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Saturday, March 31st, 2012

My son, the radio commentator

Sports commentary is not my thing, except when it’s by someone I’m especially interested in–like our son Barnabas.

Hear him in a World Magazine podcast, as he thinks out loud about March Madness, underdogs, & Easter.

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Saturday, March 31st, 2012

39. Lenten Bible reading

John 11-12

John 11

The Death of Lazarus

1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of(A) Mary and her sister Martha. 2(B) It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.3So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord,(C) he whom you love is ill.” 4But when Jesus heard it he said, (D) “This illness does not lead to death. It is for(E) the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5Now(F) Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6So, when he heard that Lazarus[a]was ill,(G) he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7Then after this he said to the disciples, (H) “Let us go to Judea again.” 8The disciples said to him,(I) “Rabbi,(J) the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9Jesus answered, (K)“Are there not twelve hours in the day?(L) If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10But(M) if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”11After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus(N) has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,15and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16(O) So Thomas, called the Twin,[b] said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go,(P) that we may die with him.”

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

17Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb(Q) four days.18Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles[c] off, 19and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary(R) to console them concerning their brother. 20(S) So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21Martha said to(T) Jesus, “Lord,(U) if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But even now I know that whatever you ask from God,(V) God will give you.” 23Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24(W) Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in(X) the resurrection on the last day.” 25Jesus said to her, (Y) “I am the resurrection and(Z) the life.[d] Whoever believes in me,(AA) though he die,(AB) yet shall he live,26and everyone who lives and believes in me(AC)shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27She said to him, “Yes, Lord;(AD) I believe that(AE) you are the Christ, the Son of God,(AF) who is coming into the world.”

Jesus Weeps

28When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private,(AG) “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31When the Jews(AH) who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.32Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him,(AI)“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he(AJ) was deeply moved in his spirit and(AK) greatly troubled. 34And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35(AL) Jesus wept. 36So the Jews said, “See(AM) how he loved him!” 37But some of them said, “Could not he(AN) who opened the eyes of the blind man(AO) also have kept this man from dying?”

Jesus Raises Lazarus

38Then Jesus,(AP) deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was(AQ) a cave, and(AR) a stone lay against it. 39Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for(AS)he has been dead four days.” 40Jesus said to her,(AT) “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see(AU) the glory of God?” 41So they took away the stone. And Jesus(AV) lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42(AW) I knew that you always hear me, but I said this(AX) on account of the people standing around,(AY) that they may believe that you sent me.” 43When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44(AZ) The man who had died came out,(BA)his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and(BB) his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

The Plot to Kill Jesus

45(BC) Many of the Jews therefore,(BD) who had come with Mary and(BE) had seen what he did, believed in him, 46but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.47So the chief priests and the Pharisees(BF)gathered(BG) the Council and said,(BH) “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and(BI) the Romans will come and take away both our(BJ) place and our nation.” 49But one of them,(BK) Caiaphas,(BL) who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50Nor do you understand that(BM) it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”51He did not say this of his own accord, but(BN)being high priest that year(BO) he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52and(BP) not for the nation only, but also(BQ) to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.53So from that day on they(BR) made plans to put him to death. 54Jesus therefore(BS) no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.

55Now(BT) the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and(BU) many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover(BV) to purify themselves. 56(BW) They were looking for[e] Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?” 57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.

John 12

Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany

1Six days before(BX) the Passover,(BY) Jesus therefore came to Bethany,(BZ) where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2So they gave a dinner for him there.(CA) Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3(CB) Mary therefore took a pound[f] of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5“Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii[g] and(CC) given to the poor?” 6He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and(CD) having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it[h]for the day of my burial. 8For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”

The Plot to Kill Lazarus

9When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus[i] was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus,(CE) whom he had raised from the dead. 10(CF) So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11because(CG) on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.

The Triumphal Entry

12The next day(CH) the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of(CI) palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out,(CJ)“Hosanna! Blessed is(CK) he who comes in the name of the Lord, even(CL) the King of Israel!”14And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15(CM) “Fear not, daughter of Zion;behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!” 16(CN) His disciples did not understand these things at first, but(CO) when Jesus was glorified, then(CP) they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17(CQ) The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18The reason why the crowd went to meet him(CR) was that they heard he had done this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to one another,(CS) “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look,(CT) the world has gone after him.”

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20Now(CU) among those who went up to worship at the feast were some(CV) Greeks. 21So these came to(CW) Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told(CX) Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, (CY) “The hour has come(CZ) for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Truly, truly, I say to you,(DA) unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25(DB) Whoever loves his life loses it, and(DC) whoever(DD) hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26If anyone serves me, he must(DE) follow me; and(DF) where I am, there will my servant be also.(DG) If anyone serves me,(DH) the Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

27(DI) “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father,(DJ) save me from(DK) this hour’? But(DL) for this purpose I have come to this hour.28Father, glorify your name.” Then(DM) a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said,(DN) “An angel has spoken to him.” 30Jesus answered, (DO) “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31(DP) Now is the judgment of this world; now will(DQ) the ruler of this world(DR) be cast out. 32And I,(DS) when I am lifted up from the earth,(DT) will draw(DU) all people to myself.”33He said this(DV) to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that(DW) the Christ remains forever. How can you say that(DX)the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35So Jesus said to them, (DY) “The light is among you(DZ) for a little while longer.(EA)Walk while you have the light, lest darkness(EB)overtake you.(EC) The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.36While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become(ED) sons of light.”

The Unbelief of the People

When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38(EE) so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

(EF) “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us,
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39Therefore they(EG) could not believe. For again Isaiah said,
40(EH) “He has blinded their eyes
and(EI) hardened their heart,
lest they see with their eyes,
and understand with their heart, and turn,
and I would heal them.”

41Isaiah said these things because(EJ) he saw his glory and(EK) spoke of him. 42Nevertheless,(EL)many even of the authorities believed in him, but(EM) for fear of the Pharisees they did not(EN)confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43(EO) for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

Jesus Came to Save the World

44And Jesus cried out and said, (EP) “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but(EQ) in him who sent me. 45And(ER) whoever(ES) sees me sees him who sent me. 46(ET) I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47If anyone(EU)hears my words and does not keep them,(EV) I do not judge him; for(EW) I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48(EX) The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge;(EY) the word that I have spoken will judge him(EZ) on the last day.49For(FA) I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father(FB) who sent me has himself given me(FC) a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 11:6 Greek he; also verse 17
  2. John 11:16 Greek Didymus
  3. John 11:18 Greek fifteen stadia; a stadionwas about 607 feet or 185 meters
  4. John 11:25 Some manuscripts omit and the life
  5. John 11:56 Greek were seeking for
  6. John 12:3 Greek litra; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams
  7. John 12:5 A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
  8. John 12:7 Or Leave her alone; she intended to keep it
  9. John 12:9 Greek he
Cross references:

  1. John 11:1 : Luke 10:38, 39
  2. John 11:2 : John 12:3
  3. John 11:3 : John 11:5, 11, 36
  4. John 11:4 : John 11:11; Matt 9:24
  5. John 11:4 : John 11:40; John 9:3; 13:31
  6. John 11:5 : John 11:3
  7. John 11:6 : John 2:4; 7:6, 8
  8. John 11:7 : John 10:40
  9. John 11:8 : John 1:38
  10. John 11:8 : John 8:59; 10:31
  11. John 11:9 : Luke 13:33
  12. John 11:9 : John 9:4; 1 John 2:10
  13. John 11:10 : Jer 13:16
  14. John 11:11 : Matt 27:52
  15. John 11:16 : John 14:5; 20:24, 26-28; 21:2; Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13
  16. John 11:16 : John 13:37
  17. John 11:17 : John 11:39
  18. John 11:19 : John 11:31; Job 2:11
  19. John 11:20 : Luke 10:38, 39
  20. John 11:21 : John 11:32
  21. John 11:21 : John 11:37
  22. John 11:22 : John 11:42; John 9:31
  23. John 11:24 : John 11:39
  24. John 11:24 : John 5:29; Luke 14:14; John 6:39
  25. John 11:25 : John 5:21; 6:40, 44; 1 Cor 15:21
  26. John 11:25 : John 14:6; John 6:57; Col 3:4; John 1:4
  27. John 11:25 : John 12:25
  28. John 11:25 : John 3:36
  29. John 11:26 : John 6:50, 51; 8:51
  30. John 11:27 : John 6:69; 20:31; 1 John 5:1, 5; John 8:24; 13:19; 1 John 4:16
  31. John 11:27 : Matt 16:16
  32. John 11:27 : John 6:14; Matt 11:3
  33. John 11:28 : Matt 26:18; Mark 14:14; Luke 22:11; John 13:13
  34. John 11:31 : John 11:19
  35. John 11:32 : John 11:21
  36. John 11:33 : John 11:38; Mark 14:5 (Gk)
  37. John 11:33 : John 12:27; 13:21
  38. John 11:35 : Luke 19:41
  39. John 11:36 : John 11:3
  40. John 11:37 : John 9:6, 7
  41. John 11:37 : John 11:21, 32
  42. John 11:38 : John 11:33
  43. John 11:38 : Isa 22:16
  44. John 11:38 : John 20:1; Matt 27:60; Mark 15:46; Luke 24:2
  45. John 11:39 : John 11:17
  46. John 11:40 : John 11:25, 26
  47. John 11:40 : John 11:4; Rom 6:4
  48. John 11:41 : John 17:1
  49. John 11:42 : John 11:22; Matt 26:53
  50. John 11:42 : John 12:29, 30
  51. John 11:42 : John 17:8, 21; John 3:17
  52. John 11:44 : John 5:28, 29
  53. John 11:44 : John 19:40
  54. John 11:44 : John 20:7
  55. John 11:45 : John 12:11; Acts 9:42
  56. John 11:45 : John 11:19
  57. John 11:45 : John 2:23
  58. John 11:47 : Matt 26:3
  59. John 11:47 : Matt 5:22
  60. John 11:47 : John 12:19; Acts 4:16
  61. John 11:48 : John 6:15; 18:36, 37
  62. John 11:48 : Acts 21:28
  63. John 11:49 : Matt 26:3
  64. John 11:49 : John 11:51; John 18:13
  65. John 11:50 : John 18:14
  66. John 11:51 : John 11:49
  67. John 11:51 : Exodus 28:30; Num 27:21; 1 Sam 23:9; 30:7; Ezra 2:63; Neh 7:65
  68. John 11:52 : Isa 49:6; 1 John 2:2
  69. John 11:52 : John 10:16
  70. John 11:53 : John 7:1
  71. John 11:54 : John 7:1, 4
  72. John 11:55 : John 6:4
  73. John 11:55 : Luke 2:42
  74. John 11:55 : 2 Chr 30:17, 18; John 18:28; Acts 21:24
  75. John 11:56 : John 7:11
  76. John 12:1 : John 12:12, 20; John 11:55
  77. John 12:1 : For John 12:1-8, Matt 26:6-11; Mark 14:3-8
  78. John 12:1 : John 11:1
  79. John 12:2 : Luke 10:38, 40
  80. John 12:3 : Luke 7:37, 38
  81. John 12:5 : John 13:29
  82. John 12:6 : John 12:5
  83. John 12:9 : John 11:44
  84. John 12:10 : Luke 16:31
  85. John 12:11 : John 12:18; John 11:45
  86. John 12:12 : For John 12:12-15, Matt 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-10; Luke 19:35-38
  87. John 12:13 : Rev 7:9
  88. John 12:13 : Psalm 118:25, 26
  89. John 12:13 : John 5:43
  90. John 12:13 : John 1:49
  91. John 12:15 : Zech 9:9
  92. John 12:16 : John 13:7; Mark 9:32
  93. John 12:16 : John 12:23; John 7:39
  94. John 12:16 : John 2:22
  95. John 12:17 : Luke 19:37
  96. John 12:18 : John 12:9-11
  97. John 12:19 : John 11:47
  98. John 12:19 : John 3:26
  99. John 12:20 : 1 Kgs 8:41-43; Acts 8:27
  100. John 12:20 : Acts 17:4; Mark 7:26; John 7:35
  101. John 12:21 : John 1:44
  102. John 12:22 : Mark 13:3
  103. John 12:23 : John 17:1; John 12:27; John 13:31, 32; Mark 14:41; John 2:4
  104. John 12:23 : John 12:16
  105. John 12:24 : 1 Cor 15:36
  106. John 12:25 : Matt 10:39
  107. John 12:25 : John 11:25
  108. John 12:25 : Luke 14:26
  109. John 12:26 : John 8:12; 21:18
  110. John 12:26 : John 14:3; 17:24; 2 Cor 5:8; 1 Thess 4:17
  111. John 12:26 : John 14:21, 23; 16:27
  112. John 12:26 : 1 Sam 2:30; Psalm 91:15
  113. John 12:27 : John 11:33; 13:21; Luke 22:44
  114. John 12:27 : Mark 14:35; Heb 5:7
  115. John 12:27 : John 12:23
  116. John 12:27 : John 18:37
  117. John 12:28 : Matt 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; 2 Pet 1:17
  118. John 12:29 : Acts 23:9
  119. John 12:30 : John 11:42
  120. John 12:31 : John 16:11; John 16:33
  121. John 12:31 : John 14:30; 2 Cor 4:4; Eph 2:2; 6:12; Matt 13:19; Luke 4:6; 1 John 4:4; 5:19
  122. John 12:31 : Luke 10:18; Col 2:15; 1 John 3:8
  123. John 12:32 : John 3:14; 8:28
  124. John 12:32 : John 6:44
  125. John 12:32 : Rom 5:18; 8:32; 2 Cor 5:15; 1 Tim 2:6; Heb 2:9; 1 John 2:2
  126. John 12:33 : John 18:32
  127. John 12:34 : Psalm 89:4; 110:4; Isa 9:7; Ezek 37:25; Luke 1:33
  128. John 12:34 : John 12:32
  129. John 12:35 : John 12:46; John 1:4, 9; 8:12
  130. John 12:35 : John 7:33
  131. John 12:35 : Jer 13:16; Eph 5:8
  132. John 12:35 : 1 Thess 5:4
  133. John 12:35 : Isa 9:2; 1 John 1:6; 2:11; John 11:10
  134. John 12:36 : Luke 10:6
  135. John 12:38 : Matt 1:22
  136. John 12:38 : Rom 10:16; Isa 53:1
  137. John 12:39 : John 5:44
  138. John 12:40 : Isa 6:10; Matt 13:14, 15
  139. John 12:40 : Mark 6:52
  140. John 12:41 : Isa 6:1
  141. John 12:41 : John 5:46
  142. John 12:42 : John 3:1; John 7:48
  143. John 12:42 : John 7:13
  144. John 12:42 : John 9:22
  145. John 12:43 : John 5:44
  146. John 12:44 : John 13:20; Matt 10:40
  147. John 12:44 : John 14:1; John 5:24; 1 Pet 1:21
  148. John 12:45 : John 14:9
  149. John 12:45 : John 6:40
  150. John 12:46 : John 12:35, 36; John 1:4, 5, 9; 8:12
  151. John 12:47 : John 3:36
  152. John 12:47 : John 8:15
  153. John 12:47 : John 3:17; 4:42
  154. John 12:48 : Luke 10:16
  155. John 12:48 : Deut 18:18, 19
  156. John 12:48 : Rom 2:16
  157. John 12:49 : John 5:19, 30
  158. John 12:49 : John 3:17
  159. John 12:49 : John 15:10
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Friday, March 30th, 2012

