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John vi, 35–64.


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also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 5 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every

which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life : and I will raise him up at the last day.

10 *The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know ? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to 15 me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him : and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, 20 verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: 25 and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

*The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat ? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man,

30 and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life ; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by 35 the Father : so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead : he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

*Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This 40 is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But 45 there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

Matt. xv, 1–10. Mark vii, 1–14. John vi, 65—71; vii, 1.

* And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of


Father. *From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go ? thou 5 hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

10 “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

Then came to Jesus 'the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found 15 fault, 'saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders ? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread, ?for the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there 20 be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands ? But he answered and said unto them, ?Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, 25 This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from

Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well 30 ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition, 'why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For Moses said, 'for God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and athy mother; and, Whoso 'curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his 35 mother, 'It i8 Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me, 'and honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. ?And ye suffer him no more to do onght for his father or his mother; making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered : and many such like things do ye. Thus 40 have made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

45 And he called the multitude, “and when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, 'hear,



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land understand : There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those Pare they that defile the man, 'not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man ; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a

?If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 2And when he was entered into the house from the people, 'then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying ? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be root

Let them alone : they be blind leaders of the blind. And if 10 the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable, and his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And Jesus said ’unto them, 'Are ye also yet, 'so 'without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, 2do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, 15 'entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? zit cannot defile him; because entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? And he said, 'But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they ?that which cometh out of the man, that defileth the 20

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, 'false witness, blasphemy, pride, foolishness : these are the things which defile a man, 'all these evil things come from within, and defile the man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not 25


a man.

2And from thence he arose, 'then Jesus went thence, and departed, and went into the borders, 'into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, 'and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. For, behold, a 'certain 'woman of Canaan, 'whose young

30 daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and 'came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and 35 said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she land fell at his feet, 'and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me : ?the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation ; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus 'answered and 'said unto her, Let the children first be filled: 40 for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, 'truth, Lord: yet the dogs ?under the table eat of the children's crumbs 'which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way, 45 ibe it unto thee even as thou wilt; 2the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. And when

Matt. xv, 29—39; xvi, 1. Mark vii, 30—37 ; viii, 1–11.

she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

?And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, 'Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee, 'through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis ; 'and went up into a mountain, 5 and sat down there. And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them : insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified 10 the God of Israel.

And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech ; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he 15 sighed, and saith unto him, EPAPHATHA, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man : but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it ; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, 20 He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Then ’in those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, 'because they continue with me, 2they 25 have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far, 'and I will not send them

away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his disciples 'say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a mul- 30 titude ? ?from whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness ? And Jesus ?asked, 'saith unto them, How many

loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded 'the people, the multitude to sit down on the ground : and he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, 35 and gave to his disciples ?to set before them, 'and the disciples to the multitude ; "and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. And ’so they did all eat, and were filled : and they took up

of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that had 40 eaten were about four thousand 'men, beside women and children. And he sent them, the multitude 'away.

2 And straightway he entered into, 'and took ship ?with his disciples, and came 'into the coasts of Magdala, ?into the parts of Dalmanutha. And the Pharisees came forth, and the Pharisees also with the Sad- 45 ducees came, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, 'desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven,

Matt. xvi, 2–14. Mark viii, 11-28. Luke ix, 18.

atempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation. And 'he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky 5 is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times ? a wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and 'verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation, 'but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the 10 other side.

And when his disciples were come to the other side, ?now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. Then Jesus said unto them, ?and he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, 'and of the 15 Sadducees, "and of the leaven of Herod. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, and when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, 'O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread ? ?perceive ye not yet, neither understand ? have ye your heart 20 yet hardened? having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye

not remember ? ido ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, 'when I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, 'when 25 the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees ?' Then understood they how that he bade them not beware 30 of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

And he cometh to Bethsaida ; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, 35 and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked

up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither


into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Cæsarea Philippi. *And it came to pass, 'when Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, 2by the way, 'as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him : and he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I 'the Son of man am ? 'whom say the people that I 45 am ? 2And they answered, land they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist : but some say, Elias; 'and others, Jeremias, or one of



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