CHAPTER 21: Jesus Rebukes Cruelty to a Horse
1.And it came to pass that the Lord departed from the city and went over the mountains with His disciples. And they came to a mountain whose ways were steep and there they found a man with a beast of burden.
2.But the horse had fallen down, for it was over laden, and he struck it till the blood flowed. And Jesus went to him and said, "Son of cruelty, why do you strike your beast? Don't you see that it is too weak for its burden, and don't you know that it suffers?"
3.But the man answered saying, "What have you to do therewith? I may strike it as much as it pleases me, for it is my own. I bought it with a goodly sum of money. Ask those who are with you, for they are of my acquaintance and know thereof."
4.And some of the disciples responded and said, "Yea Lord, it is as he says. We have seen when he bought it." And the Lord said again, "Don't you see then how it bleeds, and don't you also hear how it wails and laments?" But they said, "Nay, Lord, we don't hear that it wails and laments?"
5.And the Lord was sorrowful, and said, "Woe to you because of the dullness of your hearts, you hear not how it laments and cries to the heavenly creator for mercy, but thrice woe to him, against whom it cries and wails in its pain."
6.And He went forward and touched it, and the horse stood up, and its wounds were healed. But to the man He said, "Go now your way and strike it henceforth no more, if you also desire to find mercy."
7.And seeing the people come to Him, Jesus said to his disciples, "Because of the sick I am sick; because of the hungry I am hungry; because of the thirsty I am athirst."
8.He also said, "I have come to end the sacrifices and feasts of blood, and if you don't cease offering and eating of flesh and blood, the wrath of God will not cease from you, even as it came to your fathers in the wilderness, who lusted for flesh, and ate to their content, and were filled with rottenness, and the plague consumed them."
9.And I say to you, "Though you be gathered together in my bosom, if you keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if you keep not the lesser mysteries, who shall give you the greater."
10."He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."
11."If therefore you have not been faithful in the riches of unrighteousness, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?"
12."No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and material wealth." And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided Him.
13.And He said to them, "You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God."
14.The law and the prophets were until John; since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than one title of the law to fail."
15.Then there came some women to Him and brought their infants to Him, to whom they yet gave suck at their breasts, that He should bless them; and some said, "Why trouble you the master?"
16.But Jesus rebuked them, and said, "Of such will come forth those who confess me before men." And He took them up in his arms and blessed them.
CHAPTER 22: The Restoration of Iairus' Daughter
1.And behold there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Iairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet, and he besought Him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death; I pray you come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she shall live." And Jesus went with him, and many people followed Him and thronged Him.
2.And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and had not improved, but rather had grown worse.
3.When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind and touched His garment. For she said, "If I may touch but His garment, I shall be whole." And instantly the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
4.And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press and said, "Who touched my vesture?" And his disciples said to Him, "You see the multitude thronging you and you ask, "Who touched me?"
5.And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing.. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him and told Him all the truth. And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace and be whole of your plague."
6.While He yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house a certain one who said, "Your daughter is dead; why do you trouble the Master any further?"
7.As soon as Jesus heard the words that were spoken, He saith to the ruler of the synagogue, "Be not afraid, only believe." And He suffered no man to follow Him save Peter and James and John the brother of James.
8.And He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult and the minstrels, and those who lamented and wailed greatly.
9.And when He came in He said to him, "Why do you make this ado and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleeps." And they laughed Him to scorn, for they thought she was dead, and did not believe Him. But when He had put them all out, He took two of his disciples with him, and entered where the damsel was lying.
10.And He took the damsel by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cumi"; which means, "Damsel, arise."
11.And straightway the damsel arose and walked. She was twelve years old. And they were greatly astonished.
12.He charged them that no man should make it known, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.
CHAPTER 23: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
1.Then Jesus came to the city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
2.Now Jacob's Well was there. Jesus therefore, wearied by his journey, sat alone on the edge of the well. It was about the sixth hour.
3.And there came a woman of Samaria to draw water; Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." (for his disciples were gone away to the city to buy food)
4.Then the woman of Samaria said to him, "How is it that you being a Iew, ask a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?" (for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans).
5.Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that says to you, 'Give me drink', you would have asked God, who would have given you living water."
