THE CENTURION'S SERVANT
 As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him,
 and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in
 And he said to him, "I
will come and heal him."
But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come
under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to
one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my
slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
 When Jesus heard
him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to
you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
 I tell you, many will
come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
in the kingdom of heaven,
 while the sons of the
kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and
gnash their teeth."
And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go;
be it done for you as you have
believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.
After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he
a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the
point of death.
When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him
to come and heal his slave.
when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is
worthy to have you do this for him,
he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue."
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the
centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble
yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let
my servant be healed.
For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say
to one, `Go,' and he goes; and to another, `Come,' and he comes; and to
my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
When Jesus heard
this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that
followed him, "I tell you, not
even in Israel have I found such faith."
 And when those who had been sent returned
to the house, they found the slave well.
 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed
him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David."
When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to
them, "Do you believe that I am able to do
this?" They said to him,
 Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to
 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them,
"See that no one knows it."
 But they went away and spread his fame through all that
THE PARABLE OF THE
 "Hear then the
parable of the sower.
any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the
evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is
what was sown along the path.
 As for what was sown
on rocky ground, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives
it with joy;
yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when
tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately
he falls away.
 As for what was sown
among thorns, this
is he who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the delight in
riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and
understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and yields, in one case a
hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."
 And he said to them, "Do
you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the
 The sower sows the
 And these are the
along the path, where the word is sown; when
they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is
sown in them.
 And these in like
manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the
word, immediately receive it with joy;
 and they have no root
in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when
tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately
they fall away.
 And others are the
ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word,
 but the cares of the
world, and the delight in riches, and the desire
for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves
 But those that were
sown upon the good
soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit,
thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
 Now the parable is
this: The seed is the word of God.
 The ones along the
path are those who have heard; then the devil comes
and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe
and be saved.
 And the ones on the
rock are those who,
when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root,
they believe for a
while and in time of temptation fall away.
 And as for what fell
among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as
they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and
pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
 And as for that in
good soil, they are those who, hearing the word,
hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with
THE DAUGHTER OF
 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the flute
players, and the crowd making a tumult,
 he said, "Depart; for
the girl is not dead but sleeping."
And they laughed at him.
 But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in
and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
 And the report of this went through all that district.
 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's
house some who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher
 But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the
synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe."
 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James
and John the brother of James.
 When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,
he saw a tumult, and people weeping and wailing loudly.
 And when he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you make a tumult and weep? The
child is not dead but sleeping."
And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside, and took the
child's father and mother and those who were with him, and went in
where the child was.
 Taking her by the hand he said to her, "Tal'itha cu'mi"; which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
 And immediately the girl got up and walked (she was twelve
years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.
 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this,
and told them to give her something to eat.
 While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler's house
came and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any
 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be
And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him,
except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the
 And all were weeping and bewailing her;
but he said, "Do not weep; for
she is not dead but sleeping."
 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, "Child, arise."
 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he
directed that something should be given her to eat.
 And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no
one what had happened.
THE WITHERED FIG
 When the disciples saw it they marveled, saying, "How did
the fig tree wither at once?"
And Jesus answered them, "Truly,
I say to you, if you have faith and
never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree,
but even if you say to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the
sea,' it will be done.
 And whatever you ask
in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree
withered away to its roots.
 And Peter remembered and said to him, "Master, look! The
fig tree which you cursed has withered."
 And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be taken up and
cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that
what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
 Therefore I tell you,
whatever you ask in prayer, believe
that you have received it, and it will be yours.
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against
any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your
OF THE TWO SONS
 "What do you think? A
man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, `Son, go and work
in the vineyard today.'
 And he answered, `I
will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
 And he went to the
second and said the same; and he answered, `I go, sir,' but did not go.
 Which of the two did
the will of his father?" They said, "The first."
Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say
to you, the tax collectors and the
harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe
him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when
you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
FALSE CHRISTS AND
 Then if any one says
to you, `Lo, here is the Christ!' or `There he is!' do not believe it.
 For false Christs and
false prophets will arise and show great signs
and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
 Lo, I have told you
 And then if any one
says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or `Look, there he is!' do not
 False Christs and
false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray,
if possible, the elect.
 But take heed; I have
told you all things beforehand.
ON THE COMING OF THE
SON OF MAN
 So, if they say to
you, `Lo, he is in the wilderness,' do
not go out; if they say, `Lo, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe
 For as the lightning
comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the
coming of the Son of man.
