The Baptism of Jesus
| At that time Jesus
comes to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.
 But he was hindering him saying: I have need to be baptized by you,
and you come to me?
 And answering Jesus said to
him: Permit it just now, for thus it is [a] fitting thing for us to fulfill all
justice. Then he permitted him.
 And Jesus having
been baptized, immediately he came out from the water, and behold the heavens
were opened, and he saw the spirit of God coming down like [a] dove, coming upon
 And behold [a] voice out of the heavens said:
This is my agape-beloved son, in whom I am well-pleased.
| And it
came to pass in those days [that] Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee came and was
baptized in the Jordan by John.
 And straightway
coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being rent and the spirit as [a]
dove coming down to him.
 And [a] voice came to be
out of the heavens: You are my agape-beloved son, in you I am well pleased.
| Now it came to pass
when all the people were baptized and Jesus was baptized and praying [that]
 and the Holy Spirit came down in
visible-form as [a] dove upon him, and [a] voice came to pass out of heaven: You
are my agape-beloved son, in you I have been well pleased.
| But Jesus having
known [this] went out from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all,
 and he commanded them that they not make him known,
 in order that what was said by Isaiah the prophet
be fulfilled when he says:
 Behold my son whom I chose
agape-beloved who pleases my psyche-life
I will place my spirit upon him
will report judgment to the nations,
 He will
not strive nor cry out
Nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
 [A] bruised reed he will not break
smoking cord he will not put out
Until judgment be cast out to victory
 And the nations hope in his name.
| And after six days Jesus
took Peter and James and John his brother and brought them up to [a] high
mountain by themselves.
 And he was transformed before
them, and his face shown as the sun, his garment became white as light.
 And behold Moses and Elijah were seen by them
conversing with him.
 But Peter answering said to
Jesus: Lord, it is good
[that] we are here. If you wish, we will build three shelters, one for you and
one for Moses and one for Elijah.
 While he was yet
speaking behold [a] radiant cloud overshadowed them, and behold [a] voice out of
the cloud said: This is my agape-beloved son with whom I am well-pleased. Be
 And when the disciples heard they fell
on their faces and feared greatly.
 And Jesus came and
grasping them said: Rise and be not fearing.
 And when
they lifted up their eyes they saw nothing except Jesus himself only.
 And while coming down the mountain Jesus commanded
them saying: Tell the vision to no one until the son of man rises out of [the]
 And the disciples asked him saying: Why
therefore do the scribes say the Elijah must come first?
 And answering he said: Elijah indeed comes and restores everything.
 But I say to you that Elijah already came and they did not know him,
but did with him whatever they wished. Thus also is the son of man about to be
suffering by them.
 Then the disciples understood
that he spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.
| And after six days Jesus
takes Peter and James and John, and he leads them to [a] high mountain privately
alone. And he was transformed before them.
 And his
garments became shining very white, such as the bleacher on Earth is not able
thus to whiten.
 And there was seen by them Elijah
with Moses, and he was speaking together with Jesus.
 And answering Peter says to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good we are here, and
let us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one for
 For he had not known what he should answer.
For they became terrified.
 And [a] cloud came to pass
overshadowing them, and [a] voice came to pass out of the cloud; This is my
agape-beloved son, Be hearing him.
 And suddenly
having looked [about] they no longer saw anything except Jesus alone with them.
 And when they were coming down from the mountain,
he ordered them that to no one what they saw should they recount, except when
the son of man go up out of the clouds.
 And they
laid hold of the word to them, debating what is the going up out of the clouds.
 And they asked him saying: Why do the scribes
say the Elijah must first come?
 But he said to
them: Elijah indeed having come first will set everything in order. And how is
it written [about] the son of man, in order that many [things] he should suffer
and should be treated with contempt?
 But I say to
you that Elijah has come, and they did to him how much they wanted, just as it
is written [about] him.
| But it came to pass
after these words [it was] [about] the eighth day, and taking Peter and John and
James he went up to the mountain to pray.
 And it
came to pass while he was praying the visible-form of his face [became] other
and his garments shone
 And behold two men were talking with him,
who were Moses and Elias,
 who having been seen in
glory they were discussing his exit, which he was [about] to be fulfilling in
 But Peter and those with him were
weighed down with sleep. But having kept awake they saw his glory and that of
the two men having stood with him.
 And it came to
pass while they were going away from him, Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is
good we are here, and let
us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elia, not
knowing what he says.
