind and bring to your remembrance all which I said to you. 27 I leave to you all peace; my peace I give to you: I give to you all not as the world is giving. Let not your heart be troubled, agitated, disquieted or affected with anxiety and grief: neither let it be fearful and intimidated. 28 You have heard how that I said to you, “I go away, and I come to you.” If you had been seeking my highest good, you would have rejoiced that I said, ‘I go to the Father,’ rather than keeping me for yourselves, for my Father is greater than me. 29 And now I have told you before it is to take place, so that, when it does take place, you all may believe. 30 I will no longer speak much with you, for the Ruler of this world system is coming: and he is not holding anything in me; 31 but so that the world can know that I am loving, valuing, esteeming and delighting in the Father, faithfully seeking his good interests, and as the Father commanded me, even so I am doing. Rouse yourselves, we should go away from this place.”

17:1 These things Jesus spoke; and he lifted up his eyes toward heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Magnify your Son, in order that your Son may also magnify you. 2 Inasmuch as you gave him power and authority over all humanity, so to all you have given him with the present result that they are his alone, to them may he give life eternal. 3 And this is eternal life: that they may know you — the only true God, and Jesus Christ — the Messiah whom you sent. 4 I signalized you upon the earth with manifestations of excellence. I did fully execute the work that I should do which you have given me with the present result that it is done. 5 And now, Father, you glorify me yourself with the glory which I was possessing with you before the existence of the world. 6 I declared and made known your Name to the persons whom you have given to me out of the world with the present result that they now know your Name: they were your property; and you have given them to me with the present result that they are now mine; and they have kept your word even to this present time. 7 Now they have known with the present result that they are all aware that all, whatsoever you have given to me to this moment, is from you: 8 for the sayings which you have given to me that I presently possess, I have given to them, so that they are now inculcated; and they received me, and they concluded that I truly came forth from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I am asking concerning them: I am not asking concerning the world, but about those whom you have given to me that I now have: for they are your property, 10 and all of mine are yours, and what is yours, mine; and I have been identified with them with the present result that they are known as my associates. 11 Also I am no longer to be in the world, but these are remaining in the world, for I come to you. Holy Father, keep those whom you have given to me, that I now have, in your Name, so that they may be one, even as are we. 12 While I was in the world with them, I was keeping them in your Name: I preserved whom you have given to me with the present result that they are now safe, and not one of them voided himself, except the son of perdition, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 And now I come to you; and I am speaking these things while in the world, so that they may have my joy being fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word so that they are presently inculcated; and the world hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I ask not that you might take them out of the world, but that you would preserve and shield them from the evil one — Satan — even the Devil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Consecrate and sanctify them in your truth: your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 And for them I consecrate and sanctify myself, so that they also may be receiving consecration and sanctification in truth. 20 And I not only ask about these, but also about those faithing into me in the future through their word: 21 that all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I am in you — so that they may also be one in us — so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 And the identity which you have given me which I now have, I have given to them with the result that they are now identified with us, so that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and you in me, so that they may be receiving complete organization into a united whole; and so that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that those whom you have given to me up to this point may also be with me where I am, so that they may behold my glory which you gave me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, indeed the world knew you not, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me; 26 and I made your Name known to them, and will make it known so that the love wherewith you loved me, may be in them, and I also may be in them.”

18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words they sang a hymn and then he came out and went forth with his disciples over the ravine of the Cedars, and they went out to the mount of Olives, as he was accustomed, where there was a garden named Gethsemane, into which he entered, himself and his disciples who also followed him.

2 Now Judas, the one betraying him, also knew the place where they were: for Jesus had resorted there many times with his disciples. 3 Judas then, having received the temple guard, and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lamps and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all the things coming upon him, standing forth, said to the rest of them, “Who are you all seeking?” 5 They answered him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” Jesus said to them, “I AM.” And Judas also, the one handing him over, stood with them. 6 When therefore he said to them, ‘I AM,’ they followed and fell prostrate to the ground. 7 Therefore, he asked them again, “Who are you all seeking?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 8 Jesus responded, “I told you that I am: therefore, if you are seeking me, allow these others to go,” 9 so that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke: ‘Of those whom you have given me which I now possess, I lost none of them — not one.’ 10 Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest’s salve, and cut off his right ear. And the slave’s name was Malchus. 11 Then Jesus therefore said to Peter, “Put your sword back in its place — into the sheath: shall I not ever drink the cup now at hand which the Father has given me?”

