THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
Jesus the Eternal Word of God
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be which has come to be.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John the Baptist
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a testimony, so that he might testify concerning the Light, so that all through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent so that he might testify concerning the Light.
9 That was the true Light which lightens every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to
become children of God, even to those who believe in His name;
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
God Takes a Body
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace
15 John testified concerning Him and has cried out, saying, "This was
He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, because He
was before me.' "
16 And out of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
The Witness of John the Baptist
19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and
Levites from Jerusalem so that they might ask him, "Who are you?"
20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Messiah."
21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."
22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"
23 He said: "I am The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the Lord," as Isaiah the prophet said."
24 Now those who had been sent were from the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.
27 He is the One who comes after me, who ranks before me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the strap of His sandal."
28 These things happened in Bethany, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
The Lamb of God
29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
30 This is the One about whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who ranks before me, because He was before me.'
31 "I did not know Him; but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."
32 And John testified, saying, "I have beheld the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to
me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, this
is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
34 "And I have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God."
The First Disciples
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
36 And looking at Jesus as He was walking, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"
37 The two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned and observed them following, and said to them,
"What are you seeking?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is translated,
Teacher), "where are You staying?"
39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was
staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about the tenth
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).
42 And he led him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You
are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which means
Philip and Nathanael
43 On the next day He wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found the One about
whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the Prophets—Jesus of Nazareth,
the son of Joseph."
46 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
48 Nathanael said to Him, "From where do You know me?" Jesus answered
and said to him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the
fig tree, I saw you."
49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you
under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than
51 And He said to him, "Most assuredly I say to you, from now on you
shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending
upon the Son of Man."
JOHN CHAPTER 2
Jesus at Cana of Galilee: The First Miracle
1 And on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
3 And when the wine had given out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."
4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what have I to do with you? My hour has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He may say to you, do."
6 Now there were six stone water jars standing there, according to the
purification rites of the Jews, each holding two or three
7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them up to the top.
8 And He said to them, "Draw out now, and carry some to the head steward." And they carried it.
9 Now when the head steward 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 head steward called the bridegroom
10 and said to him, "Every man first sets out the good wine, and when
they have well drunk, then the inferior. But you have kept the good
wine until now!"
11 This beginning of the signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers,
and His disciples; and there they remained not many days.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
13 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers sitting there.
15 And having made a scourge out of cords, He drove them all out of the
temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and He poured out the coins of the
moneychangers, and He overturned the tables.
16 And He said to those selling the doves, "Take these things away from
here! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"
17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "The zeal for Your house will consume Me."
18 Therefore the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?"
19 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
20 Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
21 But He was speaking about the temple of His body.
22 Therefore, when He was raised up from among the dead, His disciples
remembered that He spoke this thing, and they believed the Scripture
and the word which Jesus had spoken.
Jesus at the Passover Feast
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed on
His name when they saw the signs that He was doing. 24 But Jesus
did not trust Himself to them, because He knew all men, 25 and
had no need that anyone should testify concerning man, for He himself
knew what was in man.
JOHN CHAPTER 3
Jesus and Nicodemus: The New Birth
1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
2 This man came to Him by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that
You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that
You do unless God is with him."
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly I say to you, unless
one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born, being old? Can he
enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born of
water and of Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
8 "The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its sound, but you do
not know from where it comes and where it goes. So is everyone who has
been born of the Spirit."
9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?"
10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
11 Most assuredly I say to you, that which We know, We speak, and that
which We have seen, We bear witness to, and you do not receive Our
12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 And no one has gone up into heaven except He who came down out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.
14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
15 that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world so that He might condemn
the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe
has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of
the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the
world, and men loved the darkness more than the light, because their
works were evil.
20 For everyone that does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works be exposed.
21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God."
John the Baptist’s Further Testimony
22 After these things Jesus, along with His disciples, came into the
land of Judea, and there He was staying with them and He was
23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salem, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.
24 (For John was not yet cast into prison).
25 Then there came to be a dispute between John’s disciples and a Jew about purification.
26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you
beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified—behold, this Man is
baptizing, and all men are coming to Him!"
27 John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.
28 You yourselves bear witness that I said, 'I am not the Messiah,' but, 'I have been sent before Him.'
29 "He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the
bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the
voice of the bridegroom. Therefore my joy has been fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 “He who comes from above is above all; he who is from the
earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is
above all. 32 And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies;
and no one receives His testimony.
33 He who receives His testimony has certified that God is true.
34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.
36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; and he who does not
believe the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on
JOHN CHAPTER 4
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
1 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and was baptizing more disciples than John
2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples),
3 He left Judea and went away into Galilee.
4 But He needed to pass through Samaria.
5 Therefore He came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near
the piece of land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Therefore Jesus, having become tired from
the journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."
8 (For His disciples had gone away into the city, that they might buy provisions).
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a
Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews do not associate
10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God,
and who it is that says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked
Him, and He would have given to you living water."
11 The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the
well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and
drank of it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?"
13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
14 but whoever drinks of the water which I shall give him will by no
means ever thirst again. But the water which I shall give him will
become in him a fountain of water springing up into eternal
15 The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have said well, 'I have no husband,'
18 "for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in this you have said truly."
19 The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in
Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship."
21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you
will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 You worship what you do not know; we Jews worship what we know, because salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will
worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such
to worship Him.