 But while he says these
[things a] cloud came to pass and over-shadowed them, and they were made afraid
when they entered the cloud.
 And [a] voice came to
pass out of the cloud saying: This is my chosen son, Be hearing him.
 And when the voice came to pass Jesus was found
alone. And they kept silent and reported in those days what they had seen to no
| Now from the seventh hour it became dark on all the land until the
 And around the ninth hour Jesus cried out with [a] great
voice saying: Eli Eli Lema Sabachthani? which is: My God my God why
have you forsaken me?
 And when some of those having stood there
heard they were saying that: This [one] cried out for Elijah.
straightway one of them having run and having taken [a] sponge filled
with vinegar and putting [it] around [a] reed gave him to drink.
 [But another having taken a spear pierced his side, and there came out
blood and water.]
 But Jesus again having cried out in [a] great
voice he gave up his spirit.
 And when the sixth hour came to pass, darkness
came on all the land until the ninth hour.
 And in the ninth hour
Jesus cried out with [a] loud voice: Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachtani, which
is being translated: My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
certain [ones] standing by who heard were saying: Behold he calls
 And someone having run, having filled [a] sponge [with] sour
wine, having put [it] on [a] staff, was giving it to drink, saying:
Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.
 But Jesus,
uttering [a] great cry, breathed out his last.
| And it was already [about] [the] sixth hour and darkness came to pass upon all
the land until [the] ninth hour
 of the sun being
eclipsed. And the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.
 And having cried out with [a] great cry Jesus said:
Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit. And saying this he breathed out his last.
| John 5
 Truly truly I say to you that the [one] hearing
my word and believing the [one] having sent me has eternal zoe-life, and does not come into
judgment, but is moved out of death into zoe-life.
 Truly truly I
say to you that [the] hour comes and now is when the dead will hear the cry of
the son of God and those having heard will zoe-live.
 For as the father has zoe-life
in himself, likewise also to the son he has given zoe-life to be having in himself.
 And he gave him authority to be doing judgment, because he is [a]
son of man.
 Be not marveling at this, that [the] hour comes
in which all those in the graves will hear his voice,
 and those having done good will come out to [the] resurrection of
zoe-life, [but] those having done [as a
[things] will come out to [the] resurrection of judgment.
 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.
| If I witness
concerning myself, my witness is not true.
is witness concerning me, and I know that the witness is true that he witnessed
 You sent to John, and he has
witnessed to the truth;
 but I do not receive
witness by man, but I say these [things] that you be saved.
 That [one] was the burning and shining lamp and you wanted to
rejoice for [hour] in his light.
 But 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.
 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 seen,
 and his word you
do not have abiding in you, because he whom that [one] has sent, in this [one]
do you not believe.
 You search the scriptures,
because you suppose in them to be having eternal zoe-life, and these are those witnessing concerning
 And you do not want to come to me in order that
you have zoe-life.
 I do not receive glory from men,
 but I
have known you that you do not have the agape-love of God in yourselves.
 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.
 How are you able to believe, receiving glory from
each other, and the glory of the only God you do not seek?
 Be not supposing that I will accuse you to the
father, the [one] accusing you is Moses, in whom you have hoped.
For if you were believing Moses, you would have believed me; for
concerning me did that [one] write.
 But if you do
not believe the writings of that [one], how will you believe in my words?
Jesus as the Good Shepherd
| Truly truly I say
to you, the [one] not coming in through the gate into the sheep-pen but coming
up from elsewhere, that [one] is [a] thief and [a] robber.
 But the [one] coming in through the gate is [the] shepherd of the
 The gatekeeper opens [the gate] to this [one],
and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out.
 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before
them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
 They will not follow [the voice belonging] to [a] stranger,
but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice
 Jesus told them this parable; but these [ones] did
not know what it was that he was speaking to them.
 So Jesus said again, Truly truly I say to you that
I am the gate of the sheep.
 All who came before me
are thieves and robbers. But the sheep have not heard them.
 I am the gate. If anyone enter through me, he will be saved, and he
will come in and will go out and will find pasture.
 The thief does not come except in order that he steal and
slaughter and destroy; I came in order that they
have zoe-life and have
 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
appoints his psyche-life
in behalf of the sheep.
 But the hired-hand also not
being shepherd, of whom the sheep are not his own, he sees the wolf coming and
leaves the sheep and flees—and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]—
 [he flees] because he is [a] hired-hand and the
sheep are not [a] concern to him.