6.The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep, from where do you get that living water. Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and who, with his children, his camels and oxen and sheep drank therefrom?"
7.Jesus answered and said to her, "Who so ever drinks of this water shall thirst again, but whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him, will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
8.The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw." Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband and come here. The woman answered and said, "I have no husband."
9.Jesus looking upon her, said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband.' For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not called your husband. In that you spoke truly."
10.The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship."
11.Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when you will worship God neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem. You worship you know not what; we know what we worship; for salvation is of Israel." (1997 translation reads: "Many worship what they know not. May it be that you know what you worship, for salvation comes to those who are made strong with The Law, for these indeed are the true Israel")
12.But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the All- Parent in spirit and in truth; for such worshippers the All-Holy seeks. God is a spirit and they that worship, must worship in spirit and in truth."
13.The woman said to Him, "I know that the Messiah who is called Christ, is coming; when He comes he will tell us all things." Jesus said to her, "I am He who speaks to you."
14.And upon this came His disciples and marveled that He talked with the woman. Yet no man said, "What are you looking for? Or, "Why are you talking with her?"
15.The woman then left her water post, and went her way into the city and said to the men, "Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ?"
16.Then they went out of the city and came to Him, and many of the Samaritans believed in him, and they implored Him to stay with them; He remained there two days.
CHAPTER 24: Jesus Denounces Cruelty.
He Heals the Sick and Casts Out Devils.
1.As Jesus passed through a certain village He saw a crowd of idlers of the baser sort, and they were tormenting, and shamefully treating a cat which they had found. And Jesus commanded them to desist and began to reason with them, but they would have none of His words, and reviled Him.
2.Then He made a whip of knotted cords and drove them away, saying, "This earth which my Father-Mother made for joy and gladness, you have made into the lowest hell with your deeds of violence and cruelty." And they fled before his face.
3.But one more vile than the rest returned and defied Him. And Jesus put forth his hand, and the young man's arm withered, and great fear came upon all; and one said, "He is a sorcerer."
4.And the next day the mother of the young man came to Jesus, praying that He would restore the withered arm. And Jesus spoke to them of the law of love and the unity of all life in the one family of God. And He also said, "As you do in this life to your fellow creatures, so shall it be done to you in the life to come."
5.And the young man believed and confessed his sins, and Jesus stretched forth His hand, and his withered arm became whole even as the other. And the people glorified God who had given such power to man. (1997 translation reads: "And the people glorified the Most High who gives such power to those who walk in The Way")
6.And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us." And when He came into the house the blind men came to Him, and Jesus saith to them, "Believe you that I am able to do this?"
7.They said to Him "Yes, Lord." Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it to you." And their eyes were opened, and Jesus straightway charged them, saying "See that you tell no man." But they, when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.
8.As they went forth, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a demon. And when the demon was cast out the dumb spoke, and the multitude marveled, saying, " It was never so seen in Israel". But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons through the prince of demons."
9.And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every disease among the people
10.But when He saw the multitudes He was moved with compassion towards them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
11.Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into His harvest.
12.And His disciples brought Him two small baskets with bread and fruit, and a pitcher of water. And Jesus set the bread and the fruit before them and also the water. And they did eat and drink and were filled.
13.And they marveled, for each had enough and to spare, and there were four thousand. And they departed blessing God for what they had heard and seen.
CHAPTER 25: The Sermon on the Mount (part I)
1.Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when He was seated, the twelve came to him, and He lifted up His eyes on His disciples and said:
2."Blessed in spirit are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled."
3."Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God."
4."Yea, blessed are you, when men hate you, and when they separate you from their company, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake. Rejoice you in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers to the prophets."
5."Woe to you that are rich! For you have received in this life your consolation. Woe to you that are full! For you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! For you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets."
6."You are the salt of the earth, for every sacrifice must be salted with salt, but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot."
7."You are the light of the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Parent who is in heaven."
8."Don't think that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets; I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no way pass from the law or the prophets until all be fulfilled. But behold one greater than Moses is here, and He will give you the higher law, even the perfect Law, and this Law will you obey."
9."Whosoever therefore will break one of these commandments which He will give, and will teach men so, they will be called the least in the kingdom; but who so ever will do, and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
10."They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don't obey will lose them. For I say to you, That except your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.".
