John

Chapter One

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 This one was with God in the beginning.
1:3 All things came into existence through him and without him, nothing came into existence that has existed.
1:4 In him was life and the life was the light of all men.
1:5 And the light [continually] shines in darkness but the same darkness does not overcome it.
1:6 A man came, sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
1:8 He himself was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
1:9 The true light, who gives light to every man was coming into the world.
1:10 He was in the world and the world came into existence through him, and the world did not recognize him.
1:11 He came to what was his own but those who were his own did not receive him.
1:12 But as many as did receive him, he gave them the right to become the children of God, to those who believe in his name,
1:13 who were born not from blood [human parents], nor from the will of flesh [sexual desire], nor from the will of a man [husband], but from God.
1:14 Now the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
and we saw his glory—glory as the one and only [who came] from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1:15 John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying,
“This one was the one about whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank because he existed before me.’”
1:16 For from his fullness, we have received grace upon grace.
1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
1:18 No one has ever seen God. The one and only God the Son who is in the bosom [closest fellowship] of the Father, he [the Son] has made known.
1:19 Now this is the testimony of John that Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
1:20 And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
1:21 So they asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not!” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
1:22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
1:23 He said, “I am a voice of one shouting in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord, as Isaiah the prophet said.”
1:24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
1:25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
1:26 John answered them saying, “I baptize with water, but among you stands One whom you do not know,
1:27 who is coming after me of whom I am not worthy to untie the strap of his sandal.
1:28 These things happened in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
1:29 On the next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
1:30 This is the one about whom I said, “After me comes a man who has a higher rank than me because he existed before me.
1:31 I did not recognize him, but so that he might be
revealed to Israel, I came baptizing in water.”
1:32 Then John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him.
1:33 And I did not recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “Upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining—this is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
1:34 I have both seen and testified that this man is the Chosen One of God.”
1:35 Again the next day John was standing there with two of his disciples,
1:36 and looking at Jesus as he walked by he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
1:37 When the two disciples heard him speak, they followed Jesus.
1:38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him,
“Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?”
1:39 He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour (4 p.m.).
1:40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed him [Jesus].
1:41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ).
1:42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas (which is translated Peter).
1:43 On the next day, he [Jesus] wanted to set out to Galilee and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.”
1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found whom Moses wrote about in the Law and the Prophets—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
1:46 Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him,
“Behold, truly an Israelite, in whom there is no deceit!”
1:48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
1:49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”
1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”
1:51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Chapter Two

2:1 Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,
2:2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
2:3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
2:4 Jesus said to her, “What is that to me and you, woman? My hour has not yet come.”
2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
2:6 Now there were six stone water-pots set there for the purification custom of the Jews, holding twenty or thirty gallons each.
2:7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the water-pots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim.
2:8 And He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him,
2:9 and when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom,
2:10 “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when they are drunk, the cheaper [poorer] wine is served. You have kept the good wine until now.
2:11 Jesus did this as the first of his signs in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory and his disciples believed in him.
2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there a few days.
2:13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2:14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables.
2:15 And he made a whip of cords and drove all of them
from the temple both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and turned over their tables.
2:16 and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away! Do not make my Father’s house a place of business [marketplace].
2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written,“Zeal for your house will consume me.”
2:18 Then the Jews [Jewish authorities] responded and said to him, “What sign do You show us [as your authority] for doing these things?”
2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple and in three days, I will raise it up.”
2:20 Then the Jews [Jewish authorities] said, “This temple was constructed in forty-six years and you will raise it up in three days.”
2:21 But that he spoke of was the temple of his body.
2:22 So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
2:23 Now while He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, while observing the signs which he was doing.
2:24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all men,
2:25 and he did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for he himself knew what was in man.

Chapter Three

3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
3:2 This man came to him [Jesus] at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one is able to do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
3:4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He is not able to enter into the womb of his mother a second time and be born, can he?”
3:5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You all must be born from above.’
3:8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, “You are a teacher of Israel and you do not know these things ?
3:11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.
3:12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
3:13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.
3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
3:15 so that whoever believes may have in Him eternal life.”
3:16 For in this way, God loved the world so that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
3:18 The one who believes in him is not condemned; but the one who does not believe has already been condemned because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
3:19 Now this is the reason for judgment: that the light has come into the world and mankind has loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
3:20 For everyone who does worthless deeds hate the light and does not come to the light so that their deeds will not be exposed.
3:21 But he who practices the truth comes to the light, in order that his deeds might be manifested as done in God.
3:22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, and there he spent time with them and was baptizing.
3:23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there and they [people] were coming and were being baptized.
3:24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
3:25 Now a dispute arose between some of John’s disciples
with a Jew about purification.
3:26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you across the Jordan [river], that is the one about whom you have testified—behold, he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.”
3:27 John answered and said, “A man is not able to receive anything unless it has been given him from heaven.”
3:28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’
3:29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; But the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the sound of the voice of the bridegroom.
Therefore, this joy of mine has been fulfilled.
3:30 He must increase [become more important], but I must decrease [become less important].”
3:31 The one who comes from above is superior to all; the one who is from earth [belongs to] the earth and he speaks from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all.
3:32 He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
3:33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
3:34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit with measure [unlimited].
3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.
3:36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

