New King James Version
The Eternal Word(A)
1 In the beginning (B)was the Word, and the (C)Word was (D)with God, and the Word was (E)God. 2 (F)He was in the beginning with God. 3 (G)All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 (H)In Him was life, and (I)the life was the light of men. 5 And (J)the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.
John’s Witness: The True Light
6 There was a (K)man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a (L)witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might (M)believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that (N)Light. 9 (O)That[b] was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and (P)the world did not know Him. 11 (Q)He came to His [c]own, and His [d]own did not receive Him. 12 But (R)as many as received Him, to them He gave the [e]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 (S)who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The Word Becomes Flesh
16 [g]And of His (AB)fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For (AC)the law was given through Moses, but (AD)grace and (AE)truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 (AF)No one has seen God at any time. (AG)The only begotten [h]Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
A Voice in the Wilderness(AH)
19 Now this is (AI)the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 (AJ)He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you (AK)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: (AL)“I am
(AM)‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’
as the prophet Isaiah said.”
24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
26 John answered them, saying, (AN)“I baptize with water, (AO)but there stands One among you whom you do not know. 27 (AP)It is He who, coming after me, [i]is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”
The Lamb of God(AR)
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! (AS)The Lamb of God (AT)who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who [k]is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, (AU)therefore I came baptizing with water.”
32 (AV)And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending 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 remaining on Him, (AW)this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the (AX)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 walked, he said, (AY)“Behold the Lamb of God!”
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they (AZ)followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”
39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was (BA)Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the [l]Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Philip and Nathanael
43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found (BC)Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now (BD)Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found (BE)Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom (BF)Moses in the law, and also the (BG)prophets, wrote—Jesus (BH)of Nazareth, the (BI)son of Joseph.”
46 And Nathanael said to him, (BJ)“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, (BK)an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!”
48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
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 these.” 51 And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (BN)hereafter[o] you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
Water Turned to Wine
2 On the third day there was a (BO)wedding in (BP)Cana of Galilee, and the (BQ)mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, (BU)according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted (BV)the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
Jesus Cleanses the Temple(CA)
13 (CB)Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 (CC)And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers [q]doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make (CD)My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, (CE)“Zeal for Your house [r]has eaten Me up.”
18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, (CF)“What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
19 Jesus answered and said to them, (CG)“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 (CH)of the temple of His body. 22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, (CI)His disciples remembered that He had said this [s]to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
The Discerner of Hearts
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the (CJ)signs which He did. 24 But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He (CK)knew all men, 25 and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for (CL)He knew what was in man.
The New Birth
3 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 (CM)This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for (CN)no one can do these signs that You do unless (CO)God is with him.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (CQ)unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is (CR)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 (CS)The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, (CT)“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 (CU)Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and (CV)you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 (CW)No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man [u]who is in heaven. 14 (CX)And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so (CY)must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever (CZ)believes in Him should [v]not perish but (DA)have eternal life. 16 (DB)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten (DC)Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 (DD)For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 (DE)“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, (DF)that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For (DG)everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been (DH)done in God.”
John the Baptist Exalts Christ
22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them (DI)and baptized. 23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near (DJ)Salim, because there was much water there. (DK)And they came and were baptized. 24 For (DL)John had not yet been thrown into prison.
25 Then there arose a dispute between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, (DM)to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all (DN)are coming to Him!”
27 John answered and said, (DO)“A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, (DP)‘I am not the Christ,’ but, (DQ)‘I have been sent before Him.’ 29 (DR)He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but (DS)the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. 30 (DT)He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 (DU)He who comes from above (DV)is above all; (DW)he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. (DX)He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 And (DY)what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 33 He who has received His testimony (DZ)has certified that God is true. 34 (EA)For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit (EB)by measure. 35 (EC)The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 36 (ED)He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the (EE)wrath of God abides on him.”
A Samaritan Woman Meets Her Messiah
4 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and (EF)baptized more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that (EG)Jacob (EH)gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat 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 to buy food.
