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Peace in heaven and glory on high!
19:39. And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the multitude, said to
him: Master, rebuke thy disciples.
19:40. To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall hold their
peace, the stones will cry out.
19:41. And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying:
19:42. If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things
that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.
19:43. For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a
trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every
19:44. And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in
thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because
thou hast not known the time of thy visitation.
19:45. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that
sold therein and them that bought.
19:46. Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house of prayer.
But you have made it a den of thieves.
19:47. And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests
and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him.
19:48. And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were
very attentive to hear him.
Luke Chapter 20
The parable of the husbandmen. Of paying tribute to Caesar and of the
resurrection of the dead.
20:1. And it came to pass that on one of the days, as he was teaching
the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests
and the scribes, with the ancients, met together,
20:2. And spoke to him, saying: Tell us, by what authority dost thou
these things? Or, who is he that hath given thee this authority?
20:3. And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one thing.
20:4. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
20:5. But they thought within themselves, saying: If we shall say, From
heaven: he will say: Why then did you not believe in him?
20:6. But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they
are persuaded that John was a prophet.
20:7. And they answered that they knew not whence it was.
20:8. And Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I
do these things.
20:9. And he began to speak to the people this parable: A certain man
planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen: and he was abroad for
a long time.
20:10. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they
should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. Who, beating him, sent
him away empty.
20:11. And again he sent another servant. But they beat him also and,
treating him reproachfully, sent him away empty.
20:12. And again he sent the third: and they wounded him also and cast
20:13. Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send
my beloved son. It may be, when they see him, they will reverence him.
20:14. Whom, when the husbandmen saw, they thought within themselves,
saying: This is the heir. Let us kill him, that the inheritance may be
20:15. So casting him out of the vineyard, they killed him. What
therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them?
20:16. He will come and will destroy these husbandmen and will give the
vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said to him: God forbid.
20:17. But he looking on them, said: What is this then that is written,
The stone, which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of
20:18. Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be bruised: and upon
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
20:19. And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him
the same hour: but they feared the people, for they knew that he spoke
this parable to them.
20:20. And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign
themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that
they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor.
20:21. And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou speakest
and teachest rightly: and thou dost not respect any person, but
teachest the way of God in truth.
20:22. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or no?
20:23. But he, considering their guile, said to them: Why tempt you me?
20:24. Shew me a penny. Whose image and inscription hath it? They
answering, said to him: Caesar's.
20:25. And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things, that
are Caesar's: and to God the things that are God's.
20:26. And they could not reprehend his word before the people: and
wondering at his answer, they held their peace.
20:27. And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there
is any resurrection: and they asked him,
20:28. Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us: If any man's brother die,
having a wife, and he leave no children, that his brother should take
her to wife and raise up seed unto his brother.
20:29. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife
and died without children.
20:30. And the next took her to wife: and he also died childless.
20:31. And the third took her. And in like manner, all the seven: and
they left no children and died.
20:32. Last of all the woman died also.
20:33. In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be?
For all the seven had her to wife.
20:34. And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry and are
given in marriage:
20:35. But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world and of the
resurrection from the dead shall neither be married nor take wives.
20:36. Neither can they die any more for they are equal to the angels
and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
20:37. Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed at the bush,
when he called the Lord: The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and
the God of Jacob.
20:38. For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all
live to him.
20:39. And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou
hast said well.
20:40. And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.
20:41. But he said to them: How say they that Christ is the son of
20:42. And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The Lord said to
my Lord, sit thou on my right hand,
20:43. Till I make thy enemies thy footstool.
20:44. David then calleth him Lord. And how is he his son?
20:45. And in the hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples:
20:46. Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes and love
salutations in the market place and the first chairs in the synagogues
and the chief rooms at feasts:
20:47. Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer. These
shall receive greater damnation.
Luke Chapter 21
The widow's mites. The signs that should forerun the destruction of
Jerusalem and the end of the world.
21:1. And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the
21:2. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass mites.
21:3. And he said: Verily, I say to you that this poor widow hath cast
in more than they all.
21:4. For all these have of their abundance cast into the offerings of
God: but she of her want hath cast in all the living that she had.
21:5. And some saying of the temple that it was adorned with goodly
stones and gifts, he said:
21:6. These things which you see, the days will come in which there
shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
21:7. And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these things be?
And what shall be the sign when they shall begin to come to pass?
21:8. Who said: Take heed you be not seduced: for many will come in my
name, saying: I am he and the time is at hand. Go ye not therefore
21:9. And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified.
These things must first come to pass: but the end is not yet presently.
21:10. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom.
21:11. And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places and
pestilences and famines and terrors from heaven: and there shall be
21:12. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you
and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into
prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for my name's sake.
21:13. And it shall happen unto you for a testimony.
21:14. Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how
you shall answer:
21:15. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.
21:16. And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren and
kinsmen and friends: and some of you they will put to death.
21:17. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.
21:18. But a hair of your head shall not perish.
21:19. In your patience you shall possess your souls.
21:20. And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army,
then know that the desolation thereof is at hand.
21:21. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains: and those
who are in the midst thereof depart out: and those who are in the
countries not enter into it.
21:22. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things may be
fulfilled, that are written.
21:23. But woe to them that are with child and give suck in those days:
for there shall be great distress in the land and wrath upon this
21:24. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led
away captives into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by
the Gentiles till the times of the nations be fulfilled.
