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830 Mary anointeth Christ's feet. ST. JOHN. Christ rideth into Jerusalem.

48 If we let him thus alone, all men 9 Much people of the Jews therefore will believe on him : and the Romans knew that he was there: and they came, shall come, and take away both our place not for Jesus' sake only, but that they and nation.

might see Lazarus also, whom he had 49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, | raised from the dead. being the high priest that same year, said 10 | But the chief priests consulted that unto them, Ye know nothing at all, they might put Lazarus also to death;

50 Nor consider that it is expedient for 11 Because that by reason of him many us, that one man should die for the peo- of the Jews went away, and believed oo ple, and that the whole nation perish not. Jesus.

51 And this spake he not of himself: but 12 JOn the next day, much people that being high priest that year, he prophesied were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus should die for that nation; that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

52 And not for that nation only, but 13 Took branches of palm-trees, and that also he should gather together in one went forth to meet him, and cried, Hothe children of God that were scattered sanna; Blessed is the King of Israel that abroad.

cometh in the name of the Lord. 53 Then from that day forth they took 14 And Jesus, when he had found a counsel together for to put him to death. || young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

54 Jesus therefore walked no more 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion : behold, openly among the Jews; but went thence thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. unto a country near to the wilderness, 16 These things understood not his into a city called Ephraim, and there disciples at the first : but when Jesus was continued with his disciples.

glorified, then remembered they that 55 || And the Jews passover was nigh at these things were written of him, and that hand : and many went out of the coun- they had done these things unto him. try up to Jerusalem before the passover, 17 The people therefore that was with to purify themselves.

him when he called Lazarus out of his 56 Then sought they for Jesus, and grave, and raised him from the dead, spake among themselves, as they stood in bare record. the teinple, What think ye, that he will 18 For this cause the people also met not come to the feast?

him, for that they heard that he had 57 Now both the chief priests and the done this miracle. Pharisees had given a commandment,that, 19 The Pharisees therefore said among if any man knew where he were, he should themselves, Perceiveyehowye prevail no shew it, that they might take him. thing? behold, the world is gone after him. CHAP. XII.

20 f And there were certain Greeks 1 Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet. among them, that came up to worship at

12 He rideth into Jerusalem. the feast. THEN Jesus, six days before the pass- 21 The same came therefore to Philip,

which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and dearus was which had been dead, whom sired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. he raised from the dead.

22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: 2 There they made him a supper; and and again, Andrew and Philip tell Jesus Martha served: but Lazarus was one of 23 | And Jesus answered them, saying, them that sat at the table with him. The hour is come, that the Son of man

3 Then took Mary a pound of oint- should be glorified. mentof spikenard, very costly, and anoint- 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Exed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet cept a corn of wheat fall into the ground with her hair: and the house was filled and die, it abileth alone : but if it die, it with the odour of the ointment.

bringeth forth much fruit. 4. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; Icariot, Simon's son, which should be- and he that hateth his life in this world, tray him,

shall keep it unto'life eternal. 5 Why was not this ointment sold for 26 If any man serve me, let him follow three hundred pence, and given to the me; and where I am, there shall also my

servant be: if any man serve me, lim 6 This he said, not that he cared for will my Father honour. the poor; but because he was a thief, 27 Now is my soul troubled ; and what and had the bag, and bare what was put shall I say? Father, save me from this therein.

hour : but for this cause came I unto 7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone : a- this hour. gainst the day of my burying hath she 28 Father, glorify thy name. Then kept this.

came there a voice from heaven, saying. 8 For the poor always ye have with I have both glorified it, and will glorii vou ; but mc ve hare not always.

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Christ foretelleth his death. CHAP. XII. He washeth his disciples feet. 131

29 The people therefore that stood same shall judge him in the last day. , by, and heard it, said that it thundered. 49 For I have not spoken of myself ; Others said, An angel spake to him. but the Father which sent me, he gave 30 Jesus answered and said, This voice

me a commandment, what I should say, came not because of me, but for your sakes. | and what I should speak.

31 Now is the judgment of this world: 50 And I know that his commandment now shall the prince of this world be cast is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak out.

therefore, even as the Father said unto 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the me, so I speak. earth, will draw all men unto me.

