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be lifted up? Who is this Son of 48 He that despiseth me, and reman ?

ceiveth not my words, hath one 35 JESUS therefore said to them: that judgeth him : the word that I Yet a little while, the light is among have spoken, the same shall judge you. Walk whilst you have the him in the last day. light, that the darkness overtake you

49 For I have not spoken of mynot. And he that walketh in dark-self, but the Father who sent me, ness knoweth not whither he goeth. he gave me commandment what I

36 Whilst you have the light, should say,and what I shouldspeak. believe in the light, that you may

50 And I know that his commandbe the children of light. These ment is life everlasting. The things things Jesus spoke and he went therefore that I speak ; even as the away, and hid himself from them. Father said unto me, so do I speak. 37 And whereas he had done so

CHAP: XIII. many miracles before them, they Christ washes his disciples' feet. believed not in him :

BE EFORE the festival day of the 38 That the saying of Isaias the pasch, Jesus knowing that his prophet might be fulfilled, which hour was come that he should pass he said : Lord, who hath believed out of this world to the Father: havour hearing ? and to whom hath the ing loved his own who were in the arm of the Lord been revealed ? world, he loved them unto the end.

39 Therefore they could not be- 2 And when supper was done, lieve, because Isaias said again : (the devil having now put into the

40 He hath blinded their eyes, heart of Judas Iscariot the son of and hardened their heart, that they Simon, to betray him.) should not see with their eyes, nor 3 Knowing that the Father had understand with their heart, and be given him all things into his hands, converted, and I should heal them : and that he came from God, and

41 These things said Isaias when goeth to God : he saw his glory and spoke ofhim. 4 He riseth from supper and lay

42 However many of the chief eth aside his garments, and having men also believed in him : but be- taken a towel, girded himself. cause of the Pharisees they did not 5 After that, he putteth water into confess him, that they might not a basin, and began to wash the feet be cast out of the synagogue. of the disciples, and to wipe them

43 For’ they loved the glory of with the towel wherewith he was men, more than the glory of God. girded.

44 But Jesus cried, and said : 6 He cometh therefore to Simon He that believeth in me, doth not Peter. And Peter saith to him : believe in me, but in him that sent Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

7 Jesus answered, and said to 45 And he that seeth me, seeth him : What I do, thou knowest not him that sent me.

now, but thou shalt know hereafter. 46 I am come a light into the 8 Peter saith to him: Thou shalt world ; that whosoever believeth in never wash my feet. Jesus answerme, may not remain in darkness. ed him : If I wash thee not, thou

47 And if any man hear my shalt have no part with me. words, and keep them not: I do not 9 Simon Peter saith unto him: judge him : for I came not to judge Lord not only my feet, but also my the world, but to save the world. hands and my head. Ver. 39. They could not believe. Because they would not, saith St. August. Tr. 38 * Joan. See the Annotation, St. Mark, iv. 12. p. 48.


10 JESUS saith to him : He that oned to him, and said to him: Who is washed, needeth not but to wash is it, of whom he speaketh ! his feet, but is clean wholly. And 25 He therefore leaning on the you are clean, but not all.

breast of JESUS saith to him: Lord, 11 For he knew who he was that who is it? would betray him ; therefore he 26 JESUS answered: He it is to suid : you are not all clean. whom I shall reach bread dipped.

12 Then after he had washed And when he had dipped the bread, their feet, and taken his garments, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son being set down again, he said to of Simon. them: Know you what I have done 27 And after the morsel, satan to you?

entered into him. And JESUS said 13 You call me Master, and to him : That which thou dost, do Lord : and you say well, for so I am. quickly.

14 If then I, being your Lord and 28 Now no man at the table Master, have washed your feet; knew to what purpose he said this you also ought to wash one ano- unto him. ther's feet.

29 For some thought, because 15 For I have given you an ex- Judas had the purse, that JESUS ample, that as I have done to you, had said to him: Buy those things so you do also.

which we have need of for the fes16 Amen, amen I say to you: tival day: or that he should give The servant is not greater than his something to the poor. Lord: neither is the apostle greater 30 He therefore having received than he that sent him

the morsel, went out immediately, 17 If you know these things, you And it was night. shall be blessed if you do them.

31 When he therefore was gone 18 I speak not of you all: I know out, Jesus said : Now is the son of whom I have chosen : but that the man glorified, and God is glorified scripture may be fulfilled, He that in him. eateth bread with me, shall lift up 32 If God be glorified in him, his heel against me.

