|On Zoe Life
|From the Synoptic Gospels
|The Temptation of Jesus
| Then Jesus was led
into the wilderness by the spirit to be tested by the devil.
 And having fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards
 And the [one] testing him having come, he
said to him: If you are [the] son of God, speak in order that these stones
 But answering he said: It is written:
Not on bread alone does man zoe-live, but [also] on every word proceeding out of
the mouth of God.
 Then the devil takes him to the holy city, and
placed him on the pinnacle of the temple.
 And he says
to him: If you are [the] son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written that:
He will command his angels concerning you
And in their hands
they will carry you
Lest you dash your foot against [a] stone.
 Jesus said to him: Again it is written:
You will not test [the] Lord your God.
 Again the devil takes him to [a] very high
mountain, and shows to him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,
 and says to him: All these I will give to you if,
having fallen [down], you will worship me.
Jesus says to him: Be departing, Satan, for it is written:
You will worship [the] Lord your God and to him only will you serve.
 Then the devil left him, and behold angels came
and served him.
| Now Jesus full of
[the] Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan, and was led in the spirit in the
 being tested forty days by the devil. And
he ate nothing in those days, and upon completing them he was hungry.
 Now the devil says to him: If you are [the] son of
God, tell this stone to become bread.
 And Jesus
answered him: It is written that:
Not upon bread alone will man zoe-live
But upon every word of God.
 And bringing him up he showed him all the kingdoms
of the inhabited-world in [an] instant of time.
the devil said to him: To you will I give all this authority and their glory,
because to me have they been given over and to whom I wish to give it.
 You therefore, if you worship before me, all will be
 And Jesus answering said to him: It is
You will worship [the] Lord your God
And him only will you
 But he brought him to Jerusalem and stood him upon
the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him: If you are [the] son of God, throw
yourself down from there,
 For it is written that:
He has commanded his angels to protect you.
 And that:
Upon [their] hands they will bear you
Lest you dash your foot
upon [a] stone.
 And Jesus answering said to him that: It is
You will not test [the] Lord your God.
 And having completed every test the devil
withdrew from him until [an] opportune-time.
| Enter in through the narrow
gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road leading to destruction, and
many are those entering through it.
 And confined is
the way leading to zoe-life, and few are those finding it.
Better to Enter into Zoe-Life
| In that hour the
disciples came to Jesus saying: Who then is greater in the kingdom of the
 And when he called [a] child he stood him in
 and said: Truly I say to you, unless you
turn and become as the child, you will not enter into the kingdom of the
 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this
child, this is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens.
 And whoever receives [one] such child in my name receives me.
 but whoever causes one of these little [ones] believing in me to
stumble, it is better for him that [a] millstone be hung around his
neck and he be sunk in the depths of the sea.
 Woe to the world
because of those causing stumbling. It is necessary for stumbling to
come, nevertheless woe to the man through whom comes the stumbling.
But if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and
throw [it] from you. It is better for you to enter into zoe-life
crippled or deformed than having two hands or two feet to be thrown
into the eternal fire.
 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it
out and throw [it] from you. It is better for you to enter into zoe-life one-eyed than having two eyes to be thrown
into the Gehenna of fire.
 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.
 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;
whoever is not against us is for us.
 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.
 And whoever should stumble one of these little
[ones]believing, it is good to him rather to wear [a] donkey's millstone around
his neck and be cast into the sea.
 And if your hand
stumble you, cut it off; It is good [that] deformed you enter into zoe-life than having your two hands
depart into Gehenna, into
the inextinguishable fire,
 where their worm does
not die and the fire does not extinguish.
 And if
your foot stumble you, cut it off, It is good [that] you enter into zoe-life crippled than having your two feet be thrown
into Gehenna into the inextinguishable
 where their worms not die and the fire does not
 And if your eye stumble you, cast it
out, for it is good [that] one-eyed you enter into the kingdom of God than
having two eyes be thrown into Gehenna,
 where their worm does not die and the fire does not
 For all will be salted in fire.
 The salt is good. But if the salt become saltless, with what will
you season it? Be having in yourselves salt and be having peace with one
| And behold [one] having come to him said: Good teacher, What good
[thing] should I do in order that I have eternal zoe-life?
 So he
said to him: Why do you ask me concerning the good? [Only] one is
good. But if you wish to enter into zoe-life, be keeping the
 He says to him: Which? So Jesus said:
Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,
 Honor father and mother, and agape-love your
neighbor as yourself.