38. Lenten Bible reading

John 9-10

John 9

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

1As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him,(A) “Rabbi,(B)who sinned,(C) this man or(D) his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but(E) that the works of God might be displayed in him.4We must(F) work the works of him who sent me(G) while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world,(H) I am the light of the world.” 6Having said these things,(I) he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva.(J) Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7and said to him, “Go, wash in(K) the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and(L) came back seeing. 8The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying,(M) “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11He answered,(N)“The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” 12They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”

13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.14(O) Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15(P) So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not(Q) from God,(R) for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said,(S) “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And(T) there was a division among them. 17So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said,(U) “He is a prophet.”

18(V) The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22(His parents said these things(W) because they feared the Jews, for(X) the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should(Y)confess Jesus[a] to be Christ,(Z) he was to be put out of the synagogue.) 23Therefore his parents said,(AA) “He is of age; ask him.”

24So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him,(AB) “Give glory to God. We know that(AC) this man is a sinner.” 25He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I(AD) was blind, now I see.” 26They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27He answered them,(AE) “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but(AF) we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man,(AG) we do not know where he comes from.” 30The man answered, “Why, this is(AH) an amazing thing!(AI)You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that(AJ) God does not listen to sinners, but(AK) if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 32Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33(AL) If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34They answered him,(AM)“You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they(AN) cast him out.

35Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in(AO)the Son of Man?”[b] 36He answered,(AP) “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and(AQ) it is he who is speaking to you.” 38He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39Jesus said, (AR) “For judgment I came into this world,(AS) that those who do not see may see, and(AT) those who see may become blind.” 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him,(AU)“Are we also blind?” 41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind,(AV) you would have no guilt;[c] but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.

John 10

I Am the Good Shepherd

1“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.2But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5(AW) A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6This figure of speech Jesus(AX) used with them, but they(AY) did not understand what he was saying to them. 7So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,(AZ) I am the door of the sheep. 8All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the door. If anyone enters by me,(BA) he will be saved and will go in and out and(BB) find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and(BC) kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11(BD) I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd(BE) lays down his life for the sheep. 12He who is(BF) a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and(BG) leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and(BH) scatters them. 13He flees because(BI) he is a hired hand and(BJ) cares nothing for the sheep. 14(BK) I am the good shepherd.(BL) I know my own and(BM)my own know me, 15(BN) just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and(BO) I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And(BP) I have other sheep that are not of this fold.(BQ) I must bring them also, and(BR) they will listen to my voice. So there will be(BS) one flock,(BT) one shepherd.17(BU) For this reason the Father loves me,(BV)because(BW) I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18(BX) No one takes it from me, but(BY) I lay it down(BZ) of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and(CA) I have authority to take it up again.(CB) This charge I have received from my Father.”

19(CC) There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. 20Many of them said,(CD) “He has a demon, and(CE) is insane; why listen to him?” 21Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon.(CF)Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

I and the Father Are One

22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple,(CG) in the colonnade of Solomon. 24So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are(CH) the Christ,(CI) tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe.(CJ) The works that I do(CK) in my Father’s name bear witness about me,26but(CL) you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. 27(CM) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28(CN) I give them eternal life, and(CO) they will never perish, and(CP) no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father,(CQ) who has given them to me,[d](CR) is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of(CS) the Father’s hand. 30(CT)I and the Father are one.” 31(CU) The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but(CV) for blasphemy, because you, being a man,(CW) make yourself God.” 34Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in(CX) your Law,(CY) ‘I said, you are gods’? 35If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be(CZ) broken— 36do you say of him whom(DA) the Father consecrated and(DB) sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because(DC) I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37(DD) If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38but if I do them,(DE) even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that(DF) the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39(DG) Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.

40He went away again across the Jordan to the place(DH) where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but(DI)everything that John said about this man was true.” 42And(DJ) many believed in him there.

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 9:22 Greek him
  2. John 9:35 Some manuscripts the Son of God
  3. John 9:41 Greek you would not have sin
  4. John 10:29 Some manuscripts What my Father has given to me
Cross references:

