The complete text of the original John's gospel, without comments

The complete text of the original John's gospel, without any comments, removing short clauses ({...}) which might be later interpolations

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1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
1:5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
1:9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
1:13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
1:15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.'"
1:16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
1:19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
1:20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
1:21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."
1:22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"
1:23 He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the LORD,"' as the prophet Isaiah said."
1:24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.
1:25 And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
1:26 John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.
1:27 It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.
1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
1:30 "This is He of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.'
1:31 "I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."
1:32 And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
1:33 "I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
1:34 "And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God."
1:35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
1:36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
1:38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi", "where are You staying?"
1:39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
1:40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
1:41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).
1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, a Stone).
1:43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."
1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote; Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
1:46 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"
1:48 Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
1:49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God!"
1:50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
1:51 And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

2:1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2:2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
2:3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."
2:4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."
2:5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
2:6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.
2:7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
2:8 And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it.
2:9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from, the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
2:10 And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"
2:11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
2:12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.

6:1 (NASB) After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias).
6:2 (NKJV) Then a great multitude followed Him.
6:3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
6:4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
6:5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"
6:6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
6:7 Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little."
6:9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?"
6:10 Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
6:11 (RSV) Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.
6:12 (NKJV) So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost."
6:13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."
6:15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
6:16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
6:17 got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
6:18 Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing.
6:19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.
6:20 But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."
6:21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
6:22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone;
6:23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks;
6:24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
6:25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when did You come here?"
6:26 Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
6:27 "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."
6:28 Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"
6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
6:30 Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?
6:31 "Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
6:32 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
6:33 "For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
6:34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
6:35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
6:36 "But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.
6:37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
6:38 "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
6:40 "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life."
6:41 The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."
6:42 And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, 'I have come down from heaven'?"
6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, "Do not murmur among yourselves.
6:44 "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.
6:45 "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
6:46 "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.
6:47 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
6:48 "I am the bread of life.
6:49 " Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
6:50 "This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
6:51 "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."
6:52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"
6:53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
6:54 "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life.
6:55 "For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
6:56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
6:57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
6:58 "This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."
6:60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?"
6:61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you?
6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
6:64 "But there are some of you who do not believe."
6:65 And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father."
6:66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
6:67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?"
6:68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
6:69 NASB ""We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God."
6:70 NKJV Jesus answered them, " Did I not choose you , the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"

7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee.
7:2 Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
7:3 His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into Judea,
7:4 "For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."
7:5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him.
7:6 Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7:7 "The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
7:8 "You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come."
7:9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
7:10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
5:3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed,
5:5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?"
5:7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me."
5:8 Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk."
5:9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.
5:10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed."
5:11 He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.'"
5:12 Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?"
5:13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.
5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."
5:15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
5:16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.
5:17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.
5:19 ... Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
5:20 "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
5:21 "For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.
5:23 "that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
5:24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
5:31 "If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.
5:32 "There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.
5:33 "You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
5:34 "Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.
5:35 " He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.
5:36 "But I have a greater witness than John's; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish; the very works that I do; bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
5:37 "And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
5:38 "But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
5:39 "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
5:40 "But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
5:41 "I do not receive honor from men.
5:42 "But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.
5:43 "I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.
5:44 "How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?
5:45 "Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you; Moses, in whom you trust.
5:46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
5:47 "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
7:1 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?"
7:12 And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, "He is good"; others said, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people."
7:13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
7:14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
7:15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?"
7:16 Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
7:17 "If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.
7:18 "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
7:19 "Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"
7:20 The people answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?"
7:21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel.
7:22 "Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.
7:23 "If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?
7:24 "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
7:25 Now some of them from Jerusalem said,
7:26 "look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ?
7:27 "However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from."
7:28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, "You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
7:29 "But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."
7:30 Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
7:31 And many of the people believed in Him, and said, "When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?"
7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.
7:33 Then Jesus said to them, "I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.
7:34 "You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come."
7:35 Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
7:36 "What is this thing that He said, 'You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come'?"
7:37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
7:40 Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet."
7:41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee?
7:42 "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?"
7:43 So there was a division among the people because of Him.
7:44 Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
7:45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why have you not brought Him?"
7:46 The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!"
7:47 Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived?
7:48 "Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him?
7:49 "But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed."
7:50 Nicodemus (being one of them) said to them,
7:51 "Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?"
7:52 They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."
8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
8:13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, "You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true."
8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going.
8:15 "You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
8:16 for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.
8:17 "It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.
8:18 "I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me."
8:19 Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also."
8:20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come.
8:21 Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come."
8:22 So the Jews said, "Will He kill Himself, because He says, 'Where I go you cannot come'?"
8:23 And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
8:25 Then they said to Him, "Who are You?" And Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
8:26 "I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him."
8:27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.
8:28 Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
8:29 "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."
8:30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
8:33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, 'You will be made free'?"
8:34 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
8:35 "And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.
8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
8:37 "I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
8:38 "I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father."
8:39 They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
8:40 "But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.
8:41 "You do the deeds of your father." Then they said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father; God."
8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
8:43 "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.
8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
8:45 "But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
8:46 "Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?
8:47 "He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."
8:48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"
8:49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
8:50 "And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges.
8:51 "Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
8:52 Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.'
8:53 "Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom do You make Yourself out to be?"
8:54 Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.
8:55 "Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word.
8:59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

