Bible verses about "the apocalypse" | LEB

Matthew 24:1-51

1 And as Jesus went out of the temple courts* he was going along, and his disciples came up to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered and* said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone will be left here on another stone that will not be thrown down!" 3 And as* he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came up to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" 4 And Jesus answered and* said to them, "Watch out that no one deceives you! 5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will deceive many. 6 And you are going to hear about wars and rumors of wars. See to it that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.* 8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains. 9 "Then they will hand you over to persecution and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations* because of my name. 10 And then many will be led into sin and will betray one another and will hate one another, 11 and many false prophets will appear and will deceive many, 12 and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end—this person will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations,* and then the end will come. 15 "So when you see the abomination of desolation* spoken about by the prophet Daniel standing in the holy place" (let the one who reads understand), 16 "then those in Judea must flee to the mountains! 17 The one who is on his* housetop must not come down to take things out of his house, 18 and the one who is in the field must not turn back to pick up his cloak. 19 And woe to those who are pregnant* and to those who are nursing their babies* in those days! 20 But pray that your flight may not happen in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For at that time there will be great tribulation, such as has not happened from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will happen. 22 And unless those days had been shortened, no human being would be saved.* But for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened. 23 "At that time if anyone should say to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'Here he is,' do not believe him!* 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear, and will produce great signs and wonders in order to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you ahead of time! 26 Therefore if they say to you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or* 'Behold, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it!* 27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. 29 "And immediately after the tribulation of those days,
'the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.'* 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven,* and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven* with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect together from the four winds, from one end of heaven* to the other end of it. 32 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch has already become tender and puts forth its* leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also you, when you see all these things, know* that he is near, at the door. 34 Truly I say to you that this generation will never pass away until all these things take place! 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 36 "But concerning that day and hour no one knows—not even the angels of heaven nor the Son—except the Father alone. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 38 For as in the days* before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark. 39 And they did not know anything* until the deluge came and swept them* all away. So also the coming of the Son of Man will be. 40 Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore be on the alert, because you do not know what day your Lord is coming! 43 But understand this: that if the master of the house had known what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not think he will come.* 45 "Who then is the faithful and wise slave whom the master has put in charge of his household slaves to give them their* food at the right time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his master will find so doing when he* comes back. 47 Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that evil slave should say to himself,* 'My master is staying away for a long time,' 49 and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and at an hour that he does not know, 51 and will cut him in two and assign his place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!

Philippians 2:14-17

14 Do all things without grumbling and disputing, 15 in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault* in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,* 16 holding fast to the word of life, for a source of pride* to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and rejoice with all of you.

Ephesians 6:24

24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.*

2 Corinthians 10:5

5 and all pride that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

John 3:1-16:33

1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees whose name was* Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to him at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are* a teacher who has come from God, for no one is able to perform these signs that you are performing unless God were with him." 3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly I say to you, unless someone is born from above,* he is not able to see the kingdom of God." 4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is an old man? He is not able to enter into his mother's womb for the second time and be born, can he?"* 5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly I say to you, unless someone is born of water and spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'It is necessary for you to be born from above.'* 8 The wind blows wherever it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." 9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly I say to you, we speak what we know, and we testify about what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony! 12 If I tell you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 And no one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven—the Son of Man. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,* thus it is necessary that the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life."* 16 For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world in order that he should judge* the world, but in order that the world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in him is not judged,* but the one who does not believe has already been judged,* because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who practices evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed. 21 But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, in order that his deeds may be revealed, that they are done in God. 22 After these things Jesus and his disciples came into Judean territory, and there he spent time with them and was baptizing. 23 Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and they were coming and were being baptized. 24 (For John had not yet been thrown into prison.) 25 So a dispute occurred on the part of John's disciples with a Jew* concerning purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, about whom you testified—look, this one is baptizing, and all are coming to him!" 27 John answered and said, "A man can receive not one thing unless it is granted to him from heaven! 28 You yourselves testify about me that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I am sent before that one.' 29 The one who 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. So this joy of mine is complete. 30 It is necessary for that one to increase, but for me to decrease." 31 The one who comes from above is over all. The one who is from the earth is from the earth and speaks from the earth; the one who comes from heaven is over all. 32 What he has seen and heard, this he testifies, and no one accepts his testimony. 33 The one who accepts his testimony has attested that God is true. 34 For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit by measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who disobeys the Son will not see life—but the wrath of God remains on him.*