  1. John 9:2 : John 1:38
  2. John 9:2 : Luke 13:2, 4
  3. John 9:2 : John 9:34
  4. John 9:2 : Exodus 20:5
  5. John 9:3 : John 11:4
  6. John 9:4 : John 4:34
  7. John 9:4 : John 11:9; 12:35; Rom 13:12; Gal 6:10
  8. John 9:5 : John 1:4, 5, 9; 8:12
  9. John 9:6 : Mark 7:33; 8:23
  10. John 9:6 : Matt 9:29
  11. John 9:7 : Luke 13:4
  12. John 9:7 : John 11:37
  13. John 9:8 : Acts 3:2, 10
  14. John 9:11 : John 9:6, 7
  15. John 9:14 : John 5:9
  16. John 9:15 : John 9:10
  17. John 9:16 : John 7:29
  18. John 9:16 : Matt 12:2
  19. John 9:16 : John 9:33
  20. John 9:16 : John 7:43; 10:19
  21. John 9:17 : John 4:19; 6:14
  22. John 9:18 : John 9:22; John 9:13
  23. John 9:22 : John 7:13
  24. John 9:22 : John 7:45-52
  25. John 9:22 : Rom 10:9
  26. John 9:22 : John 12:42; 16:2
  27. John 9:23 : John 9:21
  28. John 9:24 : Josh 7:19; Jer 13:16; 1 Sam 6:5; Isa 42:12; Acts 12:23
  29. John 9:24 : John 9:16
  30. John 9:25 : John 9:18, 24
  31. John 9:27 : John 9:15
  32. John 9:28 : John 5:45
  33. John 9:29 : John 8:14
  34. John 9:30 : John 12:37
  35. John 9:30 : John 3:10
  36. John 9:31 : Job 27:9; Psalm 66:18; Prov 28:9
  37. John 9:31 : Psalm 34:15, 16; 145:19; Prov 15:20; James 5:16
  38. John 9:33 : John 9:16; John 1:21; 3:2
  39. John 9:34 : John 9:2
  40. John 9:34 : John 9:22
  41. John 9:35 : John 10:36
  42. John 9:36 : Rom 10:14
  43. John 9:37 : John 4:26
  44. John 9:39 : John 5:22
  45. John 9:39 : Matt 11:25; Luke 4:18
  46. John 9:39 : Matt 9:13; 13:13; Mark 4:12; 2 Cor 2:16
  47. John 9:40 : Rom 2:19
  48. John 9:41 : John 15:22, 24; John 19:11; 1 John 1:8
  49. John 10:5 : John 10:12, 13
  50. John 10:6 : John 9:40
  51. John 10:6 : Mark 9:32
  52. John 10:7 : John 10:9; John 14:6; Eph 2:18
  53. John 10:9 : John 5:34
  54. John 10:9 : Psalm 23:2; Ezek 34:14
  55. John 10:10 : Jer 23:1; Ezek 34:3
  56. John 10:11 : Isa 40:11; Ezek 34:12, 23; 37:24; Zech 13:7; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 2:25; 5:4; John 21:15-17; Psalm 23; Rev 7:17
  57. John 10:11 : John 10:15, 17; John 15:13; 1 John 3:16; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45
  58. John 10:12 : Ezek 34:2-6
  59. John 10:12 : Zech 11:17; 13:7
  60. John 10:12 : Jer 23:1-3
  61. John 10:13 : 1 Pet 5:2
  62. John 10:13 : Zech 11:16
  63. John 10:14 : John 10:11
  64. John 10:14 : John 10:27; Nah 1:7; 2 Tim 2:19
  65. John 10:14 : John 10:4
  66. John 10:15 : Matt 11:27
  67. John 10:15 : John 10:11
  68. John 10:16 : Isa 56:8
  69. John 10:16 : Ezek 34:11-13; Matt 8:11, 12; Eph 2:13-18; 1 Pet 2:25
  70. John 10:16 : John 5:25; 18:37; Acts 28:28
  71. John 10:16 : John 11:52; 12:32; 17:11, 21, 22
  72. John 10:16 : Ezek 34:23; 37:24
  73. John 10:17 : Phil 2:9; John 5:20
  74. John 10:17 : Isa 53:7, 8, 12; Heb 2:9
  75. John 10:17 : John 10:11
  76. John 10:18 : Matt 26:53
  77. John 10:18 : John 10:17
  78. John 10:18 : John 5:30
  79. John 10:18 : John 2:19; Phil 2:7
  80. John 10:18 : John 12:49; 14:31; 15:10
  81. John 10:19 : John 7:43; 9:16
  82. John 10:20 : John 7:20
  83. John 10:20 : Mark 3:21
  84. John 10:21 : Exodus 4:11; Psalm 146:8; John 9:33
  85. John 10:23 : Acts 3:11; 5:12
  86. John 10:24 : John 1:41
  87. John 10:24 : Matt 26:63; Luke 22:67
  88. John 10:25 : John 10:38; John 5:36
  89. John 10:25 : John 5:43
  90. John 10:26 : John 8:47
  91. John 10:27 : John 10:14, 16
  92. John 10:28 : 1 John 2:25; 5:11
  93. John 10:28 : John 17:12; 18:9
  94. John 10:28 : John 6:37
  95. John 10:29 : John 6:37; 17:2
  96. John 10:29 : John 14:28
  97. John 10:29 : Deut 32:39; Isa 49:2; 51:16
  98. John 10:30 : John 17:11, 22; John 5:19; 14:9
  99. John 10:31 : John 8:59
  100. John 10:33 : Lev 24:16; Matt 9:3
  101. John 10:33 : John 5:18
  102. John 10:34 : John 12:34; 15:25; 1 Cor 14:21
  103. John 10:34 : Psalm 82:6
  104. John 10:35 : Matt 5:17, 19
  105. John 10:36 : John 6:27
  106. John 10:36 : John 3:17
  107. John 10:36 : John 5:17, 18; John 10:30
  108. John 10:37 : John 15:24
  109. John 10:38 : John 10:25; John 14:11
  110. John 10:38 : John 14:10, 11, 20; 17:21, 23; John 8:29
  111. John 10:39 : John 7:30, 44
  112. John 10:40 : John 1:28
  113. John 10:41 : John 1:7, 29-34; 3:27-30; 5:33
  114. John 10:42 : John 7:31
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012

37. Lenten Bible reading

John 7-8

John 7

Jesus at the Feast of Booths

1After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because(A) the Jews[a]were seeking to kill him. 2Now(B)the Jews’ Feast of(C) Booths was at hand. 3(D) So his brothers[b]said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. 4For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things,(E) show yourself to the world.” 5(F) For not even(G) his brothers believed in him. 6Jesus said to them, (H) “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7The world cannot hate you, but(I) it hates me because I testify about it that(J)its works are evil. 8You go up to the feast. I am not[c] going up to this feast, for(K) my time has not yet fully come.” 9After saying this, he remained in Galilee. 10But after(L) his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11(M) The Jews(N) were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12And there was much(O) muttering about him among the people.(P)While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No,(Q) he is leading the people astray.”13Yet(R) for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

14About the middle of the feast Jesus went up(S) into the temple and began teaching. 15The Jews therefore(T) marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning,[d] when he has never studied?” 16So Jesus answered them, (U) “My teaching is not mine, but his(V) who sent me. 17(W) If anyone’s will is to do God’s[e]will,(X) he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I(Y) am speaking on my own authority. 18The one who speaks on his own authority(Z) seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19(AA) Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law.(AB) Why do you seek to kill me?” 20The crowd answered,(AC) “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?” 21Jesus answered them, “I did(AD) one work, and you all marvel at it. 22(AE)Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but(AF) from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken,(AG) are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well? 24(AH) Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Can This Be the Christ?

25Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom(AI) they seek to kill? 26And here he is,(AJ) speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that(AK) the authorities really know that this is the Christ?27But(AL) we know(AM) where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears,(AN) no one will know where he comes from.” 28So Jesus proclaimed,(AO) as he taught in the temple, (AP)“You know me, and you know where I come from? But(AQ) I have not come of my own accord.(AR) He who sent me is true,(AS) and him you do not know. 29(AT) I know him, for I come(AU) from him, and(AV) he sent me.” 30(AW)So they were seeking to arrest him, but(AX) no one laid a hand on him,(AY) because his hour had not yet come. 31Yet(AZ) many of the people believed in him. They said,(BA) “When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?”

Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

32The Pharisees heard the crowd(BB) muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent(BC) officers to arrest him. 33Jesus then said, (BD) “I will be with you a little longer, and then(BE) I am going to him who sent me.34(BF) You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come.” 35The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him?(BG) Does he intend to go to(BH) the Dispersion among(BI) the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36What does he mean by saying, (BJ) ‘You will seek me and you will not find me,’ and, ‘Where I am you cannot come’?”

Rivers of Living Water

37(BK) On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, (BL) “If anyone thirsts, let him(BM) come to me and drink.38Whoever believes in me,(BN) as[f] the Scripture has said,(BO) ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of(BP) living water.'” 39Now(BQ) this he said about the Spirit,(BR) whom those who believed in him were to receive,(BS) for as yet the Spirit had not been(BT) given,(BU) because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Division Among the People

40When they heard these words,(BV) some of the people said, “This really is(BW) the Prophet.”41Others said, “This is(BX) the Christ.” But some said,(BY) “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?42Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes(BZ) from the offspring of David, and comes(CA) from Bethlehem, the village(CB) where David was?” 43So there was(CC) a division among the people over him. 44(CD) Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. 45(CE) The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46The officers answered,(CF) “No one ever spoke like this man!” 47The Pharisees answered them,(CG) “Have you also been deceived? 48(CH) Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50(CI)Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51(CJ) “Does our law judge a man without first(CK) giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52They replied,(CL) “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that(CM) no prophet arises from Galilee.”

[The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11.][g]
The Woman Caught in Adultery

53[[They went each to his own house,

John 8

1but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2(CN)Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and(CO) he sat down and taught them. 3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst4they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5Now(CP) in the Law Moses commanded us(CQ) to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6This they said(CR)to test him,(CS) that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, (CT) “Let him who is without sin among you(CU) be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10Jesus stood up and said to her,”Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, (CV) “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on(CW) sin no more.”]]

I Am the Light of the World

12(CX) Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, (CY) “I am the light of the world. Whoever(CZ) follows me will not(DA) walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13So the Pharisees said to him,(DB)“You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself,(DC) my testimony is true, for I know(DD) where I came from and(DE)where I am going, but(DF) you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15(DG)You judge according to the flesh;(DH) I judge no one. 16Yet even if I do judge,(DI) my judgment is true, for(DJ) it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father[h] who sent me. 17(DK) In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true.18I am the one who bears witness about myself, and(DL) the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” 19They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, (DM) “You know neither me nor my Father.(DN) If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20These words he spoke in(DO) the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but(DP) no one arrested him, because(DQ)his hour had not yet come. 21So he said to them again, (DR) “I am going away, and(DS) you will seek me, and(DT) you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” 22So the Jews said,(DU) “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” 23He said to them, (DV) “You are from below; I am from above.(DW) You are of this world;(DX) I am not of this world. 24I told you that you(DY) would die in your sins, for(DZ) unless you believe that(EA) I am he you will die in your sins.” 25So they said to him,(EB) “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. 26I have much to say about you and much to judge, but(EC) he who sent me is true, and I declare(ED) to the world(EE)what I have heard from him.” 27They did not understand that(EF) he had been speaking to them about the Father. 28So Jesus said to them,”When you have(EG) lifted up the Son of Man,(EH)then you will know that(EI) I am he, and that(EJ) I do nothing on my own authority, but(EK) speak just as the Father taught me. 29And(EL) he who sent me is with me.(EM) He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” 30As he was saying these things,(EN) many believed in him.

The Truth Will Set You Free

31So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, (EO) “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32and you will(EP) know the truth, and the truth(EQ) will set you free.” 33They answered him,(ER) “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” 34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,(ES) everyone who commits sin is a slave[i] to sin. 35(ET) The slave does not remain in the house forever;(EU) the son remains forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet(EV)you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. 38(EW) I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard(EX) from your father.”

You Are of Your Father the Devil

39They answered him,(EY) “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, (EZ) “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40but now(FA) you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth(FB) that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.41You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him,(FC) “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have(FD) one Father—even God.”42Jesus said to them, (FE) “If God were your Father, you would love me, for(FF) I came from God and(FG) I am here.(FH) I came not of my own accord, but(FI) he sent me. 43(FJ) Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot(FK) bear to hear my word. 44(FL) You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.(FM) He was a murderer from the beginning, and(FN) has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him.(FO) When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.45But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47(FP)Whoever is of God hears the words of God.(FQ)The reason why you do not hear them is that(FR)you are not of God.”