21:25. And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the
stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the
confusion of the roaring of the sea, and of the waves:
21:26. Men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come
upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved.
21:27. And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with
great power and majesty.
21:28. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up
your heads, because your redemption is at hand.
21:29. And he spoke to them a similitude. See the fig tree and all the
21:30. When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is
21:31. So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know
that the kingdom of God is at hand.
21:32. Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all
things be fulfilled.
21:33. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
21:34. And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life:
and that day come upon you suddenly.
21:35. For as a snare shall it come upon all that sit upon the face of
the whole earth.
21:36. Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be
accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come and to
stand before the Son of man.
21:37. And in the daytime, he was teaching in the temple: but at night
going out, he abode in the mount that is called Olivet.
21:38. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
temple, to hear him.
Luke Chapter 22
The treason of Judas. The last supper. The first part of the history of
22:1. Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the pasch, was
22:2. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put
Jesus to death: but they feared the people.
22:3. And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of
22:4. And he went and discoursed with the chief priests and the
magistrates, how he might betray him to them.
22:5. And they were glad and covenanted to give him money.
22:6. And he promised. And he sought opportunity to betray him in the
absence of the multitude.
22:7. And the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was
necessary that the pasch should be killed.
22:8. And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare for us the
pasch, that we may eat.
22:9. But they said: Where wilt thou that we prepare?
22:10. And he said to them: Behold, as you go into the city, there
shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water: follow him into the
house where he entereth in.
22:11. And you shall say to the goodman of the house: The master saith
to thee: Where is the guest chamber, where I may eat the pasch with my
22:12. And he will shew you a large dining room, furnished. And there
22:13. And they going, found as he had said to them and made ready the
22:14. And when the hour was come, he sat down: and the twelve apostles
22:15. And he said to them: With desire I have desired to eat this
pasch with you, before I suffer.
22:16. For I say to you that from this time I will not eat it, till it
be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
22:17. And having taken the chalice, he gave thanks and said: Take and
divide it among you.
22:18. For I say to you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine,
till the kingdom of God come.
22:19. And taking bread, he gave thanks and brake and gave to them,
saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a
commemoration of me.
Do this for a commemoration of me. . .This sacrifice and sacrament is to
be continued in the church, to the end of the world, to shew forth the
death of Christ, until he cometh. But this commemoration, or
remembrance, is by no means inconsistent with the real presence of his
body and blood, under these sacramental veils, which represent his
death; on the contrary, it is the manner that he himself hath
commanded, of commemorating and celebrating his death, by offering in
sacrifice, and receiving in the sacrament, that body and blood by which
we were redeemed.
22:20. In like manner, the chalice also, after he had supped, saying:
This is the chalice, the new testament in my blood, which shall be shed
22:21. But yet behold: the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on
22:22. And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which is
determined: but yet, woe to that man by whom he shall be betrayed.
22:23. And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was
that should do this thing.
22:24. And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should
seem to be the greater.
22:25. And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over
them; and they that have power over them are called beneficent.
22:26. But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him
become as the younger: and he that is the leader, as he that serveth.
22:27. For which is greater, he that sitteth at table or he that
serveth? Is not he that sitteth at table? But I am in the midst of you,
as he that serveth.
22:28. And you are they who have continued with me in my temptations:
22:29. And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a
22:30. That you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom: and may
sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
22:31. And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to
have you, that he may sift you as wheat.
22:32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou,
being once converted, confirm thy brethren.
22:33. Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into
prison and to death.
22:34. And he said: I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this
day, till thou thrice deniest that thou knowest me. And he said to
22:35. When I sent you without purse and scrip and shoes, did you want
22:36. But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: But now he that
hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip: and he that hath
not, let him sell his coat and buy a sword.
22:37. For I say to you that this that is written must yet be fulfilled
in me. And with the wicked was he reckoned. For the things concerning
me have an end.
22:38. But they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to
them: It is enough.
22:39. And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the Mount of
Olives. And his disciples also followed him.
22:40. And when he was come to the place, he said to them: Pray, lest
ye enter into temptation.
22:41. And he was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast. And kneeling
down, he prayed.
22:42. Saying: Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice from me: but
yet not my will, but thine be done.
22:43. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening
him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer.
22:44. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the
22:45. And when he rose up from prayer and was come to the disciples,
he found them sleeping for sorrow.
22:46. And he said to them: Why sleep you? Arise: pray: lest you
enter into temptation.
22:47. As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was
called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to
Jesus, for to kiss him.
22:48. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of man
with a kiss?
22:49. And they that were about him, seeing what would follow, said to
him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword?
22:50. And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut
off his right ear.
22:51. But Jesus answering, said: Suffer ye thus far. And when he had
touched his ear, he healed him.
22:52. And Jesus said to the chief priests and magistrates of the
temple and the ancients, that were come unto him: Are ye come out, as
it were against a thief, with swords and clubs?
22:53. When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch
forth your hands against me: but this is your hour and the power of
22:54. And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest's house.
But Peter followed afar off.
22:55. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall and
were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of them.
22:56. Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at the light
and had earnestly beheld him, she said: This man also was with him.
22:57. But he denied him, saying: Woman, I know him not.
22:58. And after a little while, another seeing him, said: Thou also
art one of them. But Peter said: O man, I am not.
Another, etc. . .Observe here, in order to reconcile the four
Evangelists, that divers persons concurred in charging Peter with being
Christ's disciple; till at length they brought him to deny him thrice.