12 So the cohort, and the chiliarch, and the officers of the Jews apprehended Jesus and bound him, 13 and led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, and tentatively hanging on to power as long as he could. Caiaphas was actually the high priest during that term, 14 who also was the one advising the Jews, that it is beneficial, conducive to profit, advantageous and expedient for one man himself to die in behalf of/instead of/in maintenance of/for the furtherance of, the people.

15 And Simon Peter and another disciple were trailing Jesus. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the “high priest;” 16 but Peter stood at the door with the result that he was left standing without. So that other disciple who was known to the “high priest,” went out and spoke to the door-keeper, and brought Peter in. 17 Then the girl door-keeper said to Peter, “Are you not also of this man’s disciples?” He said, “I am not.” 18 Now the slaves and the officers stood with the result that they remained there, having made a heap of hot coals; for it was cold and they were warming themselves: and Peter was standing and warming himself with them.

19 Then, even though a nighttime trial was illegal, the “high priest” questioned Jesus concerning his disciples, and about his teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews are always gathering together; and I spoke nothing in secret. 21 Why are you interrogating me? Ask those having heard what I spoke to them: behold, they know for sure what I said.” 22 And upon saying these things, one of the officers standing by gave Jesus a blow with the palm of his hand, saying, “Are you answering the high priest in this manner?” 23 Jesus answered him, “If I spoke falsehood, give evidence concerning the lie: but if spoke rightly, why are you hitting me?” 24 Therefore, being bound, Annas sent him to Caiaphas the high priest. 25 Now Simon Peter was still standing up and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, “Are you also one of his disciples?” That one denied and said, “I am not,” 26 And one of the slaves of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?” 27 Peter therefore denied again, and immediately the cock crowed.

28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin into the Praetorium. It was early Thursday, the 6th of April, A.D. 30, the Day of Preparation, and they themselves entered not into the Praetorium, lest they should be ceremonially defiled, and also so that they would be able to eat the Passover on Friday. 29 Pilate therefore went out to them and said, “What accusation are you all bringing against this man?” 30 And they answered and began to accuse him, saying, “Except this one were an evildoer, we would not have delivered him up to you.” 31 Pilate therefore said to them, “You all take him and judge him according to your Law.” The Jews that loved to stone then hypocritically said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,” 32 so that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he spoke, signifying to what type or manner of death he was about to die — that being Roman crucifixion. 33 Pilate therefore entered back into the Praetorium and summoned Jesus, and asked him, “are you the king of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this out of yourself as a source, or have others told you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “A Jew I am not. Your own people and the chief priests have delivered you up to me: what have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then my assistants would be fighting, so that I would not be delivered into the hands of the Jews: but presently, my kingdom is not of this place.” 37 Pilate therefore said to him, “You are a king then?” And Jesus answering said to him, “You are speaking because I am a king. I have been born for this, and for this I have come into the world, so that I can bear witness to the truth. All those being of the truth hear my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no crime in him; 39 but it is a custom for you that I should release one prisoner to you for the Passover: therefore do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews? 40 Therefore they cried out again saying, Not this man but Bar Abbas. Now Bar Abbas was a robber.

19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and dressed him in a purple garment; 3 and they came to him and said, “Hail King of the Jews!” And they beat him with their hands. 4 Then Pilate came again to the outside, and said to them, “Behold, I bring him out to you so that you may know that I find not one crime in him.” 5 Jesus therefore came out to the outside, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple garment. And Pilate said to them, “Behold, the man!” 6 When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out saying, “Crucify! Crucify!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him: for I find not a crime in him.” 7 The Jews answered him, “We have a Law, and according to our Law he ought to die, because he made himself Son of God.” 8 When Pilate therefore heard this detail, he became more reluctant; 9 and he entered again into the Praetorium with Jesus and said to him, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Pilate therefore said to him, “You are not speaking to me? Are you uncertain that I have authority and power to crucify you, and that I have authority and power to release you?” 11 Jesus answered him, “You would not be holding authority and power over me unless you had been receiving permission and supply from above: therefore, the ones delivering me up to you have the greater sin.” 12 After this, Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you release this man, you are not a friend of Caesar: everyone making himself a king is opposing Caesar!” 13 Pilate therefore, hearing this saying, finally brought Jesus outside, and sat down upon the judgment seat at a place called ‘The Pavement,’ but in Hebrew called, ‘Gabbatha.’ 14 Now it was still Thursday, the Preparation of the Passover, well before the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your king!” 15 But they cried out, “Lift him up! Lift him up! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your king?” The chief priests hypocritically answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” 16 Then, therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified.