Before Abraham Was, I Am

48The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and(FS) have a demon?” 49Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but(FT) I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50Yet(FU) I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51Truly, truly,(FV) I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never(FW) see death.”52The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon!(FX) Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet(FY) you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never(FZ) taste death.’ 53(GA) Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” 54Jesus answered, (GB) “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing.(GC) It is my Father who glorifies me,(GD) of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’[j] 55But(GE) you have not known him.(GF) I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be(GG) a liar(GH) like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. 56(GI) Your father Abraham(GJ) rejoiced(GK) that he would see my day.(GL) He saw it and was glad.” 57So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”[k] 58Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was,(GM) I am.” 59So(GN) they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 7:1 Or Judeans
  2. John 7:3 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 10
  3. John 7:8 Some manuscripts add yet
  4. John 7:15 Or this man knows his letters
  5. John 7:17 Greek his
  6. John 7:38 Or let him come to me, and let him who believes in me drink. As
  7. John 7:53 Some manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11; others add the passage here or after 7:36 or after 21:25 or after Luke 21:38, with variations in the text
  8. John 8:16 Some manuscripts he
  9. John 8:34 Greek bondservant; also verse 35
  10. John 8:54 Some manuscripts your God
  11. John 8:57 Some manuscripts has Abraham seen you?
Cross references:

  1. John 7:1 : John 5:18; 8:37, 40; 11:53
  2. John 7:2 : John 5:1; 6:4
  3. John 7:2 : Lev 23:34
  4. John 7:3 : John 7:5, 10; Matt 12:46
  5. John 7:4 : John 14:22; 18:20
  6. John 7:5 : Matt 13:57; Mark 3:21
  7. John 7:5 : John 7:3, 10
  8. John 7:6 : John 7:8, 30; John 2:4
  9. John 7:7 : John 15:18, 24
  10. John 7:7 : John 3:19; Col 1:21; 1 John 3:12
  11. John 7:8 : John 2:4
  12. John 7:10 : John 7:3, 5
  13. John 7:11 : John 7:1
  14. John 7:11 : John 11:56
  15. John 7:12 : John 7:32
  16. John 7:12 : John 7:40-43
  17. John 7:12 : John 7:47
  18. John 7:13 : John 19:38; 20:19; John 9:22; 12:42
  19. John 7:14 : John 7:28
  20. John 7:15 : John 7:46; Luke 2:47; 4:22; Acts 4:13
  21. John 7:16 : John 8:28; 12:49; 14:10, 24; John 3:34
  22. John 7:16 : John 3:17
  23. John 7:17 : John 8:31, 32; 14:21, 23
  24. John 7:17 : John 8:43; Psalm 25:9; Dan 12:10; Phil 3:15
  25. John 7:17 : John 5:30
  26. John 7:18 : John 5:41; 8:50
  27. John 7:19 : John 7:23; John 1:17
  28. John 7:19 : John 7:1
  29. John 7:20 : John 8:48, 52; 10:20; Matt 11:18; Mark 3:22; Luke 7:33
  30. John 7:21 : John 7:23; John 5:2-9
  31. John 7:22 : Lev 12:3
  32. John 7:22 : Gen 17:10
  33. John 7:23 : John 5:16; Matt 12:2
  34. John 7:24 : John 8:15; Isa 11:3; 2 Cor 10:7; Deut 1:16, 17
  35. John 7:25 : John 7:1
  36. John 7:26 : John 18:20
  37. John 7:26 : John 7:48
  38. John 7:27 : John 6:42; 8:14, 19; 9:29
  39. John 7:27 : John 19:9
  40. John 7:27 : John 7:42
  41. John 7:28 : John 7:14
  42. John 7:28 : John 7:27
  43. John 7:28 : John 8:42; John 5:43
  44. John 7:28 : John 8:26
  45. John 7:28 : John 8:19; 15:21; John 4:22; 8:55
  46. John 7:29 : John 8:55; Matt 11:27
  47. John 7:29 : John 6:46; 9:16, 33; John 1:14
  48. John 7:29 : John 3:17
  49. John 7:30 : John 7:44; John 10:39; Matt 21:46
  50. John 7:30 : John 8:20
  51. John 7:30 : John 7:6
  52. John 7:31 : John 8:30; 10:42; 11:45; 12:11; John 2:23; 12:42; Matt 21:11
  53. John 7:31 : Matt 12:23
  54. John 7:32 : John 7:12
  55. John 7:32 : John 7:45, 46
  56. John 7:33 : John 12:35; 13:33; 14:19; 16:16-19
  57. John 7:33 : John 16:5
  58. John 7:34 : John 8:21; 13:33
  59. John 7:35 : John 8:22
  60. John 7:35 : James 1:1; 1 Pet 1:1; Isa 11:12; Zeph 3:10
  61. John 7:35 : John 12:20
  62. John 7:36 : John 7:34
  63. John 7:37 : Lev 23:36; Num 29:35; Neh 8:18
  64. John 7:37 : Isa 55:1; John 4:14
  65. John 7:37 : John 6:35
  66. John 7:38 : Isa 12:3; Ezek 47:1
  67. John 7:38 : John 4:14; Prov 18:4
  68. John 7:38 : John 4:10
  69. John 7:39 : Isa 44:3; 1 Cor 12:13; Gal 3:14
  70. John 7:39 : Joel 2:28; Acts 2:16-18; John 1:33; 20:22; Luke 24:49
  71. John 7:39 : Acts 2:4, 33
  72. John 7:39 : John 3:34; Luke 11:13
  73. John 7:39 : John 14:16, 17; 16:7
  74. John 7:40 : John 7:31
  75. John 7:40 : John 1:21; 6:14; Matt 21:11
  76. John 7:41 : John 7:26
  77. John 7:41 : John 7:52; John 1:46
  78. John 7:42 : Psalm 89:3, 4; Matt 1:1
  79. John 7:42 : Mic 5:2; Matt 2:1, 5; Luke 2:4
  80. John 7:42 : 1 Sam 16:1
  81. John 7:43 : John 9:16; 10:19; John 7:12
  82. John 7:44 : John 7:30
  83. John 7:45 : John 7:32
  84. John 7:46 : Matt 7:29
  85. John 7:47 : John 7:12
  86. John 7:48 : 1 Cor 1:20, 26; 2:8; John 12:42
  87. John 7:50 : John 3:1; 19:39
  88. John 7:51 : Deut 17:6; 19:15; Acts 23:3
  89. John 7:51 : Deut 1:16; Prov 18:13
  90. John 7:52 : John 7:41
  91. John 7:52 : 2 Kgs 14:25 with Josh 19:13
  92. John 8:2 : Luke 21:38
  93. John 8:2 : Matt 5:1; Luke 4:20
  94. John 8:5 : Lev 20:10; Deut 22:22
  95. John 8:5 : Deut 22:24; Ezek 16:38, 40
  96. John 8:6 : Matt 16:1; 19:3; 22:18, 35; Mark 8:11; 10:2; 12:15; Luke 10:25; 11:16
  97. John 8:6 : Luke 11:54
  98. John 8:7 : Rom 2:1, 22
  99. John 8:7 : Deut 17:7
  100. John 8:11 : John 8:15; John 3:17; Luke 12:14
  101. John 8:11 : John 5:14
  102. John 8:12 : John 7:37, 38
  103. John 8:12 : Psalm 36:9; Isa 42:6; 49:6; Mal 4:2; John 1:4, 9
  104. John 8:12 : John 12:26; 21:19
  105. John 8:12 : John 12:35
  106. John 8:13 : John 5:31
  107. John 8:14 : Rev 3:14
  108. John 8:14 : John 13:3; 16:28
  109. John 8:14 : John 8:21; John 7:33
  110. John 8:14 : John 7:28; 9:29
  111. John 8:15 : John 7:24; 1 Sam 16:7; Job 10:4
  112. John 8:15 : John 12:47; John 8:11
  113. John 8:16 : John 5:30
  114. John 8:16 : John 8:29; John 16:32
  115. John 8:17 : Num 35:30
  116. John 8:18 : John 5:37
  117. John 8:19 : John 8:55; John 16:3
  118. John 8:19 : John 14:7
  119. John 8:20 : Matt 27:6
  120. John 8:20 : John 7:30
  121. John 8:20 : John 7:8
  122. John 8:21 : John 14:28; John 14:2, 3; 16:7
  123. John 8:21 : John 7:34
  124. John 8:21 : John 8:24; Ezek 3:18; 33:8
  125. John 8:22 : John 7:35
  126. John 8:23 : John 8:44; John 3:31
  127. John 8:23 : 1 John 4:5
  128. John 8:23 : John 17:14, 16
  129. John 8:24 : John 8:21
  130. John 8:24 : John 16:9
  131. John 8:24 : Mark 13:6; Luke 21:8
  132. John 8:25 : John 1:19
  133. John 8:26 : John 3:33; 7:28; Rom 3:4
  134. John 8:26 : John 18:20
  135. John 8:26 : John 8:40; John 15:15; John 3:32; Rev 1:1
  136. John 8:27 : John 8:18, 26
  137. John 8:28 : John 3:14; 12:32, 34
  138. John 8:28 : John 16:8-11
  139. John 8:28 : John 8:24
  140. John 8:28 : John 5:30
  141. John 8:28 : John 7:16
  142. John 8:29 : John 8:16; John 16:32; Acts 10:38; John 10:38
  143. John 8:29 : John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38; 1 John 3:22
  144. John 8:30 : John 7:31
  145. John 8:31 : John 15:7, 8; 2 John 9
  146. John 8:32 : 2 John 1
  147. John 8:32 : John 8:36; Rom 6:18, 22; 8:2; 1 Cor 7:22; 2 Cor 3:17; Gal 5:1, 13; James 1:25; 2:12; 1 Pet 2:16
  148. John 8:33 : John 8:37, 39; Matt 3:9; Luke 19:9; Rom 9:7
  149. John 8:34 : Rom 6:16-20; Titus 3:3; 2 Pet 2:19
  150. John 8:35 : Gen 21:10; Gal 4:30
  151. John 8:35 : Luke 15:31
  152. John 8:37 : John 8:40; John 7:1
  153. John 8:38 : John 3:32; 5:19; 6:46
  154. John 8:38 : John 8:41, 44
  155. John 8:39 : John 8:33, 56
  156. John 8:39 : Gal 3:7, 9
  157. John 8:40 : John 8:37
  158. John 8:40 : John 8:26
  159. John 8:41 : Hos 2:4
  160. John 8:41 : Deut 32:6; Isa 63:16; 64:8; John 8:47
  161. John 8:42 : 1 John 5:1
  162. John 8:42 : 1 John 5:20; Heb 10:9
  163. John 8:42 : John 16:28; 17:8
  164. John 8:42 : John 7:28
  165. John 8:42 : John 3:17
  166. John 8:43 : John 7:17
  167. John 8:43 : Jer 6:10; 1 Cor 2:14
  168. John 8:44 : 1 John 3:8, 12; John 8:23; Matt 13:38
  169. John 8:44 : Gen 4:8, 9; 1 John 3:12, 15; Rom 5:12
  170. John 8:44 : 1 John 2:4
  171. John 8:44 : Gen 3:4; 2 Cor 11:3; Rev 12:9
  172. John 8:47 : John 18:37; 1 John 4:6
  173. John 8:47 : John 10:26
  174. John 8:47 : John 8:41
  175. John 8:48 : John 7:20
  176. John 8:49 : John 5:23; John 7:18
  177. John 8:50 : John 8:54; John 5:41
  178. John 8:51 : John 5:24; 11:26
  179. John 8:51 : Luke 2:26
  180. John 8:52 : Zech 1:5
  181. John 8:52 : John 8:51
  182. John 8:52 : Matt 16:28; Heb 2:9
  183. John 8:53 : John 4:12
  184. John 8:54 : John 8:50
  185. John 8:54 : John 13:32; 17:1; Acts 3:13; Heb 5:5; 2 Pet 1:17
  186. John 8:54 : John 8:41
  187. John 8:55 : John 8:19; John 7:28
  188. John 8:55 : John 7:29; Matt 11:27
  189. John 8:55 : 1 John 1:6
  190. John 8:55 : John 8:44
  191. John 8:56 : John 8:39
  192. John 8:56 : Matt 13:17
  193. John 8:56 : Luke 17:22
  194. John 8:56 : Heb 11:13
  195. John 8:58 : Exodus 3:14
  196. John 8:59 : John 10:31
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

36. Lenten Bible reading

John 5-6

John 5

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

1After this there was a(A) feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by(B) the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic[a] called Bethesda,[b]which has five roofed colonnades. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and(C) paralyzed.[c] 5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, (D) “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9(E) And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

(F) Now that day was the Sabbath. 10So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and(G) it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” 11But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.'” 12They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for(H) Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him,”See, you are well!(I) Sin no more,(J) that nothing worse may happen to you.” 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews(K)were persecuting Jesus,(L) because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

Jesus Is Equal with God

18This was why the Jews(M) were seeking all the more to kill him,(N) because not only was he(O)breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God(P) his own Father,(Q) making himself equal with God.