CHAP. XIII. 33 (This he said, signifying what death 1 Jesus washeth his disciples feet, and he should die.)

exhorteth them to humility and chari34 The people answered him, We have ty: 36 He forewarneth Peter of his heard out of the law that Christ abideth denial. for ever: and how sayest thon, The Son

the feast of passover, Son of man?

come that he should depart out of this 35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a world unto the Father, having loved his little while is the light with you. Walk own which were in the world, he loved while ye have the light, lest darkness them unto the end. come upon you : for he that walketh in 2. And supper being ended (the devil darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. having now put into the heart of Judas

36 While ye have light, believe in the Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him ;) light, that ye may be the children of :3 Jesus knowing that the Father had light. These things spake Jesus, and given all things into his hands, and that departed, and did hide himself from he was come from God, and went to them.

God; 37 | But though he had done so many 4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside miracles before them, yet they believed his garments ; and took a towel, and not on him:

girded himseit. 38 That the saying of Esaias the proph- 5 After that, he poureth water into a et might be fulfilled, which he spake, bason, and began to wash the disciples Lord, who hath believed our report ? | feet, and to wipe them with the towel. and to whom hath the arm of the Lord wherewith he was girded. been revealed ?

6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter : 39 Therefore they could not believe, and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thoi because that Esajas said again,

wash my feet? 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, hardened their heart; that they should | What I do thou knowest not now; but not see with their eyes, nor understand thou shalt know hereafier. with their heart, and be converted, and 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt I should heal them.

never wash iny feet. Jesus answered 41 These things said Esaias, when he him, IF I washi thee not, thou hast no sa w his glory, and spake of him. part with me.

42 { Nevertheless, among the chief 9 Simon Peter saith unto lim, Lord, rulers also many believed on him; but be- not my feet only, but also my hands and! cause of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of 10 Jesus saith to him, Ile that is wash the synagogue :

ed necdeth not save to wash ins feet, but 43 For they loved the praise of men is clean every whit: ani ye are clean, more than the praise of Goxl.

but not all. 44 f Jesus cried, anrl saidi, He that be- 11 For liekrew whoshould betrayniin, lieveth on me, believeth not on me, but therefore said he, le are not all clean. on him that sent me:

12 So after he had washed their feet, 45 And he that seeth me, seeth him and had taken his gurinents, and was se thout sent me:

down again, he said unto them, Know 46 I am come a light into the world, ye what I have done to you? that whosoever believeth on me should 13 Ye call :me Master, and Lori: and hot abicle in darkness.

ye say well; for so I am. 47. And if any man hear my words, 14 'If I then, your Lord and Master. and believe not, I judge him not: for I have washed your feet; ye also ough“... came not to judge the world, but to save wash one another's feet. the world.

15 For I have given you an emanple. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth i that ye should do as I have done to . not my words, hatta one that judgeth 16 Verily, verily, I say un'n ou,

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332 The betraying of Christ foreiold. ST. JOHN. Christ comfortelh lis discifales. neither he that is sent greater than he 37 Peter said unto him, Lord, wby that sent himn.

cannot I follow thee now? I will lay 17 If ye know these things, happy are down my life for thy sake. ye if ye do them.

38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay 18 | I speak not of you all; I know down thy life for my sake? Verily, veri whom I have chosen : but that the scrip- ly, I say unto thee, The cock shall no ture may be fulfilled, He that eateth crow, till thou hast denied me thrice. bread with me, hath lifted up his heel a

CHAP. XIV. gainst me.

i Christ comforteth his disciples ; 6 faro19 Now I tell you before it come, that fesseth himself the way, the truth, and when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He L Et not your heart be troubled: se

believe in God, believe also in me. that receiveth whomsoever I send, re

In my Father's house are many manceiveth me; and he that receiveth me, sions: if it were not 80, I would have told receiveih him that sent me.

you. I go to prepare a place for you 21 When Jesus had thus said, he was 3 And if I go and prepare a place for troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, you, I will come again and receive you Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one unto myself; that where I am, there ye of you shall betray me.

may be also. 22 Then the disciples looked one on 4 And whither I go ye know, and the another, doubting of whom he spake.

way ye know. 23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, ve bosom, one of his disciples, whom Jesus know not whither thou goest'; and lov loved.

can we know the way 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, him, that he should ask who it should be and the truth, and the life: no man comof whom he spake.

eth unto the Father, but by me. 25 He then lying on Jesus' breast, saith 7 If ye had known me, ye should have unto lim, Lord, who is it!

known my Father also: and from hence26 Jesus answered, He it is to whom forth ye know him, and have seen him. I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew And when he had dipped the sop, he gave us the Father, and it sufficeth us. it to Judas Iscariot, ihe son of Simon. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so