 The young man says to him:
All these have I kept.
What do I yet lack?
 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 me.
 But when the young man heard this statement he went away troubled,
for he was having many possessions.
 But Jesus said to his disciples: Truly I say to
you that the rich hardly
enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
 But again I
say to you it is easier for [a] camel to go through the eye of [a] needle than
for [the] rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
 When the disciples heard [this] they were exceedingly amazed saying:
Who then is able to be saved?
 But looking at [them]
Jesus said to them: With man this is impossible, but with God everything is
 Then Peter answering said to him: Behold
we have forsaken all and have followed you, what then will be to us?
 And Jesus said to him: Truly I say to you that you
the [ones] following me, in the renewal, when the son of man sits on the throne
of his glory, you yourselves shall also sit upon twelve thrones judging the
twelve tribes of Israel.
 And everyone who forsakes
houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or land because of
my name, will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal
 But many [who are] first will be last and last first.
| And when he went out into the road, [one] having run up and having
knelt before him asked him, Good teacher, what should I do in order
that I may inherit eternal zoe-life ?
 But Jesus said to him: Why do
you call me good? No one [is] good except one—God.
 You know
the commandments: Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal,
do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and
 But he said to him: Teacher, these [things] have I observed
 But Jesus having fixed his gaze on him agape-loved
him and said to him: One [thing] you lack. Be going, whatever you have
sell and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and
Come! Be following me.
 But having been appalled upon this word, he
departed being deeply pained, for he was having many possessions.
 And having looked [about], Jesus says to his disciples: How
difficultly will those having possessions enter into the kingdom of
 But his disciples were being amazed at his words. But Jesus
again answering says to them: Children, How difficult it is for those
trusting upon possessions to enter into the kingdom of God.
 It is
easier for [a] camel to go through the eye of the needle than for the
rich to enter into the kingdom of God.
 But they were being
exceedingly amazed saying among themselves: And who is able to be
 Having fixed his gaze on them Jesus says: With man [it is]
impossible, but not with God, for everything is possible with God.
Peter began to be saying to him: Behold we have left everything and
have followed you.
[29 Jesus said: Truly I say to you, there is no one
who has left houses or brothers or sisters or mothers or fathers or
wives or children or fields because of me and because of the good-news,
 who does not receive hundredfold now in this time houses and
brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields with
persecutions, and in the coming age eternal zoe-life.
 But many first
will be last, and the last first.
| And one of the
rulers asked him saying: Good teacher, what having done will I inherit
 But Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good?
No one is good except one—God.
 You know the commandments: Do
not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not falsely
witness, be honoring your father and mother
But he said, All these
[things] I have kept since youth.
But Jesus answering said to him: Yet one [thing] you lack. Sell all as
much as you have and distribute [it] to the poor, and you will have
treasure in the heavens, and Come! Be following me.
 But when he heard these [things]
he was become deeply pained, for he was greatly rich.
 But seeing him
Jesus said: How difficultly those having possessions enter into the
kingdom of God.
 For it is easier for [a] camel to enter through [a]
needle hole than [for] the rich to enter into the kingdom of God.
But those who heard said: And who is able to be delivered?
 But he
said: the [things] impossible with men are possible with God.
Peter said: Behold having left our own [things] we have followed you.
 So he said to them: Truly I say to you that there is no one who left
houses or wives or brothers or parents or children because of the
kingdom of God
 who would not receive much more in this
opportune-time and in the eternity in the coming eternal zoe-life.
Marriage and the Resurrection
| In that day the Sadducees came to him, who say [there] is no
resurrection, and they questioned him
 saying: Teacher, Moses said:
If anyone die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife
and raise up seed to his brother.
 Now there were beside him seven
brothers. And the first who married came to his end, and not having
seed left his wife to his brother.
 Likewise also the second and the
third until the seventh.
 Last of all the wife died.
 In the
resurrection therefore whose of the seven is the wife? For all had her.
 But answering Jesus said to them: You are misled, not knowing the
scriptures nor the power of God.
 For in the resurrection they
neither marry nor are given in marriage,
[31 but are as the angels in
heaven. But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read
the [thing] spoken to you from God saying:
 I am the God of Abraham
and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead
but of the zoe-living.