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
25 The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is
called Christ). "When He comes, He will proclaim to us all
26 Jesus said to her, "I am He, the One speaking to you."
The Disciples Return
27 And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He was
speaking with a woman; however no one said, "What do You seek?" or,
"Why are You speaking with her?"
28 The woman then left her water jar, went her way into the city, and said to the men,
29 “Come, see a Man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?"
30 They went out of the city and were coming to Him.
31 But in the meantime the disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
33 Therefore the disciples were saying to one another, "Has anyone brought Him something to eat?"
34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
35 Do you not say, 'There are still four months and the harvest comes'?
Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and see the fields, for they
are already white for harvest!
36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto eternal
life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice
37 For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.'
38 "I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors."
Jesus Christ, Savior of the World
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of
the word of the woman testifying, "He told me everything I ever
40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
41 And many more believed because of His word.
42 Then they were saying to the woman, "No longer because of your
speech do we believe, for we ourselves have heard and know that this is
truly the Christ, the Savior of the world."
Jesus at Galilee
43 Now after the two days He went out from there and went to Galilee.
44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45 Therefore when He came into Galilee, the Galileans received Him,
having seen all the things which He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for
they also went to the feast.
46 Then Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water
wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick in
47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went
to Him and asked Him that He might come down and heal his son, for he
was about to die.
48 Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe."
49 The nobleman said to Him, "Sir, come down before my child dies!"
50 Jesus said to him, "Go; your son lives." And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and went away.
51 And already as he was going, his servants met him and reported, saying, "Your child lives!"
52 Then he inquired from them the hour at which he got better. And they
said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
53 Therefore the father knew that it was at the same hour in which
Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." And he himself believed, and his
54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did, after He had come out
of Judea into Galilee.
JOHN CHAPTER 5
A Healing at Bethesda
1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these porches were lying a great multitude of those who were sick,
blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel from time to time descended into the pool and stirred up
the water; therefore the first one having gone in after the stirring up
of the water, became well of whatever disease he was suffering
5 Now there was a certain man there who had an ailment for thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw this man lying there, and knew that he already had
been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you wish to
7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I do not have a man, so that
whenever the water is stirred up, he may put me into the pool; but
while I am coming, another steps down before me."
8 Jesus said to him, "Arise, take up your bed and walk."
9 And immediately the man became well, and took up his bed, and began to walk. And that day was the Sabbath.
10 Therefore the Jews said to the man who was healed, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed."
11 He answered them, "He that made me whole, He said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.' "
12 Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?"
13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had turned aside, while a crowd was in that place.
14 After these things Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him,
"See, you have become well. Sin no more, lest something worse may
happen to you."
15 The man went away and reported to the Jews that Jesus was the One who had made him well.
Responding to Jewish Leaders
16 And on account of this the Jews began to persecute Jesus, and were
seeking to kill Him, because He was doing these things on the
17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I am working."
18 Because of this the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him,
because not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but also He called God
His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you,
the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing;
for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows to Him all things which He
Himself does; and greater works than these He will show Him, so that
you may marvel.
21 For as the Father raises up the dead and gives life, thus also the
Son gives life to whom He wills. 22 For the Father judges no one,
but He has given all judgment to the Son,
23 so that all may honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who
does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
The Testimony of the Father to the Son
24 "Most assuredly I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in
Him who sent Me has eternal life, and shall not come into judgment, but
has passed from death into life.
25 Most assuredly I say to you, that an hour is coming, and now is,
when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those having
heard shall live. 26 For just as the Father has life in Himself,
so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,
27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
28 Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear His voice
29 and shall come forth—those who have done good, to the
resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection
30 I can of My own self do nothing. Even as I hear, I judge; and My
judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the
Father who sent Me.
The Fourfold Witness
31 "If I alone testify of Myself, My testimony is not true.
32 There is another who testifies about Me, and I know that the testimony which He testifies concerning Me is true.
33 You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
34 But I do not receive the testimony from man, but these things I say so that you may be saved.
35 He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
36 But I have a testimony greater than John's; for the works which the
Father gave to Me, that I should complete them, these very works which
I do, testify of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
37 And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified about Me. You
have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
38 But you do not have His word abiding in you, because Him whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
39 You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about Me.
40 But you are unwilling to come to Me, so that you may have life.
41 I do not receive glory from men.
42 But I have known you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.
43 I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.
44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and do not seek the glory which is from the only God?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you have hoped.
46 For if you believed Moses, you would have believed Me; for he wrote about Me.
47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
JOHN CHAPTER 6
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, that is, of Tiberias.
2 And a large crowd was following Him, because they were seeing His signs which He was doing upon those who were sick.
3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples.
4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing that a large crowd was
coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that
these people may eat?"
6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He was about to do.
7 Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not
enough for them, that each of them might receive a little."
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
9 There is a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they for so many?"
10 Then Jesus said, "Make the people to recline." Now there was much
grass in that place. Therefore the men reclined, in number about five
11 And Jesus took the loaves, and having given thanks He distributed
them to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were reclining;
and likewise of the fish, as much as they wished.
12 But when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments, so that nothing may be lost."
13 Therefore they gathered them up, and they filled twelve baskets of
fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who
14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said,
"This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."
Jesus Walks on Water
15 Therefore Jesus, knowing that they were about to come and seize Him,
that they might make Him king, withdrew to the mountain by Himself.
