Good News According to John


Prologue (John 1:1-18)


 1:1 ¶ In [the] beginning the Word [already] was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 1:2 He was in [the] beginning with God.

 1:3 Everything came into being through Him, and without Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

 1:4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

 1:5 And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.


 1:6 ¶ There was a man, sent from God, whose name [was] John.

 1:7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that everyone might believe through him.

 1:8 He was not the Light, but [came] to testify about the Light.

 1:9 This was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.


 1:10 ¶ He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, and the world did not know Him.

 1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

 1:12 But to all who did received Him—to those who believe in His name—He gave authority to become children of God,

 1:13 who were born, not of blood, nor of [the] will of [the] flesh, nor of [the] will of man, but of God.


 1:14 ¶ And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory—glory as of [the] only-begotten of [the] Father—full of loving-kindness and truth.

 1:15 John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This is He of Whom I said, ‘He Who is coming after me has been set ahead of me, for He was before me.’”

 1:16 For from His fullness we have all received, and loving-kindness upon loving-kindness.

 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; loving-kindness and truth came through Jesus [the] Anointed One.

 1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only-begotten Son, Who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made [Him] known.



I. (John 1:19-2:11)


 1:19 ¶ And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”

 1:20 And he acknowledged and did not deny, and acknowledged, “I am not the Anointed One.”

 1:21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the [promised] Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

 1:22 So they said to him, “Who are you? so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”

 1:23 He said, “I [am] ‘a voice of one crying in the desert: Make straight the way of [the] Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”


 1:24 ¶ And those who had been sent were from the Pharisees.

 1:25 And they asked him and said to him, “Why then do you immerse [people], if you are not the Anointed One, nor Elijah, nor a prophet?”

 1:26 John answered them, saying, “I immerse [people] in water, but in your midst stands One Whom you do not know—

 1:27 He Who comes after me, the strap of Whose sandal I am not worthy to loose.”

 1:28 These things took place in Bethany on the other side of the Jordan [River], where John was immersing [people].


 1:29 ¶ The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!

 1:30 This is He about Whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man Who has been set ahead of me, for He was before me.’

 1:31 And I did not know Him; but this is why I have come immersing [people] in water—so that He may be revealed to Israel.”

 1:32 And John testified, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it remained on Him.

 1:33 And I did not know Him; but He Who sent me to immerse [people] in water said to me, ‘He upon Whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining upon Him, is He Who immerses in [the] Holy Spirit.’

 1:34 And I have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”


 1:35 ¶ Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples.

 1:36 And looking at Jesus as He was walking, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

 1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and followed Jesus.

 1:38 But Jesus turned around and saw them following and said to them, “What do you want?” And they said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are You staying?”

 1:39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about four o’clock [in the afternoon].

 1:40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John [speak] and followed Him.

 1:41 He at once found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Anointed One).

 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus, looking at him, said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah; you shall be called Cephas” (which means A Rock).


 1:43 ¶ The next day He decided to leave for Galilee. And He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.”

 1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter.

 1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of Whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the Prophets [also]—Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”

 1:46 And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and He said of him, “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”

 1:48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”

 1:49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God, You are the King of Israel.”

 1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”

 1:51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I tell you all, From now on you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”


 2:1 ¶ And on the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

 2:2 And Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding too.

 2:3 And when the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”

 2:4 Jesus said to her, “What [do] you [want] with Me, woman? My hour has not yet come.”

 2:5 His mother said to the attendants, “Do whatever He tells you.”

 2:6 Now six stone jars were set there, in accordance with the Jewish [rites of] purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

 2:7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them to the brim.

 2:8 And He said to them, “Now draw [some] out and bring [it] to the chief steward.” And they brought [it].

 2:9 Now when the chief steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it had come from (but the attendants who had drawn the water knew), the chief steward called the bridegroom

 2:10 and said to him, “Every man at first sets forth the good wine, and when they have drunk freely, [then] the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now.”

 2:11 This, the first of [His] signs, Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed His glory. And His disciples believed in Him.



II. (John 2:12-3:21)


 2:12 ¶ After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother and His brothers and His disciples; and they stayed there a few days.


 2:13 ¶ And the Jewish Passover was approaching, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

 2:14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting [at their tables].

 2:15 And making a whip out of ropes, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen. And He poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned the tables.

 2:16 And to those were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away. Do not make My Father’s house a house of trade.”

 2:17 And His disciples remembered that it is written [in the Scriptures], “The zeal for Your house has consumed Me.”

 2:18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign will You show us, since You do these things?”

 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.”

 2:20 The Jews therefore said, “[It has taken] forty-six years to build this sanctuary, and You will raise it up in three days?”

 2:21 But He was speaking about the sanctuary of His body.

 2:22 When therefore He had risen from [the] dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.


 2:23 ¶ Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many believed in His name when they saw the signs that He was doing.

 2:24 But Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew every [person],

 2:25 and had no need that anyone should testify about man; for He Himself knew what was in man.


 3:1 ¶ Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

 3:2 He came to Him at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come [as] a Teacher from God, for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”

 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I tell you, Unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

 3:4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

 3:5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I tell you, Unless one is born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.

 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 3:7 Do not be amazed that I told you, You all must be born again.

 3:8 The Spirit [is like the wind. It] blows where it wishes, and you hear its voice but do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So [it] is [with] everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”

 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, “You are the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?


 3:11 “Truly, truly, I tell you, We speak of that which we know, and testify to that which we have seen; and you [people] do not accept our testimony.

 3:12 If I have told you [people] of earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?

 3:13 And no one has ascended to heaven except Him Who descended from heaven—the Son of Man Who is in heaven.

 3:14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

 3:15 so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life.


 3:16 ¶ “For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life.

 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 3:18 He who believes in Him is not judged. But he who does not believe has already been judged, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.

 3:19 And this is the judgment—that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

 3:20 For everyone who practices evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds be exposed.

 3:21 But he who does what is true comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”



III. (John 3:22-4:54)


 3:22 ¶ After these things Jesus and His disciples came to the land of Judea, and He remained there with them and immersed [people].

 3:23 Now John too was immersing [people] in Aenon near Salim, for there was much water there. And [people] came and were immersed.

 3:24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.


 3:25 ¶ Then a dispute arose between [some] of John’s disciples and a Jew about purification.

 3:26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He Who was with you on the other side of the Jordan [River], about Whom you testified, behold, He is immersing [people], and everyone is going to Him.”

 3:27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven.

 3:28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Anointed One but have been sent before Him.’

 3:29 He who has the bride is [the] bridegroom; but the bridegroom’s friend, who stands and hears him, rejoices with joy at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is made complete.

 3:30 He must increase, but I [must] decrease.


 3:31 ¶ “He Who comes from above is above all. He who is from the earth is from the earth, and [what] he says [comes] from the earth. He Who comes from heaven is above all,

 3:32 and He testifies to that which He has seen and heard, and no one accepts His testimony.

 3:33 He who accepts His testimony sets his seal on [this]—that God is true.

 3:34 For He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

 3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given everything into His hand.

 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; but he who rejects the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.”


 4:1 ¶ So when the Master knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and immersing more disciples than John

 4:2 (although Jesus Himself did not immerse [people], but His disciples [did]),

 4:3 He left Judea and returned to Galilee.

 4:4 Now He had to pass through Samaria.

 4:5 So He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near to the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

 4:6 Now Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, wearied from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.


 4:7 ¶ A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

 4:8 For His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.

 4:9 The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, “How [is it that] You Who are a Jew ask a drink from me who am a Samaritan woman?” For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.

 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and Who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

 4:11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where then do You get this living water?

 4:12 Are You greater than our father Jacob who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his cattle?”

 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again.

 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will surely never thirst. But the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

 4:15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw [water].”


 4:16 ¶ Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

 4:17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband,’

 4:18 for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband. In this you have spoken truly.”

 4:19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I see that You are a prophet.

 4:20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you [Jews] say that the place where [people] must worship is in Jerusalem.”

 4:21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me that [the] hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.

 4:22 You [Samaritans] worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.

 4:23 But [the] hour is coming, and is now [here], when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for indeed the Father seeks such to worship Him.

 4:24 God [is] a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

 4:25 The woman said to Him, “I know that [the] Messiah is coming” (He Who is called [the] Anointed One); “when He comes, He will tell us everything.”