 And hearing this the crowds were astounded
at his teaching.
| And Saducees
come to him, who say there is no resurrection, and asked him saying:
 Teacher, Moses wrote to us that:
If any brother die, and leave behind [a] wife and not leave
children, that his brother should take the wife and raise up seed to his
 There were seven brothers. And the first took
[a] wife, and when he died he did not leave seed.
 And the second took her and died not having left seed; and the third
 And the seven did not leave seed. Last of
all the wife also died.
 In the resurrection, whose will the wife be? For
the seven had her [as] wife.
 Jesus said to them: Not because of this are you deceived, not
knowing the scriptures nor the power of God?
 For when they are
resurrected from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in
marriage, but are as angels in the heavens.
 Now concerning the dead
that they arise, have you not read in the scroll of Moses at the bush
how the Lord spoke to him saying:
I am the God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob?
 He is not God of the dead but of the
zoe-living. You are
| Now some of the
Saducees having come, who oppose [that there] is [a] resurrection, asked him
 saying: Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If any brother
die having [a] wife, and this [man] be childless, that his brother take the
woman and raise up seed to his brother.
 Now there
were seven brothers, and the first taking [a] wife died childless.
And the second,
 and the third took
her, but likewise even the seven did not leave [a] child and they died.
 And finally the woman died.
 Therefore in the resurrection, of which of them will the woman
become wife? For the seven had her wife.
 And Jesus said to them: The sons of this age
marry and are given in marriage,
 but those
considered worthy to attain that age and the resurrection of the dead neither
marry nor are given in marriage.
 For neither are
they still able to die, for they are like angels, and they are sons of God being
sons of the resurrection,
 because the dead are
raised, and Moses revealed [it] at the bush, as he says:
The Lord, the God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob;
 But he is not God of the dead, but of
the zoe-living, for all
live in him.
 So some of the scribes answering him
said: Teacher, you spoke well.
 For no longer
daring, no one questioned him.
| But when the son of man comes in his glory and all
his angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his glory.
And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will
separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the
 And he will place the sheep on his right,
but the goats on his left.
 Then the king will say
to those on his right: Come you blessed of my father, Inherit the kingdom
prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 For I hungered and you gave me to eat, I thirsted and you gave me to
drink, I was [a] stranger and you gathered me,
 naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, in
prison and you came to me.
Then the just will
answer him saying: Lord, when did we see you hungry and we fed you, or thirsty
and we gave you to drink?
 And when did we see you
[a] stranger and we gathered you, or naked and we fed you?
 And when did we see you sick or in prison and we came to you?
 And answering the king will say to them: Truly I
say to you, inasmuch as you did [it] to one of the least of these my brothers,
you did it to me.
 And then will he say to those on his left: Be
departing from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and
 For I hungered and you did not give me
to eat, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink,
 I was [a] stranger and you did not gather me, naked and you did not
clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not look after me.
 Then they also answered saying: Lord, when did we see you hungering
or thirsting or [a] stranger or naked or sick or in prison and we did not serve
 Then he will answer them saying: Truly I say
to you, inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, neither did you
do it to me.
 And these will go into eternal
punishment, but the just into eternal zoe-life.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
| And behold [a] certain lawyer stood up testing him saying: Having
done what will I inherit eternal zoe-life?
 But he said to him:
What is written in the law? How do you read [it]?
 So answering he
said: You will agape-love the Lord your God in your whole heart and in
your whole psyche-life and in your whole strength and in your whole
mind, and your neighbor as yourself.
 So he said to him: You have
answered correctly. Do this and you will zoe-live.
 But he wishing
to justify himself said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor?
 Replying Jesus said: A certain man came down from Jerusalem to
Jericho and fell among thieves, who stripped him and having laid blows
they departed leaving him half dead.
 Now by chance [a] certain
priest came down in that road, and seeing him passed by on the opposite
 And likewise also [a] Levite having come by the place and
seeing him passed by on the other side.
 Now [a] certain Samaritan
journeying came by him and seeing [him] had compassion,
 and having
come to him bound his wounds, pouring upon [them] olive oil and wine,
and having put him on his own beast brought him to [an] inn and cared
 And upon the morrow having taken out two denarii he gave
[them] to the inn keeper and said: Care for him, and whatever you spend
in addition I when I return will repay you.
 Who of these three seems
to you to have become neighbor of the [one] having fallen among the
 So he said: The [one] having done mercy to him. Jesus said
to him: Be going and you be doing likewise.
