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not in the house for ever : but he speaketh a lie, he speaketh the Son abideth ever.

of his own : for he is a liar, and 36 If the Son, therefore, shall || the father of it. make you free, ye shall be free 45 And because I tell you the indeed.

truth, ye believe me not. 37 I know that ye are Abra- 46 Which of you convinceth ham's seed : but ye seek to kill me of sin ? And if I say the me, because my word hath no | truth, why do ye not believe place in you.

me ? 38 I speak that which I have || 47 He that is of God, heareth seen with my Father; and ye | God's words ; ye, therefore, do that which ye have seen with || hear them not, because ye are your father.

not of God. 39 They answered, and said 48 Then answered the Jews,

to kill them: but I be

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ther. Jesus saith unto them, well, that thou art a Samaritan, If ye were Abraham's children, and hast a devil ? ye would do the works of A- 49 Jesus answered, I have not braham.

Il a devil: but I honour my Fa40 But now ye seek to kill ther, and ye do dishonour me. me, a man that hath told you 50 And I seek not mine own the truth, which I have heard glory: there is one that seeketh of God: this did not Abraham. || and judgeth.

41 Ye do the deeds of your 51 Verily, verily, I say unto father. Then said they to him, | you, If a man keep my saying, We be not born of fornication ; || he shall never see death.. we have one Father, even God. 52 Then said the Jews unto

42 Jesus said unto them, If him, Now we know that thou God were your Father, ye would hast a devil. Abraham is dead, love me: for I proceeded forth, ll and the prophets; and thou say. and came from God; neither | est, If a man keep my saying, came I of myself, but he sent ll he shall never taste of death. me.

| 53 Art thou greater than our 43 Why do ye not understand | father Abraham, which is dead? my speech ? even because ye || and the prophets are dead : cannot hear my word.

whom makest thou thyself ? 44 Ye are of your father the 54 Jesus answered, If I hodevil, and the lusts of your fa- nour myself, my honour is nothther ye will do: he was a mur- | ing: it is my Father that hoderer from the beginning, and noureth me, of whom ye say, abode not in the truth, because that he is your God. there is no truth in him. When 55 Yet ye have not known

him ; but I know him : and if || 6 When he had thus spoken, I should say, I know him not, || he spat on the ground, and I shall be a liar, like unto you; | made clay of the spittle, and but I know him, and keep his he anointed the eyes of the saying.

blind man with the clay, 56 Your father Abraham re- | 7 And said unto him, Go, joiced to see my day; and he | wash in the pool of Siloam, saw it, and was glad.

(which is, by interpretation, 57 Then said the Jews unto Sent.) He went his way, therehim, Thou art not yet fifty years || fore, and washed, and camo old, and hast thou seen Abra seeing. ham ?

8 The neighbours, therefore, 58 Jesus said unto them, Ve and they which before had seen rily, verily, I say unto you, Be him, that he was blind, said, Is fore Abraham was, I am. not this he that sat and beg59 Then took they up stones

Il ged? to cast at him : but Jesus hid 1°9 Some said, This is he ; himself, and went out of the ll others said, He is like him : but temple going through the midst he said, I am he. of them, and so passed by. 10 Therefore said they unto

him, How were thine eyes openCHAP. IX.

ed ?

11 He answered, and said, A THE BLIND HEALED.

man that is called Jesus made AND as Jesus passed by, he clay, and anointed mine eyes, saw a man which was blind || and said unto me, Go to the from bis birth. .

pool of Siloam, and wash : and 2 And his disciples asked him, I went and washed, and I re. saying, Master, who did sin, | ceived sight. this man, or his parents, that he | 12 Then said they unto him, was born blind ?

Where is he? He said, I know 3 Jesus answered, Neither not. hath this man sinned, nor his || 13 They brought to the Phaparents : but that the works of risees, him that aforetime was God should be made manifest | blind. in him.

14 And it was the sabbath4 I must work the works of day when Jesus made the clay, him that sent me, while it is and opened his eyes. day: the night cometh, when 15 Then again the Pharisees no man can work.

also asked him, how he had re5 As long as I am in the world, ceived his sight. He said unI am the light of the world. ll to them, He put clay upon

mine eyes, and I washed, and 24 Then again called they the do see.

man that was blind, and said 16 Therefore, said some of unto him, Give God the praise: the Pharisees, This man is not we know that this man is á sinof God, because he keepeth not ner. the sabbath-day. Others said, | 25 He answered and said, How can a man that is a sinner, Whether he be a sinner or no, do such miracles? And there I know not: one thing I know, was a division among them. that whereas I was blind, now

17 They say unto the blind I see. man again, What sayest thou of N 26 Then said they to him ahim, that he hath opened thine gain, What did he to thee ? eyes? He said, He is a pro how opened he thine eyes ? phet.

