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Wednesday Gospel “His commandments are life everlasting”

The Preaching Of Juchanon – Chapter 10
XXVI. 10:1

AMEN, amen, I say to you, Whosoever entereth not by the door into the fold of the flock, but ascendeth by another place, he is a thief and a robber.

But he who entereth by the door, he is the shepherd of the flock.

And to him the keeper of the gate openeth the gate, and the flock heareth his voice, and his sheep he calleth by their names, and he leadeth them forth; and when his flock hath gone forth, he goeth before it, and his sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

But after a stranger the flock goeth not, but it fleeth from him; for it knoweth not the voice of a stranger.

This parable spake Jeshu to them, but they knew not what he said with them.

Jeshu saith to them again,
Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate of the flock; and all those who have come were thieves and robbers, but the flock heard them not.

I am the gate; by me if any man enter, he shall live and shall come in, and go out, and find pasture.

The thief cometh not but to steal and to kill and destroy:
I am come that they may have life, and that which is more.

I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd his life layeth down for his flock.

The hireling who is not the shepherd, and whose the sheep are not, when he seeth the wolf coming, leaveth the flock and fleeth; and the wolf cometh ravaging and destroying the flock.

But the hireling fleeth because he is an hireling, and careth not for the flock.

I am the good shepherd, and know my own, and am known of my own.

As my Father knoweth me (and) I know my Father, and my life I lay down for the flock.

But I have other sheep also which are not of this fold; and these also it behoveth me to bring, and they will hear my voice, and all shall become one flock and one shepherd.

On this account my Father loveth me, because I lay down my life again to take it.

No man taketh it away from me, but I lay it down from my will; for I am able to lay it down, and I am able to take it again; for this commandment have I received from my Father.

And there was again a division among the Jihudoyee because of his words:
and many of them said,
He has a devil, and is altogether insane,* why do you hear him ?

But others said,
These words are not of a demoniac:
how can a devil open the eyes of the blind ?

* Meshno sheno: Conf. SCHAFF. in voc. et BUXTORF. Thes. ii. 16.

XXVII. 10:22

IT was the feast of the renovation at Urishlem, and it was winter.

And Jeshu walked in the temple in the portico of Shelumun.

And the Jihudoyee surrounded him, saying to him,
How long takest thou our souls ?

If thou art the Meshicha, tell us openly.

Jeshu answered and said to them,
I have told you, and you believe not.

The works that I do in the name of my Father, these witness for me.

But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, (even) as I told you.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give to them the life which is eternal, and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall snatch them from my hands.

For my Father who gave them to me than all is greater; and no man from the hand of my Father can snatch them.

I and my Father are One.

And again the Jihudoyee took up stones to stone him.

Jeshu saith to them,
Many good works from my Father have I showed you:
on account of which of these works do you stone me ?

The Jihudoyee say to him,

Not on account of the good works do we stone thee, but because thou blasphemest; thou, being a son of man, making thyself Aloha.

Jeshu saith to them,
Is it not written in your law,
I said, Ye are Alohee ?

If them he calleth Alohee, because with them was the word of Aloha, and the scripture cannot be loosed, to him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, say you,
Thou blasphemest, because I have said to you,
I am the Son of Aloha ?

And if I do not the works of my Father, believe me not; but if I do, though you believe not me, the works believe, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and (that) I (am) in the Father.

And they sought again to apprehend him; but he went forth from among their hands:
and he went beyond Jurdan, to the place where Juchanon at first had baptized, and was there.

And many came to him, and said,
Juchanon did not one sign; but every thing which Juchanon said concerning this man was true.

And many believed in him.

The Preaching Of Juchanon – Chapter 11
XXVIII. 11:1

BUT a certain man was sick, Loozar, of the village Bethania:
(he was) the brother of Mariam and of Martha.

It was that Mariam who anointed with balsam the feet of Jeshu, and wiped (them) with her hair, whose brother this Loozar was who was sick.

And his two sisters sent unto Jeshu, saying,
Our Lord, he whom thou lovest is sick.

But Jeshu said,
This sickness is not of death, but for the glory of Aloha, that the Son of Aloha may be glorified on account of it.

But Jeshu loved Martha and Mariam and Loozar.

And when he heard that he was sick, he remained in the place where he was two days.

And afterwards he saith to his disciples,
Come, we will go again into Jihud.

His disciples say to him,
Raban, now have the Jihudoyee sought to stone thee; and again goest thou thither ?

Jeshu saith to them,
Are there not twelve hours in the day ?

If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world; but if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because no light is in him.

These spake Jeshu; and afterwards he said to them, Loozar our friend reposeth;* but I go to awake him.

His disciples say to him,
Our Lord, if he sleep † he is healed.