 Wherever the body is,
there the eagles will be gathered together.
 And they will say to
you, `Lo, there!' or `Lo, here!' Do not go, do not follow them.
 For as the lightning
flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the
Son of man be in his day.
 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him,
adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of
 Jesus said to him, "You
have said so. But I tell
you, hereafter you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of
Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven."
 But he was silent and made no answer. Again the high priest
"Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
And Jesus said, "I am; and you
will see the Son of man seated at the
right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."
 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people
gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him
away to their council, and they said,
 "If you are the Christ, tell us."
But he said to them, "If I tell
you, you will not believe;
 and if I ask you, you
will not answer.
 But from now on the
Son of man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
the Fourth Gospel
 Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom
is no guile!"
Nathan'a-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called
you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw
 Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God!
You are the King of Israel!"
Jesus answered him, "Because I
said to you, I saw you under the fig
tree, do you believe?
You shall see greater things than these."
And he said to him, "Truly,
truly, I say to you, you will see heaven
opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of
JESUS INSTRUCTS NICODEMUS
answered him, "Are you a teacher
of Israel, and yet you do not understand this?
 Truly, truly, I say
you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness
to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony.
 If I have told you
earthly things and you do not believe,
how can you believe if
I tell you heavenly things?
 No one has ascended
into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
 And as Moses lifted up
the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
 that whoever believes in him may have
 For God so loved the
world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not
perish but have eternal life.
 For God sent the Son
into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be
saved through him.
 He who believes in him is not
condemned; he who does not believe
condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the
Son of God.
 And this is the
judgment, that the light
has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil.
 For every one who
does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his
deeds should be exposed.
 But he who does what
is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds
have been wrought in God.
AND THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA
 Jesus said to
her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is
coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship
 You worship what you
do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
 But the hour is
coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will
worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to
 God is spirit, and
those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
 The woman said to
him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he
comes, he will show us all things."
 Jesus said to her, "I
who speak to you am he."
IN CANA OF GALILEE
 So he
came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the
water wine. And at Caper'na-um there was an official whose son was ill.
 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to
Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he
was at the point of death.
 Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you
will not believe."
 The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child
 Jesus said to him, "Go;
your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke
to him and went his way.
 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him
that his son was living.
 So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they
said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son
will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household.
 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had
come from Judea to Galilee.
AND ETERNAL LIFE
 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who
hears my word and believes
who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into
judgment, but has passed from death to life.
SPEAKS TO THE JEWS
 And the Father who sent me has himself
borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have
 and you do not have
his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has sent.
 You search the
scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and
it is they that bear witness to me;
 yet you refuse to come
to me that you may have life.
 I do not receive
glory from men.
 But I know that you
have not the love of God within you.
 I have come in my
Father's name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own
name, him you will receive.
 How can you believe, who receive glory
from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only
 Do not think that I
shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom
you set your hope.
 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of
 But if you do not believe his writings, how
will you believe my
JESUS SPEAKS TO THE
 Jesus answered
them, "This is the work of God,
that you believe in him
whom he has sent."
 So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may
see, and believe you? What work do you perform?
 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is
written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
Jesus then said to them, "Truly,
truly, I say to you, it was not Moses
who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread
 For the bread of God
is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world."
 They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
Jesus said to them, "I am the
bread of life; he who comes to me shall
not hunger, and he who believes
in me shall never thirst.
 But I said to you
that you have seen me and yet do not believe.
 All that the Father
gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out.
 For I have come down
from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me;
 and this is the will
of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of
all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
 For this is the will
of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in
him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at
the last day."
 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am the
bread which came down from heaven."
They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and
mother we know? How does he now say, `I have come down from heaven'?"
 Jesus answered them, "Do
not murmur among yourselves.
 No one can come to me
unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the
 It is written in the
prophets, `And they shall all be taught by God.'
Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.
 Not that any one has
seen the Father except him who is from God; he has seen the Father.
truly, I say to you, he who believes
has eternal life.
JESUS SPEAKS TO DISCIPLES
 Many of his disciples, when they heard
it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said
to them, "Do you take offense at
 Then what if you were to see the Son
of man ascending where he was before?
 It is the spirit that gives life, the
flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit
 But there are some of
you that do not believe."
For Jesus knew from the
first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would
And he said, "This is why I told
you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."
After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about
THE LIVING WATER
 On the last day of
the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me
 He who believes in me, as the
scripture has said, `Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living
Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were
to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was
not yet glorified.
