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GALILEE TO JUDEA

OCTOBER - THE LORD'S BROTHERS URGE HIM TO GO TO JUDEA
JOHN 7
2Now the Jews' feast of tents was at hand. 3His brothers therefore said to him, depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see the works that you do. 4For there is no man who does any thing in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world. 5For his brothers did not believe in him. 6Then Jesus said to them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready. 7The world cannot hate you; but it hates me, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. 8Go up to this feast: I am not going up yet to this feast; for my time is not yet fully come. 9When he had said these words to them, he abode still in Galilee. 10But when his brothers were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

JUDAEA

THE LAST FEAST OF THE TENTS
Officers fail to arrest the Lord Jesus
JOHN 7
11Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 12And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; but he deceives the people. 13But no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.

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14Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this man know letters, having never learned? 16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his who sent me. 17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he who seeks his glory who sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you go about to kill me? 20The people answered and said, You have a demon: who goes about to kill you? 21Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and you all marvel. 22Moses therefore gave to you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and you on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man whole in every way on the sabbath day? 24Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 25Then some of them of Jerusalem said , Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? 26But, lo, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing to him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27But we know this man where he is from: but when Christ comes, no man knows where he is from. 28Then Jesus cried in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know where I am from: and I am not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you do not know. 29But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me. 30Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 31And many of the people believed in him, and said, When Christ comes, will he do more miracles than these which this man has done? 32The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him. 33Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go to him who sent me. 34You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come. 35Then said the Jews among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go to the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? 36What manner of saying is this that he said, You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, you cannot come there?

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37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.A 38He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.B 39(But this spoke he of the Spirit, who those who believe in him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not given yet; because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. 41Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? 42Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? 43So there was a division among the people because of him. 44And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. [A Leveticus 23:36, Isaiah 12:3, 43:20, 44:3, 55:1. B Isaiah 55:1,6]

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45Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why have you not brought him? 46The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man. 47Then the Pharisees answered them, Are you also deceived? 48Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49But this people who do not know the law are cursed. 50Nicodemus said to them, (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) 51Does our law judge any man, before it hears him, and knows what he does? 52They answered and said to him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee arises no prophet. 53And every man went to his own house.

JOHN 8
1 Jesus went to the mount of Olives.

The woman caught in adultery
JOHN 8
2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4They said to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what do you say? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, 7So when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said to them, He who is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9And those who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even to the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10When Jesus had lifted himself up, and saw no one but the woman, he said to her, Woman, where are your accusers? has no man condemned you? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more. [v.6 AV/KJV adds as though he did not hear them. for which there is no Greek text]

I am the light of the World. Before Abraham was I AM
JOHN 8
12Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world: he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13The Pharisees therefore said to him, You bear record of yourself; your record is not true. 14Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know where I came from, and where I go; but you cannot tell where I came from, and where I go. 15You judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 16And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18I am one who bears witness of myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness of me. 19Then they said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you would have known my Father also. 20These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

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21Then Jesus said to them again, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I go, you cannot come. 22Then the Jews said, Will he kill himself? because he said, Where I go, you cannot come. 23And he said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world. 24Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you do not believe that I am he, you shall die in your sins. 25Then they said to him, Who are you? And Jesus said to them, Even the same that I told you from the beginning. 26I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he who sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard from him. 27They did not understand that he spoke to them of the Father. 28Then Jesus said to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you shall know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things. 29And he who sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I always do those things that please him. 30As he spoke these words, many believed in him.

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31Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed; 32And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how do you say, You shall be made free? 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Who ever commits sin is the servant of sin. 35And the servant does not abide in the house for ever: but the Son ever abides. 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. 37I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.

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38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father. 39They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: Abraham did not do this. 41You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded and came from God; neither did I come of myself, but he sent me. 43Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word. 44You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45And because I tell you the truth, you do not believe me.

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46Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me? 47He who is of God hears God's words: you therefore do not hear them, because you are not of God. 48Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Do we not well say that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon? 49Jesus answered, I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50And I do not seek my own glory: there is one who seeks and judges.

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51Verily, verily, I say to you, If a man keeps my sayings, he shall never see death. 52Then the Jews said to him, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom do you make yourself? 54Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father who honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God: 55Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I do not know him, I shall be a liar like you: but I know him, and keep his sayings. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57Then the Jews said to him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham? 58Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

GALILEE

YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT YOU ARE OF
LUKE 9
51And it came to pass, when the time came that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did? 55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, *You do not know what manner of spirit you are of*. 56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. [*Though omitted in some later manuscripts, this statement is in 2nd/3rd century Syriac manuscripts, and Tatian's 2nd century 'Diatessaron']

LUKE 9
57And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said to him, Lord, I will follow you where ever you go. 58And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head. 59And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God. 61And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid farewell to those who are at home at my house. 62And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

VIA SAMARIA

THE SEVENTY COMMISSIONED [Border country of Galilee and Samaria]
LUKE 10
1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place, where he himself would come. 2Therefore he said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. 3Go your ways: behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5And into what ever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest on it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do not go from house to house. 8And into what ever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9And heal the sick that are there, and say to them, The kingdom of God is come near to you. 10But into what ever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we wipe off against you: but be sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come near to you. 12But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have repented a great while ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.15And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell. 16He who hears you hears me; and he who despises you despises me; and he who despises me despises him who sent me.

THE SEVENTY RETURN
LUKE 10
17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us through your name. 18And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.19Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20But do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

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21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight. 22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 23And he turned to his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see: 24For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.

