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said to him, and went his way. bed, and walked. And it was the

51 And as he was going down, his sabbath that day. servants met him: and they brought 10 The Jews therefore said to word, saying, that his son lived. him that was healed: It is the sab

52 He asked therefore of them bath, it is not lawful for thee to the hour, wherein he grew better. take up thy bed. And they said to him: Yesterday at 11 He answered them: He that the seventh hour the fever left him. made me whole, he said to me :

53 The father therefore knew that Take up thy bed, and walk. it was at the same hour, that JESUS 12 They asked him therefore : said to him, Thy son liveth ; and Who is that man who said to thee; himself. believed and his whole Take up thy bed, and walk ? house.

13 But he who was healed, knew 54 This is again the second not who it was. For JESUS went miracle that Jesus did, when he aside from the multitude standing was come out of Judea into Galilee. in the place. CHAP. V.

14 Afterwards Jesus findeth him Christ heals the impotent man. in the temple, and saith to him :

a . art tival day of the Jews, and no more, Jest some worse thing Jesus went up to Jerusalem. happen to thee.

2 Now there is at Jerusalem a 15 The man went his way, and pond, called Probatica, which in told the Jews that it was JESUS Hebrew is named Bethsaida, ha- who had made him whole. ving five porches.

- 16 Therefore did the Jews per3 In these lay a great multitude secute Jesus, because he did these of sick, of blind, of fame, of wither- things on the sabbath. ed, waiting for the moving of the 17 But Jesus answered them : water.

My Father worketh until now; 4 And an Angel of the Lord de- and I work. scended at certain times into the 18 Hereupon therefore the Jews pond; and the water was moved. sought the more to kill him, because And he that went down first into he did not only break the sabbath, the pond after the motion of the but also said God was his Father, water, was made whole of whatso- making himself equal to God. ever infirmity he lay under.

19 Then Jesus answered, and 5 And there was a certain man said to them : Amen, amen, I say there, that had been eight and unto you, the Son cannot do any thirty years under his infirmity. thing of himself, but what he seeth

6 Him when JESUS had seen the Father doing : for what things lying, and knew that he had been soever he doth, these the Son also now a long time, he saith to him : doth in like manner. Wilt thou be made whole ?

20 For the l'ather loveth the 7 The infirm man answered him: Son, and sheweth him all things Sir, I have no man, when the water which himself duth : and greater is troubled, to put me into the pond. works than these will he shew him, For whilst I am coming, another that you may wonder. goeth down before me.

21 For as the Father raiseth up 8 JESUS saith to him : Arise, take the dead, and giveth life : so the up thy bed, and walk.

Son also giveth life to whom he 9 And immediately the man was will. made whole : and he took up his 22 For neither doth the Father

Judge any man: but hath given all] 84 But I receive not testimony judgment to the Son.

from man : but I say these things 23 That all men may honour the that ye may be saved. Son, as they honour' the Father. 35 He was a burning and a shiHe who honoureth not the Son, ning light. And you were willing for honoureth not the Father who hath a time to rejoice in his light. sent him.

36 But I have a greater testimo-" 24 Amen, amen, I say unto you, ny than that of John. For the works that he who heareth my word, and which the Father hath given me to believeth him that sent me, hath perfect : the works themselves life everlastiņg; and cometh not which I do, give testimony of me, into judgment, but is passed from that the Father hath sent me. death to life.

37 And the Father himself who 25 Amen, amen, I say unto you: hath sent me, hath given testimony that the hour cometh, and now is of me: neither have you heard his when the dead shall hear the voice voice at any time, 'nor seen his of the Son of God, and they that shape, hear, shall live.

38 And you have not his word 26 For as the Father hath life abiding in you: for whom he hath in himself: so he hath given to sent, him you believe not, the Son also to have life in him 39 Search the scriptures, for you self:

think in them to have life everlast27 And he hath given him power ing; and the same are they that to do judgment, because he is the gave testimony of me : Son of man.

40 And you will not come to me 28 Wonder not at this, for the that you may have life. hour cometh wherein all that are in 411 receive not glory from men. the graves shall hear the voice of 42 But I know you, that you the Son of God.

have not the love of God in you. 29. And they that have done good 43 I am come in the name of my things, shall come forth unto the re-Father, and you receive me not: if surrection of life ; but they that another shall come in his own name, have done evil, unto the resurrec-him you will receive. : tion of judgment.

44 How can you believe, who 30 I cannot of myself do any receive glory one from another : thing. As I hear, so I judge: and and the glory which is from God my judgment is just : because I alone, you do not seek ? seek not my own will, but the will 45 Think not that I will accuse of him that sent me.

you to the Father. There is one 31 If I bear witness of myself, that accuseth you, Moses, in whom my witness is not true.

