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and reproveth the Jews,

who boast of Abrahan I am he, ye’ shall die in your not in the house for ever: but sins.

the Son abideth ever. 25 Then said they unto him, 36 If the Son therefore shall Who art thou? And Jesus saith make you free, ye shall be free unto them, Even the same that indeed. I said unto you from the begin- 37 I know that ye are Abraning

ham's seed: but ye seek to kill •26 I have many things to say me, because my word hath no and to judge of you: but he that place in you. sent me is true; and I speak to 38 I speak that which I have the world those things which seen with my Father; and ye I have heard of him.

do that which ye have seen with 27 They understood not that your father. he spake to them of the Father. 39 They answered and said

28 Then said Jesus unto them, unto him, Abraham is our father. When ye have lifted up

the Son Jesus saith unto them, If ye of man, then shall ye know that were Abraham's children, ye I am he, and that I do nothing would do the works of Abraof myself; but as my Father hath ham. taught me, I speak these things. 40 But now ye seek to kill

29 And he that sent me is me, a man that hath told you with me: the Father hath not the truth, which I have heard left me alone; for I do always of God: this did not Abraham. those things that please him.

41 Ye do the deeds of your 30 As he spake these words, father. Then said they to him, many believed on him.

We be not born of fornication; 31 Then said Jesus to those we have one Father, even God. Jews which believed on him, If 42 Jesus said unto them, ye continue in my word, then are God were your Father, ye would ye my disciples indeed:

love me: for I proceeded forth 32 And ye shall know the and came from God; neither truth, and the truth shall make came I of myself, but he sent


you free.


33 They answered him, We 43 Why do ye not understand be Abraham's seed, and were my speech? even because ye cannever in bondage to any man: not hear


word. how sayest thou, Ye shall be 44 Ye are of your father the made free?

devil, and the lusts of your 34 Jesus

Jesus answered them, father ye will do. Verily, verily, I say unto you, murderer from the beginning, Whosoever committeth sin, is and abode not in the truth, the servant of sin.

because there is no truth in 35 And the servant abideth him. When he speaketh a lie,

He was a


The Jews revile. Christ.

Christ was before Abraham: he speaketh of his own for hel I shall be a liar like unto you: is a liar, and the father of it. but I know him, and keep his

45. And because I tell you saying. the truth, ye believe me not. 56 Your father Abraham re

46 Which of you convinceth joiced to see my day: and he me of sin? And if I say the saw it, and was glad. truth, why do ye not believe 57 Then said the Jews unto me?

him, Thou art not yet fifty years 47 He that is of God heareth old, and hast thou seen AbraGod's words; ye therefore hear ham? them not, because ye are not of 58 Jesus said unto them, God.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 48 Then answered the Jews, Before Abraham was, I am. and said unto him, Say we not 59 Then took they up stones well that thou art a Samaritan, to cast at him: but Jesus hid and hast a devil?

himself, and went out of the 49 Jesus answered, I have temple, going through the midst not a devil: but I honour my of them, and so passed by. Father, and ye do dishonour me.

CHAP. IX. 50 And I seek not mine own A blind man restored to sight.

ND as and judgeth.

51 Verily, verily, I say unto from his birth. you, If a man keep my saying, 2 And his disciples asked him, he shall never see death.

saying, Master, who did sin, 52 Then said the Jews unto this man, or his parents, that him, Now we know that thou he was born blind? hast a devil. Abraham is dead, '3 Jesus answered, Neither and the prophets; and thou hath this man sinned, nor his sayest, If a man keep my saying, parents; but that the works of he shall never taste of death. God should be made manifest

53 Art thou greater than our in him. father Abraham, which is dead? 4 I must work the works of and the prophets are dead: whom him that sent me, while it is makest thou thyself?

day: the night cometh, when 54 Jesus answered, If I honour no man can work. myself, my honour is nothing: 5 As long as I am in the world, it is my Father that honoureth I am the light of the world. me; of whom ye say, That he 6 When he had thus spoken, is your God.

he spat on the ground, and 55 Yet ye have not known made clay of the spittle, and he him: but I know him: and if anointed the eyes of the blind I should say, I know him not, I man with the clay,

Ik giveth sight to the blind. CHAP. IX. The Pharisees question the miracle.

7 And said unto him, Go, do such miracles? And there wash in the pool of Siloam, was a division

was a division among them." (which is, by interpretation, 17 They say unto the blind Sent.) He went his way there- man again, What sayest thou of fore, and washed, and came him, that he hath opened thine seeing

eyes?' He said, He is a pro8 The neighbours therefore, phet. and they which before had 18 But the Jews did not beseen him that he was blind, lieve concerning him, that he said, Is not this he that sat and had been blind and received his begged?

sight, until they called the pa9 Some said, This is he: rents of him that had received others said, He is like him: but his sight. he said, I am he.

19 And they asked them, 10 Therefore said they unto saying, Is this your son, who him, How were thine eyes ye say was born blind ? how opened?

then doth he now see? 11 He answered and said, A 20 His parents answered man that is called Jesus made them and said, We know that clay, and anointed mine eyes, this is our son, and that he was and said unto me, Go to the born blind : pool of Siloam, and wash : and 21 But by what means he I went and washed, and I re- now seeth we know not; or ceived sight.

who hath opened his eyes we 12 Then said they unto him, know not: he is of age; ask Where is he? He said, I know him, he shall speak for himself. not.