16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
17 and having entered into the boat, they were going across the sea to
Capernaum. And darkness had already come, and Jesus had not come to
18 And the sea was agitated by a great blowing wind.
19 Therefore having rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus
walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were
20 But He said to them, "It is I AM; do not fear."
21 Then they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat arrived at the land to which they were going.
The Bread from Heaven
22 On the next day, when the crowd which had remained on the other side
of the sea, having seen that there was no other boat there, except that
one in which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered
into the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away
23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks—
24 when the crowd therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His
disciples, they got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And having found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when did You come here?"
26 Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly I say to you, you seek
Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves
and were filled.
27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that
endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for
upon Him God the Father has set His seal."
28 Then they said to Him, "What should we do, that we may work the works of God?"
29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
30 Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You do then, so that we
may see it and believe You? What work do You perform?
31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
32 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, Moses has not
given you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread
33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me
shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
36 But I told you that you have both seen Me and you do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
38 For I have come down from heaven, not that I might do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
39 And this is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has
given Me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last
40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the
Son and believes in Him may have eternal life; and I will raise him up
at the last day."
Jesus Rejected by His Own
41 Therefore the Jews were murmuring about Him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."
42 And they were saying, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose
father and mother we know? How then does this Man say, 'I have come
down from heaven'?"
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, "Do not murmur among yourselves.
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me should draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of
God.' Therefore everyone who hears from the Father, and has learned,
comes to Me.
46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.
47 Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me has eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of
this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My
flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."
52 Therefore the Jews were contending with one another, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"
53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, unless you
eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life
54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up in the last day.
55 For My flesh truly is food, and My blood truly is drink.
56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
57 Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not as your fathers
ate the manna, and died. Whoever eats this bread shall live
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
Many Disciples Fall Away
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can hear it?"
61 And Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were murmuring about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascending where He was before?
63 It is the Spirit who makes alive; the flesh profits nothing. The
words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from
the beginning who were the ones who did not believe, and who was the
one who would betray Him).
65 And He said, "Because of this I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father."
66 From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer would walk with Him.
67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?"
68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
70 He answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
71 Now He was speaking about Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for he
was intending to betray Him, though he was one of the
JOHN CHAPTER 7
Jesus’ Brothers Disbelieve
1 And after these things Jesus was walking in Galilee; for He did not
wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.
2 Now the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near.
3 His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into
Judea, so that Your disciples also may see the works that You do.
4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known
publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."
5 For not even His brothers believed in Him.
6 Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify about it, that its works are evil.
8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because My time has not yet been fulfilled."
9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
Jesus Sought at the Feast of Tabernacles
10 But when His brothers had gone up, then also He Himself went up to the feast, not openly, but in private.
11 Then the Jews were seeking Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?"
12 And there was much murmuring among the crowds concerning Him. Some
on the one hand were saying, "He is a good Man"; while others were
saying, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people."
13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
14 But now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.
15 And the Jews were marveling, saying, "How is this Man learned, since He has not been educated?"
16 Therefore Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
17 If anyone desires to do His will, he will know about the doctrine,
whether it is from God, or whether I am speaking on My own
18 He who speaks from himself is seeking his own glory; but He who
seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness
is in Him.
19 Has not Moses given you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why are you seeking to kill Me?"
20 The crowd answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?"
21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel.
22 Because of this Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is
from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the
23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of
Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man
completely well on the Sabbath?
24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
Questions about Jesus’ Identity
25 Therefore some of people of Jerusalem were saying, "Is this not He whom they are seeking to kill?
26 And look! He is speaking publicly, and they say nothing to Him. Can
it be that the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Messiah?
27 However, we know where this Man is from; but whenever the Messiah comes, no one knows where He is from."
28 Therefore Jesus cried out, as He was teaching in the temple, saying,
"You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come on
my own, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
29 I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."
30 Therefore they were seeking to arrest Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
31 But many of the crowd believed in Him, and were saying, "When the
Messiah comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man did?"
Jesus and the Religious Leaders
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about Him, and
the Pharisees and the chief priests sent attendants so that they might
33 Then Jesus said, "Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go to Him who sent Me.
34 You will seek Me and you will not find Me, and where I am you cannot come."
35 Therefore the Jews said among themselves, "Where does this man
intend to go that we will not find Him? Does He intend to go into the
Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
36 What is this thing which He said, 'You will seek Me and you will not find Me, and where I am you cannot come'?"
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and
cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and
38 He that believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly will flow rivers of living water."
39 (But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in
Him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given,
because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Differing Opinions About Jesus
40 Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet."
41 Others said, "This is the Messiah." Others said, "Surely the Messiah is not to come out of Galilee, is He?
42 Has not the Scripture said that the Messiah comes from the seed of
David and from the village of Bethlehem, where David was?"
43 Therefore a division occurred among the crowd because of Him.
44 Now some of them wished to arrest Him, but no one laid a hand on Him.
Rejected by the Authorities
45 Then the attendants came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring Him?"
46 The attendants answered them, "No man ever spoke like this Man!"
47 Then the Pharisees answered them, "Have you also been deceived?
48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him?
49 But this crowd which does not know the law is accursed."
50 Nicodemus (he who came to Him by night, being one of them) said to them,
51 Does our law judge a man before it hears from him first, and knows what he is doing?"
52 They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search
and see, because no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."
A Woman Caught in Adultery
53 And everyone went to his own house.
JOHN CHAPTER 8
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning, He came again into the temple, and all the
people came to Him; and having sat down, He began to teach them.
3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been
caught in adultery, and having stood her in the midst,
4 they said to Him, "Teacher, we found this woman committing adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses, in our law, commanded to cast stones at such. Therefore what do You say?"
