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The Gospel According to John (I - VII)

Full Text The Gospel According to John (I - VII)

I.  

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was nothing made that has been made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for witness, to bear witness of the light, that through him all might believe. 8He was not the light; but [came] to bear witness of the light. 9There was the true light, which lights every man that comes into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came to his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe on his name; 13who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory, a glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15John bore witness of him; and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, because he was before me. 16Because out of his fullness we all received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he declared him.

19And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who art thou? 20And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed: I am not the Christ. 21And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elijah? And he says: I am not. Art thou the Prophet? And he answered: No. 22They said therefore to him: Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

24And they who were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said to him: Why then dost thou immerse, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet? 26John answered them, saying: I immerse in water. There stands one in the midst of you, whom ye know not; 27he who comes after me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose.

28These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing.

29On the morrow, he sees Jesus coming to him, and says: Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said: After me comes a man who is preferred before me; because he was before me. 31And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this I came immersing in water.

32And John bore witness, saying: I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it abode upon him. 33And I knew him not; but he who sent me to immerse in water, the same said to me: Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding on him, the same is he who immerses in the Holy Spirit. 34And I have seen, and have borne witness, that this is the Son of God.

35Again, on the morrow, John was standing, and two of his disciples; 36and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he says: Behold the Lamb of God! 37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38And Jesus turning, and beholding them following, says to them: What seek ye? They said to him: Rabbi (which interpreted means, Teacher), where dost thou abide? 39He says to them: Come, and ye shall see. They came and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

40Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard it from John, and followed him. 41He first finds his brother Simon, and says to him: We have found the Messiah, which is interpreted, Christ. 42And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus, beholding him, said: Thou art Simon the son of Jonah; thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted, Peter.

43On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee. And he finds Philip; and Jesus says to him: Follow me. 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him: We have found him of whom Moses, in the law, and the prophets wrote, Jesus the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth. 46And Nathanael said to him: Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him: Come and see. 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48Nathanael says to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. 49Nathanael answered: Rabbi; thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. 50Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these. 51And he says to him: Verily, verily, I say to you, henceforth ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

II.  

And on the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. 2And Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And wine having failed, the mother of Jesus says to him: They have no wine. 4Jesus says to her: Woman, what have I to do with thee? My hour is not yet come. 5His mother says to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do it. 6Now there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the Jewish custom of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7Jesus says to them: Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he says to them: Draw out now, and bear to the ruler of the feast. And they bore it. 9When the ruler of the feast tasted the water that was made wine (and he knew not whence it was, but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom, 10and says to him: Every man sets forth the good wine first; and when they have drunk freely, then that which is worse. Thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11This beginning of the signs Jesus wrought in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples; and they abode there not many days.

13And the passover of the Jews was at hand; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14And he found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting. 15And having made a scourge of small cords, he drove all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16and to those who sold doves he said: Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. 17And his disciples remembered that it is written: for thy house consumes me.

18The Jews therefore answered and said to him: What sign dost thou show to us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20Therefore said the Jews: Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days? 21But he said it of the temple of his body. 22When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus spoke.

23And when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, on the feast-day, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he wrought. 24But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men, 25and had no need that any one should testify of man; for he himself knew what was in man.

III.  

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2The same came to him by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come a teacher from God; for no one can do these signs which thou doest, except God be with him.

3Jesus answered and said to him: Verily, verily, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus says to 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?

5Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say to thee, except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said to thee: Ye must be born again.

8The wind blows where it will, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but knowest not whence it comes, and whither it goes. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things be? 10Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou the teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11Verily, verily, I say to thee, we speak that which we know, and testify that which we have seen; and ye receive not our testimony. 12If I told you the earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you the heavenly things? 13And no one has ascended up into heaven, but he who came down out of heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up; 15that every one who believes on him may have everlasting life. 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes on him, should not perish, but may have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believes on him is not judged; but he that believes not has already been judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God. 19And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. 20For every one that does evil hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

22After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he remained with them, and immersed. 23And John also was immersing in Ænon near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came, and were immersed. 24For John was not yet cast into prison.