 4:26 Jesus said to her, “I Am—[I] Who am talking with you.”


 4:27 ¶ And at this [point] His disciples came; and they were amazed that He was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”

 4:28 So the woman left her water-jar and went into the town and said to the men,

 4:29 “Come, see a Man Who told me everything that I have ever done. Could this be the Anointed One?”

 4:30 They went forth from the town and were coming to Him.


 4:31 ¶ Now in the meantime the disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”

 4:32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”

 4:33 The disciples therefore said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him [anything] to eat?”

 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.

 4:35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months, and [then] comes the harvest’? Behold, I tell you, Lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are already white, [ready] for harvest.

 4:36 He who reaps receives a wage and gathers a crop unto everlasting life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.

 4:37 For in this [case] the saying is true, ‘It is one who sows and another who reaps.’

 4:38 I have sent you to reap that on which you have not labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”


 4:39 ¶ Now many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me everything that I have ever done.”

 4:40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they asked Him to stay with them. And He stayed there two days.

 4:41 And many more believed because of His word;

 4:42 and they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you have said, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this is indeed the Anointed One, the Savior of the world.”


 4:43 ¶ Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee.

 4:44 For Jesus Himself testified, “A prophet has no honor in his own country.”

 4:45 So when He had come to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all that He had done in Jerusalem during the festival; for they, too, had gone to the festival.


 4:46 ¶ So Jesus returned to Cana of Galilee, where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain royal officer whose son was sick in Capernaum.

 4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to Him and asked Him to come down and heal his son; for he was about to die.

 4:48 Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you [people] see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”

 4:49 The royal officer said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

 4:50 Jesus said to him, “Be on your way; your son lives.” And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and went on his way.

 4:51 But even as he was now going down, his bondservants met him and told [him], saying, “Your child lives.”

 4:52 So he inquired of them the hour in which he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday [at] one o’clock [in the afternoon] the fever left him.”

 4:53 So the father knew that [it was] at that very hour in which Jesus had said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

 4:54 This again, a second sign, Jesus did when He had come from Judea to Galilee.



IV. (John 5:1-47)


 5:1 ¶ After these things there was a Jewish festival, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

 5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep [Gate] a pool that is called in Aramaic Bethesda, having five porticoes.

 5:3 In these were lying a great multitude of the sick—blind, lame, crippled—waiting for the moving of the water.

 5:4 For an angel on occasion came down into the pool and stirred up the water. Whoever therefore first stepped in after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever ailment he had.

 5:5 Now a certain man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.

 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying [there] and knew that he had already been [in this condition] a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”

 5:7 The sick [man] answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am going, another steps down before me.”

 5:8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat and walk.”

 5:9a And immediately the man was healed. And he took up his mat and walked.


 5:9b ¶ Now that day was a Sabbath.

 5:10 The Jews therefore said to him who had been healed, “It is a Sabbath; you are not allowed carry [your] mat.”

 5:11 He answered them, “He Who healed me said to me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’

 5:12 So they asked him, “Who is the Man Who said to you, ‘Take up your mat and walk’?”

 5:13 But he who had been healed did not know Who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, there being a crowd in the place.

 5:14 After these things Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have been healed; do not sin any more, lest something worse befall you.”

 5:15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had healed him.

 5:16 And this is why the Jews persecuted Jesus—because He was doing these things on a Sabbath.

 5:17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father works even until now, and I [too] work.”

 5:18 So this is why the Jews wanted all the more to kill Him—because He was not only breaking the Sabbath, but He also called God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.


 5:19 ¶ So Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, The Son can do nothing of His own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

 5:20 For the Father takes pleasure in the Son, and shows Him all that He Himself does. And He will show Him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed.

 5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, even so the Son gives life to Whom He wishes.

 5:22 For the Father indeed judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,

 5:23 so that everyone may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son, does not honor the Father Who sent Him.

 5:24 Truly, truly, I tell you, He who hears My word and believes Him Who sent Me, has everlasting life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.


 5:25 “Truly, truly, I tell you, [The] hour is coming, and is now [here], when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

 5:26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He has granted to the Son to have life in Himself,

 5:27 and has also given Him authority to render judgment, because He is Son of Man.

 5:28 Do not be amazed at this, for [the] hour is coming in which all who [are] in the tombs will hear His voice

 5:29 and will come forth—those who have done good to a resurrection of life, but those who have practiced evil to a resurrection of judgment.


 5:30 ¶ “I can do nothing of My own accord. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My [own] will but the will of Him Who sent Me.


 5:31 ¶ “If I testify about Myself, My testimony is not true.

 5:32 There is Another Who testifies about Me, and I know that the testimony that He testifies about Me is true.

 5:33 You sent to John, and he testified to the truth.

 5:34 But I do not accept testimony from man; I only say these things so that you may be saved.

 5:35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.

 5:36 But I have testimony greater than [that] of John. For the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.

 5:37 And the Father Who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His appearance.

 5:38 And you do not have His word dwelling in you, because you do not believe Him Whom He has sent.

 5:39 You search the Scriptures, because in them you think you have everlasting life; and it is they that testify about Me.

 5:40 And you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.


 5:41 ¶ I do not accept honor from men.

 5:42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.

 5:43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me. If another comes in his own name, him you will receive.

 5:44 How can you believe, [you] who receive honor from one another and do not seek the honor that [comes] from the only God?

 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father. There is [one] who accuses you—Moses, in whom you hope.

 5:46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.

 5:47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”



V. (John 6:1-71)


 6:1 ¶ After these things Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee ([also called] the [Lake] of Tiberias).

 6:2 And a large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He did on those who were sick.

 6:3 And Jesus went up on the hill and sat there with His disciples.

 6:4 Now the Jewish Passover Festival was approaching.

 6:5 When Jesus, therefore, lifted up [His] eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread so that these may eat?”

 6:6 But He said this to test him, for He Himself knew what He intended to do.

 6:7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for them, that each of them may have a little.”

 6:8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him,

 6:9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these among so many?”

 6:10 But Jesus said, “Make the men recline [on the ground].” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.

 6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were reclining; and likewise with the fish—as much as they wanted.

 6:12 And when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that are left over, so that nothing is lost.”

 6:13 So they gathered [them] up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.

 6:14 When the men therefore saw the sign that Jesus had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet Who is to come into the world.”


 6:15 ¶ So when Jesus knew that they intended to come and seize Him, so that they might make Him king, He withdrew again to the hill all by Himself.


 6:16 ¶ Now when evening had come, His disciples went down to the sea.

 6:17 And getting into the boat, they went across the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

 6:18 And the sea arose, because a strong wind was blowing.

 6:19 When therefore they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking upon the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were frightened.

 6:20 But He said to them, “I Am; do not be afraid.”

 6:21 So they were willing to take Him into the boat. And immediately the boat reached the shore to which they were going.


 6:22 ¶ The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea, having seen that there had been no other boat there except one, and that Jesus had not gone into the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone

 6:23 (but other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Master had given thanks)—

 6:24 when the crowd therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the boats and came to Capernaum, looking for Jesus.


 6:25 ¶ And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”

 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I tell you, You are looking for Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied.

 6:27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that remains unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you. For upon Him the Father—God [Himself]—has set His seal.”

 6:28 They therefore said to Him, “What must we do that we may work the works of God?”

 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God—that you believe in Him Whom He has sent.”

 6:30 So they said to Him, “What sign, therefore, will You do, so that we may see [it] and believe You? What work will You do?

 6:31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert, as it is written [in the Scriptures], ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

 6:32 Jesus therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven; but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

 6:33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”


 6:34 ¶ They therefore said to Him, “Master, give us this bread always.”

 6:35 But Jesus said to them, “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never hunger, and he who believes in Me will never ever thirst.

 6:36 But, [as] I have said to you, you have seen Me and yet do not believe.

 6:37 Everyone whom the Father gives Me will come to Me; and him who comes to Me I will never cast out.

 6:38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My [own] will, but the will of Him Who sent Me.

 6:39 And this is the will of Him Who sent Me—that I should lose nothing of all that He has given Me, but should raise them up on the Last Day.

 6:40 For this is the will of Him Who sent Me—that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up on the Last Day.”


 6:41 ¶ The Jews therefore murmured about Him, because He said, “I am the Bread that came down from heaven.”

