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katapi HOME Luke 20:9-19 - The Parable of the Vineyard and the Tenants  Lk.20.9-19 (Jerusalem)- Mt.21.33-46, Mk.12.1-12, Is.5.1 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 9 And he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country for a long while. 20 10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, that they should give him some of the fruit of the vineyard; but the tenants beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 20 11 And he sent another servant; him also they beat and treated shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 20 12 And he sent yet a third; this one they wounded and cast out. 20 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will respect him.' 20 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.' 20 15 And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 20 16 He will come and destroy those tenants, and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they said, "God forbid!" 20 17 [ Ps.118.22. ] But he looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written:

'The very stone which the builders rejected
has become the head of the corner?'
20 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but when it falls on anyone it will crush him." - Paying Taxes to Caesar  Lk.20.19-26- Mt.22.15-22, Mk.12.13-17 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 19 The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on him at that very hour, but they feared the people; for they perceived that he had told this parable against them. 20 20 So they watched him, and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might take hold of what he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor. 20 21 They asked him, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality, but truly teach the way of God. 20 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?" 20 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, 20 24 "Show me a coin. Whose likeness and inscription has it?" They said, "Caesar's." 20 25 He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." 20 26 And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him by what he said; but marveling at his answer they were silent. - The Question about the Resurrection  Lk.20.27-40 (Jerusalem)- Mt.22.23-33, Mk.12.18-27 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no resurrection, 20 28 and they asked him a question, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the wife and raise up children for his brother. 20 29 Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and died without children; 20 30 and the second 20 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 20 32 Afterward the woman also died. 20 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife." 20 34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage; 20 35 but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 20 36 for they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 20 37 [ Ex.3.2-6. ] But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 20 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to him." 20 39 And some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well." 20 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question. - The Question about David's Son  Lk.20.41-44 (Jerusalem)- Mt.22.41-46, Mk.12.35-37 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 41 But he said to them, "How can they say that the Christ is David's son? 20 42 [ Ps.110.1. ] For David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

'The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
20 43 till I make your enemies a stool for your feet.'
20 44 David thus calls him Lord; so how is he his son?" - The Denouncing of the Scribes  Lk.20.45-47- Mt.23.1-36, Mk.12.38-40, Lk.11.37-54 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 20 46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and love salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at feasts, 20 47 who devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." - The Widow's Offering  Lk.21.1-4 (Jerusalem)- Mk.12.41-44 | KNSB Contents | notes

21 1 He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; 21 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. 21 3 And he said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 21 4 for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had." - The Destruction of the Temple Foretold  Lk.21.5-6- Mt.24.1-2, Mk.13.1-2 | KNSB Contents | notes

21 5 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 21 6 "As for these things which you see, the days will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down." 21 7 And they asked him, "Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?" - Signs and Persecutions  Lk.21.8-19- Mt.24.3-14, Mk.13.3-13 | KNSB Contents | notes

21 8 And he said, "Take heed that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them. 21 9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified; for this must first take place, but the end will not be at once."

21 10 Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 21 11 there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 21 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. 21 13 This will be a time for you to bear testimony. 21 14 Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; 21 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 21 16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death; 21 17 you will be hated by all for my name's sake. 21 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 21 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives. - The Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold  Lk.21.20-24 (Olivet)- Mt.24.15-21, Mk.13.14-19 | KNSB Contents | notes

21 20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it; 21 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written. 21 23 Alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! For great distress shall be upon the earth and wrath upon this people; 21 24 they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. - The Coming of the Son of Man  Lk.21.25-28- Mt.24.29-31, Mk.13.24-37 | KNSB Contents | notes

21 25 "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 21 26 [ Is.34.4. ] men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 21 27 [ Dn.7.13. ] And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 21 28 Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." - The Lesson of the Fig Tree  Lk.21.29-33 (Olivet)- Mt.24.32-35, Mk.13.28-31 | KNSB Contents | notes

21 29 And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees; 21 30 as soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 21 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 21 32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all has taken place. 21 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. - Exhortation to Watch  Lk.21.34-38 (Olivet)

21 34 "But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a snare; 21 35 for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the whole earth. 21 36 But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man."

21 37 And every day he was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet. 21 38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him. - The Plot to Kill Jesus  Lk.22.1-2 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.1-5, Mk.14.1-2, Jn.11.45-53 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 1 Now the feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 22 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death; for they feared the people.

22 3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve; 22 4 he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 22 5 And they were glad, and engaged to give him money. 22 6 So he agreed, and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of the multitude. - The Preparation of the Passover  Lk.22.7-13 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.17-25, Mk.14.12-21, Lk.22.21-23, Jn.13.21-30 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 22 8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the passover for us, that we may eat it." 22 9 They said to him, "Where will you have us prepare it?" 22 10 He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him into the house which he enters, 22 11 and tell the householder, 'The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I am to eat the passover with my disciples? 22 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready." 22 13 And they went, and found it as he had told them; and they prepared the passover. - The Institution of the Lord's Supper  Lk.22.14-23 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.26-30, Mk.14.22-25, 1Cor.11.23-26 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 14 And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him. 22 15 And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; 22 16 for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." 22 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves; 22 18 for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." 22 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 22 20 And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. 22 21 But behold the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 22 For the Son of man goes as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!" 22 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it was that would do this. - The Dispute about Greatness  Lk.22.24-30 (Jerusalem)

22 24 A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 22 25 And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 22 26 But not so with you; rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 22 27 For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at table? But I am among you as one who serves.