 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine
 just as the father knows me, and I know
the father, and I lay down my psyche-life
in behalf of the sheep.
 And I have other sheep that
are not of this sheep-pen, and I must lead [these], and they will hear my voice,
and they will become one flock, one shepherd.
 Because of this the father agape-loves me, because I lay down my
psyche-life, in order that I again receive
 No one takes it from me, but I dedicate it
myself. I have authority to dedicate it, and I have authority to again receive
it; this commandment I received from my father.
The Festival of Dedication
| The Festival of
Dedication then came to pass in Jerusalem. It was winter,
 and Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon.
 So the Jews encircled him and were saying to him,
How long do you hold our psyche-lives [in
suspense]? If you are the Christ, tell us openly.
 Jesus answered them, I told you and you did not believe. The works
that I do in the name of my father, these witness concerning me,
but you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.
 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they
 and I give them zoe-life eternal, and they will not perish to eternity, and no one will
seize them from my hand.
 My father who has given
[them] to me is greater
than all, and no one is able to be seizing [them] from the hand of my father.
 I and my father are one [thing].
Lazarus Raised From the Dead
| So Jesus,
again being deeply moved in himself, comes to the tomb. Now it was [a] cave, and
[a] stone was lying upon it.
 Jesus says: Remove the
stone. Martha the sister of the [one] having died says to him: Lord, he stinks
already, for it is the fourth [day].
 Jesus says to
her: Did I not say to you that: If you believe, you will see the glory of God?
 So they removed the stone. Now Jesus lifted up his
eyes and said: Father, I thank you that you heard me.
 For I have known that you always hear me, but because of the crowd
standing around I spoke, in order that they believe that you have sent me.
 And having said these [things] he cried out with
[a] great voice: Lazarus! Come out!
 And the [one]
having been dead came out, his feet and hands having been bound with bandages,
and his face was bound with [a] handkerchief. Jesus says to them, Loose him and
let him be going.
| Now there were some Greeks going up in order that they
worship in the festival.
 So these came to Phillip
from Bethsaida of Galilee, and they were asking him saying: Lord, we want to see Jesus.
 Phillip comes and tells Andrew; Andrew comes—and
Phillip, and they tell Jesus.
 So Jesus answers them
saying: The hour is come that the son of man be glorified.
 Truly truly I say to you, unless [a] grain of wheat having fallen
into the earth die, it remains alone, but if it die, it bears much fruit.
 The [one] philia-loving his psyche-life will lose it, and the [one] hating
his psyche-life in this world will guard
it to zoe-life eternal.
 If anyone be serving me, he must be following me, and where
I am, there also will be the [one] serving me. If anyone be serving me, the
father will honor him.
 Now my psyche-life is troubled, and what should I say? Father,
save me from this hour? But because of this I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name. [a] voice therefore came from heaven:
I have glorified [it] and will again glorify [it].
 The crowd therefore having stood and having heard were saying:
Thunder came to pass, others were saying: [An] angel has spoken to him.
 Jesus answered and said: This voice did not come to
pass because of me but because [of you].
 Now is the
judgment of this world. Now will the ruler of this world be thrown out.
 And if I be lifted up from the earth, I will pull everyone to myself.
 But he was saying this signifying by what sort of
death he was [about] to be dying.
 The crowd therefore answered him: We heard from
the law that the Christ
abides to eternity, and how do you say that the son of man must be lifted up? Who is this son of man?
 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet [a] small time the light is with
you. Be walking while you have the light, in order that the darkness not
overtake you. And the [one] walking in the darkness does not know where he goes.
 While you have the light, be believing in the
light, in order that you may become sons of light. Jesus spoke these [things]
and having departed he was hidden from them.
| Pilate therefore
went in again into the Praetorium and called Jesus and said to him: Are you the
king of the Jews?
 Jesus answered: Do you say this
from yourself or did others tell you concerning me?
 Pilate answered: Am I [a] Jew? Your nation and chief-priests have
delivered you up to me. What did you do?
 Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world.
If my kingdom were of this world, my officers would have fought in order that I
not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here.
 Pilate therefore said to him: So are you [a] king?
Jesus answered: You say that I am king. I am born for this and am come into the
world for this, in order that I witness to the truth. All those being from the
truth hear my voice.
 Pilate says to him: What is