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012:020 Now some of those who used to come up to worship at the
Festival were Greeks.

012:021 They came to Philip, of Bethsaida in Galilee, with the request,
"Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

012:022 Philip came and told Andrew: Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

012:023 His answer was, "The time has come for the Son of Man
to be glorified.

012:024 In most solemn truth I tell you that unless the grain of wheat
falls into the ground and dies, it remains what it was -
a single grain; but that if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.

012:025 He who holds his life dear, is destroying it; and he who makes
his life of no account in this world shall keep it to the Life
of the Ages.

012:026 If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me;
and where I am, there too shall my servant be.
If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

012:027 Now is my soul full of trouble; and what shall I say?
Father, save me from this hour. But for this purpose I
have come to this hour.

012:028 Father, glorify Thy name." Thereupon there came a voice from
the sky, "I have glorified it and will also glorify it again."

012:029 The crowd that stood by and heard it, said that there had
been thunder. Others said, "An angel spoke to him."

012:030 "It is not for my sake," said Jesus, "that that voice came,
but for your sakes.

012:031 Now is a judgement of this world: now will the Prince of this
world be driven out.

012:032 And I - if I am lifted up from the earth - will draw all men to me."

012:033 He said this to indicate the kind of death He would die.

012:034 The crowd answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that
the Christ remains for ever. In what sense do you say that
the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is that Son of Man?"

012:035 "Yet a little while," He replied, "the light is among you.
Be faithful to the light that you have, for fear darkness
should overtake you; for a man who walks in the dark does
not know where he is going.

012:036 In the degree that you have light, believe in the Light,
so that you may become sons of Light." Jesus said this,
and went away and hid Himself from them.

012:037 But though He had performed such great miracles in their presence,
they did not believe in Him -

012:038 in order that the words of Isaiah the Prophet might
be fulfilled, "Lord, who has believed our preaching?
And the arm of the Lord - to whom has it been unveiled?"

012:039 For this reason they were unable to believe - because Isaiah
said again,

012:040 "He has blinded their eyes and made their minds callous,
lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their minds,
and should turn, and I should heal them."

012:041 Isaiah uttered these words because he saw His glory;
and he spoke of Him.

012:042 Nevertheless even from among the Rulers many believed in Him.
But because of the Pharisees they did not avow their belief,
for fear they should be shut out from the synagogue.

012:043 For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than
the glory that comes from God.

012:044 But Jesus cried aloud, "He who believes in me, believes not
so much in me, as in Him who sent me;

012:045 and he who sees me sees Him who sent me.

012:046 I have come like light into the world, in order that no one
who believes in me may remain in the dark.

012:047 And if any one hears my teachings and regards them not,
I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world,
but to save the world.

012:048 He who sets me at naught and does not receive my teachings
is not left without a judge: the Message which I have spoken
will judge him on the last day.

012:049 Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father
who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in
what words to speak.

012:050 And I know that His command is the Life of the Ages.
What therefore I speak, I speak just as the Father has bidden me."

013:001 Now just before the Feast of the Passover this incident took place.
Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world
and go to the Father; and having loved His own who were
in the world, He loved them to the end.

013:002 While supper was proceeding, the Devil having by this time
suggested to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, the thought
of betraying Him, Jesus,

013:003 although He knew that the Father had put everything into His hands,
and that He had come forth from God and was now going to God,

013:004 rose from the table, threw off His upper garments, and took
a towel and tied it round Him.

013:005 Then He poured water into a basin, and proceeded to wash
the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel
which He had put round Him.

013:006 When He came to Simon Peter, Peter objected. "Master," he said,
"are *you* going to wash my feet?"

013:007 "What I am doing," answered Jesus, "for the present you do
not know, but afterwards you shall know."

013:008 "Never, while the world lasts," said Peter, "shall you
wash my feet." "If I do not wash you," replied Jesus,
"you have no share with me."

013:009 "Master," said Peter, "wash not only my feet, but also my hands
and my head."

013:010 "Any one who has lately bathed," said Jesus, "does not
need to wash more than his feet, but is clean all over.
And you my disciples are clean, and yet this is not true
of all of you."

013:011 For He knew who was betraying Him, and that was why He said,
"You are not all of you clean."

