Modern Literal Version
[John 1]



     {Joh 1:1-18 Jesus' Deity; see also Php 2:6, Gen 1:26.}


     1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. 1:2 This one was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things became through him, and without him nothing became that has become into being. 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 1:5 And the light is appearing in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake {Or: comprehend} it.


     1:6 It happened that a man came, having been sent from God, and his name was John. 1:7 This one came to be a witness, in order that he might testify concerning the light, in order that all should believe through him. 1:8 He was not the light, but came in order that he might testify concerning the light.


     1:9 He was the true light coming into the world, the light which illuminates every man. 1:10 He was in the world and the world became through him and the world did not know him.


     1:11 He came to his own and those who were his own did not receive him. 1:12 But as many as received him, he gave to them the authority to become children of God, to the believing ones in his name, 1:13 who were born, not from bloods, nor from the will of the flesh, nor from the will of man, but from God.


     1:14 And the Word became flesh and resided among us (and we saw his glory, glory like that of the only begotten from the Father), full of favor and truth. 1:15 John testifies concerning him and has cried, saying, This one was he of whom I spoke, He who is coming after me, has become before me, because he was first, then me. 1:16 And we all received out of his fullness and favor in exchange-for favor. 1:17 Because the law was given through Moses; the favor and the truth became through Jesus Christ. 1:18 No one has seen God at anytime; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that one has described him.



     {Joh 1:19-34 Bethany beyond Jordan, Feb. 27 AD; no parallel.}


     1:19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem in order that they might ask him, Who are you?


     1:20 And he confessed and did not deny, and he confessed, I am not the Christ.


     1:21 And they asked him, Therefore, what? Are you Elijah?


     And he says, I am not.


     Are you the prophet?


     And he answered, No.


     1:22 Therefore they said to him, Who are you? In order that we might give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say concerning yourself?


     1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Make° straight the way of the Lord, just-as Isaiah the prophet said. {Isa 40:3}


     1:24 And those who had been sent, were from the Pharisees. 1:25 And they asked him, and said to him, Therefore why do you immerse*, if you are not the Christ, neither Elijah, nor the prophet?


     1:26 John answered them, saying, I immerse* in water, but one is standing in your° midst whom you° do not know. 1:27 It is he who is coming after me, who has become before me. I am not worthy that* I should loose the strap of his shoes. 1:28 These things happened in Bethany beyond-that area of the Jordan, where John was immersing*.


     {Maybe: Mat 3:11-17, Mar 1:7-11, Luk 3:21-22 & Joh 1:29-34}


     1:29 On the next-day he sees Jesus coming toward him and says, Behold, the Lamb of God, who is taking away the sin of the world! 1:30 This one is he, concerning whom I said, A man is coming after me who has become before me, because he was first; then me. 1:31 And I did not know him, but in order that he should be manifested to Israel. I came immersing* in water because of this. 1:32 And John testified, saying, I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove from heaven, and it remained upon him. 1:33 And I did not know him, but he who sent me to immerse* in water, that one said to me, Upon whomever you see the Spirit coming down and remaining upon him, this one is he who immerses* in the Holy Spirit. 1:34 And I have seen, and have testified, that this is the Son of God.



     {Joh 1:35-51 Bethany beyond Jordan, Spring 27 AD.}


     1:35 Again on the next-day, John and two others from his disciples stood around. 1:36 And having looked at Jesus walking, he says, Behold, the Lamb of God! 1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak and they followed Jesus.


     1:38 Now Jesus, having turned, saw them following, and says to them, What are you° seeking?


     But they said to him, Rabbi (which is to say, by translation: Teacher), where do you abide?


     1:39 He says to them, Come° and see°.


     They went and saw where he abode, and they remained with him that day. It was approximately the tenth hour. 1:40 One out of the two who heard this from John was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother and he followed him. 1:41 This one finds first his own brother Simon and says to him, We have found the Messiah (which is, after being translated, The Christ).


     1:42 And he led him toward Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, You are Simon, the Son of Jonah, you will be called Cephas, which is by translation, a Pebble.



     1:43 On the next-day, he wished to go out into Galilee, and he finds Philip, and Jesus says to him, Follow me.


     1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, from the city of Andrew and Peter. 1:45 Philip finds Nathanael and says to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law and the prophets wrote, Jesus from Nazareth, the son of Joseph.


     1:46 And Nathanael said to him, Is any good thing able to be coming out of Nazareth?


     Philip says to him, Come and behold!


     1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and says concerning him, Behold, an Israelite in whom there truly is no treachery!


     1:48 Nathanael says to him, From where do you know me?


     Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip summoned you, I saw you being under the fig tree.


     1:49 Nathanael answered and says to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.


     1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, Is it because I said to you, I saw you underneath the fig tree that you believe? You will be seeing greater than these things. 1:51 And he says to him, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, From now on, you° will be seeing the heaven has opened, and the messengers of God ascending and coming down upon the Son of Man.



[John 2]



     {Joh 2:1-11 Cana in Galilee; no parallel.}


     2:1 And in the third day, there happened to be a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2:2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. 2:3 And coming-short of wine, the mother of Jesus says to him, They have no wine.


     2:4 Jesus says to her, What is this thing with me and with you, woman? My hour is not coming yet.


     2:5 His mother says to the servants, If he says anything to you°, do° it. 2:6 Now six stone water pots were placed there according to the Jews' cleansing, making room for two or three nine-gallon measures apiece. {i.e. very large water pots}


     2:7 Jesus says to them, Fill° the water pots with water. And they filled them to the top. 2:8 And he says to them, Dip-out° some now and carry° it to the chief waiter.


     And they carried it. 2:9 Now as the chief waiter tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it is from (but the servants knew, having dipped-out the water), the chief waiter summons the bridegroom, 2:10 and says to him, Every man first places the good wine on the table, and whenever they are drunken, then the inferior. But you have kept the good wine until now. 2:11 This one was the beginning of the signs which Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.



     {Joh 2:12 Capernaum; no parallel.}


     2:12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brethren and his disciples, and they did not abide there many days. {An idiom: stayed a few days.}



     {Joh 2:13-25 Jerusalem April 9, 27 AD; no parallel.}


     2:13 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2:14 And he found those who sold bulls and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting in the temple. 2:15 And he made* a scourge out of ropes and cast all forth out of the temple, both the sheep and the bulls, and he poured out the coinage of the brokers and turned over their tables; 2:16 and to the ones who are selling the doves he said, Take° these things from here. Do° not make* my Father's house a house of merchandise.


     2:17 Now his disciples were reminded that it has been written, 'Zeal of your house will be eating me up.' {Psa 69:9}


     2:18 Therefore, the Jews answered and said to him, What sign are you showing to us? Why is it that you are doing these things?


     2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, Tear-down° this temple and I will be lifting it up in three days.


     2:20 Therefore the Jews said, This temple was built in forty-six years and you will be lifting it up in three days? 2:21 But that he spoke concerning the temple of his body.


     2:22 Therefore, when he was raised up from the dead, his disciples were reminded that he spoke this, and they believed in the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.



     2:23 Now as he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, many believed in his name at the feast, viewing his signs which he was doing. 2:24 But Jesus himself was not entrusting himself to them, because he knew all men, 2:25 and because he had no need that* anyone should testify concerning man; for* he himself knew what was in man.



[John 3]



     {Joh 3:1-21; no parallel.}


     3:1 Now there was a man from the Pharisees, his name was Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 3:2 This one came to him by night and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for* no one is able to do these signs which you are doing, if God is not with him.


     3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you, If someone has not been born anew, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.


     3:4 Nicodemus says to him, How is a man able to be born, being elderly? He is not able to enter into his mother's womb a second-time and to be born again, is he?


     3:5 Jesus answered, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you, If someone has not been born out of water and the Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God! 3:6 What has been born out of the flesh is flesh, and what has been born out of the Spirit is spirit. 3:7 Do not marvel that I said to you, It is essential for you° to be born anew. 3:8 The Spirit is blowing where he wills and you hear his voice, but do not know from where he is coming and where he is going, so is everyone who has been born from the Spirit.


     3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How are these things able to happen?


     3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel and do not know these things? 3:11 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you, We speak what we know, and testify from what we have seen, and you° do not receive our testimony. 3:12 If I tell you° the earthly things and you° do not believe, how will you° believe if I tell you° the heavenly things? 3:13 And no one has ascended into heaven, except he who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man, who is in heaven. 3:14 And just-as Moses who exalted the serpent in the wilderness, so it is essential for the Son of Man to also be exalted; 3:15 in order that everyone who believes in him might not perish but may have everlasting life.



     3:16 For* God so loved* the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, in order that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but may have everlasting life. 3:17 For* God did not send the Son into the world in order that he might judge the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 3:18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


     3:19 Now this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world and men loved* the darkness rather than the light; for* their works were evil. 3:20 For* everyone who is practicing evil, hates the light, and is not coming to the light, in order that his works should not convict him. 3:21 But he who practices the truth comes to the light, in order that his works should be manifest, that they have been worked in God.



     {Joh 3:22-36 Judea and Aenon; no parallel.}


     3:22 After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of the Jews, and he was remaining with them and was immersing* there. 3:23 Now John was also immersing* in Aenon near to Salem, because many bodies of water were there, and they were coming and were being immersed*. 3:24 For* John was not yet cast into prison. 3:25 Therefore there happened to be a debate from John's disciples with a Jew concerning the cleansing. 3:26 And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with you beyond-that area of the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, this one immerses* and all men are going to him.


     3:27 John answered and said, A man is able to receive nothing, if it is not given to him from heaven. 3:28 You° yourselves testify, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I have been sent before that one. 3:29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom, who is standing and hearing him, rejoices with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore in this, my joy has been fulfilled. 3:30 It is essential for that to grow, but for me to be diminished.



     3:31 He who is coming from above is over all. He who is from the earth is from the earth and speaks from the earth. He who is coming from heaven is over all. 3:32 And what he has seen and heard, he is testifying of this, and no one receives his testimony. 3:33 He who has received his testimony has sealed this: that God is true. 3:34 For* he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for* God does not give the Spirit from measure. 3:35 The Father loves* the Son, and has given all things into his hand. 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life, but he who is disobedient to the Son will not be seeing life, but the wrath of God is remaining upon him.



[John 4]



     {Mar 1:14a & Mat 4:12 & Luk 3:19-20 & Joh 4:1-4 Judea to Galilee.}


     4:1 Therefore as the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus is making* and immersing* more disciples than John, 4:2 (although Jesus himself was not immersing*, but his disciples did), 4:3 he left Judea and went away into Galilee.



     4:4 Now it was essential for him to go through Samaria.


     {Joh 4:5-43 Jacob's Well and at Sychar; no parallel.}


     4:5 So he comes to a city of Samaria, called* Sychar, close to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph, 4:6 and Jacob's well was there. Therefore, Jesus, being fatigued from his journey, was sitting thus upon the well. It was approximately the sixth hour {i.e. Noon}. 4:7 A woman from Samaria comes to dip-out water. Jesus says to her, Give to me some water to drink. 4:8 For* his disciples had gone away into the city, in order that they might buy nourishment.


     4:9 Therefore the Samaritan woman says to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, who is a Samaritan woman? (For* Jews have no dealings together with Samaritans.)


     4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that says to you, Give to me some water to drink; you would have asked him, and he would have given living water to you.


     4:11 The woman says to him, Lord, you have no bucket and the well is deep. Therefore from where do you have the living water? 4:12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank out of it himself and his sons and his livestock, are you?


     4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, Everyone who drinks from this water will be thirsty again 4:14 but whoever is drinking from the water that I will be giving him may never* be thirsty, but the water that I will be giving him will become in him a well of water leaping up to everlasting life.