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 from 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 (EM)whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him (EN)will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
15 (EO)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 well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming (ES)when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship (ET)what you do not know; we know what we worship, for (EU)salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will (EV)worship the Father in (EW)spirit (EX)and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 (EY)God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
26 Jesus said to her, (FB)“I who speak to you am He.”
The Whitened Harvest
27 And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
28 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 29 “Come, see a Man (FC)who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
31 In the meantime His 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 said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”
34 Jesus said to them, (FD)“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to (FE)finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes (FF)the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, (FG)for they are already white for harvest! 36 (FH)And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that (FI)both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: (FJ)‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; (FK)others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”
The Savior of the World
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him (FL)because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own (FM)word.
Welcome at Galilee
43 Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee. 44 For (FO)Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, (FP)having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; (FQ)for they also had gone to the feast.
A Nobleman’s Son Healed
46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee (FR)where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain [x]nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, (FS)“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 way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So 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 whole household.
54 This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
5 After (FT)this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus (FU)went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem (FV)by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, [y]Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, [z]paralyzed, [aa]waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, (FW)“Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
11 He answered them, “He who made me well 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 (FZ)healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. (GA)Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
Honor the Father and the Son
16 For this reason the Jews (GB)persecuted Jesus, [ab]and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, (GC)“My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”
18 Therefore the Jews (GD)sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, (GE)making Himself equal with God. 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (GF)the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 For (GG)the Father loves the Son, and (GH)shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, (GI)even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but (GJ)has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. (GK)He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Life and Judgment Are Through the Son
24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, (GL)he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, (GM)but has passed from death into life. 25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when (GN)the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 For (GO)as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have (GP)life in Himself, 27 and (GQ)has given Him authority to execute judgment also, (GR)because He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will (GS)hear His voice 29 (GT)and come forth—(GU)those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 (GV)I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because (GW)I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
The Fourfold Witness
31 (GX)“If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not [ac]true. 32 (GY)There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true. 33 You have sent to John, (GZ)and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved. 35 He was the burning and (HA)shining lamp, and (HB)you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light. 36 But (HC)I have a greater witness than John’s; for (HD)the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very (HE)works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. 37 And the Father Himself, who sent Me, (HF)has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, (HG)nor seen His form. 38 But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe. 39 (HH)You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and (HI)these are they which testify of Me. 40 (HJ)But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
41 (HK)“I do not receive honor from men. 42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. 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 (HL)How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek (HM)the honor that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; (HN)there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; (HO)for he wrote about Me. 47 But if you (HP)do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
Feeding the Five Thousand(HQ)
6 After (HR)these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of (HS)Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were (HT)diseased.[ad] 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
4 (HU)Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 (HV)Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to (HW)Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
7 Philip answered Him, (HX)“Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them [ae]to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly (IA)the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
Jesus Walks on the Sea(IB)
15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him (IC)king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
16 (ID)Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18 Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. 19 So when they had rowed about [af]three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were (IE)afraid. 20 But He said to them, (IF)“It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
The Bread from Heaven
22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except [ag]that one [ah]which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone— 23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks— 24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, (IG)seeking Jesus. 25 And when they 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 (IH)Do not labor for the food which perishes, but (II)for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, (IJ)because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”
28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”
29 Jesus answered and said to them, (IK)“This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
30 Therefore they said to Him, (IL)“What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? 31 (IM)Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, (IN)‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”
32 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but (IO)My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 (IP)Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
35 And Jesus said to them, (IQ)“I am the bread of life. (IR)He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never (IS)thirst. 36 (IT)But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet (IU)do not believe. 37 (IV)All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and (IW)the one who comes to Me I will [ai]by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, (IX)not to do My own will, (IY)but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, (IZ)that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, (JA)that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Rejected by His Own
41 The Jews then [aj]complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” 42 And they said, (JB)“Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, [ak]“Do not murmur among yourselves. 44 (JC)No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me (JD)draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, (JE)‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ (JF)Therefore everyone who [al]has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. 46 (JG)Not that anyone has seen the Father, (JH)except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. 47 Most assuredly, I say to you, (JI)he who believes [am]in Me has everlasting life. 48 (JJ)I am the bread of life. 49 (JK)Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 (JL)This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread (JM)which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and (JN)the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
