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Jerusalem said, " Is not this he j amongst themselves, “ Whither whom they seek to kill ? 26 will this man go, that we shall [but,] lo! he speaketh boldly; not find him ? will he go to the and nothing is said to him. Do dispersed Greeks, and teach the the rulers know indeed that this Greeks ?+ 36 What words are is the Christ? 27 However, we these which he said, “Ye will know this man, whence he is ; seek me, and will not find me: but, when Christ cometh, no and where I shall be, thither ye one knoweth whence he is." * cannot come ?'" 28 Then Jesus cried out, in the 37 NOW on the last day, temple, as he taught, saying, which is the great day, of the “ Ye both know me, and know festival, Jesus stood and cried, whence I am; and I am not saying, “ If any one thirst, let come of myself, but he who him come to me, and drink. 38 sent me is true, whom ye know He who believeth in me, as the not. 29 But I know him : for I scripture hath said, from his am from him, and he hath sent belly shall flow rivers of living me."
water.” 39 (Now he spake this 30 Then the Jews sought to of the spirit
, which those who apprehend him : yet no one laid believe in him were to receive: hands on him, because his hour for a [holy] spirit was not yet was not yet come. 31 But many received, because Jesus was not of the multitude believed in yet glorified.) him, and said, “ When Christ 40 Many of the multitude cometh, will he do more mira- therefore, hearing these words, cles than [these] which this said, " In truth this is the proman hath done?"
phet.” 41 Others said, “ This 32 The Pharisees heard the is the Christ.” [But] others multitude murmuring such said, “ Doth the Christ come things about him; and the out of Galilee ? 42 Hath not the Pharisees and the chief-priests scripture said, that the Christ sent officers to apprehend him. cometh of the offspring of Da33 Jesus, therefore, said, “ Yet | vid, and from the town of Beth. a little while I shall be with lehem, where David was?” 43 you; and then I shall go to him So there was a division among who sent me. 34 Ye will seek the multitude because of him. me, and will not find me; and 44 And some of them desired where I shall be, thither ye can to apprehend him : but no one not come.”
laid hands on him. 35 The Jews, therefore, said 45 Then the officers came to
* It was a tradition of the Jews, that after the Messias was born, he would be conveyed away and miraculously concealed, till Elias should come to reveal and anoint him. See Whitby in loc. This tradition seems to be alluded to, Matt. xii. 38 ; xvi. 1; Mark viji. 11; Luke xi. 16; Matt. xxiv. 3. 30.
+ By Greeks here, we are to understand “Greek or Grecian Jews;" that is, “ the Jews who spoke Greek, and who are here distinguished from the Jews called Hebrews, that is, who spoke the Hebrew tongue of that time.” Encyclo. Art. Hellenists.
the chief-priests and Pharisees ; / of to accuse him. But Jesus who said to them, “ Why have stooping down, wrote with his ye not brought him ?" 46 The finger on the ground. 7 But as officers answered, “ Never did they continued asking him, raising man so speak, [as this man.]” himself up, he said to them, 47 Then the Pharisees answerhim that is without sin among you, ed them," Are ye also deceived? first cast a stone at her.” 48 Hath any of the rulers or of 8 And stooping down again, the Pharisees believed in him ? | he wrote on the ground. 9 But 49 but this multitude, who they, having heard this, and being know not the law, are accurs-convicted by their conscience, ed.” 50 Nicodemus said to them, went out, one by one, beginning (he who came to Jesus by night, at the elder, to the last : and Jebeing one of them,) 51'“ Doth sus was left alone, and the woour law judge any man, unless man standing in the midst. it first hear him, and know
10 Now Jesus raising himself what he doth ?" 52 They an-uf, and seeing no one but the woswered, and said to him, “ Art man, said to her,
" Woman, thou also of Galilee? Search where are those thine accusers ? and see, that a prophet is not to hath no one condemned thee?" arise out of Galilee."