25There arose therefore a question, on the part of John's disciples with a Jew, about purification. 26And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, he immerses, and all come to him.

27John answered and said: A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 28Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I am sent before him. 29He that has the bride is the bridegroom. But the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is made full. 30He must increase, but I must decrease. 31He that comes from above is above all; he that is from the earth is of the earth, and speaks of the earth; he that comes from heaven is above all. 32And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and his testimony no one receives. 33He that received his testimony has set his seal, That God is true. 34For he whom God sent forth speaks the words of God; for he gives not the Spirit by measure. 35The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 36He that believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he that believes not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

IV.  

When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees heard, that Jesus made and immersed more disciples than John 2(though Jesus himself immersed not, but his disciples), 3he left Judæa, and departed again into Galilee. 4And he must go through Samaria. 5He comes therefore to a city of Samaria, called Sychar5, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6And Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with the journey, sat down thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus, says to her: Give me to drink. 8For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9The Samaritan woman therefore says to him: How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, being a Samaritan woman? For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. 10Jesus answered and said to her: If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11The woman says to him: Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou the living water. 12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13Jesus answered and said to her: Every one that drinks of this water shall thirst again. 14But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water, springing up into everlasting life. 15The woman says to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw.

16Jesus says to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17The woman answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus says to her: Thou saidst well, I have no husband. 18For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. That thou hast spoken truly.

19The woman says to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21Jesus says to her: Woman, believe me, an hour is coming, when ye shall neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem worship the Father. 22Ye worship that which ye know not; we worship that which we know; because salvation is of the Jews. 23But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for such the Father seeks to worship him. 24God is spirit; and they that worship him, must worship in spirit and in truth.

25The woman says to him: I know that Messiah comes (who is called Christ); when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26Jesus says to her: I that speak to thee am he. 27And upon this came his disciples; and they marveled that he talked with the woman. Yet no one said: What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? 28The woman then left her water-pot, and went away into the city; and she says to the men: 29Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did. Is this the Christ? 30Then they went out of the city, and came to him.

31In the mean while the disciples prayed him, saying: Master, eat. 32But he said to them: I have food to eat that ye know not of. 33Therefore said the disciples one to another: Has any one brought him aught to eat? 34Jesus says to them: My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. 35Do ye not say, that there are yet four months, and then comes the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are already white for harvest. 36And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal; that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. 37And herein is the true saying: One sows, and another reaps. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored. Other men have labored, and ye have entered into their labor.

39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, who testified: He told me all that ever I did. 40When therefore the Samaritans came to him, they besought him to remain with them. And he remained there two days. 41And far more believed because of his word; 42and said to the woman: We no longer believe because of thy saying; for we ourselves have heard, and know that this is in truth the Savior of the world.

43And after the two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. 44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

45When therefore he came into Galilee, the Galilæans received him, having seen all that he did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also went to the feast. 46So he came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.

And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick, in Capernaum. 47He, having heard that Jesus is come out of Judæa into Galilee, went to him, and besought him that he would come down and heal his son; for he was about to die. 48Jesus therefore said to him: Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49The nobleman says to him: Sir, come down ere my child die. 50Jesus says to him: Go thy way; thy son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and brought word saying: Thy child lives. 52He inquired of them, therefore, the hour when he began to amend. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. 53The father knew, therefore, that it was in the same hour in which Jesus said to him: Thy son lives. And he himself believed, and his whole house. 54This second sign Jesus wrought, when he had come out of Judæa into Galilee.

V.  

