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sea, they said to him, “ Rabbi, ver hunger; and he who be.
him who cometh to me, I will
28 They said therefore, to he hath given me, I should lose him, “ What shall we do, that none of it, but should raise it we may work the works of up, at the last day. 40 For this God?” 29 Jesus answered, and is the will of him who sent me, said to them, “ This is the work that every one who seeth the of God, that ye believe on him Son, and believeth in him, shall whom he hath sent.” 30 Then have aionian life: and I will they said to him, “What mi- raise him up, at the last day.” racle, therefore, dost thou, that 41 The Jews then murmurwe may see, and believe thee? ed at him, because he said, I what dost thou work? 31 Our am the bread which came down fathers ate manna in the desert: from heaven:' 42 and said, “ Is as it is written, 'He gave them not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, bread from heaven to eat.'» whose father and mother we
32 Jesus (therefore], said to know ? how, therefore, doth he them, “ Verily, verily, I say to say [this], “I came down from you, Moses gave you not the heaven ?594 bread from heaven; but my 43 Jesus answered and said Father is giving you the true to them,“ Murmur not amongst bread from heaven *; 33 for the yourselves. 44 No one bread of God is that which come to me, unless the Father, cometh down from heaven, and who sent me, draw him : and giveth life to the world.” 34 I will raise him up, at the last Then they said to him, “ Mas- day. 45 It is written in the proter, always give us this bread.”phets, 'And all shall be taught
35 [Now] Jesus said to of God.' Every one who hath them, I am the bread of life: heard and learned from the Fahe who cometh to me, shall ne- ther, cometh to me. 46 Not that
* The bread from heaven clearly signifies the doctrine, not the person, of Christ. +“The Jews, like many modern expositors, mistook our Lord's nieaning. They understood that of his person, which he intended of his doctrine; and took that in a literal sense, which he meant tiguratively. Observe, that the Jews call Jesus the son of Joseph, without being contradicted by the Evangelist.” Im. Ver. note.
any one hath seen the Father, not as (your) fathers ate manna but he that is from God; he and died. He that eateth of this hath seen the Father.
bread, shall live to the age.' 47 “ Verily, verily, I say to 59 He said these things, in a you, He who believeth in me, synagogue, as he taught in Cahath aionian life. 48 I am the pernaum. bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate 60 Many, therefore, of his manna in the desert, and died. disciples, hearing this, said, 50 This is the bread which “ This is hard doctrine: who cometh down from heaven, that can understand it?” 61 But a man may eat of it, and not Jesus, knowing, in himself, that die. 51 I am the living bread his disciples murmured at this, which came down from heaven: said to them, “Do ye revoit at if any one eat of this bread, he this ? 62 What then if ye shall shall live to the age: and the see the Son of man going up bread which I will give, is my where he was beforet? 63 It is flesh (which I will give] for the the spirit that giveth life; the life of the world."
flesh profiteth nothing: the 52 The Jews, therefore, con- words which I speak to you, tended amongst themselves, they are spirit, and they are life. saying, “ How can this man But there are some of you that give us his flesh to eat?" 53 believe not." 64 (For Jesus Jesus therefore said to them, knew, from the beginning, who “ Verily, verily, I say to you, they were that believed not, and Unless ye eat the flesh * of the who was to deliver him up.) 65 Son of man, and drink his And he said, “ For this cause I blood, ye have not life in you. said to you, that no one can 54 He that eateth my flesh, and come to me, unless it be given drinketh my blood, hath aionian to him by (my] Father.” life; and I will raise him up at
66 From that time, many of the last day. 55 For my ftesh is his disciples went back, and truly food, and my blood is truly walked no more with him. 67 drink.
Jesus therefore said to the 56 “ He that eateth my flesh, twelve, “ Will ye also depart ?” and drinketh my blood, abideth 68 Simon Peter answered him, in me, and I in him. 57 As the “ Master, to whom shall we go? living Father hath sent me, and thou hast the words of aionian I live by the Father; so he like life : 69 and we believe, and wise that eateth me, shall live know, that thou art the Holy by me. 58 This is the bread One of God.” 70 [Jesus] anwhich came down from heaven: swered them, “ Have not I
* Unless ye eat the flesh, etc.] Unless ye receive and observe my doctrine. See ver. 35. 40. 47. Newcome. It is not necessary to suppose that our Lord here has any allusion to his own death : though that is not improbable.