32 There is another that beareth 46 For if you did believe Moses, witness of me: and I know that you would perhaps believe me also. the witness which he witnesseth of For he wrote of me. me is true.

47 But if you do not believe his 33 You sent to John and he writings : how will you believe my gave testimony to the truth, words?

you trust.

Ver. 39 Or, you search the scriptures. Scrutamini ipeuvĀTË. 'Tis not a command for all to read the scriptures : but a reproach to the Pharisees that reading the scriptures as they did, and thinking to find everlasting life in them, they would not receive him, to whoma all those scriptures gave testimony, and through whom alone they could have that true life

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CHAP Vi.

said: This of a truth is the prophet Christ feeds 5000 with five loaves. that is to come into the world! FTER these things Jesus went

15 JESUS therefore when he knew is that of Tiberias :

by force and make him king, fled 2 And a great multitude follow- again into the mountain himself ed him, because they saw the mi- alone. racles which he did on them that 16. And when evening was come, were diseased.

his disciples went down to the sea. 3 Jesus therefore went up into a

17 And when they had gone up mountain, and there he sat with into a ship, they went over the sea his disciples.

to Capharnaum : and it was now 4 Now the pasch, the festival dark, and JESUS was not come day of the Jews, was near at hand. unto them.

5 When JESUS therefore had 18 And the sea arose, by reason lifted up his eyes, and seen that a of a great wind that blew. very great multitude cometh to him, 19 When they had rowed therehe said to Philip: Whence shall we fore about five and twenty or thirty buy bread that these may eat ? furlongs, they see Jesus walking

6 And this he said to try him : for upon the sea, and drawing nigh to he himself knew what he would do. the ship, and they were afraid.

7 Philip answered him : Two 20 But he saith to them: It is I: hundred penny-worth of bread is be not afraid. not sufficient for them, that every 21 They were willing therefore one may take a little.

to take him into

the ship: and pre8 One of his disciples, Andrew sently the ship was at the land, to the brother of Simon Peter, saith which they were going. to him:

22 The next day, the multitude 9 There is a boy here that hath that stood on the other side of the five barley loaves, and two fishes ; sea, saw that there was no other but what are these among so many! ship there but one, and that JESUS

10 Then Jesus said : Make the had not entered into the ship with men sit down. Now there was his disciples, but that his disciples much grass in the place. The men were gone away alone. therefore sat down in number about 23 But other ships came in from five thousand.

Tiberias, nigh unto the place where 11 And JESUS took the loaves: they had eaten the bread, the Lord and when he had given thanks, he giving thanks. distributed to them that were set 24 When therefore the multitude down. In like manner also of the saw that JESUS was not there, nor fishes as much as they would. his disciples, they took shipping,

12 And when they were filled, and came to Capharnaum seeking he said to his disciples : Gather up for JESUS. the fragments that remain, lest they 25 And when they had found him

on the other side of the sea, they 13 They gathered up therefore, said to him: Rabbi, when camest and filled twelve baskets with the thou hither? fragments of the five barley loaves, 26 Jesus answered them, and which remained over and above to said : Amen, amen, I say to you, them that had eaten.

you seek me not because you have 14 Now those men, when they had seen miracles, but because you did seen what a miralce Jesus had done eat of the loaves, and were filled.

be lost.

27 Labour not for the meat Father that sent me: that every which perisheth, but for that which one who seeth the Son, and believe endureth unto life everlasting, eth in him, may have life everlastwhich the Son of man will give ing, and I will raise him' up in the you. For him hath God, the Fa- last day. ther, sealed.

41 The Jews therefore murmur28 They said therefore unto him: ed at him, because he had said, I What shall we do that we may am the living bread which came work the works of God ?

down from heaven. 29 Jesus answered, and said to 42 And they said : Is not this them: This is the work of God, Jesus the son of Joseph, whose fathat you believe in him whom he ther and mother we know? How hath sent.

then saith he, I came down from 30 They said therefore to him: heaven? What sign therefore dost thou shew 43 JESUS therefore answered and that we may see, and may believe said to them: Murmur not among thee? what dost thou work ? yourselves.