The Parable of the Rich Landowner
| But one out of the crowd said to him: Teacher, tell my brother to
divide with me the inheritance.
 But he said to him: Man, who
appointed me judge or divider over you?
 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.
 So he
spoke to them [a] parable saying: [a] certain rich man's life yielded
 And he was reasoning in himself saying: What will I do, for I
do not have anywhere I may gather my fruit?
 And he said: This will I
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],
 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.
 But God said to him: Fool, this night your psyche-life is demanded back from you. But what you have
gathered, for whom will
 Thus is the [one] gathering for himself
and not being rich to God.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
| But I say to you, a certain man was having two sons.
 And the
younger of them said to the father: Father, give to me the portion of
the wealth falling to me. So he divided to them the living.
after not many days having gathered everything the younger son
journeyed to [a] far country, and there he squandered his wealth
 So when he spent all [a] severe famine came to
pass against that country, and he began to be in need.
 And having
gone he joined to one of the citizens of that country and he sent him
into his fields to be grazing the pigs.
 And he was desiring to fill
his belly with pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving
[anything] to him.
 But coming to himself he said: How many servants
of my father have abundance of bread, but I am perishing here in [a]
 Having arisen I will go to my father and will say to him:
Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,
 no longer am I
worthy to be called your son, make me as one [of your] hired-hands.
And having arisen he came to his own father. But while he was being
distant afar his father saw him and had compassion, and having run fell
upon his neck and kissed him.
 But the son said to him: Father, I
have sinned against heaven and before you,
 But the father said to
his slaves: Swiftly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and give
[a] ring for his hand and sandals for his feet,
 and be bringing the
fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten let us make merry.
 For this
my son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found. And he began
to be making merry.
 Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came he drew nigh
to the house, he heard music and dance,
 and calling upon one of the
servants he inquired what this might be.
 But he said to him that his
brother has arrived, and your father killed the fatted calf, for he had
received him back sound.
 But he was enraged and did not want to
enter. So his father having come out called upon him.
 But answering
he said to the father: Behold so many years I am slaving to you and
never transgressed your commandment, and for me you have never given
[a] goat that I may make merry with my friends.
 But when this your
son who consumed your living with prostitutes came, you killed for him
the fatted calf.
 But he said to him: Child, you are always with me,
and all mine is yours.
 But it was necessary to make merry and
rejoice, for this your brother was dead and has returned to zoe-life, and was lost and is found.
| But a certain man
was rich, and he had put on purple garments and fine linen enjoying himself each
 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
 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
 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
 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
 But Abraham says: They have Moses and the
prophets, let him hear
 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.
The Coming of the Son of Man
 But he said to his disciples: The days will come when you will
lust to see one of the days of the son of man and you will not see.
And they will say to you: Behold [he is] there, behold here. Do not go
out nor pursue.
 For just as the lightning when it flashes shines
from that under heaven to that under heaven, thus will the son of man
in his day.
 But first it is necessary he suffer and be rejected by
 And just as it came to pass in the days of Noah,
thus will it be in the days of the son of man.
 They were eating,
were drinking, were marrying, were being given in marriage, until which
day Noah entered the ark, and the cataclysm came and all perished.
Likewise just as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They were eating,
were drinking, were buying, were selling, were planting, were building;
 but in the day Lot departed from Sodom, fire and brimstone rained
from heaven and all perished.
 According to such [things] will it be
in the day the son of man is revealed.
In that day, whoever will be on the roof and his property in the house,
let him not come down to take
it. And the [one] in the field likewise let him not return to
the [things] behind.
 Remember Lot's wife.
 But whoever seeks to save his psyche-life will lose it, and whoever loses
[it] will make it zoe-alive .
 I say to you, in this night two
will be in one bed—the one will be received, the other will be
 There will be two grinding together—the one will be
received, the other will be left.
 [There will be] two in [the] field—one will be received, and the other left
 And answering they say to
him: Where Lord? But he said to them: Where the body [is], there also
will the vultures be gathered.
|From the Fourth Gospel
Conversation with Nicodemus
| Now there was [a]
man out of the Pharisees, [the] name to him [was] Nicodemos, [a] ruler of the
 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.
 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.
 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?
 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.
 Nicodemos answered and said to him: How are these
[things] able to come to pass?
