THE SYNOPTIC PARALLELS
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|41 And his parents were proceeding according to
[their] custom to Jerusalem to the festival of the Passover.
42 And when twelve years came to pass, they having gone up according to
the custom to the festival,
43 and having completed the days, when they turned back, the child
Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and his parents knew it not.
44 But having thought him to be in the caravan they came [a few] days
way and sought him among their relatives and acquaintances.
45 And not having found him they returned to Jerusalem seeking him.
46 And it came to pass after three days they found him in the temple
seated in the midst of the teachers and hearing them and questioning
47 and all hearing him were amazed upon his understanding and his
48 And seeing him they were astonished, and his mother said to him:
Son, why have you done to us thusly? Behold your father and I suffering
pain were seeking you.
49 And he said to them: Why
were you seeking
me? Do you not know that in the [things] of my
father I must be?
50 And they did not understand the word that he spoke to them.
51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was being
subordinate to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.
& Loving Your Enemy
have heard that it was said: Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.
39 But I say to you
not to oppose wickedness, but whoever strikes the right [side] of your
cheek, turn to him the other also.
40And to the [one]
wanting to sue [you] and take your shirt, give up to him your coat also.
41 And whoever
compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to whoever requests
of you, and from the [one] wanting to borrow from you do not turn away.
I say to those who hear: Be agape-loving your enemies, be doing good to
those hating you.
28 Be speaking well
of those cursing you, Be praying concerning those mistreating you.
29 To the [one]
striking you on the cheek offer the other, and from the [one] taking
your garment also do not withhold your tunic.
30 To all asking
[of you] be giving, and from the [one] taking your [things] do not ask
31 And just as you
are wanting that men be doing to you, be doing likewise to them.
|5 And when you pray, be not as
the hypocrites. For they philia-love to be praying [when] standing in
the synagogues and in the street corners, in order that they be
manifest to men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.
6 But you, when you
pray, enter into your closet, and having closed the door, pray to your
father that [is] in secret, and your father who sees in secret will
7 But when you pray,
do not babble like the nations, for they suppose that by their
wordiness they will be heard.
8 Be not as they,
for your father knows what needs you have before you ask him.
9 Therefore pray
father in the heavens,
name be holy,
10 Your kingdom come
come to pass
heaven, so also on earth.
11 Give us today our
bread for the day
12 And forgive us
forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead
us into the test,
rescue us from [the] wicked [one].
14 For if you allow men their
shortcomings, your heavenly father will also allow you [yours].
15 And if you do not
allow men [theirs], neither will your father allow [you] your
of this I say to you, be not concerning yourself about your
psyche-life: what you shall eat, nor with what you will clothe your
body. Is not your psyche-life more than food and your body [more] than
26 Behold the birds
of the heavens: that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns,
and your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not more significant than
27 And which of you
by concern is able to add to his height one cubit?
why do you concern yourself about clothing? Learn from the lilies of
the field [how they] grow: They neither toil nor spin.
29 Yet I say to you
that Solomon in all his glory was not adorned as one of these.
30 Now if God thus
clothes the grass of the field which today is, and tomorrow is thrown
into the oven, how much more you, O little-faiths?
31 Therefore be not
concerned saying: What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What
shall we wear?
32 For the nations strive
after all these [things]. For your heavenly father knows that you need
all these [things].
33 Be seeking
first the kingdom and its justice, and all these [things] will be added
34 Therefore be not
concerned with tomorrow, for tomorrow will be concerned with itself.
Enough for the day is its [own] evil.
|22 But he said to his disciples: Because of this I say to you:
Be not being anxious for your psyche-life, what you shall eat, nor for
your body what you shall wear.
23 For the
psyche-life is more than food and the body [more] than clothing.
24 Consider the
ravens that neither sow nor reap, to whom is neither store nor granary,
and God feeds them. How much more are you worth than the birds.
25 But who among you
being anxious is able upon his stature to add [a] cubit?
26 If therefore you
are incapable of the least, why are you anxious concerning the rest?
27 Consider the
lily, which neither spins nor weaves, yet I say to you even Solomon in
all his glory was not clothed as one of these.
28 So if God thus
clothes the grass being in the field today and in the furnace being
thrown tomorrow, how much more you, O little-faiths?
29 And you be not seeking
what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and be not being anxious.
30 For all these do
the nations of the world seek.
But your father knows that you need these [things].
31 Rather be seeking
his kingdom, and all these [things] will be added.
and it will be given to you; be seeking,
and you will find; be knocking,
and it will be opened to you.
8 For everyone asking
receives, and [everyone] seeking
finds, and to [everyone] knocking
it is opened.
9 Or what man is
among you whose son asks
him for bread, he does not give him [a] stone, [does he]?
10 Or asks
for fish, he does not give him [a] snake, [does he]?
11 If therefore you
being wicked know good gifts to be giving to your children, how much
more your father in the heavens will give good [things] to those asking
everything that you wish that men be doing to you, also be doing to
them. For this is the law and the prophets.
I say to you, Be asking,
and it will be given you; be seeking,
and you will find; be knocking,
and it will be opened to you.
10 For everyone asking receives,
and [everyone] seeking
finds, and to [everyone] knocking
it will be opened.
11 But from which
father among you will his son request [a]
fish, but instead of [a] fish will give him [a] snake?
12 Or he also request [an]
egg, will he give him [a] scorpion?
13 If therefore you
being wicked know good gifts to give to your children, how much more
will the father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those asking him.
|35 And Jesus went about all the cities and all
the towns, teaching in the synagogues and teaching the good news of the
kingdom and healing every disease and weakness.
36 And having seen the crowd he had compassion for them, for they were
troubled and thrown about as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then he says to his disciples: The harvest is great, but the
workers are few.