John 4:1-16:33

1 Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples), 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4 And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria. 5 Now he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 And Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, because he had become tired from the journey, simply sat down at the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me water* to drink." 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the town so that they could buy food.) 9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, "How do you, being a Jew, ask from me water* to drink, since I* am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me water* to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." 11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have no bucket and the well is deep! From where then do you get this living water? 12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, are you,* who gave us the well and drank from it himself, and his sons and his livestock?" 13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again. 14 But whoever drinks of this water which I will give to him will never be thirsty for eternity, but the water which I will give to him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or come here to draw water!"* 16 He said to her, "Go, call your husband and come here." 17 The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus said to her, "You have said rightly, 'I do not have a husband,' 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you have now is not your husband; this you have said truthfully!" 19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people* say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship." 21 Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, that an hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. 23 But an hour is coming—and now is here*—when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." 25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (the one called Christ); "whenever that one comes, he will proclaim all things to us." 26 Jesus said to her, "I, the one speaking to you, am he.* 27 And at this point* his disciples came, and they were astonished that he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, "What do you seek?" or "Why are you speaking with her?" 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into the town and said to the people,* 29 "Come, see a man who told me everything I have ever done! Perhaps this one is the Christ?" 30 They went out from the town and were coming to him. 31 In the meanwhile the disciples were asking him, saying, "Rabbi, eat something!"* 32 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." 33 So the disciples began to say* to one another, "No one brought him anything* to eat, did they?"* 34 Jesus said to them, "My food is that I do the will of the one who sent me and complete his work. 35 Do you not say, 'There are yet four months and the harvest comes'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.* 36 The one who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for eternal life, in order that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice together. 37 For in this instance* the saying is true, 'It is one who sows and another who reaps.' 38 I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have worked, and you have entered into their work." 39 Now from that town many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me everything that I have done." 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they began asking* him to stay with them. And he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word, 42 And they were saying to the woman, "No longer because of what you said* do we believe, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this one is truly the Savior of the world!" 43 And after the two days he departed from there into Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own homeland. 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, because they* had seen all the things he had done in Jerusalem at the feast (for they themselves had also come to the feast). 46 Now he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was at Capernaum a certain royal official whose son was sick. 47 This man, when he* heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, went to him and asked that he come down and heal his son, for he was about to die. 48 So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people* see signs and wonders, you will never believe!" 49 The royal official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies!" 50 Jesus said to him, "Go, your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he departed. 51 Now as* he was going down, his slaves met him, saying that his child was alive. 52 So he inquired from them the hour at which he had gotten better. Then they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." 53 So the father knew that it was that* same hour at which Jesus said to him, "Your son will live," and he himself believed, and his whole household. 54 Now this is again a second sign Jesus performed when he* came from Judea into Galilee.

John 5:1-16:33

1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool called in Aramaic Bethzatha,* which has five porticoes. 3 In these were lying a large number of those who were sick, blind, lame, paralyzed.*

John 5:5-16:33

5 And a certain man was there who had been thirty-eight years in his sickness. 6 Jesus, when he* saw this one lying there and knew that he had been sick* a long time already, said to him, "Do you want to become well?" 7 The one who was sick answered him, "Sir, I do not have anyone that, whenever the water is stirred up, could put me into the pool. But while* I am coming, another goes down before me." 8 Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk!" 9 And immediately the man became well and picked up his mat and began to walk.* (Now it was the Sabbath on that day.) 10 So the Jews were saying to the one who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not permitted for you to pick up the mat!"* 11 But he answered them, "The one who made me well—that one said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk!'" 12 So they asked him,* "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up your mat* and walk?'" 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn while* a crowd was in the place. 14 After these things Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "Look, you have become well! Sin no longer, lest something worse happen to you." 15 The man went and reported to the Jews that Jesus was the one who made him well. 16 And on account of this the Jews began to persecute* Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But he answered* them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working." 18 So on account of this the Jews were seeking even more to kill him, because he not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God his own Father, thus* making himself equal with God. 19 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, the Son can do nothing from himself except what he sees the Father doing. For whatever that one does, these things also the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything that he himself is doing. And greater works than these he will show him, so that you will be astonished. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and makes them* alive, thus also the Son makes alive whomever he wishes. 22 For the Father does not judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to the Son, 23 in order that all people* will honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly I say to you that the one who hears my word and who believes the one who sent me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. 25 "Truly, truly I say to you, that an hour is coming—and now is here—when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and the ones who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, thus also he has granted to the Son to have life in himself. 27 And he has granted him authority to carry out judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 "Do not be astonished at this, because an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and they will come out—those who have done good things to a resurrection of life, but those who have practiced evil things to a resurrection of judgment. 30 I am able to do nothing from myself. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me. 31 "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies about me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies about me is true. 33 You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 34 (And I do not receive testimony from people, but I say these things in order that you may be saved.) 35 That one was the lamp which was burning and shining, and you wanted to rejoice for an hour in his light. 36 "But I have a testimony greater than John's, for the works which the Father has given to me that I should complete them—the very works which I am doing—these testify about me, that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me, that one has testified about me. You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his form. 38 And you do not have his word residing in yourselves, because the one whom that one sent, in this one you do not believe. 39 You search* the scriptures because you think that you have eternal life in them, and it is these that testify about me. 40 And you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life. 41 "I do not accept glory* from people, 42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. If another should come in his own name, you would accept that one! 44 How are you able to believe, if you* accept glory from one another, and do not seek the glory which is from the only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father! The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have put your hope! 46 For if you had believed Moses, you would believe me, for that one wrote about me. 47 But if you do not believe that one's writings, how will you believe my words?"

