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6 his brethren did not believe in him. Jesus says unto
them, My time is not yet come, but your time is always 7 ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, 8 because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go
ye up unto the feast; I go not up unto this feast, because 9 my time has not yet been fulfilled. Having said these 10 things he abode in Galilee. But when his brethren went
up unto the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but 11 in secret. The Jews therefore were seeking him at the 12 feast and saying, Where is he? And there was much
murmuring among the multitude concerning him: some
said, He is good : others said, Nay, but he deceives the 13 multitude. Yet no one spake openly of him through fear of the Jews.
But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went 15 up into the temple and taught.
The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knows this man letters, having 16 never learned ? Then Jesus answered them and said, 17 My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me: if any one
desire to do his will, he will know concerning the teaching, 18 whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. He
that speaks from himself seeks his own glory: but he
that seeks the glory of him that sent him, the same is 19 true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. Has not
Moses given you the law ? and yet none of you does 20 the law. Why do ye seek to kill me? The multitude
answered, Thou hast a demon; who seeks to kill thee? 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye 22 all marvel. Moses has given you circumcision ; (not that
it is of Moses, but of the fathers ;) and on a sabbath 23 ye circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath receives
circumcision, that the law of Moses may not be broken ;
are ye angry at me, because I made a man every whit 24 whole on a sabbath ? Judge not according to appearance, 25 but judge the righteous judgment. Then said some of them the Christ? Howbeit we know this one whence he is ; but 27 when the Christ comes, no one knows whence he is. Jesus 28 therefore cried, teaching in the temple and saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I have not come from myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not: I know him, because I am from him, and he has sent 29 me. Therefore they sought to take him; and yet no one 30 laid hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. But 31 many of the multitude believed on him, and said, When the Christ comes, will he do more signs than this one does ? The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things 32 concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him. Then said Jesus, Yet a little 33 while am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and will not find; and where I am ye 34 cannot come. The Jews therefore said among themselves, 35 Whither is this one about to go, that we shall not find him ? Is he about to go unto the dispersed among the Greeks, and to teach the Greeks ? What is this saying 36 that he spake, Ye shall seek me, and will not find; and where I am ye cannot come ?
of Jerusalem, Is not this he whom they are seeking to kill ? 26 and, behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing unto
him. Have the rulers come to know of a truth that this is
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus 37 stood and cried, saying, If any one thirst, let him come and drink. He that believes on me, as said the scripture, out 38 of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this he 39 spake of the Spirit, which they that believe on him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Some of the multitude therefore, 40 when they heard these words, said, This is the prophet of a truth. Others said, This is the Christ. Others said, Does 41 the Christ then come out of Galilee? Did not the scripture 42 say that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was ? So there was a 43 division among the multitude because of him; and some of 44 them desired to take him ; but no one laid hands on him.
The officers therefore came to the chief priests and 45 Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him ? The officers answered, Never spake man as this 46 47 man speaks. The Pharisees answered them, Have ye 48 also been deceived ? Did any one of the rulers believe on 49 him, or of the Pharisees ? But this multitude that knows 50 not the law are accursed. Nicodemus said unto them, 51 being one of them, Does our law judge the man, except it 52 first hear from him, and know what he does ? They
answered and said unto him, Art thou also out of Galilee ?
Search and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee. [The following passage is rejected by Von Tischendorf on the best authority, as no part of the original gospel. But he gives it in two forms, one from the text of D or the Cambridge MS.; the other according to the received text or the Elzevir of 1624. Versions of both follow.]
D. 53 And they went every one to his own house.
But Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives. And early in the morning he comes again into the temple, and all the people 3 were coming unto him. But the scribes and the Pharisees bring 4 a woman taken in sin ; and when they set her in the midst, the
priests say unto him, tempting him, that they might have an
accusation against him, Teacher, this woman has been taken 5 in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded 6 to stone such : but now what sayest thou? But Jesus stooped 7 down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they
continued asking, he lifted himself up and said unto them: Let
him that is without sin among you, first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down and wrote with his finger on the 9 ground. But each of the Jews went out, beginning at the
elders, so that all went out; and he was left alone, and the 10 woman in the midst. And when Jesus lifted himself up, he
said nto the woman, Where are they? Did no one condemn 11 thee? And she said unto him, No one, Lord. And he said,
Neither do I condemn thee; go, from henceforth sin no more.
THE RECEIVED TEXT. 35 And every one went to his own house.
But Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people were 3 coming unto him, and he sat down and was teaching them. But the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery, and when they set her in the midst, they say unto him, 4 Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law charged us that such should be stoned, 5 what then sayest thou ? But this they said tempting him, that 6 they might have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued 7 asking him, he lifted himself up, and said unto them: Let him that is without sin among you, first cast the stone at her. And 8 again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. But they having 9 heard it and being convicted by their conscience went out one by one, beginning at the elder until the last : and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. And when Jesus 10 lifted himself up, and beheld none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are they, thine accusers ? demn thee? And she said, No one, Lord. And Jesus said unto 11 her, Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.
Jesus therefore spake again unto them, saying, I am the 12 light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees 13 therefore said unto him, Thou bearest witness concerning thyself; thy witness is not true. Jesus answered and said 14 unto them, Though I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is true; because I know whence I came and whither I go: ye know not whence I come or whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no one. Yea, and even 15, 16 if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and he that sent me. And it is also written in your law 17 that the witness of two men is true. I am he that 18 bears witness concerning myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness concerning me. Then they said 19 unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father : if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also. These words spake he in the 20 treasury, while teaching in the temple : and no one took him, because his hour had not yet come.
Then he said unto them again, I go away, and ye 21 will seek me, and will die in your sin: whither I go away,
22 ye cannot come. The Jews therefore said, Will he kill
himself, because he says, Whither I go away, ye cannot 23 come? And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath, I am
from above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye will die in your sins :
for if ye believe not that I am he, ye will die in your sins. 25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou ? Jesus said 26 unto them, Altogether what I am also telling you. I
have many things to say and to judge of you : but he that
sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him 27 these I say unto the world. They knew not that he was 28 speaking to them of the Father. Jesus therefore said,
When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then will ye know
that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but even as the 29 Father taught me, I say these things. And he that sent
me is with me: he has not left me alone; because I do always the things that please him.
As he was saying these words, many believed on him. 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews who had believed him, 32 If ye abide in my word, ye are my disciples of a truth ; and
ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free. 33 They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have
never been in bondage to any one: how sayest thou, Ye 34 will become free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, every one that does sin is a servant of the 35 sin. And the servant abides not in the house for ever : 36 the Son abides for ever. If the Son therefore will make 37 you free, ye shall be free in reality. I know that ye are
Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word 38 has no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with
the Father: accordingly ye also do that which ye heard 39 from your father. They answered and said unto him, Our
father is Abraham. Jesus says unto them, If ye were
Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that has spoken unto
you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not 41 Abraham. Ye do the works of your father. They said to
him, We have not been born of fornication; we have one