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 Jesusdisciples, 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 

Peter’s Confession

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 Jesusbrothers 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!


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

10:1I 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 

10:11I 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 

10:14I 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 

Jesus’ Anointing

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.

12:27Now 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,

12:40He has blinded their eyes

and hardened their heart, 851 

so that they would not see with their eyes

and understand with their heart, 852 

and turn to me, 853  and I would heal them.” 854 

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 disciplesfeet 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 ‘Teacherand ‘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

13:18What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 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 Jesuschest 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 

13:34I 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

14:1Do 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

14:15If 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.

14:18I 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.”

14:22Lord,” 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.

14:25I 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.

14:27Peace 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 

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