1. The porteress that let him in, and afterwards seeing him at the
fire, first put the question to him; and then positively affirmed that
he was with Christ. 2. Another maid accused him to the standers by; and
gave occasion to the man here mentioned to renew the charge against
him, which caused the second denial. 3. Others of the company took
notice of his being a Galilean; and were seconded by the kinsman of
Malchus, who affirmed he had seen him in the garden. And this drew on
the third denial.
22:59. And after the space, as it were of one hour, another certain man
affirmed, saying: Of a truth, this man was also with him: for he is
also a Galilean.
22:60. And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And
immediately, as he was yet speaking, the cock crew.
22:61. And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the
word of the Lord, as he had said: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny
22:62. And Peter going out, wept bitterly.
22:63. And the men that held him mocked him and struck him.
22:64. And they blindfolded him and smote his face. And they asked him
saying: Prophesy: Who is it that struck thee?
22:65. And blaspheming, many other things they said against him.
22:66. And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the people and the
chief priests and scribes came together. And they brought him into
their council saying: If thou be the Christ, tell us.
22:67. And he saith to them: If I shall tell you, you will not believe
22:68. And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me
22:69. But hereafter the Son of man shall be sitting on the right hand
of the power of God.
22:70. Then said they all: Art thou then the Son of God? Who said: You
say that I am.
22:71. And they said: What need we any further testimony? For we
ourselves have heard it from his own mouth.
Luke Chapter 23
The continuation of the history of the passion.
23:1. And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate.
23:2. And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man
perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and
saying that he is Christ the king.
23:3. And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But
he answering, said: Thou sayest it.
23:4. And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I
find no cause in this man.
23:5. But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people,
teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place.
23:6. But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee?
23:7. And when he understood that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he
sent him away to Herod, who was also himself at Jerusalem in those
23:8. And Herod seeing Jesus, was very glad: for he was desirous of a
long time to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he
hoped to see some sign wrought by him.
23:9. And he questioned him in many words. But he answered him nothing.
23:10. And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly
23:11. And Herod with his army set him at nought and mocked him,
putting on him a white garment: and sent him back to Pilate.
23:12. And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day: for
before they were enemies one to another.
23:13. And Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the
magistrates and the people,
23:14. Said to them: You have presented unto me this man as one that
perverteth the people. And behold I, having examined him before you,
find no cause in this man, in those things wherein you accuse him.
23:15. No, nor Herod neither. For, I sent you to him: and behold,
nothing worthy of death is done to him.
23:16. I will chastise him therefore and release him.
23:17. Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast
23:18. But the whole multitude together cried out, saying: Away with
this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
23:19. Who, for a certain sedition made in the city and for a murder,
was cast into prison.
23:20. And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.
23:21. But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him.
23:22. And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man
done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore
and let him go.
23:23. But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might
be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
23:24. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
23:25. And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition had
been cast into prison, whom they had desired. But Jesus he delivered up
to their will.
23:26. And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene,
coming from the country; and they laid the cross on him to carry after
23:27. And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women,
who bewailed and lamented him.
23:28. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep
not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children.
23:29. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed
are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have
not given suck.
23:30. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And
to the hills: Cover us.
23:31. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be
done in the dry?
23:32. And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put
23:33. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary,
they crucified him there: and the robbers, one on the right hand, and
the other on the left.
23:34. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what
they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.
23:35. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers with them derided
him, saying: He saved others: let him save himself, if he be Christ,
the elect of God.
23:36. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him
23:37. And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
23:38. And there was also a superscription written over him in letters
of Greek and Latin and Hebrew THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
23:39. And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying:
If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou
fear God, seeing; thou art under the same condemnation?
23:41. And we indeed justly: for we receive the due reward of our
deeds. But this man hath done no evil.
23:42. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come
into thy kingdom.
23:43. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt
be with me in paradise.
In paradise. . .That is, in the happy state of rest, joy, and peace
everlasting. Christ was pleased, by a special privilege, to reward the
faith and confession of the penitent thief, with a full discharge of
all his sins, both as to the guilt and punishment; and to introduce him
immediately after death into the happy society of the saints, whose
limbo, that is, the place of their confinement, was now made a paradise
by our Lord's going thither.
23:44. And it was almost the sixth hour: and there was darkness over
all the earth until the ninth hour.
23:45. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in
23:46. And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands
I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.
23:47. Now, the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying:
Indeed this was a just man.
23:48. And all the multitude of them that were come together to that
sight and saw the things that were done returned, striking their
23:49. And all his acquaintance and the women that had followed him
from Galilee stood afar off, beholding these things.
23:50. And behold there was a man named Joseph who was a counsellor, a
good and a just man,
23:51. (The same had not consented to their counsel and doings) of
Arimathea, a city of Judea: who also himself looked for the kingdom of
23:52. This man went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.
23:53. And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen and laid him
in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had
23:54. And it was the day of the Parasceve: and the sabbath drew on.
Parasceve. . .That is, the eve, or day of preparation for the sabbath.
23:55. And the women that were come with him from Galilee, following
after, saw the sepulchre and how his body was laid.
23:56. And returning, they prepared spices and ointments: and on the
sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.
Luke Chapter 24
Christ's resurrection and manifestation of himself to his disciples.
24:1. And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they
came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared.
24:2. And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre.
24:3. And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
24:4. And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at
this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.