 Jesus answered and
said to him: You are the teacher of Israel and you do not know these [things]?
 Truly truly I say to you that what we have known we speak and what we
have seen we testify, and our testimony you [all] do not receive.
 If I told the earthly to you [all],
and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell the heavenly to
 And no one has gone up into heaven except the one having come
down out of heaven, the son of man.
 And just as Moses lifted up the
snake in the wilderness, in this manner it is necessary for the son
of man to be lifted up,
 so that everyone believing in him may be
having eternal zoe-life.
 For God thus agape-loved the world: so that he gave his
uniquely-begotten son, so
that everyone believing in him not perish but be having eternal zoe-life.
 For God did
not send his son into the world that he judge the world, but that the world be
saved through him.
 The [one] believing in him is
not judged, the [one] not believing [in him] has already been judged, because he
has not believed in the name of the uniquely-begotten son of God.
 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world and
men agape-loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were
 For everyone doing worthlessness hates the light and does not
come to the light, that his works not be rebuked.
 But the [one] doing the truth
comes to the light, so that his works be revealed that they have been wrought by
Further Testimony About Jesus by John the Baptist
| After these [things] Jesus and his disciples came into the Judean
land and he remained with them and was baptizing.
 Now John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was
much water there, and they were coming and were being baptized.
 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
 Now [a] controversy arose out of the disciples
of John with [the] Jews concerning purification.
 And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, [He] who was with you
on the other side of the Jordan, to whom you have begotten witness, Behold this [one] baptizes and all
come to him.
 John answered and said: [a] man is able to be receiving nothing
unless it have been given to him out of heaven.
 You yourselves bear
me witness that I said: I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent
before that [one].
 The [one] having the bride is the bridegroom. But
the friend of the bridegroom, the [one] who has stood and has heard
him, rejoices with joy because of the sound of the bridegroom. So my
joy has been fulfilled.
 He must be increasing, but I must be
 The [one] coming from above is over all; the
[one] being from the earth is out of the earth and speaks out of the earth. The
[one] being from heaven is over all.
 What he has
seen and heard, of this he testifies, and no one receives his testimony.
 The [one] having received his testimony has set his
seal [to this], that God is true.
 For [the one]
whom God sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the spirit by
 The father agape-loves the son, and has given everything into his
 The [one] believing in the son has eternal
zoe-life, but the [one] disobeying the
son will not see zoe-life, but the wrath
of God abides on him.
Conversation With a Samaritan Woman
| Now it
was necessary for him to be going through Samaria.
 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.
 Now the well of Jacob was there. So Jesus having
become weary from the journey was sitting by the well. It was [about] [the]
[A] woman from Samaria comes to draw water. Jesus says to her:
Give me [some] to drink.
 For his disciples had
departed into the city, that they buy food.
 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.)
 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
 She says to him: Lord, you have no bucket
and the well is deep; whence then do you get the zoe-living water?
 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?
 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 not thirst for
eternity, but the water that I will give to him will become in him [a] well of
water springing-up to
 The woman says to him: Lord, give me this water, that I not be
thirsting nor be coming here to be drawing [water].
 He says to her: Be going, call your husband and come here.
 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.
 The woman says to him: Lord, I perceive that you are [a] prophet.
 Our fathers worshipped in these mountains, and you [people] say
that in Jerusalem is the place where [one] must be worshipping.
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.
 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
 Jesus says to her: I am [he], the [one]
speaking to you.
| In the meanwhile
the disciples were asking
him saying: Rabbi, eat.
 But he said to them: I have
bread to eat that you do not know.
 So the disciples
were saying to one another: Did [someone] bring to him [something] to eat?
 Jesus says to
them: My food is that I do the will of the [one] having sent me and accomplish
 Are you not saying that there is yet four
months and [then] the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and
behold the fields that they are white already for [the] harvest.
Already the [one] harvesting receives wages and gathers fruit for
eternal zoe-life, so that the [one] sowing
and the [one] harvesting together rejoice.
 For in
this the word is true that one is the [one] sowing and another [is] the [one]
 I sent you to be harvesting what you
have not labored [for]; others have labored, and you have entered into their
Healing the Royal Official's Son
| So he came
again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water [into] wine. And there was [a]
certain king's officer whose son was sick in Capernaum.
 This [one] having heard that Jesus is come out of Judea to Galilee,
departed to him and asked that he come
down and heal his son, for he was [about] to be dying.
