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Divers opinions of Christ. S. Joho. Pharisees offended, goa. as the scripture hath said, out or of the Pharisees believed on of his belly shall flow rivers of him? living water.

49 But this people, who 39 (But this spake he of the knoweth not the law, are Spirit, which they that believe cursed. on him, should receive; for the 50 Nicodemus saith unto Holy Ghost was not yet given; them, (he that came to Jesus because that Jesus was not yet by night, being one of them,) glorified.)

51 Doth our law judge any 40 q Many of the people, man before it hear him, and therefore, when they heard know what he doeth ? this saying, said, Of a truth 52 They answered, & said this is the Prophet.

unto him, Art thou also of Gal41 Others said, This is the ilee ? Search, & look; for out Christ. But some said, Shall of Galilee ariseth no prophet

. Christ come out of Galilee ? 53 And every man went

42 Hath not the scripture unto his own house. said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of

CHAP. VIII. the town of Beth-lehem, where 1 Christ delivereth the woman David was?

taken in adultery; 12 he 43 So there was a division

preacheth himself the light among the people because of of the world, and justifieth him.

his doctrine. 44 And some of them would JESUS went unto the mount have taken him; but no man

of Olives. laid hands on him.

2 And early in the morning 45 9 Then came the officers he came again into the temple, to the chief priests and Phari- and all the people came unto sees;

and they said unto them, him; and he sat down, and Why have ye not brought him? taught them.

46 The officers answered, 3 And the scribes and Phari. Neverman spake like this man. sees brought unto him a woman

47 Then answered thema taken in adultery; and, when the Pharisees, Are ye also de- they had set her in the midst

, ceived ?

4 They say unto him, Mas48 Have any of the rulers b ter, this woman was taken in

adultery, in the very act. a Then answered them, &c. Then

5 Now Moses in the law the Pharisees answered them.

b Have any of the rulers, &c. 48 & on this new teacher, then might you 49th verses. Look to your rulers and with propriety. 49th verse. But this the Pharisees whose example you people are so fickle and regardless of should follow; had you seen them the law, they are justly forsaken of forsake the law of Moses, and believe God and left under his curses

sayest thou ?

Christ the light Chap. viii.

of the world. commanded us, that such unto them, Though I bear reshould be stoned; but what cord of myself, yet my record

is true; for I know whence I 6 This they said, tempting came, and whither I go; but him, that they might have to ye cannot tell whence I come, accuse him. But Jesus stooped and whither I go. down, and with his finger wrote 15 Ye judge after the flesh; on the ground, as though he I judge no man. heard them not.

16 And yet if I judge, my 7. So when they continued judgment is true ; for I am not asking him, he lifted up him- alone, but I and the Father self, and said unto them, He that sent me. that is without sin among you,

17 It is also written in

your let him first cast a stone at her. law, that the testimony of two

8 And again he stooped men is true. down, and wrote on the ground. 18 I am one that bear wit

9 And they which heard it, ness of myself, and the Father being convicted by their own that sent me beareth witness conscience, went out one by of me. one, beginning at the eldest 19 Then said they unto him, even unto the last; and Jesus Where is thy Father ? Jesus was left alone, and the woman answered, Ye neither know me standing in the midst.

nor my Father; if ye had 10 When Jesus had lifted known me, ye should have up himself, and saw none but known my Father also. the woman, he said unto her, 20 These words spake Jesus Woman, where are those thine in the treasury, as he taught accusers ? hath no man con- in the temple; and no man demned thee?

laid hands on him; for his 11 She said, no man, Lord. hour was not yet come. And Jesus said unto her, Nei- 21 Then said Jesus again ther do I condemn thee; go, unto them, I go my way, and and sin no more.

ye shall seek


and shall die 12 4 Then spake Jesus in your sins; whither I go ye again unto them, saying, I am cannot come. the Light of the world; he 22 Then said the Jews, that followeth me shall not Will he kill himself? because walk in darkness, but shall he saith, Whither I go ye canhave the light of life.

not come. 13 The Pharisees, therefore, 2 And he said unto them, said unto him, Thou bearest Ye are from beneath ; I am record of thyself; thy record from above; ye are of this is not true.

world; I am not of this world. 14 Jesus answered, and said 24 I said, therefore, unte free, ye

Christ questioneth and S. John answereth the Jews, you, That

shall die in your

35 And the servant abideth sins;

for if ye believe not that I not in the house forever; but am he, ye shall die in your sins. the Son abideth ever.

25 Then said they unto him, 36 If the Son, therefore, Who art thou? And Jesus shall make you

shall saith unto them, Even the same be free indeed. that I said unto you from the 37 I know that ye are Abeginning.

braham's seed; but


seek to 26 I have many things to kill me, because my word hath say and to judge of you ; but no place in you. he that sent me is true; and I 38 I speak that which I speak to the world those things, have seen with my Father ; which I have heard of him. and ye do that which ye have 27 They understood not that

seen with

your father. he spake to them of the Father. 39 They answered, and said

28 Then said Jesus unto unto him, Abraham is our fathem, When

have lifted


ther. Jesus saith unto them, the Son of man, then shall ye If ye were Abraham's chilknow that I am he, and that I dren, ye would do the works do nothing of myself; but as of Abraham. my Father hath taught me, I 40 But now ye seek to kill speak these things.