ON LIFTING UP THE SON OF
 Then said the Jews,
"Will he kill himself, since he says, `Where I am going, you cannot come'?"
 He said to them, "You are from below, I am from above;
you are of this world, I am not of this world.
 I told you that you would die in your
sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he."
 They said to him,
"Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Even
what I have told you from the beginning.
 I have much to say
about you and much to judge; but he who sent me is
true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him."
 They did not understand that he spoke
to them of the Father.
So Jesus said, "When you have
lifted up the Son of man, then you will
know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak
thus as the Father taught me.
 And he who sent me is with me; he has
not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him."
 As he spoke thus,
many believed in him.
WORDS TO THOSE WHO HAD
BELIEVED IN HIM
 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would
love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own
accord, but he sent me.
 Why do you not understand what I say?
It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
 You are of your father
the devil, and your will is to do your father's
desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do
with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he
speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of
 But, because I tell the truth, you do
not believe me.
 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I
tell the truth, why do you not believe
 He who is of God hears the words of
God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God."
THE MAN BORN BLIND
 We know that God has
spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes
 The man answered,
"Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he
opened my eyes.
 We know that God does
not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does
his will, God listens to him.
 Never since the world
began has it been heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born
 If this man were not
from God, he could do nothing."
 They answered him,
"You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?" And they cast him
 Jesus heard that they
had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of man?"
 He answered, "And who
is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"
 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who
speaks to you."
 He said, "Lord, I believe"; and he
Jesus said, "For judgment I came
into this world, that those who do not
see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
 Some of the Pharisees
near him heard this, and they said to him, "Are we also blind?"
 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no
guilt; but now that you say, `We see,' your guilt remains.
THE CONTROVERSY IN
 It was the feast of
the Dedication at Jerusalem;
 it was winter, and
Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.
So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep
us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do
in my Father's name, they bear witness to me;
 but you do not believe, because you do not
belong to my sheep.
 My sheep hear my voice, and I know
them, and they follow me;
 and I give them eternal life, and they
shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
 My Father, who has given them to me, is
greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's
 I and the Father are one."
 The Jews took up
stones again to stone him.
 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from
the Father; for which of these do you stone me?"
The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we stone you but
for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God."
 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, `I
said, you are gods'?
 If he called them gods to whom the word
of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),
 do you say of him whom
the Father consecrated and sent into the world,
`You are blaspheming,' because I said, `I am the Son of God'?
 If I am not doing the works of my
Father, then do not believe
 but if I do them, even
though you do not believe
me, believe the works,
that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in
 Again they tried to
arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
THE RAISING OF LAZARUS
 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Laz'arus.
 So when he heard that he was ill, he stayed two days longer in the
place where he was.
 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go into Judea again."
 The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to
stone you, and are you going there again?"
Jesus answered, "Are there not
twelve hours in the day? If any one
walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of
 But if any one walks in the
night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."
 Thus he spoke, and then he said to them, "Our friend Laz'arus has fallen asleep,
but I go to awake him out of sleep."
 The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will
 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant
taking rest in sleep.
 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Laz'arus
 and for your sake I am glad
that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to
 Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us
also go, that we may die with him."
 Now when Jesus came, he found that Laz'arus had already been in
the tomb four days.
 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off,
 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them
concerning their brother.
 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him,
while Mary sat in the house.
 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother
would not have died.
 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give
 Jesus said to her, "Your
brother will rise again."
 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the
resurrection at the last day."
 Jesus said to her, "I am the
resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he
die, yet shall he live,
 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never
die. Do you believe
 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ,
the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."
 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary,
saying quietly, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."
 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him.
 Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still in the
place where Martha had met him.
When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary
rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was
going to the tomb to weep there.
 Then Mary, when she
came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him,
"Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also
weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled;
 and he said, "Where have you
laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see."
 Jesus wept.
 So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the
blind man have kept this man from dying?"
 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave,
and a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, "Take away the stone."
Martha, the sister of the dead man,
said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been
dead four days."
 Jesus said to her, "Did I
not tell you that if you would believe
you would see the glory of God?"
 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and
said, "Father, I thank thee that
thou hast heard me.
 I knew that thou
hearest me always, but I have said this on account of
the people standing by, that they may believe that thou didst send
 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Laz'arus, come out."
The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his
face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him
BELIEVE IN THE LIGHT
 The crowd answered him, "We have heard from the law that
the Christ remains for ever. How can you say that the Son of man must
be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?"
 Jesus said to
them, "The light is with you for
a little longer. Walk while you have
the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness
does not know where he goes.