38 Therefore ask
the Lord of the harvest that he throw workers into his harvest.
|1 Now after these [things] the Lord commissioned
another seventy and sent them by twos before his face into every city
and place where he was [about] to come.
2 But he was saying to them: On
the one hand the harvest is great, but on the other the workers are
therefore of the Lord of the harvest that he throw workers to his
|38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees
distinguished themselves to him saying: O teacher, we desire from you
to see [a] sign.
39 But answering them he said to them: [a] wicked and adulterous
[a] sign, and [a] sign will not be given to [it] except the sign of
Jonah the prophet.
40 For just as Jonah
was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, thus will
the son of man be in the heart of the land three days and three nights.
41 The men of
Ninevah will rise up in the judgment against this generation and will
bring judgment against it, because they repented in the proclamation of
Jonah, and behold here [is] [one] greater than Jonah.
42 [The] queen of
[the] south will rise in the judgment against this generation and will
bring judgment against it, because she came from the other side of the
land to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold here [is] [one] greater
|27 Now it came to pass when he was saying these
[things a] certain woman having lifted up [her] voice said: Blessed
[is] the belly that bore you and the breasts which gave you suck.
28 But he said: On
the contrary, blessed are those hearing the word of God and guarding
29 Now when the crowds were gathered even more he began to be saying: This generation is [a] wicked
[a] sign, and [a] sign will not be given it
except the sign of Jonah.
30 For just as Jonah
became [a] sign to the Ninevites, thus will also the son of man be to
this pernicious generation.
31 [the] queen of
the south will arise in the judgment with the men of this generation
and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the
wisdom of Solomon, and behold [one] greater than Solomon [is] here.
32 [the] men of
Ninevah will arise in the judgment with this generation and condemn
them; for they repented upon the preaching of Jonah, and behold [one]
greater than Jonah [is] here.
The Return of the
whenever the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it passes through
dry regions seeking
rest, and it does not find [it].
44 Then he says: I
will return to my house from where I came, and having come he finds it
vacated and swept and set in order.
45 Then he goes and
brings with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and
having entered in they set up house there. And the latter state of that
man is worse than the first. Thus it will also be for this wicked
the unclean spirit goes out from the man, he goes through dry places seeking
rest, and not finding [any] he says: I will return to the house from
whence I departed.
25 And having come
he finds [it] swept and decorated.
26 Then he goes and
gathers seven other demons more wicked than himself, and having
entered they set up house there, and the last [state] of that man
becomes worse than the first.
Parables on the
Kingdom of the Heavens
kingdom of the heavens is like [a] treasure hidden in the field, which
when [a] man found he hid, and from his joy he goes and sells whatever
he has and buys that field.
the kingdom of the heavens is like [a] traveler seeking beautiful
46 And when he finds
one costly pearl, having gone he has sold all that he had and bought it.
the kingdom of the heavens is like [a] net having been thrown in the
sea and having gathered out of every kind,
48 which when it was
filled they drag [it] to the shore and having sat they gather the good
into containers, but the rotten they throw out.
49 Thus it will be
in the completion of the age. The angels will come and separate the
wicked from the midst of the just.
50 And they will
throw them into the fiery furnace. There shall there be wailing and
grinding of teeth.
51 Have you
understood all these [things]? They say to him: Yes.
52 So he said to
them: Because of this every scribe who becomes [a] disciple in the
kingdom of the heavens is like [a] man [who is a] householder, who
brings out of his treasure new [things] and old.
|1 And when the Pharisees and Sadducees came to
him, testing him, they asked him to show them [a] sign out of heaven.
2 But he answered them saying: When
it has become late you say: Fair weather, for the sky is fiery red,
3 And early, Today
bad weather, for the sky is fiery red becoming gloomy. On the one hand
you know how to discern the face of the sky, but you are unable [to]
[discern] the sign of the times.
4 A wicked and
adulterous generation seeks
after [a] sign, and [a] sign will not be given to it except the sign of
Jonah. And having left them he departed.
|11 And the Pharisees came out and began to be
debating with him, seeking by him [a] sign from heaven, testing him.
12 And having groaned in his spirit he says: Why does this generation seek
[a] sign? Truly I say to you that [a] sign will be given to
13 And having again left them having embarked he departed to the other
Parable of the Lost
does it seem to you? If it should come to pass to [a] certain man one
hundred sheep and one of them gone astray, will he not leave the
ninety-nine on the mountains and having gone seek
the [one] gone astray?
13 And if it come to
pass he finds it, truly I say to you that he rejoices upon it more than
upon the ninety-nine that had not gone astray.
14 Thus it is not
[a] wish before your father in the heavens that [one] of these little
[ones] be lost.
I say to you, whatever you bind on the earth will have been bound in
heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will have been loosed in
19 Again I truly say
to you that if two among you be in agreement on the earth concerning
any matter that they ask,
it will come to pass from my father in [the] heavens.
20 For when two or
three are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst.
|16 And behold [one] having come to him said: Good
teacher, What good
[thing] should I do in order that I have eternal zoe-life?
17 So he
said to him: Why do
me concerning the good? [Only] one is
good. But if you wish to enter into zoe-life, be keeping the
18 He says to him: Which? So Jesus said: Do not murder, Do not commit
adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,
19 Honor father and
mother, and agape-love your neighbor as yourself.
20 The young man says to him: All these have I kept. What do I yet
21 Jesus said to him: If
you wish to be complete, be going, sell your possessions and give to
the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and Come! Be following
22 But when the young man heard this statement he went away troubled,
for he was having many possessions.
A Request for James
|20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to
him with her sons kneeling before [him] and asking something from him.
21 So he said to her: What
do you wish? She says to him: Say that these my two sons
shall sit one on your right and one on your left in your kingdom.
22 But Jesus answering said: You
do not know what you ask.
Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to be drinking?
They say to him: We are able.