     4:15 The woman says to him, Lord, give this water to me, in order that I may not be thirsty, nor come here to dip-out water.


     4:16 Jesus says to her, Go, summon your husband, and come here.


     4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband.


     Jesus says to her, You said well, I have no husband, 4:18 for* you had five husbands, and he whom you have now is not your husband. You have said this, a true thing.


     4:19 The woman says to him, Lord, I view that you are a prophet. 4:20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you° Jews say, that in Jerusalem is the place where it is essential to worship.


     4:21 Jesus says to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when you° will be worshiping the Father, neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. 4:22 You° worship what you° do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. 4:23 But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will be worshiping the Father in spirit and truth; for* the Father also is seeking such who are worshiping him. 4:24 God is a Spirit, and it is essential for those who are worshiping him to worship in spirit and truth.


     4:25 The woman says to him, I know that the Messiah is coming (he who is called* Christ). Whenever he comes, that man will be proclaiming all things to us.


     4:26 Jesus says to her, I am he, who is speaking to you.



     4:27 And his disciples came upon this, and marveled that he was speaking with a woman; nevertheless, no one said, What are you seeking? Or, Why are you speaking with her?


     4:28 So the woman left her water pot and went away into the city, and says to the men, 4:29 Come-here°. Behold°, a man who told me all things, as many things as I have done. This is not the Christ, is it? 4:30 They went out of the city and were coming toward him.


     4:31 But in the time in between, the disciples requested him, saying, Rabbi, eat.


     4:32 But he said to them, I have food to eat which you° do not know.


     4:33 Therefore the disciples were saying to one another, Someone did not bring him anything to eat, did they?


     4:34 Jesus says to them, My food is that* I should be doing the will of the one who sent me, and should complete his work. 4:35 Do you not say, There are still four months and then the harvest comes. Behold, I am saying to you°, Lift° up your° eyes and look° at the farmlands, because they are already white for the harvest. 4:36 And he who is reaping receives wages and gathers fruit to everlasting life; in order that he who is sowing and he who is reaping may rejoice also in unison. 4:37 For* the true word is in this, Another is he who is sowing and another is he who is reaping. 4:38 I sent you° to reap what you° have not labored; others have labored, and you° have entered into their labor.


          4:39 Now many out of the Samaritans from that city believed in him, because of the word of the woman, who was testifying, He told me all things, as many things as I have done. 4:40 Therefore, as the Samaritans came to him, they requested him to abide with them, and he remained there two days. 4:41 And many more believed because of his word; 4:42 and they were saying to the woman, We believe no longer because of your speech; for* we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is truly the Savior of the world, the Christ.



     4:43 Now after the two days, he went forth from there and went into Galilee. 4:44 For* Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own fatherland.



     {Luk 4:14a & Joh 4:44-45 Arrival in Galilee.}


     4:45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galileans accepted him, having seen all the things which he did in Jerusalem at the feast; for* they had also gone to the feast.



     {Joh 4:46-54 Cana; no parallel.}


     4:46 Therefore, Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, where he made* the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick in Capernaum. 4:47 Having heard that Jesus is coming out of Judea into Galilee, he went toward him, and asked him in order that he might come down and might heal his son; for* he was about to die. 4:48 Therefore Jesus said to him, If you° do not see signs and wonders, you° may never* believe.


     4:49 The nobleman says to him, Lord, come down here before my child dies.


     4:50 Jesus says to him, Travel on; your son lives.


     And the man believed the word in which Jesus spoke to him, and he was traveling on.


     4:51 Now already while going down, his bondservants encountered him and reported, saying that his boy lives. 4:52 Therefore, he inquired from them the hour in which he had improved. And they said to him, The fever left him yesterday in the seventh hour. 4:53 Therefore the father knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives. And he himself, and his whole house believed. 4:54 This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.



[John 5]



     {Joh 5:1-47 Jerusalem probably the Passover; no parallel.}


     5:1 The feast of the Jews was after these things, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 5:2 Now there is a pool in Jerusalem by the sheep gate called* Bethesda in Hebrew, having five porches. 5:3 A large multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, dried up, were reclining in this area waiting for the moving of the water. 5:4 For* a messenger was going down every opportunity in the pool, and was disturbing the water. Therefore, the first one who stepped after the disturbance of the water became healthy, from whatever disease in which the one was being held.


     5:5 Now a certain man was there, who was held in sickness for thirty eight years. 5:6 When* Jesus saw him reclining and having known that he had spent much time already there, he says to him, Do you wish to become healthy?


     5:7 The sick man answered him, Lord, I do not have a man, in order that he might put me in the pool whenever the water is disturbed. But while* I am coming, another is going down before me.


     5:8 Jesus says to him, Arise, lift up your pallet and walk. 5:9 And immediately the man became healthy, and lifted up his pallet and was walking.


     Now it was the Sabbath on that day. 5:10 So the Jews were saying to the one who had been healed, It is the Sabbath. It is not legal for you to lift up your pallet.


     5:11 He answered them, He who made* me healthy, that man said to me, Lift up your pallet and walk.


     5:12 Therefore they asked him, Who is the man who said to you, Lift up your pallet and walk? 5:13 But he who was healed did not know who it was; for* Jesus had slipped out of the crowd that was in that place.


     5:14 After these things, Jesus finds him in the temple and said to him, Behold, you have become healthy. Sin no longer, in order that something worse might not happen to you. 5:15 The man went away and proclaimed to the Jews that it was Jesus who had made* him healthy. 5:16 And the Jews were persecuting Jesus because of this, and were seeking to kill him, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.



     5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father is working until now, and I am working. 5:18 Therefore the Jews were seeking even more to kill him because of this, because he was not only tearing-down the Sabbath, but also that he was saying God is his own Father, making* himself equal to God.



     5:19 Therefore, Jesus answered and said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, The Son is not able to do anything from himself, if he does not see what the Father is doing; for* whatever things which he does, the Son is also doing these things likewise. 5:20 For* the Father loves the Son, and shows to him all things which he is doing, and he will be showing him greater works than these things in order that you° may marvel. 5:21 For* just-like the Father raises up the dead and is giving-life to them, so the Son also is giving-life to whom he wills. 5:22 For* the Father is judging no one, but has given all judgment to the Son; 5:23 in order that all may honor the Son, just-as they are honoring the Father. He who is not honoring the Son, is not honoring the Father who sent him.


     5:24 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, He who hears my word and believes in the one who sent me, has everlasting life, and is not coming into judgment, but has stepped out of death into the life.


     5:25 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, The hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 5:26 For* just-like the Father has life in himself, so he also gave to the Son, to have life in himself, 5:27 and he also gave authority to him to make* judgment, because he is a son of man. 5:28 Do° not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will be hearing his voice, 5:29 and will travel out; those who have practiced good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.



     5:30 I am able to do nothing of myself. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I am not seeking my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me. 5:31 If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true. 5:32 It is another who is testifying concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he is testifying concerning me is true. 5:33 You° have sent people to John, and he has testified to the truth. 5:34 But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I am saying these things, in order that you° might save yourselves. 5:35 He was that lamp which burns and appears bright, and you° were willing to be glad for a season in his light. 5:36 But the testimony which I have is greater than John's; for* the works which the Father gave to me, in order that I should complete, these same works which I am doing, testify concerning me, that the Father has sent me. 5:37 And the Father who sent me, he has testified concerning me. You° have neither heard his voice at anytime, nor have seen his form. 5:38 And you° do not have his word remaining in you°, because you° do not believe in that man whom he sent for this. 5:39 You° are searching the Scriptures because you° think that in them you° have everlasting life, and these are those which are testifying concerning me; 5:40 and you° are not willing to come to me, in order that you° may have life.


     5:41 I am not receiving glory from men. 5:42 But I know you°, that you° do not have the love* of God in yourselves. 5:43 I have come in the name of my Father, and you° are not receiving me. If another comes in his own name, you° will be receiving that man. 5:44 How are you° able to believe, receiving glory from one another, and yet you° are not seeking the glory that comes from the God alone? 5:45 Do° not think that I will be accusing you° to the Father. There is one who is accusing you°, Moses, in whom you° have hoped. 5:46 For* if you° believed in Moses, you° would believe in me; for* that man wrote concerning me. 5:47 But if you° do not believe the Scriptures of that man, how will you° believe my declarations?



[John 6]



     {Mar 6:30-32 & Mat 14:13 & Luk 9:10 & Joh 6:1 East shore of Galilee.}


     6:1 After these things, Jesus went away to the area beyond-that of the sea of Galilee, to the sea of Tiberias.



     {Mar 6:33-44 & Mat 14:13-21 & Luk 9:11-17 & Joh 6:2-14.}


     6:2 And a large crowd was following him, because they were seeing the signs from him which he was doing upon those who were sick.


     6:3 Now Jesus went up into the mountain and was sitting there with his disciples. 6:4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. 6:5 Therefore Jesus, having lifted up his eyes and having seen that a large crowd is coming toward him, says to Philip, From where will we be buying bread, in order that these might eat? 6:6 But he said this, testing him; for* he himself knew what he was about to do.


     6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii' worth of loaves is not enough for them, in order that each of them might take some bit.


     6:8 One out of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, says to him, 6:9 There is one child here, who has five barley loaves and two little-fish, but what are these things among so-many?


     6:10 But Jesus said, Make the people lean-back. Now much grass was in the place. Therefore the men reclined, approximately five thousand in number. 6:11 Now Jesus took the loaves, and having given-thanks, he distributed it to the disciples and then to the disciples who had reclined; also likewise from the little-fish as many as they were wishing to eat. 6:12 Now as they were getting filled, he says to his disciples, Gather° up the broken pieces which was leftover, in order that not anything might perish. 6:13 Therefore they gathered together and filled twelve baskets from the broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were leftover by those who had been fed.


     6:14 Therefore, when* the people saw the sign which Jesus did, they were saying, This truly is the prophet who is coming into the world.



     {Mar 6:45-56 & Mat 14:22-36 & Joh 6:15-21.}


     6:15 Therefore Jesus, having known that they are about to come and seize him, in order that they might make* him king, departed by himself into the mountain alone.



     6:16 Now as it became evening, his disciples went down upon the sea coast; 6:17 and having stepped into the ship and they were going beyond-that area of the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark and Jesus had not yet come to them. 6:18 And the sea was being aroused by a great blowing wind. 6:19 Therefore, having rowed approximately twenty five or thirty furlongs, they view Jesus walking upon the sea and happening to be near the ship and they were afraid. 6:20 But he says to them, I am here. Do° not be afraid. 6:21 Therefore they were willing to receive him into the ship and immediately the ship happened to be upon the land in which they were going.



     {Joh 6:22-71 Synagogue in Capernaum; no parallel.}


     6:22 On the next-day the crowd which is standing beyond-that area of the sea, saw that no other small-boat was there, except this one in which his disciples had stepped into, and that Jesus did not enter together with his disciples into the small-boat, but his disciples alone 6:23 (but other small-boats came from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given-thanks). 6:24 Therefore, when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves also stepped into the ships and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 6:25 And when* they found him beyond-that area of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you come* here?


     6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Assuredly, assuredly, I say to you°, You° are seeking me, not because you° saw signs, but because you° ate from the loaves and were fed. 6:27 Do° not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will be giving to you°; for* God, the Father, has sealed this one.


     6:28 Therefore they said to him, What should we do, in order that we may work the works of God?


     6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, in order that you° might believe in the one whom that one has sent.


     6:30 Therefore they said to him, Therefore what are you doing for a sign, in order that we may see it and should believe in you? What are you working for us? 6:31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it has been written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. {Exo 16:21, Num. 11:8}


     6:32 Therefore Jesus said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, Moses has not given the bread from heaven to you°, but my Father is the one giving the true bread from heaven to you°. 6:33 For* the bread of God is what is coming down from heaven and is giving life to the world.