11."Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift."
12."Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; lest at any time your adversary delivers you to the judge, and the judge delivers you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. I tell you, you will by no means come out of there until you have paid the last bit."
13."You have heard that it has been said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy'. Hear what I say to you, 'Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you'."
14."Bless those who curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you; that you may be the children of your Parent who is in heaven, and who makes the sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."
15."For if you love those who love you, what thank have you? Sinners also love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thank have you? For sinners even do the same. And if you salute your brothers and sisters only, what more than others are you doing? Don't even the tax gatherers do the same?"
16."And if you desire something as strongly as you desire life, and it turns you from the truth, cast it out from you, for it is better to enter life possessing truth, than losing it, to be cast into outer darkness."
17.And if that which costs others pain or sorrow seems desirable to you, cast it out of your heart; in that way you will attain peace. It is better to endure sorrow, than to inflict it, on those who are weaker.
18.Be you therefore perfect, even as your Parent who is in heaven is perfect.
CHAPTER 26: The Sermon on the Mount (part II)
1."Take heed not to offer your donations in front of others, to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward of your Parent who is in heaven. Therefore, when you donate, don't brag about it as do the hypocrites in the synagogues and in the streets; that they may have glory of men. They have their reward."
2."But when you offer of yourself, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, and take heed that your offerings may be in secret; and the secret one which sees in secret shall approve of you openly."
3."And when you pray, don't be as the hypocrites are; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. They have their reward.
4.But you, when you pray, enter into your chamber and when you have shut your door pray to thy Father-Mother who is in secret; and the secret one that sees in secret will approve of you openly."
5."And when you pray in common, use not vain petitions, as the heathen do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Don't be like them therefore; for your heavenly Parent knows what things you have need of, before you ask. Pray in this way when you are gathered together:
6."Our Parent Who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done; in earth as it is in heaven. Our bread of the morrow give us this day, and the fruit of the Living Vine. As Thou forgivest us our trespasses, so may we forgive the trespasses of others. Leave us not in temptation. Deliver us from evil; For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amun."
7."For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Parent will also forgive you; but if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Parent in heaven forgive you your trespasses."
8."Moreover, when you fast, don't, like the hypocrites, be of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. They have their reward."
9."And I say to you, "Except you fast from the world and its evil ways, you will in no wise find the kingdom; and except you keep the Sabbath and cease your haste to gather riches, you will not see the Father-Mother in heaven. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that people don't perceive you as fasting; and the holy One who sees in secret will approve of you openly."
10."Do likewise also when you mourn and are sad for the dead, for your loss is their gain. Don't be as those who mourn before men and make loud lamentation and rend their garments, that they may be seen of men to mourn. For all souls are in the hands of God, and they who have done good, do rest with your ancestors in the bosom of the eternal."
11."Rather pray for their rest and advancement, and consider that they are in the land of rest, which the eternal has prepared for them, and have the just reward of their deeds, and don't murmur as those without hope."
12."Don't hoard treasures for yourself on earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but save treasures in heaven for yourselves, where neither moth nor rust corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
13."The lamps of the body are the eyes; if therefore your sight is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are dim or lacking, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness?"
14."No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and material wealth."
15."Therefore I say to you, don't be over anxious about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will put on. Is not the life more than meat and the body more than raiment? And what will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his life?"
16.Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Parent feeds them. Are you not much better cared for than thy? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? Why spend all your thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say to you, Solomon in all his gory was not arrayed like one of these.
17."Why wouldn't God, who clothes the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, clothe you much more, o you of little faith?"
18."Therefore don't be over anxious, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (All which things do the Gentiles seek). For your heavenly Parent knows that you have need of all these things. But first seek the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Don't deal in advance with the evils of tomorrow; it is sufficient to deal with the evil of today."
Chapter 27: The Sermon on the Mount (part III)
1."Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again; and as you do to others, so shall it be done to you."
2."And why do you behold the speck of dust that is in your brother's eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you say to your brother, Let me pull the speck out of your eye; and behold a beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye; and then you will see clearly to cast the speck out of your brother's eye."
3."Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine; lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you."
4."Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you; for everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to them that knock it shall be opened." (1997 translation adds: "And he that seeks, will not rest till he finds, and he that has found shall marvel, and he that has marveled shall reign, and he that has reigned shall rest")
5."What man is there of you who, if his child ask bread, will give it a stone? Or, if it ask a fish, will give it a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Parent who is in heaven give good things to those who ask?"
6."Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them. And what you would not that men should do to you, do you not so to them; for this is the law and the prophets."
7."Enter in at the strait gate, for strait is the way and narrow the gate that leads to life, and few there be that find it. But wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat."
8."Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are raving wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"
9."Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is only fit to be hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you will know the good from the evil."
10."Not every one who cries my name, 'Lord, Lord' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, only he that does the will of my Father-Mother who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?' And then will I say to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you that work iniquity."
11."Therefore who so ever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, will I liken to a wise man who builds his house four-square upon a rock. And the rains descend, and the floods come, and the winds blow upon that house; and it does not fall, for it is founded upon a rock.
12.And everyone that hears these saying of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who builds his house upon the sand; and the rains descend, and the floods come and the winds blow and beat upon that house, and it falls, and great is the fall of it. But a city which is built four-square, enclosed in a circle or on the top of a hill, and established on a rock, can neither fall nor be hidden."
13.And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine. For He taught them as one appealing to the reason and the heart, and not as the scribes who taught rather by authority.
CHAPTER 28: Jesus Releases the Rabbits and Pigeons
1.It came to pass one day as Jesus had finished His discourse, in a place near Tiberias where there are seven wells, a certain young man brought live rabbits and pigeons, that He might have to eat with his disciples.
2.And Jesus looked on the young man with love and said to him, "You have a good heart and God shall give you light, but don't you know that God in the beginning gave to man the fruits of the earth for food, and did not make him lower than the ape, or the ox, or the horse, or the sheep, that he should kill and eat the flesh and blood of his fellow creatures."
3."You believe that Moses indeed commanded such creatures to be slain and offered in sacrifice and eaten, and so do you in the temple, but behold a greater than Moses is here, and He comes to put away the bloody sacrifice of the law, and the feasts on them, and to restore to you the pure oblation and unbloody sacrifice as in the beginning, even the grains and fruits of the earth." (instead of "but behold a greater than Moses is here", the 1997 translation reads: "I have come to light The Way back to The Law, even the true Law of Moses")
4."Of that which you offer to God in purity will you eat, but of that kind which you offer not in purity will you not eat, for the hour comes when your sacrifices and feasts of blood will cease, and you will worship God with a holy worship and a pure oblation."
5."Let these creatures therefore go free, that they may rejoice in God and bring no guilt to man." And the young man let them free, and Jesus broke their cages and their bonds.
6.But lo, they feared lest they should again be taken captive, and they went not away from Him, but He spoke to them and dismissed them, and they obeyed his word, and departed in gladness.
7.At that time as they sat by the well, which was in the midst of the six, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If any are thirsty, let them come to me and drink, for I will give to them of the waters of life."
8."Out of the hearts of those who believe in me, will flow rivers of water, and they will speak with power of that which is given to them; and their doctrine will be as living water." (1997 translation reads: "They who believe in the Lord and fulfill The Law, out of their hearts...")
9.(This he spoke of the spirit, which they that believed in him should receive; for the fullness of the spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
10."Whosoever drinks of the water that I will give will newer thirst, but the water which comes from God will be in them, a well of water, springing up to everlasting life."
11.And at that time John sent two of his disciples, saying, "Are you He that is expected, or are we looking for someone else?" And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of their evil spirits, and to many blind he gave sight."
12.Then Jesus said to them, "Go your way, and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, (1997 translation adds: "the sleeping awake") the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. And blessed is He, whosoever shall not be offended in me."
13.And when the messengers of John were departed, He began to speak to the people concerning John. "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind, or a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they who are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts."
14."But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and the greatest of prophets."
15."This is He, of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which will prepare your way before you. For I say to you, among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist."