24:5. And as they were afraid and bowed down their countenance towards
the ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with the dead?
24:6. He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you,
when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7. Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful
men and be crucified and the third day rise again.
24:8. And they remembered his words.
24:9. And going back from the sepulchre, they told all these things to
the eleven and to all the rest.
24:10. And it was Mary Magdalen and Joanna and Mary of James and the
other women that were with them, who told these things to the apostles.
24:11. And these words seemed to them as idle tales: and they did not
24:12. But Peter rising up, ran to the sepulchre and, stooping down, he
saw the linen cloths laid by themselves: and went away wondering in
himself at that which was come to pass.
24:13. And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was
sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus.
24:14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
24:15. And it came to pass that while they talked and reasoned with
themselves, Jesus himself also, drawing near, went with them.
24:16. But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.
24:17. And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one
with another as you walk and are sad?
24:18. And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to
him: Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the
things that have been done there in these days?
24:19. To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus
of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and
all the people.
24:20. And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be
condemned to death and crucified him.
24:21. But we hoped that it was he that should have redeemed Israel.
And now besides all this, to-day is the third day since these things
24:22. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us who,
before it was light, were at the sepulchre,
24:23. And not finding his body, came, saying that they had all seen a
vision of angels, who say that he is alive.
24:24. And some of our people went to the sepulchre and found it so as
the women had said: but him they found not.
24:25. Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe in
all things, Which the prophets have spoken.
24:26. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and so, to enter
into his glory?
24:27. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to
them in all the scriptures the things that were concerning him.
24:28. And they drew nigh to the town whither they were going: and he
made as though he would go farther.
24:29. But they constrained him, saying: Stay with us, because it is
towards evening and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them.
24:30. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took
bread and blessed and brake and gave to them.
24:31. And their eyes were opened: and they knew him. And he vanished
out of their sight.
24:32. And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within
us, whilst he spoke in the way and opened to us the scriptures?
24:33. And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and
they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were with them,
24:34. Saying: The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared to Simon.
24:35. And they told what things were done in the way: and how they
knew him in the breaking of bread.
24:36. Now, whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus stood in the
midst of them and saith to them: Peace be to you. It is I: Fear not.
24:37. But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a
24:38. And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts?
24:39. See my hands and feet, that it is I myself. Handle, and see: for
a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me to have.
24:40. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and feet.
24:41. But while they yet believed not and wondered for joy, he said:
Have you here any thing to eat?
24:42. And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish and a honeycomb.
24:43. And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he gave
24:44. And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you
while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled which
are written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms,
24:45. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand
24:46. And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved
Christ to suffer and to rise again from the dead, the third day:
24:47. And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his
name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
24:48. And you are witnesses of these things.
24:49. And I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you in
the city till you be endued with power from on high.
The promise of my Father. . .that is, the Holy Ghost, whom Christ had
promised that his Father and he would send, John 14. 26, and 17. 7.
24:50. And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting up his
hands, he blessed them.
24:51. And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed from
them and was carried up to heaven.
24:52. And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy.
24:53. And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God.
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN
St. John the Apostle and Evangelist was the son of Zebedee and Salome,
brother to James the Greater. He was called the Beloved disciple of
Christ and stood by at his Crucifixion. He wrote the Gospel after the
other Evangelists, about sixty-three years after our Lord's Ascension.
Many things that they had omitted were supplied by him. The original
was written in Greek; and by the Greeks he is titled: The Divine. St.
Jerome relates that, when he was earnestly requested by the brethren to
write the Gospel, he answered he would do it, if by ordering a common
fast, they would all put up their prayers together to the Almighty God;
which being ended replenished with the clearest and fullest revelation
coming from Heaven, he burst forth into that preface: IN THE BEGINNING
WAS THE WORD.
John Chapter 1
The divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears witness of him. He
begins to call his disciples.
1:1. In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the
Word was God.
1:2. The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that
1:4. In him was life: and the life was the light of men.
1:5. And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not
1:6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7. This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that
all men might believe through him.
1:8. He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.
1:9. That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh
into this world.
1:10. He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world
knew him not.
1:11. He came unto his own: and his own received him not.
1:12. But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the
sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
1:13. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.
1:14. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his
glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full
of grace and truth.
1:15. John beareth witness of him and crieth out, saying: This was he
of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me is preferred before me:
because he was before me.
1:16. And of his fulness we all have received: and grace for grace.
1:17. For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth came by Jesus
1:18. No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in
the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1:19. And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from
Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?
1:20. And he confessed and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the
1:21. And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I
am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No.
1:22. They said therefore unto him: Who art thou, that we may give an
answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself?
1:23. He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make
straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaias.
1:24. And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.
1:25. And they asked him and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize,
if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?
1:26. John answered them, saying: I baptize with water: but there hath
stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not.
1:27. The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before
me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.
1:28. These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John
1:29. The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold
the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.
1:30. This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is
preferred before me: because he was before me.
1:31. And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel,
therefore am I come baptizing with water.
1:32. And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as
a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.
1:33. And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said
to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining
upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
1:34. And I saw: and I gave testimony that this is the Son of God.
1:35. The next day again John stood and two of his disciples.
1:36. And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God.
1:37. And the two disciples heard him speak: and they followed Jesus.
1:38. And Jesus turning and seeing them following him, saith to them:
What seek you? Who said to him: Rabbi (which is to say, being
interpreted, Master), where dwellest thou?
