Then there arose a question between [some] of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
But I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
he was witnessing
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
you have believed
you have believed
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
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(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given;] because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
he was "glorified"
The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, [yet] my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
he regained sight
But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
he will witness
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
it has been judged
Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
I will message on
At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Men [and] brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
to taking together
Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
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Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
those expounding beforehand
But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.
And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took [him] down from the tree, and laid [him] in a sepulchre.
having been written
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
they were gathered
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this [matter. ]
But if it be a question of words and names, and [of] your law, look ye [to it;] for I will be no judge of such [matters. ]
This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
it will be sorted
For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
we will be able
And the next [day] we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was [one] of the seven; and abode with him.
And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise [their] children, neither to walk after the customs.
Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave [their] heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written [and] concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from [things] offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
of having believed
And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
it will be said
And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
they will accept
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and] brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
you called to witness throughout
Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
he might bring down
And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
you might bring down
Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.
Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
I speak my defense
Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of [that] way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
I will call in
But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
to be remembered
About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed [me,] desiring [to have] judgment against him.
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To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:
having gotten set up
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.