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Tues. Gospel Reading “For the judgment of this world am I come”

The Preaching Of Juchanon – Chapters 7-9

XX. 7:1

AFTER these Jeshu walked in Galila;

for he would not walk in Jihuda, because the Jihudoyee had sought to kill him.

And the feast of tabernacles of the Jihudoyee drew nigh.

And his brethren said to Jeshu,

Remove thee hence, and go into Jihuda, that thy disciples may see the works which thou doest.

For there is no man who doeth any thing in concealment, and willeth himself to be in openness:

if these things thou doest, show thyself to the world.

For neither did his brethren believe in him, in Jeshu.

Jeshu saith to them,

My time until now cometh not, but your time is always ready.

The world cannot hate you:

but me it hateth, because I bear witness against it that the works of it are evil.

Go you up to this feast:

I do not ascend now to this feast, because my time is not yet complete.

These things said he, and remained in Galila.

But when his brethren had ascended to the feast, then also he ascended;

not in openness, but as in concealment.

But the Jihudoyee sought him at the feast, and said,

Where is he ?

and there was great murmuring concerning him among the people;

for some said that he was good, and others said,

No;

but he deceiveth the people.

But no man openly spoke of him, for fear of the Jihudoyee.

But when the days of the feast divided, Jeshu ascended to the temple, and taught.

And the Jihudoyee wondered and said,

How knoweth this man the scripture, when he hath not learned ?

Jeshu answered and said,

My doctrine is not mine, but his who sent me.

Whosoever willeth to do his will understandeth my doctrine, if it be from Aloha, or (if) from the will of myself I speak.

He who from the will of his (own) mind speaketh, the glory of himself seeketh;

but he who the glory of him who hath sent him seeketh, is true, and no iniquity is in him.

Did not Musha give you the law?

But no man of you keepeth the law.

Why seek you to kill me ?

The people answered, saying,

Thou hast a demon:

who seeketh to kill thee ?

Jeshu answered and said to them,

One work have I performed, and all of you wondered on this account.

Musha gave you circumcision, not because it was from the fathers, and on the shabath you circumcise a man.

But if a man is circumcised on the day of shabath because the law of Musha may not be broken, why against me do you murmur, because I have altogether healed a man on the day of shabath ?

Judge not with acceptance of persons,* but righteous judgment judge you.

And some of Urishlem said,

Is not this he whom they seek to kill ?

and, behold, openly he discourseth, and nothing say they to him.

Do the elders know that this is truly the Meshicha?

Yet of this we know from whence he is; but when the Meshicha cometh, no man knoweth from whence he is.

Jeshu lifted up his voice as he taught in the temple, and said,

You know me, and from whence I am you know:

and of myself I am not come; but true is he who sent me, he whom you know not.

But I know him who am from him;

and he hath sent me.

And they sought to apprehend him;

but no man laid hands on him, because not yet was come his hour.

But many of the multitude believed in him, and said,

When the Meshicha is come, will he exceed the miracles which this doeth ?

The Pharishee heard the assembly, that they said these things of him, and the chief priests sent officers to apprehend him.

Jeshu said,

Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto him who sent me:

and you will seek me, and shall not find me:

and where I am you cannot come.

The Jihudoyee say among themselves,

Whither is this about to go, that we cannot find him ?

To the countries of the nations is he to go, and to teach the Heathens ?

What is this word he hath said,

You shall seek me, and not find me; and where I am you cannot come ?

* With acceptance of faces.

XXI. 7:37

BUT in the great day, which was the last of the feast, stood Jeshu and cried, and said,

If (any) man thirst, let him come unto me and drink;

for whosoever believeth in me, as have said the scriptures, rivers of living waters shall flow from his belly.

But this he spake of the Spirit which they should receive who believe in him.

For not yet was the Spirit given, because not yet was Jeshu glorified.

Now many of the assemblies who heard his words said,

This is truly the Prophet.

Others said,

This is the Meshicha.

Others said,

How from Galila cometh the Meshicha?

Hath not the scripture said,

That from the seed of David, and from Beth-lechem the town of David, cometh the Meshicha ?

And there was a division concerning him among the assemblies;

and there were men of them who would have apprehended him;

but no man laid hands on him.

XXII. 7:45

AND those officers came to the chief priests and the Pharishee;

and the priests said to them,

Why have you not brought him ?

The officers say to them,

Never so spake a son of man as speaks this man !

The Pharishee say to them,

Are you also deceived?

Have any of the heads, or of the Pharishee, believed in him ?

But if this people who know not the law (believe in him), they are accursed.

