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Christ ascends

ST. JOHN, 1.

into heaven. all nations, beginning at Jeru-ed up his hands, and blessed salem. them.

48 And ye are witnesses of 51 And it came to pass, while these things. he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

52 And they worshipped him, and returned toJerusalem with

49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on great joy: high.

50 T And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lift

53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.



N the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to

2 The same was in the begin- them that believe on his name: ning with God.

3 All things were made by 13 Which were born, not of him; and without him was not blood, nor of the will of the any thing made thatwas made. flesh, nor of the will of man, 4 In him was life; and the but of God. life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of 6 T There was a man sent the Father,) full of grace and from God, whose name was truth. John. 15 John bare witness of him, 7 The same came for a wit- and cried, saying, This was he ness, to bear witness of the of whom I spake, He that comLight, that all men through eth after me is preferred before him might believe. me: for he was before me.

8 He was not that Light, but 16 And of his fulness have all was sent to bear witness of we received, and grace for that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that

cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.


17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of

John's testimony.

ST. JOHN, 1. The Lamb of God.

the Father, he hath declared fest to Israel, therefore am I him. come baptizing with water. 19 And this is the record 32 And John bare record, of John, when the Jews sent saying, I saw the Spirit depriests and Levites from Jeru-scending from heaven like a salem to ask him, Who art dove, and it abode upon him. thou?

20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

he that sent me to baptize with 33 And I knew him not: but water, the same said unto me, 21 And they asked him, What Upon whom thou shalt see the then? Art thou Elias? And Spirit descending, and remain he saith, I am not. Art thou ing on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy that prophet? And he answerGhost. ed, No.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet


that this is the Son of God.
34 And I saw, and bare record
35 Again the next day after
John stood, and two of his dis-

36 And looking upon Jesus
the Lamb of God!
as he walked, he saith, Behold

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they

followed Jesus.

24 And they which were sent 38 Then Jesus turned, and were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and saw them following, and saith said unto him, Why baptizest unto them, What seek ye? thou then, if thou be not that They said unto him, Rabbi, Christ, nor Elias, neither that (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellprophet? 39 He saith unto them, Come est thou? and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode about the tenth hour. with him that day: for it was

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, 41 He first findeth his own where John was baptizing. brother Simon, and saith unto 29 The next day John seeth him, We have found the MesJesus coming unto him, and sias, which is, being intersaith, Behold the Lamb of preted, the Christ. God, which taketh away the

sin of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

31 And I knew him not: but 43 The day following Jesus that he should be made mani- would go forth into Galilee,

The calling of

ST. JOHN, 2.

Andrew. Peter, &c.

and findeth Philip, and saith 4 Jesus saith unto her, Wounto him, Follow me. man, what have I to do with

44 Now Philip was of Beth- thee? mine hour is not yet saida, the city of Andrew and come. Peter.

5 His mother saith unto the

45 Philip findeth Nathanael, servants, Whatsoever he saith and saith unto him, We have unto you, do it. found him, of whom Moses And there were set there in the law, and the prophets, six waterpots of stone, after the did write, Jesus of Nazareth, manner of the purifying of the the son of Joseph. Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

48 Nathanael saith unto him, 9 When the ruler of the feast Whence knowest thou me? had tasted the water that was Jesus answered and said unto made wine, and knew not him, Before that Philip called whence it was: (but the serthee, when thou wast under vants which drew the water the fig tree, I saw thee. knew;) the governor of the

49 Nathanael answered and feast called the bridegroom, saith unto him, Rabbi, thou 10 And saith unto him, Every art the Son of God; thou art man at the beginning doth set the King of Israel. forth good wine; and when 50 Jesus answered and said men have well drunk, then unto him, Because I said unto that which is worse: but thou thee, I saw thee under the fig hast kept the good wine until tree, believest thou? thou shalt now. see greater things than these.

11 This beginning of miracles 51 And he saith unto him, did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, Verily, verily, I say unto you, and manifested forth his glory; Hereafter ye shall see heaven and his disciples believed on open, and the angels of God him. ascending and descending upon the Son of man.


12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

13 And the Jews' passover

AND the third day there was at hand, and Jesus went

was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

up to Jerusalem,

14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

15 And when he had made a 3 And when they wanted scourge of small cords, he drove wine, the mother of Jesus saith them all out of the temple, and unto him, They have no wine. the sheep, and the oxen and

Christ's conference

ST. JOHN, 3.

with Nicodemus. poured out the changers' mo- a teacher come from God: for ney, and overthrew the tables; no man can do these miracles 16 And said unto them that that thou doest, except God be sold doves, Take these things with him.

hence; make not my Father's 3 Jesus answered and said house an house of merchan- unto him, Verily, verily, I say dise. unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, 19 Jesus answered and said verily, I say unto thee, Except unto them, Destroy this tem- a man be born of water and of ple, and in three days I will the Spirit, he cannot enter into raise it up. the kingdom of God. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty 6 That which is born of the and six years was this temple flesh is flesh; and that which in building, and wilt thou rear is born of the Spirit is spirit. it up in three days? 7 Marvel not that I said unto 21 But he spake of the temple thee, Ye must be born again. of his body.

8 The wind bloweth where it 22 When therefore he was listeth, and thou hearest the risen from the dead, his disci-sound thereof, but canst not ples remembered that he had tell whence it cometh, and said this unto them; and they whither it goeth: so is every believed the scripture, and the one that is born of the Spirit. word which Jesus had said. 9 Nicodemus answered and 23 Now when he was in said unto him, How can these Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed things be? in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.


HERE was a man of the

mus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto know, and testify that we have thee, We speak that we do seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended

down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 T And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness

Eternal life.

ST. JOHN, 3.

Whosoever believeth.

even so must the Son of man 25 T Then there arose a ques be lifted up: tion between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only

26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same bap

begotten Son, that whoso-tizeth, and all men come to him.

ever believeth in him should not perish, but have everasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

27 John answered and said,.A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

29 He that hath the bride 18 He that believeth on him is the bridegroom: but the is not condemned: but he that friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth believeth not is condemned him, rejoiceth greatly because already, because he hath not of the bridegroom's voice: this believed in the name of the my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30 He must increase. but I only begotten Son of God. must decrease.

19 And this is the condemna-is above all: he that is of the 31 He that cometh from above tion, that light is come into earth is earthly, and speaketh the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, be-from heaven is above all. of the earth: he that cometh cause their deeds were evil.


32 And what he hath seen 20 For every one that doeth and heard, that he testifieth; evil hateth the light, neither and no man receiveth his testicometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 33 He that hath received his 21 But he that doeth truth testimony hath set to his seal cometh to the light, that his that God is true. deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

23 And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there and they came, and : were baptized.

34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the

24 For John was not yet cast wrath of God abideth on him. into prison.

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