In the beginning was that Word, and that Word was with God, and that Word was God. This same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by it, and without it was made nothing that was made. In it was life, and that life was the light of men. And that light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This same came for a witness, to bear witness of that light that all men through him might believe. He was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. This was that true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them he gave prerogative to be the sons of God, even to them that believe in his Name. Which are born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And that Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw the glory thereof, as the glory of the only begotten Son of the Father) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me, was before me: for he was better then I. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the Law was given by Moses, but grace, and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time: that only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Then this is the record of John, when the Jews sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly, I am not that Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What say thou of thy self? He said, I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the Prophet Esaias. Now they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptize thou then, if thou be not that Christ, neither Elias, nor that Prophet? answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there is one among you, whom ye know not. He it is that cometh after me, which was before me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where did baptize. The next day John, seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold that Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man, which was before me: for he was better then I. And I knew him not: but because he should be declared to Israel, therefore am I come, baptizing with water. So bare record, saying, I beheld that Spirit come down from heaven, like a dove, and it abode upon him, and I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, he said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see that Spirit come down, and tarry still on him, that is he which baptizeth with the holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is that Son of God.
The next day, stood again, and two of his disciples. And he beheld Jesus walking by, and said, Behold that Lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned about, and saw them follow, and said unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say by interpretation, Master) where dwellest thou? He said unto them, Come, and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two which had heard it of John, and that followed him. The same found his brother Simon first, and said unto him, We have found that Messias, which is by interpretation, that Christ. And he brought him to Jesus; Jesus beheld him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone. The day following, Jesus would go into Galilee, and found Philip, and said unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, We have found him of whom Moses did write in the Law, and the Prophets, Jesus that son of Joseph, that was of Nazareth. Then Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come, and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold indeed an Israelite, in whom is no guile. Nathanael said unto him, Whence knew thou me? Jesus answered, and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou was under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered, and said unto him, Rabbi, thou art that Son of God: thou art that King of Israel. Jesus answered, and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the figtree, believe thou? thou shalt see greater things then these. And he said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto you, hereafter shall ye see heaven open, and the Angels of God ascending, and descending upon that Son of man.
And the third day was there a marriage in Cana a town of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus was called also, and his disciples unto the marriage. Now when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said unto him, They have no wine. Jesus said unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother said unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there, six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. And Jesus said unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. Then they filled them up to the brim. Then he said unto them, Draw out now and bear unto the governor of the feast. So they bare it. Now when the governor of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, (for he knew not whence it was: but the servants, which drew the water, knew) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and said unto him, All men at the beginning set forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept back the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana a town of Galilee and shewed forth his glory: and his disciples believed on him.
After it, he went down into Capernauum, he & his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: but they continued not many days there. For the Jews Passover was at hand. Therefore Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the Temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and changers of money, sitting there. Then he made a scourge of small cords, and drave them all out of the Temple with the sheep and oxen, and powered out the changers money, and overthrew the tables, and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence: make not my fathers house, an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered, that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, What sign shew thou unto us, that thou do these things? Jesus answered, and said unto them, Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up again. Then said the Jews, Forty & six years was this Temple a building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. As soon therefore as he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he thus said unto them: and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. Now when he was at Jerusalem at the Passover in the feast, many believed in his Name, when they saw his miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew them all, and had no need that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
There was now a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know ye thou art a teacher come from God: for no man could do these miracles that thou do, except God were with him. Jesus answered, & said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born which is old? can he enter into his mothers womb again, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, except that a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh: and that that is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every man that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered, and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered, & said unto him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and know not these things? Verily, verily I say unto thee, we speak that we know, and testify that we have seen: but ye receive not our witness. If when I tell you earthly things, ye believe not, how should ye believe, if I shall tell you of heavenly things? For no man ascendeth up to heaven, but he that hath descended from heaven, that Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so must that Son of man be lift up, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he hath given his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world, that he should condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth in him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of that only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation that that light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather then that light, because their deeds were evil. For every man that evil doeth, hateth the light, neither cometh to light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds might be made manifest, that they are wrought according to God.