22 28 "You are those who have continued with me in my trials; 22 29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 22 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. - Peter's Denial Foretold  Lk.22.31-34- Mt.26.31-35, Mk.14.27-31, Jn.13.36-38 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 22 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren." 22 33 And he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death." 22 34 He said, "I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you three times deny that you know me." - Purse, Bag, and Sword  Lk.22.35-38 (Jerusalem)

22 35 And he said to them, "When I sent you out with no purse or bag or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing." 22 36 He said to them, "But now, let him who has a purse take it, and likewise a bag. And let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy one. 22 37 For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, 'And he was reckoned with transgressors'; for what is written about me has its fulfilment." 22 38 And they said, "Look, Lord, here are two swords." And he said to them, "It is enough." - The Prayer on the Mount of Olives  Lk.22.39-46 (Gethsemane)- Mt.26.36-46, Mk.14.32-42 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 39 And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. 22 40 And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." 22 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, 22 42 "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done." 22 43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 22 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground. 22 45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 22 46 and he said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation." - The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus  Lk.22.47-53 (Gethsemane)- Mt.26.47-56, Mk.14.43-50, Jn.18.3-12 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 47 While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him; 22 48 but Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of man with a kiss?" 22 49 And when those who were about him saw what would follow, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?" 22 50 And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 22 51 But Jesus said, "No more of this!" And he touched his ear and healed him. 22 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 22 53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness." - Peter's Denial of Jesus  Lk.22.54-62 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.57-75, Mk.14.53-72, Jn.18.12-18, Jn.18.25-27 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house. Peter followed at a distance; 22 55 and when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. 22 56 Then a maid, seeing him as he sat in the light and gazing at him, said, "This man also was with him." 22 57 But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I do not know him." 22 58 And a little later some one else saw him and said, "You also are one of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not." 22 59 And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, "Certainly this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean." 22 60 But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying." And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed. 22 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times." 22 62 And he went out and wept bitterly. - Jesus Mocked and Beaten  Lk.22.63-65 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.67-68, Mk.14.65 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 63 Now the men who were holding Jesus mocked him and beat him; 22 64 they also blindfolded him and asked him, "Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?" 22 65 And they spoke many other words against him, reviling him. - Jesus before the Council  Lk.22.66-71- Mt.26.59-66, Mk.14.55-64, Jn.18.19-24 | KNSB Contents | notes

22 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their council, and they said, 22 67 "If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe; 22 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 22 69 [ Dn.7.13, Ps.110.1. ] But from now on the Son of man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God." 22 70 And they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, "You say that I am." 22 71 And they said, "What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips." - Jesus Brought Before Pilate  Lk.23.1-5 Passover, c.30ce (Jerusalem)- Mt.27.1-14, Mk.15.1-5, Jn.18.28-38 | KNSB Contents | notes

23 1 Then the whole company of them arose, and brought him before Pilate. 23 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king." 23 3 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so." 23 4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, "I find no crime in this man." 23 5 But they were urgent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place." - Jesus before Herod  Lk.23.6-12

23 6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 23 7 And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 23 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. 23 9 So he questioned him at some length; but he made no answer. 23 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 23 11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then, arraying him in gorgeous apparel, he sent him back to Pilate. 23 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. - Jesus Sentenced to Die  Lk.23.13-25 (Jerusalem)- Mt.27.15-26, Mk.15.6-15, Jn.18.39-19.16 | KNSB Contents | notes

23 13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 23 14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him; 23 15 neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him; 23 16 I will therefore chastise him and release him." 23 17 Here or after verse 19, other ancient authorities add verse 17 Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival

23 18 But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas" - 23 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder. 23 20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; 23 21 but they shouted out, "Crucify, crucify him!" 23 22 A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise him and release him." 23 23 But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 23 24 So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted. 23 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will. - The Crucifixion of Jesus  Lk.23.26-43 (Golgotha)- Mt.27.32-44, Mk.15.21-32, Jn.19.17-27 | KNSB Contents | notes

23 26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 23 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. 23 28 But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 23 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck! 23 30 [ Hs.10.8. ] Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us'; and to the hills, 'Cover us.' 23 31 For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

23 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 23 33 And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. 23 34 [ Is.53.12, Ps.22.18. ] And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments. 23 35 [ Ps.22.7. ] And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!" 23 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar, 23 37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" 23 38 There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."

23 39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 23 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 23 41 And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 23 42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 23 43 And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." - The Death of Jesus  Lk.23.44-49- Mt.27.45-56, Mk.15.33-41, Jn.19.28-30 | KNSB Contents | notes

23 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, 23 45 while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 23 46 [ Ps.31.5. ] Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last. 23 47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, and said, "Certainly this man was innocent!" 23 48 And all the multitudes who assembled to see the sight, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 23 49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance and saw these things. - The Burial of Jesus  Lk.23.50-56 (the garden)- Mt.27.57-61, Mk.15.42-47, Jn.19.38-42 | KNSB Contents | notes

23 50 Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 23 51 who had not consented to their purpose and deed, and he was looking for the kingdom of God. 23 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 23 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud, and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one had ever yet been laid. 23 54 It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning. 23 55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid; 23 56 then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.