1:39. He saith to them: Come and see. They came and saw where he abode:
and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about the tenth hour.
1:40. And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who
had heard of John and followed him.
1:41. He findeth first his brother Simon and saith to him: We have
found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
1:42. And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said:
Thou art Simon the son of Jona. Thou shalt be called Cephas, which is
1:43. On the following day, he would go forth into Galilee: and he
findeth Philip, And Jesus saith to him: follow me.
1:44. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
1:45. Philip findeth Nathanael and saith to him: We have found him of
whom Moses, in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of
Joseph of Nazareth.
1:46. And Nathanael said to him: Can any thing of good come from
Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see.
1:47. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and he saith of him: Behold an
Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.
1:48. Nathanael saith to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered
and said to him: Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under
the fig tree, I saw thee.
1:49. Nathanael answered him and said: Rabbi: Thou art the Son of God.
Thou art the King of Israel.
1:50. Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said unto thee, I saw
thee under the fig tree, thou believest: greater things than these
shalt thou see.
1:51. And he saith to him: Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see the
heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the
Son of man.
John Chapter 2
Christ changes water into wine. He casts the sellers out of the temple.
2:1. And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and
the mother of Jesus was there.
2:2. And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage.
2:3. And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have
2:4. And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? My
hour is not yet come.
What is that to me, etc. . .These words of our Saviour, spoken to his
mother, have been understood by some commentators as harsh, they not
considering the next following verse: Whatsoever he shall say to you,
do ye, which plainly shows that his mother knew of the miracle that he
was to perform, and that it was at her request he wrought it; besides
the manner of speaking the words as to the tone, and the countenance
shown at the same time, which could only be known to those who were
present, or from what had followed: for words indicating anger in one
tone of voice, would be understood quite the reverse in another.
2:5. His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you,
2:6. Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the
manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures
2:7. Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they
filled them up to the brim.
2:8. And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now and carry to the chief
steward of the feast. And they carried it.
2:9. And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine and knew
not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water: the
chief steward calleth the bridegroom,
2:10. And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and
when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept
the good wine until now.
2:11. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and
manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
2:12. After this, he went down to Capharnaum, he and his mother and his
brethren and his disciples: and they remained there not many days.
2:13. And the pasch of the Jews was at hand: and Jesus went up to
2:14. And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and
doves, and the changers of money sitting.
2:15. And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he
drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen: and the
money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew.
2:16. And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and
make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.
2:17. And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of
thy house hath eaten me up.
2:18. The Jews, therefore, answered, and said to him: What sign dost
thou shew unto us, seeing thou dost these things?
2:19. Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple; and in
three days I will raise it up.
2:20. The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in
building; and wilt thou raise it up in three days?
2:21. But he spoke of the temple of his body.
2:22. When therefore he was risen again from the dead, his disciples
remembered that he had said this: and they believed the scripture and
the word that Jesus had said.
2:23. Now when he was at Jerusalem, at the pasch, upon the festival
day, many believed in his name, seeing his signs which he did.
2:24. But Jesus did not trust himself unto them: for that he knew all
2:25. And because he needed not that any should give testimony of man:
for he knew what was in man.
John Chapter 3
Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. John's testimony.
3:1. And there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of
3:2. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him: Rabbi, we know
that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs
which thou dost, unless God be with him.
3:3. Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless
a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
3:4. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can
he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born again?
3:5. Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born
again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of
Unless a man be born again, etc. . .By these words our Saviour hath
declared the necessity of baptism; and by the word water it is evident
that the application of it is necessary with the words. Matt. 28. 19.
3:6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born
of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7. Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again.
3:8. The Spirit breatheth where he will and thou hearest his voice: but
thou knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth. So is every one
that is born of the Spirit.
3:9. Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things be done?
3:10. Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou a master in Israel, and
knowest not these things?
3:11. Amen, amen, I say to thee that we speak what we know and we
testify what we have seen: and you receive not our testimony.
3:12. If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not: how
will you believe, if I shall speak to you heavenly things?
3:13. And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from
heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.
3:14. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son
of man be lifted up:
3:15. That whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life
3:16. For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son:
that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life
3:17. For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world: but
that the world may be saved by him.
3:18. He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not
believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.
Is not judged. . .He that believeth, viz., by a faith working through
charity, is not judged, that is, is not condemned; but the obstinate
unbeliever is judged, that is, condemned already, by retrenching
himself from the society of Christ and his church.
3:19. And this is the judgment: Because the light is come into the
world and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works
The judgment. . .That is, the cause of his comdemnation.
3:20. For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to
the light, that his works may not be reproved.
3:21. But he that doth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be
made manifest: because they are done in God.
He that doth truth. . .that is, he that acteth according to truth, which
here signifies the Law of God. Thy law is truth. Psa. 118. 142.
3:22. After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of
Judea: and there he abode with them and baptized.
3:23. And John also was baptizing in Ennon near Salim: because there
was much water there. And they came and were baptized.
3:24. For John was not yet cast into prison.
3:25. And there arose a question between some of John's disciples and
the Jews, concerning purification.
3:26. And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, he that was with
thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony: behold, he
baptizeth and all men come to him.
3:27. John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it
be given him from heaven.
3:28. You yourselves do bear me witness that I said that I am not
Christ, but that I am sent before him.
3:29. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the
bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of
the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.
3:30. He must increase: but I must decrease.