11 And she said, “ No one, Mas. 53 [Then every man went to ter.” And Jesus said to her, his own home: Ch. VIII. I but " Neither do I condemn thee: go, Jesus went to the mount of Olives. and sin no more."] 2 And early in the morning he
12 Then Jesus spake again came again into the temple, and to them, saying, “I am the all the people came to him; and he light of the world : he who folsat down and taught them. 3 loweth me, shall by no means And the scribes and the Phari- walk in darkness, but shall have sees brought to him a woman ta- the light of life.” 13 The Phaken in adultery: and having set risees, therefore, said to him, her in the midst, 4 they said to “ Thou bearest witness of thyhim, “ Teacher, this woman was self; thy witness is not true.” taken in adultery, in the very 14 Jesus answered, and said act. 5 Now Moses in the law to them, “ Though I bear witcommanded us, that such should ness of myself, yet my witness be stoned: what then sayest is true : for I know whence I thou?"
came, and whither I go ;t but 6 Now they said this, trying ye know not whence I come, him; that they might have where and whither I go. 15 Ye judge
** This paragraph concerning the woman taken in adultery is wanting in the Alexandrian (see Woide's Preface), Vatican, Ephrem, and other manuscripts of great authority, and in the oldest copies of the Syriac version; and is not cited by Origen, Chrysoston, and other ancient ecclesiastical writers. It is found in the Cambridge manuscript, though with some variations from ibe received text. Griesbach keeps it in his text; but with great hesitation.” See Im. Ver. nute.
+ q. d. I know from whom my authority is derived, and to whom I am accountable. See ch. fi. 13; xiii, 1.3.
according to the flesh : I judge They understood not that he no one. 16 And yet if I judge, spake to them of the Father. my judgment is true: because 28 'hen Jesus said to them, I am not alone, but I and the “When ye have lifted up the Father who sent me. 17 It is Son of man, then ye will know written in your law also, that that I am he, and that I do nothe witness of two men is true. thing of myself; but speak 18 I bear witness of myself; and these things as my Father hath the Father who sent me beareth taught me. 29 And he who sent witness of me."
me is with me : [the Father] 19 They said, therefore, to hath not left me alone; because him, “ Where is thy Father p" I always do those things which Jesus answered, “Ye neither please him." know me, nor my Father: if ye 30 AS he spake these words, had known me, ye would have many believed in him. 31 Then known my Father also.” 20 He Jesus said to those Jews who spake these words in the trea- believed in him, If ye consury, as he was teaching in the tinue in my word, then ye are temple: and yet no one laid truly my disciples : 32 and ye hands on him ; for his hour was shall know the truth, and the not yet come.
truth shall make you free.” S3 21 THEN (Jesus) said to them But some of them answered him, again, I am going away, and " We are Abraham's offspring, ye will seek me, and will die in and were never siaves to any your sin : whither I go, ye can one : how sayest thou, 'Ye shall not come.” 22 Then the Jews become free?"" said, “Will he kill himself? 34 Jesus answered them, because he saith, Whither I “Verily, verily, I say to you, go, ye cannot come.'” 23 And Whosoever committeth sin is he said to them, “ Ye are from the slave [of sin]. 35 And the beneath; I am from above : ye slave abideth not in the house are of this world; I am not of to the age: but the son abideth this world. 24 I therefore said to the age. 36 If the Son thereto you, that ye will die in your fore, shall make you free, ye sins : for if ye believe not that will be free indeed. 37 I know I am he, ye will die in your that ye are Abraham's offspring:
yet ye seek to kill me, because 25 Then they said to him, my word hath no place in you. “Who art thou ?" [And] Jesus 38 I speak that which I have said to them, “ Even what I seen with [my] Father: and ye told you at first. 26 I have many do that which ye have seen with things to say concerning you, [your] father." and to condemn: but he who 39 They answered, and said to sent me, is true ; and I speak him, " Abraham is our father.” to the world those things which Jesus said to them, “If ye were I have heard from him." 27| Abraham's children, ye would
do the works of Abraham. 40 swered, “I have not a demon : But now ye seek to kill me, a but I honour my Father, and ye man who has told you the truth, dishonour me. 50 But I seek which I have heard from God: not mine own glory: there is Abraham did not act thus. Ye one who seeketh it, and judgeth. do the works of your father.” 51 Verily, verily, I say to you, 41 [Then] they said to him, If a man keep my words, he “ We are not born of fornica- shall by no means see death to tion: we have one Father, even the age.” God.”