 6:42 And they said, “Is this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then does He say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?

  6:43 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves.

 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the Last Day.

 6:45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.

 6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except Him Who is from God—He has seen the Father.

 6:47 Truly, truly, I tell you, He who believes in Me has everlasting life.

 6:48 I am the Bread of Life.

 6:49 Your fathers ate the manna in the desert and died.

 6:50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that anyone may eat of it and not die.

 6:51 I am the Living Bread that has come down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. And moreover, the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”


 6:52 ¶ The Jews therefore argued with one another, saying, “How can this [Man] give us [His] flesh to eat?”

 6:53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

 6:54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has everlasting life, and I will raise him up on the Last Day.

 6:55 For My flesh is truly food, and My blood is truly drink.

 6:56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me and I in him.

 6:57 Just as the living Father has sent Me and I live through the Father, even so he who eats Me will live because of Me.

 6:58 This is the bread that has come down from heaven—not as your fathers ate and died. He who eats this bread will live forever.”

 6:59 He said these things as He taught in [the] synagogue in Capernaum.


 6:60 ¶ Many of His disciples, therefore, when they heard [this], said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”

 6:61 But Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were murmuring about this, said to them, “Does this offend you?

 6:62 [What] then if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

 6:63 It is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.

 6:64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from [the] beginning who they were that did not believe, and who it was that would hand Him over [to His enemies].

 6:65 And He said, “That is why I have said to you, ‘No one can come to Me unless it is granted to him by My Father.’”


 6:66 ¶ From that [moment] many of His disciples drew back and no longer accompanied Him.

 6:67 Jesus therefore said to the Twelve, “Do you, too, wish to go away?”

 6:68 Simon Peter answered Him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have words of everlasting life.

 6:69 And we have come to believe and to know that You are the Holy One of God.”

 6:70 Jesus answered them, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve, and one of you is a devil?”

 6:71 Now He was speaking of Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon; for he, though he was one of the Twelve, was going to hand Him over [to His enemies].



VI. (John 7:1-9:41)


 7:1 ¶ And after these things Jesus went about in Galilee; for He did not want to go about in Judea, because the Jews wanted to kill Him.

 7:2 Now the Jewish Festival of Booths was approaching.

 7:3 His brothers therefore said to Him, “Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples too may see the works that You are doing.

 7:4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be well known. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”

 7:5 For not even His brothers believed in Him.

 7:6 Jesus therefore said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always right.

 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify about it, that its works are evil.

 7:8 You, go up to this festival. I am not going up to this festival, for My time has not yet fully come.”

 7:9 And having said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.


 7:10 ¶ But when His brothers had gone up to the festival, then He too went up, not publicly but in secret.

 7:11 The Jews therefore were looking for Him at the festival and were saying, “Where is He?”

 7:12 And there was much murmuring about him among the crowds. Some said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He leads the crowd astray.”

 7:13 Yet no one spoke openly about Him for fear of the Jews.


 7:14 ¶ But when the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

 7:15 And the Jews were amazed, saying, “How does this Man know such things, having never studied?”

 7:16 Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not My own, but His Who sent Me.

 7:17 If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or [whether] I speak of My own accord.

 7:18 He who speaks of his own accord seeks his own honor. But He Who seeks the honor of the One Who sent Him is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.


 7:19 ¶ “Did not Moses give you the Law, and not one of you keeps the Law? Why do you want to kill Me?”

 7:20 The crowd answered and said, “You have a demon. Who wants to kill You?”

 7:21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one deed, and you are all amazed because of it.

 7:22 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on a Sabbath you circumcise a man.

 7:23 If a man receives circumcision on a Sabbath, so that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with Me because I healed an entire man on a Sabbath?

 7:24 Do not judge not by appearances, but render righteous judgment.”


 7:25 ¶ Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the One they want to kill?

 7:26 And behold, He speaks openly, and they say nothing to Him. Can it be that the rulers really know that this is the Anointed One?

 7:27 Yet we know where this [Man] is from; but when the Anointed One comes, no one will know where He is from.”

 7:28 Jesus therefore, as He taught in the temple, cried out and said, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from. And I have not come of My own accord, but He Who sent Me is true—Whom you do not know.

 7:29 I known Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

 7:30 So they wanted to arrest Him. And no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

 7:31 But many from among the crowd believed in Him, and said, “When the Anointed One comes, will He do more signs than these that this [Man] has done?”


 7:32 ¶ The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.

 7:33 So Jesus said, “I will be with you a little while longer, and [then] I am going away to Him Who sent Me.

 7:34 You will look for Me and will not find [Me]; and where I am [going], you cannot come.”

 7:35 The Jews therefore said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we will not find Him? Does He intend to go to the [Jews] scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

 7:36 What is [the meaning of] this statement that He has said, ‘You will look for Me and will not find [Me]; and where I am [going], you cannot come’?”


 7:37 ¶ Now on the last [and] greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

 7:38 He who believes in Me, just as the Scripture says, ‘Rivers of living water shall flow from deep within him.’”

 7:39 Now He said this about the Spirit, which those who believed in Him were to receive. For [the] Holy Spirit [had] not yet [come], because Jesus had not yet been glorified.


 7:40 ¶ Therefore many from among the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “This is indeed the [promised] Prophet.”

 7:41 Others said, “This is the Anointed One.” But others said, “Can the Anointed One come from Galilee?

 7:42 Does not the Scripture say that the Anointed One will come from the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”

 7:43 So there was division among the crowd because of Him.

 7:44 And some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him.


 7:45 ¶ So the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?”

 7:46 The officers answered, “No man has ever spoken like this Man.”

 7:47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, “Have you, too, been led astray?

 7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in Him?

 7:49 But this crowd, which does not know the Law, is accursed.”

 7:50 Nicodemus (he who had come to Him at night, who was one of them) said to them,

 7:51 “Does our Law judge a man without first hearing from him and ascertaining what he is doing?”

 7:52 They answered and said to him, “Are you, too, from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet has come from Galilee.”

 7:53 And each went to his [own] house,

 8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.


 8:2 ¶ But at dawn He returned to the temple, and all the people came to Him. And He sat down and taught them.

 8:3 But the scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been caught in adultery. And setting her in the midst,

 8:4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.

 8:5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us that such [creatures] were to be stoned. But You, what do You say?”

 8:6 Now they said this to test Him, so that they might have [something of which] to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote with [His] finger on the ground.

 8:7 But when they continued asking Him, He stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you [be the] first [to] throw a stone at her.”

 8:8 And again stooping down, He wrote on the ground.

 8:9 But hearing [this], and being convicted by [their] conscience, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, [down] to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

 8:10 Now when Jesus stood up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are the ones who accused you? Has no one condemned you?”

 8:11 And she said, “No one, Sir.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Be on your way, and do not sin any more.”


 8:12 ¶ So again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the World. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”

 8:13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not true.”

 8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, because I know where I have come from and where I am going. But you do not know where I have come from or where I am going.

 8:15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

 8:16 Yet even if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone—but I and the Father Who sent Me.

 8:17 And even in your Law it is written that the testimony of two men is true.

 8:18 I am [One] Who testifies about Myself, and the Father Who sent Me testifies about Me.”

 8:19 They therefore said to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you knew Me, you would know My Father too.”

 8:20 He spoke these words in the treasury, while teaching in the temple. And no one arrested Him, because His hour had not yet come.


 8:21 ¶ So again Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for Me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”

 8:22 The Jews therefore said, “Will He kill Himself? For He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

 8:23 And He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

 8:24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I Am [Who I Am], you will die in your sins.”

 8:25 So they said to Him, “Who are You?” And Jesus said to them, “Just what I have said to you [from] the beginning.

 8:26 I have much to say about you—and [much] to judge. But He Who sent Me is true; and those things which I have heard from Him, I speak to the world.”

 8:27 They did not know that He was speaking to them about the Father.

 8:28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I Am [Who I Am], and [that] I do nothing of My own accord, but [that] I speak these things just as My Father has taught Me.

 8:29 And He Who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to Him.”

 8:30 As He was saying these things, many believed in Him.


 8:31 ¶ So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in Him, “If you remain in My word, you are truly My disciples;

 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 8:33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s offspring, and have never been enslaved to anyone. How [is it that] You say, ‘You will be made free?’