     6:34 Therefore they said to him, Lord, give this bread to us always.


     6:35 But Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. He who is coming to me may never* hunger and he who believes in me may never* be thirsty at anytime. 6:36 But I said to you°, That you° have seen me and yet do not believe. 6:37 All that the Father gives me will be coming to me, and the one who is coming to me I may never* cast outside. 6:38 Because I have come down from heaven, not in order that I should do my own will, but do the will of the one who sent me. 6:39 But this is the will of my Father who sent me, that* of all that he has given me, I should not lose any out of it, but will raise* it up in the last day. 6:40 But this is the will of the one who sent me, in order that everyone who views the Son and believes in him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise* him up in the last day.



     6:41 Therefore the Jews were murmuring concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 6:42 And they were saying, Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, I have come down from heaven?


     6:43 Therefore Jesus answered and said to them, Do° not murmur with one another. 6:44 No one is able to come to me, if the Father who sent me does not attract him and I will raise* him up in the last day. 6:45 It has been written in the prophets, 'And they will all be taught from God.' {Isa 54:13} Therefore, everyone who hears from the Father and has learned, is coming to me. 6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God, this one has seen the Father. 6:47 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, He who believes in me has everlasting life. 6:48 I am the bread of life. 6:49 Your° fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died. 6:50 This is the bread which is coming down from heaven, in order that anyone may eat from it and may not die. 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats from this bread, he will be living forever and also the bread which I will be giving is my flesh, which I will be giving on behalf of the life of the world.


     6:52 Therefore the Jews were quarreling with one another, saying, How is this one able to give us his flesh to eat?


     6:53 Therefore Jesus said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, If you° do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you° do not have life in yourselves. 6:54 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life and I will raise* him up in the last day. 6:55 For* my flesh is truly food and my blood is truly drink. 6:56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. 6:57 Just-as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father; so he who eats me, he will also be living because of me. 6:58 This is the bread which came down from heaven not like the manna your fathers ate and died; he who is eating this bread will be living forever. 6:59 He said these things in the synagogue, while teaching in Capernaum.


     6:60 Therefore many out of his disciples, having heard this, said, This is a harsh speech; who is able to hear it?


     6:61 But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured concerning this, said to them, Is this offending you°? 6:62 Therefore what if you° view the Son of Man ascending where he was beforehand? 6:63 It is the spirit who is giving-life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you° are spirit and are life. 6:64 But there are some out of you° who do not believe. For* Jesus knew from the beginning who they are who do not believe and who is one who will be giving him up. 6:65 And he said, Because of this, I have said to you°, that no one is able to come to me, if it has not been given to him from my Father.



     6:66 Many of his disciples went away from this speech to things left behind and were walking no more with him. 6:67 Therefore Jesus said to the twelve, You° will not also be going away, will you°?


     6:68 Therefore Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom will we go? You have the words of everlasting life. 6:69 And we have believed and have known that you are the Christ the Son of the living God.


     6:70 He answered them, Did I not choose you° the twelve and one out of you° is a slanderer? 6:71 Now he was speaking of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, being one out of the twelve, for* he was about to give him up to the Jews.



[John 7]



     {Mar 7:1-23 & Mat 15:1-20 & Joh 7:1 Galilee, probably Capernaum Spring 29 AD.}


     7:1 And after these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee; for* he was not wishing to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.



     {Joh 7:2-9; Galilee, probably Capernaum. Sept., 29 AD.}


     7:2 Now the feast of the Jews, that is, the Feast of Tabernacles, was near. 7:3 Therefore his brethren said to him, Proceed from here and go into Judea, in order that your disciples may also view your works which you are doing 7:4 for* no one does anything in secret, and then seeks to be known publicly. If you are doing these things, manifest yourself to the world. 7:5 For* even his brethren did not believe in him. 7:6 Therefore Jesus says to them, My time is not yet here, but your° time is always ready. 7:7 The world is not able to hate you°, but it hates me, because I am testifying concerning it, that its works are evil. 7:8 You°, go° up to this feast. I am not going up to this feast yet, because my time has not yet been fulfilled.


     7:9 Now having said these things to them, he remained behind in Galilee.



     {Luk 9:51-56 & Joh 7:10; Samaria, Sept., 29 AD.}


     7:10 Now as his brethren went up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but like it was in secret.



     {Joh 7:11-10:21; Jerusalem, Oct., 29 AD; no parallel.}


     7:11 Therefore the Jews were seeking him at the feast and were saying, Where is that man? 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the crowds concerning him. Some were saying, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he misleads the crowd. 7:13 Nevertheless no one was publicly speaking concerning him because of fear of the Jews.



     7:14 But when* it was already the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and was teaching. 7:15 And the Jews were marveling, saying, How does this one know the Scriptures, having not learned them?


     7:16 Therefore Jesus answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but from the one who sent me. 7:17 If anyone is willing to practice his will, he will know concerning the teaching, of what sort it is, whether from God or I speak from myself. 7:18 He who speaks from himself is seeking his own glory, but he who is seeking the glory from the one who sent him, this one is true and no unrighteousness is in him. 7:19 Has Moses not given you° the law and yet none out of you° are practicing the law? Why do you° seek to kill me?


     7:20 The crowd answered and said, You have a demon. Who seeks to kill you?


     7:21 Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work and you° all marvel. 7:22 Because of this, Moses has given you° circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you° circumcise a man. 7:23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, in order that the Law of Moses may not be torn-down. Are you° bitterly-angry with me, because I made* a man entirely healthy on the Sabbath? 7:24 Do° not judge according to appearance, but judge° righteous judgment.



     7:25 Therefore some out of those from Jerusalem said, Is this not the one whom they are seeking to kill? 7:26 And behold, he speaks publicly and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers truly known {Or: recognized} that this one is truly the Christ? 7:27 But we know where this one is from, but whenever the Christ comes, no one knows where he is from.


     7:28 Therefore Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, You° both know me and know where I am from, and I have not come from myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you° do not know. 7:29 I know him, because I am from him and he sent me. 7:30 Therefore they were seeking to arrest him and yet no one put his hand upon him (because his hour had not come yet).


     7:31 But many out of the crowd believed in him, and they were saying, Whenever the Christ comes, he will not be doing signs more-than those which this one has done, will he? 7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the high-priests sent attendants in order that they might arrest him.


     7:33 Therefore Jesus said, I am still with you° for a little time and I go to the one who sent me. 7:34 You° will be seeking me and will not be finding me and where I am, you° are not able to come.


     7:35 Therefore the Jews said to themselves, Where is this one about to travel that we will not be finding him? He is not about to travel to the Dispersion of the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he? 7:36 What is this speech that he said, You° will be seeking me and will not be finding me, and where I am, you° are not able to come?



     7:37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and let him drink. 7:38 He who believes in me, like the Scripture has said, Rivers of living water will be flowing out of his belly. {Joh 4:14} 7:39 But he spoke this concerning the Spirit, which those who believed in him were about to receive; for* the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.


     7:40 Therefore many out of the crowd, having heard the word, said, This is truly the prophet.


     7:41 Others were saying, This is the Christ. Others were saying, The Christ does not come out of Galilee, does he? 7:42 Did the Scripture not say that the Christ comes out of the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David was? {2Sam. 7:12, Mic 5:2} 7:43 So there became a split in the crowd because of him. 7:44 But some out of them were wishing to arrest him, but no one put hands upon him.


     7:45 Therefore, the attendants came to the high-priests and Pharisees, and those men said to them, Why did you° not lead him here?


     7:46 The attendants answered, Never*, has a man spoken thus, like this man.


     7:47 Therefore the Pharisees answered them, You° have not also been misled, have you? 7:48 Not anyone from the rulers or from the Pharisees believed in him, have they? 7:49 But this crowd who does not know the law are cursed.


     7:50 Nicodemus says to them (he who came to him by night, being one out of them), 7:51 Our law is not judging a man, if it does not hear from him beforehand and may know what he is doing, does it?


     7:52 They answered and said to him, You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search and behold that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.



     7:53 And they each traveled to his own house, [John 8] 8:1 but Jesus traveled to the Mountain of Olives.


     8:2 Now from daybreak, he came again into the temple and all the people were coming to him, and having sat down, he was teaching them.


     8:3 Now the scribes and the Pharisees lead a woman having been overtaken in adultery to him, and having stood her in the middle of them, 8:4 they say to him, testing him, Teacher, this woman was overtaken in the very-act of committing adultery. 8:5 Now Moses commanded us in the law such ones are to be stoned. Therefore what do you say? 8:6 But they were saying this thing, testing him, in order that they may have something to accuse him.


     But Jesus stooped downward and with his finger was writing in the soil and making-like nothing was happening. 8:7 Now as they were remaining, asking him, he stood-erect and said to them, The sinless one among you°, let him cast the first stone upon her. 8:8 And again he stooped downward and was writing in the soil.


     8:9 Now when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, they were going out one by one, having begun from the elder ones and Jesus was being left alone, and the woman being in his midst.


     8:10 Now Jesus stood-erect and saw no one except the woman and said to her, Where are those men, your accusers? Did no one condemn you?


     8:11 Now she said, No one, Lord.


     Now Jesus said, Neither do I judge you. Travel on and sin no longer!



     8:12 Therefore, again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who is following me may never* walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.


     8:13 Therefore the Pharisees said to him, You are testifying concerning yourself; your testimony is not true.


     8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I testify concerning myself, my testimony is true, because I know from where I come and where I am going, but you° do not know from where I come or where I am going. 8:15 You° judge according to the flesh; I judge no one according to the flesh. 8:16 And even if I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me. 8:17 And it has been written in your° law, that the testimony of two men is true. {Deu 19:15} 8:18 I am he who is testifying concerning myself and the Father who sent me is testifying concerning me.


     8:19 Therefore they were saying to him, Where is your Father?


     Jesus answered, You° know neither me, nor my Father; if you° knew me, you° would also know my Father. 8:20 (Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, while teaching in the temple and no one arrested him, because his hour had not come yet.)


     8:21 Therefore Jesus said again to them, I am going away and you° will be seeking me and will be dying in your° sin; where I am going, you° are not able to come.


     8:22 Therefore the Jews were saying, Will he kill himself, because he says, Where I am going, you° are not able to come?


     8:23 And he said to them, You° are from below; I am from above. You° are from this world; I am not from this world. 8:24 Therefore I said to you°, that you° will be dying in your° sins; for* if you° do not believe that I am, you° will be dying in your° sins.


     8:25 Therefore they were saying to him, Who are you?


     And Jesus said to them, The beginning, which is something that I am also speaking to you°. 8:26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you°, but he who sent me is true, and the things which I heard from him, I am speaking these things to the world. 8:27 (They did not know that he spoke concerning the Father to them.) 8:28 Therefore Jesus said to them, Whenever you° have exalted the Son of Man, then you° will know that I am he and that I am doing nothing from myself, but just-as my Father taught me, I am speaking these things to the world. 8:29 And he who sent me is with me; the Father has not left me alone, because I am always doing those things pleasing to him. 8:30 While speaking these things, many believed in him.



     8:31 Therefore Jesus said to those Jews who have believed in him, If you° abide in my word, then you° truly are my disciples; 8:32 and you° will know the truth and the truth will be making you° free. 8:33 They answered him, We are Abraham's seed and have been enslaved to no one at anytime. How do you say, You° will become free?


     8:34 Jesus answered them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, Everyone who practices sin is the bondservant of sin.


