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CHAP. Ye yourselves bear me witness that He cometh therefore, to a city of CHAP IV.
I said, I am not the Christ, but Samaria called Sychar, near to the 29 am sent before his face. He who field which Jacob gave to his son Genesis,
has the bride is the bridegroom, Joseph. Now Jacob's well was but the friend of the bridegroom there, and Jesus being wearied 6 who standeth by and heareth him, with the journey, was sitting accord- 7 rejoiceth greatly at the bridegroom's ingly at this well, about the #sixth voice, testifying his affection for hour, when a woman of Samaria
the bride, thus my joy therefore cometh to draw water. Jesus said 30 is complete. He must increase, unto her, “ Give me to drink ;" 8 31 but I must decrease. He that for his disciples were gone to the
cometh from above being divinely city to buy food. Upon this the 9 commissioned to confer the gifts of Samaritan woman saith unto him, the spirit of God is above all other" Why dost thou, being a Jew, prophets. He that is from the ask drink of me who am Samaearth, not so commissioned, is earth- ritan?” (for the Jews have no ly, and speaketh the things of the friendly dealings with the Samari
earth; he that cometh from hea- tans.) Jesus answered, “ If thou 10 32 ven is, I repeat it, above all, and hadst known the bounty of God,
giveth his testimony to what he and who it is that saith unto thee,
and heard, and yet Give me to drink,' thou wouldst
have given thee living water.” 33 'He who receiveth this testimony The woman said unto him,“ Thou !! Conditions hath set his seal to confirm that hast no bucket, and the well is
God is true; for the declarations deep, whence then can’st thou have life.
of God proclaim whom he hath sent; this living water ? Art thou greater 12 34 for God giveth not the spirit by than our father Jacob, who gave 35 measure to him, The Father us the well, and drank thereof him
loveth the son, and hath given all self, with his children and his catthings necessary for the comple- tle?” Jesus answered, “ Whoso-13
tion of his mission into his hands. ever drinketh of this water will
that his belief is a source of obe- drink of the water that I shall give
God continueth towards him. springing up to everlasting life.''
When therefore Jesus knew that The woman saith unto him, " Sir, 15
the Pharisees had heard of his give me this water that I thirst not, Jesus's making and baptizing more disci-neither come hither to draw.” discourse
ples than John, (though Jesus him- Jesus saith unto her, 6 Go call 16 niaritan self used not to baptize, but his thy husband and come hither."
disciples) he left Judea, and went The woman answered, “ I have 17 4 again into Galilee. Now he could no husband.” Jesus saith unto
not avoid passing through Samaria. her, “ Thou hast well said, “I
with a Sa
1 From this to the end of the chapter we 3 Six o'clock in the evening. have the iemarks of the evangelist.
4 The doctrine of the gospel, which is Signified by the abundant spiritual gifts sufficient to satisfy the most thirsty desires bestowed upon
the church when John of the soul. wrote this gospel.
CHAP. have no husband, for thou hast, have food which ye know not of." CHAP. IV.