But Jeshu spake concerning his death; and they thought that concerning the repose of sleep he spake.

Then said Jeshu to them explicatively, ‡
Loozar is dead.

And I am glad I was not there for your sakes, that you may believe.

But let us walk thither.

Thoma, who is called the Twin, saith to his fellow-disciples,

Let us also go, that we may die with him.

And Jeshu came to Bethania, and found that he had been four days in the house of burial.

Now Bethania was nigh to Urishlem, being a distance from it of about fifteen stadia.

And many of the Jihudoyee had come to Martha and Mariam, that they might speak to their hearts § concerning their brother.

Then Martha, when she heard that Jeshu had come, went forth to meet him; but Mariam sat in the house.

And Martha said to Jeshu,
My Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

But even now know I that whatsoever thou wilt ask of Aloha, he giveth to thee.

Jeshu saith to her,
Thy brother ariseth.

Martha saith to him,
I know that he ariseth in the resurrection at the last day.

Jeshu saith to her,
I am the Resurrection and the Life; ¶ and (he) who believeth in me, although he will die, shall live.

And every one who liveth and believeth in me, for ever shall not die.

Believest thou this ?

She saith to him,
Yes, my Lord; I believe that thou art the Meshicha, the Son of Aloha, who cometh into the world.

And when she had said these, she went, called Mariam her sister in secret, and said to her,
Our Master hath come, and calleth for thee.

When Mariam heard, she arose quickly, and came to him.

But Jeshu himself had not yet come into the village, but was in that place where Martha met him.

But those Jihudoyee who were also with her in the house to console her, when they saw that Mariam rose up hastily to go forth, went themselves after her; for they thought that to the sepulchre she went to weep.

But she, Mariam, when she was come where Jeshu was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying,
If thou hadst been here, my Lord, my brother had not died.

But Jeshu, when he saw her weeping, and those Jihudoyee who came with her weeping, he was moved in his spirit, and was troubled, and said,
Where have you laid him ?

And they said to him,
Our Lord, come and see.

And the tears of Jeshu came.

And the Jihudoyee said, See how he loved him !

But some of them said, Could not this who opened the eyes of that blind have caused also that this should not have died ?

Jeshu, groaning within himself, came to the house of burial; and that house of burial was a cave, and a stone was laid at the gate of it.

And Jeshu said, Take up this stone.

Martha, the sister of him (who was) dead, saith to him, My Lord, he now stinketh; for four days are to him.

Jeshu said to her,
Said I not to thee, that if thou wilt believe, thou shalt see the glory of Aloha ?

And they took up the stone.

And Jeshu lifted his eye upward, and said,
Father, I give thanks to thee that thou hast heard me; and I know that at all times thou hearest me: yet, because of this assembly which standeth, I say these (words), that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

And when he had said these (words), he cried with a high voice, Loozar, come without !

And he, the dead, came forth, his hands and his feet being bound with bandages, and his face in a linen cloth.

Jeshu saith to them,
Release him, and let (him) go.

And many of the Jihudoyee who came with Mariam, when they saw the thing which Jeshu did, believed on him.

And some of them went to the Pharishee, and told them every thing that Jeshu had done.

* Shokeb, lieth down, reclineth.
† Domek, sleepeth.
‡ Phashikith.
§ Da-nemlun belebheen.
¶ Eno-no Nuchoma Va-chayee. The appellative Nuchoma is commonly rendered, ” the consolation.” The Syriac verb nachem is either consolatus est, or resurrexit. The rising of the dead was well called ” the consolation ! ”

XXIX. 11:47

AND the chief priests and Pharishee assembled, and said,
What shall we do ? because this man doeth many signs; and if we leave him thus, all men will believe on him, and the Rumoyee, coming, take away our country and our people.

But one of them, whose name was Kaiapha, was the high priest of that year; and he said to them,
You know not any thing, nor reason that it is expedient for us that one man die for the people, and not all the people perish.

But this from himself he spake not, but because he was high priest of that year, he prophesied that Jeshu should die for the people, and not only for (that) people, but also that the children of Aloha who are dispersed he should gather into one.

And from that day they determined to kill him.

But Jeshu himself walked not openly among the Jihudoyee, but went from thence to the region near the wilderness, to a region which was called Ephrem, and there conversed with his disciples.

XXX. 11:55

NOW the petscha of the Jihudoyee drew nigh; and many went up from the country places to Urishlem before the festival, to purify themselves. And they sought for Jeshu, and said one to another in the temple,

What think you, that he cometh to the feast ?

But the chief priests and Pharishee had commanded that if any man knew where (he was), he should declare it to them, as that they might apprehend him.