9:1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
9:2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
9:3 Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
9:4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
9:5 "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
9:6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
9:7 And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
9:8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?"
9:9 Some said, "This is he." Others said, "He is like him." He said, "I am he."
9:10 Therefore they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"
9:11 He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight."
9:12 Then they said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."
9:13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
9:14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
9:15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
9:16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
9:17 They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
9:18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
9:19 And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"
9:20 His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
9:21 "but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself."
9:24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, "Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner."
9:25 He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."
9:26 Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?"
9:27 He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?"
9:28 Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples.
9:29 "We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from."
9:30 The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!
9:31 "Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
9:32 "Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
9:33 "If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
9:34 They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they cast him out.
9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?"
9:36 He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
9:37 And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you."
9:38 Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him.
9:39 And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind."
9:40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, "Are we blind also?"
9:41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.
10:1 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
10:2 "But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
10:4 "And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
10:5 "Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
10:6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
10:7 Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 "All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
10:12 "But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
10:13 "The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
10:14 "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
10:15 "As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
10:16 "And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
10:17 "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
10:18 "No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."
10:19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings.
10:20 And many of them said, "He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?"
10:21 Others said, "These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
10:22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
10:24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.
10:26 "But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
10:28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
10:29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
10:30 "I and My Father are one."
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?"
10:33 The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God."
10:34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods"'?
10:35 "If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
10:36 "do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
10:37 "If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
10:38 "but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
10:39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
10:40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed.
10:41 Then many came to Him and said, "John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true."
10:42 And many believed in Him there.

12:1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany.
12:12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!"
12:14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:
12:15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey's colt."
2:14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers doing business.
2:15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables.
2:16 And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"
2:17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up."
2:18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?"
2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
2:23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.

3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
3:2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
3:4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?"
3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
3:11 "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.
3:12 "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
3:13 "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
3:14 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
3:15 "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
3:17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
3:19 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
3:20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
3:21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."

12:20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast.
12:21 Then they came to Philip, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
12:22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
12:24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
12:27 "Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
12:28 "Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."
12:29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to Him."
12:30 Jesus answered and said, "This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.
12:31 "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
12:32 "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
12:33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
12:34 The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
12:35 Then Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.
12:36 "While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.
12:37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,
12:38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: "Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?"
12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
12:40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
12:41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
12:44 Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.
12:45 "And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
12:46 "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
12:47 "And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
12:48 "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
12:49 "For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
12:50 "And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."

13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
13:2 (NASB) During supper,
13:3 (NKJV) Jesus
13:4 rose and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.
13:5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
13:6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, are You washing my feet?"
13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."
13:8 Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."
13:9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"
13:10 Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."
13:11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."
13:12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
13:13 "You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
13:14 "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
13:15 "For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
13:16 "Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
13:17 "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
13:18 "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'
13:19 "Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.
13:20 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
13:21 When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."
13:22 Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke.
13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
13:24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.
13:25 Then, leaning back on Jesus' breast, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"
26 Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."
13:28 But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him.
13:29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, "Buy those things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.
13:30 Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.
13:31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.
13:32 "If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.
13:33 "Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now I say to you.
13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
13:35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
13:36 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward."
13:37 Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake."
13:38 Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.
14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
14:2 "In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
14:4 "And where I go you know, and the way you know."
14:5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
14:7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."
14:8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."
14:9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
14:10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
14:11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
14:12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
14:13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14:14 "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
14:16 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever;
14:17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
14:18 "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
14:19 "A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
14:20 "At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"
14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.
14:25 "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.
14:26 "But the Helper, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
14:28 "You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.
14:29 "And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.
14:30 "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
14:31 "But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here."

18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.
18:2 And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.
18:3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"
18:5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.
18:6 Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.
18:7 Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
18:8 Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"
18:9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."
18:10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
18:11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"
18:12 Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.

18:13 And they led Him away to Caiaphas who was high priest that year.
18:15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.
18:16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in.
18:17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."
18:18 Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself.
18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.
18:20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing.
18:21 "Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said."
18:22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like that?"
18:23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"
18:25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not!"
18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"
18:27 Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.

18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.
18:29 Pilate then went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"
18:30 They answered and said to him, "If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you."
18:31 Then Pilate said to them, "You take Him and judge Him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,"
18:32 that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die.
18:33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
18:34 Jesus answered him, "Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?"
18:35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?"
18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."
18:37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
18:38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them,
18:39 "You have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
18:40 Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
19:1 So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.
19:2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.
19:3 Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their hands.
19:4 Pilate then went out again , and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing Him out to you."
19:5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!"
19:6 Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!
19:7 We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."
19:8 Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid,
19:9 and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
19:10 Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?"
19:11 Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
19:12 From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar."
19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
19:14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"
19:15 But they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar!"

19:16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
19:17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
19:18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.
19:19 (NASB) Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, "JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS."
19:20 Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city
19:21 (NKJV) Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said, "I am the King of the Jews."'"
19:22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
19:24 They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.
19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!"
19:29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

19:31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
19:32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him.
19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
19:35 And he who has seen has testified , and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.
19:36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."
19:37 And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced."
19:38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus.
19:39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
19:40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
19:41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
19:42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.

20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
20:2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."
20:3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb.
20:4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
20:5 And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in.
20:6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there,
20:7 and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself.
20:8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.
20:10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.