31 Our fathers did eat manna in 44 No man can come to me, the desert as it is written, He gave except the Father, who hath sent them bread from heaven to eat. me, draw him, and I will raise him

32 Then Jesus said to them: up in the last day. 'Amen, amen I say to you, Moses 45 It is written in the prophets : gave you not bread from heaven, And they shall all be taught of God. but

my Father giveth you the true Every one that hath heard of the bread from heaven,

Father, and hath learned, cometh 33 For the bread of God is that to me. which cometh down from heaven, 46 Not that any man hath seen and giveth life to the world. the Father, but he who is of God,

34 They said therefore unto him: he hath seen the Father. Lord, give us always this bread. 47 Amen, amen I say unto you": 35 And Jesus said to them: lam He that believeth in

hath everthe bread of life, he that cometh to lasting life. me, shall not hunger; and he that 48 I am the bread of life. believeth in me, shall never thirst. 49 Your fathers did eat manna

36 But I said unto you, that in the desert, and are dead. you also have seen me, and you 50 This is the bread which cobelieve not.

meth down from heaven: that if any 37 All that the Father giveth me, man eat of it, he may not die, shall come to me; and him that 51 I am the living bread, which cometh to me, I will not cast out. came down from heaven.

38 Because I came down from 52 If any man eat of this bread, heaven, not to do my own will, but he shall live for ever: and the bread the will of him that sent me. that I will give, is my flesh for the

39 Now this is the will of the life of the world. Father who sent me; that of all that 53 The Jews therefore strove he hath given me, I should lose no-j among themselves, saying: How thing, but should raise it up again can this man give us his flesh to in

eat ? 40 And this is the will of my 54 Then JESUS said to them :

me,

last day.

Ver. 44. Draw him. Not by compulsion, nor by laying the free-will under any necessity, but by the strong and sweet motions of his heavenly grace.

Amen, amen I say unto you: Ex- of man ascend up where he was be. cept you eat the flesh of the Son of fore ! man, and drink his blood, you shall 64 It is the Spirit that quickeneth: not have life in you.

the flesh profiteth nothing. The 55 He that eateth my flesh, and words that I have spoken to you, drinketh my blood, hath everlasting are spirit and life. lise: and I will raise him up in the 65' But there are some of you last day.

that believe not. For Jesus knew 56 For my flesh is meat indeed: from the beginning who they were and my blood is drink indeed. that did not believe, and who he

57 He that eateth my flesh and was that would betray him. drinketh my blood, abideth in me, 66 And he said : Therefore did I and I in him.

say to you, that no man can come 58 As the living Father hath to me, unless it be given him by my sent me, and I live by the Father, Father. so he that eateth me, the same also 67 After this many of his discishall live by me.

ples went back; and walked no 59 This is the bread that came more with him. down from heaven.

Not as your

68 Then JESUS said to the fathers did eat manna, and are dead. twelve: Will you also go away? He that eateth this bread, shall live 69 And Simon Peter answered

him: Lord, to whom shall we go ? 60 These things he said teach- thou hast the words of eternal life. ing in the synagogue, in Caphar 70 And we have believed and

have known that thou art the Christ 61 Many therefore of his disciples the Son of God. hearing it, said : This saying is 71 JESUS answered them: Have hard, and who can hear it? not I chosen you twelve; and one

62 But Jesus knowing in himself of you is a devil ? that his disciples murmured at this, 72 Now he meant Judas Iscariot, said to them : Doth this scandalize the son of Simon : for this same

was about to betray him, whereas 63 If then you shall see the Son he was one of the twelve.

for ever.

naum.

you ?

Ver. 54. Except you eat and drink, &c. To receive both the body and blood of Christ is a divine precept, insinuated in this text; which the faithful fulfil, though they receive but in one kind : because in one kind they receive both body and blood, which cannot be sepa. rated from each other. Hence life eternal is here promised to the worthy receiving, though but in one kind, ver. 52. If any man eat of this bread he shall live for ever : and the bread that I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world, ver. 58. He that eateth me shall live by me. ver. 59. He that eateth this bread shall live for ever.

Ver. 63. If then you shall see, &c. Christ by mentioning his ascension, by this instance of his power and divinity, would confirm the truth of what he had before asserted ; and at the same ume correct their gross apprehension of eating his flesh and drinking his blood in * vulgar and carnal manner, by letting them know he should take his whole body living with him to heaven ; and consequently not suffer it to be, as they supposed, divided, mangled and consumed upon earth.

Ver. 64. The flesh profiteth nothing. Dead flesh separated from the spirit, in the gross manner they supposed they were to eat his flesh, would profit nothing. Neither doth man's flesk, that is to say, man's natural and carnal apprehension (which refuses to be subject to the spirit and words of Christ) profit any thing. But it would be the height of blasphemy, lo say the living flesh of Christ (which we receive in the blessed sacrament, with his spirit, that is, with his soul and divinity,) profiteth nothing. For if Christ's flesh had profited us nothing, he would never have taken flesh for us, nor died in the flesh for us.

Ver. 84. Are spirit and life. By proposing to you a heavenly sacrament, in which you shall receive, in a wonderful manner, spirit, grace, and life in its very fountain.

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