After these things, came Jesus & his disciples into the land of Judea, and there tarried with them, and baptized. And also baptized in Enon besides Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison. Then there arose a question between John’s disciples and the Jews, about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered, and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves are my witnesses that I said, I am not that Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegrooms voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that is come from an high, is above all: he that is of the earth, is of the earth, and speaketh of the earth: he that is come from heaven, is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: but no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath sealed that God is true. For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God giveth him not the Spirit by measure. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life, and he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Now when the Lord knew, how the Pharisees had heard, that Jesus made and baptized more disciples then John, (Though Jesus himself baptized not: but his disciples) he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria. Then came he to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near unto the possession that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. And there was Jacobs well. Jesus then wearied in the journey, sat thus on the well: it was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, Give me drink. For his disciples were gone away into the city, to buy meat. Then said the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it, that thou being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews meddle not with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knew that gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me drink, thou would have asked of him, and he would have given thee, water of life. The woman said unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that water of life? Art thou greater then our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and he himself drank thereof, and his sons, and his cattle? Jesus answered, and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never be more athirst: but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water, springing up into everlasting life. The woman said unto him, Sir, give me of that water, that I may not thirst, neither come hither to draw. Jesus said unto her, Go, call thine husband, and come hither. The woman answered, and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband. For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thine husband: that said thou truly. The woman said unto him, Sir, I see that thou art a Prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain, and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor at Jerusalem worship the Father. Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit, and truth: for the Father requireth even such to worship him. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and truth. The woman said unto him, I know well that Messias shall come which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus said unto her, I am he, that speak unto thee. And upon that, came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with a woman: yet no man said unto him, What ask thou? or why talk thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men, Come, see a man which hath told me all things that ever I did: is not he that Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. In the mean while, the disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Then said the disciples between themselves, Hath any man brought him meat? Jesus said unto them, My meat is that I may do the will of him that sent me, and finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the regions: for they are white already unto harvest. And he that reapeth, receiveth reward, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, might rejoice together. For herein is the saying true, that one soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that, whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors. Now many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him, for the saying of the woman which testified, He hath told me all things that ever I did. Then when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word. And they said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him our selves, and know that this is in deed that Christ the Savior of the world.
So two days after he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself had testified, that a Prophet hath none honor in his own country. Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, which had seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they went also unto the feast. And Jesus came again into Cana a town of Galilee, where he had made of water, wine; there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would go down, and heal his son: for he was even ready to die. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The ruler said unto him, Sir, go down before my son die. Jesus said unto him, Go thy way, thy son liveth: and the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend; they said unto him, Yesterday the seventh hour the fever left him. Then the father knew, that it was the same hour in the which Jesus had said unto him, Thy son liveth; he believed, & all his household. This second miracle did Jesus again, after he was come out of Judea into Galilee.
After that, there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And there is at Jerusalem by the place of the sheep, a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches: in the which lay a great multitude of sick folk, of blind, halt, and withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an Angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first, after the stirring of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had been diseased eight and thirty years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he now long time had been diseased, he said unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus said unto him, Rise: take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and the same day was the Sabbath. The Jews therefore said to him that was made whole, It is the Sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, he said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed and walk? And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away from the multitude that was in that place. And after that, Jesus found him in the Temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore the Jews did persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him: not only because he had broken the Sabbath: but said also that God was his Father, and made himself equal with God. Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, save that he seeth the Father do: for whatsoever things he doeth, the same things doeth the Son in like manner. For the Father loveth the Son, & sheweth him all things, whatsoever he himself doeth, and he will shew him greater works then these, that ye should marvel. For likewise as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son, because that all men should honor the Son, as they honor the Father: he that honoreth not the Son, the same honoreth not the Father, which hath sent him. Verily, verily I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but hath passed from death unto life. Verily, verily I say unto you, the hour shall come, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear it shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself, so likewise hath he given to the Son to have life in himself, and hath given him power also to execute judgment, in that he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour shall come, in the which all that are in the graves, shall hear his voice. And they shall come forth, that have done good, unto the resurrection of life: but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation. I can do nothing of mine own self: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me. If I should bear witness of myself, my witness were not true. There is another that beareth witness of me, and I know that the witness, which he beareth of me, is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not the record of man: nevertheless these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning, & a shining candle: and ye would for a season have rejoiced in his light. But I have greater witness then the witness of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do bear witness of me, that the Father sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, beareth witness of me. Ye have not heard his voice at any time, neither have ye seen his shape. And his word have you not abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believed not. Search the Scriptures: for in them ye think to have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me. But ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not the praise of men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Fathers Name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him will ye receive. How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh of God alone? Do not think that I will accuse you to my Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
After these things, Jesus went his way over the sea of Galilee, which is Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles, which he did on them that were diseased. Then Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus lift up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude came unto him, he said unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these might eat? (And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.) Philip answered him, Two hundred penny worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. Then said unto him one of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, There is a little boy here, which hath five barley loaves, and two fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the people sit down. (Now there was much grass in that place.) Then the men sat down in number, about five thousand. And Jesus took the bread, & gave thanks, & gave to the disciples, and the disciples, to them that were set down: and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. And when they were satisfied, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the broken meat which remaineth, that nothing be lost. Then they gathered it together, and filled twelve baskets with the broken meat of the five barley loaves, which remained unto them that had eaten. Then the men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come, and take him to make him a King, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
When even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, and entered into a ship, and went over the sea, towards Capernaum: and now it was dark, and Jesus was not come to them. And the Sea arose with a great wind that blew. And when they had rowed about five and twenty, or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near unto the ship: so they were afraid. But he said unto them, It is I: be not afraid. Then willingly they received him into the ship, and the ship was by and by at the land, whither they went.