John 6:1-16:33

1 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee (that is, Tiberias). 2 And a large crowd was following him because they were observing the signs that he was doing on those who were sick. 3 So Jesus went up on the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4 (Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.) 5 Then Jesus, when he looked up* * and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread so that these people can eat?" 6 (Now he said this to test him, because he knew what he was going to do.) 7 Philip replied to him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for them, in order that each one could receive a little." 8 One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, 9 "Here is a boy who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?" 10 Jesus said, "Make the people recline." (Now there was a lot of grass in the place.) So the men reclined, approximately five thousand in number. 11 Then Jesus took the bread, and after he* had given thanks, he distributed it* to those who were reclining—likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 And when they were satisfied, he said to his disciples, "Gather the remaining fragments so that nothing is lost." 13 So they gathered them,* and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Now when* the people saw the sign that he performed, they began to say,* "This one is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world!" 15 Then Jesus, because he* knew that they were about to come and seize him in order to make him* king, withdrew again up the mountain by himself alone. 16 Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea. 17 And getting into a boat, they began to go* to the other side of the sea, to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 And the sea began to be stirred up* because* a strong wind was blowing. 19 Then when they* had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia,* they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were afraid. 20 But he said to them, "It is I! Do not be afraid!" 21 So they were wanting to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat came to the land to which they were going. 22 On the next day, the crowd that was on the other side of the sea saw that other boats were not there (except one), and that Jesus had not entered with his disciples into the boat, but his disciples had departed alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after* the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus. 25 And when they* found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?" 26 Jesus replied to them and said, "Truly, truly I say to you, you seek me not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied! 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but the food that remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has set his seal on this one." 28 So they said to him, "What shall we do that we can accomplish the works of God?" 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God: that you believe in the one whom that one sent." 30 So they said to him, "Then what sign will you perform, so that we can see it* and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'* 32 Then Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, Moses did not give you bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven! 33 For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." 34 So they said to him, "Sir, always give us this bread!" 35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never be hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty again. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and do not believe. 37 Everyone whom the Father gives to me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never throw out, 38 because I have come down from heaven not that I should do my will, but the will of the one who sent me. 39 Now this is the will of the one who sent me: that everyone whom he has given me, I would not lose any of them,* but raise them* up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks at the Son and believes in him would have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." 41 Now the Jews began to grumble* about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven," 42 and they were saying, "Is this one not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?" 43 Jesus answered and said to them, "Do not grumble among yourselves!* 44 No one is able to come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.'* Everyone who hears from the Father and learns comes to me. 46 (Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God—this one has seen the Father.)* 47 Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that someone may eat from it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread, he will live forever.* And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." 52 So the Jews began to quarrel* among themselves,* saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" 53 Then Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in yourselves! 54 The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 The one who eats* my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me and I in him. 57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so also the one who eats* me—that one will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not as the fathers ate and died. The one who eats* this bread will live forever."* 59 He said these things while* teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 60 Thus many of his disciples, when they* heard it,* said, "This saying is hard! Who can understand it?" 61 But Jesus, because he* knew within himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, "Does this cause you to be offended? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending where he was before? 63 The Spirit is the one who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, "Because of this I said to you that no one can come to me unless it has been granted to him by the Father." 66 For this reason many of his disciples drew back* and were not walking with him any longer. 67 So Jesus said to the twelve, "You do not want to go away also, do you?"* 68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 And we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God." 70 Jesus replied to them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is the devil?" 71 (Now he was speaking about Judas son of Simon Iscariot, because this one—one of the twelve—was going to betray him.)

