Page images
PDF
EPUB

Christ purgeth the temple.

14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money, sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence : make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18"| Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them : and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. 23 of Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast-day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

[blocks in formation]

himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

24 But Jesus did not commit

CHAP. III.

1 Christ teacheth Nicodemus the necessity of regeneration. 14 Of faith in his death. 16 The great love of God towards the world. 18 Condemnation for unbelief 23 The baptism, witness, and doctrine of John concerning Christ.

VHERE was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old 7 can he enter the second time into his mother's

| womb, and be born ?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither

Of faith an Christ's death.

t goeth: so is every one that is jorn of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and ;aid unto him, How can these hings be 7 10 Jesus answered and said into him, Art thou a master of srael, and knowest not these hings 7 11 Verily, verily, I say unto hee, We speak that we do Know, and testify that we have feen ; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly hings, and ye believe not, how hall ye believe if I tell you of leavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came lown from heaven, even the Son if man which is in heaven. 14 " And as Moses lifted up he serpent in the wilderness, ven so must the Son of man he lifted up : 15 That whosoever believeth n him should not perish, but lave eternal life. 16 ° For God so loved the world, that he gave his only egotten Son, that whosoever lelieveth in him, should not erish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son nto the world to condemn the world, but that the world hrough him might be saved. 18 "| He that believeth on im, is not condemned: but he hat believeth not, is condemnd already, because he hath not elieved in the name of the only egotten Son of God.

[blocks in formation]

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 22 "I After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 23 T And John also was baptizing in AEnon, near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 25 "| Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews, about purifying. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

29 He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom ; but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all : he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son and hath given all things into his hand. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. CHAP. IV.

John's doctrine concerning Christ. S. JOHN.

Christ talketh with a woman of Samaria, and revealeth himself unto her. 27. His disciples marvel. 31. He declareth to them his zeal to God's glory. 39 Many Samaritans believe on him. 43 He departeth into Galilee, and healeth the ruler’s son that lay sick at Capernaum.

HEN therefore the Lord

knew how the Pharisees

had heard that Jesus made and

baptized more disciples than

John,

2 (Though Jesus himself bap

tized not, but his disciples,)

[ocr errors]

Christ talketh with

3 He left Judea, and depart. ed again into Galilee. 4 And he must needs go through Samaria. 5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar near to the parcel of ground tha Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about th sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water : Jesu saith unto her, Give me to drink 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat. 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is i that thou, being a Jew, askes drink of me, which am a wo man of Samaria 7 for the Jew. have no dealings with the Sa maritans. 10 Jesus answered and sai unto her, If thou knewest th gift of God, and who it is tha saith to thee, Give me to drink thou wouldest have asked o him, and he would have give thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that liv ing water? 12 Art thou greater than ou father Jacob, which gave us th well, and drank thereof himsel and his children, and his cattle 13 Jesus answered and sai unto her, Whosoever drinket of this water, shall thirst again

a woman of Samaria.

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Go call thy husband, and come hither. 17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband : 18 For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband : in that saidst thou truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what : we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they

[blocks in formation]

that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ ; when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. 27 *| And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou ? or, Why talkest thou with her ? 28 The woman then left her water-pot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29 Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did : is not this the Christ 7 30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. 31 *|| In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him aught to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he that reapeth re

ceiveth wages, and gathereth

Many Samaritans believe.

fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. 39 " And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. 40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. 41 And many more believed, because of his own word ; 42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. 43 "I Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. 45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. 46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And

there was a certain nobleman,

S. JOHN.

A nobleman's son healed.

whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son : for he was at the point of death. 48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. 50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. & 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 52 Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53 So the father knew that *t nyas at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. 54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.

CHAP. V.

1 Jesus on the sabbath-day cureth him that was diseased eight and thirty years. 10 The Jews therefore cavil, and persecute him for it. 17. He answereth for himself, and neproveth them, shewing by the testimony of his Father, 32 of John, 36 of his works. 39 and of the scriptures, who he is.

FTER this there was a feast of the Jews: and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

« PreviousContinue »