6 But this they said, testing Him, that they might have an accusation
against Him. But Jesus, stooping down, began to write on the ground
with His finger, not taking notice.
7 And while they were continuing questioning Him, rising up, He said
unto them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to
cast a stone at her." 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on
9 And those who heard it began to go out one by one, beginning with the
oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman being
in the midst. 10 And standing up and seeing no one but the woman,
Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no
one condemned you?"
11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more."
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the
world. He that follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but will
have the light of life."
Jesus Defends His Self-Witness
13 Therefore the Pharisees said to Him, "You testify about Yourself; Your testimony is not true."
14 Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I should testify about
Myself, My testimony is true, because I know where I came from and
where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am
15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
16 But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; because I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.
17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am the One testifying about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me."
19 Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You
know neither Me nor My Father. If you knew Me, you would also know My
20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, while teaching in the
temple; and no one seized Him, for His time had not yet come.
Jesus Predicts His Departure
21 Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek
Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come."
22 So the Jews said, "Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, 'Where I am going you cannot come'?"
23 And He said to them, "You are from below; I am from above. You are from this world; I am not from this world.
24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you
do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins."
25 Then they said to Him, "Who are You?" And Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who
sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these things I
say to the world."
27 They did not know that He was speaking to them about the Father.
28 Therefore Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then
you will know that I AM, and from Myself I do nothing; but just as My
Father taught Me, these things I speak.
29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, because I always do the things pleasing to Him."
30 While He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
The Truth Shall Set You Free
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, truly you are My disciples.
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never
been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, 'You will become free'?"
34 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly I say to you, that everyone that practices sin is a slave of sin.
35 And a slave does not remain in the house forever, but a son remains forever.
36 Therefore if the Son sets you free, you will be truly free.
Abraham’s Seed and Satan’s Seed
37 "I know that you are Abraham's seed, but you seek to kill Me, because My word finds no place in you.
38 I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father."
39 They 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
40 But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has spoken to you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.
41 You do the works of your father." Then they said to Him, "We were
not born of fornication; we have one Father—God."
42 Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would
have loved Me, for I came forth and have come from God; nor have I come
from Myself, but He sent Me.
43 Why do you not understand what I say? Because you are unable to hear My word.
44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you
desire to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood
in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he
speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar, and the father of
45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear them, because you are not of God."
Before Abraham Was, I AM
48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say well that You are a Samaritan, and You have a demon?"
49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
50 And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks it and who judges.
51 Most assuredly I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall by no means experience death."
52 Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon!
Abraham and the prophets died, and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word he
shall by no means taste death.'
53 "Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? Also the prophets died. Whom do You make Yourself out to be?"
54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing. It is My
Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say that He is our God.
55 And yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I would say
that I do not know Him, I would be like you, a liar; but I do know Him,
and I keep His word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he should see My day, and he saw it and he was glad."
57 Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"
58 Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid
Himself and went out of the temple, having gone through their midst,
and so passed by.
JOHN CHAPTER 9
A Man Born Blind Receives His Sight
1 And passing by, He saw a man blind from birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but so that the works of God should be manifest in him.
4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6 Having said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay from
the saliva; and He applied the clay on the eyes of the blind man.
7 And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is
translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously saw him, that he was
blind, were saying, "Is not this he who sat and begged?"
9 Some said, "This is he." Others said, "He looks like him." He kept saying, "I am he."
10 Therefore they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"
11 He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my
eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' When I had
gone and washed, I received my sight."
12 Then they said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."
The Pharisees Ex-Communicate the Healed Man
13 They brought him who was once blind to the Pharisees.
14 Now it was the Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
15 Then again the Pharisees were asking him how he received his sight.
And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I
16 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, "This Man is not from
God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a
sinful man do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
17 They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him since
He has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he was blind and
received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had
received his sight.
19 And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"
20 And his parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
21 but how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not
know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself."
22 These things his parents said because they feared the Jews, for the
Jews had agreed already that if anyone should confess that He was
Christ, he would be excommunicated.
23 On account of this his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 Therefore they called a second time the man who was blind, and said
to him, "Give glory to God! 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 do know: that although I was blind, now I see."
26 Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?"
27 He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen. Why
do you wish to hear it again? Do you also want to become His
28 Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
29 We know that God has spoken to Moses; but as for this Man, we do not know where He is from."
30 The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a remarkable thing,
that you do not know where He is from; yet He opened my eyes!
31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
32 Since eternity past it was unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one having been born blind.
33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
34 They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and do you teach us?" And they cast him out.
Jesus Affirms His Deity
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and having found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?"
36 He answered and said, "And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
37 And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is speaking with you."
38 Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshipped Him.
39 And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who
do not see may see, and those who see might become blind."
40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things, and said to Him, "Are we blind also?"
41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but
now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin
JOHN CHAPTER 10
The parable of the Good Shepherd
1 "Most assuredly I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold
through the door, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a
2 But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and he leads them out.
4 And whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
5 But they will by no means follow a stranger, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
6 This illustration Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
I AM the Good Shepherd
7 Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to
destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
12 But a hired hand, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own
the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the
wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
13 But the hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and is not concerned about the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and I am known by My own.
15 Just as the Father knows Me, I also know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; those also I must
bring, and they will hear My voice; and there shall be one flock and
17 For this reason My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it up again.
18 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 take it up again.
This command I have received from My Father."
19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these words.
20 And many of them said, "He has a demon and is raving mad. Why do you listen to Him?"
21 Others said, "These are not the words of one being demon-possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
Jesus Asserts His Deity
22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
24 Then the Jews encircled Him and said to Him, "How long will You keep
us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works
that I do in My Father's name, these things testify about Me.