23 He says to them: Indeed
you will drink my cup, but to sit on my right and my left, this is not
mine to give, but [is] to be given to those for whom it is prepared by
|35 And James and John the sons of Zebedee came to
him saying: Teacher, we would that whatever we ask [of you], you do for
36 So he said to them: What
do you want me to do for you?
37 And they said to him: Give to us that one on your right and one on
you left may sit in your glory.
38 But Jesus said to them: You
do not know what you ask.
Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized in the
baptism with which I am baptized?
39 And they said to him: We are able.
But Jesus said to them: The
cup that I drink you will drink, and the
baptism with which I am baptized you will be baptized.
40 But to sit on
my right or my left is not mine to give, but [is] for whom it has been
|18 Now returning to the city early, he hungered.
19 And seeing one fig
tree on the road he came to it, and found nothing on it except leaves
only, and he says to it: No
longer shall fruit grow on you for
eternity. And immediately the fig tree withered.
20 And when the
disciples saw they marveled saying: How is the fig tree immediately
21 Jesus answering said to them: Truly I say to you, If you
have belief and do not doubt, not only this of the fig tree will you
do, but if you say to this mountain: Be taken and be thrown into the
sea, it will come to pass.
22 And everything
that you ask
believing, you will receive.
|20 And passing by early they saw the fig tree
withered from the roots.
21 And Peter having remembered says to him: Rabbi, Behold the fig tree
that you cursed has withered.
22 And answering Jesus says to them: Be
having faith in God.
23 Truly I say to
you that whoever says to this
mountain: Be taken and be thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in
his heart but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be
24 Because of this I
say to you, everything whatever you pray
be believing that you have received, and it will be to you.
25 And whenever you
stand praying, forgive if you have anything against
anyone, in order that your father in the heavens forgive you.
if you do not forgive, neither will your father in the heavens forgive
|23 And when he came into the temple, while he was
teaching the chief
priests and the elders of the people came to him saying: By what
authority do you do these things? And who gave this authority to you?
24 And answering Jesus said to them: And I will ask
you one question
that if you tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these
25 Whence was John
the Baptist? From heaven or from men? And
they considered among themselves saying: If we say: From heaven, he
will say to us: Why then did you not believe him?
26 But if we say:
From man, we fear the crowd, for all hold John as prophet.
answering Jesus they said: We do not know. And he says to them: Neither
do I tell you by what authority I do these [things].
|27 And they come again into Jerusalem. And in the
temple while he was walking [about] there came to him the scribes and
the Pharisees and the elders.
28 And they were saying to him: In what sort of authority do you do
these [things] Or who has given you this authority in order that you
may do these [things]?
29 But Jesus said to them: I
you one statement, and you answer me, and I will tell you in what sort
of authority I do these [things].
30 Was the baptism
of John from heaven or from men? Answer me.
31 And they were reasoning among themselves saying: If we say: From
heaven, he will say, Why then did you not believe him?
32 But if we say: From men—they were fearing the crowd. For
all were having John that truly he was [a] prophet.
33 And answering Jesus they say: We do not know. And Jesus says to
them: Neither do I
tell you in what sort of authority I do these [things].
|1 And it came [about] one of the days of his
teaching in the temple and
good-newsing [that] the chief priests and the scribes with the elders
stood against [him],
2 and spoke saying to him: Tell us in what sort of
authority you do these [things], or who is the [one] having given to
you this authority?
3 But answering he said to them: I will also ask
you [a] word, and you tell me:
4 Was the
baptism of John from heaven or
5 But they reasoned among themselves saying that: If we say:
From heaven, he will say: Why did you not believe him?
6 But if we say:
From men, all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded John is
7 And they answered [that they] knew not whence.
Jesus said to them: Neither
do I tell you in what sort of authority I
do these [things].
|6 Now it came to pass on another Sabbath he
entered into the synagogue
and was teaching; and [a] man was there and his right hand was
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him closely
if on the Sabbath he heals, in order that they may find [something] to
accuse of him.
8 But he had known their reasonings, but he said to the
man having the withered hand: Be rising and stand in the middle. And
having arisen he stood.
9 So Jesus said to them: I ask you if it is
allowed on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save [a]
psyche-life or to destroy [it]?
10 And looking around at them all, he
said to him: Be stretching out your hand. So he did [so], and his hand
11 But they were filled with fury, and were discussing
among themselves what they might do with Jesus.
The Parable of
the Rich Landowner
|13 But one out of the crowd said to him: Teacher,
tell my brother to
divide with me the inheritance.
14 But he said to him: Man,
appointed me judge or divider over you?
15 But he said to him: Be
watching and be guarding from all greed, for not in the abundance of
anything is your zoe-life, beyond what is sufficient for it.
16 So he
spoke to them [a] parable saying: [a] certain rich man's life
17 And he was
reasoning in himself saying: What will I do, for I
do not have anywhere I may gather my fruit?
18 And he said: This
do: I will tear down the storehouse and will build [a] greater, and I
will gather there all my grain and all my good [things],
19 and I will
say in my psyche-life: Psyche-Life, you have many good [things] laid up
to many years. Be resting, be eating, be drinking, be being glad.
20 But God said to
him: Fool, this night your psyche-life is demanded
back from you. But what you have gathered, for whom will they be?
21 Thus is the [one]
gathering for himself and not being rich to God.
|35 Let your loins be girded and
your lamps lit.
36 And you [be] like
men expecting their Lord, when he returns from the wedding, that having
come and knocked
straightway you may open to him.
37. Truly I say to
you that he will gird them and make them recline and coming by he will
38 And if in the
second or in the third watch he come and find them thus, blessed are
39 But this you
know, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief
comes, he would not have allowed [him] to dig through his house.