God also will glorify him in him19 At present I tell you, before self, and immediately will he gloit come to pass: that when it shall rify him. come to pass, you may believe that 33 Little children, yet a little

while I am with you. You shall 20 Amen, amen I say to you, he seek me, and as I said to the Jews : that receiveth whomsoever I send, Whither I go, you cannot come : receiveth me: and he that receiveth so I say to you now. me, receiveth him that sent me. 34 A new commandment I give

21 When Jesus had said these unto you: That you love one anothings, he was troubled in spirit : ther: as I have loved you, that and he testified, and said : Amen, you also love one another. amen I say to you, one of you shall 35 By this shall all men know betray me.

that you are my disciples, if you 22 The disciples therefore look- have love one for another. ed one upon another, doubting of 36 Simon Peter saith to him : whom he spoke.

Lord, whither goest thou ? JESUS 23 Now there was leaning on answered, Whither I go, thou canst JESUS' bosom one of his disciples, not follow me now, but thou shalt whom JESUS loved.

follow hereafter. 24 Simon Peter therefore beck- 37 Peter saith to him : Why

I am he.


cannot I follow thee now! I will 12 Otherwise believe for the very lay down my life for thee. works' sake. Amen, amen I say to

38 Jesus answered him: Wilt thou you, he that believeth in me, the lay down thy life for me ? Amen, works that I do, he also shall do, amen I say to thee, the cock shall and greater than these shall he do. not crow,

till thou deny me thrice. 13 Because I go to the Father, CHAP. XIV.

and whatsoever you shall ask the Conclusion of Christ's last discourse. Father in my name, that will I do: LE Cubereheart beatrebiedel that the Father may be glorified in also in me.

14 If you shall ask me any thing 2 In my Father's house there are in my name, that I will do. many mansions. If not, I would 15 If you love me, keep my comhave told you, that I go to prepare mandments. a place for you.

16 And I will ask the Father, and 3. And if I shall go, and prepare he shall give you another Paraclete, a place for you: I will come again, that he may abide with you for ever. and will take you to myself, that 17 The spirit of truth, whom the where I am, you


be. world cannot receive, because it 4 And whither I go you know, seeth him not nor knoweth him : and the way you know.

but you shall know him ; because 5 Thomas saith to him : Lord, he shall abide with you, and shall we know not whither thou goest ; be in you. and how can we know the way 18 I will not leave you orphans :

6 Jesus saith to him: I am the I will come to you. way, and the truth, and the life. 19 Yet a little while : and the No man cometh to the Father, but world seeth me no more. But you by me.

see me : because 1 live, and you 7 If you had known me, you shall live. would without doubt have known 20 In that day you shall know my Father also : and from hence- that I am in my Father, and you forth you shall know him, and you in me, and I in you. have seen him.

21 He that hath my command8 Philip saith to him: Lord, shew ments, and keepath them : he it is us the Father and it is enough for us. that loveth me. And he that loveth 9 JESUS saith to him: So long a me shall be loved of my

Father : time have I been with you; and have and I will love him, and will maniyou not known me ? Philip, he that fest myself to him. seeth me,seeth the Father also. How 22 Judas saith to him, not the sayest thou, shew us the Father? - Iscariot: Lord, how is it, that thou

10 Do you not believe, that I am wilt manifest thyself to us, and not in the Father, and the Father in to the world ? me? The words that I speak to 23 JESUS answered, and said to you, I speak not of myself. But him: If any one love me, he will the Father who abideth in me, he keep my word, and my Father will doth the works.

love him, and we will come to him, 11 Believe you not that I am in and will make our abode with him : the Father, and the Father in me ? 24 He that loveth me not, keep

Ver. 16. Paraclete. That is, a comforter : or also an advocate ; inasmuch as by inspiring prayer, he prays, as it were, in us, and pleads for us.

Ver. 16. For ever. Hence it is evident that this Spirit of truth was not only promised to the persons of the aposues, but also to their successors through all generations.

to you:

done unto you.

my love.

eth not my words. And the words branch cannot bear fruit of itself, which you have heard is not mine ; unless it abide in the vine, so neither but the Father's who sent me. can you, unless you abide in me.

25 These things have I spoken 5 I am the vine; you the branchto you, abiding with you. es : he that abideth in me, and I

26 But the Paraclete, the Holy in him, the same beareth much fruit: Ghost, whom the Father will send for without-me you can do nothing. in my name, he will teach you all 6 If any one abide not in me: he things, and bring all things to your shall be cast forth as a branch, and mind, whatsoever I shall have said shall wither, and they shall gathe

him up, and cast him into the fire, 27 Peace I leave with you, my and he burneth. peace I give unto you: not as the 7 If you abide in me, and my world giveth, do 1 give unto you. words abide in you, you shall ask Let not your heart be troubled, nor whatever you will, and it shall be let it be afraid.

