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|Not peace but a sword||*||*|
|My yoke is light||*|
|The scribes and the Pharisees||*|
|Being born again||*|
|God is the father of Jesus||*|
|The bread of life||*|
|Jesus teaching in the temple||*|
|The light of the world||*|
|The good shepherd||*|
|The hour is come||*|
|The true vine||*|
|Matthew 10.26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 10.27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 10.28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 10.29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 10.30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 10.31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 10.32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 10.33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.||Luke 12.1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 12.2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 12.3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. 12.4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 12.5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. 12.6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 12.7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 12.8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 12.9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 12.10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 12.11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12.12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. 12.13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 12.14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 12.15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.|
Not peace but a sword
|Matthew 10.34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 10.35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 10.36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 10.37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 10.38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 10.39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 10.40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 10.41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 10.42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.||12.51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 12.52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 12.53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.|
My yoke is light
11.20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
11.21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
11.22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
11.23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
11.24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
11.25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 11.26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 11.27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 11.28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 11.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 11.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The scribes and the Pharisees
|Matthew 23.1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 23.2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 23.3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 23.4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 23.5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 23.6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 23.7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 23.8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 23.9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 23.10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 23.11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 23.12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 23.13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 23.14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 23.15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 23.16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 23.17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 23.18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 23.19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 23.20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 23.21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 23.22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. 23.23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 23.24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 23.25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 23.26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 23.27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 23.28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 23.29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 23.30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 23.31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 23.32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 23.33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 23.34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 23.35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.|
Being born again
John 3.1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
3.2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3.3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
3.4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 3.5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 3.6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 3.7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 3.8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
3.9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 3.10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 3.11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 3.12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 3.13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 3.14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 3.15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 3.16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 3.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 3.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 3.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 3.21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
God is the father of Jesus
John 5.16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
5.17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
5.18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
5.19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 5.20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 5.21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 5.22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 5.23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 5.24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 5.25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 5.26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 5.27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 5.28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 5.29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
5.30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. 5.31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 5.32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. 5.33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 5.34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 5.35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 5.36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 5.37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. 5.38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. 5.39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 5.40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 5.41 I receive not honour from men. 5.42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 5.43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 5.44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 5.45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 5.46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 5.47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
The bread of life
John 6.22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
6.23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:)
6.24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
6.25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 6.26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 6.27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
6.28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 6.29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 6.30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? 6.31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 6.32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 6.33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
6.34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 6.35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 6.36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 6.37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 6.38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 6.39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 6.40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6.41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 6.42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? 6.43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 6.44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 6.45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 6.46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 6.47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 6.48 I am that bread of life. 6.49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 6.50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 6.51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
6.52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 6.53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 6.54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 6.55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 6.56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 6.57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 6.58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
6.59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 6.60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 6.61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 6.62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 6.63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 6.64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 6.65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 6.66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
6.67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 6.68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 6.69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 6.70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 6.71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
Jesus teaching in the temple
John 7.1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7.2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7.3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
7.4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
7.5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
7.6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
7.7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
7.8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
7.9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
7.10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 7.11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 7.12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. 7.13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. 7.14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 7.15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 7.16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 7.17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 7.18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 7.25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? 7.26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 7.27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
7.28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 7.29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me. 7.30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 7.31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done? 7.32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him. 7.33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me. 7.34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. 7.35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? 7.36 What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come? 7.37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 7.38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 7.39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
7.40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. 7.41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? 7.42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? 7.43 So there was a division among the people because of him. 7.44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. 7.45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? 7.46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. 7.47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? 7.48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? 7.49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. 7.50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) 7.51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? 7.52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. 7.53 And every man went unto his own house.
The light of the world
John 8.12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
8.13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
8.14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
8.15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
8.16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
8.17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
8.18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
8.19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. 8.20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
8.21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. 8.22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. 8.23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 8.24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 8.25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. 8.26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. 8.27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
8.28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 8.29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 8.30 As he spake these words, many believed on him. 8.31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 8.32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 8.33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 8.34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 8.35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 8.36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 8.37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 8.38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 8.39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 8.40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 8.41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 8.42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 8.43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 8.44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 8.45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 8.46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 8.47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
8.48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 8.49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. 8.50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 8.51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. 8.52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 8.53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? 8.54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: 8.55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. 8.56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 8.57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 8.58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 8.59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
The good shepherd
|John 10.1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 10.2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 10.3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 10.4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 10.5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 10.6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 10.7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 10.8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 10.9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10.10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 10.11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 10.12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 10.13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 10.14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 10.15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 10.16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 10.17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 10.18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. 10.19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. 10.20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? 10.21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?|
The hour is come
John 12.1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
12.2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
12.9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
12.10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
12.11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
John 12.20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 12.21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 12.22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
12.23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 12.24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 12.25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 12.26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
12.27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 12.28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 12.29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. 12.30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
12.31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 12.32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 12.33 This he said, signifying what death he should die. 12.34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 12.35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 12.36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
12.37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 12.38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 12.39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 12.40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 12.41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. 12.42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 12.43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 12.44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 12.45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. 12.46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 12.47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 12.48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 12.49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 12.50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
The true vine
John 13.31 Therefore, when he [Judas] was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
13.32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
13.33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
13.34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 13.35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. 14.1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 14.2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 14.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 14.4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
14.5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 14.6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 14.7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
14.8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 14.9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 14.10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 14.11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 14.12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 14.13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14.14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 14.15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
14.16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 14.17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 14.18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 14.19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 14.20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 14.21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
14.22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 14.23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 14.24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. 14.25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 14.26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 14.27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 14.28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 14.29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 14.30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 14.31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
15.1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 15.2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 15.3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 15.4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 15.5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 15.6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 15.7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 15.8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 15.9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 15.10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 15.11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
15.12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 15.13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 15.14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15.15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 15.16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 15.17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. 15.18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 15.19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 15.20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 15.21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 15.22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 15.23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 15.24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 15.25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 15.26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
15.27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. 16.1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 16.2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 16.3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 16.4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 16.5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 16.6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 16.7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 16.8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 16.9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 16.10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 16.11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 16.12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 16.13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 16.14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 16.15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 16.16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
16.17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 16.18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. 16.19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 16.20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 16.21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 16.22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 16.23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 16.24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 16.25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 16.26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 16.27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 16.28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
16.29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 16.30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. 16.31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 16.32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 16.33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 17.1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 17.2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 17.3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 17.4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 17.5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 17.6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 17.7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 17.8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 17.9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 17.10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 17.11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 17.12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. 17.13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 17.14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17.15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 17.16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17.17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 17.18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 17.19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 17.20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 17.21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 17.22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 17.23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 17.24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 17.25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 17.26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
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