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you, That ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou ? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge of you; but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things, which I have heard of him. 27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. * 29 And he that sent me is with me; the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 30 As he spake these words many believed on him. 31 * Then said Jesus to those Jews, which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are yemy disciples indeed: 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 * They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to an man; how sayest thou, § shall be made free ? V 34 Jesus o them, erily, verily, I say unto you, wi. ão i. is the servant of sin.

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35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever; but the Son abideth ever.

36 lif the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father; and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered, and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God; this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornieation; we have one Father, even God. . 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me; for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of vour father the devil, and the i. of your

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When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin P And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47. He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye, therefore, hear them not, because ye are not of God. 48 || Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil P 49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me

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55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you; but I know him, and keep his saying. . . 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad. 57. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham P 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, 1 say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed

by. CHAP. IX. 4 He that was born blind is restored to sight: 43 he is brought to the Pharisees, 34. They ea communicate him. 35 Christ receiveth him, and he confesseth Christ. 39 Who they are whom Christ enlighteneth. AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind P 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents : but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of

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him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work. 5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ol. and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8 * The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged P 9 Some said, This is he; others said, He is like him ; but he said, I am he. 10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened P 11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash:

and I went and washed, and I

received sight. 42 Then said they unto him, Where is he He said, I know not. 13 * They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

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15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath-day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 47 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes P. He said, He is a prophet. 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 that had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye . was born blind P how then doth he now see P 20 His parents answered them and said, We know that

this is our son, and that he was .

born blind: 21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not ; or who hath opened his eyes, Wo know not; he is of age; as him; he shall speak for him." self. • 22 These words spake his parents, because they feare the Jews; for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was


he confesseth Christ.

Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age, ask him. 24. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise; we know that this man is a Sinner. 25 He answered and said, whether he be a sinner or mo, Iknow not; one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee P how opened he thine eyes. 27. He answered them, I have told you already, & ye did not hear; wherefore would ye hear it again P will ye also be his disciples P

28 Then they reviled him, .

and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto Moses; as for this fellow, weknow not from whence he is. 30 The man answered, and said unto them, Why, herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, & yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31 Now, we know that God heareth not sinners; but if any man be a worshipper of God, & doeth his will, him he heareth. 32. Since the world began was it not heard, that any man opened the eyes of one, that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 34. They answered and seid

Chap. x. The Pharisees’ blindness.

unto him,Thou wastaltogether born in sins. & dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. 85 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God P 36 He answered, and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him P 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. 39 " And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world; that they which see not, might see, and that the which see, mightbemade blind. 40 And some of the Pharisees, which were with him, heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also 2 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin; but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

CHAP. X. 1Christ is the door and the good shepherd ; 24 he proveth by his works that he is Christ the Son of God. VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. the sheep, and

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3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice; & he calleth |. own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, & the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spake Jesus unto them; but they understood not what things they were, which he spake unto them. 7. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily. I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy ; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good . the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 42 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth j ñooth ; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hircling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

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14, I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there, shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh 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 commandment have I received of my Father. 19 || There was a division, therefore, again among the

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Jews for these sayings. 20 And many of them said, He hath a . and is mad; why hear ye him P 21 Others said, These are not the words of him, that hath a devil; can a devil open the eyes of the blind P o 22 || And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedica’ tion,a and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

a The feast of dedication was instituted by Judas Maccabeus in com; memoration of his having purified the temple and altar from the pollo" tions and idolatries of Antiochus EP" phones,

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