Bible: John 5:12-21:25

5:12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up your mat 1  and walk? 2  5:13 But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped out, since there was a crowd in that place.

5:14 After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “Look, you have become well. Don’t sin any more, 3  lest anything worse happen to you.” 5:15 The man went away and informed the Jewish leaders 4  that Jesus was the one who had made him well.

Responding to Jewish Leaders

5:16 Now because Jesus was doing these things 5  on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders 6  began persecuting 7  him. 5:17 So he 8  told 9  them, “My Father is working until now, and I too am working.” 10  5:18 For this reason the Jewish leaders 11  were trying even harder to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was also calling God his own Father, thus making himself equal with God.

5:19 So Jesus answered them, 12 I tell you the solemn truth, 13  the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, 14  but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father 15  does, the Son does likewise. 16  5:20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does, and will show him greater deeds than these, so that you will be amazed. 5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, 17  so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. 18  5:22 Furthermore, the Father does not judge 19  anyone, but has assigned 20  all judgment to the Son, 5:23 so that all people 21  will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

5:24I tell you the solemn truth, 22  the one who hears 23  my message 24  and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, 25  but has crossed over from death to life. 5:25 I tell you the solemn truth, 26  a time 27  is coming – and is now here – when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 5:26 For just as the Father has life in himself, thus he has granted the Son to have life in himself, 5:27 and he has granted the Son 28  authority to execute judgment, 29  because he is the Son of Man.

5:28Do not be amazed at this, because a time 30  is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 5:29 and will come out – the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation. 31  5:30 I can do nothing on my own initiative. 32  Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, 33  because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me. 34 

More Testimony About Jesus

5:31If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 5:32 There is another 35  who testifies about me, and I know the testimony he testifies about me is true. 5:33 You have sent to John, 36  and he has testified to the truth. 5:34 (I do not accept 37  human testimony, but I say this so that you may be saved.) 5:35 He was a lamp that was burning and shining, 38  and you wanted to rejoice greatly for a short time 39  in his light.

5:36But I have a testimony greater than that from John. For the deeds 40  that the Father has assigned me to complete – the deeds 41  I am now doing – testify about me that the Father has sent me. 5:37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified about me. You people 42  have never heard his voice nor seen his form at any time, 43  5:38 nor do you have his word residing in you, because you do not believe the one whom he sent. 5:39 You study the scriptures thoroughly 44  because you think in them you possess eternal life, 45  and it is these same scriptures 46  that testify about me, 5:40 but you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.

5:41I do not accept 47  praise 48  from people, 49  5:42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God 50  within you. 5:43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept 51  me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept 52  him. 5:44 How can you believe, if you accept praise 53  from one another and don’t seek the praise 54  that comes from the only God? 55 

5:45Do not suppose that I will accuse you before the Father. The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope. 56  5:46 If 57  you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me. 5:47 But if you do not believe what Moses 58  wrote, how will you believe my words?

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

6:1 After this 59  Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Sea of Tiberias). 60  6:2 A large crowd was following him because they were observing the miraculous signs he was performing on the sick. 6:3 So Jesus went on up the mountainside 61  and sat down there with his disciples. 6:4 (Now the Jewish feast of the Passover 62  was near.) 63  6:5 Then Jesus, when he looked up 64  and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, said to Philip, “Where can we buy bread so that these people may eat? 6:6 (Now Jesus 65  said this to test him, for he knew what he was going to do.) 66  6:7 Philip replied, 67 Two hundred silver coins worth 68  of bread would not be enough for them, for each one to get a little.” 6:8 One of Jesusdisciples, 69  Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 6:9 Here is a boy who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what good 70  are these for so many people?

6:10 Jesus said, “Have 71  the people sit down.” (Now there was a lot of grass in that place.) 72  So the men 73  sat down, about five thousand in number. 6:11 Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed the bread to those who were seated. He then did the same with the fish, 74  as much as they wanted. 6:12 When they were all satisfied, Jesus 75  said to his disciples, “Gather up the broken pieces that are left over, so that nothing is wasted.” 6:13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves 76  left over by the people who had eaten.

6:14 Now when the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus 77  performed, they began to say to one another, “This is certainly the Prophet 78  who is to come into the world.” 79  6:15 Then Jesus, because he knew they were going to come and seize him by force to make him king, withdrew again up the mountainside alone. 80 

Walking on Water

6:16 Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 81  6:17 got into a boat, and started to cross the lake 82  to Capernaum. 83  (It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.) 84  6:18 By now a strong wind was blowing and the sea was getting rough. 6:19 Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, 85  they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, 86  approaching the boat, and they were frightened. 6:20 But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” 6:21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat came to the land where they had been heading.

6:22 The next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the lake 87  realized that only one small boat 88  had been there, and that Jesus had not boarded 89  it with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 6:23 But some boats from Tiberias 90  came to shore 91  near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 92  6:24 So when the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats 93  and came to Capernaum 94  looking for Jesus.

Jesus’ Discourse About the Bread of Life

6:25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, 95  they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here? 96  6:26 Jesus replied, 97 I tell you the solemn truth, 98  you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate all the loaves of bread you wanted. 99  6:27 Do not work for the food that disappears, 100  but for the food that remains to eternal life – the food 101  which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him.” 102 

6:28 So then they said to him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds 103  God requires? 104  6:29 Jesus replied, 105 This is the deed 106  God requires 107  – to believe in the one whom he 108  sent.” 6:30 So they said to him, “Then what miraculous sign will you perform, so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 6:31 Our ancestors 109  ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ 110 

6:32 Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 111  it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven. 6:33 For the bread of God is the one who 112  comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 6:34 So they said to him, “Sir, 113  give us this bread all the time!

6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty. 114  6:36 But I told you 115  that you have seen me 116  and still do not believe. 6:37 Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away. 117  6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. 6:39 Now this is the will of the one who sent me – that I should not lose one person of every one he has given me, but raise them all up 118  at the last day. 6:40 For this is the will of my Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up 119  at the last day.” 120 

6:41 Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus 121  began complaining about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,” 6:42 and they said, “Isn’t this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven? 6:43 Jesus replied, 122 Do not complain about me to one another. 123  6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, 124  and I will raise him up at the last day. 6:45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ 125  Everyone who hears and learns from the Father 126  comes to me. 6:46 (Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God – he 127  has seen the Father.) 128  6:47 I tell you the solemn truth, 129  the one who believes 130  has eternal life. 131  6:48 I am the bread of life. 132  6:49 Your ancestors 133  ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 6:50 This 134  is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person 135  may eat from it and not die. 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread 136  that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

6:52 Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus 137  began to argue with one another, 138 How can this man 139  give us his flesh to eat? 6:53 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 140  unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, 141  you have no life 142  in yourselves. 6:54 The one who eats 143  my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 144  6:55 For my flesh is true 145  food, and my blood is true 146  drink. 6:56 The one who eats 147  my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me, and I in him. 148  6:57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes 149  me will live because of me. 6:58 This 150  is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread your ancestors 151  ate, but then later died. 152  The one who eats 153  this bread will live forever.”

Many Followers Depart

6:59 Jesus 154  said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue 155  in Capernaum. 156  6:60 Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, 157  said, “This is a difficult 158  saying! 159  Who can understand it? 160  6:61 When Jesus was aware 161  that his disciples were complaining 162  about this, he said to them, “Does this cause you to be offended? 163  6:62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending where he was before? 164  6:63 The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! 165  The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 166  6:64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus had already known from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 167  6:65 So Jesus added, 168 Because of this I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has allowed him to come.” 169 

Peter’s Confession

6:66 After this many of his disciples quit following him 170  and did not accompany him 171  any longer. 6:67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “You don’t want to go away too, do you? 172  6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. 6:69 We 173  have come to believe and to know 174  that you are the Holy One of God! 175  6:70 Jesus replied, 176 Didn’t I choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is the devil? 177  6:71 (Now he said this about Judas son of Simon Iscariot, 178  for Judas, 179  one of the twelve, was going to betray him.) 180 

The Feast of Tabernacles

7:1 After this 181  Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. 182  He 183  stayed out of Judea 184  because the Jewish leaders 185  wanted 186  to kill him. 7:2 Now the Jewish feast of Tabernacles 187  was near. 188  7:3 So Jesusbrothers 189  advised him, “Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing. 190  7:4 For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself 191  does anything in secret. 192  If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 7:5 (For not even his own brothers believed in him.) 193 

7:6 So Jesus replied, 194 My time 195  has not yet arrived, 196  but you are ready at any opportunity! 197  7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil. 7:8 You go up 198  to the feast yourselves. I am not going up to this feast 199  because my time 200  has not yet fully arrived.” 201  7:9 When he had said this, he remained in Galilee.