After these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2And there is in Jerusalem by the sheep-gate a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3In these lay a multitude of the infirm, of blind, lame, withered [waiting for the moving of the water. 4For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. He therefore; who first went in after the troubling of the water, was made whole of whatever disease he had]. 5And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6Jesus seeing this man lying, and knowing that he had been already a long time thus, says to him: Dost thou desire to be made whole? 7The infirm man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another goes down before me. 8Jesus says to him: Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked.

And on that day was the sabbath. 10The Jews therefore said to him that was cured: It is the sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to carry the bed. 11He answered them: He who made me whole, the same said to me: Take up thy bed, and walk. 12They asked him therefore: Who is the man that said to thee: Take up thy bed and walk? 13And he who was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus conveyed himself away, there being a multitude in the place.

14Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple. And he said to him: Behold, thou hast been made whole; sin no more, lest something worse befall thee. 15The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who made him whole. 16And for this the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them: My Father works hitherto, and I work. 18For this therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath, but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God.

19Jesus therefore, answered and said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do; for what things soever he does, these also does the Son in like manner. 20For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does; and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel. 21For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; so also the Son quickens whom he will. 22For neither does the Father judge any one; but all judgment he has given to the Son; 23that all may honor the Son, as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son, honors not the Father who sent him.

24Verily, verily, I say to you, he that hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has everlasting life, and comes not into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. 25Verily, verily, I say to you, an hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. 26For as the Father has life in himself, so he gave also to the Son to have life in himself. 27And he gave him authority to execute judgment also, because he is a son of man. 28Marvel not at this; for an hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29and shall come forth; they that did good, to the resurrection of life, and they that did evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

30I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

31If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true. 33Ye have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34But I receive the witness not from man; but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 35He was the burning and shining lamp; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 36But I have greater witness than that of John; for the works which the Father gave me to finish, the works themselves that I do bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father, who sent me, he has borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor have ye seen his shape. 38And ye have not his word abiding in you; for whom he sent, him ye believe not.

39Search the Scriptures; because in them ye think ye have eternal life, and these are they that testify of me; 40and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. 41I receive not honor from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43I have come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44How can ye believe, receiving honor from one another, and the honor that is from God alone ye seek not? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuses you, Moses in whom ye have placed your hope. 46For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me. 47But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

VI.  

After these things Jesus went away, beyond the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he wrought on the sick. 3And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4And the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. 5Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude is coming to him, says to Philip: Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? 6And this he said to try him; for he himself knew what he was about to do. 7Philip answered him: Two hundred denáries worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that each one may take a little. 8One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, says to him: 9There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? 10Jesus said: Make the men lie down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men lay down, in number about five thousand. 11And Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to those who were lying down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they desired. 12When they were filled, he said to his disciples: Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above to those who had eaten. 14The men therefore, seeing the sign that Jesus wrought, said: This is of a truth the Prophet that comes into the world.

15Jesus therefore, knowing that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him a king, withdrew again into the mountain, himself alone. 16And when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17and entering into the ship, were going over the sea to Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them; 18and as a strong wind was blowing, the sea began to rise. 19When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the ship; and they were afraid. 20But he says to them: It is I, be not afraid. 21They therefore willingly received him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land whither they were going.

22On the morrow, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea, seeing that there was no other boat there but one, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the ship, but his disciples went away alone 23(but there came other boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate bread, when the Lord had given thanks); 24when therefore the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves entered into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. 25And having found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him: Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 26Jesus answered them and said: Verily, verily, I say to you, ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves and were filled. 27Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man will give to you; for him the Father, God, has sealed, 28Therefore they said to him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God? 29Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he sent. 30They therefore said to him: What sign doest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? What dost thou work? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32Jesus therefore said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.

34They therefore said to him: Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life. He that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst. 36But I said to you, that ye have also seen me, and do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him that comes to me I will not cast out. 38Because I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

41The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he said: I am the bread that came down out of heaven. 42And they said: Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then does this man say: I have come down out of heaven?