+ The proper meaning of this passage seems to be this : Do ye revolt at what I have now said? What then would you do if I shou d advance still further into the subject of my mission; and reveal truths which would be still more remote from your apprehension, and more offensive to your prejudices? See ch. xvi. 12. See aiso, 1m. Ver. nuta.
chosen you twelve? and yet he deceiveth the people.” 13 one of you is an impostor.” However, no one spake openly 71 Now he spake of Judas Is- of him, for fear of the Jews. cariot, the son of Simon : for 14 But it being already about he was about to deliver him up, the middle of the festival, Jesus [being] one of the twelve. went up into the temple, and
CH. VII. 1 And after these taught. 15 And the Jews wonthings, Jesus travelled about in dered, saying, “ How hath this Galilee: for he did not choose man learning, having never been to walk in Judea because the taught ?” 16 Jesus answered Jews sought to kill him. them, and said, “My doctrine
2 Now the Jews' feast of ta- is not mine, but his who sent bernacles, was
3 His me. 17 If any one desire to do brethren, therefore, said to him, his will, he shall know concern“ Depart hence, and go into ing the doctrine, whether it be Judea ; that thy disciples, also, from God, or whether I speak may see the works which thou of myself. dost. 4 For no one who seeketh 18°6 Whoever speaketh of to be known publicly, doth any himself, seeketh to promote his thing in secret. If thou do these own glory: but whoever seekthings, show thyself to the eth to promote the glory of him world." 5 (For neither did his who sent him, the same is true, brethren believe in him.) and unrighteousness is not in
6 [Then] Jesus said to them, him. 19 Did not Moses give My time is not yet come: you the law; and yet no one of but your time is always ready. you keepeth the law? Why 7 The world cannot hate you ; seek ye to kill me ?" 20 The but me it hateth, because I tes-multitude answered and said, tify of it that its works are evil. " Thou hast a demon: Who 8 Go ye up to [this] festival : seeketh to kill thee?" I am not going up to this festi. 21 Jesus answered, and said val, at present ; for my time is to them, “I have done one not yet fully come.” 9 Having work, and ye all wonder at it. said this to them, he remained 22 Moses gave you circumcistill in Galilee. 10 But when sion; (not that it is from Moses, his brethren had gone up, then but from the fathers ;) and ye, he also went up to the festival; on the sabbath, circumcise a not openly, but as it were in se
23 If a man on the sabcret.
bath receive circumcision, that 11 Then the Jews sought him the law of Moses may not be at the festival and said, “Where broken, are ye angry with me, is he?" 12 And there was much because I made a man entirely murmuring among the multi- well on the sabbath ? 24 Judge tudes concerning him: and not according to appearance; some said, “ He is a good but judge righteous judgment.” man :” others said, “ No: but 25 Then some inhabitants of
Jerusalem said, “Is not this he amongst themselves,“ Whither whom they seek to kill? 26 will this man go, that we shall [but,] lo! he speaketh boldly; not find him ? will he go to the and nothing is said to him. Do dispersed Greeks, and teach the the rulers know indeed that this Greeks ?t 36 What words are is the Christ? 27 However, we these which he said, “Ye will know this man, whence he is; seek me, and will not find me : but, when Christ cometh, no and where I shall be, thither ye one knoweth whence he is.” * cannot come ?!" 28 Then Jesus cried out, in the 37 NOW on the last day, temple, as he taught, saying, which is the great day, of the “ Ye both know me, and know festival, Jesus stood and cried, whence I am; and I am not saying, “If any one thirst, let come of myself, but he who him come to me, and drink. 38 sent me is true, whom ye know He who believeth in me, as tho not. 29 But I know him : for I scripture hath said, from his am from him, and he hath sent belly shall flow rivers of living me."
water." 39 (Now he spake this 30 Then the Jews sought to of the spirit, which those who apprehend him : yet no one laid believe in him were to receive: hands on him, because his hour for a (holy] spirit was not yet was not yet come. 31 But many received, because Jesus was not of the multitude believed in yet glorified.) him, and said, • When Christ 40 Many of the multitude cometh, will he do more mira- therefore, hearing these words, cles than [these] which this said, " In truth this is the proman hath done?"