They took Jesus and led him away, therefore, 17 and he went out, bearing aloft his cross alone to the place called ‘The Place of the Skull,’ which in Hebrew is called ‘Golgotha,’ and in Latin called ‘Calvary,’ 18 where they crucified him, and with him two others — on either side one, and Jesus in the middle. 19 And Pilate wrote — and set up above over his head on the cross — an inscribed placard also; and the superscription of his accusation, having been written, was upon it: “This is Jesus the Nazarite: the King of the Jews.” 20 Therefore, many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city: and it had been written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek characters. 21 The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate, “write not, ‘The King of the Jews;’ but that this one said, ‘I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” 23 Then the soldiers divided his garments after having crucified him, and cast lots: they took his garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and they took the tunic also. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said, therefore, one to another, “Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots for it, to see whose it shall be,” so that the scripture spoken by the prophet might be fulfilled, that saying, “They parted my garments among themselves, and upon my vesture they cast a lot.” These things therefore the soldiers did.

25 And there stood transfixed near the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister — Mary the wife of Clopas — and Mary of Magdalene. 26 Jesus therefore seeing his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he cherished, he said to his mother, “Woman: behold your son” — i.e. behold the disciple John. 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her into his own care.

28 After this, knowing that all things had become finished — completed with the present result that they are now concluded, so that the scripture might be accomplished — Jesus said, “I thirst.” 29 And there was setting there a vessel full of vinegar. And so immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and filling the sponge full with vinegar and attaching it on a reed of hyssop, he brought it to his mouth and gave him to drink. Jesus, therefore, 30 when he had received the vinegar, cried again with a great voice, uttering, “Father! It has been concluded, finished, completed — with the present result that it is now fulfilled and realized!” And having bowed his head, he gave up the ghost.

31 Then the Jews, because it was the Day of Preparation, asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away, so that their bodies would not remain on the cross upon the approaching Friday Sabbath; for the day of that Sabbath was a special day — Passover — and also the first day of unleavened bread — immediately followed by the regular Sabbath on Saturday. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first, and those of the other crucified with him: 33 but coming upon Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they broke not his legs: 34 howbeit one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And the eyewitness has testified: and his testimony is unfeigned, trustworthy and true; and this witness knows absolutely that what he is saying is true, so that you may believe. 36 For these things came to pass so that the scripture might be fulfilled, “A bone of him shall not be broken;” 37 and again another scripture says, “They shall look upon him whom they pierced.”

38 And after these things, Joseph of Arimathaea — who was himself also being discipled by Jesus — but heretofore clandestinely for fear of the Jews, now boldly and openly asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And then Pilate gave him leave. And Joseph then came and took Jesus down, and took his body away. 39 And there came also Nicodemus — he who at the first came to Jesus by night — bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred libra. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and wound and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden Joseph had a new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock for himself, wherein was never yet anyone laid. 42 There — for the tomb was near at hand — then, they laid Jesus, because it was nearing the end of the Day of the Jew’s Preparation, being almost 6 p.m. — and the first Sabbath drew on.

20:1 Now it was yet dark at early dawn, about 6 a.m. on Sunday, the first day of the week, and Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw the stone removed from the tomb. 2 So Mary Magdalene came to Peter, and the other disciple whom Jesus greatly esteemed, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord from out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Peter and the other disciple therefore arose and they went forth running to the tomb. 4 And they both were running together, but the other disciple out-ran Peter, and came to the tomb first; 5 and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he entered not in. 6 Simon Peter therefore also came after him to the tomb, and stooped looking in, he then entered into the tomb and he beheld the linen cloths lying by themselves, 7 and the napkin that was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself — a sign which means “I shall return”. 8 Then, therefore, the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, entered also, saw and believed. 9 But as yet, they understood not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes, wondering at that which had come to pass.

