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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
English Standard Version (ESV)The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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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,(BT) he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home(BU) beating their breasts. 49And all(BV) his acquaintances and(BW) the women who had followed him from Galilee(BX) stood at a distance watching these things.

Jesus Is Buried

50(BY) Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51who had not consented to their decision and action; and he(BZ) was looking for the kingdom of God.52This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and(CA) laid him in a tomb cut in stone,(CB) where no one had ever yet been laid.54It was the day of(CC) Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.[g] 55(CD) The women(CE)who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid.56Then they returned and(CF) prepared spices and ointments.

On the Sabbath they rested(CG) according to the commandment.

Luke 24

The Resurrection

1(CH) But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb,(CI) taking the spices they had prepared. 2And they found(CJ) the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were perplexed about this, behold,(CK) two(CL) men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5And as they were(CM) frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you,(CN) while he was still in Galilee,7(CO) that the Son of Man(CP) must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and(CQ) be crucified and on(CR) the third day rise.” 8And(CS) they remembered his words, 9and returning from the tomb they(CT) told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was(CU) Mary Magdalene and(CV) Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and(CW) they did not believe them. 12But(CX) Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw(CY) the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

On the Road to Emmaus

13That very day(CZ) two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles[h]from Jerusalem, 14and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16(DA) But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them,”What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19And he said to them, ”What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was(DB) a prophet(DC) mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20and(DD) how our chief priests and(DE) rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21But we had hoped that he was(DF) the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now(DG) the third day since these things happened.22Moreover, some women of our company amazed us.(DH) They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23and(DI) when they did not find his body, they came back saying that(DJ) they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24(DK) Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25And he said to them, ”O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!26(DL) Was it not necessary that(DM) the Christ should suffer these things and enter into(DN) his glory?” 27And(DO) beginning with(DP) Moses and(DQ)all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 28So they drew near to the village to which they were going.(DR) He acted as if he were going farther, 29but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and(DS) the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30When he was at table with them, he took the bread and(DT) blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31(DU) And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And(DV) he vanished from their sight. 32They said to each other,(DW) ”Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he(DX)opened to us the Scriptures?” 33And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they(DY) found the eleven and(DZ) those who were with them gathered together, 34saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and(EA) has appeared to Simon!” 35Then they told what had happened on the road, and(EB) how he was known to them in(EC) the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36As they were talking about these things,(ED)Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, ”Peace to you!” 37But they were(EE)startled and(EF) frightened and(EG) thought they saw a spirit. 38And he said to them, ”Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.(EH) Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40And when he had said this,(EI) he showed them his hands and his feet. 41And while they still disbelieved(EJ) for joy and were marveling,(EK) he said to them, ”Have you anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish,[i] 43and he took it and ate before them. 44Then he said to them, (EL) ”These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,(EM) that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then(EN) he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, ”Thus(EO) it is written,(EP) that the Christ should suffer and on the third day(EQ) rise from the dead, 47and that(ER) repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed(ES) in his name(ET) to all nations,(EU) beginning from Jerusalem. 48(EV) You are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I am sending(EW) the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you(EX) are clothed with(EY) power(EZ)from on high.”

The Ascension

50Then(FA) he led them out as far as(FB) Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51While he blessed them,(FC) he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52And they(FD)worshiped him and(FE) returned to Jerusalem(FF)with great joy, 53and(FG) were continually in the temple(FH) blessing God.

 

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 23:16 Here, or after verse 19, some manuscripts add verse 17: Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival
  2. Luke 23:34 Some manuscripts omit the sentence And Jesus  . . . what they do
  3. Luke 23:38 Some manuscripts add in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew
  4. Luke 23:39 Or blasphemed him
  5. Luke 23:44 That is, noon
  6. Luke 23:44 That is, 3 p.m.
  7. Luke 23:54 Greek was dawning
  8. Luke 24:13 Greek sixty stadia; a stadionwas about 607 feet or 185 meters
  9. Luke 24:42 Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb
Cross references:

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

31. Lenten Bible reading

Luke 21-22

Luke 21

The Widow’s Offering

Jesus[a] looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts intothe offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.[b] And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”

Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution

10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, andkingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will beterrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought beforekings and governors for my name’s sake. 13  This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14 Settle it therefore in your mindsnot to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16 You will be delivered upeven by parents and brothers[c] and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17  You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish.19 By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem

20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. 23  Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Coming of the Son of Man

25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32  Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Watch Yourselves

34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

37 And every day he was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet. 38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.

Luke 22

The Plot to Kill Jesus

Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

Judas to Betray Jesus

 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them.And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

The Passover with the Disciples

 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus[d] sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

14  And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it[e] until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18  For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vineuntil the kingdom of God comes.” 19  And he took bread, andwhen he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the newcovenant in my blood.[f] 21  But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goesas it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

Who Is the Greatest?

24  A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25  And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26  But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

28 “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29 andI assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,[g] that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again,strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter[h] said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34  Jesus[i]said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”

Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus

35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are twoswords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

39  And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40  And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.[j] 45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 And one of them struck the servant[k] of the high priest and cut off his right ear.51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests andofficers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus

54  Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance.55  And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.”57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”58 And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.”60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.

Jesus Is Mocked

63  Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64  They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?”65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him.