John 7:1-16:33

1 And after these things Jesus was going about in Galilee. For he did not want to go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. 2 Now the feast of the Jews—the feast of Tabernacles—was near. 3 So his brothers said to him, "Depart from here and go to Judea, so that your disciples also can see your works that you are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret and yet he himself desires to be publicly recognized.* If you are doing these things, reveal yourself to the world!" 5 (For not even his brothers believed in him.) 6 So Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it, that its deeds are evil. 8 You go up to the feast. I am not* going up to this feast, because my time is not yet completed.* 9 And when he* had said these things, he remained in Galilee. 10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but (as it were) in secret. 11 So the Jews were looking for him at the feast, and were saying, "Where is he?" 12 And there was a lot of grumbling concerning him among the crowds; some were saying, "He is a good man," but others were saying, "No, but he deceives the crowd." 13 However, no one was speaking openly about him for fear of the Jews. 14 Now when the feast was already half over,* Jesus went to the temple courts* and began to teach.* 15 Then the Jews were astonished, saying, "How does this man possess knowledge,* because he* has not been taught?" 16 So Jesus answered them and said, "My teaching is not mine, but is from the one who sent me. 17 If anyone wants to do his will, he will know about my* teaching, whether it is from God or I am speaking from myself. 18 The one who speaks from himself seeks his own glory. But the one who seeks the glory of the one who sent him—this one is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. 19 Has not Moses given you the law, and none of you carries out the law? Why do you seek to kill me?" 20 The crowd replied, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?" 21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I performed one work, and you are all astonished. 22 Because of this Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses would not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a whole man well* on the Sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to outward appearance, but judge according to righteous judgment!" 25 Then some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem began to say,* "Is this not the one whom they are seeking to kill? 26 And behold, he is speaking openly and they are saying nothing to him! Can it be that the rulers truly know that this man is the Christ? 27 Yet we know where this man is from, but the Christ, whenever he comes—no one knows where he is from!" 28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple courts,* teaching and saying, "You both know me and you know where I am from! And I have not come from myself, but the one who sent me is true, whom you do not know. 29 I know him, because I am from him and he sent me." 30 So they were seeking to seize him, and no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31 But from the crowd many believed in him and were saying, "Whenever the Christ comes, he will not perform more signs than this man has done, will he?"* 32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers in order to take him into custody .* 33 Then Jesus said, "Yet a little time I am with you, and I am going to the one who sent me. 34 You will seek me and will not find me,** and where I am, you cannot come." 35 So the Jews said to one another, "Where is this one going to go, that we will not find him? He is not going to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he?* 36 What is this saying that he said, 'You will seek me and will not find me,** and where I am, you cannot come'?" 37 Now on the last day of the feast—the great day—Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let him drink, 38 the one who believes in me.* Just as the scripture said, 'Out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.'"* 39 Now he said this concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were about to receive. For the Spirit was not yet given,* because Jesus had not yet been glorified.) 40 Then, when they* heard these words, some from the crowd began to say,* "This man is truly the Prophet!" 41 Others were saying, "This man is the Christ!" But others were saying, "No, for the Christ does not come from Galilee, does he?* 42 Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" 43 So there was a division in the crowd because of him. 44 And some of them were wanting to seize him, but no one laid hands on him. 45 So the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, "Why* did you not bring him?" 46 The officers replied, "Never has a man spoken like this!" 47 Then the Pharisees replied to them, "You have not also been deceived, have you?* 48 None* of the rulers or of the Pharisees have believed in him, have they?* 49 But this crowd who does not know the law is accursed!" 50 Nicodemus, the one who came to him previously—who was one of them—said to them, 51 "Our law does not condemn a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"* 52 They answered and said to him, "You are not also from Galilee, are you?* Investigate and see that a prophet does not arise from Galilee!" 53 And each one went to his own house.*

John 8:1-16:33

1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Now early in the morning he came again to the temple courts.* And all the people were coming,* and he sat down and* began to teach* them. 3 Now the scribes and the Pharisees brought to him a woman* caught in adultery. And standing her in their midst, 4 they said to him, testing him,* "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery! 5 Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?" 6 (Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have an occasion* to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to write* with his* finger on the ground, taking no notice.* 7 And when they persisted in asking him, straightening up he said* to them, "The one of you without sin, let him throw the first stone at her!" 8 And bending down again, he wrote on the ground. 9 Now when they* heard it,* being convicted by their conscience,* they began to depart,* one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus* was left alone—and the woman who was in their midst. 10 So Jesus, straightening up and seeing no one except the woman,* said to her, "Where are those accusers of yours?* Does no one condemn you?" 11 And she said, "No one, Lord." So Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go, and* sin no more."* 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world! The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 13 So the Pharisees said to him, "You testify concerning yourself! Your testimony is not true." 14 Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I testify concerning myself, my testimony is true, because I know where I have come from and where I am going. But you do not know where I have come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to externals; I do not judge anyone. 16 But even if I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 And even in your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true.* 18 I am the one who testifies concerning myself, and the Father who sent me testifies concerning me." 19 So they were saying to him, "Where is your father?" Jesus replied, "You know neither me nor my Father! If you had known me, you would have known my Father also." 20 He spoke these words by the treasury while* teaching in the temple courts,* and no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come. 21 So he said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek me and will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come!" 22 Then the Jews began to say,* "Perhaps he will kill himself, because he is saying, 'Where I am going you cannot come.'" 23 And he said to them, "You are from below; I am from above. You are from this world; I am not from this world. 24 Thus I said to you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am he, you will die in your sins." 25 So they began to say to him,* "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "What* I have been saying to you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but the one who sent me is true, and the things which I heard from him, these things I say to the world." 27 (They did not know that he was speaking to them about the Father.) 28 Then Jesus said,* "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will recognize that I am he, and I do nothing from myself, but just as the Father taught me, I say these things. 29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do the things that are pleasing to him." 30 While* he was saying these things, many believed in him. 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who had believed him, "If you continue in my word you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." 33 They replied to him, "We are descendants of Abraham and have not been enslaved to anyone at any time. How do you say, 'You will become free'?" 34 Jesus replied to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And the slave does not remain in the household forever;* the son remains forever.* 36 So if the son sets you free, you will be truly free. 37 I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are seeking to kill me, because my word makes no progress among you. 38 I speak the things that I have seen with the Father; so also you do the things that you have heard from the Father." 39 They answered and said to him, "Abraham is our father!" Jesus said to them, "If you are children of Abraham, do the deeds of Abraham! 40 But now you are seeking to kill me, a man who spoke to you the truth which I heard from God. This Abraham did not do. 41 You are doing the deeds of your father!"
They said* to him, "We were not born from sexual immorality! We have one father, God!" 42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I have come forth from God and have come. For I have not come from myself, but that one sent me. 43 Why* do you not understand my way of speaking? Because you are not able to listen to my message. 44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father! That one was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth, because truth is not in him. Whenever he speaks the lie, he speaks from his own nature,* because he is a liar and the father of lies.* 45 But because I am telling the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Who among you convicts me concerning sin? If I am telling the truth, why* do you not believe me? 47 The one who is from God listens to the words of God. Because of this you do not listen—because you are not of God." 48 The Jews answered and said to him, "Do we not correctly say that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?" 49 Jesus replied, "I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me! 50 But I do not seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges! 51 Truly, truly I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never experience death forever."* 52 The Jews* said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham and the prophets died, and you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death forever.'* 53 You are not greater than our father Abraham who died, are you?* And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself to be?" 54 Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. The one who glorifies me is my Father, about whom you say, 'He is our God.' 55 And you have not known him, but I know him. And if I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you! But I know him and I keep his word. 56 Abraham your father rejoiced that he would see my day, and he saw it* and was glad." 57 So the Jews said to him, "You are* not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" 58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was, I am!" 59 Then they picked up stones in order to throw them* at him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple courts.*