The day following, the people which stood on the other side of the sea, saw that there was none other ship there, save that one, whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples in the ship, but that his disciples were gone alone, and that there came other ships from Tiberias near unto the place where they ate the bread, after the Lord had given thanks. Now when the people saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when came thou hither? Jesus answered them; and said, Verily, verily I say unto you, ye seek me not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled. Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat that endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered, and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe in him, whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign shew thou then, that we may see it, and believe thee? What do thou work? Our fathers did eat Manna in the desert, as it is written; He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you that true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then they said unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am that bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that believeth in me, shall never thirst. But I said unto you, that ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me: and him that cometh to me, I cast not away. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but his will which hath sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every man which seeth the Son, and believeth in him, should have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him because he said, I am that bread, which is come down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus that son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then saith he, I came down from heaven? Jesus then answered, and said unto them, Murmur not among your selves. No man can come to me, except the Father, which hath sent me, draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me: not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth in me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat Manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is that bread, which cometh down from heaven that he which eateth of it, should not die. I am that living bread, which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. Then the Jews strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whosoever eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed & my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As that living Father hath sent me, so live I by the Father, and he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers have eaten Manna, and are dead. He that eateth of this bread shall live forever. These things spake he in the Synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples (when they heard this) said, This is an hard saying: who can hear it? But Jesus knowing in himself, that his disciples murmured at this, said unto them, Doth this offend you? What then if ye should see that Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you are spirit and life. But there are some of you that believe not: for Jesus knew from the beginning, which they were that believed not, & who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of my Father. From that time, many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Master, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life: and we believe and know that thou art that Christ that Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? Now he spake it of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, though he was one of the twelve. After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee, and would not walk in Judea: for the Jews sought to kill him.
Now the Jews feast of the Tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, that thy disciples may see thy works that thou do. For there is no man that doeth any thing secretly, and he himself seeketh to be famous. If thou do these things, shew thy self to the world. For as yet his brethren believed not in him. Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I will not go up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet fulfilled. These things he said unto them, and abode still in Galilee. But as soon as his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were privily. Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? And much murmuring was there of him among the people. Some said, He is a good man: other said, Nay: but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. Now when half the feast was done, Jesus went up into the Temple and taught. And the Jews marveled, saving, How knoweth this man the Scriptures, seeing that he never learned! Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you a Law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered, and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? Jesus answered, and said to them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision, (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers) & ye on the Sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the Sabbath receive circumcision, that the Law of Moses should not be broken, be ye angry with me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they go about to kill? And behold, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing to him: do the rulers know indeed that this is indeed that Christ? Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when that Christ cometh, no man shall know whence he is. Then cried Jesus in the Temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and know whence I am: yet am I not come of myself, but he that sent me, is true, whom ye know not. But I know him: for I am of him, and he hath sent me. Then they sought to take him, but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. Now many of the people believed in him, and said, When that Christ cometh, will he do more miracles then this man hath done? The Pharisees heard that the people murmured these things of him, and the Pharisees, and high Priests sent officers to take him. Then said Jesus unto them, Yet am I a little while with you, and then go I unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me, and where I am, can ye not come. Then said the Jews amongst themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto them that are dispersed among the Grecians, and teach the Grecians? What saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me? and where I am, cannot ye come? Now in the last and great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth in me, as saith the Scripture, out of his belly shall flow rivers of water of life. (This spake he of the Spirit which they that believed in him, should receive: for the holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) So many of the people, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is that Prophet. Other said, This is that Christ: and some said, But shall that Christ come out of Galilee? Saith not the Scripture that that Christ shall come of the seed of David, and out of the town of Beth-leem, where David was? So was there dissension among the people for him. And some of them would have taken him, but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the high Priests and Pharisees, and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Doth any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believe in him? But this people, which know not the Law, are cursed. Nicodemus said unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, and was one of them.) Doth our Law judge a man before it hear him, and know what he hath done? They answered, and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no Prophet. And every man went unto his own house.
And Jesus went unto the mount of Olives, and early in the morning came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto him, and he sat down, and taught them. Then the Scribes, & the Pharisees brought unto him a woman, taken in adultery, and set her in the midst, and said unto him, Master, we found this woman committing adultery, even in the very act. Now Moses in our Law commanded that such should be stoned: what say thou therefore? And this they said to tempt him, that they might have, whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, & with his finger wrote on the ground. And while they continued asking him, he lift himself up, and said unto them, Let him that is among you without sin, cast the first stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And when they heard it, being accused by their own conscience, they went out one by one, beginning at the eldest even to the last: so Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lift up himself again, and saw no man, but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord; Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am that light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have that light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bear record of thy self: thy 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 whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh: I judge no man. And if I also judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I, and the Father, that sent me. And it is also written in your Law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me, beareth witness of me. Then said they unto him, Where is that Father of thine? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor that Father of mine. If ye had known me, ye should have known that Father of mine also. These words spake Jesus 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, can ye not come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go, can ye not come? And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath, I am from above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, That ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe, that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus said unto them, Even the same thing that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say, & to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true, & the things that I have heard of him, those speak I to the world. They understood not that he spake to 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 that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught me, so I speak these things. For he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone, because I do always those things that please him. As he spake these things, many believed in him.