 8:34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, Everyone who commits sin is a bondservant to sin.

 8:35 But the bondservant does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever.

 8:36 If therefore the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 8:37 I know that you are Abraham’s offspring, yet you want to kill Me because My word finds no place in you.

 8:38 I speak what I have been shown by My Father, and likewise you do what you have been shown by your father.”


 8:39 ¶ They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were children of Abraham, you would do the deeds of Abraham.

 8:40 But, as it is, you want to kill Me, a Man Who has told you the truth which I heard from God. This Abraham did not do.

 8:41 You are doing the deeds of your father.” They therefore said to Him, “We were not conceived from fornication; we have one Father—God [Himself].”

 8:42 Jesus therefore said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for [it is] from God [that] I came forth and have come. For I have not come of My own accord, but He sent Me.

 8:43 Why do you not understand what I say? [It is] because you cannot [bear to] hear My word.

 8:44 The father you are from [is] the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from [the] beginning, and has not stood in the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his [very nature], for he is a liar and the father of [lies].

 8:45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.

 8:46 Which of you can convict Me of sin? But if I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?

 8:47 He who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you do not listen—because you are not from God.”


 8:48 ¶ The Jews answered and said to Him, “Are we not right in saying that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”

 8:49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

 8:50 Yet I do not seek My [own] honor; there is One Who seeks and judges.

 8:51 Truly, truly, I tell you, If anyone keeps My word, he will surely never see death.”

 8:52 The Jews therefore said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and [so did] the prophets, and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will surely never taste death.’

 8:53 Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do You make Yourself [out to be]?”

 8:54 Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father Who honors Me, Who you say is your God.

 8:55 And you do not know Him, but I know Him. And were I to say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I would be like you, a liar. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see My day; and he saw [it] and was glad.”

 8:57 The Jews therefore said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?”

 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, Before Abraham was, I Am.”

 8:59 So they took up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself, and went out from the temple.


 9:1 ¶ And as He passed by, He saw a man [who had been] blind from birth.

 9:2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this [man] or his parents, that he was born blind?”

 9:3 Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned, but [it was] so that the works of God may be revealed in him.

 9:4 I must do the works of Him Who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming, when no one can work.

 9:5 While I am in the world, I am [the] Light of the World.”

 9:6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on the blind man’s eyes,

 9:7 and said to him, “Go [and] wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came [back] able to see.

 9:8 Therefore the neighbors and those who had seen him before, when he was a beggar, said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”

 9:9 Some said, “It is he”; but others [said], “He resembles him.” He himself said, “I am [he].”

 9:10 They therefore said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

 9:11 He answered and said, “A man called Jesus made clay and smeared [it on] my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ And I went and washed, and received [my] sight.”

 9:12 So they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”


 9:13 ¶ They brought him who had once been blind to the Pharisees.

 9:14 Now it was a Sabbath on which Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

 9:15 So again the Pharisees too asked him how he had received [his] sight. And he said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I [can] see.”

 9:16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, for He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can sinful man do such signs?” And there was division among them.

 9:17 Again they said to the blind [man], “What do you say about Him—for He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a Prophet.”


 9:18 ¶ The Jews, however, did not believe [this] about him—that he had been blind and had received [his] sight—until they called the parents of the one who had received [his] sight

 9:19 and asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How [is it] then [that] he [can] now see?”

 9:20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;

 9:21 but how he [can] now see we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. He is an adult; ask him. He can speak for himself.”

 9:22 His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews. For the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should acknowledge Him [to be the] Anointed One, he would be expelled from the synagogue.

 9:23 That is why his parents said, “He is an adult; ask him.”


 9:24 ¶ So for a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is sinful.”

 9:25 He therefore answered and said, “Whether He is sinful, I do not know. One thing I do know—that I was blind and now I see.”

 9:26 And they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”

 9:27 He answered them, “I have already told you, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear [it] again? Could [it be that] you, too, want to become His disciples?”

 9:28 They railed at him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

 9:29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this [Man] is from.”

 9:30 The man answered and said to them, “This is truly amazing—that you do not know where He is from, and [yet] He opened my eyes!

 9:31 Now we know that God does not listen to sinners; but if anyone is devout and does His will, to him He listens.

 9:32 Never since the beginning of time has it been heard that anyone opened [the] eyes of one who was born blind.

 9:33 If this [Man] were not from God, He could have done nothing.”

 9:34 They answered and said to him, “You were utterly conceived in sins, and you are teaching us?” And they threw him out.


 9:35 ¶ Jesus heard that they had thrown him out; and having found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”

 9:36 He answered and said, “And Who is He, Sir, so that I may believe in Him?”

 9:37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and it is He Who is speaking with you.”

 9:38 And he said, “I believe, Sir,” and bowed down before Him.

 9:39 And Jesus said, “I have come into this world to [bring] judgment, so that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”


 9:40 ¶ And the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “Are we blind too?”

 9:41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin [to answer for]. But, as it is, you say, ‘We see’; so your sin remains.”



VII. (John 10:1-42)


 10:1 ¶ “Truly, truly, I tell you, He who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but climbs up another way, is a thief and a robber.

 10:2 But he who enters through the gate is [the] shepherd of the sheep.

 10:3 To him the gatekeeper opens, and the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

 10:4 And when he has let out his own sheep, he goes ahead of them; and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

 10:5 Yet they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

 10:6 This allegory Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what He was saying to them.


 10:7 ¶ So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I tell you, I am the Gate of the Sheep.

 10:8 All those who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

 10:9 I am the Gate. If anyone enters by Me, he will be safe, and will go in and out and find pasture.

 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy. I have come so that they may have life, and may have [it] to overflowing.


 10:11 ¶ “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

 10:12 But the hired hand, who is not a shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees. And the wolf snatches them and scatters the sheep.

 10:13 But the hired hand flees because he is [just] a hired hand and has no concern for the sheep.

 10:14 I am the Good Shepherd; and I know My own, and am known by My own,

 10:15 just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

 10:16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. These, too, I must bring in, and they will listen to My voice; and there will be one flock, one Shepherd.

 10:17 This is why the Father loves me—because I lay down My life so that I may take it back again.

 10:18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it back again. This command I have received from My Father.”


 10:19 ¶ So again there was division among the Jews because of these words.

 10:20 And many of them said, “He has a demon, and is crazy. Why do you listen to Him?”

 10:21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who is demon-possessed. Can a demon open [the] eyes of [the] blind?”


 10:22 ¶ Now it was at Jerusalem [the Festival of] the Re-dedication [of the Temple], and it was winter.

 10:23 And Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s portico.

 10:24 The Jews therefore surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long are You going to keep us in suspense? If You are the Anointed One, tell us openly.”

 10:25 Jesus answered them, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The very works that I do in My Father’s name testify about Me,

 10:26 but you do not believe because you are not among My sheep. As I said to you,

 10:27 My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

 10:28 and I give them everlasting life, and they will surely never perish, and no one will snatch out of My hand.

 10:29 My Father, Who has given [them] to Me, is greater than all; and no one can snatch [anything] out of My Father’s hand.

 10:30 I and the Father are one.”


 10:31 ¶ So again the Jews picked up stones to stone Him.

 10:32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from My Father. For which of these works are you stoning Me?”

 10:33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “[It is] not for a good work [that] we stone You, but for insulting [God], and because You, Who are a [mere] man, make Yourself [out to be] God.”

 10:34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, You are gods’?

 10:35 If He called them ‘gods,’ to whom the Word of God was addressed (and the Scripture cannot be set aside),

 10:36 do you say of Him, Whom the Father consecrated and send into the world, ‘You are insulting [God],’ because I said I am God’s Son?

 10:37 If I am not doing the works of My Father, do not believe Me.

 10:38 But if I am doing [them], even if you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and believe that the Father [is] in Me and I [am] in Him.”

 10:39 So again they wanted to arrest Him, and He went forth out of their hand.


 10:40 ¶ And He went back across the Jordan [River], to the place where John had been immersing [people] at the first; and there He stayed.

 10:41 And many came to Him; and they said, “John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this [Man] was true.”

 10:42 And many believed in Him there.



VIII. (John 11:1-54)


 11:1 ¶ Now there was a certain [man who was] sick, Lazarus, from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

 11:2 (Now it was [the] Mary who anointed the Master with perfume and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

 11:3 So the sisters sent [word] to Him, saying, “Master, behold, Your dear friend is sick.”

