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Father, God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your 42 Father, ye would love me; for from God I proceeded and am come: for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

Why do ye not know my speech ? because 43 ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of the father the devil, 44 and the lusts of your father ye desire to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stands not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks lies, he speaks from his own nature: for he is a liar, and so is his father. But because I say the truth, ye 45 believe me not. Which of you convicts me for a sin ? If 46 I say truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of 47 God hears God's words: for this cause ye hear not, because ye are not of God. The Jews answered, and said 48 unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon? Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but 49 I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me. But I seek 50 not mine own glory: there is one that seeks and judges. Verily, verily, I say unto you, if any one keep my word, he 51 shall never behold death. The Jews said unto him, Now 52 we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died and the prophets; and thou sayest, If any one will keep my word, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father 53 Abraham, who died ? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory 54 is nothing: it is my Father that glorifies me, of whom ye say, He is our God; and ye have not known him, but 55 I know him. And if I say I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him and keep his word. Your father Abraham exulted that he might see my day : 56 and he saw and was glad. Then said the Jews unto 57 him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say 58 unto you, before Abraham was born, I am. Therefore 59 took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

And passing by, he saw a man blind from birth. IX. And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, 2

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this man or his parents, that he should have been born 3 blind? Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin nor his

parents, but that the works of God might be manifested 4 in him. We must work the works of him that sent us,

while it is day: night comes when no one can work. 5 When I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 Having spoken these things, he spat on the ground, and

made clay of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the 7 clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam,

(which is interpreted, Sent.) He went away, therefore, and 8 washed, and came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and

they who beheld him before that he was a beggar, said, Is not 9 this he that sits and begs? Some said, It is he: others 10 said, Nay, but he is like him. He said, I am he. Therefore 11 said they unto him, How then were thine eyes opened ? He

answered, The man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the Siloam

and wash. I went away therefore and washed and received 12 sight. They said unto him, Where is he? He says, I know not.

They bring him to the Pharisees, him that was once 14 blind. Now it was the sabbath on the day when Jesus made 15 the clay, and opened his eyes. Again therefore the

Pharisees also asked him how he received sight. And

he said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I 16 washed and see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees,

This man is not from God, because he keeps not the

sabbath. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do 17 such signs? And there was a division among them. They

say therefore unto the blind man again, What sayest thou

of him, seeing that he opened thine eyes ? And he said, 18 He is a prophet. The Jews, therefore, did not believe con

cerning him, that he was blind and received sight,

until they called the parents of him that received sight, 19 and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say 20 was born blind ? how then does he now see? Then his

parents answered and said, We know that this is our 21 son, and that he was born blind; but how he now

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sees, we know not: or who opened his eyes, we know not :
ask himself, he is of age, he will speak for himself. These 22
things said his parents, because they feared the Jews : for
the Jews had agreed already, that if any one should
confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the
synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age, ask 23
himself. So they called a second time the man that was 24
blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that
this man is a sinner. Then he answered, Whether he 25
is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that whereas I
was blind, now I see. They said therefore to him, What 26
did he to thee ? how opened he thine eyes ? He answered 27
them, I told you already, and ye did not hear : why do ye
desire to hear again ? do ye also desire to become his dis-
ciples ? They reviled him and said, Thou art his disciple, 28
but we are Moses' disciples; we know that God has spoken 29
unto Moses : but as for this one, we know not whence he
is. The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is 30
the marvellous thing that ye know not whence he is, and
yet he opened mine eyes. We know that God hears not 31
sinners: but if any one be a worshipper of God and do his
will, him he hears. Since the world began it was not 32
heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind.
If this man were not from God, he could do nothing. 33
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast wholly born 34
in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Jesus heard that they cast him out; and he found him 35
and said, Dost thou believe in the Son of man? He 36
answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe
in him ? Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen 37
him, and it is he that talks with thee. And he said, I 38
believe, Lord; and worshipped him. And Jesus said. For 39
judgment I came into this world, that they who see not
may see; and that they who see may become blind. Those 40
of the Pharisees who were with him heard, and they said
unto him, Are we also blind? Jesus said unto them, If ye 41
were blind, ye would not have sin; but now ye say, We
see: your sin abides.

CH. X.

VERILY, verily, I say unto you, he that enters not through the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some 2 other way, the same is a thief and robber; but he that 3 enters through the door is shepherd of the sheep. То

him the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and

he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he has put forth all his own, he goes before

them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his 5 voice; but a stranger they will not follow, but will flee

from him, because they know not the voice of the strangers. 6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they knew

not what things they were which he was saying unto 7 them. Then Jesus said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am 8 the door of the sheep. All that ever came are thieves and 9 robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door:

through me if any one enter, he will be saved, and will go 10 in and out, and will find pasture. The thief comes not but

to steal, and to kill, and to destroy : I came that they 11 might have life, and that they might have abundance. I

am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down 12 his life for the sheep. He that is the hireling, and not

a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholds the

wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flies; and the wolf 13 snatches them and scatters; because he is an hireling, 14 and cares not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and 15 know mine, and mine know me, even as the Father

knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my 16 life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not

of this fold: them also must I lead, and they shall hear

my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this cause does the Father love me, because I lay 18 down my life, that I may receive it again. No one takes it

from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority

to lay it down, and I have authority to receive it again : 19 this commandment I received from my Father. There

arose a division again among the Jews because of these 20 sayings. Many of them then said, He has a demon and is 21 mad; why do ye hear him ? Others said, These are not the words of one that is demoniacal. Can a demon open blind men's eyes ?

Now there came the feast of the dedication in Jerusalem ; 22 it was winter : and Jesus was walking in the temple in 23 Solomon's porch. The Jews therefore came round about 24 him and said unto him, How long dost thou hold our spirit in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us openly. Jesus 25 answered, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me.

But 26 ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep. My sheep 27 hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and 28 I give unto them life everlasting, and they shall never perish, and none shall snatch them out of my hand. That 29 which the Father has given me is greater than all; and none is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand. I 30 and the Father are one. The Jews again bore stones to 31 stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works I 32 shewed you from the Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, For å good work 33 we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because thou, being man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is 34 it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? If he 35 called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be made void ; say ye of him whom 36 the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am God's son. If I do not the 37 works of my Father, believe me not; but if I do, though 38 ye believe not me, believe the works : that ye may learn and know that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. They were seeking therefore to take him, and he went forth 39 out of their hand.

And he went away again beyond the Jordan into 40 the place where John was at first baptizing, and abode there. And many came to him and said, John indeed 41 did no sign: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true. And many believed in him there.

Now there was a certain man sick, Lazarus of Bethany,ch.XI. of the village of Mary and Martha her sister. It was the 2

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