Then said Jesus to the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, ye are verily my disciples, and shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abrahams seed, and were never bound to any man: why say thou then, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth for ever. If that Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham’s seed, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered, and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If ye were Abrahams children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye go about to kill me, a man that have told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the works of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, which is God. Therefore Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, then would ye love me: for I proceeded forth, and came from God, neither came I of my self, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my talk? because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he hath been a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you can rebuke me of sin? and if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth Gods words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritane, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil, but I honor my Father, and ye have dishonored me. And I seek not mine own praise: but there is one that seeketh it, and judgeth. Verily, verily I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews to him, Now know we that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets: and thou say, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead: whom make thou thy self? Jesus answered, If I honor myself, mine honor is nothing worth: it is my Father that honoreth me, 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 should be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty year old, & hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I 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: And he passed through the midst of them, and so went his way.
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents, but that the works of God should be shewed on him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. As soon as he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed the eyes of the blind 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 again seeing. Now the neighbors and they that had seen him before, when he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: and other said, He is like him: but he himself said, I am he. Therefore they said unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered, and said, The man that is called Jesus, made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and received sight. Then they said unto him, Where is he? He said, I can not tell. They brought to the Pharisees him that was once blind. And it was the Sabbath day, when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him, how he had received sight; he said unto them, He laid clay upon mine eyes, & I washed, and do see. Then 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 miracles? and there was a dissension among them. Then spake they unto the blind again, What say thou of him, because he hath opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a Prophet. Then the Jews did not believe him (that he had been blind, and received his sight) until they had called the parents of him that had received sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, whom ye say was born blind? How doth he now see then? His parents answered them, and said, We know that this is our son, & that he was born blind: but by what means he now seeth, we know not: or who hath opened his eyes, can we not tell: he is old enough: ask him: he shall answer for himself. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had ordained already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be excommunicate out of the Synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is old enough: ask him. Then again called they the man that had been blind, and said unto him, Give glory unto God: we know that this man is a sinner. Then he answered, and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I cannot tell: one thing I know, that I was blind, and now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and ye have not heard it: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? Then reviled they him, and said, Be thou his disciple: we be Moses disciples. We know that God spake with Moses: but this man we know not from whence he is. The man answered, and said unto them, Doubtless, this is a marvelous thing, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him heareth he. Since the world began, was it not heard, that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could have done nothing. They answered, and said unto him, Thou art altogether born in sins, and do thou teach us? so they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out: and when he had found him, he said unto him, Do thou believe in the Son of God? He answered, and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe in him? And Jesus said unto him, Both thou hast seen him, and he it is that talketh with thee. Then he said, Lord, I believe, and worshipped him. And Jesus said, I am come unto judgment into this world that they which see not, might see: and that they which see, might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him, heard these things, & said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should not have sin: but now ye say, We see: therefore your sin remaineth. Verily, verily I say unto you, He that entereth not in by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, he is a thief and a robber. But he that goeth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth, & the sheep hear his voice, and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hath sent forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And they will not follow a stranger, but they flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily I say unto you, I am that door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am that door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in, and go out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and have it in abundance. I am that good shepherd: that good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But an hireling, and he which is not the shepherd, neither the sheep are his own, seeth the wolf coming, and he leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. So the hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am that good shepherd, & know mine, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. Other sheep I have also, which are not of this fold: them also must I bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one sheepfold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of my self: I have power to lay it down, and have power to take it again: this commandment have I received of my Father. Then there was a dissension again among the Jews for these sayings, and many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad: why hear ye him? Other said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil: can the devil open the eyes of the blind?
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the Dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the Temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do thou make us doubt? If thou be that Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father’s Name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not: for ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal life, & they shall never perish; neither shall any pluck them out of mine hand. My Father which gave them me is greater then all and none is able to take them out of my Fathers hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews again took up stones, to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father: for which of these works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For the good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and that thou being a man, make thy self God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your Law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God was given, and the Scripture cannot be broken, say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blaspheme, 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, then though ye believe not me, yet believe the works that ye may know and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Again they went about to take him: but he escaped out of their hands, and went again beyond Jordan, into the place where first baptized, and there abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, did no miracle: but all things that spake of this man, were true. And many believed in him there.