 So Jesus said to him: If you do not see [a] sign and [a] wonder, you
[people] would not believe!
 The king's officer says to him: Lord, come down
before my son dies.
 Jesus says to him: Be going,
your son zoe-lives. The man believed the
word that Jesus said to him, and he was going.
 Now already when he was going his slaves met him
saying that his child zoe-lives.
 So he inquired of them the hour in which he was
better; so they said to him that: Yesterday [the] seventh hour the fever left him.
 So the father knew that it [was] the hour in which
Jesus said to him: Your son zoe-lives, and
he believed [in] him and his whole house.
second sign Jesus again did coming out of Judea to Galilee.
Responding to Jewish Leaders
 And because of
this the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he did these [things] on the
 But he answered them: My father works
until now and I [also]
 So because of this the Jews were seeking
[even] more to kill [him], for he not only loosed the Sabbath, but he also was
saying God [is his] own father, making himself equal to God
 So Jesus was answering and was saying to them: Truly truly I say
to you, the son is not able to be doing anything from himself, except
what he may see the father doing. For what that [one] may do, these
[things] the son also likewise does.
 For the father philia-loves
the son and reveals everything to him which he does, and greater works
than these he reveals to him, that you marvel.
 For as the father
raises the dead and makes-zoe-alive, likewise also the son makes
zoe-alive whom he wishes.
 For the father judges no one, buthe has
given all judgment to the son,
 that all honor the son just as they
may honor the father.
The [one] not honoring the
son does not honor the father who sent
 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.
More Testimony About Jesus
| 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' Discourse About the Bread of Life
 And having found him on the other side of the sea they said to him,
Rabbi, when did you come [here]?
 Jesus answered
them and said: Truly truly I say to you, you seek me not because you see signs,
but because you ate of the bread and were filled.
 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 this [one].
 So they said to him: What should we be doing, in
order that we may be working the works of God?
 Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you
believe in whom that [one] has sent.
 So they said
to him: So, what sign do you work, in order that we may see and believe in you?
What do you work?
 Our fathers ate manna in the
wilderness, just as it is written,
He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
 So Jesus said to them: Truly truly I say to you,
Moses did not give you bread from heaven, but my father gives you the true bread
 For the bread of God is the [one]
coming down from heaven and giving zoe-life to the world.
 So they said to him: Lord, always give us this bread
 Jesus said to them: I am the bread of zoe-life; the [one] coming to me will not
hunger, and the [one] believing in me will not thirst ever.
But I said to you that you have seen me and do not believe.
 All that the father gives me will come to me, and
the [one] coming to me I will not cast out.
 For I am come down from heaven not in order that I do my will, but
the will of the [one] having sent me.
 This is the
will of the [one] having sent me, that of all he has given me I not lose [any] of it, but raise it up
in the last day.
 For this is the will of my father,
that everyone beholding the son and believing in him have zoe-life eternal, and I will raise him up in the last
 So the Jews were grumbling concerning him because he said: I am
the bread having come down from heaven,
 and they were saying: Is
this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How
does he now say that he is come down from heaven?
 Jesus answered and
said to them: Be not grumbling with each other.
 No one is able to
come to me except the father having sent me pull him, and I will raise
him up in the last day.
 It is written in the prophets,
And they will all be taught by God.
Everyone having heard the father and having learned [from him] comes toward
 Not that anyone has seen the father, except the
[one] being from God, this [one] has seen the father.
 Truly truly I say to you, the [one] believing has eternal zoe-life.
 I am the bread
 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
 This is the bread coming down from heaven, in order
that anyone who eat of it also not die.
 I am the
zoe-living bread having come down out of
heaven. If anyone eat of
this bread, he will zoe-live to eternity.
But the bread that I will give is my flesh in behalf of the zoe-life of the world.
 So the Jews were arguing with each other saying:
How is this [one] able to give to us his flesh to eat?
 So Jesus said to them: Truly truly I say to you: unless you eat the
flesh of the son of man and drink his blood you do not have zoe-life in yourselves.
 The [one] gnawing my flesh and drinking my blood has zoe-life
eternal, and I will raise him up in the last day.
 For my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.
The [one] gnawing my flesh and drinking my blood abides in me and
I in him.
 Just as the zoe-living
father sent me and I zoe-live through the father, also the [one]
gnawing me will zoe-live through me.