     8:35 Now the bondservant does not abide in the house forever; the son abides forever. 8:36 Therefore, if the Son makes you° free, you° really will be free. 8:37 I know that you° are Abraham's seed; yet you° are seeking to kill me, because my word is not making room in you° in your° hearts. 8:38 I am speaking the things which I have seen from my Father and therefore you° are practicing what you° have seen from your° father.


     8:39 They answered and said to him, Our father is Abraham.


     Jesus says to them, If you° were Abraham's children, were you° ever practicing the works of Abraham? 8:40 But now you° are seeking to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you°, which I heard from God. Abraham did not ever do this. 8:41 You° are practicing the works of your° father.


     Therefore they said to him, We have not been born from fornication; we have one Father– God.


     8:42 Therefore Jesus said to them, If God was your° Father, you° would love* me; for* I came out and have come from God; for* neither have I come from myself, but from that one who sent me. 8:43 Why do you° not know my speech? Is it because you° are not able to hear my word? 8:44 You° are from your° father, the devil, and you° to do the lusts of your° father. That one was a murderer from the beginning and is not standing in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own things, because he is a liar and the father of it. 8:45 But because I speak the truth, you° do not believe me. 8:46 Which out of you° convicts me concerning sin? But if I speak the truth, why are you° not believing in me? 8:47 He who is from God hears the declarations of God, but because of this, you° do not hear them, because you° are not from God.


     8:48 Therefore the Jews answered and said to him, Do we not say well that you are a Samaritan and you have a demon?


     8:49 Jesus answered, I do not have a demon, but I am honoring my Father and you° are dishonoring me. 8:50 But I am not seeking my own glory. There is one who is seeking and is judging. 8:51 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, If anyone keeps my word, he may never* view his death forever.


     8:52 The Jews said to him, Now we have known that you have a demon. Abraham died and the prophets, and you say, If anyone keeps my word, he may never* taste of death forever. 8:53 You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? And the prophets died; whom are you making* yourself out to be?


     8:54 Jesus answered, If I am glorifying myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who is glorifying me; of whom you° say, that he is our God. 8:55 And you° have not known him, but I know him, and if I say, I do not know him, I will be similar to you°, a liar, but I know him and I am keeping his word. 8:56 Your° father Abraham was glad that* he might see my day, and he saw it and rejoiced.


     8:57 Therefore the Jews said to him, You do not yet have fifty years in and you have seen Abraham?


     8:58 Jesus said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, Before Abraham was born, I am. 8:59 Therefore, they took up stones in order that they might cast them at him, but Jesus was hidden and went forth out of the temple, having gone right through the middle of them and so he was passing away.



[John 9]



     9:1 And passing by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this one or his parents, that* he should be born blind?


     9:3 Jesus answered, Neither did this one sin, nor his parents, but in order that the works of God should be manifest in him. 9:4 It is essential for me to work the works of the one who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one is able to work. 9:5 Whenever I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 9:6 Having said these things, he spits on the level-ground and made* clay from the spit and anointed the clay on the eyes of the blind man, 9:7 and said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by translation, Sent). Therefore, he went away and washed and came back seeing.


     9:8 Therefore the neighbors and those viewing him beforehand, that he was blind, were saying, Is this one not the one, sitting and begging earlier? 9:9 Others were saying, It is he. But others said, He is similar to him.


     That man said, I am he.


     9:10 Therefore they were saying to him, How were your eyes opened?


     9:11 That man answered and said, A man called* Jesus made* clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam and wash. And I went away and washed and I recovered my sight.


     9:12 Therefore they said to him, Where is that man?


     He says, I do not know.


     9:13 They lead him to the Pharisees, the previously blind one. 9:14 Now it was the Sabbath when Jesus made* the clay and opened his eyes. 9:15 Therefore, again the Pharisees were also asking him how he recovered his sight.


     Now he said to them, He placed clay upon my eyes and I washed and I can see.


     9:16 Therefore, some out of the Pharisees were saying, This man is not from God, because he is not keeping the Sabbath.


     Others said, How is a man, a sinner, able to do such signs? And there was a split among them. 9:17 They say to the blind man again, What do you say concerning him, in that he opened your eyes?


     Now he said, He is a prophet.


     9:18 Therefore the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he was blind and had recovered his sight, until which time they summoned the parents of the one who had recovered his sight, 9:19 and asked them, saying, Is this your° son, who you° say was born blind? Therefore how does he see now?


     9:20 But his parents answered and said, We know that this is our son and that he was born blind; 9:21 but how he can now see, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. He has come of age*; ask° him; he will be speaking concerning himself. 9:22 His parents said these things, because they feared the Jews; for* the Jews, themselves, had covenanted already, in order that if anyone confesses him as Christ, he should become expelled from the synagogue. 9:23 Because of this, his parents said, He has come of age*; ask° him.


     9:24 So they summoned the man who was blind a second-time and said to him, Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.


     9:25 Therefore that man answered and said, I do not know if he is a sinner. I know one thing, that I was blind, but now I can see.


     9:26 But they said to him again, What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?


     9:27 He answered them, I spoke to you° already and you° did not hear; why are you° wishing to hear it again? Do you° wish also to become his disciples?


     9:28 They reviled him and said, You are a disciple of that man, but we are disciples of Moses. 9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but this one, we do not know where he is from.


     9:30 The man answered and said to them, For* a marvelous thing is in this, because you° do not know where he is from and yet he opened my eyes. 9:31 But we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and if he is practicing his will, he hears him. 9:32 It has not been heard from the beginning of the world, that anyone has opened the eyes of one who had been born blind. 9:33 If this one was not from God, he would be unable to do anything.


     9:34 They answered and said to him, You were born entirely in sins and you are teaching us! And they cast him outside.


     9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him outside, and having found him, he said to him, Do you believe in the Son of God?


     9:36 That man answered and said, Who is he, Lord, in order that I should believe in him?


     9:37 Now Jesus said to him, You have both seen him and he who speaks with you is that man.


     9:38 But he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.


     9:39 And Jesus said, I came into this world *for judgment, in order that those who do not see, may see, and those who see, may become blind.


     9:40 And those who were with him from the Pharisees heard these things and said to him, We are not also blind, are we?


     9:41 Jesus said to them, If you° were blind, you° would have no sin, but now you° say, We see, therefore your° sin remains.



[John 10]



     10:1 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, He who does not enter in through the door into the sheep's pen, but goes up elsewhere, that man is a thief and a robber. 10:2 But he who enters in through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 10:3 The doorkeeper opens to him, and the sheep hear his voice and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 10:4 And whenever he has cast out his own sheep, he travels before them and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 10:5 But they may never* follow another man, but will be fleeing from him, because they do not know the voice of others. 10:6 (Jesus was speaking this metaphor to them, but those men did not know what it was that he was speaking to them.)



     10:7 Therefore Jesus said to them again, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, I am the door of the sheep. 10:8 All things, as many things as came before are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 10:9 I am the door; if anyone enters through me, he will be saved and will enter and will go out and will find pasture. 10:10 The thief does not come, except that* he may steal, and may sacrifice and may destroy you. I came in order that they may have life and may have it even-more. 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life on behalf of the sheep. 10:12 But the hired-servant and not being the shepherd, whose sheep are not his own, views the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep. 10:13 Now the hired-servant flees because he is a hired-servant and he himself does not care concerning the sheep. 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and I know my own and I am known by my own, 10:15 just-as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my life on behalf of the sheep. 10:16 And I have other sheep, which are not out of this pen; it is also essential for me to lead those and they will be hearing my voice and there will become one flock, only one shepherd. 10:17 Because of this, the Father loves* me, because I lay down my life, in order that I may again take it. 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down out of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again. I received this commandment from my Father.


     10:19 Therefore, a split again happened among the Jews because of these words. 10:20 And many out of them were saying, He has a demon and is insane; why are you° listening to him?


     10:21 Others were saying, These are not the words of one being demon-possessed. A demon is not able to open the eyes of the blind, is it?



     {Joh 10:22-42; Jerusalem and beyond Jordan; no parallel.}


     10:22 Now it happened to be Hanukkah in Jerusalem and it was winter, 10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon's porch. 10:24 Therefore the Jews surrounded him and were saying to him, Until when, are you lifting this question from our souls: tell us frankly, if you are the Christ?


     10:25 Jesus answered them, I spoke to you° and you° do not believe. The works which I am doing in my Father's name, these are testifying concerning me. 10:26 But you° do not believe, for* you° are not from my sheep just-as I said to you°. 10:27 My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they are following me, 10:28 and I give to them everlasting life, and they may never* perish and not anyone will be taking them out of my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, he is greater than all, and no one is able to take them out of my Father's hand. 10:30 I and the Father are one. 10:31 Therefore the Jews bore stones again in order that they might stone him. 10:32 Jesus answered them, I have showed you° many good works from my Father, because of what work from those do you° stone me?


     10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, We do not stone you concerning a good work, but concerning blasphemy, and because you being a man, are making* yourself God.


     10:34 Jesus answered them, Has it not been written in your° law, that I said, You° are gods? {Psa 82:6?} 10:35 If he called those men gods, to whom the word of God came* (and the Scripture is not able to be torn-down), 10:36 do you° say of him, whom the Father made holy and sent into the world, You blaspheme, because I said, I am the Son of God? 10:37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do° not believe in me. 10:38 But if I am doing them, even if you° do° not believe in me, believe° in the works; in order that you° may know and may believe that the Father is in me and I in him. 10:39 Therefore they were again seeking to arrest him and he went forth out of their hand.



     10:40 And he went away again beyond-that area of the Jordan into the place where John was first immersing*, and he remained there. 10:41 And many came to him and they were saying, John indeed did no sign, but all things, as many things as John spoke concerning this one were true. 10:42 And many believed in him there.



[John 11]



     {Joh 11:1-46; Peraea to Bethany, Jan. 30 AD; no parallel.}


     11:1 Now a certain one was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, from the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 11:2 Now it was this Mary who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 11:3 Therefore the sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.


     11:4 But when* Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not to death, but on behalf of the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified through it. 11:5 Now Jesus loved* Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 11:6 Therefore, as he heard that he was sick, then indeed, he remained in the place in which he was for two days. 11:7 Thereafter, after this time, he says to the disciples, We should go into Judea again.


     11:8 The disciples say to him, Rabbi, the Jews just now were seeking to stone you, and you are going back there again?


     11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he is not stumbling, because he sees the light of this world. 11:10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. 11:11 He spoke these things and he says to them after this, Our friend Lazarus has fallen-asleep, but I am traveling in order that I may wake him.


     11:12 Therefore the disciples said to him, Lord, if he has fallen-asleep, he will be cured.


     11:13 (Now Jesus had spoken concerning his death, but those men thought that he is speaking concerning the restfulness of sleep.) 11:14 Therefore, then Jesus spoke to them frankly, Lazarus is dead. 11:15 And I rejoice because of you° that I myself was not there, in order that you° may believe; but we should go to him.


     11:16 Therefore Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, We should also go, in order that we may die with him.



     11:17 Therefore, Jesus went and found that he had been in the tomb for four days already. 11:18 Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, approximately fifteen furlongs off; 11:19 and many from the Jews had come to those around Martha and Mary, in order that they may console them concerning their brother. 11:20 Therefore Martha, as she heard that Jesus is coming, met with him, but Mary was still sitting in the house. 11:21 Therefore Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if you were here, my brother would have not died. 11:22 But even now I know that, as many things as you may ask of God, God will be giving to you.


     11:23 Jesus says to her, Your brother will rise* up again.


     11:24 Martha says to him, I know that he will rise* up in the resurrection on the last day.


     11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, even if he dies, he will be living; 11:26 and everyone who is living and believes in me may never* die– forever. Do you believe this?