22 These words spake his 13 °F They brought to the parents, because they feared the Pharisees him that aforetime Jews : for the Jews had agreed was blind.

already, that if any man did 14 And it was the sabbath- confess that he was Christ, he day when Jesus made the clay should be put out of the synand opened his eyes.

agogue. 15 Then again the Pharisees 23 Therefore said his parents, also asked him how he had re- He is of age; ask him. ceived his sight. He said unto 24 Then again called they them, He put clay upon mine the man that was blind, and eyes, and I washed, and do see. said unto him, Give God the

16 Therefore said some of praise: we know that this man the Pharisees, This man is not is a sinner. of God, because he keepeth not 25. He answered and, said, the sabbath-day. Others said, Whether he be a sinner or no, How can a man that is a sinner I know not : one thing I know,

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The blind man excommunicated : JOHN,

He confesseth Christ. that, whereas I was blind, now 36 He answered and said,

Who is he, Lord, that I might 26 Then said they to him believe on him? again, What did he to thee? 37 And Jesus said unto him, how opened he thine eyes ? Thou hast both seen him, and

27 He answered them, Iit is he that talketh with thee. have told you already, and ye 38 And he said, Lord, I bedid not hear : wherefore would lieve. And he worshipped him. you hear it again ? will ye also 39 And Jesus said, For judgebe his disciples ?

ment I am come into this world; 28 Then they reviled him, that they which see not might and said, Thou art his disciple ; see, and that they which see but we are Moses' disciples, might be made blind,

29. We know that God spake 40 And some of the Phariunto Moses : as for this fellow, sees which were with him heard we know not from whence he is. these words, and said unto him,

30 The man answered and Are we blind also ? said unto them, Why, herein 41 Jesus said unto them, If is a marvellous thing, that ye ye were blind, ye should have know not from whence he is, no sin : but now ye say, and yet he hath opened mine see; therefore your sin eyes.

maineth, 31 Now we know that God

CHAP. X. heareth not sinners: but if any

Christ the good shepherd. man be a worshipper of God, ERILY, verily, I say unto and doeth his will, him he you, He that entereth not heareth.

by the door into the sheepfold, 32 Since the world began but climbeth up some other was it not heard that any man way, the same is a thief and opened the eyes of one that was a robber. born blind.

2 But he that entereth in by 33 If this man were not of the door is the shepherd of the God, he could do nothing. sheep.

34 They answered and said 3 To him the porter openeth; unto him, Thou wast altogether and the sheep hear his voice : born in sins, and dost thou and he calleth his own sheep by teach us? And they cast him name, and leadeth them out. out.

4 And when he putteth forth 35 Jesus heard that they had his own sheep, he goeth before cast him out: and when he had them, and the sheep follow him; found him, he said unto him, for they know his voice. Dost thou believe on the Son of 5. And a stranger will they God?

not follow, but will flee from



my Father.

Christ declareth himself to be

the door, and the good shepherd. him: for they know not the 16. And other sheep I have, voice of strangers.

which are not of this fold: them 6 This parable spake Jesus also I must bring, and they unto them ; but they understood shall hear my voice; and there not what things they were which shall be one fold, and one shephe spake unto them.

herd. 7 Then said Jesus unto 17. Therefore doth my Fathem again, Verily, verily, I say ther love me, because I lay unto you, I am the door of the down my life that I might take sheep

it again. 8 All that ever came before 18 No man taketh it from me are thieves and robbers : me, but I lay it down of myself: but the sheep did not hear I have power to lay it down, them.

and I have power to take 9 I am the door: by me if it again. This commandment any man enter in, he shall be have I received of saved, and shall go in and out, 19 There was a division thereand find pasture.

fore again among the Jews for 10 The thief cometh not, but these sayings. for to steal, and to kill, and to 20 And many of them said, destroy: I am come that they He hath a devil, and is mad; might have life, and that they why hear ye him? might have it more abundantly. 21 Others said, These are not

ii I am the good shepherd : the words of him that hath the good shepherd giveth his life a devil. Can a devil open the for the sheep

eyes of the blind ? 12 But he that is an hireling, 22 And it was at Jerusaand not the shepherd, whose lem the feast of the dedication, own the sheep are not, seeth the and it was winter. wolf coming, and leaveth the 23 And Jesus walked in the sheep, and feeth : and the wolf temple in Solomon's porch. catcheth them, and scattereth 24 Then came the Jews the sheep.

round about him, and said unto 13 The hireling fleeth, be- him, How long dost thou make cause he is an hireling, and us to doubt? If thou be the careth not for the sheep. Christ, tell us plainly.

14 I am the good shepherd, 25. Jesus answered them, I told and know my sheep, and am you, and ye believed not; the known of mine.

works that I do in my Father's 15 As the Father knoweth name, they bear witness of me. me, even so know I the Father:

26 But ye believe not, beand I lay down my life for the cause ye are not of my sheep, as sheep

I said unto you.

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