And a certain man was sick, named Lazarus of Bethania, the town of Mary, and her sister Martha. (And it was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hear, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou love, is sick. When Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister, and Lazarus. And after he had heard that he was sick, yet abode he two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that, said he to his disciples, Let us go into Judea again. The disciples said unto him, Master, the Jews lately sought to stone thee, and do thou go thither again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. These things spake he, and after, he said unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth: but I go to wake him up. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall be safe. Howbeit, Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of the natural sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes, that I was not there, that ye may believe: but let us go unto him. Then said Thomas (which is called Didymus) unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. Then came Jesus, and found that he had lien in the grave four days already. (Now Bethania was near unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off.) And many of the Jews were come to Martha and Marie to comfort them for their brother. Then Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet him: but Mary sat still in the house. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not been dead. But now I know also, that whatsoever thou ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said 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 believeth in me, shall never die: Believe thou this? She said unto him, Yea, Lord, I believe that thou art that Christ that Son of God, which should come into the world. And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. And when she heard it, she arose quickly, and came unto him. For Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily, & went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave, to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here; my brother had not been dead. When Jesus therefore saw her weep, and the Jews also weep which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled in himself, and said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. And Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold, how he loved him. And some of them said, Could not he, which opened the eyes of the blind, have made also, that this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaned in himself, and came to the grave; it was a cave, and a stone was laid upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, Lord, he stinketh already: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto thee, that if thou didst believe, thou should see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid; Jesus lift up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee, because thou hast heard me. I know that thou hear me always, but because of the people that stand by, I said it, that they may believe, that thou hast sent me. As he had spoken these things, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. Then he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with bands, and his face was bound with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the Jews, which came to Mary, and had seen the things, which Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went their way to the Pharisees, & told them what things Jesus had done.
Then gathered the high Priests & the Pharisees a council, and said, What shall we do? For this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place, and the nation. Then one of them named Caiaphas, which was the high Priest that same year, said unto them, Ye perceive nothing at all, nor yet do you consider that it is expedient for us, that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. This spake he not of himself: but being high Priest that same year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation: and not for that nation only, but that he should gather together in one the children of God, which were scattered. Then from that day forth they consulted together, to put him to death. Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the 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 at hand, and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the Temple, What think ye, that he cometh not to the feast? Now both the high Priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.
Then Jesus, six days before the Passover, came to Bethania, where Lazarus was, who died, whom he had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper, 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 costly, and anointed Jesus feet, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the savor of the ointment. Then said one of his disciples, even Judas Iscariot Simon’s son, which should betray him: why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? Now he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare that which was given. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying she kept it. For the poor always ye have with you, but me ye shall not have always. Then much people of the Jews knew that he was there: and they came, not for Jesus sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. The high Priests therefore consulted, that they might put Lazarus to death also, because that for his sake many of the Jews went away, and believed in Jesus.
On the morrow a great multitude that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus should come to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna, Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the Name of the Lord. And Jesus found a young ass, and sat thereon, as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh sitting on an asses colt. But his disciples understood not these things 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 him, bare witness that he called Lazarus out of the grave, and raised him from the dead. Therefore met him the people also, because they heard that he had done this miracle. And the Pharisees said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? Behold, the world goeth after him.
Now there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast. And they came to Philip, which was of Bethsaida in Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see that Jesus. Philip came and told Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man must be glorified. Verily, verily I say unto you, Except the wheat corn fall into the ground and die, it bideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it, and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me: for where I am, there shall also my servant be: and if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. Now is my soul troubled: and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but therefore came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy Name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. Then said the people that stood by, and heard, that it was a thunder: other said, An Angel spake to him. Jesus answered, and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I were lift up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. Now this said he, signifying what death he should die. The people answered him, We have heard out of the Law, that that Christ bideth for ever: and how say thou, that that Son of man must be lift up? Who is that Son of man? Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you: walk while ye have that light, lest the darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in the dark, knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have that light, believe in that light, that ye may be the children of the light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and hid himself from them. And though he had done so many miracles before them, yet believed they not on him, that the saying of Esaias the Prophet might be fulfilled, that he said, Lord, who believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Therefore could they not believe, because that Esaias saith again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias when he saw his glory, and spake of him. Nevertheless, even among the chief rulers, many believed in him: but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, least they should be cast out of the Synagogue. For they loved the praise of men, more than the praise of God. And Jesus cried, and said, He that believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth in me, should not abide in darkness. And 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 refuseth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, it shall judge him in the last day. For I have not 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 that his commandment is life everlasting: the things therefore that I speak, I speak them so as the Father said unto me.