26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, just as I said to you.
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give to them eternal life, and they shall never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
30 I and the Father are one."
The Jews Attempt to Stone Jesus
31 Therefore the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
32 Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?"
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone You,
but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself
34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods" '?
35 If He called those gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the
world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of
37 If I am not doing the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
38 but if I am doing them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the
works, so that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I
39 Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, but He escaped from their hand.
40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He stayed there.
41 And many came to Him and said, "John indeed performed no sign, but
everything which John said about this Man was true."
42 And many believed in Him there.
JOHN CHAPTER 11
The Death of Lazarus
1 Now there was a certain man who was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 Now it was that Mary who had anointed the Lord with myrrh, and wiped
His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
3 Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."
4 And when Jesus heard, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but
for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 Therefore when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed in the place where He was for two days.
7 Then after this He said to the disciples, "Let us go into Judea again."
8 The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, just now the Jews were seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?"
9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone
walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of
10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."
11 These things He said, and after this He said to them, "Our friend
Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awaken
12 Then His disciples said, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep he will get well."
13 However, Jesus spoke about his death, but they thought that He was speaking about resting in sleep.
14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead.
15 And I rejoice for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him."
16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, so that we may die with Him."
I AM the Resurrection and the Life
17 Therefore when He had come, Jesus found that he had already been in the tomb four days.
18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.
19 And many of the Jews had come to the women around Martha and Mary,
so that they might console them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house.
21 Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 But even now I know that whatever You may ask of God, God will give You."
23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
24 Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."
25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
26 And everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
27 She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."
28 And when she had said these things, she went out and secretly called
Mary her sister, saying, "The Teacher is here and is calling for
29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him.
30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met Him.
31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house and consoling her, when
they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying,
"She is going to the tomb, so that she may weep there."
32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, seeing Him, she fell down at
His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would
not have died."
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come
along with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was
34 And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."
35 Jesus wept.
36 Therefore the Jews were saying, "Look how He loved him!"
37 But some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of
the blind, have done something to keep this man from dying?"
Lazarus Raised from the Dead
38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying upon it.
39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the one
having died, said to Him, "Lord, already there is a stench, for he has
been dead four days." 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that
if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was
lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that
You have heard Me.
42 And I knew that You always hear Me, but because of the people
standing around I said this, so that they may believe that You sent
43 And having said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"
44 And the one having died came out, bound hands and feet with grave
clothes, and his face was wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus said to
them, "Loose him, and let him go."
The Conspiracy to Kill Jesus
45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and seeing the things which Jesus had done, believed in Him.
46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus had done.
47 Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and
said, "What are we doing? For this Man works many signs.
48 If we leave Him alone in this way, all will believe in Him, and the
Romans will come and will take away both our place and nation."
49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You don’t know anything,
50 nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man
should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should
51 Now this he did not say on his own, but being high priest that year,
he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation,
52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together
in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
53 Therefore from that day on they took counsel together, that they might kill Him.
54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but He went
away from there into the country near the desert, to a city called
Ephraim, and there He stayed with His disciples.
55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the
country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, so that they might purify
56 Then they were seeking Jesus, and they were speaking with one
another, standing in the temple, "What do you think—that He will
definitely not come to the feast?"
57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command,
that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, so that they
might seize Him.
JOHN CHAPTER 12
Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany
1 Then Jesus, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany, where
Lazarus was who had died, whom He raised from the dead.
2 Then they made for Him a supper there; and Martha was serving, but Lazarus was one of those reclining to eat with Him.
3 Then Mary, having taken a pound of very costly pure nard, anointed
the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was
filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, who was about to betray Him, said,
5 Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
6 This he said, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a
thief, and had the money box; and he used to pilfer the things which
were placed in it.
7 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial.
8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."
The Plot to Kill Lazarus
9 Now a large crowd from the Jews knew that He was there; and they
came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus,
whom He had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests took
counsel, that they might also kill Lazarus,
11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away, and were believing in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry
12 On the next day a large crowd which was coming to the feast, having heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and
they were crying out, "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of
the Lord!' The King of Israel!"
14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, he sat on it; as it is written:
15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey."
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when
Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were
written about Him, and that they did these things to Him.
17 Therefore the crowd which was with Him when He called Lazarus out of
his tomb and raised him from the dead, was testifying.
18 On account of this the crowd also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "You see that you are
not doing any good. Look, the world has gone after Him!"
Some Greeks Wish to See Jesus
20 And there were some Greeks among those coming up, so that they might worship at the feast.
21 Then they approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and
they asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
23 But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
24 Most assuredly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the
ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much
25 He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it for eternal life.
26 And if anyone serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My
servant shall be also. If anyone serve Me, him My Father will honor.
Jesus Foretells of His Death
27 "Now My soul has been troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save
Me from this hour'? But for this reason I came to this hour.
28 Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came out of heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."
29 Therefore the crowd which was standing and heard were saying that it
had thundered. Others were saying, "An angel has spoken to Him."
30 Jesus answered and said, "This voice did not come for My sake, but for your sake.
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
33 This He said, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
34 The crowd answered Him, "We heard from the law that the Christ
abides forever; and so how do You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted
up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
35 Then Jesus said to them, "For yet a little while longer the light is
with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he
who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.
36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may
become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departing, He was
hidden from them.
The Unbelief of the People
37 But even though He had done so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in Him,
38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he
said: "Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of
the Lord been revealed?"