27 And after the sop Satan entered long time with you, and yet hast thou into him. Then said Jesus unto him, not known me, Pirilip ? he that hati That tliou doest, do quickly.

seen me, hath seen the Father; and how 28 Now no man at the table knew for sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? what intent he spake this unto him. 10 Believest thou not that I am in the

29 For some of them thought, because Father, and the Father in me? the Judlas had the bag, that Jesus had said words that I speak unto you, I speak no. unto him, Buy those things that we have of myself: but the Father that dwelle: need of against the feast ; or, that he in me, he doeth the works. should give something to the poor.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, 30 He then having received the sop, and the Father in me: or else beliere went immediately out: and it was night. me for the very work's sake.

319 Therefore when he was gone out, 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glori- that believeth on me, the works that I fied, and God is glorified in him.

do shall he do also; and greater works 32 If God be glorified in hiin, God than these shall he do; because I go uitshall also glorify him in hiinself, and shall

to my Father. straighway glorify him.

13 And wilatsoever ye shall ask in my 33 Little children, yet a little while I name, that will I do, that the Father am with you. Ye shall seek me: and, as may be glorified in the Son. I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my cannot come; so now I say to you. name. I will do it.

3+ A new commandment I give unto 15 q If ye love me, keep my commandyou, That ye love one another; as I have ments. loreil you, that ye also love one another. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he

öj By this liall all men know that ye shall give you another Comforter, that are my disciples, if ye have love one to he may abide with you for ever; another.

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom 36 | Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, the world cannot receive, because it whither goest thou ? Jesus answered him, seeth him sot, neither knowcth him: Whither I go, thou canst not follow me


ye know him ; for he dwciloth wii 20w; but thou shalt follow me afterward. l' you, and shall be in you.


The Comforter promised. CHAP. xv. Christ's love to his members. 833 18 I will not leave you comfortless : I He that abideth in me, and I in him, the will come to you.

same bringeth forth much fruit : for 19 Yet a little while, and the world without me ye can do nothing. seeth me no more ; but ye see me : be- 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast cause I live, ye shall live also.

forth as a branch, and is withered : and 20 At that day ye shall know that I am men gather them, and cast them into the in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. fire, and they are burned.

21 He that hath my commandments, 7 If ye abide in me, and my words aand keepeth them, he it is that loveth bide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, me: and he that loveth me, shall be lov- and it shall be done unto you. ed of my Father, and I will love him, 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that and will manifest myself to him.

ye bear much fruit ; so shall ye be my 22 Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot,) disciples. Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest 9 As the Father hath loved me, so thyself unto us, and not unto the world ? have I loved you : continue ye in my love.

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye If a man love me, he will keep my words: shall abide in my love ; even as I have and my Father will love him, and we kept my Father's commandments, and will come unto him, and make our abode | abide in his love. with him.

11 These things have I spoken unto 24 He that loveth me not, keepeth not you, that my joy might remain in you, my sayings: and the word which ye hear and that your joy might be full. is not mine, but the Father's which sent 12 This is my commandment, That ye

love one arother, as I have loved you. 25 These things have I spoken unto 13 Greater love hath no man than this, you, being yet present with you.

that a man lay down his life for his friends. 26 But the Comforter, which is the 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatHoly Ghost, whom the Father will send soever I command you. in my name, he shall teach you all things, 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; and bring all things to your remembrance, for the servant knoweth not what his whatsoever I have said unto you. lord doeth: but I have called you friends;

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace for all things that I have heard of my I give unto you : not as the world giveth, Father, I have made known unto you. give I unto you. Let not your heart be 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have troubled, neither let it be afraid.

chosen you, and ordained you, that ye 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, should go and bring forth fruit, and that I go away, and come again unto you. If your fruit should remain : that whatsoye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I ever ye shall ask of the Father in my said, I go unto the Father : for my Fa- | name, he may give it you. ther is greater than I.

