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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, John - Third Edition 1913
by R F Weymouth
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of this world is under sentence. 016:012 "I have much more to say to you, but you are unable at present to bear the burden of it. 016:013 But when He has come—the Spirit of Truth—He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak as Himself originating what He says, but all that He hears He will speak, and He will make known the future to you. 016:014 He will glorify me, because He will take of what is mine and will make it known to you. 016:015 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said that the Spirit of Truth takes of what is mine and will make it known to you. 016:016 "A little while and you see me no more, and again a little while and you shall see me." 016:017 Some of His disciples therefore said to one another, "What does this mean which He is telling us, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" 016:018 So they asked one another repeatedly, "What can that 'little while' mean which He speaks of? We do not understand His words." 016:019 Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask Him, and He said, "Is this what you are questioning one another about— my saying, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me'? 016:020 In most solemn truth I tell you that you will weep aloud and lament, but the world will be glad. You will mourn, but your grief will be turned into gladness. 016:021 A woman, when she is in labour, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has given birth to the babe, she no longer remembers the pain, because of her joy at a child being born into the world. 016:022 So you also now have sorrow; but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and your gladness no one will take away from you. 016:023 You will put no questions to me then. "In most solemn truth I tell you that whatever you ask the Father for in my name He will give you. 016:024 As yet you have not asked for anything in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your hearts may be filled with gladness. 016:025 "All this I have spoken to you in veiled language. The time is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in veiled language, but will tell you about the Father in plain words. 016:026 At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf, 016:027 for the Father Himself holds you dear, because you have held me dear and have believed that I came from the Father's presence. 016:028 I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again I am leaving the world and am going to the Father." 016:029 "Ah, now you are using plain language," said His disciples, "and are uttering no figure of speech! 016:030 Now we know that you have all knowledge, and do not need to be pressed with questions. Through this we believe that you came from God." 016:031 "Do you at last believe?" replied Jesus. 016:032 "Remember that the time is coming, nay, has already come, for you all to be dispersed each to his own home and to leave me alone. And yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 016:033 "I have spoken all this to you in order that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction. But keep up your courage: *I* have won the victory over the world." 017:001 When Jesus had thus spoken, He raised his eyes towards Heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee; 017:002 even as Thou hast given Him authority over all mankind, so that on all whom Thou hast given Him He may bestow the Life of the Ages. 017:003 And in this consists the Life of the Ages—in knowing Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. 017:004 I have glorified Thee on earth, having done perfectly the work which by Thine appointment has been mine to do. 017:005 And now, Father, do Thou glorify me in Thine own presence, with the glory that I had in Thy presence before the world existed. 017:006 "I have revealed Thy perfections to the men whom Thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and Thou gavest them to me, and they have obeyed Thy message. 017:007 Now they know that whatever Thou hast given me is from Thee. 017:008 For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them. And they have received them, and have known for certain that I came out from Thy presence, and have believed that Thou didst send me. 017:009 "I am making request for them: for the world I do not make any request, but for those whom Thou hast given me. Because they are Thine, 017:010 and everything that is mine is Thine, and everything that is Thine is mine; and I am crowned with glory in them. 017:011 I am now no longer in the world, but they are in the world and I am coming to Thee. "Holy Father, keep them true to Thy name— the name which Thou hast given me to bear—that they may be one, even as we are. 017:012 While I was with them, I kept them true to Thy name—the name Thou hast given me to bear—and I kept watch over them, and not one of them is lost but only he who is doomed to destruction— that the Scripture may be fulfilled. 017:013 "But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts. 017:014 I have given them Thy Message, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 017:015 I do not ask that Thou wilt remove them out of the world, but that Thou wilt protect them from the Evil one. 017:016 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 017:017 Make them holy in the truth: Thy Message is truth. 017:018 Just as Thou didst send me into the world, I also have sent them; 017:019 and on their behalf I consecrate myself, in order that they may become perfectly consecrated in truth. 017:020 "Nor is it for them alone that I make request. It is also for those who trust in me through their teaching; 017:021 that they may all be one, even as Thou art in me, O Father, and I am in Thee; that they also may be in us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send me. 017:022 And the glory which Thou hast given me I have given them, that they may be one, just as we are one: 017:023 I in them and Thou in me; that they may stand perfected in one; that the world may come to understand that Thou didst send me and hast loved them with the same love as that with which Thou hast loved me. 017:024 "Father, those whom Thou hast given me—I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory— my glory—my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world. 