The Authority of the Son

19So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,(R) the Son(S) can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father[d] does, that the Son does likewise. 20For(T) the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And(U)greater works than these will he show him, so that(V) you may marvel. 21For as the Father(W)raises the dead and(X) gives them life, so(Y) also the Son gives life(Z) to whom he will. 22(AA) The Father judges no one, but(AB) has given all judgment to the Son, 23that all may honor the Son, just as they(AC) honor the Father.(AD)Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24Truly, truly, I say to you,(AE) whoever hears my word and(AF) believes him who sent me has eternal life. He(AG) does not come into judgment, but(AH) has passed from death to life. 25“Truly, truly, I say to you,(AI) an hour is coming, and is now here, when(AJ) the dead will hear(AK) the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26(AL) For as the Father has life in himself,(AM) so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27And he(AN) has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28Do not marvel at this, for(AO) an hour is coming when(AP) all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29and come out,(AQ) those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Witnesses to Jesus

30(AR) “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and(AS) my judgment is just, because(AT) I seek not my own will(AU) but the will of him who sent me. 31(AV) If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true.32There is(AW) another who bears witness about me, and(AX) I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. 33(AY) You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34Not that(AZ) the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.35He was a burning and(BA) shining lamp, and(BB)you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.36But(BC) the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For(BD) the works that the Father has given me(BE) to accomplish, the very works that I am doing,(BF) bear witness about me that(BG) the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me(BH) has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard,(BI) his form you have never seen, 38and(BJ) you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 39(BK) You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and(BL) it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet(BM) you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41(BN) I do not receive glory from people. 42But(BO) I know that you do not have(BP) the love of God within you.43I have come(BQ) in my Father’s name, and(BR)you do not receive me.(BS) If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and(BT) do not seek the glory that comes from(BU) the only God? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses,(BV) on whom you have set your hope. 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for(BW) he wrote of me.47But(BX) if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

John 6

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

1After this(BY) Jesus went away to the other side of(BZ) the Sea of Galilee, which is(CA) the Sea of Tiberias. 2And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. 3Jesus went up on(CB) the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. 4Now(CC) the Passover, the(CD) feast of the Jews, was at hand.5(CE) Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to(CF) Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” 6He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. 7(CG)Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii[e]would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8One of his disciples,(CH) Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9“There is a boy here who has five(CI) barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 10Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.”(CJ) Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. 11Jesus then took the loaves, and(CK) when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” 13So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. 14When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said,(CL) “This is indeed(CM) the Prophet(CN) who is to come into the world!” 15(CO) Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus(CP) withdrew again to(CQ) the mountain by himself.

Jesus Walks on Water

16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles,[f] they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20(CR) But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

I Am the Bread of Life

22On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only(CS) one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord(CT) had given thanks. 24(CU) So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and(CV) went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him,(CW) “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,(CX) you are seeking me, not because you saw(CY) signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27(CZ) Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for(DA) the food that endures to eternal life, which(DB) the Son of Man will give to you. For on(DC) him God the Father has(DD) set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing(DE) the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God,(DF) that you believe in him whom(DG) he has sent.” 30So they said to him,(DH) “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31(DI) Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written,(DJ) ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” 32Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is(DK) he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him,(DL) “Sir, give us this bread always.”

35Jesus said to them, (DM) “I am the bread of life;(DN) whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37(DO) All that(DP) the Father gives me will come to me, and(DQ) whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38For(DR) I have come down from heaven, not to do(DS) my own will but(DT) the will of him who sent me.39And(DU) this is the will of him who sent me,(DV)that I should lose nothing of(DW) all that he has given me, but(DX) raise it up on the last day.40For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who(DY) looks on the Son and(DZ) believes in him(EA) should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

41So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, (EB) “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said,(EC) “Is not this Jesus,(ED)the son of Joseph, whose father and mother(EE)we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them,”Do not grumble among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me(EF) draws him. And(EG) I will raise him up on the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets,(EH)‘And they will all be(EI) taught by God.’(EJ)Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 46(EK) not that anyone has seen the Father except(EL) he who is from God; he(EM) has seen the Father. 47Truly, truly, I say to you,(EN) whoever believes has eternal life. 48(EO) I am the bread of life. 49(EP) Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and(EQ) they died. 50(ER)This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it(ES) and not die. 51I am the living bread(ET) that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give(EU) for the life of the world is(EV) my flesh.”

52The Jews then(EW) disputed among themselves, saying,(EX) “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them,”Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of(EY) the Son of Man and drink his blood, you(EZ) have no life in you. 54Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood(FA) has eternal life, and(FB) I will raise him up on the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.56Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood(FC) abides in me, and I in him. 57As(FD) the living Father(FE) sent me, and(FF) I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58(FG) This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread[g]the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59Jesus[h] said these things in the synagogue, as he taught(FH) at Capernaum.

The Words of Eternal Life

60(FI) When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”61But Jesus,(FJ) knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see(FK) the Son of Man(FL)ascending to(FM) where he was before? 63(FN) It is the Spirit who gives life;(FO) the flesh is no help at all.(FP) The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But(FQ) there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus(FR) knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and(FS) who it was who would betray him.) 65And he said, “This is why I told you(FT)that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66(FU) After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67So Jesus said to(FV) the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have(FW) the words of eternal life, 69and(FX) we have believed, and have come to know, that(FY) you are(FZ) the Holy One of God.” 70Jesus answered them, (GA) “Did I not choose you,(GB) the Twelve? And yet one of you is(GC) a devil.” 71He spoke of Judas(GD) the son of Simon Iscariot, for(GE) he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 5:2 Or Hebrew
  2. John 5:2 Some manuscripts Bethsaida
  3. John 5:3 Some manuscripts insert, wholly or in part, waiting for the moving of the water;for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water: whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had
  4. John 5:19 Greek he
  5. John 6:7 A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
  6. John 6:19 Greek twenty-five or thirty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  7. John 6:58 Greek lacks the bread
  8. John 6:59 Greek He
Cross references:

  1. John 5:1 : John 6:4
  2. John 5:2 : Neh 3:1, 32; 12:39
  3. John 5:3 : Matt 12:10
  4. John 5:8 : Matt 9:6, 7; Mark 2:9, 11, 12; Luke 5:24, 25
  5. John 5:9 : John 5:8
  6. John 5:9 : John 9:14
  7. John 5:10 : Exodus 20:10; Neh 13:19; Jer 17:21, 22; John 7:23; 9:16; Matt 12:2; Mark 2:24; 3:4; Luke 6:2; 13:14
  8. John 5:13 : John 6:15
  9. John 5:14 : John 8:11
  10. John 5:14 : Ezra 9:14
  11. John 5:16 : John 15:20; Acts 9:4, 5
  12. John 5:16 : John 7:23; 9:16
  13. John 5:18 : John 7:1
  14. John 5:18 : John 10:33
  15. John 5:18 : John 5:16
  16. John 5:18 : Rom 8:32
  17. John 5:18 : Phil 2:6
  18. John 5:19 : John 5:30
  19. John 5:19 : John 16:13
  20. John 5:20 : John 3:35; 10:17; 15:9, 10; 17:23-26; Matt 3:17
  21. John 5:20 : John 14:12
  22. John 5:20 : John 7:21
  23. John 5:21 : Deut 32:39; 2 Cor 1:9
  24. John 5:21 : Rom 4:17; 8:11
  25. John 5:21 : John 6:33; 11:25; 1 Cor 15:45
  26. John 5:21 : Rom 9:18
  27. John 5:22 : Acts 17:31
  28. John 5:22 : John 5:27; John 9:39; Acts 10:42; John 3:17; John 17:2
  29. John 5:23 : John 8:49
  30. John 5:23 : Luke 10:16; John 15:23; 1 John 2:23
  31. John 5:24 : John 8:51
  32. John 5:24 : John 20:31; 1 John 5:9-13; John 3:15, 36; 12:44
  33. John 5:24 : John 3:18; John 5:29
  34. John 5:24 : 1 John 3:14
  35. John 5:25 : John 4:21, 23
  36. John 5:25 : Eph 2:1, 5
  37. John 5:25 : John 11:43
  38. John 5:26 : John 6:57
  39. John 5:26 : John 1:4; 17:2
  40. John 5:27 : John 5:22
  41. John 5:28 : John 5:25
  42. John 5:28 : John 11:24; 1 Cor 15:52; John 11:44, 45
  43. John 5:29 : Dan 12:2
  44. John 5:30 : John 5:19; John 8:28; 14:10
  45. John 5:30 : John 8:16
  46. John 5:30 : John 4:34; 6:38; John 7:18; Rom 15:3
  47. John 5:30 : Matt 26:39
  48. John 5:31 : John 8:13, 14, 18, 54; 18:21
  49. John 5:32 : John 5:37
  50. John 5:32 : John 7:28, 29
  51. John 5:33 : John 1:7, 19
  52. John 5:34 : 1 John 5:9
  53. John 5:35 : 2 Pet 1:19
  54. John 5:35 : Matt 13:20; 21:26
  55. John 5:36 : John 5:34
  56. John 5:36 : John 10:25, 38; 14:11; 15:24; John 2:23; Matt 11:4
  57. John 5:36 : John 4:34
  58. John 5:36 : John 3:2
  59. John 5:36 : John 3:17
  60. John 5:37 : John 8:18; Matt 3:17
  61. John 5:37 : John 1:18
  62. John 5:38 : 1 John 2:14; 4:13, 14; 5:10
  63. John 5:39 : Acts 17:11; 2 Tim 3:15
  64. John 5:39 : Luke 24:27
  65. John 5:40 : John 5:43; John 3:19; 7:17; Matt 23:37; Luke 13:34
  66. John 5:41 : John 5:34; Matt 6:1, 2; 1 Thess 2:6
  67. John 5:42 : John 2:24, 25
  68. John 5:42 : Luke 11:42; Jude 21
  69. John 5:43 : John 10:25; 12:13; 17:12
  70. John 5:43 : John 1:11; 3:11, 32
  71. John 5:43 : Matt 24:5
  72. John 5:44 : Rom 2:29
  73. John 5:44 : John 17:3
  74. John 5:45 : John 9:28, 29; Rom 2:17
  75. John 5:46 : John 5:47; Num 21:9; Deut 18:15; Luke 24:27; John 12:41
  76. John 5:47 : Luke 16:31
  77. John 6:1 : For John 6:1-13, Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:32-44; Luke 9:10-17
  78. John 6:1 : Matt 4:18
  79. John 6:1 : John 21:1
  80. John 6:3 : John 6:15
  81. John 6:4 : John 2:13; 11:55; Exodus 12
  82. John 6:4 : John 5:1; 7:2
  83. John 6:5 : Luke 6:20
  84. John 6:5 : John 1:44
  85. John 6:7 : Mark 6:37
  86. John 6:8 : John 1:40, 44
  87. John 6:9 : 2 Kgs 4:42, 43
  88. John 6:10 : Mark 6:39
  89. John 6:11 : John 6:23; Matt 15:36
  90. John 6:14 : John 4:19
  91. John 6:14 : John 1:21; 7:40; Matt 21:11
  92. John 6:14 : John 11:27; Matt 11:3
  93. John 6:15 : John 12:12-15
  94. John 6:15 : For John 6:15-21, Matt 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-51; Matt 8:18
  95. John 6:15 : John 6:3
  96. John 6:20 : Luke 24:38, 39
  97. John 6:22 : John 21:8
  98. John 6:23 : John 6:11
  99. John 6:24 : For John 6:24, 25, Matt 14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56
  100. John 6:24 : John 6:17, 59
  101. John 6:25 : John 1:38
  102. John 6:26 : John 6:24
  103. John 6:26 : John 6:2
  104. John 6:27 : Isa 55:2
  105. John 6:27 : John 6:35, 50, 51, 54, 58
  106. John 6:27 : Dan 7:13
  107. John 6:27 : John 5:36, 37; 10:36
  108. John 6:27 : Ezek 9:4; Rom 4:11; 1 Cor 9:2; 2 Tim 2:19; John 3:33
  109. John 6:28 : 1 Cor 15:58; Rev 2:26
  110. John 6:29 : 1 John 3:23
  111. John 6:29 : John 3:17
  112. John 6:30 : Matt 12:38
  113. John 6:31 : John 6:49, 58; Exodus 16:15; Num 11:7-9
  114. John 6:31 : Neh 9:15; Psalm 78:24, 25; 105:40; 1 Cor 10:3
  115. John 6:33 : John 6:50
  116. John 6:34 : John 4:15, 33
  117. John 6:35 : John 6:41, 48, 51; John 6:58
  118. John 6:35 : John 4:14; 7:37; John 5:40; Matt 11:28; Rev 7:16
  119. John 6:37 : John 6:39; John 17:2
  120. John 6:37 : John 10:29; 17:6, 9, 24
  121. John 6:37 : John 10:28; 17:12
  122. John 6:38 : John 3:13
  123. John 6:38 : John 5:30
  124. John 6:38 : John 4:34
  125. John 6:39 : John 10:28, 29; Matt 18:14
  126. John 6:39 : John 17:12; 18:9
  127. John 6:39 : John 6:37
  128. John 6:39 : John 6:40, 44, 54; John 11:25; 1 Cor 6:14
  129. John 6:40 : John 12:45; 14:17, 19
  130. John 6:40 : John 6:47; John 3:15, 16
  131. John 6:40 : John 6:27, 54; John 4:14
  132. John 6:41 : John 6:33, 35, 38
  133. John 6:42 : Matt 13:55
  134. John 6:42 : John 1:45
  135. John 6:42 : John 7:27, 28
  136. John 6:44 : John 12:32; Jer 31:3; Hos 11:4; John 6:65; John 4:23
  137. John 6:44 : John 6:39
  138. John 6:45 : Isa 54:13; Jer 31:33, 34; Heb 8:10, 11
  139. John 6:45 : 1 Cor 2:13; 1 Thess 4:9; 1 John 2:20
  140. John 6:45 : John 6:37
  141. John 6:46 : John 1:18
  142. John 6:46 : John 7:29
  143. John 6:46 : John 3:32; 8:38
  144. John 6:47 : John 3:36
  145. John 6:48 : John 6:35
  146. John 6:49 : John 6:31
  147. John 6:49 : John 6:58
  148. John 6:50 : John 6:33
  149. John 6:50 : John 6:51, 58
  150. John 6:51 : John 3:13
  151. John 6:51 : John 6:57; Luke 22:19
  152. John 6:51 : John 6:53-56; John 1:14
  153. John 6:52 : John 9:16; 10:19
  154. John 6:52 : John 6:60; John 3:9
  155. John 6:53 : John 6:27
  156. John 6:53 : John 20:31
  157. John 6:54 : John 6:40
  158. John 6:54 : John 6:39
  159. John 6:56 : John 15:4, 5; 1 John 3:24; 4:13, 15, 16
  160. John 6:57 : John 5:26; Matt 16:16
  161. John 6:57 : John 3:17
  162. John 6:57 : John 11:25; Rev 1:18
  163. John 6:58 : John 6:31, 33, 49-51
  164. John 6:59 : John 6:24
  165. John 6:60 : John 6:66; John 6:64
  166. John 6:61 : John 2:24, 25
  167. John 6:62 : John 6:27
  168. John 6:62 : Mark 16:19
  169. John 6:62 : John 17:5; John 3:13
  170. John 6:63 : 1 Cor 15:45; 2 Cor 3:6
  171. John 6:63 : John 3:6
  172. John 6:63 : John 6:68
  173. John 6:64 : John 6:66
  174. John 6:64 : John 6:61
  175. John 6:64 : John 6:71; John 13:11
  176. John 6:65 : John 6:44, 45; John 3:27
  177. John 6:66 : John 6:60, 64
  178. John 6:67 : John 6:70, 71
  179. John 6:68 : Acts 5:20; John 12:50; 17:8
  180. John 6:69 : John 11:27; 1 John 4:16
  181. John 6:69 : John 1:49
  182. John 6:69 : Mark 1:24
  183. John 6:70 : John 13:18
  184. John 6:70 : John 6:67
  185. John 6:70 : John 13:2, 27; 17:12
  186. John 6:71 : John 13:26
  187. John 6:71 : John 6:64, 67
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

35. Lenten Bible reading

John 3-4

John 3

You Must Be Born Again

1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named(A)Nicodemus,(B) a ruler of the Jews. 2This man came to Jesus[a](C) by night and said to him,(D) “Rabbi,(E) we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do(F) unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is(G) born(H) again[b]he cannot(I) see the kingdom of God.” 4Nicodemus 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?” 5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born(J) of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6(K)That which is born of the flesh is(L) flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.[c] 7(M)Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You[d] must be born(N)again.’ 8(O) The wind[e] blows(P)where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9Nicodemus said to him,(Q)“How can these things be?”10Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel(R) and yet you do not understand these things? 11Truly, truly, I say to you,(S) we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you[f] do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13(T) No one has(U) ascended into heaven except(V) he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.[g] 14And(W) as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man(X) be lifted up, 15that whoever believes(Y) in him(Z) may have eternal life.[h]

For God So Loved the World

16“For(AA) God so loved(AB) the world,[i](AC) that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not(AD) perish but have eternal life.17For(AE) God did not send his Son into the world(AF) to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18(AG)Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not(AH) believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19(AI) And this is the judgment:(AJ) the light has come into the world, and(AK) people loved the darkness rather than the light because(AL) their works were evil. 20(AM)For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light,(AN) lest his works should be exposed. 21But whoever(AO) does what is true(AP) comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

John the Baptist Exalts Christ

22After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and(AQ) was baptizing. 23John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized 24(for(AR) John had not yet been put in prison). 25Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over(AS) purification.26And they came to John and said to him,(AT)“Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan,(AU) to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and(AV) all are going to him.” 27John answered,(AW) “A person cannot receive even one thing(AX) unless it is given him(AY) from heaven.28You yourselves bear me witness, that I said,(AZ)‘I am not the Christ, but(BA) I have been sent before him.’ 29(BB) The one who has the bride is the bridegroom.(BC) The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him,(BD)rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. 30(BE)He must increase, but I must decrease.”[j]

31(BF) He who comes from above(BG) is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and(BH) speaks in an earthly way.(BI) He who comes from heaven is above all. 32(BJ) He bears witness to what he has seen and heard,(BK) yet no one receives his testimony. 33Whoever receives his testimony(BL) sets his seal to this,(BM)that God is true. 34For he whom(BN) God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit(BO) without measure. 35(BP) The Father loves the Son and(BQ) has given all things into his hand.36(BR) Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life;(BS) whoever does not obey the Son shall not(BT) see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 4

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

1Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and(BU) baptizing more disciples than John 2(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3he left Judea and departed(BV) again for Galilee. 4(BW)And he had to pass through Samaria. 5So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field(BX) that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus,(BY)wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.[k] 7A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, (BZ) “Give me a drink.” 8(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” ((CA) For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her,”If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you(CB)living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12(CC)Are you greater than our father Jacob?(CD) He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but(CE) whoever drinks of the water that I will give him(CF) will never be thirsty again.[l] The water that I will give him will become(CG) in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir,(CH)give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

16Jesus said to her, “Go,(CI) call your husband, and come here.” 17The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that(CJ) you are(CK) a prophet. 20(CL) Our fathers worshiped on(CM) this mountain, but you say that(CN) in Jerusalem is(CO) the place where people ought to worship.” 21Jesus said to her, (CP)“Woman, believe me,(CQ) the hour is coming when(CR) neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22(CS) You worship what you do not know;(CT) we worship what we know, for(CU) salvation is from the Jews.23But(CV) the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father(CW) in spirit and(CX) truth, for the Father(CY)is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25The woman said to him, “I know that(CZ) Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes,(DA) he will tell us all things.” 26Jesus said to her, (DB) “I who speak to you am he.”

27Just then(DC) his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29“Come, see a man(DD) who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30They went out of the town and were coming to him.

31Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying,(DE) “Rabbi, eat.” 32But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”33So the disciples said to one another,(DF) “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34Jesus said to them, (DG) “My food is(DH) to do the will of him who sent me and(DI) to accomplish his work.35Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that(DJ) the fields are white for harvest. 36Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that(DK) sower and(DL) reaper(DM) may rejoice together. 37For here the saying holds true,(DN) ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38I sent you to reap(DO) that for which you did not labor. Others have labored,(DP) and you have entered into their labor.”

39Many Samaritans(DQ) from that town believed in him(DR) because of(DS) the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41And many more believed(DT) because of his word.42They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves,(DU) and we know that this is indeed(DV) the Savior(DW) of the world.”

43After(DX) the two days he departed for Galilee.44(For Jesus himself had testified(DY) that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.)45So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him,(DZ) having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For(EA) they too had gone to the feast.