28 You have heard that I said to 8 In this is my Father glorified ; you : I go away and I come unto that you bring forth very much you. If you loved me, you would fruit, and become my disciples. indeed be glad : because I go to

9 As the Father hath loved me, the Father: For the Father is I also have loved you. Abide in greater than I.

29 And now 1 have told you be- 10 If you keep my commandfore it come to pass : that when it ments, you shall abide in my


; shall come to pass, you may believe. as I also hạve kept my Father's

30 I will not now speak many commandments, and do abide in things with you. For the prince of his love. this world cometh, and in me he 11 These things I have spoken hath not any thing.

to you, that my joy may be in you, 31 But that the world may know and your joy may be filled. that I love the Father : and as the * 12 This is my commandment, Father hath given me command- that you love one another, as l have ment,so do I: Arise, let us go hence. loved you. .CHAP. XV.

13 Greater love than this no man A continuation of Christ's discourse. hath, that a man lay down his life I thout is the beginer vand my Fa- for his friends,

14 You are my friends, if you do 2 Every branch in me that bear- the things that I command you. eth not fruit, he will take away : 15 I will not cow call you serand every one that beareth fruit he vants : for the servant knoweth not will purge it, that it may bring forth what his lord doth. But I have callmore fruit.

ed you friends : because all things 3 Now you are clean by reason of whatsoever I have heard of my Fathe word which I have spoken to ther, I have made known to you. you.

16 You have not chosen me: but 4 Abide in me: and I in you. Asthe I have chosen you ; and have ap

Ver. 26. Teach you all things. Note that the Holy Ghost is here promised to the apostles and their successors, particularly in order to teach them all truth, and to preserve them from CTTOT

Ver. 28. Greater than I. Christ as man is inferior to the Father: and even as God, has his being from him, by an eternal procession ; but this without any detriment to his being per. fectly equal, inasmuch as he has the self same divinity.

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CHAP. XVI. and should bring forth fruit: and Conclusion of Christ's last discourse. your fruit should remain THESE things have I spoken ther in my name, he may give it you. scandalized.

17 These things I command you, 2 They will put you out of the that you love one another. synagogues : yea the hour cometh,

18 If the world hate you, know that whosoever killeth you, will ye that it hath hated me before you. think that he doth a service to God.

19 If you had been of the world; 3 And these things will they do to the world would love its own : but you, because they have not known because you are not of the world, the Father, nor me. but I have chosen you out of the 4 But these things I have told world, therefore the world hateth you: that when the hour shall come, you.

you may remember that I told you 20 Remember my word that I of them. said to you : The servant is not 5 But I told you not these things greater than his master. If they from the beginning, because I was have persecuted me, they will also with you. And now I go to him persecute you: if they have kept my that sent me, and none of you askword, they will keep yours also. eth me: Whither goest thou ?

21 But all these things they will 6 But because I have spoken do to you for my name's sake : be- these things to you, sorrow hath cause they know not him that sent filled your heart.

7 But I tell you the truth : it is 22 If I had not come, and spoken expedient to you that I go: for if I to them, they would not have sin : go not, the Paraclete will not come but now they have no excuse for to you : but if I go, I will send him their sin.

23 He that hateth me, hateth 8 And when he is come, he will my Father also.

convince the world of sin, and of 24 If I had not done among justice, and of judgment. them the works that no other man 9 Of sin : because they believed hath done, they would not have sin; not in me. but now they have both seen and 10 And of justice: because I go hated both me and my Father. to the Father : and you shall see

25 But that the word may be me no longer. fulfilled, which is written in their 11 And of judgment : because law: They hated me without cause. the prince of this world is already

26 But when the Paraclete co-judged. meth whom I will send you from the 12 I have yet many things to say Father, the Spirit of Truth, who to you : but you cannot bear them proceedeth from the Father, he shall now, give tesimony of me:

13 But when he, the Spirit of 27 And you shall give testimony, truth, is come, he will teach you because you are with me from the all truth. For he shall not speak of þeginning,

himself: but what things soever he Ver. 26. Whom I will send. This proves against some modern Greeks, that the Holy Ghost propeedøth from the Son, as well as from the Father : otherwise he could not be sent by the Son.

Ver. 13. Will teach you all truth. See the annotation on Chap. xiv. 36, p. 135.

to you.

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