On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. - The Resurrection of Jesus  Lk.24.1-12 Passover, c.30ce (the garden)- Mk.28.1-10, Mk.16.1-8, Jn.20.1-10 | KNSB Contents | notes

24 1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. 24 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 24 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 24 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; 24 5 and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? 24 6 He is not here, but has arisen Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 24 7 that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." 24 8 And they remembered his words, 24 9 and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. 24 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles; 24 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 24 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. - The Walk to Emmaus  Lk.24.13-35 (Emmaus)- Mk.16.12-13 | KNSB Contents | notes

24 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 24 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 24 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 24 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 24 17 And he said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad. 24 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" 24 19 And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 24 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 24 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. 24 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning 24 23 and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see." 24 25 And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 24 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" 24 27 And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

24 28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, 24 29 but they constrained him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them. 24 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. 24 31 And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. 24 32 They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?" 24 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, 24 34 who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" 24 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. - The Appearance to the Disciples  Lk.24.36-49 (Jerusalem)- Mt.28.16-20, Mk.16.14-18, Jn.20.19-23, Ac.1.6-8 | KNSB Contents | notes

24 36 As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace to you!" 24 37 But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. 24 38 And he said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? 24 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." 24 41 And while they still disbelieved with joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" 24 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 24 43 and he took it and ate before them.

24 44 Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." 24 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 24 46 and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 24 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 24 48 You are witnesses of these things. 24 49 And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high." - The Ascension of Jesus  Lk.24.50-53 (Bethany)- Ac.1.6-11, Mk.16.19-20 | KNSB Contents | notes

24 50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 24 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. 24 52 And worshipped him and they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 24 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God. - The Word Became Flesh  Jn.1.1-18

1 1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
1 2 He was in the beginning with God;
1 3 all things were made through him,
and without him nothing was made that was made.
1 4 In him was life,
and the life was the light of men.
1 5 The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.

1 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 1 7 He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. 1 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

1 9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 1 10 He was in the world,
and the world was made through him,
yet the world did not know him.
1 11 He came to his own home,
and his own people did not receive him.
1 12 But to all who received him,
who believed in his name,
he gave power
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,
full of grace and truth;
we have beheld his glory,
glory as of the only Son
from the Father.
1 15 (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.' ")
1 16 And from his fulness
we have all received,
grace upon grace.
1 17 For the law was given through Moses;
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
1 18 No one has ever seen God;
the only Son,
who is in the bosom of the Father,
he has made him known. - The Testimony of John the Baptist  Jn.1.19-28 c.27ce- Mt.3.1-12, Mk.1.1-8, Lk.3.1-9 | KNSB Contents | notes

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 He confessed, he did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ." 1 21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he answered, "No." 1 22 They said to him then, "Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?" 1 23 [ Is.40.3. ] He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said."

1 24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 1 25 They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?" 1 26 JOHN answered them, "I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you do not know, 1 27 even he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie." 1 28 This took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. - The Lamb of God  Jn.1.29-34 (Bethabara-Bethany?)

1 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 1 30 This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me.' 1 31 I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel." 1 32 And John bore witness, "I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. 1 33 I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 1 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God." - The First Disciples  Jn.1.35-42 (Bethabara-Bethany?)

1 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; 1 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!" 1 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 1 38 Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 1 39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 1 40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 1 41 He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ). 1 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas" (which means Peter). - The Calling of Philip and Nathanael  Jn.1.43-51 (Bethabara-Bethany?)

1 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." 1 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 1 45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." 1 46 Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." 1 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" 1 48 Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." 1 49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" 1 50 Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." 1 51 [ Dn.7.13. ] And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man." - The Wedding at Cana  Jn.2.1-12 (Cana)

2 1 On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 2 Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. 2 3 When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 2 4 And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come." 2 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 2 6 Now six stone jars were standing there, for 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 up to the brim. 2 8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast." So they took it. 2 9 When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom (10) and said to him, 2 10 "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now." 2 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

2 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples; and there they stayed for a few days. - The Cleansing of the Temple  Jn.2.13-22 (Jerusalem)- Mt.21.12-13, Mk.11.15-17, Lk.19.45-46 | KNSB Contents | notes

2 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business. 2 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 2 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; you shall not make my Father's house a house of trade." 2 17 [ Ps.69.9. ] His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me." 2 18 The Jews then said to him, "What sign have you to show us for doing this?" 2 19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." 2 20 The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" 2 21 But he spoke of the temple of his body. 2 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken. - Jesus Knows All Men  Jn.2.23-25 (Jerusalem)

2 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs which he did; 2 24 but Jesus did not trust himself to them, 2 25 because he knew all men and needed no one to bear witness of man; for he himself knew what was in man. - Jesus and Nicodemus  Jn.3.1-21 (Jerusalem)

3 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 3 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him." 3 3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, 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 say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter 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 marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.' 3 8 The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit." 3 9 Nicodemus said to him, "How can this be?" 3 10 Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this? 3 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony. 3 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 3 13 No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. 3 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, 3 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

3 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 3 17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. 3 18 He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 3 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 3 20 For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 3 21 But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God. - Jesus and John the Baptist  Jn.3.22-30 (Aenon)

3 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there he remained with them and baptized. 3 23 JOHN also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people came and were baptized. 3 24 For John had not yet been put in prison.