11 But Mary Magdalene was left standing outside the tomb weeping: so as she wept she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12 and she beheld two angels in white, one standing at the head, and one sitting at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had thus spoken, she turned herself back, and beheld Jesus standing, but knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you seeking?” She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him from here, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She then turned herself and said in Hebrew, “Rabbi;” which is like saying, ‘Teacher.’ 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not touch or cling to me; for I have not yet ascended to the Father to present my blood of sacrifice in the holy of holies: but go to my brethren and say to them, “I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.” He spoke thus because he had fully and absolutely identified himself with his own. 18 Mary Magdalene then came and told the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” and that he had said these things to her.

19 Later, on that first day of the week, when it was evening and the doors were shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace to you.” 20 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were therefore glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus therefore said to them, “Peace to you: as the Father has sent me, so send I you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them so that they could understand the scriptures and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit: 23 whose so ever sins you forgive, they have already been forgiven them from above; whose so ever sins you retain, they have already been retained from above.” 24 But Thomas, one of the twelve called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him later, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I can see the print of the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the print of those nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. The doors being shut, Jesus came and stood again in their midst and said, “Peace to you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Extend your finger here and see my hands; and extend your hand and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but faithing.” 28 Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and My God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Because, Thomas, you have seen me, you have believed: fortunate are those not seeing, yet believing.” 30 Jesus therefore did many other signs in the presence of the disciples which are not written in this book: 31 but these are recorded so that you can believe that Jesus is the Christ — the Messiah — the Son of God; and that believing you can have life through his Name.

21:1 After these things, Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he was manifested on this wise: 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas Didymus, and Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I’m going fishing.” They said to him, “We shall come with you also.” They went forth and entered into the boat; and that night they caught nothing. 4 But now that day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: howbeit the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus therefore said to them, “Children, do you not have anything for eating?” They answered him, “No!” 6 And he said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find a catch.” They cast therefore, but then they were not able to draw it in for the multitude of fishes. 7 That disciple therefore whom Jesus cherished said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”

So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him — for he was undressed — and threw himself into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the little boat — for they were not far from the beach, but about one hundred yards off — dragging the net full of fishes. 9 So when they got out upon the land, they saw a fire of charcoal there, and a fish laid thereon, and a loaf. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the small fish which you have now caught.” 11 Simon Peter therefore went up and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty three: and being so many, yet the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come for breakfast.” But none of the disciples dared ask of him, ‘Who are you?’ knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave them, and the small fish likewise. This was now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15 So when they had eaten breakfast, in order to reinstate him after his fall, Jesus said to Simon Peter, the eldest, “Simon, son of Joanes, do you love me more than these fish?” He evasively responded to him, “Yes, Lord: you surely know that I like you.” Then Jesus said to him, “Pasture my lambs.” 16 Jesus said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Joanes, do you love me?” He said to him in embarrassment, “Yes, Lord, you surely know that I like you.” Jesus then said to him, “Oversee my sheep.” 17 Jesus said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Joanes, do you like me?” Peter was grieved because Jesus said to him the third time, “Do you like me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you absolutely know all; you know absolutely that I like you.” Then Jesus said to him, “Feed and tend my little sheep. 18 Truly, truly I say to you, when you were younger, you dressed yourself, and you walked where you wanted to go: but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you, and will carry you where you desire not to go.” 19 Now this he spoke, signifying by what manner of death Peter should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he said to him, “Follow me.” 20 Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Jesus cherished following after; the one who also leaned back on his breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one betraying you?” 21 Peter therefore seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and this man, what shall this man do?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” 23 This saying, therefore, went forth among the brethren, that that disciple may not die: yet Jesus said not to him, ‘that he may not die;’ but merely, ‘If I desire that he tarry until I come, what is that to you?’ 24 This is that disciple who bears testimony of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which if they could be written — every one — I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

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