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God, that ye believe on him whom he has sent. They therefore said to him: What sign doest thou 30 then, that we may see, and believe thee? What dost thou work? Our fathers ate the manna in the 31 wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Jesus therefore said to them: 32 Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of 33 God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.

Therefore said they to him: Lord, evermore give 34 us this bread. Jesus said to them, I am the bread 35 of life. He that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst. But 36 I said to you, that ye have also seen me, and do not believe. All that the Father gives me shall 37 come to me; and him that comes to me I will not cast out. Because I have come down from heaven, 38 not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the will of him that sent me, 39 that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. For 40 this is the will of my Father, that every one that sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he 41

V. 33. or, is he who

said, I am the bread that came down out of heaven. 42 And they said: Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph,

whose father and mother we know? How then does this man say, I have come down out of heaven? 43 Jesus answered and said to them: Murmur not 44 among yourselves. No one can come to me, except the Father who sent me draw him; and I will 45 raise him up at the last day. It is written in the

prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that has heard from the Father, and has 46 learned, comes to me. Not that any one has seen the Father, save he who is from God; he has seen the Father.


Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes on 48 me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and 50 are dead. This is the bread that comes down out

of heaven, that one' may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down out of heaven. If any one eat of this bread, he shall live forever; yea, and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.


The Jews therefore contended with one another, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Jesus therefore said to them: Verily, verily, I say

to you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, 54 and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. He

that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal 55 life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For

my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my 56 blood, abides in me, and I in him. As the living 57 Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me.

This is the bread that came down out of 58 heaven. Not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead; he that eats of this bread shall live forever.

These things said he in the synagogue, as he 59 taught in Capernaum.

Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard 60 it, said: This is a hard saying; who can hear it? But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples 61 murmured at this, said to them: Does this offend you? What then if ye behold the Son of man 62 ascending up where he was before? It is the spirit 63 that quickens, the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For 64 Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him. And he said: For this cause I have said to 65 you, that no one can come to me, except it be given him of the Father.

From this time many of his disciples went back, 66 and walked no more with him.

Jesus said therefore to the twelve, Will ye also 67

V. 55. Gr. is true, food ib. is true drink.

68 go away? Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to

whom shall we go? Thou hast words of eternal 69 life. And we believe and know, that thou art the 70 Holy one of God. Jesus answered them: Did I not 71 choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot, son of Simon; for he it was that would betray him, being one of the twelve.

1 VII. AND after these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.


Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, 3 was at hand. His brothers therefore said to him: Depart hence, and go into Judea, that thy disciples 4 also may behold thy works that thou doest. For no one doeth anything in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If thou doest these 5 things, manifest thyself to the world. For neither did 6 his brothers believe on him. Jesus therefore says to

them: My time is not yet come; but your time is 7 always ready. The world can not hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that its works 8 are evil. Go ye up to the feast. I go not up to this feast; because my time is not yet fully come. Having said these things to them, he remained 10 in Galilee. But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret.



The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and

said, Where is he? And there was much murmur- 12 ing among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, He is a good man; others said, Nay, but he misleads the multitude. No one, however, spake 13 openly of him for fear of the Jews.

But when it was now the midst of the feast, 14 Jesus went up into the temple and taught. And 15 the Jews marvelled, saying: How knows this man letters, having never learned? Jesus therefore 16

answered them, and said: My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me. If any one desires to do his 17 will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. He that 18 speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Has not Moses given you the law, and none of 19 you keeps the law? Why do ye seek to kill me? The multitude answered and said, Thou hast a devil; 20 who seeks to kill thee? Jesus answered and said 21 to them, I did one work, and ye all marvel. Moses 22 has for this cause given you circumcision, not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers; and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man. If a man receives cir- 23 cumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I made a man altogether whole on the sabbath? Judge 24 not according to appearance, but judge the righteous judgment.

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