52 The Jews therefore said 42 Jesus said to them, “ If to him, “ Now we know that God were your Father, ye would thou hast a demon. Abraham love me : for I proceeded, and is dead and the prophets also: am come from God; yet I came yet thou sayest, “If a man keep not of myself, but He sent me. my words, he shall by no means 43 Why do ye not understand taste of death (to the age]. 53 my discourse? because ye can- Art thou greater than our fanot hearken to my word. 44 Ye ther Abraham, who is dead ? are of your father the impostor;* and the prophets are dead also : and the desires of your father whom makest thou thyself ?” ye are disposed to do. He was 54 Jesus answered, “If I a slayer of men from the begin- glorify myself, my glory is noning, and continued not in the thing: it is my father who truth; because there is no truth glorifieth me; of whom ye say, in him. When he speaketh a that he is your God : 55 and yet lie, he speaketh of his own: for ye know him not; but I know he is a liar, and the father of him: and if I should say, 'I lies.t 45 And because I speak know him not,' I should speak the truth, ye believe me not. falsely, like you : but I know 46 Which of you convicteth me him, and keep his words. 56 of falsehood ? 47 If I speak the Your Father Abraham earnesttruth, why do ye not believe ly desired that he might see my me? he that is of God, hearken-day : and he saw it, and was eth to God's words : ye there. glad." fore hearken not, because ye 57 The Jews therefore said are not of God."
to him, “ Thou art not vet fifty 48 The Jews answered and years old ; and hast thou seen said to him, “ Say we not well, Abraham ?” 58 Jesus said to that thou art a Samaritan, and them, “Verily, verily, I say hast a demon ?" 49 Jesus an to you, Before Abraham was
* the impostor, or devil, i. e. the principle of moral evil personified. Wicked men are bis children, and resemble him. This syimbolical person is here represented as uniformly wicked: be is a manslayer or murderer, as vice leads to misery and ruin. He is the father of liars, as being the supposed source of evil, and teinpter to all wickedness. See Essays by the Rev.J. Simpson, p. 143.
+Gr. of him, or of it.
born I am he."* 59 Then they made clay and anointed mine took up stones to cast at him : eyes, and said to me, Go to but Jesus concealed himself, Siloam, and wash thyself:' and and went out of the temple. I went and washed myself, and
Ch. IX. 1 And as he passed received my sight.” 12 Then by, he saw a man that had been they said to him, “ Where is blind from his birth. 2 And his he?" He said, “I know not." disciples asked him, saying, 13 Then they brought him to “ Master, who sinned, this man, the Pharisees ; [him who had or his parents, that he was been blind.) 14 Now it was the born blind p” 3 Jesus answered, sabbath, when Jesus made the “ Neither did this man sin, nor clay, and opened his eyes. 15 his parents : but that the works | Then the Pharisees also asked of God might be manifested in him again, how he had received him. 4 I must work the works his sight. And he said to them, of him who sent me, while it “ He put clay on mine eyes, is day: the night cometh, when and I washed myself, and see.” no one can work. 5 While I am 16 Wherefore, some of the in the world, I am the light of Pharisees said, This man is not the world."
from God, because he keepeth 6 When he had said this, he not the sabbath." Others said, spat on the ground, and made “ How can a sinner do such clay with the spittle, and anoint- miracles ?” And there was a ed the eyes [of the blind man] division among
them. with the clay, 7 and said to him, 17 They said again to the “Go, wash thyself in the pool blind man, 6. What
thou of Siloam :" (which is, by in- of him, since he hath opened terpretation, Sent.) He depart. thine eyes ?" And he said, ed, therefore, and washed him- " He is a prophet.” 18 Upon self, and came seeing. 8 The this the Jews did not believe neighbours, therefore, and those concerning him, that he had who had seen him before, (for been blind, and had received he had been a beggar) said, “ Is his sight; until they called his not this he who sat and beg- parents: (the parents of him ged?” 9 Some said, “ This is that had received his sight.]t he." And others said, “ He is 19 And they asked them, saylike him.” But he said, “I am ing, “ Is this your son, of whom he."
ye say that he was born blind? 10 They said, therefore, to how then doth he now see ?" him, “ How were thine eyes 20 His parents answered them, opened ?" 11 He answered and and said, “ We know that this said, “A man, called Jesus, 'is our son, and that he was born
* As if he had said, “ My mission was settled and certain before the birth of Abraham." Com pare Matt. xvii. 11. See Wakefield's note on the text.
† “ See the external authorities, which show that the two last Greek words in this verse are a gloss. And though there is no external authority for omitting the three last words of ver. 13, they have the appearance of a marginal note inserted in the text.” Newcome.