One of them, Nikodimos, he who came to Jeshu by night, saith to them,

Does our law condemn a man unless it shall hear from him first, and know what he hath done ?

They answered and said to him,

Art thou also of Galila ?

Investigate, and see, that the Prophet from Galila ariseth not.

The Preaching Of Juchanon – Chapter 8

XXIII. 8:12

BUT again * spake Jeshu with them, and said,

I am the Light of the world:

he who followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall find the light of life.

The Pharishee say to him,

Thou of thyself testifiest:

thy testimony is not the truth.

Jeshu answered and said to them,

Though I testify of myself, my testimony is the truth:

because I know from whence I am, and whither I go.

But you know not from whence I am, nor whither I go.

You judge carnally;

but I judge no man.

Yet if I judge, my judgment is true:

because I am not alone, but I and my Father who sent me.

So in your law it is written, that the testimony of two men is truth:

I am (one) who testify of myself, and my Father who sent me testifieth (also) of me.

They say to him,

Where is thy Father ?

Jeshu answered and said to them,

You know neither me, nor my Father; for if me you had known, my Father also would you have known.

These words spake Jeshu in the house of treasure, as he taught in the temple:

and no man apprehended him;

for not yet had come his hour.

Jeshu said again, I go, and you will seek me, and will die in your sins;

and where I go you cannot come.

The Jihudoyee say,

Will he kill himself then ?

for he saith,

Whither I go you cannot come.

And he said to them,

From beneath are you;

but I am from above:

you are of this world;

but I am not of this world.

I said to you, that you will die in your sins:

for if you believe not that I AM, you will die in your sins.

The Jihudoyee say,

Who art thou ?

Jeshu saith to them,

The same that I began to tell you.

Much have I against you to say and to judge:

but he who hath sent me is true;

and those (things) which I have heard from him these speak I in the world.

But they knew not that of the Father he spake to them.

* This lesson begins at chapter viii. verse 12 of the Western Recensions. The section from the last verse of chap. vii. to the 12th of the eighth chapter is omitted in the Peschito. See Horœ Aramaicœ, p. 81.

† Or, concerning. ‡ Or, to speak with you.

XXIV. 8:28

JESHU saith to them again,

When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am (he), and (that) nothing from myself I do;

but as the Father hath taught me, so I speak.

And he who sent me is with me:

my Father hath not left me alone;

for whatever is pleasing to him I do at all time.

And as these (words) he spake, many believed on him.

And Jeshu said to those Jihudoyee who believed on him,

If you persevere in my doctrine,* you shall be truly my disciples;

and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall liberate you.

They say to him,

We are the seed of Abraham, and never service to man have we performed;

how sayest thou that we shall be sons of freedom ?

Jeshu saith to them,

Amen I tell you, Whoever doeth sin is the servant of sin.

And the servant abideth not for ever in the house, but the Son for ever abideth.

If He therefore, the Son, shall liberate you, truly shall you be sons of freedom.

I know that you are the seed of Abraham;

but you seek to kill me, because in my word you do not concur. †

That which I have seen with my Father I speak, and that which you have seen with your father you do.

They answered and said to him,

Our father is Abraham.

Jeshu saith to them,

If you were the sons of Abraham, the works of Abraham you would do.

But now you seek to kill me, the man who the truth has spoken with you, which I have heard from Aloha.

This Abraham did not.

But you do the deeds of your father.

They say to him,

We from fornication are not; one Father have we, Aloha.

Jeshu saith to them,

If Aloha were your Father, you would love me;

for I from Aloha came forth, and I came not of myself, but he sent me.

Wherefore my word do you not acknowledge ?

Because you cannot hear my word.

You are from your father the accuser, and the desires of your father you are willing to do.

He from the beginning was the killer of men, and in the truth he stood not;

therefore the truth is not in him.

And when he speaketh a lie, of his own he speaketh, because of falsity he is also the father.

But I (speak the truth, and) because the truth I speak, you believe me not.

Who of you convicteth me of sin ?

Yet if the truth I speak, why do you not believe me ?

He who is of Aloha the words of Aloha heareth:

therefore you hear not, because you are not of Aloha.

The Jihudoyee answered and say to him,

Did we not well say, Thou art a Shomroya, and hast a devil ?

Jeshu said to them,

I have no devil;

but my Father I honour, and you debase me.

But I seek not my own glory;

He is, who seeketh and judgeth.

Amen, amen, I say to you, That he who my word keepeth, death shall not see for ever.

The Jihudoyee say to him,

Now we know that thou hast a devil.

Abraham is dead, and the prophets;

and thou sayest, that he who thy word keepeth, death shall not taste for ever.

Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead;

and than the prophets, who are dead ?

