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out now, and bear to the ruler of the feast And 9 they bare it. When the ruler of the feast tasted the water that was made wine (and he knew not whence it was, but the servants who had drawn the water knew,) the ruler of the feast called the bride10 groom, and says to him: Every man sets forth the good wine first; and when they have drunk freely, then that which is worse. Thou hast kept the good

11 wine until now.


This beginning of the signs Jesus wrought in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples; and they abode there not many days.

13 And the passover of the Jews was at hand; and 14 Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, 15 and the money-changers sitting. And having made

a scourge of small cords, he drove all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16 and to them that sold doves he said: Take these

things hence; make not my Father's house a house 17 of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that

it is written: Zeal for thy house consumes me. 18 The Jews therefore answered and said to him:

What sign dost thou show to us, seeing that thou 19 doest these things? Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will

raise it up. Therefore said the Jews: Forty and 20 six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou

raise it up in three days? But he spake of the 21 temple of his body. When therefore he was risen 22 from the dead, his disciples remembered that he said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus spake.

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, 23 on the feast-day, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he wrought. But Jesus did not 24 trust himself to them, because he knew all men, and had no need that any one should testify of 25 man; for he himself knew what was in man.

III. THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named 1 Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. The same came 2 to him by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come a teacher from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him.

Jesus answered and said to him: Verily, verily, 3 I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus says to 4 him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say to thee, except 5

V. 3. or, born from above

a man be born of water and the Spirit, he can not 6 enter into the kingdom of God. That which is

born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of 7 the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.



The wind blows where it will, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but knowest not whence it comes, and whither it goes. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can 10 these things be? Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou the teacher of Israel, and knowest not 11 these things? Verily, verily, I say to thee, we

speak that which we know, and testify that which we have seen; and ye receive not our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe

not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you heavenly 13 things? And no one has ascended up into heaven,

but he that came down out of heaven, the Son of 14 man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the

serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man 15 be lifted up; that whosoever believes on him may 16 have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he

gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him should not perish, but may have everlasting 17 life. For God sent not his Son into the world to

judge the world; but that the world through him 18 might be saved. He that believes on him is not judged; but he that believes not has already been

judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is the 19 judgment, that light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil 20 hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth the 21 truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

After these things came Jesus and his disciples 22 into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and immersed. And John also was im- 23 mersing in Ænon near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came, and were immersed. For John was not yet cast into prison.


There arose therefore a question, on the part of 25 John's disciples with a Jew, about purifying. And 26 they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same immerses, and all come to him.

John answered and said: A man can receive noth- 27 ing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye your- 28 selves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that 29 has the bride is the bridegroom. But the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is made full. He must increase, but 30

31 I must decrease. He that comes from above is

above all; he that is from the earth is of the earth,

and speaks of the earth; he that comes from heaven 32 is above all. And what he has seen and heard, that 33 he testifies; and his testimony no one receives. He

that has received his testimony has set his seal that 34 God is true. For he whom God sent speaks the

words of God; for he gives not the Spirit by meas35 ure. The Father loves the Son, and has given all 36 things into his hand. He that believes on the Son

has everlasting life; and he that believes not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

1 IV. WHEN therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard, that Jesus made and immersed 2 more disciples than John (though Jesus himself im3 mersed not, but his disciples;) he left Judea, and 4 departed again into Galilee. And he must go 5 through Samaria. He comes therefore to a city of

Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground 6 that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with the journey, sat down thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.


There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water. 8 Jesus says to her, Give me to drink. For his dis

V. 34. In some ancient copies, God gives not
V. 5. Sychar: also called Shechem

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