     11:27 She says to him, Yes, Lord. I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who comes into the world. 11:28 And having said these things, she went away and secretly summoned Mary her sister, and said, The Teacher is here and is summoning you. 11:29 As that woman heard it, she arose quickly and comes to him. 11:30 (Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met with him.)


     11:31 Therefore the Jews who were with her in the house and were consoling her, when* they saw Mary, that she stood up quickly and went out, they followed her, saying, She is going to the tomb in order that she may weep there.


     11:32 Therefore Mary, as she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell down next to his feet, saying to him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would have not died.


     11:33 Therefore, as Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came together with her, he sighed in the spirit and was disturbed, 11:34 and said, Where have you° laid him?


     They say to him, Lord, come and behold.


     11:35 Jesus shed-tears.


     11:36 Therefore the Jews were saying, Behold how he loved him!


     11:37 But some out of them said, Was this one, who opened the eyes of the blind man, not able to do something in order that this one might not have even died?


     11:38 Therefore Jesus again, sighing in himself, comes to the tomb. Now it was a cave and a stone was laying upon it. 11:39 Jesus says, Lift° up the stone.


     Martha, the sister to the one who has died, says to him, Lord, already the body stinks from decay; for* it is four days old.


     11:40 Jesus says to her, Did I not say to you, that, if you believed, you will be seeing the glory of God? 11:41 So they lifted the stone where the one who died was laying. Now Jesus lifted his eyes upward and said, Father, I am giving-thanks to you because you heard me. 11:42 And I knew that you always hear me, but because of the crowd who is standing around I said it, in order that they may believe that you sent me. 11:43 And having said these things, he cried-out with a loud voice, Lazarus, come-here! Come outside! 11:44 And he came out, the one who had died, having been bound hand and foot with burial wrappings, and his vision had been bound around with a handkerchief. Jesus says to them, Loose° him and allow° him to go away.


     11:45 Therefore many out of the Jews, who came to Mary and saw what Jesus did, believed in him. 11:46 But some out of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done.



     {Joh 11:47-54; Jerusalem and Ephraim in Judea; no parallel.}


     11:47 Therefore, the high-priests and the Pharisees gathered together a council and were saying, What are we doing because this man is doing many signs? 11:48 If we allow him to continue so; all will believe in him. And the Romans will be coming and taking away both our place and the nation.


     11:49 But a certain one out of them, Caiaphas, being the high-priest of that year, said to them, You° know nothing, 11:50 nor are you° reasoning that it is advantageous for us that* one man should die on behalf of the people and that* the whole nation should not perish. 11:51 (Now he said this not from himself, but being high-priest of that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die on behalf of the nation; 11:52 and not only on behalf of the nation, but in order that he should also gather together into one the children of God who have been scattered.) 11:53 So from that day forth, they counseled together in order that they might kill him.



     11:54 Therefore, Jesus was not walking publicly anymore among the Jews, but went away from there into the region near to the wilderness, into a city called* Ephraim, and he was staying there with his disciples.



     {Joh 11:55-12:1, 9-11 Bethany March 31- April 1, 30 AD; no parallel.}


     11:55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near and many went up to Jerusalem out of the region before the Passover, in order that they might purify themselves. 11:56 Therefore, they were seeking Jesus and were speaking with one another while standing in the temple, What are you° thinking? He may never* come to the feast, or may be? 11:57 Now both the high-priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, in order that, if anyone knows where he was, he should divulge it, *that they might arrest him.



[John 12]



     {The week of Jesus' crucifixion. Mar 11:1-11 & Mat 21:1-12, 14-17 & Luk 19:29-44 & Joh 12:12-19 Bethany to Jerusalem and back Sun. April 2, 30 AD.}


     12:1 Therefore, Jesus came to Bethany six days before the Passover, where Lazarus was, who had died, whom he raised from the dead.



     {Mar 14:10-11 & Mat 26:14-16 & Luk 22:3-6 & Joh 12:2-8.}


     12:2 So they made* him a supper there and Martha was serving, but Lazarus was one of those who reclined at the meal together with him. 12:3 Therefore, Mary took a pound of perfume of precious undiluted nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair and the house was filled from the aroma of the perfume. 12:4 Therefore Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, one out of his disciples, who is about to give him up, says, 12:5 Why was this perfume not sold* for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? 12:6 Now this he said, not because he was caring concerning the poor, but because he was a thief and had the box and was bearing what was put in it.


     12:7 Therefore Jesus said, Allow her, she has kept it *for the day of my burial. 12:8 For* the poor you° always have with you°, but you° do not always have me.



     12:9 Therefore, a crowd out of the Jews knew that he was there and they came, not only because of Jesus, but in order that they might also see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 12:10 But the high-priests counseled in order that they might also kill Lazarus; 12:11 that because of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.



     12:12 A large crowd came to the feast on the next-day, having heard that Jesus is coming into Jerusalem, 12:13 and they took the limbs of the palm trees and went forth to a meeting with him and was crying out, Hosanna. He who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed, the King of Israel.


     12:14 Now Jesus, having found a young-donkey, sat upon it; as it has been written, 12:15 'Do not fear, daughter of Zion. Behold, your King is coming, sitting upon a donkey's colt.' {Isa 40:9, 62:11, Zec 9:9} 12:16 (But his disciples did not know these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they were reminded that these things had been written on the basis of him and that they had done these things to him.)


     12:17 Therefore, the crowd who was with him was witnessing when he summoned Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him up from the dead. 12:18 The crowd also went and met him because of this thing, because it heard that he had done this sign. 12:19 Therefore the Pharisees said to themselves, You are viewing that you° profit nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him.



     {Joh 12:20-50 In the Temple, Tues.; no parallel.}


     12:20 Now there were some Greeks from them, coming up, in order that they might worship at the feast; 12:21 therefore these came to Philip, the one from Bethsaida of Galilee and asked him, saying, Lord, we wish to see Jesus. 12:22 Philip comes and speaks to Andrew, and Andrew and Philip speak again to Jesus.


     12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying, The hour has come, that* the Son of Man should be glorified. 12:24 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, If a kernel of grain has not fallen into the soil and died, it remains alone, but if it dies, it is bringing forth much fruit. 12:25 He who loves his life will be losing it, and he who hates his life in this world will be keeping it to everlasting life. 12:26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, my servant will also be there. And if anyone serves me, the Father will be honoring him. 12:27 Now my soul has been disturbed, and what should I say? Father, save me from this hour? But I came to this hour because of this. 12:28 Father, glorify your name.


     Therefore, a voice came from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it and will be glorifying it again.


     12:29 Therefore, the crowd standing there and heard it, was saying, Thunder has happened.


     Others said, A messenger has spoken to him.


     12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice has not happened because of me, but because of you°. 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast outside. 12:32 And if I am exalted out of the earth, I will be attracting all peoples to myself. 12:33 (But he said this, signifying by what sort of death he was about to die.)


     12:34 The crowd answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ remains forever and how do you say, It is essential for the Son of Man to be exalted? Who is this Son of Man?


     12:35 Therefore Jesus said to them, The light is still with you° for a little time. Walk° while you° have the light, in order that darkness might not overtake you° and he who is walking in the darkness does not know where he is going. 12:36 While you° have the light, believe° in the light, in order that you° might become sons of light.



     Jesus spoke these things and he went away and hid himself from them. 12:37 But though he had done so-many signs before them, yet they did not believe in him, 12:38 in order that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, 'Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?' {Isa 53:1} 12:39 Because of this, they were not able to believe, because Isaiah said again, 12:40 'He has blinded their eyes and he has hardened their heart; in order that they should not see with their eyes and should perceive with their heart and should turn and that* I might heal them.'{Isa 6:9, 10} 12:41 Isaiah said these things, when he saw his glory, and he spoke concerning him. 12:42 Nevertheless even many out of the rulers also believed in him, but they were not confessing it because of the Pharisees, in order that they might not become expelled from the synagogue; 12:43 for* they loved* the glory from men rather than the glory from God.



     12:44 Now Jesus cried and said, He who believes in me, does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me. 12:45 And he who views me views the one who sent me. 12:46 I have come like a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me may not remain in the darkness. 12:47 And if anyone hears and does not believe my declarations, I do not judge him; for* I did not come in order that I may judge the world, but in order that I may save the world. 12:48 He who is rejecting me and is not receiving my declarations, has that which judges him; the word that I spoke that will be judging him in the last day. 12:49 Because I did not speak from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment of what I should say and what I should speak. 12:50 And I know that his commandment is everlasting life, because the things which I speak, just-as the Father has said to me, so I speak to you.



[John 13]



     {Joh 13:1-20 Thur. Evening; no parallel.}


     13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that his hour has come in order that he should proceed out of this world to his Father; having loved* his own who were in the world, he loved* them to the end. 13:2 And it happened during supper, the devil had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, in order that he should give him up. 13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father has given all the things into his hands and that he came forth from God and is going to God, 13:4 arose from supper and places aside his garments, and he took a towel and girded himself. 13:5 Thereafter he puts water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel in which he was girded.


     13:6 Therefore, he comes to Simon Peter and that man says to him, Lord, why are you washing my feet?


     13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you do not know now, but you will know after these things.


     13:8 Peter says to him, Never* wash my feet.


     Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with me.


     13:9 Simon Peter says to him, Lord, not only my feet, but also the hands and the head.


     13:10 Jesus says to him, He who has been fully-washed does not need to wash himself, other than the feet, but is entirely clean and you° are clean, but not all. 13:11 (For* he knew the one who is giving him up.) Because of this, he said, You° are not all clean.



     13:12 Therefore, when he had washed their feet and had taken up his garments, having leaned-back again, he said to them, You° know what I have done for you°? 13:13 You° address me as the Teacher and, Lord, and you° say well; for* so I am. 13:14 Therefore, if I, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your° feet, you° also ought to wash one another's feet. 13:15 For* I gave you° an example, in order that you° should also do like I have done for you°. 13:16 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, A bondservant is not greater than his lord; nor is an apostle greater than he who sent him. 13:17 If you° know these things, you° are fortunate if you° practice them.


     13:18 I do not speak concerning all of you°. I know whom I have chosen, but in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with me, lifted up his heel against me.' {Psa 41:9} 13:19 From now on I tell you° before it is to happen, in order that, whenever it has happened, you° may believe that I am he. 13:20 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, He who receives anyone, whomever I send, receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.



     {Mat 26:21-25, 26:31-35 & Mar 14:18-21, 14:27-31 & Luk 22:21-23, 22:31-38 & Joh 13:21-38.}


     13:21 Jesus having said these things, was disturbed in the spirit and testified and said, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, that one out of you° will be giving me up.


     13:22 Therefore the disciples were looking toward one another, being perplexed concerning whom he is speaking about. 13:23 But one of his disciples was reclining on Jesus' bosom, the one whom Jesus loved*. 13:24 Therefore, Simon Peter signals to him to inquire, who it might be, concerning whom he is speaking about. 13:25 But that man who had leaned upon Jesus' chest says to him, Lord, who is it?


     13:26 Jesus answers, It is that man to whom I have dipped the morsel, and I will be giving it to him. And having dipped the morsel, he takes it and gives it to Judas Iscariot, Simon's son. 13:27 And after the morsel, then the Adversary entered into him. Therefore Jesus says to that man, What you are doing, do quickly. 13:28 (Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose he spoke this to him. 13:29 For* some were thinking, since Judas had the box, that Jesus said to him, Buy what things we have need of *for the feast; or, in order that he should give something to the poor.) 13:30 Therefore, having received the morsel, that man went out immediately and it was night.