What makest thou thyself ?

Jeshu said to them,

If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing:

it is my Father who glorifieth me;

he, of whom you say that he is your God.

But you know him not;

but I know him:

and should I say that I know him not, I should be a liar like you.

But I know him, and keep his words.

Abraham, your father, desired to see my day, and he saw, and was glad.

The Jihudoyee said to him,

Yet the son of fifty years thou art not, and Abraham hast thou seen ?

Jeshu saith to them,

Amen, amen, I say to you,

Before Abraham was, I AM.

And they took up stones to stone him;

but Jeshu concealed himself, and went from the temple, and passed among them, and went.

* My word. † Or, acquiesce.

The Preaching Of Juchanon – Chapter 9

XXV. 9:1

AND as he was passing, he saw a man blind from the womb of his mother.

And his disciples asked him, saying,

Raban, who sinned, this or his parents, that blind he should have been born ?

Jeshu saith to them,

Neither he sinned, nor his parents;

but that there might be seen in him the works of Aloha.

Me it behoveth to do the works of Him who sent me, while it is to-day:

the night cometh when man cannot work.

So long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.

And when he had said these things, he spat upon the ground, and formed clay from his spittle, and rubbed upon the eyes of the blind, and said to him,

Go, wash in the pool of Shilucha.

And he went, washed, and came seeing.

But his neighbours, and they who had seen (him) aforetime as he begged, said,

Is not this he who sat and begged ?

Some said,

It is he;

and some said,

It is not, but one like him;

but he said,

I am he.

They say to him,

How were thine eyes opened ?

He answered and said to them,

The man whose name is Jeshu made clay, and rubbed upon mine eyes, and said to me,

Go, wash in the waters of Shilucha;

and I went, washed, and received sight.

They say to him,

Where is he ?

He saith to them, I know not.

They brought him who from the beginning was blind to the Pharishee.

Now it was shabath when Jeshu made the clay and opened his eyes:

and again the Pharishee questioned him,

How didst thou receive sight ?

He said to them,

He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and received sight.

And some of the Pharishee said,

This man is not from Aloha;

for the shabath he keepeth not.

But others said,

How can a man, a sinner, perform these signs ?

And there was a division among them.

They say again to the blind,

What sayest thou concerning him, because he hath opened thine eyes ?

He saith to them,

I say that he is the Prophet.

But believed not concerning him the Jihudoyee that blind he had been and made-to-see, until they called the parents of him who had been made to see, and asked them,

If this is your son who, you say, was born blind, how now doth he see ?

His parents answered and said,

We know that this (is) our son, and that blind he was born.

But how he now seeth, or who hath opened his eyes, we know not.

He also hath entered on his years, ask him:

he for himself shall speak.

These words said his parents, because they feared the Jihudoyee;

for the Jihudoyee had determined that if any man should confess him that he was the Meshicha, they would cast him out of the synagogue:

on this account said his parents,

He hath entered on his years, ask him.

And they called the second time the man who had been blind, and said to him,

Glorify Aloha:

for we know that this man is a sinner.

He answered and said to them,

Whether he be a sinner, I know not;

but one (thing) I know, that I have been blind, and now, behold, I see.

They say to him again,

What did he to thee?

how opened he to thee thine eyes ?

He saith to them, I told you, and you heard not:

what will you hear ?

Are you also willing disciples to him to become ?

But they reviled him, and said to him,

Thou art the disciple of him;

but we are the disciples of Musha.

And we know that with Musha Aloha spake;

but for this, we know not whence he is.

Answered the man and said to them,

At this then we must wonder, that you know not from whence he is, and (yet) mine eyes he hath opened !

But we know that Aloha the voice of sinners heareth not;

but if any man fear him and do his will, him he heareth.

From of old it hath not been heard that a man hath opened the eyes of one born blind.

If this were not from Aloha, he could not this have done.

They answered and say to him,

Thou altogether wast born in sins, and art thou teaching us?

And they cast him without.

Jeshu heard that they had cast him without, and he found him, and said to him,

Dost thou believe on the Son of Aloha ?

He who had been cured answered and said,

Who (is he), my Lord, that I may believe in him ?

Jeshu said to him,

Thou hast SEEN him, and He who talketh with thee is He.

He said,

I believe, my Lord !

And, falling, he adored him.

Jeshu said to them,

For the judgment of this world am I come, that they who see not may see, and they who see may be made blind.

And some of the Pharishee who were with him heard these (words), and they said to him,

Are we blind also?

Jeshu saith to them,

If blind you were, you would have no sin;

but now you say,

We see:

therefore your sin is confirmed.

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