40 And you be
becoming ready, for in what hour you suppose not does the son of man
Call to Faithful Stewardship
|41 But Peter said to him: Lord, do you say to us
this parable or to
42 And the Lord said: Which
therefore is the trustworthy shrewd
steward whom the Lord appointed over his servants to be giving in the
proper-time their portion?
43 Blessed is that
slave whom when his Lord
comes finds him thus doing.
44 Truly I say to
you that he will appoint
him over all his possessions.
45 But if that slave
say in his heart: My
Lord delays to come, and begin to beat the boys and girls, to be eating
and drinking and getting drunk,
46 the Lord of that
slave will have
come in the day that he does not expect and in the hour which he does
not know and will cut him asunder, and his portion will be placed with
47 But that slave
who knows the will of his Lord and
not having prepared or done towards his wishes will be beaten much.
[one] not knowing, but having done worthy of blows, he will be
beaten little. For to all to whom much is given, much will be required.
And to whom much is entrusted, greater will be asked of
to Israel to Bear Fruit
|6 But he was saying this parable: A certain man has [a] fig
planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit
on it and found
7 So he said to his
vinedresser: Behold from which three years I
fruit on this tree and found none. Cut it down, why also
waste the land?
8 But answering he
said to him: Lord, leave it even
this year, until I dig around it and throw dung,
9 and for result it
may give fruit. Otherwise, cut it down.
|22And he was
going through by city and town teaching and doing the journey to
23 But someone said to him: Lord, [are] few being saved? But he said to
24 Be striving
to enter through the narrow door, for many, I say to you, will seek
to enter and will not be strong enough.
25 When the master
of the house arises and closes the door, and you begin to stand outside
and to be knocking
on the door saying: Lord, open to us, and answering he will say to you:
I do not know whence you are.
26 Then you will
begin to be saying: We ate before you and drank, and in our streets you
27 And he will say
to them: I do not know whence you are. Depart from me all [who] do
28 There will there
be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and
Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you cast out.
29 And they will
come from the east and the west and from north and south, and banquet
in the kingdom of God.
30 And behold the
last will be first and the first will be last.
|The Parable of the Great Banquet
|15 But when
one of those laying back
with him heard these [things] he said to him: Blessed is he who eats
bread in the kingdom of God.
16 But he said to him: A
certain man was
doing [a] big dinner, and invited many.
17 And he sent his
slave in the
hour of the dinner to say to those invited: Be coming, for already is
18 And they were
beginning from one all to be excusing
[themselves]. The first said to him, I bought [a] field, and I have
necessity having gone to be seeing it; I ask
you, Be having me
19 And another said:
I bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to
examine them; I ask you, Be having me excused.
20 And another said:
I married [a] wife, and because of this I am unable to come.
21 And having
arrived, the slave reported to his lord these [things]. Then having
been angered the master of the house said to his slave: Go swiftly into
the streets and alleys of the city, and bring here the poor and
crippled and blind and lame.
22 And the slave
said: Lord, what you commanded is come to pass, and yet is there place.
23 And the Lord said
to the slave: Go out into the roads and hedges and compel [them] to
come in, that my house be filled.
24 For I say to you
that none of those men invited will taste my dinner.
|25 But [a]
great crowd was going with him, and turning he said to them:
26 If anyone comes
to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and
brothers and sisters, yet even his own psyche-life, is not able to be
27 Whoever does not
bear his own cross and come after me is not able to be my disciple.
28 For who among you
wishing to build [a] tower does not first having sat reckon the cost,
if he has [enough] for completion?
29 In order that
when he having placed [the] foundation and not being able to complete
[it] all those beholding begin to be mocking him,
30 saying that: This
man began to be building and was not able to complete [it].
31 Or what king when
he proceeds to another king to engage in battle does not having sat
first resolve if he is able in ten thousand to meet the [one] coming
upon him with twenty thousand?
32 But if not, while
being afar off having sent [an] ambassador he asks
the [terms] for peace.
therefore everyone among you who does not take leave of all his
possessions is not able to be my disciple.
34 Good therefore
[is] the salt. But if the salt become tasteless, with what will it be
35 Neither for [the]
ground nor for the dung heap is it fit, they throw it out. The [one]
having ears to be hearing, let him be hearing.
The Parable of the
[a] certain woman having ten drachmas, if she lose one drachma, does
she not light [a] lamp and sweep the house and seek
diligently until it be found?
9 And having found
[it] she calls together her friends and neighbors saying: Rejoice with
me, for I found the drachma that was lost.
10 Likewise, I say
to you, Joy comes to pass before the angels of God over one sinner
a certain man was rich, and he had put on purple garments and fine
linen enjoying himself each day splendidly.
20 But a certain
poor [man] by name Lazarus had been cast to his gate being covered with
21 And he was
lusting to be filled from that falling from the table of the rich
[one]; but even the dogs coming were licking his ulcerous sores.
22 Now it came to
pass the poor [man] died and was gathered by the angels to Abraham's
lap; but the rich [man] also died and was buried.
23 And in Hades
lifting up his eyes, being in torment, he sees Abraham from afar and
Lazarus in his lap,
24 and having
called out he said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus
in order that he dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue,
for I suffer torment in this flame.
25 But Abraham
said: Child, remember that you received your good [things] in your
zoe-life, and likewise Lazarus the evil. But now he is encouraged, and
you suffer torment.
26 And in all
those [things] between you [people] and us [a] great chasm is fixed, so
that those wishing to go down from here to you be not able, nor from
there to us may not cross over.
27 But he said: I ask
you therefore, Father, in order that you may sent him to my fathers
28 for I have five
brothers, that he may warn them, that they also not come to this place
29 But Abraham
says: They have Moses and the prophets, let him hear from
30 But he said:
No, father Abraham, but if someone proceed from [the] dead to them:
they would repent.