Chapter Four

4:1 Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
4:2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were),
4:3 he left Judea and went away again into Galilee.
4:4 And he had to pass through Samaria.
4:5 So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;
4:6 and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus having grown tired from his journey was thus sitting on the well. It was about the sixth hour (noon).
4:7 A woman came from Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water to drink.”
4:8 For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
4:9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, being a Jew ask me, being a Samaritan woman, for water to drink?” (For the Jews had nothing in common with
Samaritans).
4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water to drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
4:11 [The woman] said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket and the well is deep; where therefore, do you get this living water?
4:12 “You are not greater than our father Jacob, are you, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”
4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks from this water will thirst again;
4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him
shall not be thirsty again [forever] but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
4:15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
4:16 He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.”
4:17 The woman answered and said to him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “Rightly you have said, ‘I have no husband’;
4:18 for you have had five husbands and now the one you have is not your husband; this you have said truly [accurately].”
4:19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
4:20 “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you all
say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.”
4:21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
4:22 “You all worship what you all do not know; we worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews.
4:23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;
for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers.
4:24 “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
4:25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ); whenever he comes, he will tell us everything.”
4:26 Jesus said to her, “I am, who speaks to you.”
4:27 Now at this time his disciples came and were amazed that he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, “What do you seek?” or “Why are you speaking with her?”
4:28 So the woman left her water pot, and went into the city and said to the men,
4:29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. This is not the Christ, is it?”
4:30 They went out of the city, and were coming to him.
4:31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat something.”
4:32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
4:33 So the disciples were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?”
4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work.
4:35 “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.
4:36 “Even now, he who reaps is receiving reward and is gathering fruit for life eternal, so that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice together.
4:37 “For in this the saying is true that one sows and another reaps.
4:38 “I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
4:39 From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I have done.”
4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they began asking him to stay with them, and he remained there two days,
4:41 and many more believed on account of his word.
4:42 They were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and we know that this One is truly the Savior of the world.”
4:43 After the two days he departed from there to Galilee.
4:44 (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
4:45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him because they had seen all the things he had done in Jerusalem at the feast (for they themselves had gone to the feast).
4:46 Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum.
4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come back from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son; for he was about to die.
4:48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders you will never believe!”
4:49 The official said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
4:50 Jesus said to him, “Go home; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and departed.
4:51 While he was on his way down, his servants met him saying that his son was going to live.
4:52 So he asked them the hour in which he got better. Then they said to him, “Yesterday, at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
4:53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”; and he himself believed and his entire household.
4:54 This is again a second sign that Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.

Chapter Five

5:1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool called Bethzatha in Aramaic, having five porticoes.
5:3 In these porticoes, lay many who were sick, blind, lame and paralyzed.
[5:4 Not in the original manuscripts]
5:5 Now a man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and learned that he had already been a long time in this condition, He said to him, “Do you want to get well?”
5:7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming to get into the water, another person goes down there before me.”
5:8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
5:9 Immediately the man became well, and picked up his mat and started walking.
Now it was the Sabbath on that day.
5:10 So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.”
5:11 But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’”
5:12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up your mat and walk’?”
5:13 But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped out while there was a crowd in that place.
5:14 After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
5:15 The man went away, and told the Jews [authorities] that it was Jesus who had made him well.
5:16 So, for this reason the Jews [authorities] were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.
5:17 And He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I myself am working.”
5:18 For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the Sabbath, but because he also called God his own Father,
making Himself equal with God.
5:19 Therefore Jesus answered and said to them, “ Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing from himself
unless, it is something he sees the Father doing; for whatever that one [the Father] does, the Son does likewise.
5:20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel.
5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and makes them alive, even so the Son also makes them alive, those he wishes.
5:22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but he has given all judgment to the Son,
5:23 so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes the one who sent me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
5:25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, an 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 as the Father has life in himself, so also he has given to the Son life to have in himself;
5:27 and he [Father] gave authority to him [Son] to execute judgment because he is the Son of Man.
5:28 “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice,
5:29 and come out—those who have done good to the resurrection of life and those who practice evil to a resurrection of judgement.
5:30 “I can do nothing from myself. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous because I do not seek my will but the will of him who sent me.
5:31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.
5:32 There is another who testifies about me, and I know the testimony he testifies about me is true.
5:33 You have sent [an envoy] to John, and he has testified to the truth.
5:34 (I do not accept human testimony, but I say this so that you may be saved.)
5:35 He was a lamp that was burning and shining, and you wanted to rejoice for a time in his light.
5:36 “But I have a testimony greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me to complete—these very works that I am doing—testify about me that the Father has sent me.
5:37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified about me. You people have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
5:38 neither do you have his word residing in you, because you do not believe the one whom he sent.
5:39 You study the scriptures because you think in them you have eternal life, it is these same scriptures that testify about Me;
5:40 and you are unwilling to come to me so that you may have life.
5:41 “I do not receive 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 my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.
5:44 “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
5:45 “Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.
5:46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me.
5:47 “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