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they
should see with their eyes, lest they should understand with their
hearts and turn, and I would heal them."
41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke about Him.
42 Nevertheless even from among the rulers many believed in Him, but
because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be
43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.
45 And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
46 I have come as a light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me may not abide in darkness.
47 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge
him; for I did not come that I might judge the world, but that I might
save the world. 48 He that rejects Me, and does not receive My words,
has that which judges him—the word which I spoke, that word will
judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent
Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
50 And I know that His command is eternal life. Therefore, whatever I
speak, as the Father has said to Me, thus I
JOHN CHAPTER 13
Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour
had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having
loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
2 And after supper, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,
4 He rose from supper and laid aside His garments, and having taken a towel, He girded Himself.
5 Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the
disciples, and to dry them with the towel with which He was
6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?"
7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand."
8 Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me."
9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"
10 Jesus said to him, “He that is bathed need only to wash his
feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of
11 For He knew who would betray Him; for this reason He said, "You are not all clean."
12 So when He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, He
reclined again, and said to them, "Do you know what I have done to
13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say correctly, for so I am.
14 Therefore if I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I gave you an example, that just as I did to you, you also should do.
16 Most assuredly I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than he who sent him.
17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
18 I do not speak concerning all of you. I know those whom I chose; but
that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with Me has
lifted up his heel against Me.'
19 From now on I tell you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe that I AM.
20 Most assuredly I say to you, he who receives whomever I send
receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
21 When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in His spirit, and
testified and said, "Most assuredly I say to you, one of you will
22 Therefore the disciples were looking at one another, perplexed about whom He was speaking.
23 Now there was reclining on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, the one whom Jesus loved.
24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to inquire who it might be about whom He was speaking.
25 Then, leaning back thus on Jesus' chest, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"
26 Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I shall give a piece of bread
when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to
Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 And after the piece of bread, then Satan entered him. Therefore Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."
28 But no one reclining at the table knew for what purpose He said this to him.
29 For some were thinking, since Judas had the money box, that Jesus
was saying to him, "Buy the things of which we need for the feast," or
that he should give something to the poor.
30 Therefore having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.
The New Commandment
31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in Him.
32 If God has been glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek Me;
and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now
I say to you.
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
36 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered
him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but later you will
follow Me." 37 Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You
now? I will lay down my life for You." 38 Jesus answered him,
"Will you lay down your life for Me? Most assuredly I say to you, the
rooster shall by no means crow till you deny Me three
JOHN CHAPTER 14
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and I will
receive you unto Myself; so that where I am, there you may be also.
4 And where I am going you know, and the way you know."
5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and you have seen Him."
8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a time, and yet
you have not known Me, Philip? He that has seen Me has seen the Father;
so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?
The words which I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but
the Father who abides in Me does the works.
11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, but if
not, believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
12 "Most assuredly I say to you, he that believes in Me, the works
which I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do,
because I go to My Father.
13 And whatever you may ask in My name, this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you should ask anything in My name, I will do it.
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may abide with you forever,
17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it
neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, because He abides
with you and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you orphans; I am coming to you.
19 "Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
21 He that has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.
And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him
and will manifest Myself to him."
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, and what has happened that
You are about to manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"
23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My
word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and we will
make Our home with him.
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.
25 "These things I have spoken to you while I remain.
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My
name, He will teach you all things, and will remind you of all things
which I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give
to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be
troubled, neither let it be afraid.
28 You have heard that I said to you, 'I am going away and coming back
to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I said, 'I am
going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.
29 And now I have told you before it happens, so that whenever it may happen, you may believe.
30 I will no longer speak many things with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the
Father has charged Me, thus I do. Rise up, let us go from
JOHN CHAPTER 15
I AM the True Vine
1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in Me which does not bear fruit He takes away; and every
branch which bears fruit He prunes, so that it may bear more
3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit on
its own, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you
abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in
him, bears much fruit; because apart from Me you can do nothing.
6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out like a branch and
dries up; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what ever you may desire, and it shall be done for you.
8 By this My Father is glorified, that you may bear much fruit; and you will become My disciples.
9 "Just as the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I
have kept My Father's commandments and I abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may abide in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that one should lay down his life on behalf of his friends.
14 You are My friends if you do what I command you.
15 No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know
what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all
things which I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you
should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, so that
whatever you may ask the Father in My name He may give to you.
17 These things I command you, that you may love one another.
The World’s Hatred
18 "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because
you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of
this the world hates you.
20 Remember the word which I said to you, 'A servant is not greater
than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.
If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse concerning their sin.
23 He who hates Me hates My Father also.
24 If I had not done the works among them which no one else has done,
they would have no sin; but now they have both seen and they have hated
both Me and My Father.
25 But this was so that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'
26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the
Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will
testify about Me.
27 And you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
JOHN CHAPTER 16
1 "These things I have spoken to you, so that you should not be made to stumble.
2 They will excommunicate you; but a time is coming when everyone who
kills you will think that he is offering God a service.
3 And these things they will do to you because they did not know the Father nor Me.
4 But these things I have spoken to you, so that when the time comes,
you may remember them, that I told you. But these things I did not say
to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
5 "But now I am going to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'
6 "But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I speak the truth to you. It is profitable for you that
I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you;
but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
8 And when He comes, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
10 of righteousness, because I am going to My Father and you see Me no more;
11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you
into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but
whatever He hears He will speak; and He will announce to you things to
14 He will glorify Me, for He will take from what is Mine and He will announce it to you.
15 All things which the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He
takes from what is Mine and will announce it to you.