had five husbands, and he whom The disciples therefore said to each thou now hast is not thy husband. other, “ Hath any brought him 33 Thou hast spoken truth in this.” provisions?” Jesus saith unto them, 34
The woman saith unto him, "My food is to do the will of him 19" Sir, I perceive that thou art a who sent me, and to finish his 20 prophet. Our fathers worshipped work. Say ye not, . There are 35
on this mountain, and do ye say yet four months, and then cometh
where we ought to worship?" you, lift up your eyes to view the
me the hour is coming, when ye harvest. And the reaper receiveth
in preference to any other place and the reaper may rejoice toge22 Ye worship what ye' know not;
ther. For herein is that saying 37
hour is coming, and now is, when reap, where you did not labour ;
and indeed the Father is seeking Now many of the Samaritans of 39 24 such worshippers of himself. God that city believed on him, because of Many Sa
is a spirit, and they that worship this testimony of the woman, Hearitans
him acceptably must worship him told me some of the principal con25 in `spirit and in truth.' The wo-cerns of
life.' When therefore 40 man saith, “ I know that Messiah the Samaritans were come to him,
is coming; when he is come, he they entreated him to stay with 26 will tell us all things.” Jesus saith them, and he staid two days. And 41 . unto her, " I who talk with thee many more believed because of his
own words to them, and said unto 42 27 At this time his disciples came, the woman, “ We no longer be
and wondered that he was talking lieve because of thy report, for we with a woman; but no one said, ourselves have heard him, and
“ What dost thou want! Or why are persuaded that this is indeed 28 art thou talking with her?” The the Christ, the Saviour of the
woman then left her waterpot, and world.” went into the city, and said to the Now after those two days he 43 29 inhabitants, “ Come see a man left that place, and went into Ga- Jesus re
who hath told me some of the prin- lilee, but not to Nazareth ; for turns into 30 cipal concerns of my life. Is this Jesus himself declared that a pro
the Christ?” Then they went out phet hath no honour in his own 44
of the city on their way to him. country. So when he was come 45 31 In the mean time his disciples into Galilee, the Galileans received
besought him, saying, “ Master, him, having seen all the things 32 eat." But he said unto them, “í which he did at Jerusalem at the
4 Barley harvest was in March or April ; * A knowledge of the way to serve God it must therefore have been winter now. acceptably.
Meaning the people of Samaria. 3. With the pure and spiritual worship of 6 He speaks indirectly and humbly of devout prayer, and with true and solid himself. piety.
CHAP. feast ; for they had also gone to the well ?" The infirm man answered, CHAP. feast.
“ Sir, I have no man when the 46 So Jesus came again to Cana of water is 'agitated, to put me into Cures a
Galilee, where he had made the the bath ; and while I am coming,
man whose son was sick ar Caper- Jesus saith unto him. "Arise, 8
come out of Judea into Galilee, mediately the man was made well,
down and cure his son who was at Now that day was the Sabbath. 10
persecuted signs and wonders can ve not be- it is not lawful for thee to take up him. 49 lieve?” The nobleman said, “Sir, thy couch.” He answered them, 11
come down before my child is “ He who made me well, said 50 dead." Jesus saith unto him, unto me, • Take up thy couch
** Go hoine, thy son is well.” and walk;'. But he that was cured 13
And the man believed the words of knew not who it was, for Jesus 51 Jesus, and was going home. And had conveyed himself away unob
as he was on his way, his servants served, a multitude being in that
met him, and told him, saying, place. Afterward Jesus meeteth 14 52" Thy son is well.” Then he with him in the temple, and said
enquired of them the exact time unto him, “ Behold thou art made
at the seventh hour the fever left and told the Jews that it was Jesus, 53 him.' So the father knew it to who had made him well; and
be the very hour, when Jesus said therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, 16 54 unto him, " Thy son is well.' because he had done these things
And himself believed, and all his on the Sabbath. But Jesus said 17 family. This 'second miracle Je- unto them “ As my Father worketh sus did on his return from Judea continually in governing and preinto Galilee.
serving the world, and in the diCHAP.
After this there was a festival of rection and impulse tehich he has
the Jews, and Jesus went up to given me, I also work.” Where- 18 and an in- Jerusalem. Now there is at Jeru- fore for this the Jews sought the firm min salem at the sheep-gate, a bath more to kill him, because he had barh,
called Bethesda, (the house of mer- not only broken the Sabbath, but 3 cy) having five porches. In them also called God his Father, making
lay a multitude of infirm persons, himself like unto God. 5 of blind, lame, withered. And Then Jesus said unto them, 19 a certain man was there who had Verily, verily, I say unto you,
an infirmity thirty and eight years, the son can do nothing of himself, culous
knew that he had been now a long seeth the Father do; for what things
He refers his mira
2.7. The second which is related at length as it was probably a mineral water, might
be supposed to render it more efficacious to
CHAP. Father loveth the son, and showeth | but the will of him who sent me. CHAP. V.