7:10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then Jesus 202  himself also went up, not openly but in secret. 7:11 So the Jewish leaders 203  were looking for him at the feast, asking, “Where is he? 204  7:12 There was 205  a lot of grumbling 206  about him among the crowds. 207  Some were saying, “He is a good man,” but others, “He deceives the common people.” 208  7:13 However, no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jewish leaders. 209 

Teaching in the Temple

7:14 When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts 210  and began to teach. 211  7:15 Then the Jewish leaders 212  were astonished 213  and said, “How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction? 214  7:16 So Jesus replied, 215 My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me. 216  7:17 If anyone wants to do God’s will, 217  he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority. 218  7:18 The person who speaks on his own authority 219  desires 220  to receive honor 221  for himself; the one who desires 222  the honor 223  of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, 224  and there is no unrighteousness in him. 7:19 Hasn’t Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps 225  the law! Why do you want 226  to kill me?

7:20 The crowd 227  answered, “You’re possessed by a demon! 228  Who is trying to kill you? 229  7:21 Jesus replied, 230 I performed one miracle 231  and you are all amazed. 232  7:22 However, because Moses gave you the practice of circumcision 233  (not that it came from Moses, but from the forefathers), you circumcise a male child 234  on the Sabbath. 7:23 But if a male child 235  is circumcised 236  on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken, 237  why are you angry with me because I made a man completely well 238  on the Sabbath? 7:24 Do not judge according to external appearance, 239  but judge with proper 240  judgment.”

Questions About Jesus’ Identity

7:25 Then some of the residents of Jerusalem 241  began to say, “Isn’t this the man 242  they are trying 243  to kill? 7:26 Yet here he is, speaking publicly, 244  and they are saying nothing to him. 245  Do the rulers really know that this man 246  is the Christ? 247  7:27 But we know where this man 248  comes from. 249  Whenever the Christ 250  comes, no one will know where he comes from.” 251 

7:28 Then Jesus, while teaching in the temple courts, 252  cried out, 253 You both know me and know where I come from! 254  And I have not come on my own initiative, 255  but the one who sent me 256  is true. You do not know him, 257  7:29 but 258  I know him, because I have come from him 259  and he 260  sent me.”

7:30 So then they tried to seize Jesus, 261  but no one laid a hand on him, because his time 262  had not yet come. 7:31 Yet many of the crowd 263  believed in him and said, “Whenever the Christ 264  comes, he won’t perform more miraculous signs than this man did, will he? 265 

7:32 The Pharisees 266  heard the crowd 267  murmuring these things about Jesus, 268  so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers 269  to arrest him. 270  7:33 Then Jesus said, “I will be with you for only a little while longer, 271  and then 272  I am going to the one who sent me. 7:34 You will look for me 273  but will not find me, and where I am you cannot come.”

7:35 Then the Jewish leaders 274  said to one another, “Where is he 275  going to go that we cannot find him? 276  He is not going to go to the Jewish people dispersed 277  among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he? 278  7:36 What did he mean by saying, 279 You will look for me 280  but will not find me, and where I am you cannot come?

Teaching About the Spirit

7:37 On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, 281  Jesus stood up and shouted out, 282 If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and 7:38 let the one who believes in me drink. 283  Just as the scripture says,From within him 284  will flow rivers of living water.’ 285  7:39 (Now he said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, 286  because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 287 

Differing Opinions About Jesus

7:40 When they heard these words, some of the crowd 288  began to say, “This really 289  is the Prophet! 290  7:41 Others said, “This is the Christ!” 291  But still others said, “No, 292  for the Christ doesn’t come from Galilee, does he? 293  7:42 Don’t the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant 294  of David 295  and comes from Bethlehem, 296  the village where David lived? 297  7:43 So there was a division in the crowd 298  because of Jesus. 299  7:44 Some of them were wanting to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him. 300 

Lack of Belief

7:45 Then the officers 301  returned 302  to the chief priests and Pharisees, 303  who said to them, “Why didn’t you bring him back with you? 304  7:46 The officers replied, “No one ever spoke like this man! 7:47 Then the Pharisees answered, 305 You haven’t been deceived too, have you? 306  7:48 None of the rulers 307  or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they? 308  7:49 But this rabble 309  who do not know the law are accursed!

7:50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus 310  before and who was one of the rulers, 311  said, 312  7:51 Our law doesn’t condemn 313  a man unless it first hears from him and learns 314  what he is doing, does it? 315  7:52 They replied, 316 You aren’t from Galilee too, are you? 317  Investigate carefully and you will see that no prophet 318  comes from Galilee!

7:53

A Woman Caught in Adultery

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[[And each one departed to his own house. 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 320  8:2 Early in the morning he came to the temple courts again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach 321  them. 8:3 The experts in the law 322  and the Pharisees 323  brought a woman who had been caught committing adultery. They made her stand in front of them 8:4 and said to Jesus, 324 Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. 8:5 In the law Moses commanded us to stone to death 325  such women. 326  What then do you say? 8:6 (Now they were asking this in an attempt to trap him, so that they could bring charges against 327  him.) 328  Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger. 329  8:7 When they persisted in asking him, he stood up straight 330  and replied, 331 Whoever among you is guiltless 332  may be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8:8 Then 333  he bent over again and wrote on the ground.

8:9 Now when they heard this, they began to drift away one at a time, starting with the older ones, 334  until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 8:10 Jesus stood up straight 335  and said to her, “Woman, 336  where are they? Did no one condemn you? 8:11 She replied, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”]] 337 

Jesus as the Light of the World

8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, 338 I am the light of the world. 339  The one who follows me will never 340  walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 8:13 So the Pharisees 341  objected, 342 You testify about yourself; your testimony is not true! 343  8:14 Jesus answered, 344 Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you people 345  do not know where I came from or where I am going. 346  8:15 You people 347  judge by outward appearances; 348  I do not judge anyone. 349  8:16 But if I judge, my evaluation is accurate, 350  because I am not alone when I judge, 351  but I and the Father who sent me do so together. 352  8:17 It is written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 353  8:18 I testify about myself 354  and the Father who sent me testifies about me.”

8:19 Then they began asking 355  him, “Who is your father?” Jesus answered, “You do not know either me or my Father. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” 356  8:20 (Jesus 357  spoke these words near the offering box 358  while he was teaching in the temple courts. 359  No one seized him because his time 360  had not yet come.) 361 

Where Jesus Came From and Where He is Going

8:21 Then Jesus 362  said to them again, 363 I am going away, and you will look for me 364  but will die in your sin. 365  Where I am going you cannot come.” 8:22 So the Jewish leaders 366  began to say, 367 Perhaps he is going to kill himself, because he says, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 8:23 Jesus replied, 368 You people 369  are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world. 8:24 Thus I told you 370  that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am he, 371  you will die in your sins.”

8:25 So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus replied, 372 What I have told you from the beginning. 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge 373  about you, but the Father 374  who sent me is truthful, 375  and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world.” 376  8:27 (They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.) 377 

8:28 Then Jesus said, 378 When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, 379  and I do nothing on my own initiative, 380  but I speak just what the Father taught me. 381  8:29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, 382  because I always do those things that please him.” 8:30 While he was saying these things, many people 383  believed in him.

Abraham’s Children and the Devil’s Children

8:31 Then Jesus said to those Judeans 384  who had believed him, “If you continue to follow my teaching, 385  you are really 386  my disciples 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 387  8:33 We are descendants 388  of Abraham,” they replied, 389 and have never been anyone’s slaves! How can you say, 390 You will become free? 8:34 Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 391  everyone who practices 392  sin is a slave 393  of sin. 8:35 The slave does not remain in the family 394  forever, but the son remains forever. 395  8:36 So if the son 396  sets you free, you will be really free. 8:37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. 397  But you want 398  to kill me, because my teaching 399  makes no progress among you. 400  8:38 I am telling you the things I have seen while with the 401  Father; 402  as for you, 403  practice the things you have heard from the 404  Father!

8:39 They answered him, 405 Abraham is our father!” 406  Jesus replied, 407 If you are 408  Abraham’s children, you would be doing 409  the deeds of Abraham. 8:40 But now you are trying 410  to kill me, a man who has told you 411  the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this! 412  8:41 You people 413  are doing the deeds of your father.”

Then 414  they said to Jesus, 415 We were not born as a result of immorality! 416  We have only one Father, God himself.” 8:42 Jesus replied, 417 If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. 418  I 419  have not come on my own initiative, 420  but he 421  sent me. 8:43 Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept 422  my teaching. 423  8:44 You people 424  are from 425  your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. 426  He 427  was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, 428  because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, 429  he speaks according to his own nature, 430  because he is a liar and the father of lies. 431  8:45 But because I am telling you 432  the truth, you do not believe me. 8:46 Who among you can prove me guilty 433  of any sin? 434  If I am telling you 435  the truth, why don’t you believe me? 8:47 The one who belongs to 436  God listens and responds 437  to God’s words. You don’t listen and respond, 438  because you don’t belong to God.” 439 

8:48 The Judeans 440  replied, 441 Aren’t we correct in saying 442  that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon? 443  8:49 Jesus answered, “I am not possessed by a demon, 444  but I honor my Father – and yet 445  you dishonor me. 8:50 I am not trying to get 446  praise for myself. 447  There is one who demands 448  it, and he also judges. 449  8:51 I tell you the solemn truth, 450  if anyone obeys 451  my teaching, 452  he will never see death.” 453 

8:52 Then 454  the Judeans 455  responded, 456 Now we know you’re possessed by a demon! 457  Both Abraham and the prophets died, and yet 458  you say, ‘If anyone obeys 459  my teaching, 460  he will never experience 461  death.’ 462  8:53 You aren’t greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? 463  And the prophets died too! Who do you claim to be? 8:54 Jesus replied, 464 If I glorify myself, my glory is worthless. 465  The one who glorifies me is my Father, about whom you people 466  say, ‘He is our God.’ 8:55 Yet 467  you do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, 468  I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey 469  his teaching. 470  8:56 Your father Abraham was overjoyed 471  to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” 472 

8:57 Then the Judeans 473  replied, 474 You are not yet fifty years old! 475  Have 476  you seen Abraham? 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 477  before Abraham came into existence, 478  I am! 479  8:59 Then they picked up 480  stones to throw at him, 481  but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area. 482 

Healing a Man Born Blind

9:1 Now as Jesus was passing by, 483  he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 9:2 His disciples asked him, 484 Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man 485  or his parents? 486  9:3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man 487  nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that 488  the acts 489  of God may be revealed 490  through what happens to him. 491  9:4 We must perform the deeds 492  of the one who sent me 493  as long as 494  it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work. 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 495  9:6 Having said this, 496  he spat on the ground and made some mud 497  with the saliva. He 498  smeared the mud on the blind man’s 499  eyes 9:7 and said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam 500  (which is translated “sent). 501  So the blind man 502  went away and washed, and came back seeing.

9:8 Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously 503  as a beggar began saying, 504 Is this not the man 505  who used to sit and beg? 9:9 Some people said, 506 This is the man!” 507  while others said, “No, but he looks like him.” 508  The man himself 509  kept insisting, “I am the one! 510  9:10 So they asked him, 511 How then were you made to see? 512  9:11 He replied, 513 The man called Jesus made mud, 514  smeared it 515  on my eyes and told me, 516 Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and was able to see.” 517  9:12 They said 518  to him, “Where is that man?” 519  He replied, 520 I don’t know.”

The Pharisees’ Reaction to the Healing

9:13 They brought the man who used to be blind 521  to the Pharisees. 522  9:14 (Now the day on which Jesus made the mud 523  and caused him to see 524  was a Sabbath.) 525  9:15 So the Pharisees asked him again how he had gained his sight. 526  He replied, 527 He put mud 528  on my eyes and I washed, and now 529  I am able to see.”

9:16 Then some of the Pharisees began to say, 530 This man is not from God, because he does not observe 531  the Sabbath.” 532  But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform 533  such miraculous signs?” Thus there was a division 534  among them. 9:17 So again they asked the man who used to be blind, 535 What do you say about him, since he caused you to see?” 536  “He is a prophet,” the man replied. 537 

9:18 Now the Jewish religious leaders 538  refused to believe 539  that he had really been blind and had gained his sight until at last they summoned 540  the parents of the man who had become able to see. 541  9:19 They asked the parents, 542 Is this your son, whom you say 543  was born blind? Then how does he now see? 9:20 So his parents replied, 544 We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 9:21 But we do not know how he is now able to see, nor do we know who caused him to see. 545  Ask him, he is a mature adult. 546  He will speak for himself.” 9:22 (His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jewish religious leaders. 547  For the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus 548  to be the Christ 549  would be put out 550  of the synagogue. 551  9:23 For this reason his parents said, “He is a mature adult, 552  ask him.”) 553 

9:24 Then they summoned 554  the man who used to be blind 555  a second time and said to him, “Promise before God to tell the truth. 556  We know that this man 557  is a sinner.” 9:25 He replied, 558 I do not know whether he is a sinner. I do know one thing – that although I was blind, now I can see.” 9:26 Then they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he cause you to see? 559  9:27 He answered, 560 I told you already and you didn’t listen. 561  Why do you want to hear it 562  again? You people 563  don’t want to become his disciples too, do you?

9:28 They 564  heaped insults 565  on him, saying, 566 You are his disciple! 567  We are disciples of Moses! 9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses! We do not know where this man 568  comes from! 9:30 The man replied, 569 This is a remarkable thing, 570  that you don’t know where he comes from, and yet he caused me to see! 571  9:31 We know that God doesn’t listen to 572  sinners, but if anyone is devout 573  and does his will, God 574  listens to 575  him. 576  9:32 Never before 577  has anyone heard of someone causing a man born blind to see. 578  9:33 If this man 579  were not from God, he could do nothing.” 9:34 They replied, 580 You were born completely in sinfulness, 581  and yet you presume to teach us?” 582  So they threw him out.

The Man’s Response to Jesus

9:35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, so he found the man 583  and said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man? 584  9:36 The man 585  replied, 586 And who is he, sir, that 587  I may believe in him? 9:37 Jesus told him, “You have seen him; he 588  is the one speaking with you.” 589  9:38 [He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 590  9:39 Jesus 591  said,] 592  “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, 593  and the ones who see may become blind.”

9:40 Some of the Pharisees 594  who were with him heard this 595  and asked him, 596 We are not blind too, are we? 597  9:41 Jesus replied, 598 If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, 599  but now because you claim that you can see, 600  your guilt 601  remains.” 602 

Jesus as the Good Shepherd

10:1I tell you the solemn truth, 603  the one who does not enter the sheepfold 604  by the door, 605  but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. 10:2 The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 10:3 The doorkeeper 606  opens the door 607  for him, 608  and the sheep hear his voice. He 609  calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 610  10:4 When he has brought all his own sheep 611  out, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize 612  his voice. 10:5 They will never follow a stranger, 613  but will run away from him, because they do not recognize 614  the stranger’s voice.” 615  10:6 Jesus told them this parable, 616  but they 617  did not understand 618  what he was saying to them.

10:7 So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, 619  I am the door for the sheep. 620  10:8 All who came before me were 621  thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 622  10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, 623  and find pasture. 624  10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill 625  and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. 626 

10:11I am the good 627  shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life 628  for the sheep. 10:12 The hired hand, 629  who is not a shepherd and does not own sheep, sees the wolf coming and abandons 630  the sheep and runs away. 631  So the wolf attacks 632  the sheep and scatters them. 10:13 Because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep, 633  he runs away. 634 

10:14I am the good shepherd. I 635  know my own 636  and my own know me 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life 637  for 638  the sheep. 10:16 I have 639  other sheep that do not come from 640  this sheepfold. 641  I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, 642  so that 643  there will be one flock and 644  one shepherd. 10:17 This is why the Father loves me 645 because I lay down my life, 646  so that I may take it back again. 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down 647  of my own free will. 648  I have the authority 649  to lay it down, and I have the authority 650  to take it back again. This commandment 651  I received from my Father.”

10:19 Another sharp division took place among the Jewish people 652  because of these words. 10:20 Many of them were saying, “He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! 653  Why do you listen to him? 10:21 Others said, “These are not the words 654  of someone possessed by a demon. A demon cannot cause the blind to see, 655  can it? 656 

Jesus at the Feast of Dedication

10:22 Then came the feast of the Dedication 657  in Jerusalem. 658  10:23 It was winter, 659  and Jesus was walking in the temple area 660  in Solomon’s Portico. 661  10:24 The Jewish leaders 662  surrounded him and asked, 663 How long will you keep us in suspense? 664  If you are the Christ, 665  tell us plainly.” 666  10:25 Jesus replied, 667 I told you and you do not believe. The deeds 668  I do in my Father’s name testify about me. 10:26 But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep. 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 10:28 I give 669  them eternal life, and they will never perish; 670  no one will snatch 671  them from my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 672  and no one can snatch 673  them from my Father’s hand. 10:30 The Father and I 674  are one.” 675 

10:31 The Jewish leaders 676  picked up rocks again to stone him to death. 10:32 Jesus said to them, 677 I have shown you many good deeds 678  from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone me? 10:33 The Jewish leaders 679  replied, 680 We are not going to stone you for a good deed 681  but for blasphemy, 682  because 683  you, a man, are claiming to be God.” 684 

10:34 Jesus answered, 685 Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods? 686  10:35 If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods(and the scripture cannot be broken), 687  10:36 do you say about the one whom the Father set apart 688  and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God? 10:37 If I do not perform 689  the deeds 690  of my Father, do not believe me. 10:38 But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, 691  so that you may come to know 692  and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” 10:39 Then 693  they attempted 694  again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches. 695 

10:40 Jesus 696  went back across the Jordan River 697  again to the place where John 698  had been baptizing at an earlier time, 699  and he stayed there. 10:41 Many 700  came to him and began to say, “John 701  performed 702  no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man 703  was true! 10:42 And many believed in Jesus 704  there.

The Death of Lazarus

11:1 Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. 705  11:2 (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil 706  and wiped his feet dry with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 707  11:3 So the sisters sent a message 708  to Jesus, 709 Lord, look, the one you love is sick.” 11:4 When Jesus heard this, he said, “This sickness will not lead to death, 710  but to God’s glory, 711  so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 712  11:5 (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) 713 

11:6 So when he heard that Lazarus 714  was sick, he remained in the place where he was for two more days. 11:7 Then after this, he said to his disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 715  11:8 The disciples replied, 716 Rabbi, the Jewish leaders 717  were just now trying 718  to stone you to death! Are 719  you going there again? 11:9 Jesus replied, 720 Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, 721  because he sees the light of this world. 722  11:10 But if anyone walks around at night, 723  he stumbles, 724  because the light is not in him.”

11:11 After he said this, he added, 725 Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. 726  But I am going there to awaken him.” 11:12 Then the disciples replied, 727 Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 11:13 (Now Jesus had been talking about 728  his death, but they 729  thought he had been talking about real sleep.) 730 

11:14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 11:15 and I am glad 731  for your sake that I was not there, so that you may believe. 732  But let us go to him.” 11:16 So Thomas (called Didymus 733 ) 734  said to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, so that we may die with him.” 735 

Speaking with Martha and Mary

11:17 When 736  Jesus arrived, 737  he found that Lazarus 738  had been in the tomb four days already. 739  11:18 (Now Bethany was less than two miles 740  from Jerusalem, 741  11:19 so many of the Jewish people of the region 742  had come to Martha and Mary to console them 743  over the loss of their brother.) 744  11:20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 745  11:21 Martha 746  said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 11:22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will grant 747  you.” 748 

11:23 Jesus replied, 749 Your brother will come back to life again.” 750  11:24 Martha said, 751 I know that he will come back to life again 752  in the resurrection at the last day.” 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live 753  even if he dies, 11:26 and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. 754  Do you believe this? 11:27 She replied, 755 Yes, Lord, I believe 756  that you are the Christ, 757  the Son of God who comes into the world.” 758 

11:28 And when she had said this, Martha 759  went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, 760 The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” 761  11:29 So when Mary 762  heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 11:30 (Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still in the place where Martha had come out to meet him.) 11:31 Then the people 763  who were with Mary 764  in the house consoling her saw her 765  get up quickly and go out. They followed her, because they thought she was going to the tomb to weep 766  there.

11:32 Now when Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 11:33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people 767  who had come with her weeping, he was intensely moved 768  in spirit and greatly distressed. 769  11:34 He asked, 770 Where have you laid him?” 771  They replied, 772 Lord, come and see.” 11:35 Jesus wept. 773  11:36 Thus the people who had come to mourn 774  said, “Look how much he loved him! 11:37 But some of them said, “This is the man who caused the blind man to see! 775  Couldn’t he have done something to keep Lazarus 776  from dying?

Lazarus Raised from the Dead

11:38 Jesus, intensely moved 777  again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) 778  11:39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” 779  Martha, the sister of the deceased, 780  replied, “Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, 781  because he has been buried 782  four days.” 783  11:40 Jesus responded, 784 Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God? 11:41 So they took away 785  the stone. Jesus looked upward 786  and said, “Father, I thank you that you have listened to me. 787  11:42 I knew that you always listen to me, 788  but I said this 789  for the sake of the crowd standing around here, that they may believe that you sent me.” 11:43 When 790  he had said this, he shouted in a loud voice, 791 Lazarus, come out! 11:44 The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, 792  and a cloth wrapped around his face. 793  Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him 794  and let him go.”

The Response of the Jewish Leaders

11:45 Then many of the people, 795  who had come with Mary and had seen the things Jesus 796  did, believed in him. 11:46 But some of them went to the Pharisees 797  and reported to them 798  what Jesus had done. 11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees 799  called the council 800  together and said, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs. 11:48 If we allow him to go on in this way, 801  everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary 802  and our nation.”

11:49 Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, 803 You know nothing at all! 11:50 You do not realize 804  that it is more to your advantage to have one man 805  die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” 806  11:51 (Now he did not say this on his own, 807  but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, 808  11:52 and not for the Jewish nation 809  only, 810  but to gather together 811  into one the children of God who are scattered.) 812  11:53 So from that day they planned together to kill him.

11:54 Thus Jesus no longer went 813  around publicly 814  among the Judeans, 815  but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, 816  and stayed there with his disciples. 11:55 Now the Jewish feast of Passover 817  was near, and many people went up to Jerusalem 818  from the rural areas before the Passover to cleanse themselves ritually. 819  11:56 Thus they were looking for Jesus, 820  and saying to one another as they stood in the temple courts, 821 What do you think? That he won’t come to the feast? 11:57 (Now the chief priests and the Pharisees 822  had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus 823  was should report it, so that they could arrest 824  him.) 825 

Jesus’ Anointing

12:1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom he 826  had raised from the dead. 12:2 So they prepared a dinner for Jesus 827  there. Martha 828  was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table 829  with him. 12:3 Then Mary took three quarters of a pound 830  of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard 831  and anointed the feet of Jesus. She 832  then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) 833  12:4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) 834  said, 12:5 Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins 835  and the money 836  given to the poor? 12:6 (Now Judas 837  said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, 838  he used to steal what was put into it.) 839  12:7 So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She has kept it for the day of my burial. 840  12:8 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me! 841 

12:9 Now a large crowd of Judeans 842  learned 843  that Jesus 844  was there, and so they came not only because of him 845  but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. 12:10 So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, 846  12:11 for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem 847  were going away and believing in Jesus.

The Triumphal Entry

12:12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 848  12:13 So they took branches of palm trees 849  and went out to meet him. They began to shout, 850 Hosanna! 851  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! 852  Blessed is 853  the king of Israel! 12:14 Jesus found a young donkey 854  and sat on it, just as it is written, 12:15 Do not be afraid, people of Zion; 855  look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt! 856  12:16 (His disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, 857  but when Jesus was glorified, 858  then they remembered that these things were written about him and that these things had happened 859  to him.) 860 

12:17 So the crowd who had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were continuing to testify about it. 861  12:18 Because they had heard that Jesus 862  had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet him. 12:19 Thus the Pharisees 863  said to one another, “You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after him!

Seekers

12:20 Now some Greeks 864  were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast. 12:21 So these approached Philip, 865  who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, 866 Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” 12:22 Philip went and told Andrew, and they both 867  went and told Jesus. 12:23 Jesus replied, 868 The time 869  has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 870  12:24 I tell you the solemn truth, 871  unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. 872  But if it dies, it produces 873  much grain. 874  12:25 The one who loves his life 875  destroys 876  it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards 877  it for eternal life. 12:26 If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow 878  me, and where I am, my servant will be too. 879  If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

12:27Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me 880  from this hour? 881  No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour. 882  12:28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, 883 I have glorified it, 884  and I will glorify it 885  again.” 12:29 The crowd that stood there and heard the voice 886  said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him. 887  12:30 Jesus said, 888 This voice has not come for my benefit 889  but for yours. 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world 890  will be driven out. 891  12:32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people 892  to myself.” 12:33 (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.) 893 

12:34 Then the crowd responded, 894 We have heard from the law that the Christ 895  will remain forever. 896  How 897  can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man? 12:35 Jesus replied, 898 The light is with you for a little while longer. 899  Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. 900  The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 12:36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” 901  When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.

The Outcome of Jesus’ Public Ministry Foretold

12:37 Although Jesus 902  had performed 903  so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him, 12:38 so that the word 904  of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, 905 Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord 906  been revealed? 907  12:39 For this reason they could not believe, 908  because again Isaiah said,

12:40He has blinded their eyes

and hardened their heart, 909 

so that they would not see with their eyes

and understand with their heart, 910 

and turn to me, 911  and I would heal them.” 912 

12:41 Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s 913  glory, and spoke about him.

12:42 Nevertheless, even among the rulers 914  many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees 915  they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, 916  so that they would not be put out of 917  the synagogue. 918  12:43 For they loved praise 919  from men more than praise 920  from God.

Jesus’ Final Public Words

12:44 But Jesus shouted out, 921 The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, 922  12:45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. 923  12:46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness. 12:47 If anyone 924  hears my words and does not obey them, 925  I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 926  12:48 The one who rejects me and does not accept 927  my words has a judge; 928  the word 929  I have spoken will judge him at the last day. 12:49 For I have not spoken from my own authority, 930  but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me 931  what I should say and what I should speak. 12:50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. 932  Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me.” 933 

Washing the Disciples’ Feet

13:1 Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time 934  had come to depart 935  from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end. 936  13:2 The evening meal 937  was in progress, and the devil had already put into the heart 938  of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, that he should betray 939  Jesus. 940  13:3 Because Jesus 941  knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, 942  and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 13:4 he got up from the meal, removed 943  his outer clothes, 944  took a towel and tied it around himself. 945  13:5 He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciplesfeet and to dry them with the towel he had wrapped around himself. 946 

13:6 Then he came to Simon Peter. Peter 947  said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash 948  my feet?” 13:7 Jesus replied, 949 You do not understand 950  what I am doing now, but you will understand 951  after these things.” 13:8 Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet!” 952  Jesus replied, 953 If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 954  13:9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, wash 955  not only my feet, but also my hands and my head! 13:10 Jesus replied, 956 The one who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, 957  but is completely 958  clean. 959  And you disciples 960  are clean, but not every one of you.” 13:11 (For Jesus 961  knew the one who was going to betray him. For this reason he said, “Not every one of you is 962  clean.”) 963 

13:12 So when Jesus 964  had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table 965  again and said to them, “Do you understand 966  what I have done for you? 13:13 You call me ‘Teacherand ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, 967  for that is what I am. 968  13:14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet. 13:15 For I have given you an example 969 you should do just as I have done for you. 13:16 I tell you the solemn truth, 970  the slave 971  is not greater than his master, nor is the one who is sent as a messenger 972  greater than the one who sent him. 13:17 If you understand 973  these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

The Announcement of Jesus’ Betrayal

13:18What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 974 The one who eats my bread 975  has turned against me.’ 976  13:19 I am telling you this now, 977  before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe 978  that I am he. 979  13:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 980  whoever accepts 981  the one I send accepts me, and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 982 

13:21 When he had said these things, Jesus was greatly distressed 983  in spirit, and testified, 984 I tell you the solemn truth, 985  one of you will betray me.” 986  13:22 The disciples began to look at one another, worried and perplexed 987  to know which of them he was talking about. 13:23 One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, 988  was at the table 989  to the right of Jesus in a place of honor. 990  13:24 So Simon Peter 991  gestured to this disciple 992  to ask Jesus 993  who it was he was referring to. 994  13:25 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved 995  leaned back against Jesuschest and asked him, “Lord, who is it? 13:26 Jesus replied, 996 It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread 997  after I have dipped it in the dish.” 998  Then he dipped the piece of bread in the dish 999  and gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son. 13:27 And after Judas 1000  took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. 1001  Jesus said to him, 1002 What you are about to do, do quickly.” 13:28 (Now none of those present at the table 1003  understood 1004  why Jesus 1005  said this to Judas. 1006  13:29 Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, 1007  or to give something to the poor.) 1008  13:30 Judas 1009  took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.) 1010 

The Prediction of Peter’s Denial

13:31 When 1011  Judas 1012  had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him. 13:32 If God is glorified in him, 1013  God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him right away. 1014  13:33 Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, 1015  and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 1016 Where I am going you cannot come,’ 1017  now I tell you the same. 1018 

13:34I give you a new commandment – to love 1019  one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 1020  13:35 Everyone 1021  will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.”

13:36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, 1022 Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.” 13:37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you! 1023  13:38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? 1024  I tell you the solemn truth, 1025  the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!

Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples

14:1Do not let your hearts be distressed. 1026  You believe in God; 1027  believe also in me. 14:2 There are many dwelling places 1028  in my Father’s house. 1029  Otherwise, I would have told you, because 1030  I am going away to make ready 1031  a place for you. 1032  14:3 And if I go and make ready 1033  a place for you, I will come again and take you 1034  to be with me, 1035  so that where I am you may be too. 14:4 And you know the way where I am going.” 1036 

14:5 Thomas said, 1037 Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way? 14:6 Jesus replied, 1038 I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 1039  No one comes to the Father except through me. 14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 1040  And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”

14:8 Philip said, 1041 Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 1042  14:9 Jesus replied, 1043 Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known 1044  me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father? 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 1045  The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 1046  but the Father residing in me performs 1047  his miraculous deeds. 1048  14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, 1049  believe because of the miraculous deeds 1050  themselves. 14:12 I tell you the solemn truth, 1051  the person who believes in me will perform 1052  the miraculous deeds 1053  that I am doing, 1054  and will perform 1055  greater deeds 1056  than these, because I am going to the Father. 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, 1057  so that the Father may be glorified 1058  in the Son. 14:14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Teaching on the Holy Spirit

14:15If you love me, you will obey 1059  my commandments. 1060  14:16 Then 1061  I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 1062  to be with you forever 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, 1063  because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides 1064  with you and will be 1065  in you.

14:18I will not abandon 1066  you as orphans, 1067  I will come to you. 1068  14:19 In a little while 1069  the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 14:20 You will know at that time 1070  that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 14:21 The person who has my commandments and obeys 1071  them is the one who loves me. 1072  The one 1073  who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal 1074  myself to him.”

14:22Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) 1075  said, 1076 what has happened that you are going to reveal 1077  yourself to us and not to the world? 14:23 Jesus replied, 1078 If anyone loves me, he will obey 1079  my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 1080  14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey 1081  my words. And the word 1082  you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.

14:25I have spoken these things while staying 1083  with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, 1084  the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you 1085  everything, 1086  and will cause you to remember everything 1087  I said to you.

14:27Peace I leave with you; 1088  my peace I give to you; I do not give it 1089  to you as the world does. 1090  Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 1091  14:28 You heard me say to you, 1092 I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad 1093  that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 1094  14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 1095  14:30 I will not speak with you much longer, 1096  for the ruler of this world is coming. 1097  He has no power over me, 1098  14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know 1099  that I love the Father. 1100  Get up, let us go from here.” 1101 

The Vine and the Branches

15:1I am the true vine 1102  and my Father is the gardener. 1103  15:2 He takes away 1104  every branch that does not bear 1105  fruit in me. He 1106  prunes 1107  every branch that bears 1108  fruit so that it will bear more fruit. 15:3 You are clean already 1109  because of the word that I have spoken to you. 15:4 Remain 1110  in me, and I will remain in you. 1111  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, 1112  unless it remains 1113  in 1114  the vine, so neither can you unless you remain 1115  in me.

15:5I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains 1116  in me – and I in him – bears 1117  much fruit, 1118  because apart from me you can accomplish 1119  nothing. 15:6 If anyone does not remain 1120  in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, 1121  and are burned up. 1122  15:7 If you remain 1123  in me and my words remain 1124  in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. 1125  15:8 My Father is honored 1126  by this, that 1127  you bear 1128  much fruit and show that you are 1129  my disciples.

15:9Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain 1130  in my love. 15:10 If you obey 1131  my commandments, you will remain 1132  in my love, just as I have obeyed 1133  my Father’s commandments and remain 1134  in his love. 15:11 I have told you these things 1135  so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. 15:12 My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you. 1136  15:13 No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life 1137  for his friends. 15:14 You are my friends 1138  if you do what I command you. 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, 1139  because the slave does not understand 1140  what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything 1141  I heard 1142  from my Father. 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you 1143  and appointed you to go and bear 1144  fruit, fruit that remains, 1145  so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 15:17 This 1146  I command you – to love one another.

The World’s Hatred

15:18If the world hates you, be aware 1147  that it hated me first. 1148  15:19 If you belonged to the world, 1149  the world would love you as its own. 1150  However, because you do not belong to the world, 1151  but I chose you out of the world, for this reason 1152  the world hates you. 1153  15:20 Remember what 1154  I told you, ‘A slave 1155  is not greater than his master.’ 1156  If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed 1157  my word, they will obey 1158  yours too. 15:21 But they will do all these things to you on account of 1159  my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. 1160  15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. 1161  But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. 15:23 The one who hates me hates my Father too. 15:24 If I had not performed 1162  among them the miraculous deeds 1163  that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. 1164  But now they have seen the deeds 1165  and have hated both me and my Father. 1166  15:25 Now this happened 1167  to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without reason.’ 1168  15:26 When the Advocate 1169  comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he 1170  will testify about me, 15:27 and you also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.

16:1I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away. 1171  16:2 They will put you out of 1172  the synagogue, 1173  yet a time 1174  is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God. 1175  16:3 They 1176  will do these things because they have not known the Father or me. 1177  16:4 But I have told you these things 1178  so that when their time 1179  comes, you will remember that I told you about them. 1180 

“I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you. 1181  16:5 But now I am going to the one who sent me, 1182  and not one of you is asking me, ‘Where are you going?’ 1183  16:6 Instead your hearts are filled with sadness 1184  because I have said these things to you. 16:7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate 1185  will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you. 16:8 And when he 1186  comes, he will prove the world wrong 1187  concerning sin and 1188  righteousness and 1189  judgment 16:9 concerning sin, because 1190  they do not believe in me; 1191  16:10 concerning righteousness, 1192  because 1193  I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 16:11 and concerning judgment, 1194  because 1195  the ruler of this world 1196  has been condemned. 1197 

16:12I have many more things to say to you, 1198  but you cannot bear 1199  them now. 16:13 But when he, 1200  the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide 1201  you into all truth. 1202  For he will not speak on his own authority, 1203  but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you 1204  what is to come. 1205  16:14 He 1206  will glorify me, 1207  because he will receive 1208  from me what is mine 1209  and will tell it to you. 1210  16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit 1211  will receive from me what is mine 1212  and will tell it to you. 1213  16:16 In a little while you 1214  will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 1215  will see me.” 1216 

16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 1217 In a little while you 1218  will not see me; again after a little while, you 1219  will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father? 1220  16:18 So they kept on repeating, 1221 What is the meaning of what he says, 1222 In a little while? 1223  We do not understand 1224  what he is talking about.” 1225 

16:19 Jesus could see 1226  that they wanted to ask him about these things, 1227  so 1228  he said to them, “Are you asking 1229  each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 1230  will not see me; again after a little while, you 1231  will see me? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 1232  you will weep 1233  and wail, 1234  but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 1235  but your sadness will turn into 1236  joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 1237  because her time 1238  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 1239  has been born into the world. 1240  16:22 So also you have sorrow 1241  now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 1242  16:23 At that time 1243  you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, 1244  whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 1245  16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, 1246  so that your joy may be complete.

16:25I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; 1247  a time 1248  is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you 1249  plainly 1250  about the Father. 16:26 At that time 1251  you will ask in my name, and I do not say 1252  that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 1253  16:28 I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, 1254  I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 1255 

16:29 His disciples said, “Look, now you are speaking plainly 1256  and not in obscure figures of speech! 1257  16:30 Now we know that you know everything 1258  and do not need anyone 1259  to ask you anything. 1260  Because of this 1261  we believe that you have come from God.”

16:31 Jesus replied, 1262 Do you now believe? 16:32 Look, a time 1263  is coming – and has come – when you will be scattered, each one to his own home, 1264  and I will be left alone. 1265  Yet 1266  I am not alone, because my Father 1267  is with me. 16:33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, 1268  but take courage 1269 I have conquered the world.” 1270 

Jesus Prays for the Father to Glorify Him

17:1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward 1271  to heaven 1272  and said, “Father, the time 1273  has come. Glorify your Son, so that your 1274  Son may glorify you 17:2 just as you have given him authority over all humanity, 1275  so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him. 1276  17:3 Now this 1277  is eternal life 1278 that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, 1279  whom you sent. 17:4 I glorified you on earth by completing 1280  the work you gave me to do. 1281  17:5 And now, Father, glorify me at your side 1282  with the glory I had with you before the world was created. 1283 

Jesus Prays for the Disciples

17:6I have revealed 1284  your name to the men 1285  you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, 1286  and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed 1287  your word. 17:7 Now they understand 1288  that everything 1289  you have given me comes from you, 17:8 because I have given them the words you have given me. They 1290  accepted 1291  them 1292  and really 1293  understand 1294  that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 17:9 I am praying 1295  on behalf of them. I am not praying 1296  on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you. 1297  17:10 Everything 1298  I have belongs to you, 1299  and everything you have belongs to me, 1300  and I have been glorified by them. 1301  17:11 I 1302  am no longer in the world, but 1303  they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe 1304  in your name 1305  that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. 1306  17:12 When I was with them I kept them safe 1307  and watched over them 1308  in your name 1309  that you have given me. Not one 1310  of them was lost except the one destined for destruction, 1311  so that the scripture could be fulfilled. 1312  17:13 But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience 1313  my joy completed 1314  in themselves. 17:14 I have given them your word, 1315  and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, 1316  just as I do not belong to the world. 1317  17:15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but that you keep them safe 1318  from the evil one. 1319  17:16 They do not belong to the world 1320  just as I do not belong to the world. 1321  17:17 Set them apart 1322  in the truth; your word is truth. 17:18 Just as you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. 1323  17:19 And I set myself apart 1324  on their behalf, 1325  so that they too may be truly set apart. 1326 

Jesus Prays for Believers Everywhere

17:20I am not praying 1327  only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe 1328  in me through their testimony, 1329  17:21 that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray 1330  that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. 17:22 The glory 1331  you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one 17:23 I in them and you in me – that they may be completely one, 1332  so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.

17:24Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, 1333  so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world 1334 . 17:25 Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men 1335  know that you sent me. 17:26 I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, 1336  so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.”

Betrayal and Arrest

18:1 When he had said these things, 1337  Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley. 1338  There was an orchard 1339  there, and he and his disciples went into it. 18:2 (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, knew the place too, because Jesus had met there many times 1340  with his disciples.) 1341  18:3 So Judas obtained a squad of soldiers 1342  and some officers of the chief priests and Pharisees. 1343  They came to the orchard 1344  with lanterns 1345  and torches and weapons.

18:4 Then Jesus, because he knew everything that was going to happen to him, 1346  came and asked them, “Who are you looking for? 1347  18:5 They replied, 1348 Jesus the Nazarene.” He told them, “I am he.” (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, was standing there with them.) 1349  18:6 So when Jesus 1350  said to them, “I am he,” they retreated 1351  and fell to the ground. 1352  18:7 Then Jesus 1353  asked them again, “Who are you looking for?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 18:8 Jesus replied, 1354 I told you that I am he. If you are looking for 1355  me, let these men 1356  go.” 1357  18:9 He said this 1358  to fulfill the word he had spoken, 1359  “I have not lost a single one of those whom you gave me.” 1360 

18:10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the high priest’s slave, 1361  cutting off his right ear. 1362  (Now the slave’s name was Malchus.) 1363  18:11 But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me? 1364 

Jesus Before Annas

18:12 Then the squad of soldiers 1365  with their commanding officer 1366  and the officers of the Jewish leaders 1367  arrested 1368  Jesus and tied him up. 1369  18:13 They 1370  brought him first to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 1371  18:14 (Now it was Caiaphas who had advised 1372  the Jewish leaders 1373  that it was to their advantage that one man die for the people.) 1374 

Peter’s First Denial

18:15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed them as they brought Jesus to Annas. 1375  (Now the other disciple 1376  was acquainted with the high priest, and he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard.) 1377  18:16 But Simon Peter was left standing outside by the door. So the other disciple who was acquainted with the high priest came out and spoke to the slave girl who watched the door, 1378  and brought Peter inside. 18:17 The girl 1379  who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, “You’re not one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” 1380  He replied, 1381 I am not.” 18:18 (Now the slaves 1382  and the guards 1383  were standing around a charcoal fire they had made, warming themselves because it was cold. 1384  Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.) 1385 

Jesus Questioned by Annas

18:19 While this was happening, 1386  the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. 1387  18:20 Jesus replied, 1388 I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues 1389  and in the temple courts, 1390  where all the Jewish people 1391  assemble together. I 1392  have said nothing in secret. 18:21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said. 1393  They 1394  know what I said.” 18:22 When Jesus 1395  had said this, one of the high priest’s officers who stood nearby struck him on the face and said, 1396 Is that the way you answer the high priest? 18:23 Jesus replied, 1397 If I have said something wrong, 1398  confirm 1399  what is wrong. 1400  But if I spoke correctly, why strike me? 18:24 Then Annas sent him, still tied up, 1401  to Caiaphas the high priest. 1402 

Peter’s Second and Third Denials

18:25 Meanwhile Simon Peter was standing in the courtyard 1403  warming himself. They said to him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” 1404  Peter 1405  denied it: “I am not! 18:26 One of the high priest’s slaves, 1406  a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, 1407  said, “Did I not see you in the orchard 1408  with him? 1409  18:27 Then Peter denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed. 1410 

Jesus Brought Before Pilate

18:28 Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s residence. 1411  (Now it was very early morning.) 1412  They 1413  did not go into the governor’s residence 1414  so they would not be ceremonially defiled, but could eat the Passover meal. 18:29 So Pilate came outside to them and said, “What accusation 1415  do you bring against this man? 1416  18:30 They replied, 1417 If this man 1418  were not a criminal, 1419  we would not have handed him over to you.” 1420 

18:31 Pilate told them, 1421 Take him yourselves and pass judgment on him 1422  according to your own law!” 1423  The Jewish leaders 1424  replied, 1425 We cannot legally put anyone to death.” 1426  18:32 (This happened 1427  to fulfill the word Jesus had spoken when he indicated 1428  what kind of death he was going to die. 1429 )

Pilate Questions Jesus

18:33 So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, 1430  summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews? 1431  18:34 Jesus replied, 1432 Are you saying this on your own initiative, 1433  or have others told you about me? 18:35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? 1434  Your own people 1435  and your chief priests handed you over 1436  to me. What have you done?

18:36 Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being 1437  handed over 1438  to the Jewish authorities. 1439  But as it is, 1440  my kingdom is not from here.” 18:37 Then Pilate said, 1441 So you are a king!” Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to 1442  my voice.” 18:38 Pilate asked, 1443 What is truth?” 1444 

When he had said this he went back outside to the Jewish leaders 1445  and announced, 1446 I find no basis for an accusation 1447  against him. 18:39 But it is your custom that I release one prisoner 1448  for you at the Passover. 1449  So do you want me to release for you the king of the Jews? 18:40 Then they shouted back, 1450 Not this man, 1451  but Barabbas!” 1452  (Now Barabbas was a revolutionary. 1453 ) 1454 

Pilate Tries to Release Jesus

19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged severely. 1455  19:2 The soldiers 1456  braided 1457  a crown of thorns 1458  and put it on his head, and they clothed him in a purple robe. 1459  19:3 They 1460  came up to him again and again 1461  and said, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 1462  And they struck him repeatedly 1463  in the face.

19:4 Again Pilate went out and said to the Jewish leaders, 1464 Look, I am bringing him out to you, so that you may know that I find no reason for an accusation 1465  against him.” 19:5 So Jesus came outside, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. 1466  Pilate 1467  said to them, “Look, here is the man! 1468  19:6 When the chief priests and their officers saw him, they shouted out, “Crucify 1469  him! Crucify him!” 1470  Pilate said, 1471 You take him and crucify him! 1472  Certainly 1473  I find no reason for an accusation 1474  against him! 19:7 The Jewish leaders 1475  replied, 1476 We have a law, 1477  and according to our law he ought to die, because he claimed to be the Son of God! 1478 

19:8 When Pilate heard what they said, 1479  he was more afraid than ever, 1480  19:9 and he went back into the governor’s residence 1481  and said to Jesus, “Where do you come from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 19:10 So Pilate said, 1482 Do you refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know I have the authority 1483  to release you, and to crucify you? 1484  19:11 Jesus replied, “You would have no authority 1485  over me at all, unless it was given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you 1486  is guilty of greater sin.” 1487 

19:12 From this point on, Pilate tried 1488  to release him. But the Jewish leaders 1489  shouted out, 1490 If you release this man, 1491  you are no friend of Caesar! 1492  Everyone who claims to be a king 1493  opposes Caesar! 19:13 When Pilate heard these words he brought Jesus outside and sat down on the judgment seat 1494  in the place called “The Stone Pavement 1495  (Gabbatha in 1496  Aramaic). 1497  19:14 (Now it was the day of preparation 1498  for the Passover, about noon. 1499 ) 1500  Pilate 1501  said to the Jewish leaders, 1502 Look, here is your king!

19:15 Then they 1503  shouted out, “Away with him! Away with him! 1504  Crucify 1505  him!” Pilate asked, 1506 Shall I crucify your king?” The high priests replied, “We have no king except Caesar! 19:16 Then Pilate 1507  handed him over 1508  to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus, 19:17 and carrying his own cross 1509  he went out to the place called “The Place of the Skull 1510  (called in Aramaic 1511  Golgotha). 1512  19:18 There they 1513  crucified 1514  him along with two others, 1515  one on each side, with Jesus in the middle. 19:19 Pilate also had a notice 1516  written and fastened to the cross, 1517  which read: 1518  “Jesus the Nazarene, the king of the Jews.” 19:20 Thus many of the Jewish residents of Jerusalem 1519  read this notice, 1520  because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was written in Aramaic, 1521  Latin, and Greek. 19:21 Then the chief priests of the Jews 1522  said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The king of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am king of the Jews.’ 19:22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

19:23 Now when the soldiers crucified 1523  Jesus, they took his clothes and made four shares, one for each soldier, 1524  and the tunic 1525  remained. (Now the tunic 1526  was seamless, woven from top to bottom as a single piece.) 1527  19:24 So the soldiers said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but throw dice 1528  to see who will get it.” 1529  This took place 1530  to fulfill the scripture that says,They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they threw dice.” 1531  So the soldiers did these things.

19:25 Now standing beside Jesuscross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 1532  19:26 So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, 1533  look, here is your son! 19:27 He then said to his disciple, “Look, here is your mother!” From that very time 1534  the disciple took her into his own home.

Jesus’ Death

19:28 After this Jesus, realizing that by this time 1535  everything was completed, 1536  said (in order to fulfill the scripture), 1537  “I am thirsty! 1538  19:29 A jar full of sour wine 1539  was there, so they put a sponge soaked in sour wine on a branch of hyssop 1540  and lifted it 1541  to his mouth. 19:30 When 1542  he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is completed!” 1543  Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 1544 

19:31 Then, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies should not stay on the crosses on the Sabbath 1545  (for that Sabbath was an especially important one), 1546  the Jewish leaders 1547  asked Pilate to have the victimslegs 1548  broken 1549  and the bodies taken down. 1550  19:32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men who had been crucified 1551  with Jesus, 1552  first the one and then the other. 1553  19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced 1554  his side with a spear, and blood and water 1555  flowed out immediately. 19:35 And the person who saw it 1556  has testified (and his testimony is true, and he 1557  knows that he is telling the truth), 1558  so that you also may believe. 19:36 For these things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled, “Not a bone of his will be broken.” 1559  19:37 And again another scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.” 1560 

Jesus’ Burial

19:38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus (but secretly, because he feared the Jewish leaders 1561 ), 1562  asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. Pilate 1563  gave him permission, so he went and took the body away. 1564  19:39 Nicodemus, the man who had previously come to Jesus 1565  at night, 1566  accompanied Joseph, 1567  carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes 1568  weighing about seventy-five pounds. 1569  19:40 Then they took Jesusbody and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, 1570  in strips of linen cloth 1571  according to Jewish burial customs. 1572  19:41 Now at the place where Jesus 1573  was crucified 1574  there was a garden, 1575  and in the garden 1576  was a new tomb where no one had yet been buried. 1577  19:42 And so, because it was the Jewish day of preparation 1578  and the tomb was nearby, 1579  they placed Jesusbody there.

The Resurrection

20:1 Now very early on the first day of the week, 1580  while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene 1581  came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance. 1582  20:2 So she went running 1583  to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him! 20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb. 1584  20:4 The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter 1585  and reached the tomb first. 1586  20:5 He bent down 1587  and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, 1588  but he did not go in. 20:6 Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw 1589  the strips of linen cloth lying there, 20:7 and the face cloth, 1590  which had been around Jesushead, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. 1591  20:8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. 1592  20:9 (For they did not yet understand 1593  the scripture that Jesus 1594  must rise from the dead.) 1595 

Jesus’ Appearance to Mary Magdalene

20:10 So the disciples went back to their homes. 20:11 But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she bent down and looked into the tomb. 20:12 And she saw two angels in white sitting where Jesusbody had been lying, one at the head and one at the feet. 20:13 They said 1596  to her, “Woman, 1597  why are you weeping?” Mary replied, 1598 They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him! 20:14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, 1599  but she did not know that it was Jesus.

20:15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” Because she 1600  thought he was the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him.” 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She 1601  turned and said to him in Aramaic, 1602 Rabboni 1603  (which means Teacher). 1604  20:17 Jesus replied, 1605 Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ 20:18 Mary Magdalene came and informed the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them 1606  what 1607  Jesus 1608  had said to her. 1609 

Jesus’ Appearance to the Disciples

20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the disciples had gathered together 1610  and locked the doors 1611  of the place 1612  because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. 1613  Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20:20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 1614  20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.” 20:22 And after he said this, he breathed on them and said, 1615 Receive the Holy Spirit. 1616  20:23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; 1617  if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.” 1618 

The Response of Thomas

20:24 Now Thomas (called Didymus), 1619  one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 20:25 The other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, 1620 Unless I see the wounds 1621  from the nails in his hands, and put my finger into the wounds from the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it! 1622 

20:26 Eight days later the disciples were again together in the house, 1623  and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, 1624  Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you! 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put 1625  your finger here, and examine 1626  my hands. Extend 1627  your hand and put it 1628  into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe.” 1629  20:28 Thomas replied to him, 1630 My Lord and my God! 1631  20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are the people 1632  who have not seen and yet have believed.” 1633 

20:30 Now Jesus performed 1634  many other miraculous signs in the presence of the 1635  disciples, which are not recorded 1636  in this book. 1637  20:31 But these 1638  are recorded 1639  so that you may believe 1640  that Jesus is the Christ, 1641  the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. 1642 

Jesus’ Appearance to the Disciples in Galilee

21:1 After this 1643  Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. 1644  Now this is how he did so. 1645  21:2 Simon Peter, Thomas 1646  (called Didymus), 1647  Nathanael 1648  (who was from Cana 1649  in Galilee), the sons 1650  of Zebedee, 1651  and two other disciples 1652  of his were together. 21:3 Simon Peter told them, “I am going fishing.” “We will go with you,” they replied. 1653  They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

21:4 When it was already very early morning, Jesus stood on the beach, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 21:5 So Jesus said to them, “Children, you don’t have any fish, 1654  do you?” 1655  They replied, 1656 No.” 21:6 He told them, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” 1657  So they threw the net, 1658  and were not able to pull it in because of the large number of fish.

21:7 Then the disciple whom 1659  Jesus loved 1660  said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it), 1661  and plunged 1662  into the sea. 21:8 Meanwhile the other disciples came with the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from land, only about a hundred yards. 1663 

21:9 When they got out on the beach, 1664  they saw a charcoal fire ready 1665  with a fish placed on it, and bread. 21:10 Jesus said, 1666 Bring some of the fish you have just now caught.” 21:11 So Simon Peter went aboard and pulled the net to shore. It was 1667  full of large fish, one hundred fifty-three, 1668  but although there were so many, the net was not torn. 21:12 Come, have breakfast,” Jesus said. 1669  But none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 21:13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 21:14 This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Peter’s Restoration

21:15 Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, 1670  do you love me more than these do?” 1671  He replied, 1672 Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” 1673  Jesus 1674  told him, “Feed my lambs.” 21:16 Jesus 1675  said 1676  a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He replied, 1677 Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus 1678  told him, “Shepherd my sheep.” 21:17 Jesus 1679  said 1680  a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed 1681  that Jesus 1682  asked 1683  him a third time, “Do you love me?” and said, 1684 Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus 1685  replied, 1686 Feed my sheep. 21:18 I tell you the solemn truth, 1687  when you were young, you tied your clothes around you 1688  and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie you up 1689  and bring you where you do not want to go.” 21:19 (Now Jesus 1690  said this to indicate clearly by what kind of death Peter 1691  was going to glorify God.) 1692  After he said this, Jesus told Peter, 1693 Follow me.”

Peter and the Disciple Jesus Loved

21:20 Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. 1694  (This was the disciple 1695  who had leaned back against Jesus’ 1696  chest at the meal and asked, 1697 Lord, who is the one who is going to betray you?”) 1698  21:21 So when Peter saw him, 1699  he asked Jesus, “Lord, what about him? 21:22 Jesus replied, 1700 If I want him to live 1701  until I come back, 1702  what concern is that of yours? You follow me! 21:23 So the saying circulated 1703  among the brothers and sisters 1704  that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live 1705  until I come back, 1706  what concern is that of yours?

A Final Note

21:24 This is the disciple who testifies about these things and has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true. 21:25 There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of them were written down, 1707  I suppose the whole world 1708  would not have room for the books that would be written. 1709 

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