43Jesus answered and said to them: Murmur not among yourselves. 44No one can come to me, except the Father who sent me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that has heard from the Father, and has learned, comes to me. 46Not that any one has seen the Father, save he who is from God; he has seen the Father.

47Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes on me has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50This is the bread that comes down out of heaven, that one may eat thereof, and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down out of heaven. If any one eat of this bread, he shall live forever; yea, and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52The Jews therefore contended with one another, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53Jesus therefore said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, abides in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father has sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eats me, he also shall live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down out of heaven. Not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead; he that eats of this bread shall live forever.

59These things he said in the synagogue, while teaching in Capernaum.

60Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard it, said: This is a hard saying; who can hear it? 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said to them: Does this offend you? 62What then if ye behold the Son of man ascending up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life. 64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him. 65And he said: For this cause I have said to you, that no one can come to me, except it be given him from the Father.

66From this time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

67Jesus said therefore to the twelve: Will ye also go away? 68Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast words of eternal life. 69And we believe and know, that thou art the Holy One of God. 70Jesus answered them: Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71He spoke of Judas Iscariot, son of Simon; for he it was that would betray him, being one of the twelve.

VII.  

And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Judæa, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.

2Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. 3His brothers therefore said to him: Depart hence, and go into Judæa, that thy disciples also may behold thy works that thou doest. 4For no one does anything in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world. 5For neither did his brothers believe on him. 6Jesus therefore says to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. 7The world can not hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. 8Go ye up to the feast. I go not up to this feast; because my time is not yet fully come.

9Having said these things to them, he remained in Galilee. 10But when his brothers were gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret.

11The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said: Where is he? 12And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said: He is a good man; others said: Nay, but he misleads the multitude. 13No one, however, spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.

14But when it was already the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15And the Jews wondered, saying: How knows this man letters, having never learned? 16Jesus therefore answered them, and said: My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17If any one desires to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. 18He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him who sent him, the same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

19Has not Moses given you the law, and none of you keeps the law? Why do ye seek to kill me? 20The multitude answered and said: Thou hast a demon; who seeks to kill thee? 21Jesus answered and said to them: I did one work, and ye all marvel. 22Moses has for this cause given you circumcision, not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers; and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man. 23If a man receives circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I made a man altogether whole on the sabbath? 24Judge not according to appearance, but judge the righteous judgment.

25Then said some of those of Jerusalem: Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 26But, lo, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing to him. Did the rulers know in truth that this is the Christ? 27But we know this man, whence he is; but when the Christ comes, no one knows whence he is.

28Jesus therefore cried, teaching in the temple and saying: Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am; and I have not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me. 30Therefore they sought to seize him; and no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.

31But of the multitude many believed on him, and said: When the Christ comes, will he work more signs than these which this man wrought? 32The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize him. 33Jesus therefore said: Yet a little while I am with you, and I go to him who sent me. 34Ye will seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, ye can not come. 35The Jews said therefore among themselves: Whither will this man go, that we shall not find him? Will he go to those dispersed among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36What is this saying that he said: Ye will seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, ye can not come?

37In the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. 38He that believes on me, as said the Scripture, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39And this he spoke concerning the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet [given], because Jesus was not yet glorified.

40Some of the multitude therefore, hearing the words, said: Of a truth this is the Prophet. 41Others said: This is the Christ. But some said: Does the Christ then come out of Galilee? 42Did not the Scripture say, that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was? 43A division therefore arose among the multitude because of him. 44And some of them desired to seize him; but no one laid hands on him.

45The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them: Why did ye not bring him? 46The officers answered: Never man spoke like this man. 47The Pharisees answered them: Are ye also led astray? 48Did any of the rulers believe on him, or of the Pharisees? 49But this multitude, that know not the law, are accursed. 50Nicodemus says to them (he who came to him by night, being one of them): 51Does our law judge a man, except it first hear from him, and know what he does? 52They answered and said to him: Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see, that out of Galilee arises no prophet. 53[And each one went to his house.