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to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.--This commandment have I received of my Father.
THERE was a division therefore again among the Jews 19 discourses. for these sayings. And many of them said, He hath a 20 devil, and is mad; why hear ye him ? Others said, 'These are not the 21 words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind ? He publicly asserts
AND it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, 22 his divinity and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in 23 Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about hinn, and said unto 24 him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not : 25 the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. But 26 ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My 27 sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me : and I give 28 unto them eternal life ; and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater 29 than all ; 'and none is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and 30 my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 31 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my 32 Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered 33 him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered 34 them, Is it not written in your law, " I said, ye are gods?” If he called 35 them gods, unto whom the word of God came,--and the scripture cannot be broken--say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent 36 into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God ?. 'If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 'But if I do, though 37 ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him. The Jews opposing
THEREFORE they sought again to take him; but he 39 Christ, he retires be- escaped out of their hand, and went away again beyond 40 yond Jordan.
Jordan, into the place where John at first baptized ; and there he abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no 41 miracle; but all things that John spake of this man were true. And 42 many believed on him there.
NOW a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of 11 of the sickness of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
(It 2 was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) There- 3 fore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, 4 but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had 5, 6 heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go 7 into Judea again. His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late 8 sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again ? Jesus answered, 9 Are there not twelve hours in the day? if any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world ; but if a man 10 walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. These 11 things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth ; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his 12 disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. How beit Jesus spake of 13 his death :: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead ; 'and I am glad 14 for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe ; never
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theless, let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, 16 unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. The resurrection of
THEN when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in 17
the grave four days already. (Now Bethany was nigh unto 18 Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off.) And many of the Jews came to 19 Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Then 20 Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him : but Mary sat still in the house. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if 21 thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know that even 22 now whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith 23 unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know 24 that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said 25 unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth, and be- 26 lieveth in me, shall never die. Believest thou this ? 'She saith unto him, 27 Yea, Lord : I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. And when she had so said, she went 28 her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, 29 and came unto him. Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but 30 was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were 31 with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and 32 saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her 33 weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him ? 34 They say unto him, Lord, come and see. "Jesus wept. Then said the 35 Jews, Behold how he loved him! And some of them said, Could not this 37 man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died ? Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh 38 to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 'Jesus said, Take 39 ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh : for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldest believe, 40 thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone 41 from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted
eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me: and I knew 42 that thou hearest me always : but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he 43 thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth! And 44 he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes : and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
THEN many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things 45 which Jesus did, believed on him. But some of them went their ways to 46 the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
THEN gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a 47 solve to put Christ council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many
miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe 48 on him: and the Romans shall corne, and take away both our place and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that 49 same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, 'nor consider that it 50 is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. (And this spake he not of himself : but being 51
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high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation ; i and not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in 52 one the children of God that were scattered abroad.) Then from that 53 day forth they took counsel together to put him to death.
JESUS therefore walked no more openly among the 54 Ephrata. Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples. And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand : and many went out of the 55 country 'up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves. Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood 56 in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast ? Now 57 both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him.
THEN Jesus, six days before the passover, came to 12 by Mary. Mait. xxvi.Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom
he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper : 2 and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very 3 costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. Then saith one 4 of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to 5 the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor ; but because he 6 was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said 7 Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye bave with you; but me ye have not always. 8
Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there : and 9 they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that 10 they might put Lazarus also to death : because that by reason of him 11 many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
ON the next day, much people that were come to the 12 euter Jerusalem, feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusaxi. I. Luke xix. 28. lem, ' took branches of palm-trees, and went forth to 13 meet him, and cried, “Hosanna! Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the LORD!' And Jesus, when he had found a 14 young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, '“ Fear not, daughter of Sion : 15 behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.” These things under- 16 stood not his disciples at the first : but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. The people therefore that was with 17 him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they 18 heard that he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said 19 among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing ? behold, the world is gone after him.
AND there were certain Greeks among them, that 20 Jerusalem, certain
came up to worship at the feast. The same came there- 21
fore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh and telleth 22 Andrew : and again, Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. And Jesus answered 23 them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground 24 and die, it abideth alone : but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He 25 that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world,
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shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; 26 and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. Now is my soul troubled ; and what shall I 27 say ? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 'Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from 28 heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The 29 people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered; others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came 30 not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this 31 world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be 32 lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (This he said, sig- 33 nifying what death he should die.) The people answered him, We have 34 heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever : and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man? 'Then 35 Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, be- 36 lieve in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
A reflection on the But though he had done so many miracles before them, 37 unbelief of the Jews.
yet they believed not on him: that the saying of Esaias 38 the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, “ LORD, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ?” "Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 1" He 39 hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” These things said Esaias, when he saw his 41 glory, and spake of him. Nevertheless, among the chief rulers also many 42 believed on him ; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue : for they loved the praise 43 of men more than the praise of God.
JESUS cried, and said, He that believeth on me, believeth 44 Christ again declares the object of his not on me, but on him that sent me: and he that seeth 45
me, seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the 46 world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And 47 if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, 48 and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not 49 spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know 50 that this commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. Christ partakes of NOW before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew 13 the last passover, that his hour was come that he should depart out of this xiv. 17. Luke xxii. 14.world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. He reproves the am
2 bition of his dis the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,)
AND supper being ended, (the devil having now put into ciples, and washes
Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth 4 from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that, he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash 5 the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, 6 dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I 7
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do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith 8 unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I.wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, 9 not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, 10 He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray 11 him : therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed 12 their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master, and 13 Lord : and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, 14 have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I 15 have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord ; 16 neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these 17 things, happy are ye if ye do them. I speak not of you all ; I know whom 18 I have chosen ; but that the scripture may be fulfilled, • He that eateth bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.” Now I tell you be- 19 fore it come, that when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send, re- 20 ceiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.
WHEN Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, 21 over, Christ speaks and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, That Matt. xxvi. 21. Mark one of you shall betray me. Then the disciples looked 22 xiv. 17. Luke xxii. one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there 23
was leaning on Jesus' bosom, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask 24 who it should be of whom he spake. He then, lying on Jesus' breast, 25 saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, He it is to whom I 26 shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop,
he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop 27 Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this 28 unto him. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that 29 Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. He then, hav- 30 ing received the sop, went immediately out : and it was night.
THEREFORE, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now 31 out to betray Christ, is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. Christ predicts Peter's If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in 32 the danger of the himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
Little chil- 33 dren, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me; and, as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come, so now I say to you. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one 34 another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this 35 shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou ? 36 Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterward. Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot 37 I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. Jesus an- 38 swered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
LET not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, 14 them on his ap- believe also in me. In my Father's house are many man- 2 proaching death.
sions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will 3 come again and receive you unto myself ; that where I am, there ye may
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rest. Luke xx. 28.