     13:31 Therefore, when he went out, Jesus says, Now the Son of Man was glorified and God was glorified in him; 13:32 If God was glorified in him, God will also be glorifying him in himself and immediately he will be glorifying him. 13:33 Little-children, I am still with you° for a little while. You° will be seeking me and just-as I said to the Jews, Where I am going, you° are not able to come. Also now I am saying to you°, 13:34 I am giving to you° a new commandment, in order that you° should love* one another; just-as I have loved* you°, in order that you° also should love* one another. 13:35 All men will know that you° are my disciples in this, if you° have love* among one another.


     13:36 Simon Peter says to him, Lord, where are you going?


     Jesus answered him, I am going where you are not able to follow now, but you will be following me later.


     13:37 Peter says to him, Lord, why am I not able to follow you even now? I will lay down my life on your behalf.


     13:38 Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life on my behalf? Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you, The rooster may never* crow, until you will be denying me three-times.



[John 14]



     {Joh 14:1-17:26 Thur. Night, Fri. to the Jews; no parallel.}


     14:1 Do not let your° heart be disturbed; you° believe in God, believe° also in me. 14:2 In my Father's house are many abodes; otherwise, I would have told you°. I am traveling on to prepare a place for you°. 14:3 And if I travel on, I will be preparing a place for you°. I am coming again and will be receiving you° to myself; in order that where I am, you° may also be there. 14:4 And I am going where you° know and you° know the way.


     14:5 Thomas says to him, Lord, we do not know where you are going; how are we able to know the way?


     14:6 Jesus says to him, I am the way and the truth and the life; no one is coming to the Father, except through me. 14:7 If you° had known me, you° would have also known my Father; from now on you° know him and have seen him.


     14:8 Philip says to him, Lord, show us the Father and it is enough for us.


     14:9 Jesus says to him, So-much time I have been with you° and you have not known me Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. And how can you say this? Show us the Father. 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you°, I do not speak from myself, but the Father who is abiding in me; he is doing the works. 14:11 Either believe° me, that I am in the Father and the Father in me, otherwise believe° me because of the works themselves. 14:12 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, He who believes in me, the works which I am doing, he will also be doing, and he will be doing greater works than these, because I am traveling on to my Father. 14:13 And if you° ask anything in my name, I will do this, in order that the Father might be glorified in the Son. 14:14 If you° ask anything in my name, I will do that. 14:15 If you° love* me, keep° my commandments.


     14:16 And I will be requesting of the Father and he will be giving you° another Helper*, in order that he may abide with you° forever, 14:17 the Spirit of the truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it does not view him, nor knows him, but you° know him, because he is abiding with you° and will be in you°. 14:18 I will not be leaving you° orphans. I am coming to you°. 14:19 Still a little while and the world views me no more, but you° view me, because I am living, you° will also be living. 14:20 You° will know in that day that I am in my Father and you° in me and I in you°. 14:21 He who holds my commandments and is keeping them, that one is he who loves* me and he who loves* me will be loved* by my Father and I will love* him and will be manifesting myself to him.


     14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) says to him, Lord, what has happened that you are about to manifest yourself to us and not to the world?


     14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves* me, he will be keeping my word and my Father will love* him, and we will be coming to him and we will be making* our abode with him. 14:24 He who does not love* me, is not keeping my words.


     And the word which you° hear is not mine, but the Father's, he who sent me.


     14:25 I have spoken these things to you°, while remaining with you°. 14:26 But the Helper*, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will be sending in my name, that one will be teaching you° all things and will be reminding you° of all things which I said to you°. 14:27 I am leaving peace with you°. I am giving my peace to you°; not like the world gives, I am giving to you°. Let your° heart not be disturbed, nor let it be cowardly. 14:28 You° heard that I said to you°, I am traveling on and I am coming to you°. If you° loved* me, you° would have rejoiced, because I said, I am traveling on to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 14:29 And now I have spoken this to you° before it is to happen, in order that, whenever it should happen, you° may believe. 14:30 I will not be speaking much anymore with you°, for* the ruler of the world is coming and he has nothing in me; 14:31 but in order that the world may know that I love* the Father and just-as the Father commanded me, thus I am doing.


     Arise°, we should go from here.



[John 15]



     15:1 I am the true vine and my Father is the farmer. 15:2 Every branch which is not bringing forth fruit in me, he takes it away and every branch which is bringing forth fruit, he prunes it, in order that it may bring forth more fruit. 15:3 Already you° are clean because of the word which I have spoken to you°. 15:4 Abide° in me and I in you°. Just-as the branch is not able to bring forth fruit from itself, if it does not abide in the vine; so neither can you° if you° do not abide in me. 15:5 I am the vine, you° are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, this one is bringing forth much fruit, because you° are not able to do anything separate from me. 15:6 If anyone is not abiding in me, he was cast outside like a branch and was dried up, and they gather them and cast them into the fire and it is burned. 15:7 If you° abide in me, and then my words should abide in you°, ask whatever you° wish, and it will happen for you°. 15:8 My Father is glorified in this, in order that you° may bring forth much fruit and will become my disciples.


     15:9 Just-as the Father has loved* me, I have also loved* you°. Abide° in my love*. 15:10 If you° keep my commandments, you° will be abiding in my love*; just-as I have kept my Father's commandments and am abiding in his love*. 15:11 I have spoken to you° these things, in order that my joy may abide in you° and in order that your° joy should be fulfilled. 15:12 This is my commandment, in order that you° should love* one another, just-as I have loved* you°. 15:13 No one has greater love* than this: in order that someone should lay down his life on behalf of his friends. 15:14 You° are my friends, if you° practice as many things as I command you°. 15:15 I call* you° bondservants no more, because the bondservant does not know what his lord is doing, but I have called you° friends, because all the things which I heard from my Father, I have made known to you°. 15:16 You° did not choose me, but I chose you° and appointed* you°, in order that you° should go and should bring forth fruit and in order that your° fruit should abide, that* if you° ask anything of the Father in my name, he should give it to you°. 15:17 I command you° to do these things, in order that you° may love* one another.


     15:18 If the world hates you°, you° know that it has hated me first, then you°. 15:19 If you° were from the world, the world would love its own, but because you° are not from the world, but I chose you° out of the world, the world is hating you° because of this. 15:20 Remember° the word which I said to you°, A bondservant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also be persecuting you°; if they kept my word, they will also be keeping yours°. 15:21 But they will be doing all these things to you° because of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they were having {i.e. would have. Or: were holding} no sin, but now they have no excuse concerning their sin. 15:23 He who hates me also hates my Father. 15:24 If I had not done the works which no other has done among them, then they were having {i.e. would have. Or: were holding} no sin, but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. 15:25 But this happened, in order that the word might be fulfilled that has been written in their law, 'They hated me undeservedly.' {Psa 109:3}


     15:26 But whenever the Helper* has come, whom I will be sending to you° from the Father, who is the Spirit of the truth, who travels from the Father, that one will be testifying concerning me; 15:27 and you° also will be testifying, because you° have been with me from the beginning.



[John 16]



     16:1 I have spoken to you° these things, in order that you° should not be offended. 16:2 They will be expelling you° from the synagogues. But the hour is coming, that* everyone who kills you° may think that he is offering divine service to God. 16:3 And they will be doing these things to you°, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 16:4 But I have spoken these things to you°, that* whenever the hour has come, you° may remember them, that I spoke them to you°. Now I did not say these things to you° from the beginning, because I was with you°. 16:5 But now I am going to the one who sent me, and none out of you° asks me, Where are you going? 16:6 But because I have spoken these things to you°, sorrow has filled your° heart. 16:7 But I tell you° the truth. It is advantageous for you° that* I should go away; for* if I do not go away, the Helper* will not be coming to you°, but if I travel on, I will be sending him to you°. 16:8 And when* he has come, that one will be convicting the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment. 16:9 Concerning sin, indeed, because they did not believe in me; 16:10 concerning righteousness, because I am going to my Father and you° view me no more; 16:11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. 16:12 I still have many things to say to you°, but you° are not able to bear them now. 16:13 But whenever that one, the Spirit of the truth, comes, he will be guiding you° into all the truth; for* he will not be speaking from himself, but as many things as he may hear, these he will be speaking and he will be reporting to you° the things which are to come. 16:14 He will be glorifying me, because he will receive from me and will be proclaiming it to you°. 16:15 All things, as many things as the Father has are mine, because of this, I said, He is receiving from me and will be proclaiming it to you°. 16:16 A little while and you° do not view me, and again a little while and you° will see me, because I am going to the Father.


     16:17 Therefore, some out of his disciples said to one another, What is this thing which he says to us, A little while and you° do not view me, and again a little while and you° will see me. Also, Because I am going to the Father?


     16:18 Therefore they were saying, What is this thing which he says, A little while? We do not know the meaning of what he says.


     16:19 Therefore, Jesus knew that they were wishing to ask him, and he said to them, Are you° debating with one another concerning this thing which I said, A little while and you° do not view me, and again, A little while and you° will see me?


     16:20 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, that you° will be weeping and will be mourning, but the world will rejoice. But you° will be sorrowful, but your° sorrow will happen leading you° to joy. 16:21 A woman has sorrow whenever she gives-birth, because her hour has come, but whenever the child is born, she remembers the affliction no more, because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. 16:22 And therefore, you° now indeed have sorrow, but I will see you° again and your° heart will be rejoicing and no one takes your° joy away from you°. 16:23 And in that day you° will not be asking me anything. Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you°, that as many things as you° may ask the Father in my name, he will be giving them to you°. 16:24 Until now you° have asked nothing in my name. Ask° and you° will receive, in order that your° joy may be fulfilled.


     16:25 I have spoken these things to you° in metaphors, but the hour is coming, when I will no more be speaking to you° in metaphors, but will be proclaiming to you° frankly concerning the Father. 16:26 In that day you° will be asking in my name and I do not say to you° that I will request of the Father concerning you°; 16:27 for* the Father himself loves you°, because you° have loved me and have believed that I came forth from God. 16:28 I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and I am traveling on to the Father.


     16:29 Then his disciples say to him, Behold, now you speak frankly and are not speaking in a metaphor. 16:30 Now we know that you know all things and do not have need that* anyone should ask you. We believe that you came forth from God with this speech.


     16:31 Jesus answered them, Do you° believe now? 16:32 Behold, the hour is coming and has now come, in order that you° might be scattered, each one to his own and you° may leave me alone and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 16:33 I have spoken to you° these things, in order that you° may have peace in me. You° have affliction in the world, but have° courage; I have overcome the world.



[John 17]



     17:1 Jesus spoke these things, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son, in order that your Son may also glorify you; 17:2 just-as you gave him authority over all flesh, in order that to all whom you have given him, he will be giving everlasting life to them. 17:3 But this is everlasting life, in order that they should know you, the only true God, and Jesus the Christ, whom you sent. 17:4 I glorified you upon the earth. I completed the work which you have given me, that* I should be doing. 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me with yourself in the glory which I was holding with you before the world was. 17:6 I manifested your name to the men whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours and you have given them to me, and they have kept your word. 17:7 Now they have known that all things, as many things as you have given me, are from you, 17:8 because the words which you have given me I have given to them, and they received them and they have known truly that I came forth from you and they have believed that you sent me.


     17:9 I am requesting concerning them. I am not requesting concerning the world, but concerning those whom you have given to me, because they are yours. 17:10 And all things which are mine are yours and yours are mine and I have been glorified in them. 17:11 And I am no more in the world and yet these are in the world and I am coming to you.


{Joh 17:11b-17:26 The Lord's Prayer; no parallel.}


     Holy Father, keep them in your name whom you have given me, in order that they may be one, just-as we are one. 17:12 When I was with them in the world, I was keeping them in your name whom you have given me. I guarded them and not one out of them perished, except the son of destruction; in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 17:13 But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world, in order that they may have my joy, having been fulfilled in themselves. 17:14 I have given them your word, and the world hated them, because they are not from the world, just-as I am not from the world.