 11:4 But when Jesus heard [this], He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, so that through it the Son of God may be glorified.”

 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

 11:6 Yet, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two days longer in the place where He was.


 11:7 ¶ Then afterwards He said to the disciples, “Let us return to Judea.”

 11:8 The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews just recently wanted to stone You, and You are going back there?”

 11:9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

 11:10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not with him.”

 11:11 He said these things, and afterwards He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awaken him.”

 11:12 His disciples therefore said, “Master, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.”

 11:13 But Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that He was talking about the sleep of slumber.

 11:14 So then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus has died.

 11:15 And for your sakes I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

 11:16 Thomas, who is called [The] Twin, said therefore to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, so that we may die with Him.”


 11:17 ¶ So when Jesus arrived, He found that he had already been in the tomb [for] four days.

 11:18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.

 11:19 And many of the Jews had joined those [who had gathered] around Martha and Mary to console them about their brother.

 11:20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet Him, but Mary remained seated in the house.

 11:21 Martha therefore said to Jesus, “Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

 11:22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will grant You.”

 11:23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.”

 11:24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise in the Resurrection on the Last Day.”

 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me shall live, even if he dies;

 11:26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will surely never die. Do you believe this?”

 11:27 She said to Him, “Yes, Master; I believe that You are the Anointed One, the Son of God, Who is to come into the world.”


 11:28 ¶ And when she had said these things, she went away and called her sister Mary privately, saying, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.”

 11:29 When she heard [this], she rose up quickly and went to Him.

 11:30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha had met Him.

 11:31 So when the Jews who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, saw that Mary rose quickly and went out, they followed her, saying, “She is going to the tomb, to weep there.”

 11:32 When Mary, therefore, came to where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”

 11:33 So when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her weeping, He groaned in [His] spirit and became agitated.

 11:34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They say to Him, “Master, come and see.”

 11:35 Jesus wept.

 11:36 The Jews therefore said, “See how dear he was to Him!”

 11:37 But some of them said, “Could not this [Man], Who opened the blind man’s eyes, have also done [something] so that this [man] would not have died?”


 11:38 ¶ Jesus therefore, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.

 11:39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who had died, said to Him, “Master, by now he smells, for it is [the] fourth day.”

 11:40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”

 11:41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up [His] eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have listened to Me.

 11:42 But I know that You always listen to Me; I only said [this] because of the crowd who is standing around [Me], so that they may believe that You have sent Me.”

 11:43 And when He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

 11:44 And he who had died came out, [his] feet and hands bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped with a handkerchief. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let [him] go.”


 11:45 ¶ Therefore many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen what He did, believed in Him.

 11:46 But some of them went off to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.

 11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together a council and said, “What are we going to do? For this Man is doing many signs.

 11:48 If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.”

 11:49 But one of them, [called] Caiaphas, who was chief priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing,

 11:50 nor do you realize that it is better for us that one man die for the sake of the people than [that] the whole nation perish.”

 11:51 Now he did not say this of his own accord, but being chief priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was to die for the sake of the nation,

 11:52 and not for the sake of the nation [of Israel] only, but so that He might also gather into one [body] the children of God who are scattered abroad.

 11:53 So from that day [forward] they plotted to kill Him.


 11:54 ¶ Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews, but departed from there into the region near the desert, to a town called Ephraim, and remained there with His disciples.



IX. (John 11:55-12:50)


 11:55 ¶ Now the Jewish Passover was approaching. And many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.

 11:56 So they were looking for Jesus, and said among themselves as they stood in the temple, “What do you think—that He will not come to the festival at all?”

 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should inform [them], so that they might arrest Him.


 12:1 ¶ Jesus therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had died [and] whom He had raised from [the] dead.

 12:2 So they gave a dinner for Him there; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those reclining [at the table] with Him.

 12:3 Mary therefore took a pint of pure nard, a very costly perfume, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

 12:4 Therefore one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon (who was going to hand Him over [to His enemies]), said,

 12:5 “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and [the proceeds] given to the poor?”

 12:6 Now he said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and held the money box, and took what was put into [it].

 12:7 Jesus therefore said, “Let her be. She has kept this for the day of My burial.

 12:8 For you will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have Me.”


 12:9 ¶ A large crowd of the Jews therefore found out that He was there; and they came, not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from [the] dead.

 12:10 But the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too,

 12:11 for because of him many of the Jews were leaving [them] and believing in Jesus.


 12:12 ¶ The next day a large crowd which had come to the festival, hearing that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

 12:13 took palm branches and went out to meet Him, and cried out, “Glory to our Savior! Blessings on Him Who comes in [the] name of [the] Lord—the King of Israel!”

 12:14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, just as it is written [in the Scriptures],

 12:15 “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting upon a donkey’s colt.”

 12:16 Now His disciples did not understand these things at first. But when Jesus had been glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and [that] they had done these things to Him.

 12:17 The crowd therefore who were with Him testified that He had called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from [the] dead.

 12:18 This too is why the crowd went out to meet Him—because they heard that He had done this sign.

 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Behold, the [entire] world has gone after Him!”


 12:20 ¶ Now there were certain Greeks among those who had come up to worship at the festival.

 12:21 These therefore came to Philip, who [was] from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

 12:22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

 12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

 12:24 Truly, truly, I tell you, Unless the grain of wheat that falls to the ground dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it brings forth a great crop.

 12:25 He who cherishes his life will lose it; and he hates his life in this world will keep it unto everlasting life.

 12:26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there too My servant will be. If anyone serves Me, him the Father will honor.


 12:27 ¶ “My soul is now in turmoil, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But this is why I have come to this hour.

 12:28 Father, glorify Your name.” Thereupon a voice came from heaven: “I have both glorified [it], and will glorify [it] again.”

 12:29 The crowd therefore that stood [there] and heard [it] said [that] it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken with Him.”

 12:30 Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come for My sake, but for yours.

 12:31 The time has come [for] this world to be judged; the time has come [that] the ruler of this world will be cast out.

 12:32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all [people] to Myself.”

 12:33 Now He said this to indicate the kind of death He was to die.

 12:34 The crowd answered Him, “We have heard from the Law that the Anointed One will remain forever. And how [is it that] You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”

 12:35 Jesus therefore said to them, “The Light will be with you a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light, lest darkness overtake you. And he who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

 12:36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.” Jesus said these things and departed and hid Himself from them.


 12:37 ¶ But though He had done so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in Him,

 12:38 so that the word which the prophet Isaiah spoke might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

 12:39 This is why they could not believe—because Isaiah also said,

 12:40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with [their] eyes and understand with [their] heart and turn, and I should heal them.”

 12:41 Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke about Him.

 12:42 Nevertheless, even among the rulers, many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not acknowledge [it], lest they be expelled from the synagogue.

 12:43 For they loved the honor of men more than the honor of God.


 12:44 ¶ But Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me, but in Him Who sent Me.

 12:45 And he who sees Me sees Him Who sent Me.

 12:46 I have come [as] a Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in the darkness.

 12:47 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

 12:48 He who rejects Me and does not accept My words has one who judges him. The very word that I have spoken will judge him on the Last Day.

 12:49 For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me a command, what to say and what to speak.

 12:50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. So what I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”



X. (John 13:1-14:31)


 13:1 ¶ Now before the Passover Festival, Jesus, knowing that His hour had come to depart from this world to the Father—having loved His own who [were] in the world, He loved them to [the] end.

 13:2 And during supper—the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon [the intention of] handing Him over [to His enemies]—

 13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given everything into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,

 13:4 rose from the supper and laid aside His [outer] clothes; and taking a towel, He tied it around His waist.

 13:5 Then He poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe [them] with the towel that was tied around Him.

 13:6 So He came to Simon Peter. And [Peter] said to Him, “Master, are You going to wash my feet?”

 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, “You do not know now what I am doing, but you will understand afterwards.”

 13:8 Peter said to Him, “You will surely never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you have no share in Me.”

 13:9 Simon Peter said to Him, “Master, not my feet only, but also [my] hands and [my] head!”

 13:10 Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash [his] feet, for he is completely clean. And you [men] are clean, but not all [of you].”

 13:11 For He knew who was going to hand Him over [to His enemies]. That is why He said, “You are not all clean.”