017:025 And, righteous Father, though the world has failed to recognize Thee, I have known Thee, and these have perceived that Thou didst send me. 017:026 And I have made known Thy name to them and will make it known, that the love with which Thou hast loved me may be in them, and that I may be in them." 018:001 After offering this prayer Jesus went out with His disciples to a place on the further side of the Ravine of the Cedars, where there was a garden which He entered— Himself and His disciples. 018:002 Now Judas also, who at that very time was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often resorted there with His disciples. 018:003 So Judas, followed by the battalion and by a detachment of the Temple police sent by the High Priests and Pharisees, came there with torches and lamps and weapons. 018:004 Jesus therefore, knowing all that was about to befall Him, went out to meet them. "Who are you looking for?" He asked them. 018:005 "For Jesus the Nazarene," was the answer. "I am he," He replied. (Now Judas who was betraying Him was also standing with them.) 018:006 As soon then as He said to them, "I am he," they went backwards and fell to the ground. 018:007 Again therefore He asked them, "Who are you looking for?" "For Jesus the Nazarene," they said. 018:008 "I have told you," replied Jesus, "that I am he. If therefore you are looking for me, let these my disciples go their way." 018:009 He made this request in order that the words He had spoken might be fulfilled, "As for those whom Thou hast given me, I have not lost one." 018:010 Simon Peter, however, having a sword, drew it, and, aiming at the High Priest's servant, cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 018:011 Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put back your sword. Shall I refuse to drink the cup of sorrow which the Father has given me to drink?" 018:012 So the battalion and their tribune and the Jewish police closed in, and took Jesus and bound Him. 018:013 They then brought Him to Annas first; for Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was High Priest that year. 018:014 (It was this Caiaphas who had advised the Jews, saying, "It is to your interest that one man should die for the People.") 018:015 Meanwhile Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so also was another disciple. The latter was known to the High Priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the High Priest's palace. 018:016 But Peter remained standing outside the door, till the disciple who was acquainted with the High Priest came out and induced the portress to let Peter in. 018:017 This led the girl, the portress, to ask Peter, "Are you also one of this man's disciples?" "No, I am not," he replied. 018:018 Now because it was cold the servants and the police had lighted a charcoal fire, and were standing and warming themselves; and Peter too remained with them, standing and warming himself. 018:019 So the High Priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching. 018:020 "As for me," replied Jesus, "I have spoken openly to the world. I have continually taught in some synagogue or in the Temple where all the Jews are wont to assemble, and I have said nothing in secret. 018:021 Why do you question me? Question those who heard what it was I said to them: these witnesses here know what I said." 018:022 Upon His saying this, one of the officers standing by struck Him with his open hand, asking Him as he did so, "Is that the way you answer the High Priest?" 018:023 "If I have spoken wrongly," replied Jesus, "bear witness to it as wrong; but if rightly, why that blow?" 018:024 So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the High Priest. 018:025 But Simon Peter remained standing and warming himself, and this led to their asking him, "Are you also one of his disciples?" He denied it, and said, "No, I am not." 018:026 One of the High Priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with him?" 018:027 Once more Peter denied it, and immediately a cock crowed. 018:028 So they brought Jesus from Caiaphas's house to the Praetorium. It was the early morning, and they would not enter the Praetorium themselves for fear of defilement, and in order that they might be able to eat the Passover. 018:029 Accordingly Pilate came out to them and inquired, "What accusation have you to bring against this man?" 018:030 "If the man were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you." 018:031 "Take him yourselves," said Pilate, "and judge him by your Law." "We have no power," replied the Jews, "to put any man to death." 018:032 They said this that the words might be fulfilled in which Jesus predicted the kind of death He was to die. 018:033 Re-entering the Praetorium, therefore, Pilate called Jesus and asked Him, "Are *you* the King of the Jews?" 018:034 "Do you say this of yourself, or have others told it you about me?" replied Jesus. 018:035 "Am I a Jew?" exclaimed Pilate; "it is your own nation and the High Priests who have handed you over to me. What have you done?" 018:036 "My kingdom," replied Jesus, "does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my subjects would have resolutely fought to save me from being delivered up to the Jews. But, as a matter of fact, my kingdom has not this origin." 018:037 "So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world— to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice." 018:038 "What is truth?" said Pilate. But no sooner had he spoken the words than he went out again to the Jews and told them, "I find no crime in him. 018:039 But you have a custom that I should release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So shall I release to you the King of the Jews?" 018:040 With a roar of voices they again cried out, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber. 019:001 Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. 019:002 And the soldiers, twisting twigs of thorn into a wreath, put it on His head, and threw round Him a crimson cloak. 019:003 Then they began to march up to Him, saying in a mocking voice, "Hail King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with the palms of their hands. 019:004 Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, "See, I am bringing him out to you to let you clearly understand that I find no crime in him." 019:005 So Jesus came out, wearing the wreath of thorns and the crimson cloak. And Pilate said to them, "See, there is the man." 019:006 As soon then as the High Priests and the officers saw Him, they shouted "To the cross! To the cross!" "Take him yourselves and crucify him," said Pilate; "for I, at any rate, find no crime in him." 019:007 "We," replied the Jews, "have a Law, and in accordance with that Law he ought to die, for having claimed to be the Son of God." 019:008 More alarmed than ever, Pilate no sooner heard these words than he re-entered the Praetorium and began to question Jesus. 