 While you have the light, believe in
the light, that you may become sons of light." When Jesus
had said this, he departed and hid himself from them.
 Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they did not
believe in him;
 it was that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be
fulfilled: "Lord, who has believed our report,
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
 Therefore they could not believe. For Isaiah again said,
 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart,
lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their heart,
and turn for me to heal them."
 Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke of him.
Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear
of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out
of the synagogue:
 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
 And Jesus cried out and said, "He
who believes in me, believes not in me but in him
who sent me.
 And he who sees me sees him
who sent me.
 I have come as light into the
world, that whoever believes
in me may not remain in darkness.
 If any one hears my
sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
 He who rejects me and does
not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be
his judge on the last day.
For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has
himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak.
BEFORE IT TAKES PLACE
 When he had washed
their feet, and taken his garments, and
resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to
 You call me Teacher and Lord; and you
are right, for so I am.
 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have
washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
 For I have given you an example, that
you also should do as I have done to you.
 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant
is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he
who sent him.
 If you know these things, blessed are
you if you do them.
 I am not speaking of
you all; I know whom I have chosen; it is that the
scripture may be fulfilled, `He who ate my bread has lifted his heel
 I tell you this now, before it takes
place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.
 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who
receives any one whom I send receives me; and he who receives me
receives him who sent me."
LET NOT YOUR HEARTS BE
 "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.
 In my Father's house are many rooms; if
it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for
 And when I go and prepare a place for
you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you
may be also.
 And you know the way where I am going."
 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know
where you are going; how can we know the way?"
Jesus said to him, "I am the way,
and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.
 If you had known me, you would have
known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him."
Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be
Jesus said to him, "Have I been
with you so long, and yet you do not
know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you
say, `Show us the Father'?
 Do you not believe that I
am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do
not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his
me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of
the works themselves.
 "Truly, truly, I say
to you, he who believes
in me will also do the
works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go
to the Father.
 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do
it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
 if you ask anything in my name, I will
 "If you love me, you will keep my
 And I will pray the Father, and he
will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
 even the Spirit of
truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it
neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you,
and will be in you.
 "I will not leave you desolate; I will
come to you.
 Yet a little while, and the world will
see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live
 In that day you will know that I am in
my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
 He who has my
commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and
he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and
manifest myself to him."
Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, how is it that you will
manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?"
Jesus answered him, "If a man
loves me, he will keep my word, and my
Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with
 He who does not love me does not keep
my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who
 "These things I have spoken to you,
while I am still with you.
 But the Counselor, the
Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my
name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all
that I have said to you.
 Peace I leave with you; my
peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not
your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
 You heard me say to
you, `I go away, and I will come to you.' If you
loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the
Father is greater than I.
 And now I have told you before it takes
place, so that when it does take place, you may believe.
 I will no longer talk much with you,
for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me;
 but I do as the Father has commanded
me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go
 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it
is to your advantage
that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to
you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
 And when he comes, he will convince the
world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
 concerning righteousness, because I go
to the Father, and you will see me no more;
 concerning judgment, because the ruler
of this world is judged.
SPEAKING IN FIGURES
 "I have said this to you in figures;
the hour is coming
when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of
 In that day you will ask in my name;
and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;
 for the Father himself loves you,
because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the
 I came from the Father and have come
into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father."
 His disciples said,
"Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure!
 Now we know that you
know all things, and need none to question you; by this we believe that
you came from God."
 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
 The hour is coming,
indeed it has come, when you will be scattered,
every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for
the Father is with me.
 I have said this to you, that
in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of
good cheer, I have overcome the world."
THEY HAVE BELIEVED
 "I have manifested thy name to the men
whom thou gavest me
out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they
have kept thy word.
 Now they know that everything that
thou hast given me is from thee;
 for I have given them
the words which thou gavest me, and they have
received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have
believed that thou didst send me.
 I am praying for them; I am not praying
for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are
 all mine are thine, and thine are mine,
and I am glorified in them.
THE PRAYER FOR UNITY
 "I do not pray for these only, but also
for those who believe
in me through their word,
 that they may all be
one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me.
 The glory which thou hast given me I
have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that
the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as
thou hast loved me.
THE CONVINCING OF THOMAS
 Eight days later, his
disciples were again in the house,
and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood
among them, and said, "Peace be
 Then he
said to Thomas, "Put your finger
here, and see my hands; and put out
your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but
 Thomas answered him,
"My Lord and my God!"
 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have
seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."
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