31 But he said to
them: If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither would they be
persuaded if someone rise from the dead.
to save his psyche-life will lose it, and whoever loses [it] will make
|1 And when he entered he came through Jericho.
2 And behold [there was a] man by name being called Zacharias, and he
was chief tax collector, and he was rich.
3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus is, and was not able from the
crowd, for he was small in stature.
4 And running before, he climbed up [a] sycamore tree, in order that he
see him, for he was [about] to come by that [place].
5 And as he came to the place, having looked up, Jesus said to him: Zachariah, having made haste
come down, for today I must remain in your house.
6 And having made haste he came down, and he hosted him rejoicing.
7 And when they saw, all grumbled saying that: With [a] sinful man did
he enter to lodge.
8 But having stood, Zacharias said to the Lord: Behold half of my
possessions, Lord, I give to the poor, and if I accuse something of
anyone wrongly, I return fourfold.
9 But Jesus said to him that: Today
has deliverance come to this house, although he is [a] son of Abraham.
10 For the son of
man came to seek
and to deliver the perished.
Preparation for the
|28 And having said these things he traveled
before them, going up into
29 And it came to pass as he drew near to Bethphage and
Bethany towards the mountains being called of Olives, he sent two of
30 Be departing to
the opposite village, in which
entering you will find [a] colt bound, upon which no one of man ever
sat, and having loosed it be bringing [it].
31 And if anyone ask
Why do you loose [it]? Say thusly: Because the Lord has need of it.
be attending to yourselves lest your hearts be burdened down in
dissipation and drunkenness and [the] cares of daily life, and that day
suddenly be present
35 as [a] snare, for
it will rush in upon all those sitting on the face of all the earth.
36 So be watching in
every opportune-time asking
in order that you prevail to flee all these [things] [about] to come to
pass, and be stood before the son of man.
|31 Simon, Simon, behold Satan
to sift you [all] as wheat,
32 but I have asked concerning
you in order that your faith not give out; and you when you have
recovered, strengthen your brothers.
33 But he said to him: Lord, with you am I prepared even to prison and
to death to be going.
34 But he said: I
say to you, Peter, The cock will not cry today until thrice you will
deny knowing me.
Questioned On Being The Christ
|66 And as it
became day, the elders of the people were gathered, both chief priests
and scribes, and they led him into their council,
67 saying: If you are the Christ, tell us. But he said to them: If I tell you, you will not
68 And if I ask,
you will not answer.
69 But from now will
be the son of man sitting at the right of the power of God.
70 So they all said: Are you therefore the son of God? But he said to
them: You say that I
71 But they said: What further need do we have of witnesses? For we
have heard [it] from his mouth.
|FROM THE FOURTH GOSPEL
Seek & Follow Jesus
|35 On the next day John had again stood, also two
out of his
36 And when [he] looked upon Jesus walking he says: Behold
the lamb of God.
37 And the two disciples heard him speaking and they
38 Now when Jesus turned and saw them following he says
to them: What are
And they said to him: Rabbi, which is
saying being translated: Teacher, where are you staying?
39 He says to
them: Be coming and
you will see. So they came and saw where he stays,
and they stayed with him that day, as it was [the] tenth hour.
|Ask for Zoe-Living Water
|4 Now it was
necessary for him to be going through Samaria.
5 So he comes into [a] city of Samaria, that is being called
Suchar, near the piece of land that Jacob gave to Joseph his son.
6 Now the well of Jacob was there. So Jesus having become weary from
the journey was sitting by the well. It was [about] [the] sixth [hour].
7 [A] woman from Samaria comes to draw water. Jesus says to her: Give me [some] to drink.
8 For his disciples had departed into the city, that they buy food.
9 So the Samaritan woman says to him: How do you being [a] Jew ask to
drink from me who is [a] Samaritan woman? (For the Jews do not have
dealings with the Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered and said to her: If you had known the gift of
God and who is the [one] saying to you: Give me [some] to drink, you
would have asked
him and he would have given to you zoe-living water.
11 She says to him: Lord, you have no bucket and the well is deep;
whence then do you get the zoe-living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob who gave the well to us and he
himself drank from it and his sons and his animals?
13 Jesus answered and said to her: Everyone drinking from this
water will thirst again,
14 but whoever
drinks from the water that I will give to him, he will not thirst for
eternity, but the water that I will give to him will become in him [a]
well of water springing-up to eternal zoe-life.
15 The woman says to him: Lord, give me this water, that I not be
thirsting nor be coming here to be drawing [water].
16 He says to her: Be
going, call your husband and come here.
17 The woman answered and said: I do not have [a] husband. Jesus says
to her: You said
well: I do not have [a] husband.
18 For you have had
five husbands, and whom you now have is not your husband. This truly
you have said.
19 The woman says to him: Lord, I perceive that you are [a]
20 Our fathers worshipped in these mountains, and you [people] say that
in Jerusalem is the place where [one] must be worshipping.
21 Jesus says to her: Be
believing me, lady, that [an] hour comes when neither in these
mountains nor in Jerusalem will you [people] worship the
22 You [people]
worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, because
salvation is from the Jews.
23 But an hour comes
and now is when the true worshippers will worship the father in spirit
and truth, for indeed the father seeks
such [to be] his worshipping [ones].
24 God is spirit,
and [his] worshipping [ones] must be worshipping in spirit and
25 The woman says to him: We know that [a] Messiah is coming, the [one]
being called. When that [one] comes, he will declare to us
26 Jesus says to her: I
am [he], the [one] speaking to you.
Seeks the Father's Will
|28 Be not marveling at this,
that [the] hour comes in which all those in the graves will hear his
29 and those having
done good will come out to [the] resurrection of zoe-life, [but] those
having done [as a practice] worthless [things] will come out to [the]
resurrection of judgment.
30 For I am not able
to be doing anything from myself; just as I hear do I judge, and my
judgment is just, because I do not seek
my own will but the will of the [one] having sent me.