V. him whatsoever he doeth himself; Though I bear testimony to myself, 20 and he will show him greater is not this testimony true? There 32
works than these which you have is however another who testifieth
already seen, so as to make you of me, and I am fully persuaded 21 wonder. For as the Father raiseth that the testimony which he bear
those who are dead in trespasses eth is true. Ye sent to John, and 33
recovery, so the son giveth life to from 'men, but I say these things 22 whom he pleaseth. Nor indeed that; yielding to the testimony of
doth the Father judge any one, but John, ye might be saved. He was 35
that all, as they honour the Father ment only in his light. But I have 36 23 so they may honour the
son. stronger testimony than that of He who refuseth honour to the John; for the works which the son,
refuseth honour to the Father hath given me to perform, 24 Father, who sent him. Verily, these very works which I do, testify
verily, I say unto you, he that hear-of me, that the Father sent me, 37
as he has passed from death to life. form, nor have his word abiding 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you a in you, so as to work conviction
time is coming, and now is not in your minds ; for ye believe not
sent down upon his apostles, and eternal life, and though they testify unbeliet 26 they that listen shall live. For as of me, ye are not willing to 40
the Father has in himself the power come to me that ye may have
he given to the son also to have men; but I know you, that ye 42 27 life in himself; and hath given him have not the love of God in you.
authority to execute judginent also, I am come in my Father's name, 43 28 though he is a son of man. Won- but
do not receive me ; if anoder not at this, for a time is com-ther shall come in his own name,
ing when all that are in the tombs him ye will receive. . How can ye 44 29 shall hear his voice ; and they that believe, who receive honour froin
have done good shall come forth one another, but seek not the ho-
cuse you to the Father? Ye have Proofs of “I can do nothing of myself; as an accuser, even Moses on whom Gen. xii. 3. besos being I hear 1 judge, and my judgment ye trust, 'since had ye believed Deut
. 23 fiab.
is just, for I seek not my own will, Muses, ye would have believed ine; 18.
In compliance with, and submission to which he acts. the will of God.
3 The form of God is a strong figure for On account of the divine authority from puity and holiness of character.
CHAP. for he wrote of me. But if ye be- When Jesus therefore perceived CHAP. V.
VI. lieve not his writings, how will ye that they were going to take him believe my words ?"
by force, and make him a king, he Jesus CHAP. After these things Jesus went withdrew again to a mountain walking on
; away by the side of the lake of Ga- by hiinself. Now in the evening Five thou- lilee, which is the lake of Tiberius, his disciples went down to the lake, 16 sand red. and a great multitude followed him, and getting into a vessel, sailed
2 because they saw the miracles along the lake towards Capernaum; 17
which he did on those who were and it was at this time dark, but
mountain, and sat there with his the lake began to swell from a great
festival of the Jews, was nigh. been driven about twenty-five or
beholding a great multitude com- walking on the lake, near the ves-
try him; for he had determined to receive him into the vessel, and
“ Bread worth two hundred denarii at the land, whither they were gois not sufficient for them, that every ing. one of them may have a little.” The day following, the multitude 22 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, which had been by the lake side, is eagerly
followed Simon Peter's brother, saith unto having seen that no other vessel
by the mul. 9 him, “ There is a lad here that was there, except that one, into titude, and
bath five barley loaves and two which the disciples had entered, why ;
small fishes, but what are these and that Jesus had not gone with
said, “ Make the men sit down,” vessels of Tiberias had coi ne nigh
place). So the men sat down in over which the Lord had given
Jesus took the loaves, and after his disciples were there, they got 24
fishes, as much as they chose. him further on by the side of the
. saith to his disciples,“ Gather toge- ter, when didst thou come hither?”
ther the remaining fragments, that Jesus answered, “Verily, verily, 26
them together, and filled twelve cause ye saw miracles, but because
five barley loaves, which remained Work not so much for the food 27
these men, therefore, saw the mi- which endureth to everlasting life,
Then they said unto him,"What 28
i Confirmed and established his divine mission.