52 The Jews therefore (JO)quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?”
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless (JP)you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 (JQ)Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is [an]food indeed, and My blood is [ao]drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood (JR)abides in Me, and I in him. 57 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 (JS)This is the bread which came down from heaven—not (JT)as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
Many Disciples Turn Away
61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples [aq]complained about this, He said to them, “Does this [ar]offend you? 62 (JV)What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 (JW)It is the Spirit who gives life; the (JX)flesh profits nothing. The (JY)words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But (JZ)there are some of you who do not believe.” For (KA)Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. 65 And He said, “Therefore (KB)I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”
68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have (KD)the words of eternal life. 69 (KE)Also we have come to believe and know that You are the [at]Christ, the Son of the living God.”
70 Jesus answered them, (KF)“Did I not choose you, the twelve, (KG)and one of you is a devil?” 71 He spoke of (KH)Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would (KI)betray Him, being one of the twelve.
Jesus’ Brothers Disbelieve
7 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, (KJ)because the [au]Jews sought to kill Him. 2 (KK)Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3 (KL)His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” 5 For (KM)even His (KN)brothers did not believe in Him.
6 Then Jesus said to them, (KO)“My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 (KP)The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me (KQ)because I testify of it that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast. I am not [av]yet going up to this feast, (KR)for My time has not yet fully come.” 9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
The Heavenly Scholar
10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then (KS)the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, “Where is He?” 12 And (KT)there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. (KU)Some said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.” 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him (KV)for fear of the Jews.
16 [aw]Jesus answered them and said, (KY)“My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 (KZ)If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 (LA)He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who (LB)seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and (LC)no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 (LD)Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? (LE)Why do you seek to kill Me?”
20 The people answered and said, (LF)“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 (LG)Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, (LH)but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 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 (LI)I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 (LJ)Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Could This Be the Christ?
25 Now some of them from Jerusalem said, “Is this not He whom they seek to (LK)kill? 26 But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. (LL)Do the rulers know indeed that this is [ax]truly the Christ? 27 (LM)However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from.”
28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, (LN)“You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and (LO)I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me (LP)is true, (LQ)whom you do not know. 29 [ay]But (LR)I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.”
30 Therefore (LS)they sought to take Him; but (LT)no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31 And (LU)many of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”
Jesus and the Religious Leaders
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33 Then Jesus said [az]to them, (LV)“I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I (LW)go to Him who sent Me. 34 You (LX)will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you (LY)cannot come.”
35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to (LZ)the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36 What is this thing that He said, ‘You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come’?”
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
37 (MA)On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, (MB)“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 (MC)He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, (MD)out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 (ME)But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those [ba]believing in Him would receive; for the [bb]Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet (MF)glorified.
Who Is He?
But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? 42 (MI)Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, (MJ)where David was?” 43 So (MK)there was a division among the people because of Him. 44 Now (ML)some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
Rejected by the Authorities
45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?”
46 The officers answered, (MM)“No man ever spoke like this Man!”
47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”
An Adulteress Faces the Light of the World
53 [bg]And everyone went to his own house.
Jesus the Light of the World
8 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Now [bh]early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and (MQ)taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, [bi]this woman was caught in (MR)adultery, in the very act. 5 (MS)Now [bj]Moses, in the law, commanded us [bk]that such should be stoned. But what do You [bl]say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they (MT)might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, [bm]as though He did not hear.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He [bn]raised Himself up and said to them, (MU)“He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, (MV)being[bo] convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up [bp]and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers [bq]of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
Jesus Defends His Self-Witness
14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but (NB)you do not know where I come from and where I am going. 15 (NC)You judge according to the flesh; (ND)I judge no one. 16 And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for (NE)I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me. 17 (NF)It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, and (NG)the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”
19 Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?”