013:012 So after He had washed their feet, put on His garments again,
and returned to the table, He said to them, "Do you understand
what I have done to you?

013:013 You call me `The Rabbi' and `The Master,' and rightly so,
for such I am.

013:014 If I then, your Master and Rabbi, have washed your feet,
it is also your duty to wash one another's feet.

013:015 For I have set you an example in order that you may do what I
have done to you.

013:016 In most solemn truth I tell you that a servant is not superior
to his master, nor is a messenger superior to him who sent him.

013:017 If you know all this, blessed are you if you act accordingly.

013:018 I am not speaking of all of you. I know whom I have chosen,
but things are as they are in order that the Scripture may
be fulfilled, which says, `He who eats my bread has lifted
up his heel against me.'

013:019 From this time forward I tell you things before they happen,
in order that when they do happen you may believe that I am He.

013:020 In most solemn truth I tell you that he who receives whoever
I send receives me, and that he who receives me receives Him
who sent me."

013:021 After speaking thus Jesus was troubled in spirit and said
with deep earnestness, "In most solemn truth I tell you
that one of you will betray me."

013:022 The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know
to which of them He was referring.

013:023 There was at table one of His disciples - the one Jesus loved -
reclining with his head on Jesus's bosom.

013:024 Making a sign therefore to him, Simon Peter said, "Tell us
to whom he is referring."

013:025 So he, having his head on Jesus's bosom, leaned back and asked,
"Master, who is it?"

013:026 "It is the one," answered Jesus, "for whom I shall dip this
piece of bread and to whom I shall give it." Accordingly He
dipped the piece of bread, and took it and gave it to Judas,
the son of the Iscariot Simon.

013:027 Then, after Judas had received the piece of bread, Satan entered
into him. "Lose no time about it," said Jesus to him.

013:028 But why He said this no one else at the table understood.

013:029 Some, however, supposed that because Judas had the money-box
Jesus meant, "Buy what we require for the Festival,"
or that he should give something to the poor.

013:030 So Judas took the piece of bread and immediately went out.
And it was night.

013:031 So when he was gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of
Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him.

013:032 Moreover God will glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify
Him without delay.

013:033 Dear children, I am still with you a little longer.
You will seek me, but, as I said to the Jews, `Where I am
going you cannot come,' so for the present I say to you.

013:034 A new commandment I give you, to love one another; that as I
have loved you, you also may love one another.

013:035 It is by this that every one will know that you are my disciples -
if you love one another."

013:036 "Master," inquired Simon Peter, "where are you going?"
"Where I am going," replied Jesus, "you cannot be my follower now,
but you shall be later."

013:037 "Master," asked Peter again, "why cannot I follow you now?
I will lay down my life on your behalf.

013:038 "You say you will lay down your life on my behalf!" said Jesus;
"in most solemn truth I tell you that the cock will not crow
before you have three times disowned me."

014:001 "Let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God:
trust in me also.

014:002 In my Father's house there are many resting-places. Were
it otherwise, I would have told you; for I am going to make
ready a place for you.

014:003 And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return
and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.

014:004 And where I am going, you all know the way."

014:005 "Master," said Thomas, "we do not know where you are going.
In what sense do we know the way?"

014:006 "I am the Way," replied Jesus, "and the Truth and the Life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.

014:007 If you - all of you - knew me, you would fully know my Father also.
From this time forward you know Him and have seen Him."

014:008 "Master," said Philip, "cause us to see the Father:
that is all we need."

014:009 "Have I been so long among you," Jesus answered, "and yet you,
Philip, do not know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father.
How can *you* ask me, `Cause us to see the Father'?

014:010 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and that the Father
is in me? The things that I tell you all I do not speak on
my own authority: but the Father dwelling within me carries
on His own work.

014:011 Believe me, all of you, that I am in the Father and that the Father
is in me; or at any rate, believe me because of what I do.

014:012 In most solemn truth I tell you that he who trusts in me -
the things which I do he shall do also; and greater things
than these he shall do, because I am going to the Father.

014:013 And whatever any of you ask in my name, I will do, in order
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

014:014 If you make any request of me in my name, I will do it.

014:015 "If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

014:016 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate
to be for ever with you - the Spirit of truth.

014:017 That Spirit the world cannot receive, because it does not see
Him or know Him. You know Him, because He remains by your
side and is in you.

