« PreviousContinue »
Christ's miracle at Cana.
He cleanseth the temple. the Son of God; thou art the had tasted the water that was King of Israel.
made wine,' and knew not 50 Jesus answered and said whence it was, (but the servants unto him, Because I said unto which drew the water knew,) thee, I saw thee under the fig- the governor of the feast called tree, believest thou? thou shalt the bridegroom, see greater things than these. 10 And saith unto him, Every
51 And he saith unto him, man at the beginning doth set Verily, verily, I say unto you, forth good wine; and when men Hereafter ye shall see heaven have well drunk, then that which open, and the angels of God is worse: but thou hast kept the ascending and descending upon good wine until now. the Son of man.
11 This beginning of miracles CHAP. II.
did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and Water turned into wine. manifested forth his glory; and ND the third day there his disciples believed on him.
was a marriage in Cana of 12 After this he went down Galilee; and the mother of Jesus to Capernaum, he, and his mowas there:
ther, and his brethren, and his 2 And both Jesus was called disciples: and they continued and his disciples to the marriage. there not many days. 3 And when they wanted
13 And the Jews' passover wine, the mother of Jesus saith was at hand, and Jesus went up unto him, They have no wine. to Jerusalem,
4 Jesus saith unto her, 14 And found in the temple Woman, what have I to do with those that sold oxen and sheep thee? mine hour is not yet come. and doves, and the changers of
5 His mother saith unto the money sitting: servants, Whatsoeyer he saith 15 And when he had made a unto you, do it.
scourge of small cords, he drove 6 And there were set there them all out of the temple, and six water-pots of stone, after the the sheep, and the oxen; and manner of the purifying of the poured out the changers' money, Jews, containing two or three and overthrew the tables; firkins apiece.
16 And said unto them that 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill sold doves, Take these things the water-pots with water. And hence; make not my Father's they filled them up to the brim. house an house of merchandize.
8 And he saith unto them, 17 And his disciples rememDraw out now, and bear unto bered that it was written, The the governor of the feast. And zeal of thine house hath eaten they bare it.
me up: 9 When the ruler of the feast 18 Then answered the Jews
Many believe in him.
The necessity of regeneration. and said unto him, What sign again, he cannot see the kingshewest thou unto us, seeing dom of God. that thou doest these things? 4 Nicodemus saith unto him,
19 Jesus answered and said | How can a man be born when unto them, Destroy this temple, he is old ? can he enter the and in three days I will raise itup. second time into his mother's
20 Then said the Jews, Forty womb, and be born? and six years was this temple in
5 Jesus answered, Verily, building, and wilt thou rear it verily, I say unto thee, Except up in three days?
a man be born of water and of 21 But he spake of the temple the Spirit, he cannot enter into of his body.
the kingdom of God. 22 When therefore he was 6 That which is born of the risen from the dead, his disciples flesh is flesh; and that which is remembered that he had said born of the Spirit is spirit. this unto them; and they be- 7 Marvel not that I said unto lieved the scripture, and the thee, Ye must be born again. word which Jesus had said. 8 The wind bloweth where it
23 Now when he was in Jeru- listeth, and thou hearest the salem at the passover, in the sound thereof, but canst not feast-day, many believed in his tell whence it cometh, and name, when they saw the mira- whither it goeth: so is every one cles which he did.
that is born of the Spirit. 24 But Jesus did not commit 9 Nicodemus answered and himself unto them, because he said unto him, How can these knew all men;
things be? 25 And needed not that any
10 Jesus answered and said should testify of man: for he unto him, Art thou a master of knew what was in man.
Israel, and knowest not, these CHAP. III.
things? Christ's conference with Nicodemus. 11 Verily, verily, I say unto THERE was a man of the thee, We speak that we do
Pharisees, named Nicode- know, and testify that we have mus, a ruler of the Jews:
seen; and ye receive not our 2 The same came to Jesus by witness. night, and said unto him, Rabbi, 12 If I have told you earthly we know that thou art a teacher things, and ye believe not, how come from God; for no man can shall ye believe if I tell you of do these miracles that thou doest, heavenly things? except God be with him.
13 And no man hath ascended 3 Jesus answered and said up to heaven, but he that came unto him, Verily, verily, I say down from heaven, even the Son unto thee, Except a man be born 1 of man, which is in heaven.
Of faith in Christ.
JOHN, John's doctrine concerning him. 14 And as Moses lifted up there; and they came, and were the serpent in the wilderness, baptized : even so must the Son of man be 24 For John was not yet cast
into prison. 15 That whosoever believeth 25 Then there arose a quesin him should not perish, but tion between some of John's have eternal life.
disciples and the Jews, about 16 For God so loved the purifying: world, that he gave his only- 26 And they came unto John, begotten Son, that whosoever and said unto him, Rabbi, he believeth in him should not that was with thee beyond perish, but have everlasting Jordan to whom thou bearest life.
witness, behold, the same bap17 For God sent not his Son tizeth, and all men come to him. into the world to condemn the 27 John answered and said, A world; but that the world man can receive nothing, except through him might be saved. it be given him from heaven.