John 9:1-16:33

1 And as he* went away, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?" 3 Jesus replied, "Neither this man sinned nor his parents, but it happened* so that the works of God could be revealed in him. 4 It is necessary for us to do the deeds of the one who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work! 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." 6 When he* had said these things, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes. 7 And he said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated "sent"). So he went and washed and came back seeing. 8 Then the neighbors and those who saw him previously (because he was a beggar) began to say,* "Is this man not the one who used to sit and beg?" 9 Others were saying, "It is this man"; others were saying, "No, but he is like him." That one was saying, "I am he!" 10 So they began to say* to him, "How* were your eyes opened?" 11 He replied, "The man who is called Jesus made clay and smeared it* on my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash!' So I went, and I washed, and* I received sight." 12 And they said to him, "Where is that man?" He said, "I do not know." 13 They brought him—the one formerly blind—to the Pharisees. 14 (Now the day on which Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes was the Sabbath.) 15 So the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see." 16 So some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because he does not observe the Sabbath!" Others* were saying, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?" And there was a division among them. 17 So they said to the blind man again, "What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?" And he said, "He is a prophet." 18 So the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and received sight, until they summoned the parents of the one* who received sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, "Is this man your son, whom you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?" 20 So his parents answered and said, "We know that this man is our son, and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. Ask him! He is a mature adult;* he will speak for himself!" 22 (His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already decided that if anyone should confess him to be Christ, he would be expelled from the synagogue. 23 Because of this his parents said, "He is a mature adult;* ask him.") 24 So they summoned the man who had been blind for the second time and said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner!" 25 Then that man replied, "Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I know—that although I* was blind, now I see!" 26 So they said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" 27 He replied to them, "I told you already and you did not listen! Why do you want to hear it* again? You do not want to become his disciples also, do you?"* 28 They reviled* him and said, "You are his disciple! But we are disciples of Moses! 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but we do not know where this man is from." 30 The man answered and said to them, "For the remarkable thing is this, that you do not know where he is from, and he opened my eyes! 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if someone is devout and does his will, he listens to this one. 32 From time immemorial* it has not been heard that someone opened the eyes of one born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything!" 34 They answered and said to him, "You were born completely in sin, and are you attempting to teach* us?" And they threw him out. 35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36 He answered and said, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You have both seen him, and he is the one who is speaking with you." 38 And he said, "I believe, Lord!" and he worshiped him. 39 And Jesus said,* "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind!" 40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things and said to him, "We are not also blind, are we?"* 41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.

John 10:1-16:33

1 "Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up at some other place—that one is a thief and a robber. 2 But the one who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 For this one the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 Whenever he sends out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 And they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." 6 Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what it was that he was saying to them. 7 Then Jesus said to them* again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All those who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep do not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and will go out and will find pasture. 10 The thief comes only* so that he can steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have it* abundantly. 11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away—and the wolf seizes them and scatters them*13 because he is a hired hand and he is not concerned* about the sheep. 14 "I am the good shepherd, and I know my own, and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep which are not from this fold. I must bring these also, and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock—one shepherd. 17 Because of this the Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take possession of it again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down voluntarily.* I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take possession of it again. This commandment I received from my Father." 19 Again there was a division among the Jews because of these words. 20 And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is out of his mind! Why do you listen to him?" 21 Others were saying, "These are not the words of one who is possessed by a demon! A demon is not able to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"* 22 Then the feast of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple in the Portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews surrounded him and began to say* to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense?* If you are the Christ, tell us plainly!" 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you and you do not believe! The deeds that I do in the name of my Father, these testify about me. 26 But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep! 27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they will never perish forever,* and no one will seize them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them* to me, is greater than all, and no one can seize them* from the Father's hand. 30 The Father and I are one." 31 Then* the Jews picked up stones again so that they could stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good deeds from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone me?" 33 The Jews answered him, "We are not going to stone you concerning a good deed, but concerning blasphemy, and because you, although you* are a man, make yourself to be God!" 34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods" '?* 35 If he called them 'gods' to whom the word of God came—and the scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say about he whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? 37 If I do not do the deeds of my Father, do not believe me. 38 But if I am doing them,* even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." 39 So they were seeking again to seize him, and he departed out of their hand. 40 And he went away again on the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was baptizing at an earlier time, and he stayed there. 41 And many came to him and began to say,* "John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true!" 42 And many believed in him there.