JUDAEA

THE GOOD SAMARITAN [In the vicinity of Jerusalem]
LUKE 10
25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said to him, What is written in the law? how do you read? 27And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. 28And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live. 29But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? 30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked at him, and passed by on the other side. 33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two danaria, and gave them to the host, and said to him, Take care of him; and what ever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you. 36Which now of these three, do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves? 37And he said, He who showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do likewise.

GUESTS OF MARTHA AND MARY [Bethany]
LUKE 10
38Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

THE DISCIPLES ARE TAUGHT HOW TO PRAY
LUKE 11
1And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2a And he said to them,
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2b When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. your kingdom come. your will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.3Give us day by day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 6 [Similar topic]
9Therefore pray after this manner: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed is your name. 10Your kingdom come. your will be done in earth, as in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
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5And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 7And he from within shall answer and say, Do not trouble me: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you. 8I say to you, Though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give to him as many as he needs. 9And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 11If a son shall ask bread of any of you who is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he asks a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?

THE MAN BORN BLIND CURED
JOHN 9
1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. 2And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man, or his parents, so that he was born blind? 3Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which by interpretation is, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

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8The neighbors therefore, and those who had seen him before that he was blind, said, Is not this he who sat and begged? 9Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. 10Therefore they said to him, How were your eyes opened? 11He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12Then they said to him, Where is he? He said, I do not know.

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13They brought him who previously was blind to the Pharisees. 14And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see. 16Therefore some of the Pharisee said s, This man is not of God, because he does not keep the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man who is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 17They said again to the blind man, What do you say of him, that he has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. 19And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? how then does he now see? 20His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21But by what means he now sees, we do not know; or who has opened his eyes, we do not know: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22His parents spoke these words, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed that he was the Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, He is of age; ask him. 24Then again they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he is a sinner or not, I do not know: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, I now see. 26Then they said to him again, What did he do to you? how did he open your eyes? 27He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: why would you hear it again? will you also be his disciples? 28Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. 29We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we do not know where he is from. 30The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where he is from, and yet he has opened my eyes. 31Now we know that God does not hear sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and he does his will, he hears him. 32Since the world began it has not been heard that any man opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33If this man was not of God, he could do nothing. 34They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

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35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said to him, D you believe in the Son of God? 36He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe in him? 37And Jesus said to him, You have both seen him, and it is he who talks with you. 38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.

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39And Jesus said, I am come into this world for judgment, that those who see not might see; and that those who see might be made blind. 40And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also? 41Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.

JOHN 10
1Verily, verily, I say to you, He who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. 4And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him: for they do not know the voice of strangers. 6Jesus spoke to them this parable: but they did not understand what things they were which he spoke to them. 7Then Jesus said to them again, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All who ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: if any man enters in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10The thief does not come, except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. 12But he who is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep. 13 The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and does not care for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: I must bring them also, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17Therefore my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I have received this commandment from my Father.

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19There was a division therefore again among the Jews because of these sayings. 20And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why do you hear him? 21Others said, These are not the words of him who has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

The Winter Festival of Dedication.
JOHN 10
22And it was in Jerusalem at the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. 24Then the Jews came round about him, and said to him, How long do you make us doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. 25Jesus answered them, I told you, and you did not believed: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26But you do not believe because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28And I give to them eternal life; and they should never perish, neither will any man snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30I and my Father are one. 31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown to you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me? 33The Jews answered him, saying, We do not stone you for a good work; but for blasphemy; and because you, being a man, make yourself God. 34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods? 35If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36Do you say of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme, because I said, I am the Son of God? 37If I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me. 38But if I do, though you do not believe me, believe the works: so that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

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Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hands, 40And went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John baptized at the first; and he abode there. 41And many resorted to him, and said, John did no miracles: but all things that John spoke of this man were true. 42And many believed in him there.

LAZARUS RAISED FROM THE DEAD
JOHN 11
1Now a certain man, Lazarus of Bethany, was sick, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. 4When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified by it. 5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. 7Then after that he said to his disciples, Let us go into Judea again. 8His disciples said to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and will you go there again? 9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him. 11These things he said: and after that he said to them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleeps, he shall do well. 13But Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking rest in sleep. 14Then Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him. 16Then said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

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17Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. 18Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: 19And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary still sat in the house. 21Then said Martha to Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But I know, that even now, what ever you will ask of God, God will give it to you. 23Jesus said to her, your brother shall rise again. 24Martha said to him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he who believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And who ever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? 27She said to him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who should come into the world. 28And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for you. 29As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came to him. 30Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. 31The Jews then who were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goes to the grave to weep there. 32Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

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When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, 34And said, Where have you laid him? They said to him, Lord, come and see. 35Jesus wept. 36Then the Jews said, Behold how he loved him! 37And some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? 38Jesus therefore again groaning in himself came to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay on it. 39Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, Lord, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days. 40Jesus said to her, Did I not say to you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God? 41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42And I know that you hear me always: but because of the people who stand by I said it, so that they may believe that you have sent me. 43And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44And he who was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said to them, Loose him, and let him go.

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45Then many of the Jews who came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed in him. 46But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

THE LORD WITHDRAWS TO EPHRAIM
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47Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What shall we do? for this man does many miracles. 48If we let him thus alone, all men will believe in him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. 49And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said to them, You know nothing at all, 50Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation does not perish. 51And this he spoke not from himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; 52And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53Then from that day forth they took counsel together to put him to death. 54Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went from there to a country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there he continued with his disciples.

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