Sorrow Will Turn Into Joy
16 "A little while and you will not see Me; and again a little while
and you will see Me, because I am going to the Father."
17 Then some of His disciples said to one another, "What is this that
He says to us, 'A little while and you will not see Me; and again a
little while and you will see Me'; and, 'I am going to the
18 Therefore they said, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not understand what He is saying."
19 Now Jesus knew that they were desiring to ask Him, and He said to
them, "Are you inquiring with one another that I said, 'A little while
and you will not see Me; and again a little while and you will see
20 Most assuredly I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the
world will rejoice; and you will be grieved, but your grief will be
turned into joy.
21 A woman, whenever she gives birth, has sorrow, because her hour has
come; but whenever the child is born, she no longer remembers the
anguish, on account of the joy that a human being has been born into
22 Therefore you also now have sorrow; but I will see you again and
your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
23 And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to
you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Peace for the Disciples
25 "These things I have spoken to you in figures of speech; but the
time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech,
but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
26 In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will beseech the Father for you;
27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
28 I came forth from the Father and I have come into the world. Again,
I am leaving the world and I am going to the Father."
29 His disciples said to Him, "See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!
30 Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that
anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from
31 Jesus answered them, "Now do you believe?
32 Indeed a time is coming, and now has come, that you will be
scattered, each to his own, and you will leave Me alone. And yet I am
not alone, because the Father is with Me.
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In
the world you have tribulation; but take courage, I have overcome the
JOHN CHAPTER 17
Jesus Prays for Himself
1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said:
"Father, the time has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may
2 just as You have given Him authority over all flesh, so that He will give eternal life to all You have given Him.
3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify Me alongside Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of
the world. They were Yours, You have given them to Me, and they have
kept Your word.
7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.
8 Because I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and
they have received them, and they knew truly that I came forth from
You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
9 I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.
10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I have been glorified in them.
11 And I am no longer in the world, yet these are in the world, and I
am coming to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name which You have
given to Me, that they may be one just as We are.
12 When I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those
whom You have given to Me I guarded; and not one of them is lost except
the son of perdition, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
13 But now I am coming to You, and these things I speak in the world,
so that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because
they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
15 I do not ask that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth.
18 Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 "I am not praying for these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word;
21 so that they all may be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I
in You; that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe
that You sent Me.
22 And the glory which You have given to Me, I have given to them, so that they may be one just as We are one:
23 I in them, and You in Me; so that they may be perfected in unity,
and so that the world may know that You have sent Me, and You loved
them just as You loved Me.
24 Father, I desire that those also whom You gave Me may be with Me
where I am, so that they may behold My glory which You gave to Me;
because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father! Indeed the world did not know You, yet I knew You; and these knew that You sent Me.
26 And I made known to them Your name, and I will make it known, so
that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in
JOHN CHAPTER 18
Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane
1 After saying these things, Jesus went out with His disciples across
the winter stream Kidron, where there was a garden, into which He and
His disciples entered.
2 Now Judas, the one betraying Him, also knew the place, because Jesus often gathered there also with His disciples.
3 Then Judas, having taken the detachment of soldiers, and attendants
from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns,
torches, and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things
coming upon Him, went out and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"
5 They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." Jesus said to them, "I AM."
And Judas, the one betraying Him, was standing with them.
6 Therefore when He said to them, "I AM," they stepped back and fell to the ground.
7 Then He asked them again, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene."
8 Jesus answered, "I have told you that I AM! Therefore if you seek Me, allow these men to go,"
9 so that the word might be fulfilled which He said, "Those whom You have given Me I have lost none."
10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of
the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the servant's name was
11 Then Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"
Jesus Before the High Priest
12 Then the detachment of soldiers and the captain and the attendants of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.
13 And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.
14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was profitable for one man to perish for the people.
Peter Denies Jesus
15 And Simon Peter was following Jesus, as was the other disciple. Now
that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into
the courtyard of the high priest.
16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who
was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and
brought Peter in.
17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not
also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."
18 And the servants and attendants who had made a fire of coals stood
there, for it was cold, and they were warming themselves. Now Peter was
standing with them and warming himself.
The High Priest Questions Jesus
19 Then high priest asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.
20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in
synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always come together, and
in secret I spoke nothing.
21 Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard Me, what I spoke to them. Indeed they know what I said."
22 And when He had said these things, one of the attendants who stood
by slapped Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Is this how You
answer the high priest?"
23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"
24 Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
Peter Denies Jesus Again
25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they
said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" Then he
denied it and said, "I am not!" 26 One of the servants of the
high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I
not see you in the garden with Him?" 27 Peter then denied again;
and immediately a rooster crowed.
Jesus Before Pilate
28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was
early morning. But they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium,
lest they might be defiled, but so that they might eat the
29 Then Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"
30 They answered and said to him, "If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him over to you."
31 Then Pilate said to them, "You take Him and judge Him according to
your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to
32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which He said, signifying by what sort of death He was about to die.
33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
34 Jesus answered him, "For yourself do you say this, or did others tell you about Me?"
35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?"
36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were
of this world, My servants would fight, so that I might not be
delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered,
"You say rightly that I am a king. For this reason I have been born,
and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify
to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And having said this, he went
out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him.