3 25 Now a discussion arose between John's disciples and a Jew over purifying. 3 26 And they came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is, baptizing, and all are going to him." 3 27 John answered, "No one can receive anything except what is given him from heaven. 3 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him. 3 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice; therefore this joy of mine is now full. 3 30 He must increase, but I must decrease." - He Who Comes from Heaven  Jn.3.31-36 (Aenon)

3 31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks; he who comes from heaven is above all. 3 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony; 3 33 he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 3 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit; 3 35 the Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 3 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him. - Jesus and the Woman of Samaria  Jn.4.1-42 (Sychar)

4 1 Now when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 4 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 4 3 he left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 4 4 He had to pass through Samaria. 4 5 So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 4 6 Jacob's well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.

4 7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." 4 8 For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 4 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. 4 10 Jesus answered 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; where do you get that living water? 4 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?" 4 13 Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, 4 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." 4 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."

4 16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." 4 17 The woman answered him, "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; this you said truly." 4 19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 4 20 Our fathers worshipped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." 4 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 4 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 4 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. 4 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." 4 25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show us all things." 4 26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he."

4 27 Just then his disciples came. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but none said, "What do you wish?" or, "Why are you talking with her?" 4 28 So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people, 4 29 "Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?" 4 30 They went out of the city and were coming to him.

4 31 Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." 4 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." 4 33 So the disciples said to one another, "Has any one brought him food?" 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 yet four months, then comes the harvest'? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. 4 36 He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 4 37 For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.' 4 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour; others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour."

4 39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did." 4 40 So when the Samaritans came 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 They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of your words that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Saviour of the world." - The Healing of the Official's Son  Jn.4.43-54 (Cana)- Mt.8.5-13, Lk.7.1-10 | KNSB Contents | notes

4 43 After the two days he departed to Galilee. 4 44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honour in his own country. 4 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to the feast.

4 46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 4 47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 4 48 Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." 4 49 The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." 4 50 Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. 4 51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living. 4 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." 4 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household. 4 54 This is now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee. - The Healing at the Pool  Jn.5.1-18 (Jerusalem)

5 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

5 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. 5 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralysed. 5 4 Other ancient authorities insert, wholly or in part, waiting for the moving of the water - 4 for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water - whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had 5 5 One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 5 6 When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there 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 troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." 5 8 Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." 5 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath.

5 10 So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." 5 11 But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' " 5 12 They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk?'" 5 13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 5 14 Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing 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 was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the sabbath. 5 17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working." 5 18 This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God. - The Authority of the Son  Jn.5.19-29 (Jerusalem)

5 19 Jesus said to them,

"Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise. 5 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel. 5 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 5 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 5 23 that all may honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent him.

5 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 5 25 "Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 5 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself,

5 27 and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 5 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 5 29 and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 5 30 "I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. - Witnesses to Jesus  Jn.5.31-47

5 31 If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true; 5 32 there is another who bears witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is true. 5 33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 5 34 Not that the testimony which I receive is from man; but I say this that you may be saved. 5 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 5 36 But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me witness that the Father has sent me. 5 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen; 5 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has sent. 5 39 You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; 5 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

5 41 I do not receive glory from men. 5 42 But I know that you have not the love of God within 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, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 5 45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope. 5 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me. 5 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe his words?" - The Feeding of the Five Thousand  Jn.6.1-14 (Bethsaida)- Mt.14.13-21, Mk.6.30-44, Lk.9.10-17 | KNSB Contents | notes

6 1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 6 2 And a multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were diseased. 6 3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with his disciples. 6 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 6 5 Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to him, Jesus said to Philip, "How are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?" 6 6 This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. 6 7 Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little." 6 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 6 9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?" 6 10 Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 6 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 6 12 And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost." 6 13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten. 6 14 When the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, "This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world!"

6 15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. - Walking on the Water  Jn.6.16-21 (Lake of Gennesaret)- Mt.14.22-27, Mk.6.45-52 | KNSB Contents | notes

6 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 6 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 6 18 The sea rose because a strong wind was blowing. 6 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat. They were frightened, 6 20 but he said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." 6 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. - Jesus the Bread of Life  Jn.6.22-59 (Capernaum)

6 22 On the next day the people who remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 6 23 However, boats from Tiberias came near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 6 24 So when the people saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

6 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?" 6 26 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 6 27 Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal." 6 28 Then they said to him, "What must we do, to be doing the works of God?" 6 29 Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent." 6 30 So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? 6 31 [ Ex.16.13-14, Ps.78.24. ] Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' " 6 32 Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; 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 said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always."

6 35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. 6 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 6 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not 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 raise it up at the last day. 6 40 For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

6 41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven." 6 42 They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven?'" 6 43 Jesus answered 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 at the last day. 6 45 [ Is.54.13, Jr.31.33. ] 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 any one has seen the Father except him who is from God; he has seen the Father. 6 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. 6 48 I am the bread of life. 6 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 6 50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. 6 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh."

6 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" 6 53 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to 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 eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 6 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 6 56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 6 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. 6 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever." 6 59 This he said in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum. - The Words of Eternal Life  Jn.6.60-71

6 60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?" 6 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offence at this? 6 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? 6 63 It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 6 64 But there are some of you that do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. 6 65 And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."