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, forasmuch as he loved his own which were in the world, unto the end he loved them. And when supper was done (and that the devil had now put in the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him) Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come forth from God, and went to God, he riseth from supper, and layeth aside his upper garments, and took a towel, and girded himself. After that, he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciple’s feet, and to wipe them with the towel, wherewith he was girded. Then came he to Simon Peter, who said to him, Lord, do thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do, thou know not now: but thou shalt know it hereafter. Peter said unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head. Jesus said to him, 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 him: therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed 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 Lord, and ye say well: for so am I. If I then your Lord, and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do, even as I have done to you. Verily, verily I say unto you, The servant is not greater then his master, neither the ambassador greater then he that sent him. If ye know these things, blessed are ye, if ye do them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but it is that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me, hath lift up his heel against me. From henceforth tell I you before it come, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe that I am he. Verily, verily I say unto you, If I send any, he that receiveth him, receiveth me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. When Jesus had said these things, he was troubled in the Spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was one of his disciples, which leaned on Jesus bosom, whom Jesus loved. To him beckoned therefore Simon Peter, that he should ask who it was of whom he spake. He then, as he leaned on Jesus breast, said unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a soppe, when I have dipped it: and he wet a soppe, and gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son. And after the soppe, Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou do, do quickly. But none of them that were at table, knew, for what cause he spake it unto him. For some of them thought because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against ye feast: or that he should give some thing to the poor. As soon then as he had received the soppe, he went immediately out, and it was night.
When he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him. Little children, yet a little while am I with you: ye shall seek me, but as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, can ye not come: also to you say I now, a new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither go thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now: but thou shalt follow me afterward. Peter said unto him, Lord, why can I not follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou have denied me thrice. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many dwelling places: if it were not so, I would have told you: I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there may ye be also. And whither I go, ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas said unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou go: how can we then know the way? Jesus said unto him, I am that Way, and that Truth, and that Life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip said unto him, Lord, shew us thy Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus said unto him, I have been so long time with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me, hath seen my Father: how then say thou, Shew us thy Father? Believe thou not, that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me: at the least, believe me for the very works sake. Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he shall do also, and greater then these shall he do: for I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my Name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world can not receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him: for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you fatherless: but I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world shall see me no more, but ye shall see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day shall ye know that I am in my Father and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, & keepeth them, is he that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him, & will shew mine own self to him. Judas said unto him (not Iscariot) Lord, what is the cause that thou wilt shew thy self unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered, and said unto him, If any man love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and will dwell with him. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my words, & the word which ye hear, is not mine, but the Fathers which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being present with you. But the Comforter, which is the holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my Name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, which I have told you. Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor fear. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and will come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would verily rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater then I. And now have I spoken unto you, before it come, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter will I not speak many things unto you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath naught in me. But it is that the world may know that I love my Father: and as the Father hath commanded me, so I do.
Arise, let us go hence. I Am that true vine, and my Father is that husband man. Every branch that beareth not fruit in me, he taketh away: and every one that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now are ye clean through the word, which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you: as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am that vine: ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, & I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me can ye do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and withereth: and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they burn. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask what ye will, & it shall be done to you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and be made my disciples. As the father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue in that my love. If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Fathers commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love then this hath no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth call I you not servants: for the servant knoweth not what his master doeth: but I have called you friends: for all things that I have heard of my Father, have I made known to you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye go & bring forth fruit, and that your fruit remain, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my Name, he may give it you. These things command I you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also: if they have kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things will they do unto you for my Name’s sake, because they have not known him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they should not have had sin: but now have they no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done works among them which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen, and have hated both me, and my Father. But it is that the word might be fulfilled, that is written in their Law, They hated me without a cause. But when that Comforter shall come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth of the Father, he shall testify of me. And ye shall witness also, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
These things have I said unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall excommunicate you: yea, the time shall come, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the hour shall come, ye might remember, that I told you them; these things said I not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither go thou? But because I have said these things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow. Yet I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, that Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Of sin, because they believed not in me: of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye shall see me no more: of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he is come which is the Spirit of truth; he will lead you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak, and he will shew you the things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine and shew it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, and ye shall see me: for I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me, and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, and, For I go to the Father. They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he saith. Now Jesus knew that they would ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves, of that I said, A little while, & ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament and the world shall rejoice: and ye shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy. A woman when she travaileth, hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore are in sorrow: but I will see you again, & your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you. And in that day shall ye ask me nothing. Verily, verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in parables: but the time will come, when I shall no more speak to you in parables: but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day shall ye ask in my Name, and I say not unto you, that I will pray unto the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I am come out from the Father, and came into the world: again I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speak thou plainly, and thou speak no parable. Now know we that thou know all things, and need not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe, that thou art come out from God. Jesus answered them, Do you believe now? Behold, the hour cometh, and is already come, that ye shall be scattered every man into his own, and shall leave me alone: but I am not alone: for the Father is with me. These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace: in the world ye shall have affliction, but be of good comfort: I have overcome the world.