019:009 "What is your origin?" he asked. But Jesus gave him no answer. 019:010 "Do you refuse to speak even to me?" asked Pilate; "do you not know that I have it in my power either to release you or to crucify you?" 019:011 "You would have had no power whatever over me," replied Jesus, "had it not been granted you from above. On that account he who has delivered me up to you is more guilty than you are." 019:012 Upon receiving this answer, Pilate was for releasing Him. But the Jews kept shouting, "If you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar's. Every one who sets himself up as king declares himself a rebel against Caesar." 019:013 On hearing this, Pilate brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judge's seat in a place called the Pavement— or in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 019:014 It was the day of Preparation for the Passover, about six o'clock in the morning. Then he said to the Jews, "There is your king!" 019:015 This caused a storm of outcries, "Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!" "Am I to crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king, except Caesar," answered the High Priests. 019:016 Then Pilate gave Him up to them to be crucified. Accordingly they took Jesus; 019:017 and He went out carrying His own cross, to the place called Skull-place—or, in Hebrew, Golgotha— 019:018 where they nailed Him to a cross, and two others at the same time, one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 019:019 And Pilate wrote a notice and had it fastened to the top of the cross. It ran thus: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 019:020 Many of the Jews read this notice, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was in three languages—Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. 019:021 This led the Jewish High Priests to remonstrate with Pilate. "You should not write 'The King of the Jews,'" they said, "but that he claimed to be King of the Jews." 019:022 "What I have written I have written," was Pilate's answer. 019:023 So the soldiers, as soon as they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, including His tunic, and divided them into four parts— one part for each soldier. The tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 019:024 So they said to one another, "Do not let us tear it. Let us draw lots for it." This happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says, "They shared my garments among them, and drew lots for my clothing." That was just what the soldiers did. 019:025 Now standing close to the cross of Jesus were His mother and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. 019:026 So Jesus, seeing His mother, and seeing the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, "Behold, your son!" 019:027 Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that time the disciple received her into his own home. 019:028 After this, Jesus, knowing that everything was now brought to an end, said—that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "I am thirsty." 019:029 There was a jar of wine standing there. With this wine they filled a sponge, put it on the end of a stalk of hyssop, and lifted it to His mouth. 019:030 As soon as Jesus had taken the wine, He said, "It is finished." And then, bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit. 019:031 Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity), requested Pilate to have the legs of the dying men broken, and the bodies removed. 019:032 Accordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and also of the other who had been crucified with Jesus. 019:033 Then they came to Jesus Himself: but when they saw that He was already dead, they refrained from breaking His legs. 019:034 One of the soldiers, however, made a thrust at His side with a lance, and immediately blood and water flowed out. 019:035 This statement is the testimony of an eye-witness, and it is true. He knows that he is telling the truth—in order that you also may believe. 019:036 For all this took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled which declares, "Not one of His bones shall be broken." 019:037 And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they have pierced." 019:038 After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but for fear of the Jews a secret disciple, asked Pilate's permission to carry away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and removed the body. 019:039 Nicodemus too—he who at first had visited Jesus by night— came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, in weight about seventy or eighty pounds. 019:040 Taking down the body they wrapped it in linen cloths along with the spices, in accordance with the Jewish mode of preparing for burial. 019:041 There was a garden at the place where Jesus had been crucified, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried. 019:042 Therefore, because it was the day of Preparation for the Jewish Passover, and the tomb was close at hand, they put Jesus there. 020:001 On the first day of the week, very early, while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from it. 020:002 So she ran, as fast as she could, to find Simon Peter and the other disciple—the one who was dear to Jesus— and to tell them, "They have taken the Master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him." 020:003 Peter and the other disciple started at once to go to the tomb, both of them running, 020:004 but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached it before he did. 020:005 Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying there on the ground, but he did not go in. 020:006 Simon Peter, however, also came, following him, and entered the tomb. There on the ground he saw the cloths; 020:007 and the towel, which had been placed over the face of Jesus, not lying with the cloths, but folded up and put by itself. 020:008 Then the other disciple, who had been the first to come to the tomb, also went in and saw and was convinced. 020:009 For until now they had not understood the inspired teaching, that He must rise again from among the dead. 020:010 Then they went away and returned home. 020:011 Meanwhile Mary remained standing near the tomb, weeping aloud. She did not enter the tomb, but as she wept she stooped and looked in, 020:012 and saw two angels clothed in white raiment, sitting one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. 