39 "But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the
Passover. Therefore do you wish that I should release the King of the
40 Then they all cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!"
Now Barabbas was a
JOHN CHAPTER 19
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
1 So then Pilate took Jesus and flogged Him.
2 And the soldiers twisted a crown out of thorns and put it on His head, and they put a purple robe around Him.
3 And they kept saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they were striking Him with their hands.
4 Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing
Him out to you, so that you may know that I find no fault in Him."
Jesus Sentenced to Death
5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold, the Man!"
6 Therefore, when the chief priests and the attendants saw Him, they
cried out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "You
take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him."
7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He
ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."
8 Therefore, when Pilate heard this saying, he was even more afraid,
9 and he entered into the Praetorium again, and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not
know that I have authority to crucify You, and I have authority to
11 Jesus answered, "You would have no authority at all against Me
unless it had been given to you from above. Therefore the one who
betrayed Me to you has a greater sin."
12 From this point Pilate was seeking to release Him, but the Jews kept
crying out, saying, "If you release this Man, you are no friend of
Caesar's. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar."
13 Therefore Pilate, having heard this saying, led Jesus outside and
sat down on the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement,
but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"
15 But they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!"
Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests
answered, "We have no king but Caesar!"
16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
17 And bearing His cross, He went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on each side, and Jesus in the middle.
19 Now Pilate wrote a title and he put it on the cross. And it was written: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 Then many of the Jews read this title, because the place where Jesus
was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in
Greek, and in Latin. 21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews
said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said,
"I am the King of the Jews." ' "
22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
23 Then the soldiers, when they crucified Jesus, took His garments and
made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the
tunic was seamless, woven from the top in one piece.
24 Therefore they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but let us
cast lots for it, whose it will be," so that the Scripture might be
fulfilled which says: "They divided My garments among them, and for My
clothing they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's
sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 Therefore Jesus, seeing His mother, and the disciple whom He loved
standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"
27 Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her into his own care.
It Is Finished
28 After this, Jesus, seeing that all things already had been
fulfilled, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, "I
29 Now a vessel was set full of sour wine; and they, having filled a
sponge with sour wine, put it around a hyssop, they held it to His
30 Therefore when Jesus received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
Jesus’ Side Is Pierced
31 Therefore the Jews, since it was the Preparation Day, that the
bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath
was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and they
might be taken away.
32 Then the soldiers came and they broke the legs of the first man, and of the other who was crucified with Him.
33 But having come to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he
knows that he tells the truth, so that you may believe.
36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not a bone of His shall be broken."
37 And again another Scripture says, "They shall look at Him whom they pierced."
The Burial of Jesus
38 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus,
but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take
away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and
took away the body of Jesus.
39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came,
bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen strips with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in
the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been buried.
42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day,
because the tomb was near.
JOHN CHAPTER 20
The Resurrection of Jesus
1 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early,
while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away
from the tomb.
2 Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple,
whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of
the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."
3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb.
4 And the two together were running, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen strips lying there; however he did not go in.
6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he saw the linen strips lying there,
7 and the facecloth which had been on His head, not lying with the
linen strips, but apart from them, having been rolled up in one
8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.
9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
11 But Mary stood outside facing the tomb weeping. Therefore as she was
weeping, she stooped down and looked into the tomb.
12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to
them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where
they put Him."
14 And having said these things, she turned back and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?"
She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You
carried Him away, tell me where You put Him, and I will take Him
16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).
17 Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended
to My Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to
My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' "
18 Mary Magdalene went reporting to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the
Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace to
20 And having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
21 Therefore Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! Just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."
Jesus and Thomas
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, the one called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord."
So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails,
and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His
side, I will by no means believe."
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas
with them. Jesus came, the doors having been closed, and stood in the
midst, and said, "Peace to you!"
27 Then He said to Thomas, "Bring your finger here, and see My hands;
and bring your hand here, and put it into My side. Be not unbelieving,
but believing." 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord
and my God!"
29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
The Purpose of This Book
30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His
disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have
been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God, and that by believing you may have life in His
JOHN CHAPTER 21
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
1 After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the
Sea of Tiberias, and in this manner He showed Himself:
2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee,
the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were
3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We
are coming with you also." They went out and immediately got into the
boat, and that night they caught nothing.
4 But as daybreak had already come, Jesus stood upon the shore; however the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No."
6 And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and
you will find some." Therefore they cast, and they were not able to
haul it in because of the multitude of fish.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the
Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his
outer garment (for he had removed it), and he threw himself into the
8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not
far from the land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with
9 Then as they got off onto the land, they saw a charcoal fire laid there, and fish placed on it, and bread.
10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."
11 Simon Peter went up and hauled the net onto the land, full of large
fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the
net was not torn.
12 Jesus said to them, "Come, eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples
dared to question Him, "Who are You?"—knowing that it was the
13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.
14 This was now the third time Jesus was manifested to His disciples, having been raised from the dead.
Jesus Restores Peter
15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon,
son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes,
Lord; You know that I care for You." He said to him, "Feed My
16 He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you
love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I care for You." He
said to him, "Shepherd My sheep."
17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you care for
Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you
care for Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know
that I care for You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.
18 Most assuredly I say to you, when you were younger, you used to
dress yourself and used to walk where you wished; but when you are old,
you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and will
carry you where you do not wish."
19 But this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify
God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."
Jesus and the Beloved Disciple
20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved
following, who also had reclined on His chest at the supper, and said,
"Lord, who is the one who betrays You?"
21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?"
22 Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."
23 Therefore this saying went out among the brothers that this disciple
would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but,
"If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?"
24 This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they
were written one by one, I suppose that not even the world itself would
have room for the books which would be written.