     17:15 I am not requesting that* you should take them from the world, but in order that you should keep them from the evil one. 17:16 They are not from the world just-as I am not from the world. 17:17 Make them holy in the truth; your word is truth. 17:18 Just-as you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 17:19 And I make myself holy on their behalf, in order that they themselves may also be made holy in truth.


     17:20 I am not requesting concerning these only, but concerning those who also believe in me through their word; 17:21 in order that they may all be one; just-as you, Father, are in me and I in you; in order that they may also be one in us; in order that the world may believe that you sent me. 17:22 And the glory which you have given me I have given to them; they may be one, just-as we are one; 17:23 I am in them and you are in me, in order that they may be completed into one and the world may know that you sent me and you loved* them, just-as you loved* me. 17:24 Father, I wish that* they, whom you have given me, may also be with me where I am, in order that they may view my glory, which you gave me, because you loved* me before the conception of the world. 17:25 O righteous Father, the world did not know you, but I knew you, and these knew that you sent me; 17:26 and I made known to them your name and will be making it known; in order that the love* in which you loved* me may be in them and I am in them.



[John 18]



     {Mar 14:26, 14:32-42 & Mat 26:30, 26:36-46 & Luk 22:39-46 & Joh 18:1 Garden between Stream of Kidron and Mountain of Olives, Late Thur. night.}


     18:1 Jesus, having said these things, went forth together with his disciples beyond-that area of the winter-stream of Kidron valley {Or: of the Cedars}, where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered.



     {Mar 14:43-52 & Mat 26:47-56 & Luk 22:47-53 & Joh 18:2-11 Gethsemane, Fri. a few hours before dawn.}


     18:2 Now Judas, (who is giving him up), also knew the place, because Jesus gathered there often together with his disciples. 18:3 Therefore, having received the cohort {600 soldiers} and attendants from the high-priests and the Pharisees, Judas comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 18:4 Therefore Jesus, knowing all the things which were coming upon him, went forth and says to them, Whom are you° seeking?


     18:5 They answered him, Jesus the Nazarene.


     Jesus says to them, I am he. And Judas, who was giving him up, stood also with them. 18:6 Therefore, as he said to them, I am he, they went backward and fell to the level-ground. 18:7 Therefore again he asked them, Whom are you° seeking?


     And they said, Jesus the Nazarene.


     18:8 Jesus answered, I said to you° that I am he; therefore if you° seek me, allow° these men to go away. 18:9 (This happened in order that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, Out of those whom you have given me, I did not lose one.) 18:10 Therefore, Simon Peter, having a sword, unsheathed it and struck the high-priest's bondservant and cut off his right ear. Now the bondservant's name was Malchus. 18:11 Therefore Jesus said to Peter, Put your sword into the sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, should I not drink it?



     {Joh 18:12-14, 18:19-23 Fri. before dawn; no parallel.}


     18:12 So the cohort {600 soldiers} and the commander and the attendants of the Jews, took Jesus and bound him, 18:13 and led him to Annas first; for* he was the father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high-priest that year. 18:14 But it was Caiaphas, who counseled together with the Jews that it was advantageous for one man to perish on behalf of the people.



     {Mar 14:54 & Mat 26:58 & Luk 22:54b-62 & Joh 18:15-18 Courtyard of High Priest's residence, Fri. around dawn.}


     18:15 Now Simon Peter and the other disciple was following Jesus. Now that disciple was known to the high-priest and entered in together with Jesus into the courtyard of the high-priest; 18:16 but Peter was standing outside at the door. Therefore the other disciple, who was known to the high-priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and led in Peter.


     18:17 Therefore, the maidservant who was the doorkeeper says to Peter, Are you also one out of this man's disciples?


     That man says, I am not.


     18:18 Now the bondservants and the attendants were standing there, having made* a coal-fire, because it was cold, and they were warming themselves and Peter was standing and warming himself with them.



     {See Joh 18:12-14 above.}


     18:19 Therefore, the high-priest asked Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his teaching. 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always come together, and I spoke nothing in secret. 18:21 Why are you asking me? Ask those who have heard me, what I spoke to them. Behold, these know what I said.


     18:22 Now having said these things, one of the attendants standing beside him gave a slap on the cheek to Jesus, saying, Why are you answering the high-priest so?


     18:23 Jesus answered him, If I spoke evilly, testify concerning the evil, but if good, why are you whipping me?



     {Mar 14:53 & Mat 26:57 & Luk 22:54a & Joh 18:24 Palace of Caiaphas, before dawn.}


     18:24 Annas sent him to Caiaphas the high-priest, having been bound.



     {Mar 14:66-72 & Mat 26:69-75 & Luk 22:55-62 & Joh 18:25-27.}


     18:25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, Are you also one out of his disciples?


     Therefore that man denied and said, I am not.


     18:26 One out of the bondservants of the high-priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did I not see you in the garden with him?


     18:27 Therefore Peter denied again and immediately the rooster crowed.



     {Mar 15:1 & Mat 27:1-2 Luk 22:66-23:1 & Joh 18:28a Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}


     {Mar 15:2-5 & Mat 27:11-14 & Luk 23:2-5 & Joh 18:28b-38 Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}


     18:28 Therefore they lead Jesus from Caiaphas into the palace, and it was morning, and they themselves did not enter into the palace, in order that they might not be defiled, but in order that they might eat the Passover. 18:29 Therefore, Pilate went out to them and said, What accusation are you° bringing against this man?


     18:30 They answered and said to him, If this one was not an evildoer, we should not have given him up to you.


     18:31 Therefore Pilate said to them, You°, take° him and judge° him according to your° law.


     Therefore the Jews said to him, It is not legal for us to kill anyone. 18:32 (This happened in order that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke signifying by what sort of death he was about to die.)


     18:33 Therefore, Pilate entered again into the palace, and summoned Jesus and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews?


     18:34 Jesus answered him, Do you say this from yourself or did others say this to you concerning me?


     18:35 Pilate answered, I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the high-priests gave you to me. What have you done?


     18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not from this world; if my kingdom was from this world, then my attendants would fight in order that I might not be given up to the Jews, but now my kingdom is not from here.


     18:37 Therefore Pilate said to him, Therefore are you not a king?


     Jesus answered, You are saying that I am a king. I have been born to this end and I have come into the world to this end, in order that I might testify to the truth. Everyone who is from the truth hears my voice.


     18:38 Pilate says to him, What is truth? And having said this, he went out again to the Jews and says to them, I am finding no crime in him.


     {Mar 15:6-19 & Mat 27:15-30 & Joh 18:39-19:16 Fri., April 7, 30AD.}


     18:39 But it is a custom with you°, that* I should release to you° one prisoner at the Passover; therefore, do you° will that I should release to you° the King of the Jews?


     18:40 Therefore they all cried-out again, saying, Not this one, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.



[John 19]



     19:1 Therefore Pilate then took Jesus and scourged him. 19:2 And the soldiers having braided a crown out of thorns, placed it on his head and dressed him in a purple garment; 19:3 and were saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they were giving slaps on the cheek to him.


     19:4 Therefore Pilate went outside again and says to them, Behold, I lead him outside to you°, in order that you° may know that I am finding no crime in him. 19:5 Therefore Jesus came outside, wearing the thorny crown and the purple garment. And he says to them, Behold, the man!


     19:6 Therefore when the high-priests and the attendants saw him, they cried-out, saying, Crucify° him, crucify° him!


     Pilate says to them, You°, take° him and crucify him; for* I am finding no crime in him.


     19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law and according to our law he ought to die, because he made* himself the Son of God.


     19:8 Therefore when Pilate heard this word, he was more afraid; 19:9 and he entered into the palace again and says to Jesus, Where are you from? But Jesus gave him no answer. 19:10 Therefore Pilate says to him, Why do you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and have authority to crucify you?


     19:11 Jesus answered, You have no authority against me, except what was given to you from above. He who gave me to you has the greater sin because of this.


     19:12 From this time, Pilate was seeking to release him, but the Jews were crying out, saying, If you release this one, you are no friend of Caesar. Everyone who makes* himself a king speaks against Caesar. 19:13 Therefore when* Pilate heard this word, he led Jesus outside and sat down upon the judicial-seat in a place called* The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 19:14 But it was the Preparation of the Passover and was approximately the sixth hour {i.e. Noon}.


     Now he says to the Jews, Behold, your° King!


     19:15 But they cried-out, Take him, take him, crucify him!


     Pilate says to them, Shall I crucify your° King?


     The high-priests answered, We have no king except Caesar. 19:16 Therefore, then he gave him to them in order that he might be crucified and they took Jesus and led him away.



     {Mar 15:20-23 & Mat 27:31-34 & Luk 23:26-33 & Joh 19:17 Road to the Cross, Fri. morning.}


     19:17 And he went out, bearing his cross, to the place called*, The Place of a Skull, which is called* in Hebrew, Golgotha,


     {Mar 15:24-32 & Mat 27:35-44 & Luk 23:33-43 & Joh 19:18-27 9:00 AM to Noon, Fri.}


     19:18 where they crucified him and two others with him, on this side and on that side and Jesus in the middle. 19:19 But Pilate also wrote a title and placed it upon the cross. Now it was written, Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews. 19:20 Therefore, many of the Jews read this title, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek and in Latin.


     19:21 Therefore, the high-priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, Do not write, The King of the Jews, but, That man said, I am King of the Jews.


     19:22 Pilate answered, I have written what I have written.



     19:23 Therefore the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made* four parts, a part to each soldier, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was seamless from the top, because it was entirely woven. 19:24 Therefore they said to one another, We should not split-apart this tunic, but should do a lot concerning it; whose it will be. This happened in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says, 'They divided my garments for themselves and they cast a lot upon my garment.' {Psa 22.18} Therefore indeed, the soldiers did these things. 19:25 But, his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary the Magdalene stood beside the cross of Jesus.


     19:26 Therefore, when* Jesus saw his mother and the disciple, whom he loved*, standing beside her, he says to his mother, Woman, behold your son! 19:27 Thereafter he says to the disciple, Behold, your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.



     {Mar 15:34-41 & Mat 27:46-56 & Luk 23:45-49 & Joh 19:28-30 around 5:00 PM.}


     19:28 After this Jesus, having seen that all things have been completed, in order that the Scripture might be completed, which says, 'I am thirsty.' {Psa 69:21} 19:29 Therefore, a vessel was laying full of vinegar, and having filled a sponge with vinegar and having placed it around a hyssop, they brought it to his mouth. 19:30 Therefore, when Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It has been completed. And having bowed his head and he gave up the spirit.



     {Mar 15:42-47 & Mat 27:57-66 & Luk 23:50-56 & Joh 19:31-42 Before The Sabbath.}


     19:31 Therefore the Jews asked Pilate, in order that the bodies should not remain upon the cross upon the Sabbath since it was the Preparation, (for* the day of that Sabbath was a great day), that* their legs might be fractured and that* they might be taken away. 19:32 Therefore, the soldiers came, and indeed fractured the legs of the first and of the other one who was crucified together with him, 19:33 but when* they came upon Jesus, as they saw he was already dead, they did not fracture his legs; 19:34 but one of the soldiers pierced his ribs with a spear and immediately blood and water came out. 19:35 And he who has seen, has testified and his testimony is true and he knows that he says true things, in order that you° might believe. 19:36 For* these things happened in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, 'A bone of him will not be crushed.' {Exo 12:46 & Num. 9:12 & Psa 34:20} 19:37 And again a different Scripture says, 'They will be looking at the one whom they stabbed.' {Zec 12:10}



     19:38 After these things, Joseph from Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but having been hidden because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate in order that he might take away the body of Jesus and Pilate permitted him. Therefore he came and took the body of Jesus. 19:39 Now Nicodemus also came, he who came to Jesus the first time by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, approximately a hundred pounds of it. 19:40 Therefore they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen-strips with the spices, just-as the custom of the Jews is to bury one. 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one was yet laid. 19:42 Therefore they laid Jesus there because of the Jews' Preparation, and because the tomb was near.