3:31. He that cometh from above is above all. He that is of the earth,
of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh. He that cometh from
heaven is above all.
3:32. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: and no man
receiveth his testimony.
3:33. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God
3:34. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth
not give the Spirit by measure.
3:35. The Father loveth the Son: and he hath given all things into his
3:36. He that believeth in the Son hath life everlasting: but he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth
John Chapter 4
Christ talks with the Samaritan woman. He heals the ruler's son.
4:1. When Jesus therefore understood the Pharisees had heard that Jesus
maketh more disciples and baptizeth more than John
4:2. (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples),
4:3. He left Judea and went again into Galilee.
4:4. And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria.
4:5. He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sichar,
near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
4:6. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with
his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.
4:7. There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to
her: Give me to drink.
4:8. For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats.
4:9. Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a
Jew; ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not
communicate with the Samaritans.
4:10. Jesus answered and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of
God and who he is that saith to thee: Give me to drink; thou perhaps
wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
4:11. The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw,
and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou living water?
4:12. Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and
drank thereof, himself and his children and his cattle?
4:13. Jesus answered and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again: but he that shall drink of the water that I will
give him shall not thirst for ever.
4:14. But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain
of water, springing up into life everlasting.
4:15. The woman said to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not
thirst, nor come hither to draw.
4:16. Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
4:17. The woman answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus said to
her: Thou hast said well: I have no husband.
4:18. For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast is not
thy husband. This, thou hast said truly.
4:19. The woman saith to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
4:20. Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at
Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.
This mountain. . .Garizim, where the Samaritans had their schismatical
4:21. Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me that the hour cometh, when
you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father.
4:22. You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know.
For salvation is of the Jews.
4:23. But the hour cometh and now is, when the true adorers shall adore
the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seeketh such to
4:24. God is a spirit: and they that adore him must adore him in spirit
and in truth.
4:25. The woman saith to him: I know that the Messias cometh (who is
called Christ): therefore, when he is come, he will tell us all things.
4:26. Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee.
4:27. And immediately his disciples came. And they wondered that he
talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? Or: Why
talkest thou with her?
4:28. The woman therefore left her waterpot and went her way into the
city and saith to the men there:
4:29. Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have
done. Is not he the Christ?
4:30. They went therefore out of the city and came unto him.
4:31. In the mean time, the disciples prayed him, saying: Rabbi, eat.
4:32. But he said to them: I have meat to eat which you know not.
4:33. The disciples therefore said one to another: Hath any man brought
him to eat?
4:34. Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent
me, that I may perfect his work.
4:35. Do not you say: There are yet four months, and then the harvest
cometh? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries.
For they are white already to harvest.
4:36. And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life
everlasting: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice
4:37. For in this is the saying true: That it is one man that soweth,
and it is another that reapeth.
4:38. I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour. Others
have laboured: and you have entered into their labours.
4:39. Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the
word of the woman giving testimony: He told me all things whatsoever I
4:40. So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired that he
would tarry there. And he abode there two days.
4:41. And many more believed in him, because of his own word.
4:42. And they said to the woman: We now believe, not for thy saying:
for we ourselves have heard him and know that this is indeed the
Saviour of the world.
4:43. Now after two days, he departed thence and went into Galilee.
4:44. For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in
his own country.
4:45. And when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him,
having seen all the things he had done at Jerusalem on the festival
day: for they also went to the festival day.
4:46. He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the
water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at
4:47. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, sent
to him and prayed him to come down and heal his son: for he was at the
point of death.
4:48. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders,
you believe not.
4:49. The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die.
4:50. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy son liveth. The man believed
the word which Jesus said to him and went his way.
4:51. And as he was going down, his servants met him: and they brought
word, saying, that his son lived.
4:52. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And
they said to him: Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him.
4:53. The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus
said to him: Thy son liveth. And himself believed, and his whole house.
4:54. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come
out of Judea. into Galilee.
John Chapter 5
Christ heals on the sabbath the man languishing thirty-eight years. His
discourse upon this occasion.
5:1. After these things was a festival day of the Jews: and Jesus went
up to Jerusalem.
5:2. Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in
Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches.
Probatica. . .That is, the sheep pond; either so called, because the
sheep were washed therein, that were to be offered up in sacrifice in
the temple, or because it was near the sheep gate. That this was a pond
where miracles were wrought is evident from the sacred text; and also
that the water had no natural virtue to heal, as one only of those put
in after the motion of the water was restored to health; for if the
water had the healing quality, the others would have the like benefit,
being put into it about the same time.
5:3. In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, of
withered: waiting for the moving of the water.
5:4. And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond
and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond
after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he
5:5. And there was a certain man there that had been eight and thirty
years under his infirmity.
5:6. Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew that he had been now a
long time, he saith to him: Wilt thou be made whole?
5:7. The infirm man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is
troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I am coming, another
goeth down before me.
5:8. Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed and walk.
5:9. And immediately the man was made whole: and he took up his bed and
walked. And it was the sabbath that day.
5:10. The Jews therefore said to him that was healed: It is the
sabbath. It is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.
5:11. He answered them: He that made me whole, he said to me: Take up
thy bed and walk.
5:12. They asked him therefore: Who is that man who said to thee: Take
up thy bed and walk?
5:13. But he who was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus went aside
from the multitude standing in the place.
5:14. Afterwards, Jesus findeth him in the temple and saith to him:
Behold thou art made whole: sin no more, lest some worse thing happen
5:15. The man went his way and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had
made him whole.
