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give to them aionian life; and they shall by no means perish to the age, nor shall any one force them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who hath given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to force them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one. ""*
31 Then the Jews took up stones again, to stone him. 32 Jesus said to them," Many good works I have shown you, from my Father, for which of those works do ye stone me?" 33 The Jews answered him, [saying,] "For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God."
34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, ye are gods?' 35 If those be called gods, to whom the word of God came, (and the scripture cannot be made void ;) 36 say ye of him, whom the Father hath set apart,t and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest:' because I said, 'I am the son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not: 38 but if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him." ‡
39 Upon this they sought again to apprehend him: but he escaped out of their hand; 40 and departed, again, beyond
Jordan, to the place where John at first baptized: and there he abode. 41 And many resorted to him, and said, "John did no miracle: but all things which John spake of this man were true." 42 And many believed in him there.
CH. XI. 1 NOW a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and of her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with balsam, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 The sisters, therefore, sent to him, saying, "Master, behold; he whom thou lovest is sick." 4 And Jesus hearing this, said, "This sickness is not unto death; but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
5 (Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.) 6 Having then heard that he was sick, he still remained two days in the place where he was. 7 Then, afterward, he said to the disciples, "Let us go again into Judea." 8 The disciples said to him, " Master, but very lately the Jews sought to stone thee: and wouldst thou go there again?" 9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of the day? If any one walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world: 10 but if any one
*Gr. one thing. "To snatch my true disciples out of my hand, would be to snatch them out of my Almighty Father's hand; because I and my Father are one; one in design, action, agreement, affection. See ch. xvii. 11, 21, 22; 1 Cor. iii. 8. and, in some copies & Gal. iii. 28. The phrase is equivalent to that which occurs at the close of ver. 38." Newcome.
† Gr. sanctified.
That the Father is in me, and I in him.] "Compare ch. xiv. 10, 11: where this union is said to consist in speaking the words, and doing the works, of the Father." Newcome.
walk in the night, he stumbleth; because there is no light." 11 Having spoken these things, he afterward said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go to awake him."
12 Then his disciples said, "Master, if he sleep, he will recover." 13 But Jesus spake of his death: yet they thought that he spake of the repose of sleep. 14 Then Jesus said to them, plainly, "Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad, for your sakes, that I was not there, that ye may believe: but let us go to him." 16 Then Thomas, who is called Didymus,* said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."
that he will rise again in the
25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he who believeth in me, though he were dead, he shall live; 26 and whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall by no means die to the age. Believest thou this? 27 She said to him, "Yes, Master, I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world." 28 And when she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, secretly, saying, "The teacher is come, and calleth for thee."
29 As soon as Mary heard
32 As soon then as Mary
21 Then said Martha to Jesus, "Master, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not 33 When Jesus, therefore, died. 22 But I know that, even saw her weeping, and the Jews now, whatsoever thou shalt ask who came with her, also weepof God, God will give thee." ing, he groaned in spirit, and 23 Jesus said to her, "Thy was troubled, 34 and said, brother shall rise again." 24" Where have ye laid him?" Martha said to him, "I know They said to him,
* Thomas in Chaldee, and Didymus in Greek, both signify twin. Campbell.
come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 The Jews, therefore, said, "See, how he loved him." 37 But some of them said, "Could not he, that opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused even that this man should not have died?""
38 Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said to him, "Master, by this time the smell is offensive: for it is the fourth day." 40 Jesus said to her, "Said I not to thee, If thou believe, thou shalt see the glory of God?"
41 Then they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 I know indeed that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude who stand by I have said this, that they may believe that thou hast sent me." 43 And having said these words, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth." 44 Then he that had been dead came out, having his hands and feet bound with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."
45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things which he did, believed in him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pha
risees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
47 THE chief-priests, therefore, and the Pharisees assembled a council, and said, "What shall we do? for this man doth many miracles. 48 If we suffer him thus, all will believe in him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation."
49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, being high-priest that year, said to them, "Ye know nothing; 50 nor consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish." 51 Now he spake not this of himself: but being high-priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation: 52 and not for the nation only; but that he should gather together, also, in one body, the children of God, who were scattered abroad.