Testimony about Jesus
|31 If I witness concerning
myself, my witness is not true.
32 Another is
witness concerning me, and I know that the witness is true that he
witnessed concerning me.
33 You sent to John,
and he has witnessed to the truth;
34 but I do not
receive witness by man, but I say these [things] that you be saved.
35 That [one] was
the burning and shining lamp and you wanted to rejoice for [hour] in
I have [a] witness greater than John; for the works that the father has
given me in order that I complete them, these works themselves which I
do witness concerning me that the father has sent me.
37 And the father
having sent me, that [one] has witnessed concerning me. Neither his
voice have you ever heard nor his visible-form have you ever
38 and his word you
do not have abiding in you, because he whom that [one] has sent, in
this [one] do you not believe.
39 You search the
scriptures, because you suppose in them to be having eternal zoe-life, and these are those
witnessing concerning me.
40 And you do not
want to come to me in order that you have zoe-life.
41 I do not receive
glory from men,
42 but I have known
you that you do not have the agape-love of God in yourselves.
43 I am come in the
name of my father, and you do not receive me; if another come in his
own name, that [one] you will receive.
44 How are you able
to believe, receiving glory from each other, and the glory of the only
God you do not seek?
Seek Food Abiding to
|25 And having
found him on the other side of the sea they said to him, Rabbi, when
did you come [here]?
26 Jesus answered them and said: Truly truly I say to you, you
me not because you see signs, but because you ate of the bread and were
27 Be working not
for the perishing food, but for the food abiding to eternal zoe-life,
which the son of man will give to you; for God the father has sealed
You Can Know If His
Teaching Is From God
|14 Now the
festival being already in the middle Jesus went up to the
temple and was teaching.
15 So the Jews were marveling saying: How does
this [one] know letters, not having been taught?
16 So Jesus answered
them and said: My
teaching is not mine but of the [one] having sent me.
17 If anyone wills
to be doing his will, he shall know concerning the
teaching, whether it is from God or [if] I speak from myself.
[one] speaking from himself seeks
his own glory. But the [one] seeking
the glory of the [one] having sent him, this [one] is true and
injustice is not in him.
19 Has not Moses
given you the law? And no one
[of you] does the law. Why do you seek
to kill me?
certain of the Jerusalemites were saying: Is not this [one] whom they
seek to kill?
26 And behold he speaks in public, and they say nothing to him. The
rulers haven't truly known that this [one] is the Christ, [have they]?
27 But we know from where is this [one]; but when the Christ comes, no
one knows from where he is.
28 So Jesus cried out in the temple teaching and
saying: You know me
and you know from where I am, and I have not come from myself, but the
[one] having sent me is true, whom you do not know.
29 I know him,
because I am from him and that [one] sent me.
30 So they were seeking to arrest him, and no one laid [a] hand upon
him, because his hour was not yet come.
31 But many of the crowd believed in him, and were saying: When the
Christ has come, will he do more signs than this [one] has
32 The Pharisees heard of the people grumbling these [things]
concerning him, and the chief-priests and Pharisees sent officers in
order that they arrest him.
33 So Jesus said, Yet
[a] little time am I with you and I depart to the [one] having sent me.
34 You will seek
me and you will not find me, and where I am you are not able to come.
35 Then the Jews said among themselves: Where is this [one] about to go
that we will not find him? Is he about to go into the dispersion of the
Greeks and teach the Greeks?
36 What is this word that he said: You will seek me and you will not
find [me], and where I am you are not able to come?
Where Jesus Came
From and Where He is Going
|21 So he said
to them again: I
depart and you will seek
me, and you
will die in your sins; where I depart you are not able to come.
the Jews were saying: Will he not kill himself, because he says:
Where I depart you also are not able to come?
23 And he was saying to
them: You are of the
below, I am of the above. You are of this world, I
am not of this world.
24 So I said to you
that you will die in your
sins. For if you do not believe that I am [he], you will die in your
25 So they were saying to him, Who are you? Jesus
said to them: What I
told you from the beginning.
26 I have many
[things] concerning you to be saying and to be judging. But the [one]
having sent me is true, and I, what I heard from him, these [things] I
speak to the world.
27 They did not know that he was speaking [about] the father.
28 So Jesus said: When
you have lifted up the son of man, then you will know that I am [he],
and [that] from myself I do nothing, but just as the father taught me,
these [things] I speak.
29 And the [one]
having sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always
do the [things] pleasing to him.
30 Speaking these [things], many believed in him.
and the Devil's Children
|31 So Jesus
was saying to the Jews having believed in him: If you abide
in my word, you are truly my disciples.
32 And you will know
and the truth will set you free.
33 They answered him: We are Abraham's
seed, and to no one have we ever been enslaved. How do you tell us
that: You will become free?
34 Jesus answered them: Truly
truly I say
to you that everyone doing sin is [a] slave of sin.
35 Now the slave
does not dwell in the house[hold] to eternity, the son abides to
36 So if the son set
you free, you will be free indeed.
know that you are Abraham's seed, but you seek
to kill me, because my
word does not have room in you.
38 What I have seen
beside the father I
speak, and therefore what you heard from your father you do.
39 They answered and said to him: Our father is
Abraham. Jesus says to them: If
you are children of Abraham, you would have done the works of Abraham.
40 But now you seek
to kill me [a] man who has spoken to you the truth, which I heard from
God; this Abraham did not do.
41 You do the works
[of your] father.
They said to him: We were not born out of fornication, We have one
42 Jesus said to them: If
God were your father, you would have agape-loved me, for I have gone
out from God and have come. For neither am I come from myself, but that
[one] sent me.
43 Why do you not
know my speech? Because you are not able to be hearing my
44 You are from your
father the devil and you want to be doing the desires [of your] father.
