May 1, 2007
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
 understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.

by a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth
May 2007
Jesus' words are rendered in red.  The word "water" is highlighted in blue for your attention.

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Passages from the Four Gospels


Matthew 10

Mark 9

40 Whoever receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
41 The [one] receiving [a] prophet in the name of [a] prophet will receive [a] prophet's reward, and the [one] receiving [a] just [one] in the name of [a] just [one] will receive [a] just [one]'s reward.
42 And whoever gives only [a] glass of cold water to one of these little [ones] in the name of [a] disciple, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
38 John said to him: Teacher, we saw someone in your name casting out demons, who follows us not, and we forbid him, for he did not follow us.
39 But Jesus said: Be not forbidding him, for there is no one who does [a] power in my name and is able at once to speak evil of me;
For whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever give you [a] cup of water in [my] name, because you are of Christ, truly I say to you that he will not lose his reward.

The Passover

Mark 14

12 And on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when they were sacrificing the Passover, his disciples say to him: Where do you want that we having departed should prepare in order that you eat the Passover?
13 And he sends two of his disciples and saying to them: Be going into the city, and [a] man will meet you carrying [a] vessel of water; follow him.
And where he goes in, say to the house-master that: The teacher says: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?
And he will show you [a] great upper room furnished [and] ready, and there prepare for us.
16 And the disciples went out and came into the city and found just as he said to them, and they prepared the passover.

Jesus's Anointing

Luke 7

36 Now one of the Pharisees was asking him that he eat with him. And having entered into the house of the Pharisee he sat at table.
37 And behold there was in the city [a] certain sinner woman, and having known that he dined in the house of the Pharisee, having brought [an] alabaster flask of perfume
38 and having stood behind by his feet weeping, with the tears she began to rain upon his feet, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping [them] off, and was kissing his feet and anointing [them] with perfume.
39 Now when the Pharisee who invited him saw he said in himself saying: If this [one] was [a] prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman who handles him, that she is [a] sinner.
40 And answering Jesus said to him: Simon, I have something to say to you. But he [said]: Teacher, speak, tell.
41 There were two who owed something to [a] moneylender. The [one] owed five hundred denarii, the other fifty.
They not having [it] he gave them both grace. Who of them therefore will agape-love him more?
43 Answering, Simon said: I assume that to whom he gave the greater grace. So he said to him: You have answered rightly.
44 And having turned to the woman he said to Simon: Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, [and] water for me upon [my] feet is not given; but she with tears rained upon my feet and with her hair wiped them off.
You have not given me [a] kiss, but she from when I came in was not ceasing to be kissing my feet.
You have not anointed my head with oil, but she with perfume has anointed my feet,
for the sake of which, I say to you, her many sins are forgiven, because she agape-loved much. For to whom is forgiven little, agape-loves little.
48 So he said to her: Your sins are forgiven.
49 And those dining with him began to be saying among themselves: Who is this, who also forgives sins?
50 But he said to the woman: Your faith has saved you. Be going in peace.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16

19 But a certain man was rich, and he had put on purple garments and fine linen enjoying himself each day splendidly.
But a certain poor [man] by name Lazarus had been cast to his gate being covered with ulcerous sores.
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.
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.
And in Hades lifting up his eyes, being in torment, he sees Abraham from afar and Lazarus in his lap,
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.
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. 
But he said: I ask you therefore, Father, in order that you may sent him to my fathers house,
for I have five brothers, that he may warn them, that they also not come to this place of torment.
But Abraham says: They have Moses and the prophets, let him hear from them.
But he said: No, father Abraham, but if someone proceed from [the] dead to them: they would repent.
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.

Turning Water into Wine

John 2

1 And on the third day [a] wedding came to pass in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 And both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding.
3 And having lack of wine the mother of Jesus says to him: They do not have wine.
4 And Jesus says to her: What [concern is that] to me and to you, lady? My hour has not yet come.
5 His mother says to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do.
6 Now six stone water jars were standing there according to the purification rites of the Jews, each holding two or three measures.
7 Jesus says to them: Fill the water jars with water. And they filled them until full.
8 And he says to them: Now draw [some] and be bringing [it] to the headwaiter. So they brought [it].
9 Now as the headwaiter tasted the water that has become wine, and did not know from where it is, but the servants knew, those who have drawn the water, the headwaiter calls the bridegroom
10 and says to him: Every man first puts [out] the good wine, and when they are drunk [puts out] the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

Conversation with Nicodemus

John 3

1 Now there was [a] man out of the Pharisees, [the] name to him [was] Nicodemos, [a] ruler of the Jews.
2 This [one] came to him in [the] night and said to him: Rabbi, we know that you have come [a] teacher from God, for no one is able to be doing these signs that you are doing unless God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said to him: Truly truly I say to you, if someone not be begotten from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus says to him: How is [a] man able to be begotten being old? Is he able to enter into his mother's belly [a] second time and be begotten?
5 Jesus answered: Truly truly I say to you, if someone not be begotten out of water and spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is begotten out of the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten out of the spirit is spirit.
You should not marvel that I said to you, You must [all] be begotten from above.
The wind blows where it wants, and you do not know whence it is coming and where it is going, in this manner is everyone who has been begotten out of the spirit.

Conversation With a Samaritan Woman

John 4

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-livingwater.
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,
but whoever drinks from the water that I will give to him, he will notthirst 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.
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] prophet.
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 father.
You [people] worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews.
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].
God is spirit, and [his] worshipping [ones] must be worshipping in spirit and truth.
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 everything.
26 Jesus says to her: I am [he], the [one] speaking to you.

Teaching About the Spirit

                                                                                               John 7
37 Now in the last day of the festival Jesus stood and cried out saying: If anyone thirst, he must be coming to me and drinking.
The [one] believing in me, just as the scripture said:
Rivers of zoe-living water will flow from his belly.

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