53 From that day, therefore, they took counsel together to kill him. kill him. 54 Jesus, therefore, no longer walked openly among the Jews; but went thence to a country near the desert, to a city called Ephraim; and continued there, with his disciples.
55 And the passover of the Jews was near; and many went up to Jerusalem, out of the country, before the passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then they sought for Jesus, and said amongst themselves, as they stood in the temple, "What think ye? Will he not come to the festival?” 57 Now, both
the chief-priests and the Phari sees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should discover it; that they might apprehend him.
CH. XII. 1 Six days then before the passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, that had been dead, whom he had raised from the dead. Upon which, a supper was made for him there; and Martha served and Lazarus was one of those that were at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very precious balsam of spikenard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the balsam.
4 Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, [the son of Simon,] who was about to deliver him up, 5" Why was not this balsam sold for three hundred denarii,* and given to the poor?" 6 Now he said this, not that he cared for the poor: but because he was a thief, and had the purse, and carried what was put in it. 7 Then said Jesus, "Suffer her: against the day of my embalming she hath kept this. 8 For ye have the poor with you always; but me ye have not always."
9 NOW a great multitude of the Jews knew that he was there and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief-priests consulted that they might kill
Above 91. sterling. Campbell.
Lazarus also; 11 because, by reason of him, many of the Jews forsook them, and believed in Jesus.
12 ON the next day, a great multitude who were come to the festival, having heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm-trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, "Hosanna; blessed be the King of Israel who cometh in the name of the Lord." 14 Now Jesus having procured a young ass, was sitting on it; as it is written, 15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy king cometh, sitting on the foal of an ass."
16 These things the disciples did not understand at first: but when Jesus had been glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. 17 The multitude then who were with him, bare witness that he had called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead. 18 For this reason also, the multitude met him; because they heard that he had done this miracle. 19 The Pharisees, therefore, said amongst themselves, "Perceive ye that ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him."
20 NOW certain Greeks t were among those who came up to worship at the festival. 21 So these came up to Philip, who was of Bethsaida, in Galilee, and besought him, saying, "Sir, we desire to see Jesus."
+ See ch. vii. 35, note.
drew and again, Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour is come that the son of man should be glorified.
22 Philip came and told An- | world will be cast out.† 32 And although I shall be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to me." 33 (This he said, signifying what death he was about to die.)
24" Verily, verily, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it remaineth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life, shall lose it; and he that hateth his life, in this world, shall keep it to aionian life. 26 If any one serve me, let him follow me; and, where I am, there also shall my servant be: if any one serve me, him the Father will honour.
27" Now is my soul troubled: and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? But for this cause I came to this hour. Father, glorify thy name."
28 Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." 29 The multitude, therefore, who stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered. Others said, "An angel spake to him." 30 Jesus answered and said, "This voice came not for my sake, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of [this] world: now the prince of this
34 The multitude answered him, "We have heard, out of the law, that Christ continueth to the age: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?"
35 Then Jesus said to them, "A little time, the light will be among you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be sons of light." These things Jesus spake, and departed, and concealed himself from them.
37 BUT though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not in him : 38 so that the words of the prophet Isaiah were fulfilled, which he spake, saying, "Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been made manifest ?" 39 Therefore, they could not believe, because Isaiah hath said again, 40" He hath blind
Now the time approaches when the unbelieving Jews will incur punishment: so xoσμos is used, eh. xvii. 9. In addition to this text, which Dr. Newcome produces to prove that noσ μos sometimes signifies the unbelieving Jews, or perhaps the Jewish polity, and dispensation, what we call the Jewish world, see Gal. iv. 3; vi. 14; Eph. ii. 2; Col. ii. 8, 20.
The prince of this world, i. e. the Jewish hierarchy and magistracy will be abolished: the political existence of the Jews as a nation will be destroyed. See the preceding note. Compare ch. xiv. 30; xvi. 11. See likewise 1 Cor. ii. 6. 8. If the first clause of this sentence is to be understood of the Jewish nation, the last is in all reason to be interpreted of the rulers of that nation.
Although.] See 1 Cor. iv. 15. Some render when: for which sense of av see ch. xiv. 3; 2 Cor. v. 1. Newcome.