That [one] was murderer from the beginning, and he has not stood in the
truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the "lie", he speaks
from his own [self], because he is [a] liar and the father [of
45 But because I
tell you the truth, you do not believe me.
46 Who among you
convicts me of sin? If I say [the] truth, why do you not believe
47 The [one] being
from God hears the words of God; because of this you do not hear [me],
because you are not from God.
48 The Jews answered and said to him: Did we not well say that you are
[a] Samaritan and you have [a] demon?
49 Jesus answered: I
do not have [a] demon, but [rather] I honor my father, and you dishonor
50 I do not seek
my glory; there is the [one] seeking and judging.
51 Truly truly I say
to you, if anyone keep my word, he will not see death to eternity.
Be Agape-Loving One
therefore he went out, Jesus says: Now is the son of man
glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 [If God is
glorified in him] God will also glorify him in himself, and immediately
will he glorify him.
33 Children, yet [a]
little [while] am I with you. You will seek me,
and just as I said to the Jews that where I go you are not able to
come, I also say to you now.
new commandment I give to you, that you be agape-loving one another;
just as I agape-loved you, be agape-loving one another.
35 By this all will
know that you are my disciples, if you have agape-love for one another.
Jesus' Parting Words
to His Disciples
|1 Let not your heart be being
troubled. Be believing in God and be
believing in me.
2 In my father's
house[hold] are many
dwelling-places. If [it were] not [so], I would have told you,
go to prepare [a] place for you. And if I go and prepare [a]
place for you, again do I come and will take you to myself, in order
that where I am you may be also.
4 And where I go you
know the way.
5 Thomas says to him: Lord, we do not know where
you are going. How do we know the way?
6 Jesus says to him: I
am the way, the truth and the zoe-life; no one comes to the father
except through me.
7 If you have known
me, you will also know my father. And from now [on] you know him and
have seen him.
8 Phillip says to him: Lord, show us the father, and it suffices
9 Jesus says to him: So
much time I am with you and you have not known me, Phillip? The [one]
having seen me has seen the father. How do you say: Show us the
10 Do you not
believe that I [am] in the father and the father is in me? The words
that I say to you [all] I did not speak from myself, but the father
dwelling in me does his works. 11 Be believing me that I [am]
in the father and the father [is] in me. But if not, be believing on
account of the works themselves.
12 Truly truly I say
to you, the [one] believing in me, the works that I do, that [one] also
will do, and greater than these will do, because I go to the father.
13 And whatever you ask in
my name, this will I do, in order that the father be glorified in the
14 If you ask
anything [of] me in my name, I will do [it].
Teaching on the Holy
|15 If you agape-love me, you
will keep my commandments.
16 And I will ask
the father and he will give you another advocate, in order that he be
with you to eternity—
17 the spirit of
truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it does not
behold him nor know [him]. You know him, because he dwells with you and
will be in you.
18 I will not leave
you orphans, I come to you.
19 Yet [a] little
[while] and the world no longer beholds me, but you behold me, because
I zoe-live and you will zoe-live.
20 In that day you
will know that I [am] in my father and you in me and I in you.
21 The [one] having
my commandments and keeping them, that is the [one] agape-loving me;
and the [one] agape-loving me will be agape-loved by my father, and I
will agape-love him and reveal myself to him.
The Vine and the
|1 I am the true vine, and my
father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in me
not bearing fruit he takes away, and every [branch] bearing fruit, he
prunes it in order that it bear more fruit.
3 Already are you
clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
4 Dwell in me, and I
in you. Just as the branch is not able to be bearing fruit from itself
if it does not dwell in the vine, thus you neither if you do not dwell
am the vine, you are the branches. The [one] dwelling in me and
I in him, this [one] bears much fruit, because apart from me you are
able to be doing nothing.
6 If anyone be not
dwelling in me, he was
thrown out like the branch and was withered, and they gather them and
throw [them] into the fire and it is burned.
7 If you dwell in me
my words dwell in you, ask
whatever you want, and it will come to pass
8 In this was my
father glorified, that you be bearing much
fruit and become my disciples.
9 Just as the father
agape-loved me, I also agape-loved you. Dwell in my
10 If you keep my
commandments you will dwell in my agape-love, just as I have kept my
father's commandments and I dwell in [his] agape-love.
11 This have I
spoken to you that my joy be in you and you joy be made full.
12 This is my
commandment: that you be agape-loving one another, just as I
agape-love no one has than this, that he lay down his psyche-life in
his philia-beloveds' behalf.
14 You are my
philia-beloved, if you are doing what I command you.
15 No longer do I
say you [are] slaves, because the slave does not know what his lord
does; but I have called you philia-beloved, because everything that I
heard from my father I made known to you.
16 You did not
choose me, but I chose you, and dedicated you that you be going and be
bearing fruit and your fruit be remaining, in order that whatever you ask the father in my name he
17 These [things] I
command you, in order that you be agape-loving one another.
|Jesus Speaks of His Nearing
Departure of This World
|1 These [things] have I spoken
to you in order that you not be stumbled.
2 They will have you
expelled from the synagogue; but [the] hour comes that everyone having
killed you glory to be offering ministry to God.
3 And they will do
these [things] because they do not know the father nor me.
4 But I have said
these [things] to you in order that when their hour come you be
reminded of them, because I have told you.
[things] I did not tell you from the beginning, because I was with
5 But now I go to
the [one] having sent me, and no one among you asks
me, Where do you go?
6 But because I have
told you these [things] pain has filled your heart.
7 But I tell you the
truth, it profits you that I depart. For if I do not depart, the
advocate does not come to you.
8 But if I go, I
will send him to you. And having come, that [one] will convict the
world concerning sin and concerning justice and concerning
9 Concerning sin,
because they do not believe in me;
10 and concerning
justice, because I depart to the father and you no longer behold
11 and concerning
judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many
[things] to be telling you, but you are not now
able to be bearing [them].