6 66 After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. 6 67 Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?" 6 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; 6 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God." 6 70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?" 6 71 He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was to betray him. - The Unbelief of Jesus' Brothers  Jn.7.1-9 (Jerusalem)

7 1 After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 7 2 Now the Jews' feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 7 3 So his brothers said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples may see the works you are doing. 7 4 For no man works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world." 7 5 For even his brothers did not believe in him. 7 6 Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil. 7 8 Go to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come." 7 9 So saying, he remained in Galilee. - Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles  Jn.7.10-24 (Jerusalem)

7 10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 7 11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?" 7 12 And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man," others said, "No, he is leading the people astray." 7 13 Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

7 14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 7 15 The Jews marveled at it, saying, "How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?" 7 16 So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me; 7 17 if any man's will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. 7 18 He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 7 19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?" 7 20 The people answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?" 7 21 Jesus answered them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel at it. 7 22 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man upon the sabbath. 7 23 If on the sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the sabbath I made a man's whole body well? 7 24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment." - Is This the Christ?  Jn.7.25-31 (Jerusalem)

7 25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, "Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? 7 26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 7 27 Yet we know where this man comes from; and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from." 7 28 So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 7 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me." 7 30 So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come. 7 31 Yet many of the people believed in him; they said, "When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?" - Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus  Jn.7.32-36

7 32 The Pharisees heard the crowd thus muttering about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him. 7 33 Jesus then said, "I shall be with you a little longer, and then I go to him who sent me; 7 34 you will seek me and you will not find me; where I am you cannot come." - Rivers of Living Water  Jn.7.35-39 (Jerusalem)7 35 The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we shall not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 7 36 What does he mean by saying, 'You will seek me and you will not find me,' and, 'Where I am you cannot come?'"

7 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. 7 38 He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, 'Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.' " 7 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. - Division among the People  Jn.7.40-44

7 40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the prophet." 7 41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 7 42 Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" 7 43 So there was a division among the people over him. 7 44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. - The Unbelief of Those in Authority  Jn.7.45-52 (Jerusalem)

7 45 The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?" 7 46 The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!" 7 47 The Pharisees answered them, "Are you led astray, you also? 7 48 Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? 7 49 But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed." 7 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 7 51 "Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?" 7 52 They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee."

7 53 {Other ancient authorities add 7.53 - 8.11 either here or at the end of this gospel or after Luke 21.38 with variations of the text:} They went each to him own house, - The Woman Caught in Adultery  Jn.7.53-8.11

8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 8 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 8 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 8 4 they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 8 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?" 8 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 8 7 And as they continued to ask 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 once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 8 9 But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 8 10 Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 8 11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again." - Jesus the Light of the World  Jn.8.12-20

8 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 8 13 The Pharisees then said to him, "You are bearing witness to yourself; your testimony is not true." 8 14 Jesus answered, "Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come and whither I am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither 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, for it is not I alone that judge, but I and he who sent me. 8 17 In your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true; 8 18 I bear witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to me." 8 19 They said to him therefore, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also." 8 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. - Where I am Going You Cannot Come  Jn.8.21-30 (Jerusalem)

8 21 Again he said to them, "I go away, and you will seek me and die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come." 8 22 Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, since he says, 'Where I am going, you cannot come?'" 8 23 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 I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he." 8 25 They said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Even what I have told 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 I declare to the world what I have heard from him." 8 27 They did not understand that he spoke to them of the Father. 8 28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus as the Father taught me. 8 29 And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him." 8 30 As he spoke thus, many believed in him. - The Truth Will Make You Free  Jn.8.31-38 (Jerusalem)

8 31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, 8 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." 8 33 They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, 'You will be made free?'"

8 34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin. 8 35 The slave does not continue in the house for ever; the son continues for ever. 8 36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 8 37 I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you. 8 38 I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father." - Your Father the Devil  Jn.8.39-478 39 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did, 8 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God; this is not what Abraham did. 8 41 You do what your father did." They said to him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God." 8 42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not 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 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a 8 45 But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 8 46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 8 47 He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God." - Before Abraham was, I am  Jn.8.48-59

8 48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?" 8 49 Jesus answered, "I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and you dishonour me. 8 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it and he will be the judge. 8 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death." 8 52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, 'If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.' 8 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?" 8 54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God. 8 55 But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him and I keep his word. 8 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day; he saw it and was glad." 8 57 The Jews then said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" 8 58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." 8 59 So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple. - The Healing of a Man Born Blind  Jn.9.1-12 (Jerusalem)

9 1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 9 2 And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 9 3 Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. 9 4 We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. 9 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." 9 6 As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man's eyes with the clay, 9 7 saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam"(which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. 9 8 The neighbours and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?" 9 9 Some said, "It is he"; others said, "No, but he is like him." He said, "I am the man." 9 10 They said to him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" 9 11 He answered, "The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash'; so I went and washed and received my sight." 9 12 They said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know." - The Pharisees Investigate the Healing  Jn.9.13-34 (Jerusalem)

9 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 9 14 Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 9 15 The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see." 9 16 Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" There was a division among them. 9 17 So they again said to the blind man, "What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."

9 18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, 9 19 and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" 9 20 His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 9 21 but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself." 9 22 His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one should confess him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. 9 23 Therefore his parents said, "He is of age, ask him."