Chapter Six

6:1 After these things, Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias)
6:2 A large crowd was following him, because they were seeing the signs-miracles which he was performing on those who were sick.
6:3 Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with His disciples.
6:4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
6:5 Then when Jesus lifted up his eyes [looked up] and saw that there was a large crowd coming to him, said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread so these people may eat?”
6:6 This he said to test him, for he knew what he was about to do.
6:7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not enough for them, for each one to receive a little.”
6:8 One from his disciples, Andrew, brother of Simon Peter said to him,
6:9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?”
6:10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” (Now there was a lot of grass in that place.) So the men sat down, the number about five thousand.
6:11 Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, he distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted.
6:12 When they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the leftover pieces so that nothing will be wasted.”
6:13 So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with pieces from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
6:14 Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
6:15 Then Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take him by force to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain by himself alone [to pray].
6:16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
6:17 and got into a boat and started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark and Jesus had not yet come to them.
6:18 The sea began to get rough because a strong wind was blowing.
6:19 Then, when they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia [three or four miles], they saw Jesus walking upon the sea and coming near the boat, they were frightened.
6:20 But he said to them, “I AM. Do not be afraid.”
6:21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
6:22 The next day the crowd that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat that had been there, except one [which was missing], and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples had gone away alone.
6:23 Other small boats from Tiberias came near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
6:24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the small boats, and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus.
6:25 When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?”
6:26 Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
6:27 “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on this one [Jesus] the Father, God, has set His seal [of approval].”
6:28 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so 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 has sent.”
6:30 So they said to him, “Then what sign-miracle will you do so that we may see and believe you? What will you do?
6:31 “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
6:32 Then Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, It is not Moses who gave you bread from heaven but my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.”
6:33 “For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”
6:34 Then they said to Him, “Lord [Sir], always give us this bread.”
6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
6:36 “But I said to you that you have seen [me], and still do not believe.
6:37 “All whom the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not drive away.
6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.
6:39 Now this is the will of the one who sent me—that out of all he has given to me, I will lose none but raise it [them] up on the last day.
6:40 “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
6:41 Therefore the Jews were grumbling about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.
6:42 They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?”
6:43 Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not grumble among yourselves.
6:44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.
6:45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.
6:46 “Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; this one has seen the Father.
6:47 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal 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 comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
6:52 Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
6:53 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves.
6:54 “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
6:55 “For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true 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 also will live because of me.
6:58 This is the bread that came down from heaven; not as
the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”
6:59 These things he said while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
6:60 Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen [understand] to it?”
6:61 But Jesus, knowing in himself [conscious of the fact] that his disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?
6:62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending where he was before?
6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
6:64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray him.)
6:65 And He was saying, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to me unless it has been granted him from the Father.”
6:66 From this, many of his disciples turned back and no longer were walking with him.
6:67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “You don’t want to go away too, do you?”
6:68 Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.
6:69 “We have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
6:70 Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?”
6:71 Now he said this about Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him.