Jesus Predicts His Departure
22 So the Jews said, “Will He kill Himself, because He says, ‘Where I go you cannot come’?”
23 And He said to them, (NO)“You are from beneath; I am from above. (NP)You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 (NQ)Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; (NR)for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
25 Then they said to Him, “Who are You?”
And Jesus said to them, “Just what I (NS)have been saying to you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but (NT)He who sent Me is true; and (NU)I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him.”
27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.
28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you (NV)lift[bt] up the Son of Man, (NW)then you will know that I am He, and (NX)that I do nothing of Myself; but (NY)as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 And (NZ)He who sent Me is with Me. (OA)The Father has not left Me alone, (OB)for I always do those things that please Him.” 30 As He spoke these words, (OC)many believed in Him.
The Truth Shall Make You Free
33 They answered Him, (OG)“We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (OH)whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And (OI)a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 (OJ)Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Abraham’s Seed and Satan’s
37 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but (OK)you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. 38 (OL)I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have [bu]seen with your father.”
39 They answered and said to Him, (OM)“Abraham is our father.”
Jesus said to them, (ON)“If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40 (OO)But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth (OP)which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. 41 You do the deeds of your father.”
Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; (OQ)we have one Father—God.”
42 Jesus said to them, (OR)“If God were your Father, you would love Me, for (OS)I proceeded forth and came from God; (OT)nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 (OU)Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 (OV)You are of your father the devil, and the (OW)desires of your father you want to (OX)do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and (OY)does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 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 (OZ)He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
Before Abraham Was, I AM
48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and (PA)have a demon?”
49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and (PB)you dishonor Me. 50 And (PC)I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. 51 Most assuredly, I say to you, (PD)if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
52 Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You (PE)have a demon! (PF)Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’ 53 Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. (PG)Who do You make Yourself out to be?”
54 Jesus answered, (PH)“If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. (PI)It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is [bv]your God. 55 Yet (PJ)you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and (PK)keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham (PL)rejoiced to see My day, (PM)and he saw it and was glad.”
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
9 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, (PR)who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, (PS)but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 (PT)I[bx] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is (PU)day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, (PV)I am the light of the world.”
6 When He had said these things, (PW)He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, “Go, wash (PX)in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So (PY)he went and washed, and came back seeing.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was [by]blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, [bz]“He is like him.”
He said, “I am he.”
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?”
He said, “I do not know.”
The Pharisees Excommunicate the Healed Man
13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not [cb]keep the Sabbath.”
17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?”
He said, (QC)“He is a prophet.”
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but by what means 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 His parents said these things because (QD)they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he (QE)would be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though 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 want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
30 The man answered and said to them, (QK)“Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! 31 Now we know that (QL)God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33 (QM)If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
True Vision and True Blindness
36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and (QR)it is He who is talking with you.”
38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he (QS)worshiped Him.
40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, (QV)and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
41 Jesus said to them, (QW)“If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.
Jesus the True Shepherd
10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by 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 (QX)name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a (QY)stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
Jesus 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 ever came [ce]before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 (QZ)I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and 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 more abundantly.
11 (RA)“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a [cf]hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and (RB)leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and (RC)I know My sheep, and (RD)am known by My own. 15 (RE)As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; (RF)and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And (RG)other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; (RH)and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
17 “Therefore My Father (RI)loves Me, (RJ)because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I (RK)have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. (RL)This command I have received from My Father.”
The Shepherd Knows His Sheep
22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, (RQ)in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in [ch]doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. (RR)The works that I do in My Father’s name, they (RS)bear witness of Me. 26 But (RT)you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, [ci]as I said to you. 27 (RU)My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 (RV)My Father, (RW)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 (RX)I and My Father are one.”
Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus
31 Then (RY)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?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, (SB)‘I said, “You are gods” ’? 35 If He called them gods, (SC)to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture (SD)cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him (SE)whom the Father sanctified and (SF)sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ (SG)because I said, ‘I am (SH)the Son of God’? 37 (SI)If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, (SJ)believe the works, that you may know and [cj]believe (SK)that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 (SL)Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
The Believers Beyond Jordan
40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place (SM)where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41 Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, (SN)but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” 42 And many believed in Him there.
- John 1:5 Or overcome
- John 1:9 Or That was the true Light which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
- John 1:11 His own things or domain
- John 1:11 His own people
- John 1:12 authority
- John 1:15 ranks higher than I
- John 1:16 NU For
- John 1:18 NU God
- John 1:27 ranks higher than I
- John 1:28 NU, M Bethany
- John 1:30 ranks higher than I
- John 1:41 Lit. Anointed One
- John 1:42 NU John
- John 1:42 Gr. Petros, usually translated Peter
- John 1:51 NU omits hereafter
- John 2:11 revealed
- John 2:14 Lit. sitting
- John 2:17 NU, M will eat
- John 2:22 NU, M omit to them
- John 3:3 Or from above
- John 3:13 NU omits who is in heaven
- John 3:15 NU omits not perish but
- John 4:42 NU omits the Christ
- John 4:46 royal official
- John 5:2 NU Bethzatha
- John 5:3 withered
- John 5:3 NU omits the rest of v. 3 and all of v. 4.
- John 5:16 NU omits and sought to kill Him
- John 5:31 valid as testimony
- John 6:2 sick
- John 6:11 NU omits to the disciples, and the disciples
- John 6:19 Lit. 25 or 30 stadia
- John 6:22 NU omits that
- John 6:22 NU omits which His disciples had entered
- John 6:37 certainly not
- John 6:41 grumbled
- John 6:43 Stop grumbling
- John 6:45 M hears and has learned
- John 6:47 NU omits in Me
- John 6:55 NU true food
- John 6:55 NU true drink
- John 6:60 difficult
- John 6:61 grumbled
- John 6:61 make you stumble
- John 6:66 Or away; lit. to the back
- John 6:69 NU Holy One of God.
- John 7:1 The ruling authorities
- John 7:8 NU omits yet
- John 7:16 NU, M So Jesus
- John 7:26 NU omits truly
- John 7:29 NU, M omit But
- John 7:33 NU, M omit to them
- John 7:39 NU who believed
- John 7:39 NU omits Holy
- John 7:40 NU some
- John 7:50 Lit. Him
- John 7:50 NU before
- John 7:52 NU is to rise
- John 7:53 NU brackets 7:53 through 8:11 as not in the original text. They are present in over 900 mss. of John.
- John 8:2 M very early
- John 8:4 M we found this woman
- John 8:5 M in our law Moses commanded
- John 8:5 NU, M to stone such
- John 8:5 M adds about her
- John 8:6 NU, M omit as though He did not hear
- John 8:7 M He looked up
- John 8:9 NU, M omit being convicted by their conscience
- John 8:10 NU omits and saw no one but the woman; M He saw her and said,
- John 8:10 NU, M omit of yours
- John 8:11 NU, M add from now on
- John 8:13 valid as testimony
- John 8:28 Crucify
- John 8:38 NU heard from
- John 8:54 NU, M our
- John 8:59 NU omits the rest of v. 59.
- John 9:4 NU We
- John 9:8 NU a beggar
- John 9:9 NU “No, but he is like him.”
- John 9:11 NU omits the pool of
- John 9:16 observe
- John 9:34 Excommunicated him
- John 9:35 NU Man
- John 10:8 M omits before Me
- John 10:12 hired man
- John 10:20 insane
- John 10:24 Suspense
- John 10:26 NU omits as I said to you
- John 10:38 NU understand