16.And all the people that heard Him, and the taxgatherers, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. (1997 translation reads instead: "not being baptized of the Spirit")
CHAPTER 29: Feeding of the Five Thousand with Six Loaves
and Seven Cluster of Grapes. Healing of the Sick
1.And the Feast of the Passover drew near. The Apostles and their fellows gathered themselves together to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And He said to them, "Come you yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
2.And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. And the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran afoot away, out of all cities, and out went them, and came together to Him.
3.And Jesus, when He came forth, saw many people and was moved with compassion towards them, because they were as sheep having not a shepherd.
4.And the day was far spent, and His disciples came to Him and said, "This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed. Send them away, that they may go into the country round about into the villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat."
5.He answered and said to them, "You give them to eat." And they said to him, " Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?"
6.He said to them, "How many loaves have you? Go and see." And when they knew, they said, "six loaves and seven clusters of grapes." And He commanded them to make all sit down by companies of fifty upon the grass. And they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties.
7.And when He had taken the six loaves and the seven clusters of grapes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and the grapes also, and gave them to his disciples to set before them, and they divided them among them all.
8.And they did all eat and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that were left. And they that did eat of the loaves and of the fruit were about five thousand men, women and children, and He taught them many things.
9.And when the people had seen and heard, they were filled with gladness and said, "truly this is that prophet that should come into the world." And when He perceived that they would take him by force to make him a king, He immediately constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before Him to Bethsaida, while He sent away the people.
10.And when He had sent them away He departed into a mountain to pray. And when evening had come, He was there alone, but the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossing in the waves, for the wind was contrary.
11.During the third watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a spirit"; and they cried out for fear. But Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer. It is I; be not afraid."
12.And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water". And He said, "Come!" And when Peter came down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried, saying, "Lord save me!"
13.Instantly Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt? Did I not call you?"
14.And He went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased, and they were amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered. They did not consider the miracle of the loaves and the fruit, for their heart was hardened.
15.And when they came into the ship there was a great calm. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, "Of a truth you are a Son of God."
16.And when they had passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore. And when they came out of the ship, they knew Him instantly. They ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds of those who were sick, to where they heard He was.
17.And where so ever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch if it were but the border of His garment, and as many as touched Him were made whole.
18.After these things Jesus came with His disciples into JudŠa, and there He tarried and baptized many who came to Him and received his doctrine. (1997 translation instead reads: "and received the doctrine of The Way")
CHAPTER 30: The Bread of Life and the Living Vine
1.The day following, the people which stood on the other side of the sea, saw that there had been no other boat there, save the one whereto His disciples had entered; and that Jesus did not go into the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone alone. When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also took ship and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
2.And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, how did you come here?" Jesus answered them, "You sought me, not because you have seen the miracles, but because you have eaten of the loaves and the fruit, and were filled. Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for the meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man, who is also the Child of God, will give to you; for him has God the All Parent sealed." (1997 translation instead reads: "the Son of Man, who is also a Child of God")
3.Then said they to Him, "What shall we do that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe the truth, in I who am, and who gives to you, the truth and the life." (1997 translation instead reads: "This is the work of The Law, that you believe and live The Truth")
4.They said therefore to Him, "What sign do you show us then that we may see and believe you? What work do you do? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat."
5.Then Jesus said to them, "Moses did not give you the true bread from heaven; but my Parent gives you the true bread from heaven and the fruit of the living vine. For the food of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world."
6.Then said they to Him, "Lord, ever more give us this bread, and this fruit." And Jesus said to them, "I am the true bread; I am the living vine; they that come to me shall never hunger; and they that believe in me shall never thirst. Except you eat the flesh and drink the blood of God, you have no life in you. But you have seen me and believe not."
7."All that my Parent has given to me will come to me and they that come to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the Will of God who sent me."
8.The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said "I am the bread which comes down from heaven". And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph and Mary whose parentage we know? How is it then that He says, 'I came down from heaven?'"
9.Jesus therefore answered and said to them, "Don't murmur among yourselves. None can come to me except holy love and wisdom draw them, and these shall rise at the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'They shall be all taught of God.' Every man therefore that has heard and has learned of the truth, comes to me."
10."Not that anyone hath seen the holiest at any time, save they which are of the holiest, they alone, see the holiest. They who believe the truth, have everlasting life." (1997 translation instead reads: "they who believe and live The Truth, have everlasting life")
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