John 11:1-16:33

1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 So the sisters sent word* to him, saying, "Lord, behold, the one whom you love is sick." 4 And when he* heard it,* Jesus said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified through it." 5 (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) 6 So when he heard that he was sick, then he remained in the place where* he was two days. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." 8 The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were seeking just now to stone you, and are you going there again?" 9 Jesus replied, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks around in the daylight, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks around in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. 11 He said these things, and after this he said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I can awaken him." 12 So the disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well." 13 (Now Jesus had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was speaking about real sleep.*) 14 So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus has died, 15 and I am glad for your sake* that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." 16 Then Thomas (the one who is called Didymus)* said to his fellow disciples, "Let us go also, so that we may die with him." 17 So when he* arrived, Jesus found he had already been four days in the tomb. 18 (Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia.* 19 So many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary in order to console them concerning their* brother.) 20 Now Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 So Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 Even* now I know that whatever you ask God, God will grant you." 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." 24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die forever.* Do you believe this?" 27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who comes into the world." 28 And when she* had said this, she went and called her sister Mary privately, saying, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 29 So that one, when she heard it,* got up quickly and went to him. 30 (Now Jesus has not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha went to meet him.) 31 So the Jews who were with her in the house and were consoling her, when they* saw Mary—that she stood up quickly and went out—followed her, because they* thought that she was going to the tomb in order to weep there. 32 Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and* saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." 33 Then Jesus, when he saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her weeping, was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled within himself. 34 And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews were saying, "See how he loved him!" 37 But some of them said, "Was not this man who opened the eyes of the blind able to do something* so that this man also would not have died?" 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved within himself again, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying on it. 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the one who had died, said to him, "Lord, he is stinking already, because it has been four days." 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his* eyes above and said, "Father, I give thanks to you that you hear me. 42 And I know that you always hear me, but for the sake of the crowd standing around I said it,* so that they may believe that you sent me." 43 And when he* had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" 44 The one who had died came out, his* feet and his* hands bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped with a facecloth. Jesus said to them, "Untie him and let him go." 45 Then many of the Jews who had come with Mary and saw the things which he did believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees called together the Sanhedrin and said, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs! 48 If we allow him to go on in this way, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place* and our* nation." 49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas (who was high priest in that year), said to them, "You do not know anything at all! 50 Nor do you consider that it is profitable for you that one man should die for the people, and the whole nation not perish." 51 (Now he did not say this from himself, but being high priest in that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also that the children of God who are scattered would be gathered into one.) 53 So from that day they resolved that they should kill him. 54 So Jesus was no longer walking openly among the Jews, but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples. 55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem from the surrounding country before the Passover, so that they could purify themselves. 56 So they were looking for Jesus, and were speaking with one another while* standing in the temple courts,* "What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?" 57 (Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, they should report it,* in order that they could arrest him.)

John 12:1-16:33

1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they made him a dinner there, and Martha was serving, but Lazarus was one of the ones reclining at table with him. 3 Then Mary took a pound* of ointment of very valuable genuine nard and* anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) said, 5 "Why* was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" 6 (Now he said this not because he was concerned* about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, he used to steal what was put into it.)* 7 So Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my preparation for burial. 8 For you have the poor with you always, but you do not always have me." 9 Now a large crowd* of Jews found out that he was there, and they came, not only because of Jesus, but so that they could see Lazarus also, whom he raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests decided that they would kill Lazarus also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going and believing in Jesus. 12 On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they* heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took the branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, and began crying out,
"Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord,* even the king of Israel!" 14 So Jesus found a young donkey and* sat on it, just as it is written, 15 "Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion! Behold, your king is coming, seated on the foal of a donkey!"* 16 (His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and they did these things to him.) 17 So the crowd who was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were continuing to testify. 18 Because of this also the crowd went to meet him, for they had heard that he had performed this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are accomplishing nothing! Behold, the world has gone after him." 20 Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up in order to worship at the feast. 21 So these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and began asking him saying, "Sir, we want to see Jesus." 22 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man will be glorified. 24 Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and* dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world preserves it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. 27 "Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, deliver me from this hour'? But for this reason I have come to this hour! 28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have both glorified it,* and I will glorify it* again." 29 Now the crowd that stood there and heard it* said it had thundered.* Others were saying, "An angel has spoken to him!" 30 Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not happened for my sake, but for your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world! Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out! 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself." 33 (Now he said this to indicate by what sort of death he was going to die.) 34 Then the crowd replied to him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever!* And how do you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?" 35 So Jesus said to them, "Yet a little time the light is with you! Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness does not overtake you! And the one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light." Jesus said these things, and then he went away and* was hidden from them. 37 But as many signs as he had performed before them, they did not believe in him, 38 in order that the word of the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled, who said,
"Lord, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"* 39 For this reason they were not able to believe, because again Isaiah said, 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they see with their* eyes and understand with their* hearts and turn, and I heal them."* 41 Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him. 42 Yet despite that, even many of the rulers believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it,* so that they would not be expelled from the synagogue. 43 For they loved the praise of men more than praise from God. 44 But Jesus cried out and said, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, 45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me will not remain in the darkness. 47 And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them,* I will not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has one who judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me* what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So the things that I say, just as the Father said to me, thus I say."