[John 20]



     {Mar 16:1-8 & Mat 28:1-8 & Luk 24:1-8, 12 & Joh 20:1-10 Dawn and very early Sun.}


     20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary the Magdalene comes in the morning, while being still dark, to the tomb and sees the stone has been lifted away from the tomb. 20:2 Therefore she runs and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved*, and says to them, They have taken away the Lord from the tomb and we do not know where they have laid him.


     20:3 Therefore Peter went forth, and the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 20:4 Now they both were running in unison and the other disciple ran quickly ahead of Peter and came to the tomb first; 20:5 and having peered and he sees the linen-strips laying; nevertheless he did not enter in. 20:6 Therefore Simon Peter comes, following him and entered into the tomb, and he views the linen-strips laying, 20:7 and the handkerchief which was upon his head, was not laying with the linen-strips, but has been entwined in a separate place. 20:8 Therefore, the other disciple also entered in then, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. 20:9 (For* they did not yet know the Scripture, that it is essential for him to rise* up from the dead.) 20:10 So the disciples went away again to themselves.



     {Mar 16:9-11 & Mat 28:9-10 & Luk 24:9-11 & Joh 20:11-18.}


     20:11 But Mary stood outside at the tomb, weeping. Therefore as she was weeping, she peered into the tomb; 20:12 and she views two messengers in white sitting, one toward the head and one toward the feet, where the body of Jesus was laying. 20:13 And they say to her, Woman, why are you weeping?


     She says to them, They took my Lord and I do not know where they have laid him. 20:14 And having said these things, she turned backward and views Jesus standing and did not know that it was Jesus.


     20:15 Jesus says to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?


     That woman, thinking that it is the gardener, says to him, Lord, if you bore him away from here, tell me where you have laid him and I will take him.


     20:16 Jesus says to her, Mary.


     That woman having turned around, says to him, Rabboni; which is saying: Teacher.


     20:17 Jesus says to her, Do not be touching me; for* I have not yet ascended to my Father, but travel to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your° Father and my God and your° God.


     20:18 Mary the Magdalene comes, reporting to the disciples, that she has seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.



     {Mar 16:14 & Luk 24:36-43 & Joh 20:19-25 Sun. Evening.}


     20:19 Therefore being evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when* the doors had been locked where the disciples were gathered because of fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the middle, and says to them, Peace to you°. 20:20 And having said this, he showed to them the hands and his ribs. Therefore the disciples rejoiced, having seen the Lord.


     20:21 Therefore Jesus said to them again, Peace to you°; just-as the Father has sent me; I am also sending you°. 20:22 And after having said this, he infused them and says to them, Receive° the Holy Spirit. 20:23 If you° forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven to them by God; if you° hold-fast anyone's sins, those sins have been held-fast. {Mat 16:19, 18:18}



     20:24 But Thomas, one out of the twelve, who is called* Didymus {twin}, was not with them when Jesus came. 20:25 Therefore, the other disciples said to him, We have seen the Lord.


     But he said to them, If I do not see the pattern of the nails in his hands and may put my finger into the pattern of the nails and may put my hand into his ribs, I will never* believe.



     {Joh 20:26-31 & 1Co 15:5 Sun. after resurrection.}


     20:26 And after eight days his disciples were inside again and Thomas with them. Jesus comes, the doors having been locked and stood in the middle and said, Peace to you°. 20:27 Thereafter he says to Thomas, Bring your finger here and behold the hands, and bring your hand here and put it into my ribs and do not become unbelieving, but become believing.


     20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God!


     20:29 Jesus says to him, Because you have seen me, you have believed, but the fortunate ones have not seen and yet have believed.



     20:30 Therefore, Jesus indeed did many other signs also in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book; 20:31 but these have been written, in order that you° may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in order that believing you° may have life in his name.



[John 21]



     {Joh 21:1-25 Sea of Galilee; no parallel.}


     21:1 After these things, Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples upon the sea of Tiberias, and he appeared thus. 21:2 They were united-together at Galilee: Simon Peter and Thomas called* Didymus and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two others out of his disciples. 21:3 Simon Peter says to them, I am going to fish.


     They say to him, We are also coming together with you. They went forth and immediately stepped into the ship, and they clutched nothing in the net in that night.


     21:4 Now having already become morning, Jesus stood at the beach; nevertheless the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 21:5 Therefore Jesus says to them, Children, do you° have any fish?


     They answered him, No.


     21:6 But he said to them, Cast° the net toward the right part of the ship and you° will find some. Therefore they cast it, and they were not strong-enough to drag it into the ship away from the multitude of fish.


     21:7 Therefore, that disciple whom Jesus loved* says to Peter, It is the Lord. Therefore Simon Peter having heard, It is the Lord; he girded his outer clothing upon himself (for* he {F} was naked) and cast himself into the sea. 21:8 But the other disciples came in the small-boat (for* they were not far from the land, but approximately two hundred cubits away from it), dragging the net full of fish. 21:9 Therefore as they stepped away to the land, they see a coal-fire laying there and a little-fish laying on it and bread.


     21:10 Jesus says to them, Bring° some of the little-fish which you° have now clutched in the net. 21:11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to the land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty-three and there were so-many, yet the net was not split-apart. 21:12 Jesus says to them, Come-here°. Have° a meal.


     But none of the disciples were daring to probe him, Who are you (knowing that it was the Lord)? 21:13 Therefore Jesus comes and takes the bread and gives it to them and the little-fish likewise. 21:14 This is already the third-time that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after having been raised from the dead.



     21:15 Therefore when they had a meal, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, Son of Jonah, do you {F} love* me more-than these things?


     He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I {F} love you.


     He says to him, Feed my lambs.


     21:16 He says to him again a second-time, Simon, Son of Jonah, do you {F} love* me?


     He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I {F} love you.


     He says to him, Shepherd my sheep.


     21:17 He says to him the third-time, Simon, Son of Jonah, Do you {F} love me?


     Peter was sorrowful because he said to him the third-time, Do you {F} love me like a friend? And he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I {F} love you like a friend.


     Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep. 21:18 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you, When you were younger, you were girding yourself and were walking where you were wishing to go, but whenever you are elderly, you will stretch out your hands and another will gird you and will be carrying you where you do not wish. 21:19 Now he spoke this signifying by what sort of death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him, Follow me.


     21:20 But Peter, turning again, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved* following; who also leaned-back upon his chest at the supper and who had said, Lord, who is he who is giving you up? 21:21 Peter seeing this one says to Jesus, Lord and what about this one?


     21:22 Jesus says to him, If I will for him to abide until I come, what is that to you? You, follow me!


     21:23 Therefore, this speech went forth to the brethren, that, that disciple does not die. And yet Jesus did not say to him that he does not die, but, If I will that he remains until I come, what is that to you?



     21:24 This is the disciple who is testifying concerning these things and wrote these things and we know that his testimony is true.


     21:25 Now there are also many other things testifying to how-much Jesus did, which if they are written one by one, I assume that not even the world itself could make* room for the written books.


     Amen.



     {Footnotes: Joh 21:7, or: was half dressed. Compare: Joh 13:14, Isa 20:2, Mic 1:8.


     Joh 21:15, 16, 17 'Love*' means 'all giving love.' 'Love' means 'a love of a friend.' The Greeks defined the various kinds of love by different words.}


     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}






Introduction to Acts: The Book of Conversions



    The book of Acts, or the Book of Conversions, is a history of the establishment of various congregations and the expansion of Christianity. It is actually a continuation of the gospel of Luke, written by the same author to the same audience. A good outline for the whole book is given by Jesus in 1:8: 'you will be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem (chapters 1-6) and in all Judea and Samaria (chapter 8), and to the outermost parts of the earth (9-28).'


    These Roman emperors reigned during this period were as follows: Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Caligula (37-41), Claudius (41-54), and Nero (54-68). This book covers about 30 years.


    In this book are the only examples in the entire New Testament of how people were saved from their sins following the death of Christ Jesus; great examples of the 'Great Commission' in action. In fact, the question, 'what shall we do?' is asked and answered multiple times in this book. The Jews (Acts 2), the Samaritans (Acts 8), the Gentiles (Acts 10), the Philippian jailer (Acts 16), and Saul (Acts 9,22, 26) were taught about Christ Jesus, and salvation was offered to them all in the same way. Saul, (later, apostle Paul), even though called from heaven, was even told what he must do, (Acts 22:16).


    The last half of the book focuses mainly on the travels of the apostle Paul, who went throughout the Roman Empire teaching people what to do to be saved. During his travels, many of the New Testament letters were written to various congregations.


    Look closely in this book to see what commands are from God, and put them to the test of men in regards to salvation and how Jesus built his congregation of believers.



Harmony of the Conversions in Acts



    Examples of those who were saved in the New Testament: Acts 2:14-42; 8:5-13; 8:30-39; 10:34-48; 16:13-15; 16:25-34; 18:8a; 18:8b; 19:1-7; Saul/Apostle Paul: 9:17-18, 22:6-16, 26:12-18 are in chart below and these are great examples of Jesus' 'great commission' in action (harmonized on page 7).


    Others are possibly noted by Luke's term 'believed' but not all details were given since the Greek word for 'believed' carries with it 'obedience' and continued action: Acts 4:1-4; 11:21 (note 'conversion' is the Greek noun form of 'turned'), 13:12; 13:48; 14:1 & 2 (note the contrast of believed vs. disobedient) then later 14:21-23, (note they were called disciples, Mat 28:19, 'in the faith', elders, every congregation); 17:12-14; 17:32-34; 19:15-20. Now since Crispus listed below was immersed as recorded in 1Co 1:14, this lets us know that even when all the elements of conversion aren't specifically listed, it is still safe to assume they all occurred.


    The Bible is not written in exhaustive encyclopedia form. God only told us what we need to know and practice if we love him, John 14:15. The biggest lies ever told to a Christian is 'The Bible doesn't say not to...' or that 'It is okay to substitute' and the O.T. is binding in any way on us Christians.




Heard/Example

Belief/Faith

Repentance

Confession or

Call on the name of the Lord

Immersion

Gift of the Holy Spirit or Joy in the Holy Spirit.

3000 Jews/Proselytes on Pentecost; 2:14-41

 

2:37-38

2:21

2:38, 41

2:38-39

Thousands of Jewish men from Temple; 3:11-4:4

4:4

3:19-20

 

 

 

Simon & Samaritans; 8:5-17

8:12-13

 

 

8:12-13

8:15-17

Ethiopian eunuch; 8:26-39

8:37

 

8:37

8:36-39

 

Saul/Paul; 9:1-18, 22:1-16

 

 

22:16

9:18, 22:16

9:17-18

Cornelius & household; 10:34-48, 11:1-18, 15:7-11

10:43, 15:9

11:18

 

10:47-48

10:44-46, 11:15-17

Sergius Paulus; 13:4-12

13:8, 12

 

 

 

 

Lydia & household; 16:12-15

16:14-15

 

 

16:15

 

Philippian jailer & household; 16:25-34

16:31, 34

 

 

16:33

 

Dionysius, Damaris & Areopagites; 17:22-34

17:34

17:30

 

 

 

Crispus* & Corinthians; 18:5-8

18:8

 

 

18:8, 1Co 1:14

 

Ephesian disciples (of John the Immerser and Apollos); 19:1-7

19:4

 

 

19:5

19:2, 6





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