 13:12 ¶ So when He had washed their feet and put on His clothes and reclined again [at the table], He said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you?

 13:13 You call Me ‘the Teacher’ and ‘the Master,’ and you are right in speaking [this way], for I am.

 13:14 If I then—‘the Master’ and ‘the Teacher’—have washed your feet, you, too, ought to wash one another’s feet.

 13:15 For I have given you an example, so that just as I have done to you, you, too, should do.

 13:16 Truly, truly, I tell you, A bondservant is not greater than his master, nor [is] a messenger greater than he who sent him.

 13:17 If you know these things, how blest are you if you do them!

 13:18 I am not speaking about all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has raised his heel against Me.’

 13:19 From now on I tell you [things] before they happen, so that when they happen you may believe that I Am [Who I Am].

 13:20 Truly, truly, I tell you, He who receives anyone whom I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him Who sent Me.”


 13:21 ¶ When Jesus had said these things, His spirit was in turmoil; and He testified and said, “Truly, truly, I tell you, One of you will hand Me over [to My enemies].”

 13:22 The disciples therefore looked at one another, uncertain whom He was talking about.

 13:23 Now there was reclining [at the table]—at Jesus’ [very] bosom—one of His disciples, whom Jesus [especially] loved.

 13:24 So Simon Peter motioned to him, to ask who it was that He was talking about.

 13:25 And leaning back upon Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, “Master, who is it?”

 13:26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give the morsel after dipping [it].” And having dipped the morsel, He gave it to Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon.

 13:27 And after [Judas had received] the morsel, Satan entered into him. So Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do with haste.”

 13:28 But none of those who were reclining [at the table] understood why He said this to him.

 13:29 For some thought, because Judas held the money box, that Jesus had said to him, “Buy what we need for the festival,” or that he should give something to the poor.

 13:30 So, having received the morsel, he immediately went out. And it was night.


 13:31 ¶ So when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified through Him.

 13:32 If God is glorified through Him, God will also glorify Him through Himself—and will glorify Him at once.

 13:33 Little children, I will be with you a little while longer. You will look for Me, and just as I said to the Jews—‘Where I am going, you cannot come’—so now I say to you.

 13:34 I give you a new command, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you, too, love one another.

 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are My disciples—if you have love for one another.”


 13:36 ¶ Simon Peter said to Him, “Master, where are You going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going, you cannot follow Me now, but you will follow Me later.”

 13:37 Peter said to Him, “Master, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for You!”

 13:38 Jesus answered him, “You will lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I tell you, Surely a rooster will not crow [to herald the morning], till you have disowned Me three times.”


 14:1 ¶ “Do not let your hearts be disquieted; believe in God, and believe in Me.

 14:2 In My Father’s house there are many rooms. [Were it] otherwise, I would have told you. I am going [there] to prepare a place for you.

 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to Myself; so that where I am, you, too, may be.

 14:4 And you know where I am going, and you know the way.”

 14:5 Thomas said to Him, “Master, we do not know where You are going, and [so] how can we know the way?”

 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.

 14:7 If you had known Me, you would have known My Father too. And from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”


 14:8 ¶ Philip said to Him, “Master, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”

 14:9 Jesus said to him, “All this time I have been among you—and [yet] you do not know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; and [so] how [can] you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

 14:10 Do you not believe that I [am] in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak of My own accord; but the Father Himself, Who dwells in Me, does the works.

 14:11 Believe Me, all of you, that I [am] in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me because of the works themselves.

 14:12 Truly, truly, I tell you, He who believes in Me will himself do the works that I am doing; and he will do greater [things] than these, because I am going to My Father.

 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, I will do it, so that the Father may be glorified through the Son.

 14:14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do [it].


 14:15 ¶ “If you love Me, keep My commands;

 14:16 and I will petition the Father, and He will give you another Councilor to remain with you forever—

 14:17 the Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.


 14:18 ¶ “I will not leave you bereaved; I will come to you.

 14:19 A little while longer and the world will see Me no longer, but you will see Me. Because I live, you, too, will live.

 14:20 On that day you will know that I [am] in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

 14:21 He who has My commands and keeps them—it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Master—and what has happened that You intend to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?”

 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home in him.

 14:24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words. And the word that you are hearing is not Mine, but [that] of the Father Who sent Me.


 14:25 ¶ “I have told you these things while I am still with you.

 14:26 But the Counselor—the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name—will Himself teach you everything and remind you of everything that I have said to you.

 14:27 I leave you [a blessing of] ‘Peace’; I give you My peace. [The peace] I give you [is] not as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be disquieted or dismayed.

 14:28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, for My Father is greater than I.

 14:29 And I have told you now, before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.

 14:30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming and has nothing in [common with] Me.

 14:31 But so that the world may know that I love the Father, and just as the Father has commanded Me, so I do. Rise, let us leave this place.”



XI. (John 15:1-17:26)


 15:1 ¶ “I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Gardener.

 15:2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He removes; and every [branch] that bears fruit He cleans [by pruning], so that it may bear more fruit.

 15:3 You are already clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

 15:4 Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of its own accord—but only if it remains in the vine—so neither [can] you, unless you remain in Me.

 15:5 I am the Vine, you [are] the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.

 15:6 If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like the branch and withers. And such [branches] are gathered and thrown into a fire and burned.

 15:7 If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

 15:8 By this My Father is glorified—that you bear much fruit, and [thus] you will be My disciples.

 15:9 Just as the Father has loved Me, even so have I loved you. Remain in My love.

 15:10 If you keep My commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love.

 15:11 I have told you these things so that My joy may remain in you, and [that] your joy may be complete.


 15:12 ¶ “This is My command—that you love one another just as I have loved you.

 15:13 No one has greater love than this—that one lay down his life for his friends.

 15:14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

 15:15 I no longer call you bondservants, because the bondservant does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

 15:16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and have appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give you.

 15:17 I command you these things, so that you may love one another.


 15:18 ¶ “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before [it hated] you.

 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would cherish its own. But because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—this is why the world hates you.

 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A bondservant is not greater than his master.’ If they have persecuted Me, they will persecute you, too. If they have kept My word, they will keep yours, too.

 15:21 But they will do all these things to you because [you bear] My name, for they do not know Him Who sent Me.

 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin [to answer for]. But now they have no excuse for their sin.

 15:23 He who hates Me hates My Father too.

 15:24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else has done, they would have no sin [to answer for]. But now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father.

 15:25 But in order that the word that is written in their Law might be fulfilled, ‘They hated Me for no reason.’


 15:26 ¶ “But when the Councilor comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of Truth, Who comes forth from the Father—He will testify about Me.

 15:27 And you, too, will testify, because you have been with Me from [the] beginning.


 16:1 ¶ “I have told you these things so that you may not falter.

 16:2 They will expel you from [their] synagogues. Indeed, [the] hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think that he is offering service to God.

 16:3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father nor Me.

 16:4a But I have told you these things so that when the hour comes you may remember that I said them to you.


 16:4b ¶ But I did not say these things to you from the beginning because I was with you.

 16:5 But now I am going away to Him Who sent Me, and not one of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’

 16:6 But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your hearts.

 16:7 But I tell you the truth—it is better for you that I go away. For the Councilor will not come to you, unless I go away. But if I go, I will send Him to you.

 16:8 And when He has come, He will convict the world about sin and about righteousness and about judgment—

 16:9 about sin indeed, because they do not believe in Me;

 16:10 and about righteousness, because I am going to My Father, and you will no longer see Me;

 16:11 and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.


 16:12 ¶ “I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear [them] now.

 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into the whole truth. For He will not speak of His own accord, but He will speak whatever He hears and will declare to you that which is to come.

 16:14 He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and will declare [it] to you.

 16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine. That is why I said, ‘He will take from what is Mine and will declare [it] to you.’


 16:16 ¶ “A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I am going to the Father.”

 16:17 [Some] of His disciples therefore said to one another, “What is this that He is saying to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me,’ and, ‘Because I am going to the Father’?”

 16:18 So they said, “What is this ‘little while’ of which He speaks? We do not know what He is saying.”

 16:19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’?

 16:20 Truly, truly, I tell you, You will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; and you will be grieved, but your grief will turn to joy.