John 13:1-16:33

1 Now before the feast of Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, and* having loved his* own in the world, loved them to the end. 2 And as* a dinner was taking place, when* the devil had already put into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot that he should betray him, 3 because he* knew that the Father had given him all things into his* hands, and that he had come forth from God and was going away to God, 4 he got up from the dinner and took off his* outer clothing, and taking a towel, tied it* around himself. 5 Then he poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them* dry with the towel which he had tied around himself.* 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand after these things." 8 Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet forever!"* Jesus replied to him, "Unless I wash you, you do not have a share with me." 9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my* hands and my* head!" 10 Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed only needs* to wash his* feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not all of you." 11 (For he knew the one who would betray him; because of this he said, "Not all of you are clean.") 12 So when he had washed their feet and taken his outer clothing and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done for you? 13 You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you speak correctly, for I am. 14 If then I—your* Lord and Teacher—wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that just as I have done for you, you also do. 16 Truly, truly I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you understand these things, you are blessed if you do them. 18 "I am not speaking about all of you. I know whom I have chosen, but in order that the scripture would be fulfilled, 'The one who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me.'* 19 From now on I am telling you before it happens, in order that when it happens you may believe that I am he.* 20 Truly, truly I say to you, the one who receives anyone I send receives me, and the one who receives me receives the one who sent me." 21 When he* had said these things, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified and said, "Truly, truly I say to you that one of you will betray me." 22 The disciples began looking* at one another, uncertain about whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining close beside* Jesus. 24 So Simon Peter gestured for this one to inquire who it was about whom he was speaking. 25 He leaned back* accordingly against Jesus' chest and* said to him, "Lord, who is it?" 26 Jesus replied, "It is he to whom I dip the piece of bread and give it* to him." Then after* dipping the piece of bread, he gave it** to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. 27 And after the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you are doing, do quickly!" 28 (Now no one of those reclining at table knew for what reason he said this to him. 29 For some were thinking because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him, "Purchase what we need* for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.) 30 So after he* had taken the piece of bread, he went out immediately. And it was night. 31 Then, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and will glorify him immediately. 33 Children, yet a little time I am with you. You will seek me and just as I said to the Jews, "Where I am going you cannot come," now I say also to you. 34 "A new commandment I give to you: that you love one another—just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples—if you have love for one another." 36 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus replied,* "Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later." 37 Peter said to him, "Lord, why am I not able to follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!" 38 Jesus replied, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly I say to you, the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!

John 14:1-16:33

1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe* in God; believe* also in me. 2 In my Father's house there are many dwelling places; but if not, I would have told you, because* I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, so that where I am, you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going." 5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How are we able to know the way?" 6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known* my Father also. From now on* you know him and have seen him." 8 Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." 9 Jesus said to him, "Am I with you so long a time and you have not known me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, 'Show us the Father?' 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from myself, but the Father residing in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if not, believe because of the works themselves. 12 Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in me, the works that I am doing he will do also, and he will do greater works* than these because I am going to the Father. 13 And whatever* you ask in my name, I will do this, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.* 15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, in order that he may be with you forever*17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it does not see him or know him.* You know him, because he resides with you and will be in you. 18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you. 19 Yet a little time and the world will see me no longer, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 The one who has my commandments and keeps them—that one is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him." 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, why* is it that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" 23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and will take up residence with him.* 24 The one who does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me. 25 These things I have spoken to you while* residing with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name—that one will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything that I said to you. 27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you—not as the world gives, I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them* be afraid. 28 You have heard that I said to you, 'I am going away, and I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 29 And now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. 30 I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has no power* over* me. 31 But so that the world may know that I love the Father, and just as the Father has commanded me, thus I am doing. Get up, let us go from here!

John 15:1-16:33

1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch that does not bear fruit in me, he removes it, and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it in order that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I in you. Just as the branch is not able to bear fruit from itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. 5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him—this one bears much fruit, for apart from me you are not able to do anything. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and dries up, and they gather them and throw them* into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this: that you bear much fruit, and prove to be my disciples. 9 "Just as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have spoken these things to you in order that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be made complete. 12 This is my commandment: that you love one another just as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this: that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, because the slave does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything that I have heard from my Father I have revealed to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and your fruit should remain, in order that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 17 These things I command you: that you love one another. 18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated* you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21 But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin. But now they do not have a valid excuse for their sin. 23 The one who hates me hates my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not have sin. But now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this happened* so that the word that is written in their law would be fulfilled, 'They hated me without a reason.' 26 "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father—that one will testify about me. 27 And you also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:1-33