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

46So he came again to(EB) Cana in Galilee,(EC)where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47When this man heard that Jesus(ED) had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48So Jesus said to him,(EE) “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” 49The official said to him, “Sir, come down(EF) before my child dies.” 50Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. 51As he was going down, his servants[m]met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour[n] the fever left him.” 53The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed,(EG) and all his household.54(EH) This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 3:2 Greek him
  2. John 3:3 Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean bothagain and from above; also verse 7
  3. John 3:6 The same Greek word means bothwind and spirit
  4. John 3:7 The Greek for you is plural here
  5. John 3:8 The same Greek word means bothwind and spirit
  6. John 3:11 The Greek for you is plural here; also four times in verse 12
  7. John 3:13 Some manuscripts add who is in heaven
  8. John 3:15 Some interpreters hold that the quotation ends at verse 15
  9. John 3:16 Or For this is how God loved the world
  10. John 3:30 Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36
  11. John 4:6 That is, about noon
  12. John 4:14 Greek forever
  13. John 4:51 Greek bondservants
  14. John 4:52 That is, at 1 p.m.
Cross references:

  1. John 3:1 : John 7:50; 19:39
  2. John 3:1 : Luke 24:20
  3. John 3:2 : John 12:42
  4. John 3:2 : John 1:38
  5. John 3:2 : John 9:29; Matt 22:16
  6. John 3:2 : Acts 10:38; John 5:36; 9:33; Acts 2:22
  7. John 3:3 : John 1:13
  8. John 3:3 : 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 6:15; 1 Pet 1:3, 23
  9. John 3:3 : John 3:36
  10. John 3:5 : Ezek 36:25-27; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Eph 5:26; Titus 3:5; Heb 10:22
  11. John 3:6 : 1 Cor 15:50
  12. John 3:6 : John 6:63
  13. John 3:7 : John 5:28
  14. John 3:7 : John 3:3
  15. John 3:8 : Eccles 11:5; Ezek 37:9
  16. John 3:8 : 1 Cor 12:11
  17. John 3:9 : John 6:52, 60
  18. John 3:10 : John 9:30
  19. John 3:11 : John 3:32
  20. John 3:13 : Prov 30:4; Acts 2:34; Eph 4:9
  21. John 3:13 : John 7:34
  22. John 3:13 : John 3:31; John 6:38, 42, 62; 1 Cor 15:47; Rom 10:6
  23. John 3:14 : Num 21:9
  24. John 3:14 : John 8:28; 12:32, 34
  25. John 3:15 : John 15:4; 16:33; 1 John 5:12, 20
  26. John 3:15 : John 3:36
  27. John 3:16 : Rom 5:8; Eph 2:4; 2 Thess 2:16; 1 John 3:1; 4:9, 10
  28. John 3:16 : John 1:29
  29. John 3:16 : Rom 8:32
  30. John 3:16 : John 10:28
  31. John 3:17 : John 5:36, 38; 6:29, 57; 7:29; 8:42; 10:36; 11:42; 17:3; 20:21; Rom 8:3; 1 John 4:9, 10, 14
  32. John 3:17 : John 5:45; 8:15; 12:47
  33. John 3:18 : John 5:24; Mark 16:16
  34. John 3:18 : 1 John 5:13
  35. John 3:19 : John 9:39
  36. John 3:19 : John 1:4, 5, 9
  37. John 3:19 : Isa 30:10; Jer 5:31
  38. John 3:19 : John 7:7
  39. John 3:20 : Job 24:13; Rom 13:12; Eph 5:13
  40. John 3:20 : Eph 5:11, 13
  41. John 3:21 : 1 John 1:6
  42. John 3:21 : Psalm 139:23, 24
  43. John 3:22 : John 3:26; John 4:1, 2
  44. John 3:24 : John 5:35; Matt 4:12
  45. John 3:25 : John 2:6
  46. John 3:26 : John 3:2
  47. John 3:26 : John 1:7
  48. John 3:26 : John 12:19
  49. John 3:27 : 1 Cor 4:7; Heb 5:4
  50. John 3:27 : John 6:65; James 1:17
  51. John 3:27 : Matt 21:25
  52. John 3:28 : John 1:20
  53. John 3:28 : Mal 3:1; Mark 1:2; Luke 1:17; Acts 19:4
  54. John 3:29 : Matt 25:1
  55. John 3:29 : Judg 14:20; Song 5:1
  56. John 3:29 : Matt 9:15
  57. John 3:30 : Matt 3:11
  58. John 3:31 : John 8:23
  59. John 3:31 : Rom 9:5; Eph 1:21
  60. John 3:31 : 1 John 4:5
  61. John 3:31 : John 3:13
  62. John 3:32 : John 3:11
  63. John 3:32 : John 3:19; John 1:11; 5:43; 12:37
  64. John 3:33 : John 6:27; 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13; Rev 7:3-8
  65. John 3:33 : 1 John 5:10
  66. John 3:34 : John 3:17
  67. John 3:34 : Ezek 4:11, 16
  68. John 3:35 : John 5:20
  69. John 3:35 : Matt 28:18
  70. John 3:36 : John 3:15, 16; John 5:24; 6:40, 47, 54; 1 John 5:12, 13; John 11:25, 26; 20:31; Matt 19:16
  71. John 3:36 : Rom 2:8; Eph 5:6; Col 3:6
  72. John 3:36 : John 3:3
  73. John 4:1 : John 3:22, 26
  74. John 4:3 : John 2:11, 12
  75. John 4:4 : Luke 13:33
  76. John 4:5 : John 4:12; Gen 33:19; 48:22; Josh 24:32
  77. John 4:6 : John 19:28; Matt 4:2; 8:24; 21:18
  78. John 4:7 : John 4:6
  79. John 4:9 : Luke 9:53; John 8:48; Ezra 4:3, 10; Matt 10:5
  80. John 4:10 : John 7:38; Jer 2:13; 17:13
  81. John 4:12 : John 8:53
  82. John 4:12 : John 4:5
  83. John 4:14 : John 6:35, 51, 58; 7:37
  84. John 4:14 : Isa 49:10; Rev 7:16
  85. John 4:14 : John 7:38
  86. John 4:15 : John 6:34
  87. John 4:16 : John 16:8
  88. John 4:19 : John 9:17; John 6:14
  89. John 4:19 : Luke 7:16, 39; Matt 21:11
  90. John 4:20 : Gen 12:6, 7; 33:18, 20; Deut 11:29; 27:12; Josh 8:33
  91. John 4:20 : Judg 9:7
  92. John 4:20 : Deut 12:5
  93. John 4:20 : John 11:48
  94. John 4:21 : John 2:4
  95. John 4:21 : John 4:23; John 5:25, 28; 16:2, 25, 32
  96. John 4:21 : Zeph 2:11; Mal 1:11; 1 Tim 2:8
  97. John 4:22 : 2 Kgs 17:28-34; Acts 17:23
  98. John 4:22 : Psalm 147:19, 20; Isa 2:3; Rom 3:1, 2; 9:4, 5
  99. John 4:22 : Matt 2:4, 5; Acts 13:23; Rom 11:26
  100. John 4:23 : John 4:21
  101. John 4:23 : Rom 8:15; Eph 2:18; 6:18; Phil 3:3
  102. John 4:23 : Psalm 145:18; John 1:17
  103. John 4:23 : John 6:44
  104. John 4:25 : John 1:41
  105. John 4:25 : Deut 18:18; John 4:29
  106. John 4:26 : John 9:35-37
  107. John 4:27 : John 4:8
  108. John 4:29 : John 4:17, 18; John 4:25
  109. John 4:31 : John 1:38
  110. John 4:33 : John 4:11, 15; John 3:4; 6:34, 52
  111. John 4:34 : Job 23:12
  112. John 4:34 : John 5:30; 6:38; 14:31
  113. John 4:34 : John 5:36; 17:4
  114. John 4:35 : Matt 9:37; Luke 10:2; John 4:25, 30
  115. John 4:36 : Matt 13:37; Mark 4:14
  116. John 4:36 : John 4:38
  117. John 4:36 : Isa 9:3; Amos 9:13
  118. John 4:37 : Job 31:8
  119. John 4:38 : Josh 24:13
  120. John 4:38 : Acts 8:5-17, 25
  121. John 4:39 : John 4:5, 8
  122. John 4:39 : John 17:20
  123. John 4:39 : John 4:29
  124. John 4:41 : John 8:30
  125. John 4:42 : 1 John 5:20
  126. John 4:42 : 1 John 4:14; John 3:17; 12:47; 1 Tim 4:10
  127. John 4:42 : John 1:29
  128. John 4:43 : John 4:40
  129. John 4:44 : Matt 13:57
  130. John 4:45 : John 2:23; 3:2
  131. John 4:45 : John 4:20
  132. John 4:46 : John 2:1
  133. John 4:46 : John 2:9
  134. John 4:47 : John 4:3, 54
  135. John 4:48 : John 2:18; 6:30; John 20:29
  136. John 4:49 : John 11:21, 32; Mark 5:35; Luke 8:49
  137. John 4:53 : Acts 16:34; 18:8; Acts 11:14
  138. John 4:54 : John 2:11 with John 4:45, 46
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Monday, March 26th, 2012

34. Lenten Bible reading

John 1-2

John 1

The Word Became Flesh

1(A) In the beginning was(B) the Word, and(C) the Word was with God, and(D) the Word was God.2He was in the beginning with God. 3(E) All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4(F) In him was life,[a] and(G) the life was the light of men. 5(H) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6There was a man(I) sent from God, whose name was(J) John.7He came as a(K) witness, to bear witness about the light,(L)that all might believe through him. 8(M) He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

9(N) The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet(O) the world did not know him. 11He came to(P) his own,[b] and(Q) his own people[c](R) did not receive him. 12But to all who did receive him,(S) who believed in his name,(T) he gave the right(U) to become(V) children of God,13who(W) were born,(X) not of blood(Y) nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14And(Z) the Word(AA) became flesh and(AB) dwelt among us,(AC) and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of(AD)grace and(AE) truth. 15((AF) John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said,(AG) ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'”) 16And from(AH) his fullness we have all received,(AI) grace upon grace.17For(AJ) the law was given through Moses;(AK)grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18(AL)No one has ever seen God;(AM) the only God,[d]who is at the Father’s side,[e](AN) he has made him known.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19And this is the(AO) testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him,(AP) “Who are you?” 20(AQ) He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21And they asked him, “What then?(AR)Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you(AS)the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23He said, “I am(AT) the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight[f]the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” 24(Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.)25They asked him,(AU) “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26John answered them,(AV) “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27even(AW) he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Behold, the Lamb of God

29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold,(AX) the Lamb of God, who(AY) takes away the sin(AZ) of the world! 30This is he of whom I said,(BA) ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him, but(BB) for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32And John(BC) bore witness:(BD) “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and(BE) it remained on him.33I myself did not know him, but(BF) he who sent me to baptize(BG) with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain,(BH)this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

35The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold,(BI) the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, (BJ) “What are you seeking?” And they said to him,(BK) “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.[g] 40(BL) One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus[h] was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found(BM) the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “So you are Simon the son of(BN) John? You shall be called(BO) Cephas”(which means(BP) Peter[i]).

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43(BQ) The next day Jesus decided(BR) to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now(BS) Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found(BT)Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom(BU) Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus(BV) of Nazareth,(BW) the son of Joseph.” 46Nathanael said to him,(BX) “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold,(BY)an Israelite indeed,(BZ) in whom there is no deceit!” 48Nathanael said to him, “How(CA) do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49Nathanael answered him,(CB)“Rabbi,(CC) you are the Son of God! You are the(CD) King of Israel!” 50Jesus answered him,”Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you,[j] you will see(CE) heaven opened, and(CF) the angels of God ascending and descending on(CG) the Son of Man.”

John 2

The Wedding at Cana

1On(CH) the third day there was a wedding at(CI)Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with(CJ) his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, (CK) “Woman,(CL)what does this have to do with me?(CM) My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now there were six stone water jars there(CN)for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty(CO) gallons.[k] 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted(CP) the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested(CQ) his glory. And(CR) his disciples believed in him.

12After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and(CS) his brothers[l] and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13(CT) The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus(CU) went up to Jerusalem. 14(CV) In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.16And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make(CW) my Father’s house a house of trade.” 17His disciples remembered that it was written,(CX) “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18So the Jews said to him,(CY) “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19Jesus answered them, (CZ) “Destroy this temple, and in three days(DA) I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?”21But he was speaking about(DB) the temple of his body. 22When therefore he was raised from the dead,(DC) his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed(DD) the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Jesus Knows What Is in Man

23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name(DE)when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24But Jesus(DF) on his part did not entrust himself to them, because(DG) he knew all people 25and needed no one to bear witness about man, for(DH) he himself knew what was in man.