5:16. Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these
things on the sabbath.
5:17. But Jesus answered them: My Father worketh until now; and I work.
5:18. Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because
he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father,
making himself equal to God.
5:19. Then Jesus answered and said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you,
the Son cannot do any thing of himself, but what he seeth the Father
doing: for what things soever he doth, these the Son also doth in like
5:20. For the Father loveth the Son and sheweth him all things which
himself doth: and greater works than these will he shew him, that you
5:21. For as the Father raiseth up the dead and giveth life: so the Son
also giveth life to whom he will.
5:22. For neither does the Father judge any man: but hath given all
judgment to the Son.
5:23. That all men may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He
who honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father who hath sent him.
5:24. Amen, amen, I say unto you that he who heareth my word and
believeth him that sent me hath life everlasting: and cometh not into
judgment, but is passed from death to life.
5:25. Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is,
when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that
hear shall live.
5:26. For as the Father hath life in himself, so he hath given to the
Son also to have life in himself.
5:27. And he hath given him power to do judgment, because he is the Son
5:28. Wonder not at this: for the hour cometh wherein all that are in
the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God.
5:29. And they that have done good things shall come forth unto the
resurrection of life: but they that have done evil, unto the
resurrection of judgment.
Unto the resurrection of judgment. . .That is, condemnation.
5:30. I cannot of myself do any thing. As I hear, so I judge. And my
judgment is just: because I seek not my own will. but the will of him
that sent me.
5:31. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
5:32. There is another that beareth witness of me: and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
5:33. You sent to John: and he gave testimony to the truth.
5:34. But I receive not testimony from man: but I say these things,
that you may be saved.
5:35. He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a
time to rejoice in his light.
5:36. But I have a greater testimony than that of John: for the works
which the Father hath given me to perfect, the works themselves which I
do, give testimony of me, that the Father hath sent me.
5:37. And the Father himself who hath sent me hath given testimony of
me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
5:38. And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent,
him you believe not.
5:39. Search the scriptures: for you think in them to have life
everlasting. And the same are they that give testimony of me.
Or. . .You search the scriptures. Scrutamini. . .It is not a command for
all to read the scriptures; but a reproach to the Pharisees, that
reading the scriptures as they did, and thinking to find everlasting
life in them, they would not receive him to whom all those scriptures
gave testimony, and through whom alone they could have that true life.
5:40. And you will not come to me that you may have life.
5:41. I receive not glory from men.
5:42. But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.
5:43. I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if
another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.
5:44. How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the
glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?
5:45. Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that
accuseth you, Moses, in whom you trust.
5:46. For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also:
for he wrote of me.
5:47. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my
John Chapter 6
Christ feeds five thousand with five loaves. He walks upon the sea and
discourses of the bread of life.
6:1. After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is
that of Tiberias.
6:2. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles
which he did on them that were diseased.
6:3. Jesus therefore went up into a mountain: and there he sat with his
6:4. Now the pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was near at hand.
6:5. When Jesus therefore had lifted up his eyes and seen that a very
great multitude cometh to him, he said to Philip: Whence shall we buy
bread, that these may eat?
6:6. And this he said to try him: for he himself knew what he would do.
6:7. Philip answered him: Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not
sufficient for them that every one may take a little.
6:8. One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, saith to
6:9. There is a boy here that hath five barley loaves and two fishes.
But what are these among so many?
6:10. Then Jesus said: Make the men sit down. Now, there was much grass
in the place. The men therefore sat down, in number about five
6:11. And Jesus took the loaves: and when he had given thanks, he
distributed to them that were set down. In like manner also of the
fishes, as much as they would.
6:12. And when they were filled, he said to his disciples: gather up
the fragments that remain, lest they be lost.
6:13. They gathered up therefore and filled twelve baskets with the
fragments of the five barley loaves which remained over and above to
them that had eaten.
6:14. Now those men, when they had seen what a miracle Jesus had done,
said: This is of a truth the prophet that is to come into the world.
6:15. Jesus therefore, when he knew that they would come to take him by
force and make him king, fled again into the mountains, himself alone.
6:16. And when evening was come, his disciples went down to the sea.
6:17. And when they had gone up into a ship, they went over the sea to
Capharnaum. And it was now dark: and Jesus was not come unto them.
6:18. And the sea arose, by reason of a great wind that blew.
6:19. When they had rowed therefore about five and twenty or thirty
furlongs, they see Jesus walking upon the sea and drawing nigh to the
ship. And they were afraid.
6:20. But he saith to them: It is I. Be not afraid.
6:21. They were willing therefore to take him into the ship. And
presently the ship was at the land to which they were going.
6:22. The next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the
sea saw that there was no other ship there but one: and that Jesus had
not entered into the ship with his disciples, but that his disciples
were gone away alone.
6:23. But other ships came in from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where
they had eaten the bread, the Lord giving thanks.
6:24. When therefore the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor
his disciples, they took shipping and came to Capharnaum, seeking for
6:25. And when they had found him on that other side of the sea, they
said to him: Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
6:26. Jesus answered them and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, you seek
me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the
loaves and were filled.
6:27. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which
endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For
him hath God, the Father, sealed.
6:28. They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work
the works of God?
6:29. Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that
you believe in him whom he hath sent.
6:30. They said therefore to him: What sign therefore dost thou shew
that we may see and may believe thee? What dost thou work?