 This is the bread having come
down out of heaven, not just as the fathers ate and died. The [one]
gnawing this bread will zoe-live to eternity.
| This he said in [the]
synagogue teaching in Capernaum.
 So, many of the
disciples having heard him said: This word is hard, who is able to be hearing it?
Now Jesus having known in himself that his disciples grumble
concerning this, he said to them: Does this stumble you?
 What if you
beheld the son of man going up to where he was formerly?
 The spirit is the [one] making zoe-alive, the flesh profits
nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are
there are some among you who do not believe. For Jesus had known from the
beginning who are those not believing and who is the [one] who will deliver him
 And he was saying: Because of this I have said
to you that no one is able to come towards me except it has been given to him
from the father.
Teaching About the
| Now in the last
day of the festival Jesus stood and cried out saying: If anyone thirst, he
must be coming to me and
[one] believing in me, just as the scripture said:
Rivers of zoe-living water will flow from his belly.
 But he said this concerning the spirit that
those believing in him were [about] to be receiving. For the spirit was not yet,
because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Jesus as the Light of the World
| So, again Jesus spoke to them saying: I am the light of the world.
The [one] following me shall not walk in darkness, but will have the
light of zoe-life.
 So the Pharisees said to him: You witness
concerning yourself, your witness is not true.
 Jesus answered and
said to them: And if I witness concerning myself, my witness is true,
because I know from where I came and [to] where I depart. But you do
not know from where I come or [to] where I depart.
 You judge
according to the flesh, but I judge no one.
 But if I judge, my
judgment is true, because I am not alone, but [it is] I and the father
having sent me.
 And in your law it is written that the witness of
two men is true.
 I am the [one] witnessing concerning myself, and
the father having sent me witnesses concerning me.
 So they were
saying to him, Where is your father? Jesus answered: You know neither
me nor my father. If you had known me, you would have also known my
 These words he spoke in the treasury teaching in the temple.
And no one arrested him, because his hour was not yet come.
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 of strangers.
 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
 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 [it] exceedingly.
 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.
 [A] division again came to pass among the Jews
because of these words.
 And many among them were
saying, He has [a] demon and is insane; why do you hear him?
 Others were saying, These words are not [those] of [one]
demon-possessed. Is [a] demon able to open [the] eyes of [the] blind?
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].
 The Jews again took up stones in order that they
 Jesus answered them, Many good works I
showed you from my father; for what sort of work among them do you stone me?
 The Jews answered him, Concerning [a] good work we
do not stone you but concerning [God] slander, and because you being [a] man
make yourself God.
 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your
I said, You are gods?
he called them "gods", to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be
 Do you say of him, whom the father made
holy and sent into the world, that: You are slandering [God], because I said: I
am [the] son of God?
 If I am not doing the works of
my father, be not believing in me.
 But if I do
[them], and if you are not believing in me, [then] be believing in the works, in
order that you know and be knowing that the father [is] in me and I in the
 So they were again seeking to arrest him,
and he went out from their hand.
 And he departed again to the other side of the
Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and he abided there.
 And many came to him and were saying that John on
the one hand made no sign, but on the other everything as much as John said
concerning this [one] was true.
 And many believed
in him there.
| Now someone was being
sick, Lazarus from Bethany, from the town of Mariam and Martha her sister.
 Now it was Mariam the [one] having anointed the Lord
with perfume and having wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was
 So the sisters sent to Jesus saying: Lord,
behold, whom you philia-love is sick.
 Now Jesus
having heard said: This [one] being sick is not to death but for the glory of
God, in order that the son of God be glorified through it.
 And Jesus agape-loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
 So as he heard that he is sick, then indeed he abided in the place
where he was two days.
 Thereupon after this he says to the disciples:
Let us go to Judea again.
 The disciples say to him: Rabbi, now the
Jews were seeking to stone you, and you again go back there?
answered: Aren't there twelve hours in the day? If anyone walk in the
day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
But if he walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in
 He spoke these [things] and after this he says
to them: Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep. But I go in order that I may
 So the disciples said to him: Lord, if
he is fallen asleep, he will be saved.
 But Jesus
had spoken concerning his death. But those [ones] supposed that he speaks
concerning the sleep of slumber.
 So then Jesus said
to them bluntly: Lazarus has died,
 and I rejoice
for [of you], in order that you believe, because I was not there; but let us go
 So Thomas the [one] being called Didimus
said to the fellow-disciples: Let us also go in order that we may die with him.