The Preaching Of Juchanon – Chapter 12

But Jeshu six days before the petscha came to Bethania, where Loozar was, he whom Jeshu had raised from among the dead.*

And they made him there a supper and Martha served, and Loozar was one of those who reclined with him.

But Mariam took a vase of balsam of the finest nard, great in price, and anointed the feet of Jeshu, and wiped with her hair his feet, and the house was filled with the fragrance of the balsam.

And Jihuda Scarjuta, one of his disciples, he who would betray him said,
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred dinoreen, and given to the poor?

But this he said, not because for the poor he had care, but because he was a thief, and the purse was with him, and whatever fell into it he carried.

But Jeshu said,
Let her alone.

For the day of my burial had she kept it.

In all time the poor you have with you; but me you have not at all time.

And a great company of Jihudoyee who were there heard Jeshu.

And they had come not on Jeshu’s account only, but also to see Loozar, he whom he had raised from among the dead.

But the chief priests were minded to slay Loozar also, because many of the Jihudoyee on account of him had gone and believed in Jeshu.

* Or, (men beth mithee,) from the house of the dead.

XXXI. 12:12

THE day after, a great gathering of those who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jeshu was coming to Urishlem, took branches of palms, and went forth to meet him.

And they cried out, saying, Aushana !

Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel.

And Jeshu caused to be found an ass, and sat upon him; as it is written,
Fear not, daughter of Tseun:
behold, thy King cometh to thee, and riding on a colt, the foal of an ass.

But these the disciples knew not at that time; but when Jeshu was glorified, the disciples remembered that these were written concerning him, and (that) these (things) they had done unto him.

But the assembly that was with him when he called Loozar from the sepulchre, and raised him from among the dead, bare witness.

And on account of this, great multitudes went forth to receive him; for they had heard that this sign he had done.

But the Pharishee said one to another, See you that you do not profit any thing !

For, behold, the whole world is gone after him.

Now there were also from the Gentiles men who had ascended to worship at the feast.

These came and drew near to Philipos, who was of Beth-tsaida of Galila; and they requested of him, and said to him, Mari, we desire to see Jeshu.

And Philipos came and told Andreas, and Andreas and Philipos told Jeshu.

XXXII. 12:23

BUT Jeshu answered and said to them,
The hour hath come that the Son of man may be glorified.

Amen, amen, I say to you, That a grain of wheat if it fall not and die in the earth remaineth alone; but if it die, it bringeth much fruits.
He who loveth his life shall lose it; and he who hateth his life in this world shall keep it to the life which is eternal.

If any man serve me, let him come after me; and where I am, there shall be also my servant:
whoever serveth me, him will my Father honour.

Now my soul, behold it is commoved; and what shall I say ?

My Father, deliver me from this hour:
but on account of this have I come unto this hour.

Father, glorify thy name.

And the voice was heard from heaven,
I have glorified, and again I glorify.*

And the company who stood, heard, and they said there was thunder.

But others said,
An angel spake with him.

Jeshu answered and said to them,
Not on my account was this voice, but on your account.

Now is the judgment of this world; now is the ruler of this world cast out.

And I, when I have been lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

But this he said to show by what death he should die.

The people said to him, We have heard from the law that the Meshicha for ever abideth:
how sayest thou that the Son of man is to be lifted up ?

Who is this Son of man ?

Jeshu saith to them,
A little further time is the light with you.

Walk while you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not.

And whoever walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

While you have the light, believe in the light, that the sons of light you may become.

These spake Jeshu, and went (and) concealed himself from them.

Yet though all these signs he had done before them, they believed not in him:
that the word of the prophet Eshaia might be fulfilled, who said,
My Lord, who hath believed our report, †
And the arm of the Lord, to whom hath it been revealed ?

Because of this they were not able to believe:
Wherefore again Eshaia had said,
He hath blinded their eyes,
And darkened their heart,
That they should not see with their eyes,
And understand with their heart,
And be turned, and I should heal them.

These said Eshaia when he saw his glory, and spake concerning him.

Yet of the chiefs also many believed in him:
but because of the Pharishee they did not confess, that they might not be put out of the synagogue:
for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of Aloha.

But Jeshu cried and said,
He who believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him who sent me.

And he who seeth me seeth him who sent me.

I the light am come into the world, that every one who believeth in me might not abide in darkness.

And he who heareth my words, and doth not keep them, I judge him not:
for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

He who rejecteth me, and receiveth not my word, hath that which judgeth him:
the word which I speak, that judgeth him in the last day.

For I of myself have not spoken, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

And I know that his commandments are life everlasting:
these therefore which I speak, as said to me my Father, so I speak.

* Schabechth, vatoob maschbach-no.
† Or, our hearing.

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