 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has grief because her hour has come. But when she has borne the child, she no longer remembers the affliction, because of the joy that a man has been born into the world.

 16:22 And so you now, indeed, have grief; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

 16:23 And on that day you will ask Me no questions. Truly, truly, I tell you, Whatever you ask of the Father in My name He will give you.

 16:24 Up until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.


 16:25 ¶ “I have told you these things in allegories. [The] hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in allegories but will tell you plainly about the Father.

 16:26 On that day you will make requests in My name; and I do not tell you that I will petition the Father on your behalf,

 16:27 for the Father Himself takes pleasure in you because you have taken pleasure in Me and have believed that I came forth from God.

 16:28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; and now I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.”


 16:29 ¶ His disciples said to Him, “Behold, You are now speaking plainly and are not talking in allegory.

 16:30 We now know that You know everything and have no need for anyone to question You. Through this we believe that You came forth from God.”

 16:31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?

 16:32 Behold [the] hour is coming, and [even] now has come, when you will be scattered each to his own, and you will leave Me alone. And [yet] I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

 16:33 I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction. But take courage! I have overcome the world.”


 17:1 ¶ Jesus said these things and lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, so that Your Son, in turn, may glorify You,

 17:2 just as You have given Him authority over all flesh, so that He may give everlasting life to everyone whom You have given to Him.

 17:3 And this is everlasting life—to know You, the only true God, and Jesus the Anointed One, Whom You have sent.

 17:4 I have glorified You on earth. I have accomplished the work that You have given Me to do.

 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify Me, along with Yourself, with the glory that I had with You before the world existed.


 17:6 ¶ “I have shown forth Your name to the men whom You have given Me from out of the world. They were Yours, and You have given them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

 17:7 They now know that everything that You have given Me is from You.

 17:8 For the words that You have given Me I have given them. And they have accepted [them] and know for certain that I came forth from You, and they believe that You have send Me.

 17:9 I ask on their behalf. I do not ask on behalf of the world but on behalf of those whom You have given Me, because they are Yours.

 17:10 And everything that [is] Mine is Yours, and what [is] Yours [is] Mine, and I am glorified through them.

 17:11 And I am no longer in the world, and these are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, in Your name keep those whom You have given Me, so that they may be one, just as We [are one].

 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. I have guarded those whom You have given Me, and none of them were lost except the son of doom, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

 17:13 But now I am coming to You. And I say these things [while I am] in the world, so that they may have My joy completed in them.

 17:14 I have given them Your word, and the world hates them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

 17:15 I do not ask that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the Evil [One].

 17:16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

 17:17 Consecrate them in Your truth. Your word is truth.

 17:18 Just as You sent Me into the world, even so have I sent them into the world.

 17:19 And for their sakes I consecrate Myself, so that they, too, may be truly consecrated.


 17:20 ¶ “Nor do I ask on behalf of these alone, but also on behalf of those who believe in Me through their word,

 17:21 that they may all be one. Just as You, Father, [are] with Me and I [am] with You, that they, too, may be one with Us, so that the world may believe that You have send Me.

 17:22 And I have given them the glory that You have given Me, so that they may be one, just as We are one—

 17:23 I with them and You with Me—so that they may become perfectly one, and so that the world may know that You have sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me.

 17:24 Father, I desire that they also whom You have given Me may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory that You have given Me; for You loved Me before [the] world was formed.


17:25 ¶ “Righteous Father, indeed the world does not know You, but I know You, and these know that You have sent Me.

 17:26 And I have made Your name known to them, and will [continue to] make [it] known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them and I [may be] in them.”



XII. (John 18:1-19:37)


 18:1 ¶ When Jesus had said these things, He went forth with His disciples across Kidron Brook [to] where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.

 18:2 Now Judas, who handed Him over [to His enemies], also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with His disciples.

 18:3 So Judas, taking the battalion, along with officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing everything that was coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, “For Whom are you looking?”

 18:5 They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” Jesus said to them, “I Am.” Now Judas, who handed Him over [to His enemies], was also standing with them.

 18:6 When therefore He said to them, “I Am,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

 18:7 So He asked them again, “For Whom are you looking?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.”

 18:8 Jesus answered, “I have told you that I Am. So if you are looking for Me, let these [men] go”

 18:9 so that the word which He spoke might be fulfilled: “I have not lost any of those whom You have given Me.”

 18:10 Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it and struck the chief priest’s bondservant and cut off his right ear. Now the bondservant’s name was Malchus.

 18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter, “Put [your] sword into [its] sheath. Shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given Me?”


 18:12 ¶ So the battalion and the commandant and the Jewish officers arrested Jesus and bound Him.

 18:13 And they brought Him first to Annas, for he was [the] father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was chief priest that year.

 18:14 Now it was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it was better for one man to perish for the sake of the people.


 18:15 ¶ But Simon Peter and the other disciple followed Jesus. Now that disciple was an acquaintance of the chief priest, and he entered with Jesus into the chief priest’s courtyard.

 18:16 But Peter stood outside by the door. So the other disciple, who was an acquaintance of the chief priest, went out and he spoke to [the girl] who kept the door and brought Peter in.

 18:17 So the girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not [one] of this Man’s disciples too, are you?” He said, “I am not.”

 18:18 Now because it was cold, the bondservants and the officers had made a charcoal fire and were standing and warming themselves. And Peter was with them, standing and warming himself.


 18:19 ¶ So the chief priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and about His teaching.

 18:20 Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in [the] synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews assemble; and I have said nothing in secret.

 18:21 Why are you questioning Me? Question those who have heard [Me], what I said to them. Behold, they know what I have said.”

 18:22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers standing there slapped Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the chief priest?”

 18:23 Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”

 18:24 Annas then sent Him in bonds to Caiaphas, the chief priest.


 18:25 ¶ Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They therefore said to him, “You are not [one] of His disciples too, are you?” He denied [it] and said, “I am not.”

 18:26 One of the bondservants of the chief priest, who was a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?”

 18:27 Peter therefore again denied [it]. And immediately a rooster crowed.


 18:28 ¶ So they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s palace. Now it was dawn. And they themselves did not enter the palace, so that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.

 18:29 Pilate therefore came out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?”

 18:30 They answered and said to him, “If He were not a criminal, we would not have handed Him over to you.”

 18:31 Pilate therefore said to them, “You take Him, and judge Him according to your [own] law.” The Jews therefore said to him, “We are not allowed to put anyone to death”—

 18:32 so that the word which Jesus spoke might be fulfilled, when He indicated the kind of death He was to die—[by crucifixion, a Roman form of execution.]


 18:33 ¶ So Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus and said to Him, “[So] you are the King of the Jews?”

 18:34 Jesus answered him, “Do you say this of your own accord, or have others told you about Me?”

 18:35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your [own] nation and the chief priests have handed You over to me. What have You done?”

 18:36 Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My officers would have fought to prevent Me from being handed over to the Jews. But, as it is, My Kingdom is not from here.”

 18:37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “So then You are a king?” Jesus answered, “[It is as] you say, for I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world—to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”

 18:38a Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?”


 18:38b ¶ And when he had said this, he went back out to the Jews and said to them, “I find no fault in Him.

 18:39 But it is a custom of yours that I release someone to you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”

 18:40 They all therefore cried out again, saying, “Not this [Man], but Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was a robber.


 19:1 ¶ So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged [Him].

 19:2 And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put [it] on His head, and dressed Him in a purple cloak,

 19:3 and said, “Long live the King of the Jews!” and slapped Him.

 19:4 Pilate went back out and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, so that you may know that I find no fault in Him.”

 19:5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak. And he said to them, “Behold the Man!”

 19:6 When, therefore, the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify [Him]! Crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify [Him], for I find no fault in Him.”

 19:7 The Jews answered him, “We have a Law, and according to our Law He must die, because He made Himself [out to be] God’s Son.”


 19:8 ¶ So when Pilate heard this statement, he was [even] more frightened.

 19:9 And he went back into the palace and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer.

 19:10 Pilate therefore said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have [the] authority to crucify You, and have [the] authority to release You?”

 19:11 Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me at all, unless it had been given you from above. This is why he who handed Me over to you has [the] greater sin [to answer for].”

 19:12 From that [moment] Pilate wanted to release Him. But the Jews cried out, saying, “If you release this [Man], you are no friend of the Emperor. Everyone who makes himself [out to be] king challenges the Emperor.”


