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Luke xii, 51–59. John vii, 14—31.
but rather division : for from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be
, divided against the son, and the son against the father ; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her 5 mother in law.
3And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and 10 of the earth ; but how is it that ye do not discern this time ?
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and 15 the officer cast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
*Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
* And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, 20 having never learned ? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness 25 is in him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision ; (not becanse it is of Moses, but 30 of the fathers ;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken ; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
*Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 35
*Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? but, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the
Christ? Howbeit we know this man whence he is : but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye 40 both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
*Then they sought to take him : but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. And
many of the people believed on 45 him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done ?
John vii, 32—53; viii, 1–9.
*The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him ; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
*Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with then I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. Then said the Jews 5 among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles ? What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me : and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
*In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, 10 saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given ; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
15 *Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee ? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was ? So there was a division among the people 20 because of him.
* And some of them would have taken him ; but no man laid hands on him.
Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him ? The officers answered, 25 Never man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, are ye also deceived ? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know 30 what he doeth? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee ? Search, and look : for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. And every man went unto his own house.
*Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he 35 sat down, and taught them.
*And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned : but what sayest 40 thou? This they said tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote 45 on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the
John viii, 9–35.
"last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers ? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
5 *Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
*The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, 10 Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh ; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony 15 of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me,
*Then said they unto hiin, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
20 *These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him ; for his hour was not yet come.
*Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither 1 go, ye 25 cannot come.
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath ; I am from above: ye are of this world ; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto
ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your
sins. *Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, 30 Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
'I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
*Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, 35 then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spake these words, many believed
40 *Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If
ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed ; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I 45 say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
John viii, 36—59; ix, 1-3.
'If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father ; and
do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto 5 them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. *Ye do the deeds of
father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication ; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto 10 them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech ? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in 15 the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own ; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of
convinceth me of sin ?
And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, be- 20 cause ye are not of God.
*Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus answered, I have not a devil ; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, 25 verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
*Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets ; and thou sayest, If a man keep my sayings, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our 30 father Abraham, which is dead ? and the prophets are dead : whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing : it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that
God: : yet ye have not known him; but I know him : and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you : but I 35 know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham ?
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
40 *Then took they up stones to cast at him : but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
* And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither 45 hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
he is your
John ix, 4–31.
'I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
*When he had thus spoken, le spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and 5 said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
*The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore 10 said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash : and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
15 *They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, 20 because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles ? Ånd there was a division among them. They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thon of him, that he hath opened thine eyes ? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and re- 25 ceived his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind ? how then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath 30 opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews : for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age ; ask him. Then again called they the 35 man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise : we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to thee ? how opened he thine eyes ? He answered them, I have told you already, 40 and
ye did not hear : wherefore would ye hear it again ? will ye also be his disciples ? Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple ; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spake unto Moses : as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. The man answered and said unto him, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not 45 from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners : but if any man be a worshipper of God,