014:018 I will not leave you bereaved: I am coming to you.

014:019 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you
will see me: because I live, you also shall live.

014:020 At that time you will know that I am in my Father, and that you
are in me, and that I am in you.

014:021 He who has my commandments and obeys them - he it is who loves me.
And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will
love him and will clearly reveal myself to him."

014:022 Judas (not the Iscariot) asked, "Master, how is it that you
will reveal yourself clearly to us and not to the world?"

014:023 "If any one loves me," replied Jesus, "he will obey my teaching;
and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make
our home with him.

014:024 He who has no love for me does not obey my teaching;
and yet the teaching to which you are listening is not mine,
but is the teaching of the Father who sent me.

014:025 "All this I have spoken to you while still with you.

014:026 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send
at my request, will teach you everything, and will bring
to your memories all that I have said to you.

014:027 Peace I leave with you: my own peace I give to you.
It is not as the world gives its greetings that I give you peace.
Let not your hearts be troubled or dismayed.

014:028 "You heard me say to you, `I am going away, and yet I am coming
to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced because I
am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I am.

014:029 I have now told you before it comes to pass, that when it has
come to pass you may believe.

014:030 In future I shall not talk much with you, for the Prince
of this world is coming. And yet in me he has nothing;

014:031 but it is in order that the world may know that I love the Father,
and that it is in obedience to the command which the Father
gave me that I thus act. Rise, let us be going."

015:001 "I am the Vine - the True Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser.

015:002 Every branch in me - if it bears no fruit, He takes away;
and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may
bear more fruit.

015:003 Already you are cleansed - through the teaching which I
have given you.

015:004 Continue in me, and let me continue in you. Just as the branch
cannot bear fruit of itself - that is, if it does not continue
in the vine - so neither can you if you do not continue in me.

015:005 I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who continues in me
and in whom I continue bears abundant fruit, for apart from me
you can do nothing.

015:006 If any one does not continue in me, he is like the unfruitful
branch which is at once thrown away and then withers up.
Such branches they gather up and throw into the fire and
they are burned.

015:007 "If you continue in me and my sayings continue in you,
ask what you will and it shall be done for you.

015:008 By this is God glorified - by your bearing abundant fruit
and thus being true disciples of mine.

015:009 As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you:
continue in my love.

015:010 If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I
have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love.

015:011 "These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy
in you, and that your joy may become perfect.

015:012 This is my commandment to you, to love one another as I
have loved you.

015:013 No one has greater love than this - a man laying down his life
for his friends.

015:014 You are my friends, if you do what I command you.

015:015 No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not
know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends,
because all that I have heard from the Father I have made
known to you.

015:016 It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and
appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your
fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present
to the Father in my name He may give you.

015:017 "Thus I command you to love one another.

015:018 If the world hates you, remember that it has first had me
as the fixed object of its hatred.

015:019 If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own property.
But because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen
you out of the world - for that reason the world hates you.

015:020 Bear in mind what I said to you, `A servant is not superior
to his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will
also persecute you: if they have obeyed my teaching,
they will obey yours also.

015:021 But they will inflict all this suffering upon you on account
of your bearing my name - because they do not know Him
who sent me.

015:022 "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have had no sin;
but as the case stands they are without excuse for their sin.

015:023 He who hates me hates my Father also.

015:024 If I had not done among them, as I have, such miracles as no
one else ever did, they would have had no sin; but they
have in fact seen and also hated both me and my Father.

015:025 But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled
which stands written in their Law, `They have hated me
without any reason.'

015:026 "When the Advocate is come whom I will send to you from
the Father's presence - the Spirit of Truth who comes forth
from the Father's presence - He will be a witness concerning me.

015:027 And you also are witnesses, because you have been with me
from the first.

016:001 "These things I have spoken to you in order to clear
stumbling-blocks out of your path.

016:002 You will be excluded from the synagogues; nay more, the time
is coming when any one who has murdered one of you will suppose
he is offering service to God.

016:003 And they will do these things because they have failed
to recognize the Father and to discover who I am.

016:004 But I have spoken these things to you in order that when
the time for their accomplishment comes you may remember them,
and may recollect that I told you. I did not, however, tell you
all this at first, because I was still with you.