 So, coming, Jesus found him already having four
days in the tomb.
 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem from [about] fifteen
 Now many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mariam, in order that
they console them concerning [their] brother.
Martha, as she heard that Jesus comes, met him; but Mariam was sitting in the
 So Martha said to Jesus: Lord, if you had
been here, my brother would not have died.
 And now
I know that as much as you ask God, God will give to you.
 Jesus says to her: Your brother will be resurrected.
Martha says to him: I know that he will be resurrected in the
resurrection in the last day.
 Jesus said to her: I
am the resurrection and the zoe-life. The [one] believing in me even if he die he
 and everyone zoe-living and
believing in me will not die to eternity. Do you believe this?
 She says to him: Yes Lord, I have believed that you
are the Christ, the son of God, the [one] coming into the world.
| 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.
Jesus' Final Public Words
| But Jesus cried
out and said: The [one] believing in me does not believe in me but [rather] in
the [one] having sent me,
 and the [one] beholding
me beholds the [one] having sent me.
 I am light
come into the world, in order that everyone believing in me not abide in
 And if anyone hear my words and not guard
[them], I do not judge him, for I came not in order that I judge the world, but
in order that I save the world.
 The [one] setting
me aside and not receiving my words has [one] judging him: the word that I
spoke—that will judge him in the last day.
I have not spoken from myself, but the [one] having sent me, [the] father
himself has given to me commandment what I should say and what I should speak.
 And I know that his commandment is eternal
zoe-life. What therefore I speak, just as
the father has spoken to me, thusly I speak.
Jesus' Parting Words to His Disciples
| Let not your1 heart be being troubled. Be believing in God and be
believing in me.
 In my father's house[hold] are many
dwelling-places. If [it were] not [so], I would have told you,
because I 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.
 And where I go you know the way.
 Thomas says to him: Lord, we do not know where you
are going. How do we know the way?
 Jesus says to him:
I am the way, the truth and the zoe-life; no one comes to the father except through me.
 If you have known me, you will also know my father. And from now [on] you know
him and have seen him.
 Phillip says to him: Lord, show us the father, and
it suffices us.
 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 father?
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.
 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.
 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.
 And whatever you
ask in my name, this will
I do, in order that the father be glorified in the son.
 If you ask anything [of] me in my name, I will do [it].
Teaching on the Holy Spirit
| If you
agape-love me, you will keep my commandments.
 And I
will ask the father and he
will give you another advocate, in order that he be with you to eternity—
 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.
 I will not
leave you orphans, I come
 Yet [a] little [while] and the world no
longer beholds me, but you behold me, because I zoe-live and you will zoe-live.
 In that day
you will know that I [am] in my father and you in me and I in you.
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.
 Judas says to him: not the Iscariot, Lord, and
what has happened that you are [about] to reveal yourself to us and not to the
 Jesus answered and said to him: If anyone
agape-loves me, he will keep my word, and my father will agape-love him, and we
will come to him, and we will make our dwelling-place with him.
[one] not agape-loving me does not keep to my words. And the word that you hear
is not mine but of the father having sent me.
 These [things] have I spoken while dwelling with
 But the advocate, the Holy Spirit, which the father will
send in my name, that [one] will teach you everything and will remind you of
everything which I spoke to you.
 Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, not just
as the world gives do I give to you. Let your
heart not be being troubled, neither let
it be being cowardly.
 You heard what I said to you:
I go, and come [back] to you. If you were agape-loving me, you would have
rejoiced that I go to the father, because the father is greater than I.
 And now have I told you before it comes to pass, in
order that when it comes to pass, you believe.
longer will I speak many [things] with you, for the ruler of the world comes and
he has nothing in me,
 but in order that the
world know that I agape-love the father, and just as the father commanded me,
thus I do. Be arising, let us be going from here.
Jesus Prays for the Father to Glorify Him
| Jesus spoke these [things], and having lifted up his eyes to heavens
he said: Father, the hour is come. Glorify your son, in order that the son
 Just as you gave to him authority over
all flesh, in order that all that you gave to him, he give to them eternal
 This is eternal zoe-life,
that they know you the only true God and whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
I glorified you upon the earth, having completed the work that you gave
me in order that I do [it];
 and now glorify me, father, in your
presence with the glory that I had in your presence
before the world was.