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JOHN VII. When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these 32 which this man hath done? The Pharisees heard that the

people murmured such things concerning him; and the

Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take 33 him.

Then said Jesus ; Yet a little while I am with 34 you, and then I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek

me, and shall not find me ; and where I am, thither 35 not

Then said the Jews among themselves; Whither will he go, that we shall not find him ? will he go

unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gen36 tiles ? What manner of saying is this that he said ; Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, thither

ye cannot come ?

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying ; If any man thirst, let him come unto me, 38 and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath 39 said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But

this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him

should receive ; for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, be40 cause that Jesus was not yet glorified. Many of the

people therefore, when they heard this saying, said ; Of a 41 truth this is the Prophet. Others said ; This is the Christ. 42 But some said ; Shall Christ come out of Galilee ? Hath

not the scripture said, that Christ cometh of the seed of Da

vid, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? 43 So there was a division among the people because of 44 him.

And some of them would have takep him; 45 but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to

the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said unto them; 46 Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered 47 Never man spake like this man. Then answered them the 48 Pharisees; Are ye also deceived ? have any of the rulers, 49 or of the Pharisees believed on him ? but this people, who 50 knoweth not the law, believeth; they are cursed. Nicode

mus saith unto them, he that came to Jesus by night, being 51 one of them; Doth our law judge any man before it hear 52 him, and know what he doeth? They answered and said

unto him ; Art thou also of Galilee ? search and look, for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

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And every man went unto his own house.

Jesus went 2 unto the mount of Olives; and early in the morning he came

again into the temple, and all the people came unto him ; 3 and he sat down and taught them. And the scribes and

Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery, and 4 when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him ;

Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be 6 stoned; but what sayest thou ? · This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stoop

ed down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though 7 he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he

lifted up himself, and said unto them ; He that is without sin 8 among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he 9 stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which

heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last ; and

Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the

woman, he said unto her; Woman, where are those thine 11 accusers ? hath no man condemned thee? She said ; No

man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her; Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying; I am the light of the world ; he that followeth me shall not walk in dark13 ness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees there

fore said unto him ; Thou bearest record of thyself; thy 14 record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them;

Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true; for
I know whence I came, and whither I

go;
but

ye cannot tell ence I come, or whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh, 16 I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true; 17 for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law ; “ The testimony of two men

I am one that bear witness of myself, and the 19 Father that sent me beareth witness of me. T'hen said they

unto him ; Where is thy Father? Jesus answered ; Ye nei

ther know me, nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye 20 should have known my Father also. These words spake he

in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; and no man laid hands on him, for his hour was not yet come. Then said Jesus again unto them; I go my way,

and

ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins; whither I go, ye

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JOHN VIII. 22 cannot come. Then said the Jews; Will he kill himself, 23 because he saith ; Whither I go, ye cannot come? And he

said unto them; Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye 24 are of this world, I am not of this world. I said therefore

that
ye shall die in you sins; for if ye

believe not 25 that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Then said they unto

him; Who art thou ? And Jesus saith unto them ; Even 26 the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have • many things to say, and to judge of you ; but he that sent

me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I 27 have heard of him. They understood not, that he spake to 28 them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them; When ye

have lift up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am

he; and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath 29 taught me, I speak these things; and he that sent me is with

me; the Father hath not left me alone, for I do always those things that please him.

As he spake these words, many believed on him. 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him ; If ye 32 continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed, and

ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him; We be Abraham's seed, and were

never in bondage to any man; how sayest thou; Ye shall 34 be made free? Jesus answered them; Verily, verily, I say

unto you, whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the 36 Son abideth ever. If the Son" therefore shall make

you

free, 37 ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's

seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no 38 place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Fa

ther; and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him; Abraham is our father.

Jesus saith unto them ; If ye were Abraham's children, ye 40 would do the works of Abraham. But

seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard 41 of God; this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your

father. Then said they to him ; We be not born of fornica42 tion n; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto

them ; If God were your Father, ye would love me; for I

proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of my43 self, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my 44 speech ? Even because ye cannot 'hear my word.

of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will

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JOHN VIII. do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth ; because there is no' truth in him. When he

speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own ; for he is a liar, and 45 the father of it. And because I tell

you
the truth, ye

be46 lieve me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin ? if I say 47 the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God,

heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because 48 ye are not of God. The Jews answ

swered, and said unto him ; Say we not well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil 49 Jesus answered; I have not a devil, but I honour my Fa50 ther, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own 51 glory ; there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, veri

ly, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never 52 see death. Then said the Jews unto him ; Now we know

that thou hast a devil; Abraham is dead, and the prophets,

and thou sayest ; If a man keep my saying, he shall never 53 taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham,

which is dead ? and the prophets are dead; whom makest 54 thou thyself? Jesus answered; If I honour myself, my

honour is nothing. It is my Father that honoureth me, of 55 whom ye say, that he is your God, yet ye have not known

him ; but I know him. And if I should say, I know him

not, I shall be a liar like unto you. But I know him, and 56 keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my 57 day; and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews

unto him ; Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou 58 seen Abrahám? Jesus said unto them; Verily, verily, I 59 say unto you, before Abraham was, I am. Then

took they up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself,

and went out of the temple. 9 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind 2 from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying ; Mas

ter, who did sin ? this man, or his parents, that he was born 3 blind? Jesus answered ; Neither hath this man sinned, nor his

parents ; but that the works of God should be made 4 manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent

me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can 5 work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the 6 world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground,

and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the 7 blind man with the clay, and said unto him; Go, wash in the pool of Siloam; (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came

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8 ing. - The neighbours therefore, and they which be

fore had seen him that he was a beggar, said ; Is not this he 9 that sat and begged ? Some said ; This is he. Others 10 said ; He is like him. But he said, I am he. Therefore 11 said they unto him ; How were thine eyes opened? He

answered and said ; A man that is called Jesus, made clay and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me; Go to Siloam,

and wash. And I went and washed, and I received sight. 12 Then said they unto him ; Where is he? He said ; I know

not. 13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was 14 blind.

And it was the sabbath-day when Jesus made the 15 clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also

asked him, how he had received his sight. He said unto them ; He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do

Therefore said some of the Pharisees; This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath-day.

Others said ; How can a man that is a sinner do such mira17 cles ? And there was a division among them. They say unto

the blind man again; What sayest thou of him, that he hath 18 opened thine eyes? He said ; He is a prophet. But the

Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind,

and received his sight, until they called the parents of him 19 that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying ; Is this

your son, who ye say was born blind ? how then doth 20 he now see? His parents answered them and said ; We 21 know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but

by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath

opened his eyes, we know not; he is of age, ask him ; he 22 shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents, be

cause they feared the Jews. For the Jews had agreed al

ready, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he 23 should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his 24 parents; He is of age, ask him. Then again called

they the man that was blind, and said unto him; Give God 25 the praise ; we know that this man is a sinner.

swered and said ; Whether he be a sinner or no, I know

not; one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26 Then said they to him again ; What did he to thee? How 27 opened he thine eyes ? He answered them; I have told you already, and ye did not hear; wherefore would

ye 28 hear it again ? will ye also be his disciples? They reviled

him, and said ; Thou art his disciple ; but we are Moses'

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