Chapter Seven

7:1 After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.
7:2 Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was near.
7:3 Therefore his brothers said to Him, “Leave here and go into Judea, so that your disciples also may see your works which you are doing.
7:4 “For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.”
7:5 For not even His brothers were believing in Him.
7:6 So Jesus said to them, “My time is not yet here, but your time is always ready.
7:7 “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it, that its deeds are evil.
7:8 “You go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because my time has not yet fully come.”
7:9 Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
7:10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.
7:11 So the Jews were seeking him at the feast and were saying, “Where is that one?”
7:12 There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning him; some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, he leads the people astray.”
7:13 Yet no one was speaking openly of him for fear of the Jews.
7:14 Now about the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple and began to teach.
7:15 Then the Jewish authorities were astonished saying,
“How did this man become so learned having never had an education?”
7:16 So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not mine but of the one who sent me.”
7:17 “If anyone is willing to do his [God’s] will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from myself.
7:18 “He who speaks from himself [on his own] seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent him is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
7:19 “Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you keeps the Law? Why do you seek to kill me?”
7:20 The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill You?”
7:21 Jesus answered them, “I did one deed, and you all are amazed.
7:22 “For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not because 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 so that the Law of Moses is not broken, are you angry with me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath?
7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
7:25 So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill?
7:26 “Look, he is speaking openly, and they are saying nothing to him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they?
7:27 But we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where he is from.”
7:28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple, while teaching and speaking, “You both know me and know where I am from; and I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you do not know.
7:29 “I know him, because I am from him, and that one sent me.”
7:30 So then they were seeking to seize him; and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
7:31 But many of the crowd believed in him; and they were saying, “When the Christ comes, he will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will he?”
7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest Him.
7:33 Therefore Jesus said, “For a little while longer I am with you, then I go to him who sent Me.
7:34 “You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.”
7:35 The Jews then said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? He is not intending to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is he?
7:36 “What is this statement that He said, ‘You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come’?”
7:37 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 drink.
7:38 “He who believes in me just as the Scriptures said,
rivers of living water will flow from his innermost being.”
7:39 Now he said this about the Spirit, whom those who
believed in him were about to receive. For the Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7:40 Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This really is the Prophet.”
7:41 Others were saying, “This is the Christ.” Still others were saying, “Surely the Christ is not coming from Galilee, is he?
7:42 Does not the scripture say that Christ comes from the seed of David and from Bethlehem the village where David lived?
7:43 So there was a division in the crowd because of Jesus.
7:44 Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
7:45 Therefore, the officers [temple guards] returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring him?”
7:46 The officers [temple guards] answered, “Never has a man spoke like this man speaks.”
7:47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “ You have not also been deceived, have you?”
7:48 “Not one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
7:49 “But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.”
7:50 Nicodemus who had came to him [Jesus] before, being one of them, said to them,
7:51 “Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?”
7:52 They answered him, “You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.”

[7:53-8:11 omitted because these writings were not in original manuscripts.]

Chapter Eight

8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I Am the light of the world; he who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
8:13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying about yourself; Your testimony is not true.”
8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
8:15 “You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.
8:16 “But if I do judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent me.
8:17 “Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.
8:18 “I am he who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me.”
8:19 Then they asked him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
8:20 These words he spoke while near the treasury [offering box], while teaching in the temple; no one seized him because his hour had not yet come.
8:21Then he said again to them, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and will die in your sin; where I am going you are not able to come.”
8:22 So the Jews were saying, “Surely he will not kill himself, will he, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?”
8:23 And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
8:24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I Am, you will die in your sins.”
8:25 So they were saying to Him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “What have I been saying to you from the beginning?
8:26 “I have many things to speak and to judge about you,
but he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him [the Father], these I speak to the world.”
8:27 They did not understand that he was speaking to them about his Father.
8:28 Then Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I Am. And I do nothing from myself, I speak these things just as the Father taught me.
8:29 And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.”
8:30 While he was saying these things, many people believed in him.
8:31 Then Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly disciples of mine;
8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
8:33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been enslaved to anyone; how is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you,
everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.
8:35 “The slave does not remain in the household forever; the son does remain forever.
8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
8:37 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; But you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.
8:38 I am telling you the things I have seen while with the Father; and you practice the things you have heard from your father.
8:39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.
8:40 “But now, you are seeking to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this [i.e. kill me] Abraham did not do.
8:41 “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, God.”
8:42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. For I have not come on my own initiative but he sent me.
8:43 “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because your are not able to hear [accept] my word.
8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand [uphold] in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
8:45 “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.
8:46 “Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe me?
8:47 “He who is of [belongs to] God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”
8:48 The Jews answered and said to him, “Do we not say rightly that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
8:49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
8:50 “But I do not seek my glory; there is One who seeks it and judges.
8:51 “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word he will never see death.”
8:52 The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that you have a demon. Both Abraham and the prophets died, yet you say
‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death.’
8:53 You are not greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? The prophets died too; whom do you make yourself out to be?”
8:54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘he is our God’;
8:55 and you do not know him, but I know him; and if I say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.
8:56 “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.”
8:57 So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”
8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham existed, I Am.”
8:59 Then they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.