« PreviousContinue »
John ii, 6–25; iii, 1–6.
*of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence 5 it was : (but the servants which drew the water knew ;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse : but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
*This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and 10 manifested forth his glory;
And his disciples believed on him.
*After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
*And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jeru- 15 salem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables ; and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence ; make 20
Father's house an house of merchandise. *And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
*Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things ? Jesus answered and 25 said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days ? But he spake of the temple of his body.
"When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remem- 30 bered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
‘Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all 35 men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews : the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do 40 these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, 45 verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the
John iii, 6-33.
“flesh is flesh ; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
*Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 5
"Jesus answered and said unto liim, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things ?
"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen ; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell 10 you of heavenly things ? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Sou of man which is in heaven. * And as Moses lifted
serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not 15 perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not 20 is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the 25 light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
*After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them and baptized.
"And John also was baptizing in Ænon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison.
*Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto 35 him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
40 *He that hath the bride is the bridegroom ; but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth : he 45 that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth ; and no man receiveth his testimony, He that
Matt. iv, 12. Mark i, 14. Luke iii, 19, 20; iv, 14. John iii, 33-36; iv, 1--22.
hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
'The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth 5 not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
"When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that 10 Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) now after that John was put in prison, when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, the left Judæa, and departed again into Galilee. And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee. "And he must needs go through 15
"Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
"Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
"There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 25 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than 30 our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him 35 shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
*Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, 40 Thou hast well said, I have no husband: for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
'Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto 45 her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye
Mark i, 14, 15. Luke iv, 14, 15. John iv, 22–47.
*know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth : for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship hiin must worship him in spirit and in truth.
5 4 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ : when he is come he will tell us all things.
4Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. 4 And
upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman : yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest 10 thou with her ?
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did : is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
15 *In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My rneat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, 20 and then cometh harvest ? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields ; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent 25 you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour : other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. 4 And
many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that 30 he would tarry with them : and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
*Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee, 35 2Jesus came into Galilee. *For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. 3And there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And 40 he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all, ?preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand : repent ye, and believe the gospel.
*So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at 45 Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was coine out of Judæa into. Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down,
Matt. iv, 13–15. Luke iv, 16–31. John iv, 47–54.
*and heal his son : for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was 5 now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth : and himself believed, and his 10 whole house.
*This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judæa into Galilee.
3And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up :
And, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath 15 day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, 20 and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled 25 in your ears.
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.
3And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician heal thyself : whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. 30
And he said, verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land ; but unto none of them was Elias sent, save untu Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman 35 that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of thein was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led 40 him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way.
And leaving Nazareth, he came down to ʻand dwelt in Capernaum, sa city of Galilee, 'which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon 45 and Nephthalim; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthaliny,