Bible: John 6-14
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
6:1 After this 1 Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Sea of Tiberias). 2 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 3 and sat down there with his disciples. 6:4 (Now the Jewish feast of the Passover 4 was near.) 5 6:5 Then Jesus, when he looked up 6 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 7 said this to test him, for he knew what he was going to do.) 8 6:7 Philip replied, 9 “Two hundred silver coins worth 10 of bread would not be enough for them, for each one to get a little.” 6:8 One of Jesus’ disciples, 11 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 12 are these for so many people?”
6:10 Jesus said, “Have 13 the people sit down.” (Now there was a lot of grass in that place.) 14 So the men 15 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, 16 as much as they wanted. 6:12 When they were all satisfied, Jesus 17 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 18 left over by the people who had eaten.
6:14 Now when the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus 19 performed, they began to say to one another, “This is certainly the Prophet 20 who is to come into the world.” 21 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. 22
Walking on Water
6:16 Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 23 6:17 got into a boat, and started to cross the lake 24 to Capernaum. 25 (It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.) 26 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, 27 they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, 28 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 29 realized that only one small boat 30 had been there, and that Jesus had not boarded 31 it with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 6:23 But some boats from Tiberias 32 came to shore 33 near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 34 6:24 So when the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats 35 and came to Capernaum 36 looking for Jesus.
Jesus’ Discourse About the Bread of Life
6:25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, 37 they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 38 6:26 Jesus replied, 39 “I tell you the solemn truth, 40 you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate all the loaves of bread you wanted. 41 6:27 Do not work for the food that disappears, 42 but for the food that remains to eternal life – the food 43 which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him.” 44
6:28 So then they said to him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds 45 God requires?” 46 6:29 Jesus replied, 47 “This is the deed 48 God requires 49 – to believe in the one whom he 50 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 51 ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 52
6:32 Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 53 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 54 comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 6:34 So they said to him, “Sir, 55 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. 56 6:36 But I told you 57 that you have seen me 58 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. 59 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 60 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 61 at the last day.” 62
6:41 Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus 63 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, 64 “Do not complain about me to one another. 65 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, 66 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.’ 67 Everyone who hears and learns from the Father 68 comes to me. 6:46 (Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God – he 69 has seen the Father.) 70 6:47 I tell you the solemn truth, 71 the one who believes 72 has eternal life. 73 6:48 I am the bread of life. 74 6:49 Your ancestors 75 ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 6:50 This 76 is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person 77 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 78 that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
6:52 Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus 79 began to argue with one another, 80 “How can this man 81 give us his flesh to eat?” 6:53 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 82 unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, 83 you have no life 84 in yourselves. 6:54 The one who eats 85 my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 86 6:55 For my flesh is true 87 food, and my blood is true 88 drink. 6:56 The one who eats 89 my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me, and I in him. 90 6:57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes 91 me will live because of me. 6:58 This 92 is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread your ancestors 93 ate, but then later died. 94 The one who eats 95 this bread will live forever.”
Many Followers Depart
6:59 Jesus 96 said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue 97 in Capernaum. 98 6:60 Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, 99 said, “This is a difficult 100 saying! 101 Who can understand it?” 102 6:61 When Jesus was aware 103 that his disciples were complaining 104 about this, he said to them, “Does this cause you to be offended? 105 6:62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending where he was before? 106 6:63 The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! 107 The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 108 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.) 109 6:65 So Jesus added, 110 “Because of this I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has allowed him to come.” 111
6:66 After this many of his disciples quit following him 112 and did not accompany him 113 any longer. 6:67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “You don’t want to go away too, do you?” 114 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. 6:69 We 115 have come to believe and to know 116 that you are the Holy One of God!” 117 6:70 Jesus replied, 118 “Didn’t I choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is the devil?” 119 6:71 (Now he said this about Judas son of Simon Iscariot, 120 for Judas, 121 one of the twelve, was going to betray him.) 122
The Feast of Tabernacles
7:1 After this 123 Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. 124 He 125 stayed out of Judea 126 because the Jewish leaders 127 wanted 128 to kill him. 7:2 Now the Jewish feast of Tabernacles 129 was near. 130 7:3 So Jesus’ brothers 131 advised him, “Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing. 132 7:4 For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself 133 does anything in secret. 134 If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 7:5 (For not even his own brothers believed in him.) 135
7:6 So Jesus replied, 136 “My time 137 has not yet arrived, 138 but you are ready at any opportunity! 139 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 140 to the feast yourselves. I am not going up to this feast 141 because my time 142 has not yet fully arrived.” 143 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 144 himself also went up, not openly but in secret. 7:11 So the Jewish leaders 145 were looking for him at the feast, asking, “Where is he?” 146 7:12 There was 147 a lot of grumbling 148 about him among the crowds. 149 Some were saying, “He is a good man,” but others, “He deceives the common people.” 150 7:13 However, no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jewish leaders. 151
Teaching in the Temple
7:14 When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts 152 and began to teach. 153 7:15 Then the Jewish leaders 154 were astonished 155 and said, “How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?” 156 7:16 So Jesus replied, 157 “My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me. 158 7:17 If anyone wants to do God’s will, 159 he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority. 160 7:18 The person who speaks on his own authority 161 desires 162 to receive honor 163 for himself; the one who desires 164 the honor 165 of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, 166 and there is no unrighteousness in him. 7:19 Hasn’t Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps 167 the law! Why do you want 168 to kill me?”
7:20 The crowd 169 answered, “You’re possessed by a demon! 170 Who is trying to kill you?” 171 7:21 Jesus replied, 172 “I performed one miracle 173 and you are all amazed. 174 7:22 However, because Moses gave you the practice of circumcision 175 (not that it came from Moses, but from the forefathers), you circumcise a male child 176 on the Sabbath. 7:23 But if a male child 177 is circumcised 178 on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken, 179 why are you angry with me because I made a man completely well 180 on the Sabbath? 7:24 Do not judge according to external appearance, 181 but judge with proper 182 judgment.”
Questions About Jesus’ Identity
7:25 Then some of the residents of Jerusalem 183 began to say, “Isn’t this the man 184 they are trying 185 to kill? 7:26 Yet here he is, speaking publicly, 186 and they are saying nothing to him. 187 Do the rulers really know that this man 188 is the Christ? 189 7:27 But we know where this man 190 comes from. 191 Whenever the Christ 192 comes, no one will know where he comes from.” 193
7:28 Then Jesus, while teaching in the temple courts, 194 cried out, 195 “You both know me and know where I come from! 196 And I have not come on my own initiative, 197 but the one who sent me 198 is true. You do not know him, 199 7:29 but 200 I know him, because I have come from him 201 and he 202 sent me.”
7:30 So then they tried to seize Jesus, 203 but no one laid a hand on him, because his time 204 had not yet come. 7:31 Yet many of the crowd 205 believed in him and said, “Whenever the Christ 206 comes, he won’t perform more miraculous signs than this man did, will he?” 207
7:32 The Pharisees 208 heard the crowd 209 murmuring these things about Jesus, 210 so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers 211 to arrest him. 212 7:33 Then Jesus said, “I will be with you for only a little while longer, 213 and then 214 I am going to the one who sent me. 7:34 You will look for me 215 but will not find me, and where I am you cannot come.”
7:35 Then the Jewish leaders 216 said to one another, “Where is he 217 going to go that we cannot find him? 218 He is not going to go to the Jewish people dispersed 219 among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he? 220 7:36 What did he mean by saying, 221 ‘You will look for me 222 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, 223 Jesus stood up and shouted out, 224 “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and 7:38 let the one who believes in me drink. 225 Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him 226 will flow rivers of living water.’” 227 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, 228 because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 229
Differing Opinions About Jesus
7:40 When they heard these words, some of the crowd 230 began to say, “This really 231 is the Prophet!” 232 7:41 Others said, “This is the Christ!” 233 But still others said, “No, 234 for the Christ doesn’t come from Galilee, does he? 235 7:42 Don’t the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant 236 of David 237 and comes from Bethlehem, 238 the village where David lived?” 239 7:43 So there was a division in the crowd 240 because of Jesus. 241 7:44 Some of them were wanting to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him. 242
Lack of Belief
7:45 Then the officers 243 returned 244 to the chief priests and Pharisees, 245 who said to them, “Why didn’t you bring him back with you?” 246 7:46 The officers replied, “No one ever spoke like this man!” 7:47 Then the Pharisees answered, 247 “You haven’t been deceived too, have you? 248 7:48 None of the rulers 249 or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they? 250 7:49 But this rabble 251 who do not know the law are accursed!”
7:50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus 252 before and who was one of the rulers, 253 said, 254 7:51 “Our law doesn’t condemn 255 a man unless it first hears from him and learns 256 what he is doing, does it?” 257 7:52 They replied, 258 “You aren’t from Galilee too, are you? 259 Investigate carefully and you will see that no prophet 260 comes from Galilee!”7:53
A Woman Caught in Adultery
[[And each one departed to his own house. 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 262 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 263 them. 8:3 The experts in the law 264 and the Pharisees 265 brought a woman who had been caught committing adultery. They made her stand in front of them 8:4 and said to Jesus, 266 “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. 8:5 In the law Moses commanded us to stone to death 267 such women. 268 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 269 him.) 270 Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger. 271 8:7 When they persisted in asking him, he stood up straight 272 and replied, 273 “Whoever among you is guiltless 274 may be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8:8 Then 275 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, 276 until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 8:10 Jesus stood up straight 277 and said to her, “Woman, 278 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.”]] 279
Jesus as the Light of the World
8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, 280 “I am the light of the world. 281 The one who follows me will never 282 walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 8:13 So the Pharisees 283 objected, 284 “You testify about yourself; your testimony is not true!” 285 8:14 Jesus answered, 286 “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 287 do not know where I came from or where I am going. 288 8:15 You people 289 judge by outward appearances; 290 I do not judge anyone. 291 8:16 But if I judge, my evaluation is accurate, 292 because I am not alone when I judge, 293 but I and the Father who sent me do so together. 294 8:17 It is written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 295 8:18 I testify about myself 296 and the Father who sent me testifies about me.”
8:19 Then they began asking 297 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.” 298 8:20 (Jesus 299 spoke these words near the offering box 300 while he was teaching in the temple courts. 301 No one seized him because his time 302 had not yet come.) 303
Where Jesus Came From and Where He is Going
8:21 Then Jesus 304 said to them again, 305 “I am going away, and you will look for me 306 but will die in your sin. 307 Where I am going you cannot come.” 8:22 So the Jewish leaders 308 began to say, 309 “Perhaps he is going to kill himself, because he says, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’” 8:23 Jesus replied, 310 “You people 311 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 312 that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am he, 313 you will die in your sins.”
8:25 So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus replied, 314 “What I have told you from the beginning. 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge 315 about you, but the Father 316 who sent me is truthful, 317 and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world.” 318 8:27 (They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.) 319
8:28 Then Jesus said, 320 “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, 321 and I do nothing on my own initiative, 322 but I speak just what the Father taught me. 323 8:29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, 324 because I always do those things that please him.” 8:30 While he was saying these things, many people 325 believed in him.
Abraham’s Children and the Devil’s Children
8:31 Then Jesus said to those Judeans 326 who had believed him, “If you continue to follow my teaching, 327 you are really 328 my disciples 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 329 8:33 “We are descendants 330 of Abraham,” they replied, 331 “and have never been anyone’s slaves! How can you say, 332 ‘You will become free’?” 8:34 Jesus answered them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 333 everyone who practices 334 sin is a slave 335 of sin. 8:35 The slave does not remain in the family 336 forever, but the son remains forever. 337 8:36 So if the son 338 sets you free, you will be really free. 8:37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. 339 But you want 340 to kill me, because my teaching 341 makes no progress among you. 342 8:38 I am telling you the things I have seen while with the 343 Father; 344 as for you, 345 practice the things you have heard from the 346 Father!”
8:39 They answered him, 347 “Abraham is our father!” 348 Jesus replied, 349 “If you are 350 Abraham’s children, you would be doing 351 the deeds of Abraham. 8:40 But now you are trying 352 to kill me, a man who has told you 353 the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this! 354 8:41 You people 355 are doing the deeds of your father.”
Then 356 they said to Jesus, 357 “We were not born as a result of immorality! 358 We have only one Father, God himself.” 8:42 Jesus replied, 359 “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. 360 I 361 have not come on my own initiative, 362 but he 363 sent me. 8:43 Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept 364 my teaching. 365 8:44 You people 366 are from 367 your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. 368 He 369 was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, 370 because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, 371 he speaks according to his own nature, 372 because he is a liar and the father of lies. 373 8:45 But because I am telling you 374 the truth, you do not believe me. 8:46 Who among you can prove me guilty 375 of any sin? 376 If I am telling you 377 the truth, why don’t you believe me? 8:47 The one who belongs to 378 God listens and responds 379 to God’s words. You don’t listen and respond, 380 because you don’t belong to God.” 381
8:48 The Judeans 382 replied, 383 “Aren’t we correct in saying 384 that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?” 385 8:49 Jesus answered, “I am not possessed by a demon, 386 but I honor my Father – and yet 387 you dishonor me. 8:50 I am not trying to get 388 praise for myself. 389 There is one who demands 390 it, and he also judges. 391 8:51 I tell you the solemn truth, 392 if anyone obeys 393 my teaching, 394 he will never see death.” 395
8:52 Then 396 the Judeans 397 responded, 398 “Now we know you’re possessed by a demon! 399 Both Abraham and the prophets died, and yet 400 you say, ‘If anyone obeys 401 my teaching, 402 he will never experience 403 death.’ 404 8:53 You aren’t greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? 405 And the prophets died too! Who do you claim to be?” 8:54 Jesus replied, 406 “If I glorify myself, my glory is worthless. 407 The one who glorifies me is my Father, about whom you people 408 say, ‘He is our God.’ 8:55 Yet 409 you do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, 410 I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey 411 his teaching. 412 8:56 Your father Abraham was overjoyed 413 to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” 414
8:57 Then the Judeans 415 replied, 416 “You are not yet fifty years old! 417 Have 418 you seen Abraham?” 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 419 before Abraham came into existence, 420 I am!” 421 8:59 Then they picked up 422 stones to throw at him, 423 but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area. 424
Healing a Man Born Blind
9:1 Now as Jesus was passing by, 425 he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 9:2 His disciples asked him, 426 “Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man 427 or his parents?” 428 9:3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man 429 nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that 430 the acts 431 of God may be revealed 432 through what happens to him. 433 9:4 We must perform the deeds 434 of the one who sent me 435 as long as 436 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.” 437 9:6 Having said this, 438 he spat on the ground and made some mud 439 with the saliva. He 440 smeared the mud on the blind man’s 441 eyes 9:7 and said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam” 442 (which is translated “sent”). 443 So the blind man 444 went away and washed, and came back seeing.
9:8 Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously 445 as a beggar began saying, 446 “Is this not the man 447 who used to sit and beg?” 9:9 Some people said, 448 “This is the man!” 449 while others said, “No, but he looks like him.” 450 The man himself 451 kept insisting, “I am the one!” 452 9:10 So they asked him, 453 “How then were you made to see?” 454 9:11 He replied, 455 “The man called Jesus made mud, 456 smeared it 457 on my eyes and told me, 458 ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and was able to see.” 459 9:12 They said 460 to him, “Where is that man?” 461 He replied, 462 “I don’t know.”
The Pharisees’ Reaction to the Healing
9:13 They brought the man who used to be blind 463 to the Pharisees. 464 9:14 (Now the day on which Jesus made the mud 465 and caused him to see 466 was a Sabbath.) 467 9:15 So the Pharisees asked him again how he had gained his sight. 468 He replied, 469 “He put mud 470 on my eyes and I washed, and now 471 I am able to see.”
9:16 Then some of the Pharisees began to say, 472 “This man is not from God, because he does not observe 473 the Sabbath.” 474 But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform 475 such miraculous signs?” Thus there was a division 476 among them. 9:17 So again they asked the man who used to be blind, 477 “What do you say about him, since he caused you to see?” 478 “He is a prophet,” the man replied. 479
9:18 Now the Jewish religious leaders 480 refused to believe 481 that he had really been blind and had gained his sight until at last they summoned 482 the parents of the man who had become able to see. 483 9:19 They asked the parents, 484 “Is this your son, whom you say 485 was born blind? Then how does he now see?” 9:20 So his parents replied, 486 “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. 487 Ask him, he is a mature adult. 488 He will speak for himself.” 9:22 (His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jewish religious leaders. 489 For the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus 490 to be the Christ 491 would be put out 492 of the synagogue. 493 9:23 For this reason his parents said, “He is a mature adult, 494 ask him.”) 495
9:24 Then they summoned 496 the man who used to be blind 497 a second time and said to him, “Promise before God to tell the truth. 498 We know that this man 499 is a sinner.” 9:25 He replied, 500 “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?” 501 9:27 He answered, 502 “I told you already and you didn’t listen. 503 Why do you want to hear it 504 again? You people 505 don’t want to become his disciples too, do you?”
9:28 They 506 heaped insults 507 on him, saying, 508 “You are his disciple! 509 We are disciples of Moses! 9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses! We do not know where this man 510 comes from!” 9:30 The man replied, 511 “This is a remarkable thing, 512 that you don’t know where he comes from, and yet he caused me to see! 513 9:31 We know that God doesn’t listen to 514 sinners, but if anyone is devout 515 and does his will, God 516 listens to 517 him. 518 9:32 Never before 519 has anyone heard of someone causing a man born blind to see. 520 9:33 If this man 521 were not from God, he could do nothing.” 9:34 They replied, 522 “You were born completely in sinfulness, 523 and yet you presume to teach us?” 524 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 525 and said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 526 9:36 The man 527 replied, 528 “And who is he, sir, that 529 I may believe in him?” 9:37 Jesus told him, “You have seen him; he 530 is the one speaking with you.” 531 9:38 [He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 532 9:39 Jesus 533 said,] 534 “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, 535 and the ones who see may become blind.”
9:40 Some of the Pharisees 536 who were with him heard this 537 and asked him, 538 “We are not blind too, are we?” 539 9:41 Jesus replied, 540 “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, 541 but now because you claim that you can see, 542 your guilt 543 remains.” 544
Jesus as the Good Shepherd
10:1 “I tell you the solemn truth, 545 the one who does not enter the sheepfold 546 by the door, 547 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 548 opens the door 549 for him, 550 and the sheep hear his voice. He 551 calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 552 10:4 When he has brought all his own sheep 553 out, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize 554 his voice. 10:5 They will never follow a stranger, 555 but will run away from him, because they do not recognize 556 the stranger’s voice.” 557 10:6 Jesus told them this parable, 558 but they 559 did not understand 560 what he was saying to them.
10:7 So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, 561 I am the door for the sheep. 562 10:8 All who came before me were 563 thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 564 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, 565 and find pasture. 566 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill 567 and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. 568
10:11 “I am the good 569 shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life 570 for the sheep. 10:12 The hired hand, 571 who is not a shepherd and does not own sheep, sees the wolf coming and abandons 572 the sheep and runs away. 573 So the wolf attacks 574 the sheep and scatters them. 10:13 Because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep, 575 he runs away. 576
10:14 “I am the good shepherd. I 577 know my own 578 and my own know me – 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life 579 for 580 the sheep. 10:16 I have 581 other sheep that do not come from 582 this sheepfold. 583 I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, 584 so that 585 there will be one flock and 586 one shepherd. 10:17 This is why the Father loves me 587 – because I lay down my life, 588 so that I may take it back again. 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down 589 of my own free will. 590 I have the authority 591 to lay it down, and I have the authority 592 to take it back again. This commandment 593 I received from my Father.”
10:19 Another sharp division took place among the Jewish people 594 because of these words. 10:20 Many of them were saying, “He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! 595 Why do you listen to him?” 10:21 Others said, “These are not the words 596 of someone possessed by a demon. A demon cannot cause the blind to see, 597 can it?” 598
Jesus at the Feast of Dedication
10:22 Then came the feast of the Dedication 599 in Jerusalem. 600 10:23 It was winter, 601 and Jesus was walking in the temple area 602 in Solomon’s Portico. 603 10:24 The Jewish leaders 604 surrounded him and asked, 605 “How long will you keep us in suspense? 606 If you are the Christ, 607 tell us plainly.” 608 10:25 Jesus replied, 609 “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds 610 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 611 them eternal life, and they will never perish; 612 no one will snatch 613 them from my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 614 and no one can snatch 615 them from my Father’s hand. 10:30 The Father and I 616 are one.” 617
10:31 The Jewish leaders 618 picked up rocks again to stone him to death. 10:32 Jesus said to them, 619 “I have shown you many good deeds 620 from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone me?” 10:33 The Jewish leaders 621 replied, 622 “We are not going to stone you for a good deed 623 but for blasphemy, 624 because 625 you, a man, are claiming to be God.” 626
10:34 Jesus answered, 627 “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 628 10:35 If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), 629 10:36 do you say about the one whom the Father set apart 630 and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 10:37 If I do not perform 631 the deeds 632 of my Father, do not believe me. 10:38 But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, 633 so that you may come to know 634 and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” 10:39 Then 635 they attempted 636 again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches. 637
10:40 Jesus 638 went back across the Jordan River 639 again to the place where John 640 had been baptizing at an earlier time, 641 and he stayed there. 10:41 Many 642 came to him and began to say, “John 643 performed 644 no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man 645 was true!” 10:42 And many believed in Jesus 646 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. 647 11:2 (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil 648 and wiped his feet dry with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 649 11:3 So the sisters sent a message 650 to Jesus, 651 “Lord, look, the one you love is sick.” 11:4 When Jesus heard this, he said, “This sickness will not lead to death, 652 but to God’s glory, 653 so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 654 11:5 (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) 655
11:6 So when he heard that Lazarus 656 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.” 657 11:8 The disciples replied, 658 “Rabbi, the Jewish leaders 659 were just now trying 660 to stone you to death! Are 661 you going there again?” 11:9 Jesus replied, 662 “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, 663 because he sees the light of this world. 664 11:10 But if anyone walks around at night, 665 he stumbles, 666 because the light is not in him.”
11:11 After he said this, he added, 667 “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. 668 But I am going there to awaken him.” 11:12 Then the disciples replied, 669 “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 11:13 (Now Jesus had been talking about 670 his death, but they 671 thought he had been talking about real sleep.) 672
11:14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 11:15 and I am glad 673 for your sake that I was not there, so that you may believe. 674 But let us go to him.” 11:16 So Thomas (called Didymus 675 ) 676 said to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, so that we may die with him.” 677
Speaking with Martha and Mary
11:17 When 678 Jesus arrived, 679 he found that Lazarus 680 had been in the tomb four days already. 681 11:18 (Now Bethany was less than two miles 682 from Jerusalem, 683 11:19 so many of the Jewish people of the region 684 had come to Martha and Mary to console them 685 over the loss of their brother.) 686 11:20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 687 11:21 Martha 688 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 689 you.” 690
11:23 Jesus replied, 691 “Your brother will come back to life again.” 692 11:24 Martha said, 693 “I know that he will come back to life again 694 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 695 even if he dies, 11:26 and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. 696 Do you believe this?” 11:27 She replied, 697 “Yes, Lord, I believe 698 that you are the Christ, 699 the Son of God who comes into the world.” 700
11:28 And when she had said this, Martha 701 went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, 702 “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” 703 11:29 So when Mary 704 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 705 who were with Mary 706 in the house consoling her saw her 707 get up quickly and go out. They followed her, because they thought she was going to the tomb to weep 708 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 709 who had come with her weeping, he was intensely moved 710 in spirit and greatly distressed. 711 11:34 He asked, 712 “Where have you laid him?” 713 They replied, 714 “Lord, come and see.” 11:35 Jesus wept. 715 11:36 Thus the people who had come to mourn 716 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! 717 Couldn’t he have done something to keep Lazarus 718 from dying?”
Lazarus Raised from the Dead
11:38 Jesus, intensely moved 719 again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) 720 11:39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” 721 Martha, the sister of the deceased, 722 replied, “Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, 723 because he has been buried 724 four days.” 725 11:40 Jesus responded, 726 “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?” 11:41 So they took away 727 the stone. Jesus looked upward 728 and said, “Father, I thank you that you have listened to me. 729 11:42 I knew that you always listen to me, 730 but I said this 731 for the sake of the crowd standing around here, that they may believe that you sent me.” 11:43 When 732 he had said this, he shouted in a loud voice, 733 “Lazarus, come out!” 11:44 The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, 734 and a cloth wrapped around his face. 735 Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him 736 and let him go.”
The Response of the Jewish Leaders
11:45 Then many of the people, 737 who had come with Mary and had seen the things Jesus 738 did, believed in him. 11:46 But some of them went to the Pharisees 739 and reported to them 740 what Jesus had done. 11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees 741 called the council 742 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, 743 everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary 744 and our nation.”
11:49 Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, 745 “You know nothing at all! 11:50 You do not realize 746 that it is more to your advantage to have one man 747 die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” 748 11:51 (Now he did not say this on his own, 749 but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, 750 11:52 and not for the Jewish nation 751 only, 752 but to gather together 753 into one the children of God who are scattered.) 754 11:53 So from that day they planned together to kill him.
11:54 Thus Jesus no longer went 755 around publicly 756 among the Judeans, 757 but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, 758 and stayed there with his disciples. 11:55 Now the Jewish feast of Passover 759 was near, and many people went up to Jerusalem 760 from the rural areas before the Passover to cleanse themselves ritually. 761 11:56 Thus they were looking for Jesus, 762 and saying to one another as they stood in the temple courts, 763 “What do you think? That he won’t come to the feast?” 11:57 (Now the chief priests and the Pharisees 764 had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus 765 was should report it, so that they could arrest 766 him.) 767
12:1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom he 768 had raised from the dead. 12:2 So they prepared a dinner for Jesus 769 there. Martha 770 was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table 771 with him. 12:3 Then Mary took three quarters of a pound 772 of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard 773 and anointed the feet of Jesus. She 774 then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) 775 12:4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) 776 said, 12:5 “Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins 777 and the money 778 given to the poor?” 12:6 (Now Judas 779 said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, 780 he used to steal what was put into it.) 781 12:7 So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She has kept it for the day of my burial. 782 12:8 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me!” 783
12:9 Now a large crowd of Judeans 784 learned 785 that Jesus 786 was there, and so they came not only because of him 787 but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. 12:10 So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, 788 12:11 for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem 789 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. 790 12:13 So they took branches of palm trees 791 and went out to meet him. They began to shout, 792 “Hosanna! 793 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! 794 Blessed is 795 the king of Israel!” 12:14 Jesus found a young donkey 796 and sat on it, just as it is written, 12:15 “Do not be afraid, people of Zion; 797 look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt!” 798 12:16 (His disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, 799 but when Jesus was glorified, 800 then they remembered that these things were written about him and that these things had happened 801 to him.) 802
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. 803 12:18 Because they had heard that Jesus 804 had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet him. 12:19 Thus the Pharisees 805 said to one another, “You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after him!”
12:20 Now some Greeks 806 were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast. 12:21 So these approached Philip, 807 who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, 808 “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” 12:22 Philip went and told Andrew, and they both 809 went and told Jesus. 12:23 Jesus replied, 810 “The time 811 has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 812 12:24 I tell you the solemn truth, 813 unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. 814 But if it dies, it produces 815 much grain. 816 12:25 The one who loves his life 817 destroys 818 it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards 819 it for eternal life. 12:26 If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow 820 me, and where I am, my servant will be too. 821 If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
12:27 “Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me 822 from this hour’? 823 No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour. 824 12:28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, 825 “I have glorified it, 826 and I will glorify it 827 again.” 12:29 The crowd that stood there and heard the voice 828 said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him. 829 12:30 Jesus said, 830 “This voice has not come for my benefit 831 but for yours. 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world 832 will be driven out. 833 12:32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people 834 to myself.” 12:33 (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.) 835
12:34 Then the crowd responded, 836 “We have heard from the law that the Christ 837 will remain forever. 838 How 839 can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?” 12:35 Jesus replied, 840 “The light is with you for a little while longer. 841 Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. 842 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.” 843 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 844 had performed 845 so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him, 12:38 so that the word 846 of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, 847 “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord 848 been revealed?” 849 12:39 For this reason they could not believe, 850 because again Isaiah said,
12:40 “He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart, 851
so that they would not see with their eyes
and understand with their heart, 852
12:41 Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s 855 glory, and spoke about him.
12:42 Nevertheless, even among the rulers 856 many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees 857 they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, 858 so that they would not be put out of 859 the synagogue. 860 12:43 For they loved praise 861 from men more than praise 862 from God.
Jesus’ Final Public Words
12:44 But Jesus shouted out, 863 “The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, 864 12:45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. 865 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 866 hears my words and does not obey them, 867 I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 868 12:48 The one who rejects me and does not accept 869 my words has a judge; 870 the word 871 I have spoken will judge him at the last day. 12:49 For I have not spoken from my own authority, 872 but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me 873 what I should say and what I should speak. 12:50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. 874 Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me.” 875
Washing the Disciples’ Feet
13:1 Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time 876 had come to depart 877 from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end. 878 13:2 The evening meal 879 was in progress, and the devil had already put into the heart 880 of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, that he should betray 881 Jesus. 882 13:3 Because Jesus 883 knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, 884 and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 13:4 he got up from the meal, removed 885 his outer clothes, 886 took a towel and tied it around himself. 887 13:5 He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel he had wrapped around himself. 888
13:6 Then he came to Simon Peter. Peter 889 said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash 890 my feet?” 13:7 Jesus replied, 891 “You do not understand 892 what I am doing now, but you will understand 893 after these things.” 13:8 Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet!” 894 Jesus replied, 895 “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 896 13:9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, wash 897 not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!” 13:10 Jesus replied, 898 “The one who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, 899 but is completely 900 clean. 901 And you disciples 902 are clean, but not every one of you.” 13:11 (For Jesus 903 knew the one who was going to betray him. For this reason he said, “Not every one of you is 904 clean.”) 905
13:12 So when Jesus 906 had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table 907 again and said to them, “Do you understand 908 what I have done for you? 13:13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, 909 for that is what I am. 910 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 911 – you should do just as I have done for you. 13:16 I tell you the solemn truth, 912 the slave 913 is not greater than his master, nor is the one who is sent as a messenger 914 greater than the one who sent him. 13:17 If you understand 915 these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
The Announcement of Jesus’ Betrayal
13:18 “What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 916 ‘The one who eats my bread 917 has turned against me.’ 918 13:19 I am telling you this now, 919 before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe 920 that I am he. 921 13:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 922 whoever accepts 923 the one I send accepts me, and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 924
13:21 When he had said these things, Jesus was greatly distressed 925 in spirit, and testified, 926 “I tell you the solemn truth, 927 one of you will betray me.” 928 13:22 The disciples began to look at one another, worried and perplexed 929 to know which of them he was talking about. 13:23 One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, 930 was at the table 931 to the right of Jesus in a place of honor. 932 13:24 So Simon Peter 933 gestured to this disciple 934 to ask Jesus 935 who it was he was referring to. 936 13:25 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved 937 leaned back against Jesus’ chest and asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 13:26 Jesus replied, 938 “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread 939 after I have dipped it in the dish.” 940 Then he dipped the piece of bread in the dish 941 and gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son. 13:27 And after Judas 942 took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. 943 Jesus said to him, 944 “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 13:28 (Now none of those present at the table 945 understood 946 why Jesus 947 said this to Judas. 948 13:29 Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, 949 or to give something to the poor.) 950 13:30 Judas 951 took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.) 952
The Prediction of Peter’s Denial
13:31 When 953 Judas 954 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, 955 God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him right away. 956 13:33 Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, 957 and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 958 ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ 959 now I tell you the same. 960
13:34 “I give you a new commandment – to love 961 one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 962 13:35 Everyone 963 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, 964 “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!” 965 13:38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? 966 I tell you the solemn truth, 967 the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!
Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples
14:1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. 968 You believe in God; 969 believe also in me. 14:2 There are many dwelling places 970 in my Father’s house. 971 Otherwise, I would have told you, because 972 I am going away to make ready 973 a place for you. 974 14:3 And if I go and make ready 975 a place for you, I will come again and take you 976 to be with me, 977 so that where I am you may be too. 14:4 And you know the way where I am going.” 978
14:5 Thomas said, 979 “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 14:6 Jesus replied, 980 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 981 No one comes to the Father except through me. 14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 982 And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”
14:8 Philip said, 983 “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 984 14:9 Jesus replied, 985 “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known 986 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? 987 The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 988 but the Father residing in me performs 989 his miraculous deeds. 990 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, 991 believe because of the miraculous deeds 992 themselves. 14:12 I tell you the solemn truth, 993 the person who believes in me will perform 994 the miraculous deeds 995 that I am doing, 996 and will perform 997 greater deeds 998 than these, because I am going to the Father. 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, 999 so that the Father may be glorified 1000 in the Son. 14:14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Teaching on the Holy Spirit
14:15 “If you love me, you will obey 1001 my commandments. 1002 14:16 Then 1003 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 1004 to be with you forever – 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, 1005 because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides 1006 with you and will be 1007 in you.
14:18 “I will not abandon 1008 you as orphans, 1009 I will come to you. 1010 14:19 In a little while 1011 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 1012 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 1013 them is the one who loves me. 1014 The one 1015 who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal 1016 myself to him.”
14:22 “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) 1017 said, 1018 “what has happened that you are going to reveal 1019 yourself to us and not to the world?” 14:23 Jesus replied, 1020 “If anyone loves me, he will obey 1021 my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 1022 14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey 1023 my words. And the word 1024 you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
14:25 “I have spoken these things while staying 1025 with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, 1026 the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you 1027 everything, 1028 and will cause you to remember everything 1029 I said to you.
14:27 “Peace I leave with you; 1030 my peace I give to you; I do not give it 1031 to you as the world does. 1032 Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 1033 14:28 You heard me say to you, 1034 ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad 1035 that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 1036 14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 1037 14:30 I will not speak with you much longer, 1038 for the ruler of this world is coming. 1039 He has no power over me, 1040 14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know 1041 that I love the Father. 1042 Get up, let us go from here.” 1043