These things spake Jesus, and lift up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, that hour is come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee, as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to all them that thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they know thee to be the only very God, and whom thou hast sent, Jesus Christ. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gave me to do. And now glorify me, thou Father, with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have declared thy Name unto the men which thou gave me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gave them me, and they have kept thy word. Now they know that all things whatsoever thou hast given me, are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gave me, and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, & have believed that thou hast sent me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me: for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now am I no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy Name, even them whom thou hast given me that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy Name: those that thou gave me, have I kept, and none of them is lost, but the child of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee, and these things speak I in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word, & the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou keep them from evil. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. Sanctify them with thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world, so have I sent them into the world. And for their sakes sanctify I myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth. I pray not for these alone, but for them also which shall believe in me, through their word, that they all may be one, as thou, O Father, art in me, and I in thee: even that they may be also one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory that thou gave me, I have given them, that they may be one, as we are one, I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they which thou hast given me be with me even where I am, that they may behold that my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world also hath not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy Name, and will declare it, that the love wherewith thou hast loved me, may be in them, and I in them.
When Jesus had spoken these things, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas which betrayed him knew also the place: for Jesus oft times resorted thither with his disciples. Judas then, after he had received a band of men and officers of the high Priests, and of the Pharisees, came thither with lanterns and torches, and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all things that should come unto him, went forth and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said unto them, I am he. Now Judas also which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went away backwards, and fell to the ground. Then he asked them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I said unto you, that I am he: therefore if ye seek me, let these go their way. This was that the word might be fulfilled which he spake, Of them which thou gave me, have I lost none. Then Simon Peter having a sword, drew it, & smote the high Priests servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the servants name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: shall I not drink of the cup which my Father hath given me? Then the band and the captain, and the officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, and led him away to Annas first (for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high Priest that same year) and Caiaphas was he, that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Now Simon Peter followed Jesus, & another disciple, and that disciple was known of the high Priest: therefore he went in with Jesus into the hall of the high Priest: but Peter stood at the door without. Then went out the other disciple which was known unto the high Priest and spake to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. Then said the maid that kept the door, unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He said, I am not. And the servants and officers stood there, which had made a fire of coals: for it was cold, & they warmed themselves; Peter also stood among them, and warmed himself. (The high Priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world: I ever taught in the Synagogue and in the Temple, whither the Jews resort continually, and in secret have I said nothing. Why ask thou me? ask them which heard me what I said unto them: behold, they know what I said. When he had spoken these things, one of the officers which stood by, smote Jesus with his rod, saying, Answer thou the high Priest so? Jesus answered him, If I have evil spoken, bear witness of the evil: but if I have well spoken, why smite thou me? Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high Priest) And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself, & they said unto him, Art not thou also of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. One of the servants of the high Priest, his cousin whose ear Peter smote off, said, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Peter then denied again, and immediately the cock crew.
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas into the common hall. Now it was morning, & they themselves went not into the common hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? They answered, and said unto him, If he were not an evil doer, we would not have delivered him unto thee. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him after your own Law. Then the Jews said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. It was that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he spake, signifying what death he should die. So Pilate entered into the common hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Say thou that of thy self, or did other tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the high Priests have delivered thee unto me. What hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, my servants would surely fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate then said unto him, Art thou a King then? Jesus answered, Thou say that I am a King: for this cause am I borne, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth: every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. Pilate said unto him, What is truth? And when he had said that, he went out again unto the Jews, & said unto them, I find in him no cause at all. But you have a custom, that I should deliver you one loose at the Passover: will ye then that I loose unto you the King of the Jews? Then cried they all again, saying, Not him, but Barabbas: now this Barabbas was a murderer. Then Pilate took Jesus & scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple garment, and said, Hail, King of the Jews; they smote him with their rods. Then Pilate went forth again, and said unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know, that I find no fault in him at all. Then came Jesus forth wearing a crown of thorns, and a purple garment; Pilate said unto them, Behold the man. Then when the high Priests & officers saw him, they cried, saying, Crucify, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Take ye him and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate then heard that word, he was the more afraid, and went again into the common hall, and said unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him none answer. Then said Pilate unto him, Speak thou not unto me? Know thou not that I have power to crucify thee, & have power to loose thee? Jesus answered, Thou could have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee, hath the greater sin. From thence forth Pilate sought to loose him, but the Jews cried, saying, If thou deliver him, thou art not Cesar’s friend: for whosoever maketh himself a King, speaketh against Cesar. When Pilate heard this word, he brought Jesus forth, & sat down in the judgment seat in a place called the Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the Preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he said unto the Jews, Behold your King. But they cried, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The high Priests answered, We have no King but Cesar. Then delivered he him unto them, to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bare his own cross, and came into a place named of dead men’s Skulls, which is called in Hebrew, “Golgotha”: where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
And Pilate wrote also a title, and put it on the cross, and it was written, Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified, was near to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. Then said the high Priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews, but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments (and made four parts, to every soldier a part) and his coat: and the coat was without seam woven from the top throughout. Therefore they said one to another, Let us not divide it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be. This was that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my garments among them, and on my coat did cast lots. So the soldiers did these things indeed. Then stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Marie the wife of Cleopas, and Marie Magdalene. And when Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son. Then said he to the disciple, Behold thy mother: and from that hour, the disciple took her home unto him. After, when Jesus knew that all things were performed, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, he said, I thirst. And there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar: and put it about an Hyssop stalk, and put it to his mouth. Now when Jesus had received of the vinegar, he said, It is finished, and bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews then (because it was the Preparation that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day: for that Sabbath was an high day) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken down. Then came the soldiers and brake the legs of the first, and of the other, which was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it, bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe it. For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, Not a bone of him shall be broken. And again an other Scripture saith, They shall see him whom they have thrust through. And after these things, Joseph of Arimathea (who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate that he might take down the body of Jesus; Pilate gave him license. He came then and took Jesus body. And there came also Nicodemus (which first came to Jesus by night) & brought of myrrh and aloes mingled together about an hundred pound. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wrapped it in linen clothes with the odors, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. And in that place where Jesus was crucified, was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There then laid they Jesus, because of the Jews Preparation day, for the sepulchre was near.