phet.” 41 Others said, “ This 32 The Pharisees heard the is the Christ." (But] others multitude murmuring such said, “ Doth the Christ come things about him; and the out of Galilee ? 42 Hath not the Pharisees and the chief-priests scripture said, that the Christ sent officers to apprehend him. cometh of the offspring of Da33 Jesus, therefore, said, “ Yet vid, and from the town of Betha little while I shall be with lehem, where David was ?" 43 you ; and then I shall go to him So there was a division among who sent me. 34 Ye will seek the multitude because of him. me, and will not find me ; and 44 And some of them desired where I shall be, thither ye can to apprehend him : but no one not come.”
laid hands on him. 35 The Jews, therefore, said 45 Then the officers came to
* It was a tradition of the Jews, that after the Messiah was born, he would be conveyed away and miraculously concealed, till Elias should come to reveal and anoint him. See Whitby in loc. This tradition seems to be alluded to, Matt. xii. 38; xvi. 1; Mark viii. 11; Luke xi. 16; Matt. xxiv, 3. 30.
+ By Greeks here, we are to understand " Greek or Grecian Jews;” that is, “ the Jews who spoke Greek, and who
are here distinguished from the Jews called Hebrews, that is, who spoke the Hebrew tongue of that time.” Encyclo. Art. Hellenists.
the chief-priests and Pharisees; of to accuse him. But Jesus who said to them, “Why have stooping down, wrote with his ye not brought him?" 46 The finger on the ground. 7 But as officers answered, “ Never did they continued asking him, raising man so speak, [as this man.]” himself up, he said to them, “ Let 47 Then the Pharisees answer- him that is without sin among you, ed them,“ Are ye also deceived? first cast a stone at her.” 48 Hath any of the rulers or of 8 And stooping down again, the Pharisees believed in him ? he wrote on the ground. 9 But 49 but this multitude, who they, having heard this, and being know not the law, are accurs. convicted by their conscience, ed.” 50 Nicodemus said to them, went out, one by one, beginning (he who came to Jesus by night, at the elder, to the last : and Jebeing one of them,) 51 “ Doth sus was left alone, and the woour law judge any man, unless man standing in the midst. it first hear him, and know
10 Now Jesus raising himself what he doth ?" 52 They an-up, and seeing no one but the woswered, and said to him, “ Art man, said to her,
6. Woman, thou also of Galilee? Search where are those thine accusers ? and see, that a prophet is nou to hath no one condemned thee?” arise out of Galilee."
11 And she said, “ No one, Mus53 *[Then every man went to ter.” And Jesus said
to her, his own home: Ch. VIII. I but " Neither do I condemn thee : go, Jesus went to the mount of Olives. and sin no mor
ore.”] 2 And early in the morning he 12 THEN Jesus spake again came again into the temple, and to them, saying, I am the all the people came to him; and he light of the world : he who folsat down and taught them. 3 loweth me, shall by no means And the scribes and the Phari- walk in darkness, but shall have sees brought to him a woman ta- the light of life.” 13 The Plaken in adultery: and having set risees, therefore, said to him, her in the midst, 4 they said to - Thou bearest witness of thyhim, “ Teacher, this woman was self; thy witness is not true.” taken in adultery, in the very 14 Jesus answered, and said act. 5 Now Moses in the law to them, “ Though I bear witcommanded us, that such should ness of myself, yet my witness be stoned : what then sayest is true: for I know whence I thou?"
came, and whither I go ;t but 6 Now they said this, trying ye know not whence I come, him; that they might have where- and whither I go, 15 Ye judge
*“ This paragraph concerning the woman taken in adultery is wanting in the Alexandrian (spe Woide's Pretrace). Vatican, Ephrem, and other manuscripts of great authority, and in the oldest copies of the Syriac version; and is not cited by Origen, Chrysostom, and other ancient ecclesi. astical writers. It is found in the Cambridge manuscript, though with some variations from the received text. Griesbach keeps it in his text; but with great hesitation," See Im. Ver. note.
+ g. d. I know from whom my authority is derived, and to whom I am accountable. See ch. iii. 13; xiii, 1. 3.