020:013 They spoke to her. "Why are you weeping?" they asked. "Because," she replied, "they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have put him." 020:014 While she was speaking, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but did not recognize Him. 020:015 "Why are you weeping?" He asked; "who are you looking for?" She, supposing that He was the gardener, replied, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him and I will remove him." 020:016 "Mary!" said Jesus. She turned to Him. "Rabboni!" she cried in Hebrew: the word means 'Teacher!' 020:017 "Do not cling to me," said Jesus, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But take this message to my brethren: 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" 020:018 Mary of Magdala came and brought word to the disciples. "I have seen the Master," she said. And she told them that He had said these things to her. 020:019 On that same first day of the week, when it was evening and, for fear of the Jews, the doors of the house where the disciples were, were locked, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, "Peace be to you!" 020:020 Having said this He showed them His hands and also His side; and the disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Master. 020:021 A second time, therefore, He said to them, "Peace be to you! As the Father sent me, I also now send you." 020:022 Having said this He breathed upon them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 020:023 If you remit the sins of any persons, they remain remitted to them. If you bind fast the sins of any, they remain bound." 020:024 Thomas, one of the twelve—surnamed 'the Twin'—was not among them when Jesus came. 020:025 So the rest of the disciples told him, "We have seen the Master!" His reply was, "Unless I see in his hands the wound made by the nails and put my finger into the wound, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe it." 020:026 A week later the disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them, when Jesus came—though the doors were locked— and stood in their midst, and said, "Peace be to you." 020:027 Then He said to Thomas, "Bring your finger here and feel my hands; bring you hand and put it into my side; and do not be ready to disbelieve but to believe." 020:028 "My Lord and my God!" replied Thomas. 020:029 "Because you have seen me," replied Jesus, "you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." 020:030 There were also a great number of other signs which Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 020:031 But these have been recorded in order that you may believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, through believing, you may have Life through His name. 021:001 After this, Jesus again showed Himself to the disciples. It was at the Lake of Tiberias. The circumstances were as follows. 021:002 Simon Peter was with Thomas, called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zabdi, and two others of the Master's disciples. 021:003 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." "We will go too," said they. So they set out and went on board their boat; but they caught nothing that night. 021:004 When, however, day was now dawning, Jesus stood on the beach, though the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 021:005 He called to them. "Children," He said, "have you any food there?" "No," they answered. 021:006 "Throw the net in on the right hand side," He said, "and you will find fish." So they threw the net in, and now they could scarcely drag it along for the quantity of fish. 021:007 This made the disciple whom Jesus loved say to Peter, "It is the Master." Simon Peter therefore, when he heard the words, "It is the Master," drew on his fisherman's shirt— for he had not been wearing it—put on his girdle, and sprang into the water. 021:008 But the rest of the disciples came in the small boat (for they were not far from land—only about a hundred yards off), dragging the net full of fish. 021:009 As soon as they landed, they saw a charcoal fire burning there, with fish broiling on it, and bread close by. 021:010 Jesus told them to fetch some of the fish which they had just caught. 021:011 So Simon Peter went on board the boat and drew the net ashore full of large fish, 153 in number; and yet, although there were so many, the net had not broken. 021:012 "Come this way and have breakfast," said Jesus. But not one of the disciples ventured to question Him as to who He was, for they felt sure that it was the Master. 021:013 Then Jesus came and took the bread and gave them some, and the fish in the same way. 021:014 This was now the third occasion on which Jesus showed Himself to the disciples after He had risen from among the dead. 021:015 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Master," was his answer; "you know that you are dear to me." "Then feed my lambs," replied Jesus. 021:016 Again a second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Master," he said, "you know that you are dear to me." "Then be a shepherd to my sheep," He said. 021:017 A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus. 021:018 "In most solemn truth I tell you that whereas, when you were young, you used to put on your girdle and walk whichever way you chose, when you have grown old you will stretch out your arms and some one else will put a girdle round you and carry you where you have no wish to go." 021:019 This He said to indicate the kind of death by which that disciple would bring glory to God; and after speaking thus He said to him, "Follow me." 021:020 Peter turned round and noticed the disciple whom Jesus loved following—the one who at the supper had leaned back on His breast and had asked, "Master, who is it that is betraying you?" 021:021 On seeing him, Peter asked Jesus, "And, Master, what about him?" 021:022 "If I desire him to remain till I come," replied Jesus, "what concern is that of yours? You, yourself, must follow me." 021:023 Hence the report spread among the brethren that that disciple would never die. Yet Jesus did not say, "He is not to die," but, "If I desire him to remain till I come, what concern is that of yours?" 021:024 That is the disciple who gives his testimony as to these matters, and has written this history; and we know that his testimony is true. 021:025 But there are also many other things which Jesus did—so vast a number indeed that if they were all described in detail, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would have to be written.

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