9 24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner." 9 25 He answered, "Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see." 9 26 They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" 9 27 He answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become his disciples?" 9 28 And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 9 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." 9 30 The man answered, "Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 9 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 9 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind. 9 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." 9 34 They answered him, "You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?" - Spiritual Blindness  Jn.9.35-41 (Jerusalem)

9 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of man?" 9 36 He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" 9 37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you." 9 38 He said, "Lord, I believe"; and he worshipped him. 9 39 Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind." 9 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard this, and they said to him, "Are we also blind?" 9 41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains. - The Parable of the Sheepfold  Jn.10.1-6 (Jerusalem)

10 1 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; 10 2 but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 10 3 To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 10 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 10 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." 10 6 This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. - Jesus the Good Shepherd  Jn.10.7-21

10 7 So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 10 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. 10 9 I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 10 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 10 12 He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 10 13 He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep. 10 14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, 10 15 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; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd. 10 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 10 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father."

10 19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. 10 20 Many of them said, "He has a demon, and he is mad; why listen to him?" 10 21 Others said, "These are not the sayings of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?" - Jesus Rejected by the Jews  Jn.10.22-42 (Jerusalem)

10 22 It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem; 10 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 10 24 So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 10 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me; 10 26 but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. 10 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; 10 28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. 10 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 10 30 I and the Father are one."

10 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 10 32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?" 10 33 The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God." 10 34 [ Ps.82.6. ] 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 came (and scripture cannot be broken), 10 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? 10 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 10 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." 10 39 Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.

10 40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there he remained. 10 41 And many came to him; and they said, "John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true." 10 42 And many believed in him there. - The Death of Lazarus  Jn.11.1-16 (Bethany)

11 1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 11 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 11 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, "Lord, he whom you love is ill." 11 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, "This illness is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by means of it."

11 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 11 6 So when he heard that he was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 11 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go into Judea again." 11 8 The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?" 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 any one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." 11 11 Thus he spoke, and then he said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awake him out of sleep." 11 12 The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." 11 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 11 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead; 11 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." 11 16 Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." - Jesus the Resurrection and the Life  Jn.11.17-27 (Bethany)

11 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 11 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 11 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 11 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house. 11 21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 11 22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you." 11 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." 11 24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." 11 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 11 26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 11 27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world." - Jesus Weeps  Jn.11.28-37

11 28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying quietly, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 11 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 11 30 Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 11 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 11 32 Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." 11 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled; 11 34 and he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 11 35 Jesus wept. 11 36 So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" 11 37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?" - Lazarus Brought to Life  Jn.11.38-44

11 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 11 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odour, for he has been dead four days." 11 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you would believe 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 heard me. 11 42 I knew that you hear me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe that you sent me." 11 43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out." 11 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go." - The Plot to Kill Jesus  Jn.11.45-53 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.1-5, Mk.14.1-2, Lk.22.1-2 | KNSB Contents | notes

11 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him; 11 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 11 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council, and said, "What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 11 48 If we let him go on thus, every one will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation." 11 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all; 11 50 you do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish." 11 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, 11 52 and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 11 53 So from that day on they took counsel how to put him to death.

11 54 Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews, but went from there to the country near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim; and there he stayed with the disciples.

11 55 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 11 56 They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, "What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?" 11 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him. - The Anointing at Bethany  Jn.12.1-8 (Bethany)- Mt.26.6-13, Mk.14.3-9 | KNSB Contents | notes

12 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 12 2 There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with him. 12 3 Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 12 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, 12 5 "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" 12 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. 12 7 Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. 12 8 The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me." - The Plot against Lazarus  Jn.12.9-11

12 9 When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 12 10 So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, 12 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. - The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem  Jn.12.12-19 Passover, c.30ce (Jerusalem)- Mt.21.1-11, Mk.11.1-11, Lk.19.28-38 | KNSB Contents | notes

12 12 The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 12 13 [ Ps.118.25-26, Zch.9.9. ] So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" 12 14 And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written,

12 15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on an ass's colt!"

12 16 His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. 12 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. 12 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 12 19 The Pharisees then said to one another, "You see that you can do nothing; look, the world has gone after him." - Some Greeks Seek Jesus  Jn.12.20-26 (Olivet)

12 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 12 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." 12 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew went with Philip and they told Jesus. 12 23 And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. 12 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 12 25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 12 26 If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honour him. - The Son of Man Must be Lifted Up  Jn.12.27-36

12 27 "Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour. 12 28 Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." 12 29 The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." 12 30 Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 12 31 Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out; 12 32 and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." 12 33 He said this to show by what death he was to die. 12 34 The crowd answered him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains for ever. How can you say that the Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?" 12 35 Jesus said to them, "The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. 12 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." When Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself from them. - The Unbelief of the Jews  Jn.12.37-43

12 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they did not believe in him; 12 38 [ Is.53.1. ] it was that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

"Lord, who has believed our report,
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
12 39 Therefore they could not believe. For Isaiah again said,
12 40 [ Is.6.9-10. ] "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart,
lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their heart,
and turn for me to heal them."
12 41 Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 12 42 Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 12 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. - Judgment by Jesus' Word  Jn.12.44-50 (Olivet)

12 44 And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not 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 light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 12 47 If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, 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 receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day. 12 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. 12 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me." - Washing the Disciples' Feet  Jn.13.1-20 (Jerusalem)

13 1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of 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, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, 13 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 13 4 rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. 13 5 Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. 13 6 He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" 13 7 Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not know now, but afterward you will understand." 13 8 Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part in me." 13 9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" 13 10 Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but he is clean all over; and you are clean, but not every one of you." 13 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, "You are not all clean."