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:4 Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him
  2. John 1:11 Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people
  3. John 1:11 People is implied in Greek
  4. John 1:18 Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son
  5. John 1:18 Greek in the bosom of the Father
  6. John 1:23 Or crying out, &lquot;In the wilderness make straight
  7. John 1:39 That is, about 4 p.m.
  8. John 1:40 Greek him
  9. John 1:42 Cephas and Peter are from the word for rock in Aramaic and Greek, respectively
  10. John 1:51 The Greek for you is plural; twice in this verse
  11. John 2:6 Greek two or three measures(metr&emacron;tas); ametr&emacron;t&emacron;s was about 10 gallons or 35 liters
  12. John 2:12 Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either tobrothers or to brothers and sisters
Cross references:

  1. John 1:1 : Gen 1:1; Col 1:17; 1 John 1:1; Rev 1:4, 8, 17; 3:14; 21:6; 22:13
  2. John 1:1 : Rev 19:13; Heb 4:12; 1 John 1:1
  3. John 1:1 : 1 John 1:2; John 17:5
  4. John 1:1 : Phil 2:6
  5. John 1:3 : John 1:10; Psalm 33:6; 1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2
  6. John 1:4 : John 5:26; 11:25; 1 John 1:2; 5:11
  7. John 1:4 : John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46
  8. John 1:5 : John 3:19
  9. John 1:6 : John 1:33; John 3:28; Mal 3:1
  10. John 1:6 : Matt 3:1; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:2
  11. John 1:7 : John 3:26; 5:33
  12. John 1:7 : Acts 19:4
  13. John 1:8 : John 1:20
  14. John 1:9 : Isa 49:6; 1 John 2:8
  15. John 1:10 : John 16:3; 1 John 3:1
  16. John 1:11 : Matt 21:38
  17. John 1:11 : John 13:1
  18. John 1:11 : John 5:43; John 3:11, 32
  19. John 1:12 : 1 John 5:13
  20. John 1:12 : 1 John 5:1
  21. John 1:12 : 1 John 3:1; Matt 5:45
  22. John 1:12 : Gal 3:26; John 11:52
  23. John 1:13 : James 1:18; John 3:3; 1 Pet 1:3
  24. John 1:13 : 1 Pet 1:23
  25. John 1:13 : John 3:6
  26. John 1:14 : John 1:1
  27. John 1:14 : Rom 1:3; 8:3; Gal 4:4; Phil 2:7, 8; Col 1:22; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7; John 6:51
  28. John 1:14 : Rev 7:15; 21:3
  29. John 1:14 : John 2:11; Luke 9:32; 2 Pet 1:16, 17; 1 John 1:1; 4:14
  30. John 1:14 : John 1:7
  31. John 1:14 : John 14:6
  32. John 1:15 : John 1:7
  33. John 1:15 : John 1:27, 30; Matt 3:11
  34. John 1:16 : Eph 1:23; 3:19; 4:13; Col 1:19; 2:9
  35. John 1:16 : Matt 25:29
  36. John 1:17 : John 7:19; Exodus 20:1
  37. John 1:17 : John 1:14; Rom 5:21
  38. John 1:18 : John 5:37; 6:46; Exodus 33:20; Col 1:15; 1 Tim 6:16; 1 John 4:12, 20; John 12:45
  39. John 1:18 : John 1:14; John 3:16
  40. John 1:18 : Matt 11:27; John 3:32
  41. John 1:19 : John 3:26
  42. John 1:19 : John 8:25
  43. John 1:20 : John 1:8; John 3:28; Acts 13:25; Luke 3:15
  44. John 1:21 : Matt 11:14; 16:14
  45. John 1:21 : Deut 18:15, 18
  46. John 1:23 : Isa 40:3; Matt 3:3
  47. John 1:25 : Matt 3:6; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3, 7
  48. John 1:26 : Matt 3:11; Mark 1:7, 8; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:5; 13:25
  49. John 1:27 : John 1:15, 30
  50. John 1:29 : John 1:36; Exodus 12:3; Isa 53:7; Acts 8:32; 1 Pet 1:19; Gen 22:8; Rev 5:6
  51. John 1:29 : 1 John 3:5; Heb 10:4, 11
  52. John 1:29 : John 3:16, 17; 4:42; 12:47; 1 John 2:2; 4:14
  53. John 1:30 : John 1:15, 27
  54. John 1:31 : Luke 1:17, 76, 77
  55. John 1:32 : John 1:7
  56. John 1:32 : Matt 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22
  57. John 1:32 : Isa 11:2; Acts 10:38
  58. John 1:33 : John 1:6; Luke 3:2
  59. John 1:33 : John 3:5
  60. John 1:33 : Matt 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:5
  61. John 1:36 : John 1:29
  62. John 1:38 : John 18:4, 7; 20:15
  63. John 1:38 : John 1:49; John 3:2, 26; 6:25; John 20:16; Mark 10:51
  64. John 1:40 : For John 1:40-42, Matt 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:2-11
  65. John 1:41 : John 4:25
  66. John 1:42 : John 21:15-17
  67. John 1:42 : 1 Cor 1:12; 3:22
  68. John 1:42 : Matt 16:18
  69. John 1:43 : John 1:35; John 2:1
  70. John 1:43 : John 1:28
  71. John 1:44 : John 12:21
  72. John 1:45 : John 21:2
  73. John 1:45 : Luke 16:16; 24:27
  74. John 1:45 : Matt 2:23
  75. John 1:45 : John 6:42; Luke 3:23
  76. John 1:46 : John 7:41, 52
  77. John 1:47 : Psalm 73:1; Rom 9:4, 6
  78. John 1:47 : Psalm 32:2; Zeph 3:13; Rev 14:5
  79. John 1:48 : John 2:24, 25
  80. John 1:49 : John 1:38
  81. John 1:49 : John 6:69; 11:27; 20:28
  82. John 1:49 : John 12:13; Zeph 3:15; Matt 27:11, 42; Zech 9:9
  83. John 1:51 : Ezek 1:1; Matt 3:16; Luke 3:21
  84. John 1:51 : Gen 28:12
  85. John 1:51 : Dan 7:13
  86. John 2:1 : John 1:29, 35, 43
  87. John 2:1 : John 4:46; 21:2
  88. John 2:2 : John 1:40-49
  89. John 2:4 : John 19:26
  90. John 2:4 : 2 Sam 16:10
  91. John 2:4 : John 7:30; 8:20; 13:1
  92. John 2:6 : John 3:25; Mark 7:3, 4
  93. John 2:6 : 2 Chr 4:5 (Gk)
  94. John 2:9 : John 4:46
  95. John 2:11 : John 1:14
  96. John 2:11 : John 2:2
  97. John 2:12 : Matt 12:46
  98. John 2:13 : John 11:55; John 6:4
  99. John 2:13 : John 2:23; Deut 16:1-6; Luke 2:41
  100. John 2:14 : For John 2:14-17, Matt 21:12, 13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45, 46, with Mal 3:1-3
  101. John 2:16 : John 14:2; Luke 2:49
  102. John 2:17 : Psalm 69:9
  103. John 2:18 : John 4:48; 6:30; Exodus 4:1, 8; 7:9; Matt 12:38
  104. John 2:19 : Matt 26:61; 27:40; Mark 14:58; 15:29
  105. John 2:19 : John 10:18
  106. John 2:21 : John 1:14; 1 Cor 6:19; Col 2:9
  107. John 2:22 : John 12:16; Luke 24:8
  108. John 2:22 : John 20:9; Psalm 16:10
  109. John 2:23 : John 11:45
  110. John 2:24 : John 6:14, 15
  111. John 2:24 : John 1:48; 5:42; 16:30; John 6:61, 64; Matt 9:4
  112. John 2:25 : John 2:24
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Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Lenten Lights is a series of devotional readings leading up to Easter. A brief introduction to the series can be read here.

Fifth Sunday of Lent (if reading weekly)

or

Wednesday before Easter (if reading daily)

[Three candles lit before reading]

God wants people to be happy. And the only way we can be happy is by following his instructions. So he gave us his Word, his written Word, to make very clear to us where our life comes from and how we can keep it.

BUT again and again we think our ideas are better than God’s. And we turn from life to death.

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

I [Daniel] prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

[Snuff the next candle. Do not light again until Easter.]

To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame . . . because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to obey your voice.

(Taken from Psalm 19:7-11; Daniel 9:4-11)

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012

32. Lenten Bible reading

Luke 23-24

Luke 23

Jesus Before Pilate

1(A) Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man(B) misleading our nation and(C) forbidding us to give tribute to(D) Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ,(E) a king.” 3(F) And Pilate asked him,(G) “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, (H) “You have said so.”4Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds,(I) “I find no guilt in this man.” 5But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea,(J) from Galilee even to this place.”

Jesus Before Herod

6When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7And when he learned that he belonged to(K) Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 8When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad,(L) for he had long desired to see him,(M) because he had heard about him, and he was hoping(N) to see some sign done by him. 9So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. 10The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11And Herod with his soldiers(O)treated him with contempt and(P) mocked him. Then,(Q)arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12And(R) Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. 13Pilate then called together the chief priests and(S) the rulers and the people, 14and said to them, “You brought me this man(T) as one who was misleading the people. And(U) after examining him before you, behold, I(V) did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. 15Neither did Herod, for(W) he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16(X) I will therefore punish and release him.”[a]

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

18(Y) But they all cried out together,(Z) “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and(AA) for murder. 20Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 21but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” 22A third time he said to them, “Why,(AB) what evil has he done?(AC) I have found in him no guilt deserving death.(AD) I will therefore punish and release him.” 23But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. 25He released the man who had been thrown into prison(AE) for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked,(AF) but he delivered Jesus over to their will.

The Crucifixion

26(AG) And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were(AH) mourning and lamenting for him. 28But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For behold,(AI)the days are coming when they will say,(AJ)‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’30(AK) Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31For(AL) if they do these things when(AM) the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32(AN) Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33(AO) And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals,(AP) one on his right and one on his left.34And Jesus said, “Father,(AQ) forgive them,(AR)for they know not what they do.”[b] And they cast lots(AS) to divide his garments. 35And(AT) the people stood by, watching,(AU) but(AV) the rulers(AW) scoffed at him, saying,(AX) “He saved others;(AY) let him save himself,(AZ) if he is(BA) the Christ of God,(BB) his Chosen One!” 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and(BC) offering him sour wine 37and saying,(BD) “If you are(BE) the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38(BF) There was also an inscription over him,[c] “This is(BG) the King of the Jews.”

39(BH) One of the criminals who were hanged(BI)railed at him,[d] saying, “Are you not(BJ) the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Jesus, remember me(BK) when you come into your kingdom.” 43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in(BL)Paradise.”

The Death of Jesus

44(BM) It was now about the sixth hour,[e] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[f] 45while the sun’s light failed. And(BN)the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Then Jesus,(BO) calling out with a loud voice, said,”Father,(BP) into your hands I(BQ) commit my spirit!” And having said this(BR) he breathed his last. 47Now(BS) when the centurion saw what had taken place,(