me, a man that hath told you 29 And he that sent me is the truth, which I have heard with me; the Father hath not of God; this did not Abraham. Teft

for I do always 41 Ye do the deeds of your those things that please him.

father. Then said they to 30 As he spake these words him, We be not born of fornimany

believed on him. cation; we have one Father, 31 | Then said Jesus to even God. those Jews, which believed on 42 Jesus said unto them, If him, If ye continue in my word, God were your Father, ye then are yê my disciples indeed: would love me; for I proceed

32 And ye shall know the ed forth and came from God; truth, and the truth shall make neither came I of myself, but

he sent me. 33 1 They answered him, 43 Why do ye not underWe be Abraham's seed, and stand my'speecht even because were never in bondage to any ye cannot hear my

word. man; how sayest thou, Ye 44 Ye are of


father shall be made free?

the devil, and the lusts of your 34 Jesus answered them, father ye will do, he was a Verily, verily, I say unto you, murderer from the beginning, Whosoever committeth sin is and abode not in the truth, bethe servant of sin.

cause there is no truth in him.



you free.



who boasted

Chap. ix.

of Abraham. When he speaketh a lie, he 55 Yet ye have not known speaketh of his own ; for he is him; but I know him; and if a liar, and the father of it. I should say, I know him not,

45 And because I tell you I shall be a liar like unto the truth, ye believe me not. you; but I know him, and keep

46 Which of you convinceth his saying. me of sin ! And if I


the 56 Your father Abraham truth, why do ye not believe rejoiced to see my day; and me?

he saw it, and was glad. 47 He that is of God hear- 57 Then said the Jews unto eth God's words; ye, there- him, Thou art not yet fifty fore, hear them not, because years old, and hast thou seen ye are not of God.

Abraham ? 48 | Then answered the 58 Jesus said unto them, Jews, and said unto him, Say Verily, verily, I say unto you, we not well, that thou art a Before Abraham was,

I Samaritan, and hast a devil ? 59 Then took they up stones

49 Jesus answered, I have to cast at him ; but Jesus hid not a devil; but I honour my himself, and went out of the Father, and ye do dishonour temple, going through the

midst of them, and so passed 50 And I seek not mine own by. glory; there is one that seek

CHAP. IX. eth and judgeth.

1 He that was born blind is re. 51 Verily, verily, I say un- stored to sight: 13 he is to you,

If a man keep my say- brought to the Pharisees, 34 ing he shall never see death. They excommunicate him,

52 Then said the Jews unto 35 Christ receiveth him, and him, Now we know that thou he confesseth Christ. hast a devil. Abraham is Who they are whom Christ dead, and the prophets; and enlighteneth. thou sayest, If a man keep my

AND as Jesus passed by, saying, he shall never taste of he saw a man which was blind death.

from his birth. 53 Art thou greater than 2 And his disciples asked our father Abraham, which is him, saying, Master, who did dead ? and the prophets are sin, this man, or bis parents, dead; whom makest

thou thy- that he was born blind ? self?

3 Jesús answered, Neither 54 Jesus answered, If I hath this man sinned, nor his honour myself, my honour is parents : but that the works nothing; it is my Father that of God should be made manihonoureth

of whom
ye say,

fest in him. That he is


4 I must work the works of man did confess that he was

39 and do see.

A blind man

S. John. restored to sight : him that sent me, while it is 15 Then again the Phariday; the night cometh, when sees also asked him how he no man can work.

had received his sight. He 5 As long as I am in the said unto them, He put clay world, I am the light of the upon mine eyes, and I washed, world. 6 When he had thus spoken,

16 Therefore said some of he spat on the ground, and the . Pharisees, This man is made clay of the spittle, and he not of God, because he keepeth anointed the eyes of the blind not the sabbath-day. Others man with the clay,

saidh, How can a man that is a un And said unto him, Go, sinner do such miracles ? And wash in the pool of Siloam, there was a division among (which is by interpretation, them. Sent.) He went his


there- 17 They say unto the blind fore, and washed, and came man again, What sayest thou seeing

of him, that he hath opened 8 | The neighbours there. thine eyes? He said, He is a fore, and they which before had prophet. seen him that he was blind, 18 But the Jews did not besaid, Is not this he that sat lieve concerning him, that he and begged ?

had been blind, and received 9 Some said, This is he; his sight, until they called the others said, He is like him; parents of him that had rebut he said, I am he.

ceived his sight. 10 Therefore said they unto 19 And they asked them, him, How were thine eyes saying, Is this your son, who opened ?

ye say was born blind ? how 11 He answered and said, then doth he now see ? A man that is called Jesus

20 His parents answered made clay, and anointed mine them and said, We know that eyes, and said unto me, Go to this is our son, and that he was the pool of Siloam, and wash: born blind : and I went and washed, and I 21 But by what means he received sight.

now seeth, we know not; or 12 Then said they unto who hath opened his eyes, we him, Where is he? He said, I know not; he is of age;

ask know not.

him; he shall speak for him13 They brought to the self. Pharisees him that aforetime 22 These words spake his was blind.

parents, because they feared 14 And it was the sabbath the Jews; for the Jews had day when Jesus made the clay, agreed already, that if any and opened his eyes.

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