13 12 When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? 13 13 You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 13 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 13 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 13 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 13 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 13 18 [ Ps.41.9. ] I am not speaking of you all; I know whom I have chosen; it is that the scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.' 13 19 I tell you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 13 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives any one whom I send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me." - Jesus Foretells His Betrayal  Jn.13.21-30 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.20-25, Mk.14.17021, Lk.22.21-23 | KNSB Contents | notes

13 21 When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." 13 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 13 23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was lying close to the breast of Jesus; 13 24 so Simon Peter beckoned to him and said, "Tell us who it is of whom he speaks." 13 25 So lying thus, close to the breast of Jesus, he said to him, "Lord, who is it?" 13 26 Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give this morsel when I have dipped it." So when he had dipped the morsel, he took it and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 13 27 Then after the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly." 13 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 13 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the feast"; or, that he should give something to the poor. 13 30 So, after receiving the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night. - The New Commandment  Jn.13.31-35

13 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; 13 32 if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. 13 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going you cannot come.' 13 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 13 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." - Peter's Denial Foretold  Jn.13.36-38 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.31-35, Mk.14.27-31, Lk.22.31-34 | KNSB Contents | notes

13 36 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now; but you shall follow afterward." 13 37 Peter said to him, "Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you." 13 38 Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the cock will not crow, till you have denied me three times. - Jesus the Way to the Father  Jn.14.1-14

14 1 "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. 14 2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 14 3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 14 4 And you know the way where I am going." 14 5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; 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, but by me. 14 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him."

14 8 Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied." 14 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 14 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 14 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves.

14 12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. 14 13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; 14 14 if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. - The Promise of the Spirit  Jn.14.15-31

14 15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 14 16 And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, 14 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.

14 18 "I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. 14 19 Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also. 14 20 In 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 commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him." 14 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?" 14 23 Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 14 24 He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

14 25 "These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. 14 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 14 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 14 28 You heard me say to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. 14 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place, you may believe. 14 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me; 14 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go hence. - Jesus the True Vine  Jn.15.1-17 (Jerusalem)

15 1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 15 2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 15 3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you. 15 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 15 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 15 6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. 15 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 15 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples. 15 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. 15 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 15 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

15 12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 15 13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 15 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 15 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 15 17 This I command you, to love one another. - The World's Hatred  Jn.15.18-16.4

15 18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 15 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 15 20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 15 21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me. 15 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 15 23 He who hates me hates my Father also. 15 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 15 25 [ Ps.35.19, Ps.69.4. ] It is to fulfil the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.' 15 26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me; 15 27 and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.

16 1 "I have said all this to you to keep you from falling away. 16 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 16 3 And they will do this because they have not known the Father, nor me. - The Work of the Spirit  Jn.16.4-1516 4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you of them. "I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 16 5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' 16 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 16 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 16 8 And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 16 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 16 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more; 16 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

16 12 "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 16 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 16 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 16 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. - Sorrow Will Turn into Joy  Jn.16.16-24

16 16 "A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me." 16 17 Some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, 'because I go to the Father?'" 16 18 They said, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? We do not know what he means." 16 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him; so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?' 16 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 16 21 When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world. 16 22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 16 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. 16 24 Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. - I Have Overcome the World  Jn.16.25-33 (Jerusalem)

16 25 "I have said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father. 16 26 In that day you will ask in my name; and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 16 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father. 16 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father."

16 29 His disciples said, "Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure! 16 30 Now we know that you know all things, and need none to question you; by this we believe that you came from God." 16 31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe? 16 32 The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 16 33 I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." - The Prayer of Jesus  Jn.17.1-26 (Jerusalem)

17 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 17 2 since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 17 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 17 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; 17 5 and now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

17 6 "I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 17 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; 17 8 for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 17 9 I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours; 17 10 all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 17 11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 17 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. 17 13 But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 17 14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 15 I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one. 17 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 17 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 17 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.

17 20 "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, 17 21 that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 17 22 The glory which you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 17 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even 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, to behold my glory which you have given me in your love for me before the foundation of the world. 17 25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you; and these know that you have sent me. 17 26 I made known to them your name, and I will make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." - The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus  Jn.18.1-11 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.47-56, Mk.14.43-50, Lk.22.47-53 | KNSB Contents | notes

18 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples across the Kidron valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 18 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 18 3 So Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 18 4 Then Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" 18 5 They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 18 6 When he said to them, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground. 18 7 Again he asked them, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." 18 8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he; so, if you seek me, let these men go." 18 9 This was to fulfil the word which he had spoken, "Of those whom you gave me I lost not one." 18 10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's slave and cut off his right ear. The slave's name was Malchus. 18 11 Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?" - Jesus before the Council  Jn.18.12-14 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.57-68, Mk.14.53-65, Lk.22.54-55, Jn.18.19-24 | KNSB Contents | notes