1 "I have said these things to you so that you will not fall away. 2 They will expel you from the synagogue,* but an hour is coming that everyone who kills you will think they are offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they do not know the Father or me. 4 But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you about them. 5 But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you is asking me, 'Where are you going?' 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he* comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me, 10 and concerning righteousness, because I am going away to the Father and you will see me no more, 11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned. 12 I still have many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them* now. 13 But when he—the Spirit of truth—comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak from himself, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will proclaim to you the things to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and will proclaim it* to you. 15 Everything that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he takes from what is mine and will proclaim it* to you. 16 "A little while and you will see me no more, and again a little while and you will see me. 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he is saying to us, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and 'Because I am going away to the Father'?" 18 So they kept on saying, "What is this that he is saying, 'A little while'? We do not understand what he is speaking about!" 19 Jesus knew that they were wanting to ask him, and he said to them, "Are you deliberating with one another about this—that I said, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me'? 20 Truly, truly I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will become sorrowful, but your sorrow will change to joy. 21 A woman, when she gives birth, experiences pain because her hour has come. But when her* child is born, she no longer remembers the affliction, on account of the joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So you also are experiencing sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy from you. 23 And on that day you will ask me nothing. Truly, truly I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. 25 "I have said these things to you in figurative sayings. An hour is coming when I will speak to you in figurative sayings no longer, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I have gone out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father." 29 His disciples said, "Behold, now you are speaking plainly* and are telling us* no figurative saying! 30 Now we know that you know everything and do not need for* anyone to ask you questions.* By this we believe that you have come from God." 31 Jesus replied to them, "Now do you believe? 32 Behold, an hour is coming—and has come—that you will be scattered each one to his own home,* and you will leave me alone. And I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction, but have courage! I have conquered the world."

Revelation 6:1-17

1 And I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying like the sound of thunder, "Come!" 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse, and the one seated on it had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and in order that he might conquer. 3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come!" 4 And another horse came out, fiery red, and it was granted to the one seated on it to take peace from the earth, and that they would slaughter one another, and a large sword was given to him. 5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a black horse, and the one seated on it had a balance scale in his hand. 6 And I heard something like a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not damage the olive oil and the wine!" 7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard a voice from the fourth living creature saying, "Come!" 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale green horse, and the one seated on it was named* Death, and Hades followed after him. And authority was granted to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword and by famine and by pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. 9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the testimony which they had, 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long*, holy and true Lord, will you not judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?" 11 And to each one of them a white robe was given, and it was said to them that they should rest yet a short time, until the number of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed as they had been were completed also. 12 And I watched when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake took place, and the sun became black like sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of heaven* fell to the earth like a fig tree throws down its unripe figs when* shaken by a great wind. 14 And the sky was split apart like a scroll that is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved from their place. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the most important people, and the military leaders, and the rich, and the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

Revelation 14:13

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write:
'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'"
"Yes," says the Spirit, "in order that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow after them."

John 3:16

16 For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life.

Revelation 17:8-10

8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is going to come up from the abyss, and he is going to destruction. And those who live on the earth, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will be astonished when they* see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present. 9 Here is the mind that has wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits* and they are seven kings. 10 Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and whenever he comes it is necessary for him to remain a short time.

Revelation 12:1-17

1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun and with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars, 2 and who was pregnant* and was crying out because she* was having birth pains, and was in torment to give birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven, and behold, a great fiery red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven royal headbands.* 4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars from heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, in order that whenever she gave birth to her child he could devour it. 5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is going to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod,* and her child was snatched away to God and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared there by God, so that they could feed her there for one thousand two hundred sixty days. 7 And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against* the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back*. 8 And they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying,
"Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, because the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, the one who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 And they conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives until death. 12 Because of this, rejoice, you heavens, and those who live in them! Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great anger, because he* knows that he has little time!" 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 And the two wings of a great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she could fly into the wilderness, to her place where she is fed there for a time, and times, and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 And from his mouth the serpent spouted water like a river after the woman, in order that he could make her swept away by a river. 16 And the earth came to the aid of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon had spouted out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was angry at the woman, and went away to fight against* the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God and who hold to the testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 7:1-17

1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east*, holding the seal of the living God, and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels who were given permission* to damage the earth and the sea, 3 saying, "Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the slaves of our God on their foreheads." 4 And I heard the number of the ones who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 5 from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand, 6 from the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand, 7 from the tribe of Simeon,* twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand, 8 from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed. 9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes and with palm branches in their hands. 10 And they were crying out with a loud voice, saying,
"Salvation to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" 11 And all the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying,
"Amen! Praise and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honor and power and strength be to our God forever and ever*. Amen!" 13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are dressed in the white robes—who are they, and from where have they come?" 14 And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me,
"These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Because of this, they are before the throne of God, and they serve* him day and night in his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter* them. 16 They will not be hungry any longer or be thirsty any longer, nor will the sun ever beat down on them, nor any heat,* 17 because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and will lead them to springs of living waters, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."*

Matthew 24:36

36 "But concerning that day and hour no one knows—not even the angels of heaven nor the Son—except the Father alone.

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