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And it came to pass, that as he was reclining at 30 table with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and breaking, gave to them. And their eyes were 31 opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another: Did not 32 our heart burn within us, while he talked to us in the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures?

And rising up in the same hour, they returned to 33 Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together; saying: The Lord 34 is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon. And 35 they related what things were done in the way, and how he was known by them in the breaking of bread.

And while they were speaking these things, he 36 himself stood in the midst of them, and says to them: Peace be to you. But they were terrified 37 and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit. And he said to them: Why are ye troubled? 38 And wherefore do thoughts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. 39 Handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And having said this, 40 he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while 41 they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to them, Have ye here anything to eat? And 42 they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb. And he took, and ate it before them. 43 And he said to them: These are my words which 44,

I spake to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and psalms, 45 concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. 46 And he said to them: Thus it is written, that the

Christ should suffer, and should rise from the dead 47 on the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among 48 all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Ye are witnesses of these things.

4.9 And, behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you. But do ye tarry in the city, until ye are endued with power from on high.

50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany; and 51 lifting up his hands, he blessed them. And it came

to pass, while he blessed them, that he parted from 52 them, and was borne up into heaven. And they,

having worshiped him, returned to Jerusalem with 53 great joy; and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.

THE GOSPEL

ACCORDING TO

JOHN.

CHAPTER I.

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were 3 made by him; and without him was nothing made that has been made. In him was life; and the life 4 was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name 6 was John. The same came for a witness, to bear 7 witness of the light, that through him all might believe. He was not the light; but [came] to bear wit- 8 ness of the light. There was the true light, which 9 lights every man that comes into the world. He was 10 in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own, and his 11 own received him not. But as many as received 12 him, to them gave he power to become children of

V. 3. or, were made through him

13 God, to them that believe on his name; who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory, a glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John bare witness of him; and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is 16 preferred before me, because he was before me.

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cause out of his fullness we all received, and grace 17 for grace. For the law was given through Moses; 18 grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No

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one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he declared him.

And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, 20 Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; 21 and he confessed, I am not the Christ. And they

asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he says, I am not. Art thou the Prophet? And 22 he answered, No. They said therefore to him: Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that 23 sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness,

V. 14. Gr. tabernacled among us

V. 15. Gr. is become before me; because he was prior to me.

Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

And they that were sent were of the Pharisees. 24 And they asked him, and said to him: Why then 25 dost thou immerse, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet? John answered them, 26 saying I immerse in water. : There stands one

in the midst of you, whom ye know not; he that 27 comes after me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

These things took place in Bethany beyond the 28 Jordan, where John was immersing.

On the morrow, he sees Jesus coming to him, and 29 says: Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said: After 30 me comes a man who is preferred before me; because he was before me. And I knew him not; but 31 that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this I came immersing in water.

And John bare witness, saying: I have seen the 32 Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not; but he that 33 sent me to immerse in water, the same said to me: Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding on him, the same is he that immerses in the Holy Spirit. And I have seen, and have borne 34 witness, that this is the Son of God.

V. 30. Gr., as in V. 15.

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