18 12 So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews seized Jesus and bound him. 18 13 First they led him to Annas; For he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 18 14 It was Caiaphas who had given counsel to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. - Peter's Denial of Jesus  Jn.18.15-18 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.69-75, Mk.14.66-72, Lk.22.56-62, Jn.18.25-27 | KNSB Contents | notes

18 15 Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. As this disciple was known to the high priest, he entered the court of the high priest along with Jesus, 18 16 while Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the maid who kept the door, and brought Peter in. 18 17 The maid who kept the door said to Peter, "Are not you also one of this man's disciples?" He said, "I am not." 18 18 Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves; Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. - The High Priest Questions Jesus  Jn.18.19-24 (Jerusalem)- Mt.26.59-66, Mk.14.55-64, Lk.22.66-71 | KNSB Contents | notes

18 19 The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 18 20 Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together; I have said nothing secretly. 18 21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me, what I said to them; they know what I said." 18 22 When he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, "Is that how you answer the high priest?" 18 23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness to the wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?" 18 24 Annas then sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. - Peter Denies Jesus Again  Jn.18.25-27- Mt.26.71-75, Mk.14.69-72, Lk.22.58-62 | KNSB Contents | notes

18 25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, "Are not you also one of his disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am not." 18 26 One of the servants of the high priest, a kinsman of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, "Did I not see you in the garden with him?" 18 27 Peter again denied it; and at once the cock crowed. - Jesus before Pilate  Jn.18.28-38 (Jerusalem)- Mt.27.1-2, 11-14, Mk.15.1-5, Lk.23.1-5 | KNSB Contents | notes

18 28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the praetorium. It was early. They themselves did not enter the praetorium, so that they might not be defiled, but might eat the passover. 18 29 So Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?" 18 30 They answered him, "If this man were not an evildoer, we would not have handed him over." 18 31 Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." The Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death." 18 32 This was to fulfil the word which Jesus had spoken to show by what death he was to die.

18 33 Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" 18 34 Jesus answered, "Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?" 18 35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me; what have you done?" 18 36 Jesus answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world." 18 37 Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice." 18 38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, "I find no crime in him. 18 39 But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover; will you have me release for you the King of the Jews?" 18 40 They cried out again, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber. - Jesus Sentenced to Die  Jn.19.1-16 Passover, c.30ce- Mt.27.15-26, Mk.15.6-15, Lk.23.13-25 | KNSB Contents | notes

19 1 Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. 19 2 And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe; 19 3 they came up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands. 19 4 Pilate went out again, and said to them, "See, I am bringing him out to you, that you may know that I find no crime in him." 19 5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!" 19 6 When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no crime in him." 19 7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he has made himself the Son of God." 19 8 When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid; 19 9 he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave no answer. 19 10 Pilate therefore said to him, "You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?" 19 11 Jesus answered him, "You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore he who delivered me to you has the greater sin."

19 12 Upon this Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, "If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend; every one who makes himself a king sets himself against Caesar." 19 13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 19 14 Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!" 19 15 They cried out, "Away with him, away with him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." 19 16 Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. - The Crucifixion of Jesus  Jn.19.17-27- Mt.27.32-44, Mk.15.21-32, Lk.23.26-43 | KNSB Contents | notes

19 17 So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. 19 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 19 Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 19 20 Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. 19 21 The chief priests of the Jews then said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'This man said, I am King of the Jews.' " 19 22 Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."

19 23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, 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 shall be." This was to fulfil the scripture,

"They parted my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots."

19 25 So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 19 26 When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" 19 27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. - The Death of Jesus  Jn.19.28-30 (Golgotha)- Mt.27.45-56, Mk.15.33-41, Lk.23.44-49 | KNSB Contents | notes

19 28 After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture), "I thirst." 19 29 A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. 19 30 When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished"; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. - The Piercing of Jesus' Side  Jn.19.31-37 (Golgotha)

19 31 Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 19 32 So the soldiers came and 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 at once there came out blood and water. 19 35 He who saw it has borne witness - his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth - that you also may believe. 19 36 [ Ps.34.20, Ex.12.46, Nu.9.12. ] For these things took place that the scripture might be fulfilled, "Not a bone of him shall be broken." 19 37 [ Zch.12.10. ] And again another scripture says, "They shall look on him whom they have pierced." - The Burial of Jesus  Jn.19.38-42 (the garden)- Mt.27.57-61, Mk.15.42-47, Lk.23.50-56 | KNSB Contents | notes

19 38 After this Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away his body. 19 39 Nicodemus also, who had at first come to him by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds' weight. 19 40 They took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 19 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb where no one had ever been laid. 19 42 So, because of the Jewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. - The Resurrection of Jesus  Jn.20.1-10 Passover, c.30ce (the garden)- Mk.28.1-10, Mk.16.1-8, Lk.24.1-12 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 20 2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." 20 3 Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. 20 4 They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; 20 5 and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 20 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, 20 7 and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. 20 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 20 9 for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 20 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes. - The Appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene  Jn.22.11-18- Mk.16.9-11 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; 20 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 20 13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." 20 14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 20 15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." 20 16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" which means Teacher). 20 17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." 20 18 Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her. - The Appearance of Jesus to the Disciples  Jn.20.19-23 (Jerusalem)- Mt.28.16-20, Mk.16.14-18, Lk.24.36-49, Ac.1.6-8 | KNSB Contents | notes

20 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."

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