 19:13 ¶ So when Pilate heard this statement, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat in a place called [The] Stone Pavement, but in Aramaic, Gabbatha.

 19:14 Now it was [Friday] of the Passover [week], [the Day of] Preparation [for the Sabbath], and [it was] about noon. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

 19:15 But they cried out, “Take [Him] away! Take [Him] away! Crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but [the] Emperor.”

 19:16a So then he handed Him over to them to be crucified.


 19:16b ¶ And they took Jesus and led [Him] away.

 19:17 And bearing His cross, He went forth to the place called [The Place] of a Skull, which is called in Aramaic Golgotha,

 19:18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him—[one] on each side and Jesus in the middle.

 19:19 And Pilate also wrote a placard and put [it] on the cross, and [on] it was written, “Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews.”

 19:20 Many of the Jews therefore read this placard, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, Greek, [and] Latin.

 19:21 The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, I am King of the Jews.’”

 19:22 Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”


 19:23 ¶ So when the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took His clothes and divided [them] into four parts, a part to each soldier—the tunic too. But the tunic was seamless, woven from top to bottom.

 19:24 So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, [to see] whose it will be”—so that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says, “They divided My clothes among themselves, and for My clothing they cast lots.” The soldiers therefore, indeed, did these things.


 19:25 ¶ Now standing near the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary the Magdalene.

 19:26 So when Jesus saw [His] mother and the disciple whom He [especially] loved standing beside [her], He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, [there is] your son.”

 19:27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, [there is] your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own [home].


 19:28 ¶ After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished to bring the Scripture to completion, He said, “I am thirsty.”

 19:29 Now a jar of sour wine was sitting [there]. And they filled a sponge with sour wine and put [it] on a hyssop stalk and lifted [it] to His mouth.

 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is accomplished.” And bowing [His] head, He gave up [His] spirit.


 19:31 ¶ The Jews therefore, since it was [the] Preparation [Day], in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day), asked Pilate that their legs be broken [to hasten death] and [that] they be taken away.

 19:32 So the soldiers came and indeed broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with Him.

 19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

 19:35 And he who saw [it] has given [this] testimony, and his testimony is true. And he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you, too, may believe.

 19:36 For these things took place so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.”

 19:37 And still another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him Whom they have pierced.”



XIII. (John 19:38-20:31)


19:38 ¶ Now after these things Joseph from Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but secretly for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate to let him take the body of Jesus. And Pilate granted [him] permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus.

 19:39 And Nicodemus (he who at first had come to Jesus at night) came too, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds [in weight].

 19:40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as it is customary with the Jews in preparing bodies for burial.

 19:41 Now there was a garden at the place where He was crucified, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been laid.

 19:42 So they laid Jesus there, since the tomb was nearby, because [it was] the Jewish [Day of] Preparation [for the Sabbath].


 20:1 ¶ But early in the morning on the first [day] of the week, while it was still dark, Mary the Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.

 20:2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, who was [especially] dear to Jesus, and said to them, “They have taken the Master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

 20:3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth and came to the tomb.

 20:4 And the two were running together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.

 20:5 And stooping down, he saw the strips of linen lying [there], yet he did not enter.

 20:6 So Simon Peter came after him and entered the tomb and saw the strips of linen lying [there]

 20:7 and the handkerchief that had been upon His head, not lying with the strips of linen, but rolled up in a place by itself.

 20:8 So then the other disciple, who had come first to the tomb, entered too; and he saw and believed.

 20:9 For they did not yet understand the Scripture, [which says] that He must rise from [the] dead.

 20:10 So the disciples went back to their [lodging].


 20:11 ¶ But Mary was standing outside the tomb, weeping. And as she wept, she stooped down into the tomb

 20:12 and saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

 20:13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Master, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

 20:14 And when she had said these things, she turned around and saw Jesus standing [there], and did not know that it was Jesus.

 20:15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?” She, thinking that He was the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him.”

 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” Turning, she said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).

 20:17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and [to] My God and your God.’”

 20:18 Mary the Magdalene went and told the disciples that she had seen the Master and [that] He had said these things to her.


 20:19 ¶ So when it was evening on that first day of the week and, for fear of the Jews, the doors were closed [in the place] where the disciples were gathered, Jesus came and stood in [their] midst and said to them, “Peace [be] with you.”

 20:20 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and side. The disciples therefore rejoiced at seeing the Master.

 20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace [be] with you. Just as the Father has sent Me, even so I am sending you.”

 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive [the] Holy Spirit.

 20:23 Whoever’s sins you forgive are forgiven them; whoever’s [sins] you retain are retained.”


 20:24 ¶ But Thomas, one of the Twelve, who is called [The] Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.

 20:25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Master.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in His hands, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe [it].”


 20:26 ¶ And after eight days, His disciples were again indoors, and Thomas [was] with them. [And] Jesus came, though the doors were closed, and stood in [their] midst and said to them, “Peace [be] with you.”

 20:27 Then He said to Thomas, “Bring your finger here and examine My hands, and bring your hand and put [it] into My side, and do not doubt but believe.”

 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

 20:29 Jesus said to him, “You believe because you have seen Me. How blest [are] those who have not seen and [yet] have believed.”


 20:30 ¶ And Jesus therefore indeed did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book.

 20:31 But these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Anointed One, the Son of God, and so that by believing you may have life in His name.



XIV. (John 21:1-25)


 21:1 ¶ After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples by the sea of Tiberias. Now He showed [Himself] in this way:

 21:2 Simon Peter and Thomas, who is called [The] Twin, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee and the [sons] of Zebedee and two others of His disciples were together.

 21:3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “And we are going with you.” They went out and immediately got into the boat. And during that night they caught nothing.


 21:4 ¶ But just as the day was dawning, Jesus stood on the beach. The disciples, however, did not know that it was Jesus.

 21:5 So Jesus said to them, “Boys, have you not anything to eat?”

 21:6 They answered Him, “No.” But He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find.” So they cast [it], and they were no longer able to draw it in because of the great number of fish.

 21:7 That disciple whom Jesus [especially] loved said therefore to Peter, “It is the Master!” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Master, he put on [his] outer garment (for he was stripped [for work]) and threw himself into the sea.

 21:8 But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net [full] of fish, for they were not far from the shore, only about three hundred feet away.


 21:9 ¶ So when they had come ashore, they saw a charcoal fire set, with fish lying on [it], and bread.

 21:10 Jesus said to them, “Bring [some] of the fish that you have just caught.”

 21:11 Simon Peter went aboard and drew the net to shore, full of large fish, one hundred fifty-three [of them]. And though there were so many, the net did not break.

 21:12 Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” But none of the disciples ventured to ask Him, “Who are You?” For they knew that it was the Master.

 21:13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave [it] to them, and the fish likewise.

 21:14 This [was] now [the] third time [that] Jesus showed [Himself] to His disciples after He had risen from [the] dead.


 21:15 ¶ So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you love Me more than these [others do]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Master; You know that You are dear to me.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

 21:16 Again, a second time, He said to him, “Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you love me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Master; You know that You are dear to me.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

 21:17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, [son] of Jonah, am I dear to you?” Peter was grieved that He said to him the third time, “Am I dear to you?” and he said to Him, “Master, You know everything; You know that You are dear to me.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.

 21:18 Truly, truly, I tell you, When you were young, you girded yourself and walked about where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will gird you [in bonds] and carry [you] where you do not wish.”

 21:19 Now He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would bring glory to God. And when He had said this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”


 21:20 ¶ But Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus [especially] loved following [them] (he who also had leaned back upon His breast at the supper and said, “Master, who is it that is going to hand You over [to Your enemies]?”).

 21:21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “Master—and what [about] him?”

 21:22 Jesus said to him, “If I wish him to remain until I come [back], what [is that] to you? You, follow Me.”

 21:23 So this saying went forth among the brothers—that this disciple would not die. And [yet] Jesus did not say to him, “He will not die,” but, “If I wish him to remain until I come [back], what [is that] to you?”


 21:24 ¶ This is the disciple who is testifying about these things, and [who] has written these things. And we know that his testimony is true.


 21:25 ¶ Now there are also many other things that Jesus did, which, if they were to be written one by one, I suppose that not even the world itself could hold the books that would be written.