016:005 But now I an returning to Him who sent me; and not one of you
asks me where I am going.

016:006 But grief has filled your hearts because I have said all
this to you.

016:007 "Yet it is the truth that I am telling you - it is to your
advantage that I go away. For unless I go away, the Advocate
will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

016:008 And He, when He comes, will convict the world in respect of sin,
of righteousness, and of judgement; -

016:009 of sin, because they do not believe in me;

016:010 of righteousness, because I am going to the Father, and you
will no longer see me;

016:011 of judgement, because the Prince of this world is under sentence.

016:012 "I have much more to say to you, but you are unable at present
to bear the burden of it.

016:013 But when He has come - the Spirit of Truth - He will guide
you into all the truth. For He will not speak as Himself
originating what He says, but all that He hears He will speak,
and He will make known the future to you.

016:014 He will glorify me, because He will take of what is mine
and will make it known to you.

016:015 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said
that the Spirit of Truth takes of what is mine and will make
it known to you.

016:016 "A little while and you see me no more, and again a little
while and you shall see me."

016:017 Some of His disciples therefore said to one another, "What does
this mean which He is telling us, `A little while and you
do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me,'
and `Because I am going to the Father'?"

016:018 So they asked one another repeatedly, "What can that `little while'
mean which He speaks of? We do not understand His words."

016:019 Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask Him, and He said,
"Is this what you are questioning one another about -
my saying, `A little while and you do not see me, and again
a little while and you shall see me'?

016:020 In most solemn truth I tell you that you will weep aloud
and lament, but the world will be glad. You will mourn,
but your grief will be turned into gladness.

016:021 A woman, when she is in labour, has sorrow, because her
time has come. But when she has given birth to the babe,
she no longer remembers the pain, because of her joy at a child
being born into the world.

016:022 So you also now have sorrow; but I shall see you again,
and your hearts will be glad, and your gladness no one will
take away from you.

016:023 You will put no questions to me then. "In most solemn truth
I tell you that whatever you ask the Father for in my name
He will give you.

016:024 As yet you have not asked for anything in my name: ask, and you
shall receive, that your hearts may be filled with gladness.

016:025 "All this I have spoken to you in veiled language.
The time is coming when I shall no longer speak to you
in veiled language, but will tell you about the Father
in plain words.

016:026 At that time you will make your requests in my name;
and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,

016:027 for the Father Himself holds you dear, because you have held me
dear and have believed that I came from the Father's presence.

016:028 I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Again I am leaving the world and am going to the Father."

016:029 "Ah, now you are using plain language," said His disciples,
"and are uttering no figure of speech!

016:030 Now we know that you have all knowledge, and do not need to be
pressed with questions. Through this we believe that you
came from God."

016:031 "Do you at last believe?" replied Jesus.

016:032 "Remember that the time is coming, nay, has already come, for you
all to be dispersed each to his own home and to leave me alone.
And yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.

016:033 "I have spoken all this to you in order that in me you
may have peace. In the world you have affliction.
But keep up your courage: *I* have won the victory
over the world."

017:001 When Jesus had thus spoken, He raised his eyes towards Heaven
and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son
that the Son may glorify Thee;

017:002 even as Thou hast given Him authority over all mankind,
so that on all whom Thou hast given Him He may bestow the Life
of the Ages.

017:003 And in this consists the Life of the Ages - in knowing Thee
the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.

017:004 I have glorified Thee on earth, having done perfectly the work
which by Thine appointment has been mine to do.

017:005 And now, Father, do Thou glorify me in Thine own presence,
with the glory that I had in Thy presence before the world existed.

017:006 "I have revealed Thy perfections to the men whom Thou gavest me
out of the world. Thine they were, and Thou gavest them to me,
and they have obeyed Thy message.

017:007 Now they know that whatever Thou hast given me is from Thee.

017:008 For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them.
And they have received them, and have known for certain that I
came out from Thy presence, and have believed that Thou
didst send me.

017:009 "I am making request for them: for the world I do not make
any request, but for those whom Thou hast given me.
Because they are Thine,

017:010 and everything that is mine is Thine, and everything that is
Thine is mine; and I am crowned with glory in them.

017:011 I am now no longer in the world, but they are in the world and I
am coming to Thee. "Holy Father, keep them true to Thy name -


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