13 But when that
[one] comes, the spirit of
truth, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from
himself, but as much as he hears will he speak, and the coming [things]
will he disclose to you.
14 That [one] will
glorify me, because he will
receive from me and will disclose to you.
15 All as much as
has is mine. Because of this I said that he receives from me and he
discloses to you.
16 [A] little
[while] and you no longer behold me,
and again [a] little [while] and you will see me.
17 They of his disciples therefore said to one another: What is this
that he says to us: [a] little while and you do not behold me, and
again [a] little [while] and you will see me? And, Because I go to the
18 They were saying therefore: What is this that he says: The little
[while]? We do not know what he says.
19 Jesus knew that they were wanting to be asking him, and he said to
this do you seek
with each other what I said: [a] little [while] and you do not behold
me, and again [a] little [while] and you see me?
20 Truly truly I say
to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You
will be pained, but your pain will become joy.
21 The woman when
she gives birth has pain, because her hour has come, but when the child
be born, no longer does she remember the sorrow because of the joy that
[a] human has been born into the world.
22 And you therefore
now indeed have pain. But you will see me again, and your heart will
rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
23 And in that day
you will ask
me nothing. Truly truly I say to you, whatever you request
of the father he will give to you in my name.
24 Until now you requested
nothing in my name. Be requesting,
and you will receive, in order that your joy be made full.
25 These [things]
have I spoken in proverbs to you, [the] hour comes when I will no
longer speak to you in proverbs, but I will report to you openly
concerning the father.
26 In that day you
in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the
father concerning you.
27 For the father
himself philia-loves you, because you have philia-loved me and have
believed that I have come out from beside the father.
28 I came from the
father and I am come into the world; again I leave the world and go to
29 His disciples say: Behold now he speaks openly, and he no longer
speaks in parables.
30 Now we know that you know everything and you have no need that
anyone ask you. In this we believe that you came out from God.
31 Jesus answered them: You
32 Behold the hour
comes and is [now] come in order that each be scattered to his own and
you leave me alone. And you do not leave me alone, because the father
is with me. 33 These
[things] have I spoken to you in order that you have peace in me. In
the world you have affliction, but be of good courage, I have overcome
Jesus Prays for the
|6 I revealed your name to the
men whom you gave to me out of the world. They were yours, and you gave
them to me, and they have kept your word.
7 Now they know that
all, whatsoever you gave to me, is from you;
8 that the words you
gave to me I have given to them, and they received [them] and they knew
truly that I came from beside you, and they believed that you sent me.
9 I ask
concerning them, not concerning the world do I ask,
but concerning whom you have given me, because they are yours,
10 and all mine is
yours and yours mine, and I have been glorified by them.
11 And no longer am
I in the world, and [yet] they are in the world, and I come to you.
Holy father, keep them in your name that you have given to me, in order
that they be one just as we [are].
12 When I was with
them, I was keeping them in your name that you have given me, and I
guarded [them] and no one of them perished except the son of
destruction, in order that the scripture be fulfilled.
13 But now I come to
you, and I speak these [things] in the world in order that they have my
joy made full in them.
14 I have given them
your word, and the world hated them, because they are not of the world,
just as I am not of the world.
15 I do not ask
that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the
16 They are not of
the world just as I am not of the
17 Make them holy in
the truth; your word is truth.
18 Just as
you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world.
19 And in
their behalf do I make myself holy, in order that they also be made
holy in [the] truth.
Jesus Prays for
|20 But not concerning these only
do I ask,
but also concerning those believing in me through their word,
order that they all be one, just as you, father, [are] in me and I in
you, in order that they also be in us, in order that the world believe
that you sent me.
22 And the glory
that you have given to me I have
given to them, in order that they be one just as we are one,
23 I in
them and you in me, in order that they be completed into one [thing],
in order that the world know you sent me and [that] you agape-loved
them just as you agape-loved me.
whom you have given me, I wish that where I am they also be with me, in
order that they behold my glory, which you have given to me, because
you agape-loved me before the foundation of the world.
25 Just father, the
world also knew you not, but I knew you, and these [men] knew that you
26 and I made known
to them your name and I will [continue to] make [it] known, in order
that the agape-love with which you agape-loved me be in them and I in
Betrayal and Arrest
|1 Having said
these [things] Jesus went out with his disciples across
the ravine of Kedron where there was [a] garden in which he and his
2 Now Judas the [one] delivering him up also knew
the place, because Jesus often was gathered there with his disciples.
Judas therefore having received the cohort and [some] officers of the
chief-priests and the Pharisees they come there with lanterns and lamps
4 Jesus therefore having known everything coming upon him
went out and says to them: Whom
do you seek?
5 They answered him: Jesus
the Nazarene. He says to them: I
am he. Now Judas the [one] delivering
him up also stood with them.
6 As he said therefore to them: I
they moved back and fell to the ground.
7 Again therefore he asked
them: Whom do you seek?
And they said: Jesus the Nazarene.
answered: I said to
you that I am he. If therefore you seek
these [men] to be departing,
order that the word be fulfilled that
you have given me,
lose of them not one.
Jesus Questioned by
chief-priest therefore asked Jesus concerning his disciples and his
20 Jesus answered him: I
have openly spoken to the world. I always taught in the synagogue and
in the temple, where the Jews all gather, and I spoke nothing in
21 Why do you ask me?
those having heard what I spoke to them. Behold these know what I said
22 But when he spoke these [things] one of the officers standing by
gave [a] blow to Jesus saying: Thus do you answer the chief-priest?
23 Jesus answered him: If
I spoke evil-ly, testify concerning the evil. But if well, why do you
24 Annas therefore sent him bound to Caiaphas the chief-priest.