18 He that believeth on him 28 Ye yourselves bear me is not condemned: but he that witness, that I said, I am not believeth not is
is condemned the Christ, but that I am sent already, because he hath not before him. believed in the name of the 29 He that hath the bride is only-begotten Son of God. the bridegroom: but the friend
19 And this is the condemna- of the bridegroom, which standtion, that light is come into the eth and heareth him, rejoiceth world, and men loved darkness greatly because of the bride rather than light, because their groom's voice. This my joy deeds were evil.
therefore is fulfilled. 20 For every one that doeth 30 He must increase, but I evil hateth the light, neither must decrease. cometh to the light, lest his 31 He that cometh from above deeds should be reproved:
is above all: he that is of the 21 But he that doeth truth earth is earthly, and speaketh of cometh to the light, that his the earth: he that cometh from deeds may be made manifest heaven is above all. that they are wrought in God. 32 And what he hath seen
22 After these things came and heard, that he testifieth; Jesus and his disciples into the and no man receiveth his testiland of Judea; and there he mony. tarried with them, and baptized.
33 He that hath received his 23 And John also was bap- testimony hath set to his seal tizing in Enon, near to Salim, that God is true. because there was much water 34 For he whom God hath
Christ talketh with
a woman of Samaria. sent speaketh the words of God: of Samaria?--for the Jews have for God giveth not the Spirit by no dealings with the Samaritans. measure unto him.
10 Jesus answered and said 35 The Father loveth the unto her, If thou knewest the Son, and hath given all things gift of God, and who it is that . into his hand.
saith to thee, Give me to drink; 36 He that believeth on the thou wouldest have asked of him, Son hath everlasting life: and and he would have given thee he that believeth not the Son | living water. shall not see life; but the wrath 11 The woman saith unto of God abideth on him.
him, Sir, thou hast nothing to CHAP. IV.
draw with, and the well is deep: The woman of Samaria. from whence then hast thou that
WHEN therefore the Lord living water?
knew how the Pharisees 12 Art thou greater than our had heard that Jesus made and father Jacob, which gave us the baptized more disciples than well, and drank thereof himself, John,
and his children, and his cattle? 2 (Though Jesus himself bap- 13 Jesus answered and said tized not, but his disciples,) unto her, Whosoever drinketh of
3 He left Judea, and departed this water shall thirst again : again into Galilee.
14 But whosoever drinketh of 4 And he must needs go the water that I shall give him, í through Samaria.
shall never thirst; but the water 5 Then cometh he to a city that I shall give him shall be in of Samaria, which is called him a well of water springing up Sychar, near to the parcel of into everlasting life. ground that Jacob gave to his 15 The woman saith unto son Joseph.
him, Sir, give me this water, 6 Now Jacob's well was there. that I thirst not, neither come Jesus therefore, being wearied hither to draw. with his journey, sat thus on the 16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, well; and it was about the sixth call thy husband, and come hour.
hither. 7 There cometh a woman of 17 The woman answered and Samaria to draw water. Jesus said, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. said unto her, Thou hast well
8 (For his disciples were gone said, 'I have no husband: away unto the city to buy meat.) 18 For thou hast had five
9 Then saith the woman of husbands; and he whom thou Samaria unto him, How is it now hast is not thy husband: in that thou, being a Jew, askest that saidst thou truly. drink of me, which am a woman 19 The woman saith unto him,
Of the woman of Samaria.
Christ's zeal for God's glory. Sir, I perceive that thou 'art 31 T In the mean-while his a prophet.
disciples prayed him, saying, 20 Our fathers worshipped in Master, eat. this mountain; and ye say, that 32 But he said unto them, in Jerusalem is the place where I have meat to eat that ye know men ought to worship.
not of. 21 Jesus saith unto her, 33 Therefore said the disciples Woman, believe me, the hour one to another, Hath any man cometh, when ye shall neither brought him ought to eat? in this mountain, nor yet at 34 Jesus saith unto them, My Jerusalem, worship the Father. meat is to do the will of him
22 Ye worship ye know not that sent me, and to finish his what: we know what we worship; work. for salvation is of the Jews.
35 Say not ye, There are yet 23 But the hour cometh, and four months, and then cometh now is, when the true worship- harvest? behold, I say unto you, pers shall worship the Father Lift up your eyes, and look on in spirit and in truth: for the the fields; for they are white Father seeketh such to worship already to harvest. him.
36 And he that reapeth re24 God is a Spirit: and they ceiveth wages, and gathereth that worship him must worship fruit unto life eternal; that both him in spirit and in truth. he that soweth and he that reap
25 The woman saith unto eth may rejoice together. him, I know that Messias 37 And herein is that saying cometh, which is called Christ: true, One soweth, and another when he is come, he will tell reapeth. us all things.
38 I sent you to reap that 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that whereon ye bestowed no labour: speak unto thee am he.
other men laboured, and ye are 27 And upon this came his entered into their labours. disciples, and marvelled that he 39 And many of the Samatalked with the woman: yet no ritans of that city believed on man said, What seekest thou? him for the saying of the woman, or, Why talkest thou with her? which testified, He told me all
28 The woman then left her that ever. I did. water-pot, and went her way into 40 So when the Samaritans the city, and saith to the men, were come unto him, they be
29 Come, see a man which sought him that he would tarry told me, all things that ever with them: and he abode there I did: Is not this the Christ? two days.
30 Then they went out of 41 And many more believed the city, and came unto him, because of his own word;