Now the first day of the week came Mary Magdalene, early when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb. Then she ran, and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple and they came unto the sepulchre. So they ran both together, but the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooped down, and saw the linen clothes lying: yet went he not in. Then came Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the linen clothes lie, and the kerchief that was upon his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by it self. Then went in also the other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw it, and believed. For as yet they knew not the Scripture, That he must rise again from the dead. And the disciples went away again unto their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she bowed her self into the sepulchre, and saw two Angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they said unto her, Woman, why weep thou? She said unto them, They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. When she had thus said, she turned her self back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weep thou? Whom seek thou? She supposing that he had been the gardener, said unto him, Sir, if thou hast born him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned her self, and said unto him, Rabboni, which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and to your Father, and to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
The same day then at night, which was the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands, and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they had seen the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father sent me, so send I you. And when he had said that, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive the holy Ghost. Whosoever’s sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them: and whosoever’s sins ye retain, they are retained. But Thomas one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord: but he said unto them, Except I see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put mine hand into his side, I will not believe it. And eight days after, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then came Jesus, when the doors were shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. After said he to Thomas, Put thy finger here, and see mine hands, & put forth thine hand, and put it into my side, and be not faithless, but faithful. Then Thomas answered, & said unto him, Thou art my Lord, and my God. Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou believe: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. And many other signs also did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these things are written, that ye might believe, that Jesus is that Christ that Son of God, and that in believing ye might have life through his Name.
After these things, Jesus shewed himself again to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias: and thus shewed he himself: there were together Simon Peter, & Thomas, which is called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedeus, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter said unto them, I go a fishing. They said unto him, We also will go with thee. They went their way & entered into a ship straightway, and that night caught they nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: nevertheless the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus then said unto them, Sirs, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. Then he said unto them, Cast out the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. So they cast out, & they were not able at all to draw it, for the multitude of fishes. Therefore said the disciple whom Jesus loved, unto Peter, It is the Lord. When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girded his coat to him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea. But the other disciples came by ship (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits) and they drew the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw hot coals, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus said unto them, Bring of the fishes, which ye have now caught. Simon Peter stepped forth and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, an hundred, fifty and three: and albeit there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus said unto them, Come, and dine; none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? seeing they knew that he was the Lord. Jesus then came and took bread, and gave them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen again from the dead.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon the son of Jona, love thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yea Lord, thou know that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs. He said to him again the second time, Simon the son of Jona, love thou me? He said unto him, Yea Lord, thou know that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my sheep. He said unto him the third time, Simon the son of Jona, love thou me? Peter was sorry because he said to him the third time, Love thou me? and said unto him, Lord, thou know all things: thou know that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep. Verily, verily I say unto thee, When thou was young, thou gird thy self, and walk whither thou would: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thine hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou would not. And this spake he signifying by what death he should glorify God; when he had said this, he said to him, Follow me. Then Peter turned about, and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved, following, which had also leaned on his breast at supper, and had said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? When Peter therefore saw him, he said to Jesus, Lord, what shall this man do? Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is it to thee? follow thou me. Then went this word abroad among the brethren that this disciple should not die. Yet Jesus said not to him, He shall not die: but if I will that he tarry till I come, what is it to thee? This is that disciple, which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true. Now there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which if they should be written every one, I suppose the world could not contain the books that should be written, Amen.
1587 Geneva bible in paragraph format and modernized spelling.