6:31. Our fathers did eat manna in the desert, as it is written: He
gave them bread from heaven to eat.
6:32. Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you; Moses gave you
not bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from
6:33. For the bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven and
giveth life to the world.
6:34. They said therefore unto him: Lord, give us always this bread.
6:35. And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life. He that cometh to
me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst.
6:36. But I said unto you that you also have seen me, and you believe
6:37. All that the Father giveth to me shall come to me: and him that
cometh to me, I will not cast out.
6:38. Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will but the
will of him that sent me.
6:39. Now this is the will of the Father who sent me: that of all that
he hath given me, I should lose nothing; but should raise it up again
in the last day.
6:40. And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one
who seeth the Son and believeth in him may have life everlasting. And I
will raise him up in the last day.
6:41. The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he had said: I am the
living bread which came down from heaven.
6:42. And they said: Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father
and mother we know? How then saith he: I came down from heaven?
6:43. Jesus therefore answered and said to them: Murmur not among
6:44. No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw
him. And I will raise him up in the last day.
Draw him. . .Not by compulsion, nor by laying the free will under any
necessity, but by the strong and sweet motions of his heavenly grace.
6:45. It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of
God. Every one that hath heard of the Father and hath learned cometh
6:46. Not that any man hath seen the Father: but he who is of God, he
hath seen the Father.
6:47. Amen, amen, I say unto you: He that believeth in me hath
6:48. I am the bread of life.
6:49. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert: and are dead.
6:50. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any man
eat of it, he may not die.
6:51. I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
6:52. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the
bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.
6:53. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this
man give us his flesh to eat?
6:54. Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you
eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have
life in you.
Except you eat--and drink, etc. . .To receive the body and blood of
Christ, is a divine precept, insinuated in this text; which the
faithful fulfil, though they receive but in one kind; because in one
kind they receive both body and blood, which cannot be separated from
each other. Hence, life eternal is here promised to the worthy
receiving, though but in one kind. Ver. 52. If any man eat of this
bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my
flesh for the life of the world. Ver. 58. He that eateth me, the same
also shall live by me. Ver. 59. He that eateth this bread, shall liver
6:55. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting
life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
6:56. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.
6:57. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me: and
I in him.
6:58. As the living Father hath sent me and I live by the Father: so he
that eateth me, the same also shall live by me.
6:59. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers
did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live for
6:60. These things he said, teaching in the synagogue, in Capharnaum.
6:61. Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is
hard; and who can hear it?
6:62. But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at
this, said to them: Doth this scandalize you?
6:63. If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was
If then you shall see, etc. . .Christ by mentioning his ascension, by
this instance of his power and divinity, would confirm the truth of
what he had before asserted; and at the same time correct their gross
apprehension of eating his flesh, and drinking his blood, in a vulgar
and carnal manner, by letting them know he should take his whole body
living with him to heaven; and consequently not suffer it to be as they
supposed, divided, mangled, and consumed upon earth.
6:64. It is the spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing.
The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
The flesh profiteth nothing. . .Dead flesh separated from the spirit, in
the gross manner they supposed they were to eat his flesh, would profit
nothing. Neither doth man's flesh, that is to say, man's natural and
carnal apprehension, (which refuses to be subject to the spirit, and
words of Christ,) profit any thing. But it would be the height of
blasphemy, to say the living flesh of Christ (which we receive in the
blessed sacarament, with his spirit, that is, with his soul and
divinity) profiteth nothing. For if Christ's flesh had profitedus
nothing, he would never have taken flesh for us, nor died in us
nothing, he would never have taken flesh for us, nor died in the flesh
for us. Are spirit and life. . .By proposing to you a heavenly
sacrament, in which you shall receive, in a wonderful manner, spirit,
grace, and life, in its very fountain.
6:65. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from
the beginning who they were that did not believe and who he was that
would betray him.
6:66. And he said: Therefore did I say to you that no man can come to
me, unless it be given him by my Father.
6:67. After this, many of his disciples went back and walked no more
6:68. Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away?
6:69. And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou
hast the words of eternal life.
6:70. And we have believed and have known that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God.
6:71. Jesus answered them: Have not I chosen you twelve? And one of you
is a devil.
6:72. Now he meant Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon: for this same was
about to betray him, whereas he was one of the twelve.
John Chapter 7
Christ goes up to the feast of the tabernacles. He teaches in the
7:1. After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk
in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2. Now the Jews feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7:3. And his brethren said to, him: Pass from hence and go into Judea,
that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou dost.
7:4. For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself
seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, manifest thyself
to the world.
7:5. For neither did his brethren believe in him.
7:6. Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is
7:7. The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I give
testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil,
7:8. Go you up to this festival day: but I go not up to this festival
day, because my time is not accomplished.
7:9. When he had said these things, he himself stayed in Galilee.
7:10. But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the
feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret.
7:11. The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day and said: Where
7:12. And there was much murmuring among the multitude concerning him.
For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduceth
7:13. Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.
7:14. Now, about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple
7:15. And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters,
having never learned?
7:16. Jesus answered them and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his
that sent me.
7:17. If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the
doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
7:18. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that
seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true and there is no
injustice in him.
7:19. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the
7:20. Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered and said: Thou
hast a devil. Who seeketh to kill thee?
7:21. Jesus answered and said to them: One work I have done: and you
7:22. Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of
Moses, but of the fathers): and on the sabbath day you circumcise a