Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Best and Most Important Online Catholic Books: The Gospel of St. John
The anointing of Christ's feet. His riding into Jerusalem upon an ass. A voice from heaven.
1 Now *six days before the Pasch, Jesus came to Bethania, where Lazarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life.
2 And they made him a supper there: and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of them that were at table with him.
3 Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said:
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the purse, carried what was put therein.
7 But Jesus said; Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial.
8 For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.
9 A great multitude, therefore, of the Jews knew that he was there: and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also:
11 Because many of the Jews, by reason of him, went away, and believed in Jesus.
12 And on the next day a great multitude, that was to come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem;
13 Took branches of palm-trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel!
14 *And Jesus found a young ass, and sat upon it, as it is written;
15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy king cometh, sitting on the colt of an ass.
16 These things his disciples did not know at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him.
17 The multitude, therefore, gave testimony, which was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the grave, and raised him from the dead.
18 For which reason also the people came to meet him: because they heard that he had done this miracle.
19 The Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves; Do you see that we prevail nothing? Behold, the whole world is gone after him.
20 Now there were certain Gentiles among them, that came up to adore on the festival day.
21 These, therefore, came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida, of Galilee, and desired him, saying; Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh, and telleth Andrew: again Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
23 But Jesus answered them, saying; The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified.
24 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground, die,
25 Itself remaineth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. *He that loveth his life, shall lose it: and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life everlasting.
26 If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.
27 Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour.
28 Father, glorify thy name. A voice, therefore, came from heaven: I have both glorified it, and I will glorify it again.
29 The multitude, therefore, that stood and heard, said that it thundered. Others said; An Angel spoke to him.
30 Jesus answered, and said; This voice came not for mine, but for your sake.
31 Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.
33 (Now this he said signifying what death he should die.)
34 The multitude answered him: We have heard *out of the law, that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?
35 Jesus, therefore, said to them; Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not: and he that walketh in darkness, knoweth not whither he goeth.
36 Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke, and he went away, and hid himself from them.
37 And whereas he had done so many miracles before them, they believed not in him:
38 That the saying of Isaias, the prophet, might be fulfilled, which he said; *Lord, who hath believed our hearing? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
39 Therefore they could not believe, for Isaias said again;
40 *He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
41 These things said Isaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.
42 However, many of the chief men also believed in him: but because of the Pharisees, they did not confess it, that they might not be cast out of the synagogue.
43 For they loved the glory of men, more than the glory of God.
44 But Jesus cried out, and said; He that believeth in me, doth not believe in me, but in him that sent me.
45 And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me.
46 I am come a light into the world; that whosoever believeth in me, may not remain in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my words, and keep them not, I do not judge him: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that despiseth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him.* The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things, therefore, that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak.
1: Matt. xxvi. 6.; Mark xiv. 3.
14: Zach. ix. 9.; Mark xi. 7.; Luke xix 35.
25: Matt. x. 39. and xvi. 25.; Mark viii. 35.; Luke ix. 34. and xvii. 33.
34: Ps. cix. 4. and cxvi. 2.; Isai. xl. 8.; Ezec. xxxvii. 25.
38: Isai. liii. 1.; Rom. x. 16.
40: Isai. vi. 9.; Matt. xiii. 14.; Mark iv. 12.; Luke viii. 10.; Acts xxviii. 26.; Rom. xi. 8.
48: Matt. xvi. 16.
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