Jesus Before the Council

66  When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, 67  “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 21:1 Greek He
  2. Luke 21:2 Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)
  3. Luke 21:16 Or parents and brothers and sisters
  4. Luke 22:8 Greek he
  5. Luke 22:16 Some manuscripts never eat it again
  6. Luke 22:20 Some manuscripts omit, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 (which is given… in my blood)
  7. Luke 22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular
  8. Luke 22:33 Greek He
  9. Luke 22:34 Greek He
  10. Luke 22:44 Some manuscripts omit verses 43 and 44
  11. Luke 22:50 Greek bondservant
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

30. Lenten Bible reading

Luke 19-20

Luke 19

Jesus and Zacchaeus

1(A) He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And(B) he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into(C) a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ”Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for(D) I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and(E)received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all(F)grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods(G) I give to the poor. And if I have(H) defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it(I)fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, ”Today salvation has come to this house, since(J) he also is a son of Abraham. 10For(K) the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Minas

11As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because(L) they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12He said therefore, (M) ”A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13Calling(N) ten of his servants,[a] he gave them ten minas,[b] and said to them, ‘Engage in business(O)until I come.’ 14But(P) his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.16The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant![c] Because you have been(Q) faithful in a very little,(R) you shall have authority over ten cities.’ 18And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in(S) a handkerchief; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are(T) a severe man. You take(U)what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him,(V) ’I will condemn you with your own words,(W) you wicked servant! You knew that I was(X) a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?23Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ 26‘I tell you that(Y)to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27But(Z) as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and(AA) slaughter them before me.’”

The Triumphal Entry

28And when he had said these things,(AB) he went on ahead,(AC) going up to Jerusalem. 29(AD)When he drew near to Bethphage and(AE)Bethany, at(AF) the mount that is called Olivet, he sent(AG) two of the disciples, 30saying, ”Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied,(AH) on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32So those who were sent went away and found it(AI) just as he had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36And as he rode along, they(AJ) spread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—(AK) the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice(AL) for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying,(AM) ”Blessed is(AN) the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and(AO) glory in the highest!” 39(AP) And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, ”I tell you, if these were silent,(AQ) the very stones would cry out.”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41(AR) And when he drew near and saw the city,(AS) he wept over it, 42saying, (AT) ”Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now(AU) they are hidden from your eyes. 43For(AV) the days will come upon you, when your enemies(AW) will set up a barricade around you and(AX) surround you and hem you in on every side 44(AY) and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And(AZ) they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know(BA) the time of your(BB) visitation.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

45(BC) And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 46saying to them, ”It is written,(BD) ’My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but(BE) you have made it a den of robbers.” 47(BF) And he was teaching daily in the temple.(BG) The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.

Luke 20

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

1(BH) One day,(BI) as Jesus[d] was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel,(BJ) the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up 2and said to him, “Tell us(BK)by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” 3He answered them, ”I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, 4was the baptism of John(BL) from heaven or from man?” 5And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say,(BM) ’Why did you not believe him?’ 6But if we say, ‘From man,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was(BN) a prophet.” 7So they answered that they did not know where it came from. 8And Jesus said to them, ”Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

9(BO) And he began to tell the people this parable: ”A man planted(BP) a vineyard and(BQ)let it out to tenants and(BR) went into another country for a long while. 10When the time came, he sent a servant[e] to the tenants, so that(BS)they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard.(BT) But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11(BU) And(BV) he sent another servant. But they also beat and(BW)treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12(BX) And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my(BY) beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves,(BZ) ’This is the heir.(CA)Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15And they(CB) threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16(CC) He will(CD)come and destroy those tenants and(CE) give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17But he(CF) looked directly at them and said, ”What then is this that is written:

(CG) ”‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone’?[f] 18(CH) Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls(CI) on anyone, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19(CJ) The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20(CK) So they(CL) watched him and sent spies, who(CM)pretended to be sincere, that they might(CN)catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of(CO) the governor. 21So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and(CP)show no partiality,[g] but truly teach(CQ) the way of God. 22Is it lawful for us to give(CR) tribute to(CS) Caesar, or not?” 23But he perceived their(CT) craftiness, and said to them, 24“Show me(CU) a denarius.[h] Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.”25He said to them, ”Then(CV) render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 26And they were not able in the presence of the people(CW) to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.

Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

27There came to him(CX) some Sadducees,(CY)those who deny that there is a resurrection,28and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us(CZ) that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man[i] must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30And the second 31and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32Afterward the woman also died. 33In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.” 34And Jesus said to them, (DA) ”The sons of this age(DB) marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are(DC) considered worthy to attain to(DD) that age and to the resurrection from the dead(DE) neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36for(DF) they cannot die anymore, because they are(DG) equal to angels and(DH)are(DI) sons of God, being(DJ) sons[j] of the resurrection. 37But that the dead are raised,(DK)even Moses showed, in(DL) the passage about the bush, where he calls(DM) the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all(DN) live to him.” 39Then some of the scribes(DO) answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40For(DP) they no longer dared to ask him any question.

Whose Son Is the Christ?

41(DQ) But he said to them, ”How can they say that(DR) the Christ is David’s son? 42For David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

(DS) ”‘The Lord said to my Lord,Sit at my right hand,
43until I make your enemies(DT) your footstool.’ 44David thus calls him Lord, so(DU) how is he his son?”

Beware of the Scribes

45(DV) And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and(DW) the places of honor at feasts, 47(DX) who devour widows’ houses and(DY)for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

 

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 19:13 Greek bondservants; also verse 15