27 He answered them, I have 18 But the Jews did not be- || told you already, and ye did lieve concerning him, that he not hear : wherefore would ye had been blind, and received hear it again ? will ye also be his sight, until they called the his disciples ? parents of him that had receiv 28 Then they reviled him, and ed his sight.

said, Thou art his disciple ; 19 And they asked them, say. but we are Moses' disciples. ing, Is this your son, who ye 29 We know that God spake say was born blind ? how then unto Moses: as for this fellow, doth he now see?

we know not from whence he 20 His parents answered them, and said, We know that this 30 The man answered, and is our son, and that he was born said unto them, Why, herein is blind :

a marvellous thing, that ye 21 But by what means he now || know not from whence he is, seeth, we know not; or who and yet he hath opened mine hath opened his eyes, we know eyes. not: he is of age; ask him : he li 31 Now we know that God shall speak for himself.

heareth not sinners: but if any 22 These words spake his | man be a worshipper of God, parents, because they feared the and doeth his will, him he hearJews : for the Jews had agreed eth. already, that if any man did 32 Since the world began was confess that he was Christ, he || it not heard, that any man openshould be put out of the syna ed the eyes of one that was gogue.

born blind. 23 Therefore said his parents, 33 If this man were not of He is of age ; ask him.

God, he could do nothing.

34 They answered, and said the door, is the shepherd of the unto him, Thou wast altoge- sheep. ther born in sins, and dost thou 3 To him the porter openeth ; teach us? And they cast him and the sheep hear his voice : out.

and he calleth his own sheep 35 Jesus heard that they had by name, and leadeth them cast him out; and when he had out. found him, he said unto him, 4 And when he putteth forth Dost thou believe on the Son of his own sheep, he goeth before God?

|| them, and the sheep follow 36 He answered and said, him: for they know his voice. Who is he, Lord, that I might 5 And a stranger will they not believe on him ?

follow, but will flee from him : 37 And Jesus said unto him, for they know not the voice of Thou hast both seen him, and strangers., it is he that talketh with thee. | 6 This parable spake Jesus

38 And he said, Lord, I be- unto them: but they underlieve. And he worshipped him. stood not what things they were,

39 And Jesus said, For judg- which he spake unto them. ment I am come into this world; | 7 Then said Jesus unto them that they which see not, might again, Verily, verily, I say unto see, and that they which see, you, I am the door of the might be made blind.

sheep. 40 And some of the Pharisees, 8 All that ever came before which were with him, heard me, are thieves and robbers : these words, and said unto him, but the sheep did not hear Are we blind also ?

them. 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye 9 I am the door : by me, if were blind, ye should have no any man enter in, he shall be sin : but now ye say, We see ; || saved, and shall go in and out, therefore your sin remaineth. and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not but CHAP. X.

for to steal, and to kill, and

to destroy: I am come, that CHRIST THE GOOD SHEP

they might have life, and that HERD.

they might have it more abunVERILY, verily, I say unto | dantly. you, He that entereth not by the 11 I am the good shepherd : door into the sheep-fold, but the good shepherd giveth his climbeth up some other way, the life for the sheep. same is a thief and a robber. 12 But he that is an hireling, 2 But he that entereth in by and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth 23 And Jesus walked in the the wolf coming, and leaveth the temple in Solomon's porch. sheep, and fleeth ; and the wolf | 24 Then came the Jews round catcheth them, and scattereth the about him, and said unto him, sheep.

How long dost thou make us to 13 The hireling fleeth, because || doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

25 Jesus answered them, I told 14 I am the good shepherd, and you, and ye believed not : the know my sbeep, and am known works that I do in my Father's of mine.

name, they bear witness of me. 15 As the Father knoweth me, 26 But ye believe not; because even so know I the Father: and ye are not of my sheep, as I I lay down my life for the said unto you. sheep.

27 My sheep hear my voice, 16 And other sheep I have, and I know them, and they folwhich are not of this fold : them low me: also I must bring, and they shall | 28 And I give unto them eterhear my voice; and there shall nal life; and they shall never pebe one fold, and one shepherd. rish, neither shall any man pluck

17 Therefore doth my Father | them out of my hand. love me, because I lay down my | 29 My Father, which gave life, that I might take it again. || them me, is greater than all :

18 No man taketh it from me, and no man is able to pluck them but I lay it down of myself: I out of my Father's hand. have power to lay it down, and | 30 I and my Father are one. I have power to take it again :| 31 Then the Jews took up this commandment have I re- stones again to stone him. ceived of my Father.

32 Jesus answered them, Ma19 There was a division, there. ny good works have I shewed fore, again among the Jews, for you from my Father; for which these sayings.

of those works do ye stone me? 20 And many of them said, 33 The Jews answered him, He hath a devil, and is mad; saying, For a good work we why hear ye him ?

stone thee not, but for blasphe21 Others said, These are not my, and because that thou, bethe words of him that hath aing a man, makest thyself God. devil: can a devil open the eyes 34 Jesus answered them, Is it of the blind ?

not written in your law, I said, 22 And it was at Jerusalem the Ye are gods ? feast of the dedication, and it 35 If he called them gods, unwas winter.

to whom the word of God came,

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