17 These things I command you, that 29 And now I have told you before it ye love one another. come to pass, that when it is come to 18 If the world hate you, ye know that pass, ye might believe.

it hated me before it hated you.. 30 Hereafter I will not talk much with 19 If ye were of the world, the world you: for the prince of this world cometh, I would love his own : but because ye are and hath nothing in me.

not of the world, but I have chosen you 31 But that the world may know that out of the world, therefore the world hatI love the Father ; and as the Father eth you. gave me commandment, even so I do. 20 Remember the word that I said unArise, let us go hence.

to you, The servant is not greater than CHAP. XV.

his lord. If they have persecuted me, they The mutual love between Christ and his will also persecute you : if they have kept

members, under the parable of the vine. my saying, they will keep yours also. I the husbandman. AM the true vine, and my Father is 21 But all these things will they do

unto you for my name's sake, because 2 Every branch in me that beareth | they know not hím that sent me. not fruit, he taketh away ; and every 22 If I had not come and spoken unto branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, them, they had not had sin : but now that it may bring forth more fruit. they have no cloak for theirs in. 3 Now ye are clean through the word 23 He that hateth me, hateth my

Fawhich I have spoken unto you.

ther also. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the 24 If I had not done among them the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except works which none other man did, they it abide in the vine: no more can ye, ex- had not had sin : but now have they both cept ye abide in me.

seen, and hated both me and my Father. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches : 25 But this cometh 10 pass, that the word 834 Christ comforteth his disciplcs, ST. the promise of the Holy Ghosi. might be fulfilled that is written in their || and ye shall see me : and, Because I go law, They hated me without a cause. to the Father ?

26 But when the Comforter is come, 18 They said therefore, What is this whoin I will send unto you from the Fa- that he saith, A little while ? we cannot ther, even the Spirit of truth, which tell what he saith. proceedeth from the Father, he shall 19 Now Jesus knew that they were testify of me.

desirous to ask him, and said unto them, 27 And ye also shall bear witness, be- Do ye inquire among yourselves of that cause ye have been with me froin the I said, A little while, and ye shall not beginning

see me: and again, a little while, and ye CHAP, XVI.

shall see me? Christ comforteth his disciples against 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that

tribulation, by the promise of the Holy | ye shall weep and lament, but the world Ghost.

shall rejoice : and ye shall be sorrowful, THERE things ha vet se oifen teto. you, but your sorrow shall be turned into

2 They shall put you out of the syna- 21 A woman when she is in trarail gogues: yea, the time cometh, that who- | hath sorrow, because her hour is come : soever killeth you, will think that he do- || but as soon as she is delivered of the eth God service.

child, she remembereth no more the 3 And these things will they do unto | anguish, for joy that a man is born into you, because they have not known the the world. Father, nor me.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: 4 But these things have I told you, but I will see you again, and your heart that when the time shall come, ye may shall rejoice, and your joy no saan taketh remember that I told you of them. And from you. these things I said not unto you at the 23 And in that day ye shall ask me beginning, because I was with you. nothing: Verily, verily, I say unto you,

Š But now I go my way to hiin that. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in sent me, and none of you asketh me, my name, he will give it you. Whither goest thou ?

*24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in 6 But because I have said these things my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that unto you, sorrow hath filled

your joy may be full. ? Nevertheless, I tell you the truth : 25 These things have I spoken unto It is expedient for you that I go away : you in proverbs : but the time cometh for if I go not away, the Comforter will when I shall no more speak unto you in not come unto you ; but if I depart, I proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of will send him unto you.

the Father. 8 And when he is come, he will re- 26 At that day ye shall ask in my prove the world of sin, and of righteous name: and I say not unto you, that I ness, and of judgment :

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the Father for you : 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

27' For the Father himself loveth you, 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my because ye have loved me, and have beFather, and ye see me no more ;

lieved that I came out from God. 11 Of judgment, because the prince of 28 I came forth from the Father, and this world is judged.

am come into the world : again, I lease 12 I have yet many things to say unto the world, and go to the Father. to you, but ye cannot bear them now. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo,

13 Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of now speakest thou plainly, and speakest truth is come, he will guide you into all no proverb. truth: for he shall not speak of himself; 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall all things, and needest not that any man he speak : and he will shew you things should ask thee: by this we believe that to come.

thou camest forth from God. 14 He shall glorify me ; for he shall re- 31 Jesus answered thein, Do ye now ceive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. believe?

15 All things that the Father hath are 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is mine: therefore said I, that be shall take now come, that ye shall be scattered of mine, and shall shew it unto you. every man to his own, and shall leave

16 A little while, and ye shall not see me alone : and yet I am not alone, beme : and again, a little while, and ye cause the Father is with me. shall see me, because I go to the Father. 33 These things I have spoken unto

17 Then said some of his disciples a- you, that in me ye might have peace mong themselves, What is this that he In the world ye shall have tribulation, saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall but be of good cheer: I have overcome not see me : and again, a little while, ll the world.

your heart.

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