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Now two days after this there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;


Now there was one of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler among the Jews.


"and you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free."


He came as a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light??o that all men might believe through him.


So he plaited a scourge of rushes, and drove all out of the temple??oth the sheep and oxen. He began to pour out the coins of the money-changers, and to overturn their tables,


It was about noon, and a woman of Samaria came to draw water.


"Sir," answered the sick man, "I have no man to put me into the pool whenever the water is troubled; and while I am trying to come, some one else steps down before me."


so that you may know the certainty of the story which you have been taught by the word of mouth.


since you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.


I love you for the sake of the truth which is abiding in us and will be with us forever.


This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him. "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent from God; for no man can do these signs which you are continually doing, unless God is with him."


When they heard that, they went out one by one, beginning with the eldest. And Jesus was left behind alone??nd the woman in the middle of the court.


The birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. After his mother, Mary, had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.


Then a certain lawyer stood up and tempted him. "Master," he said "what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"


But I would not have you ignorant, brothers, about those who are falling asleep. You must not sorrow like other men, who have no hope.


He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony concerning the Light that he came into being.


and they said: "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into the sky will come back in just the same way as you have seen him going into the sky."


My brothers, what good is it if any one says that he has faith, if he has no deeds? Can such faith save him?


For do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ, have been baptized into his death?


that older women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers or slaves to much wine, but teachers of what is right.


What then shall we say? Shall we continue to abound in sin, in order that grace may come to abound?


But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father is seeking such as his worshipers.


In those days Augustus Caesar issued an edict for a census of the whole inhabited world.


"Do not wonder at this, because an hour is coming in which all who are in their graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth again;


They are of the world, and for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world listens to them.


On the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, although the doors of the room where the disciples gathered had been locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, and there he stood among them, saying. "Peace to you!"


and say, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the day that our fathers fell asleep everything continues as it was from the beginning of the creation."


After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


"Enter by the narrow gate; for broad is the gate and wide the road that leads to destruction, and many are they who go in by it;


"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus replied; "Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"


And he said: "There was a man who had two sons.


"For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks the door is opened.


"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt lose its savor, in what way shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing but to be thrown out and trodden under foot of men.


Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink" (for his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food.)


On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and discovered that the stone had been removed from the tomb.


"Thirty-five dollars worth of bread," answered Philip, "is not enough for them, so that each can take a morsel."


It happened on the Sabbath Day when he went into the house of a certain ruler among Pharisees to take a meal, that they were watching him.


Then he came to Nazareth where he had been brought up. and, as was his custom, he entered into the synagogue on the Sabbath Day, and stood up to read.


So Jesus answered them in these words. "In solemn truth I tell that the Son cannot do anything of himself, except what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does also.


After the birth of Jesus, which took place at Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod, lo! certain Magi arrived in Jerusalem, saying.


But first be assured of this??hat no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.


"Nor do I pray for them alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word,


"If you had known the free gift of God," Jesus answered, "and who it is that says to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water."


Now the brothers sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they got there they betook themselves to the Jewish synagogue.


For I am fully persuaded that neither death nor life, Neither angels nor principalities, nor powers, Neither the present world nor the world to come, Nor the powers of Nature,


My first account, O Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus began doing and teaching from the beginning down to the day when,


Afterward Jesus found him in the Temple, and said to him. "Look! You have become well. Do not go on sinning, lest a worse thing befall you."


Grace to you and peace from God our Father in the Lord Jesus Christ.


And every one went to be registered, each to the town to which he belonged.


Did you have such experience to no purpose??f indeed it was really to no purpose?


It happened as they went on their way that he entered into a certain village were a woman named Martha received him into her house.


And so, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, with reverence and self-distrust work out your own salvation;


and you look up to him who wears the fine clothing, and say to him, "Sit here in this fine place!" and to the poor man you say, "Stand there!" or "Sit on the floor at my feet!"


It happened he was praying in a certain place, and when he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Master, teach us how to pray, just as John taught his disciples."


"Destroy this temple," answered Jesus, "and in three days I will raise it up."


If then there is any comfort in Christ, if there is any persuasive power in love, if there is any companionship of the Spirit, if there is any tenderness or pity,


Great crowds were along with him, and he turned to them and said:


When they were through breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." he answered. Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs."


"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious about your life, inquiring what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor yet for your body, inquiring what you shall wear. Is not your life more than its food, and your body than its clothing?


"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for what is begotten in her is by the Holy Spirit; and she will bear a son, and you are to call him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."


Then the Jews asked Jesus, "What sign are you going to show us, seeing that you do these things?"


It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing.


Meanwhile Saul, still breathing out threats of murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest


But he who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had moved away, as there was a crowd in that place.


That is why God has given them up to passions of dishonor; for on the one hand their women actually changed the natural function of sex into that which is against nature;


May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.


"Men of Israel, listen to these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God, through mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him among you, as you yourselves know;


Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, came back from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, all the time tempted by the devil.


At this some of his disciples said among themselves. "What does he mean by telling us, 'In a little while you shall behold me no more; and again in a little while you shall see me,' and 'because I am going to the Father'?"


And I saw a great white throne, and One who sat thereon; from his presence fled earth and sky, and no place was found for them.


He replied, "The man who healed me told me to take up my bed and walk."


Now he had to pass through Samaria;


Seeing that many have taken it in hand to draw up an account of those matters which have been fully established among us,


After this the appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two before his face, into every city and place into which he himself intended to go.


When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and when he had seated himself, his disciples came to him,


Now they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren, and both were far advanced in years.


On the Sabbath Day they rested in obedience to the commandment, but in the deep dawn of the first day of the week they took the spices which they had prepared, and came to the tomb.


Judah (by Tamar), of Perez and Zerah; Perez, of Hezron; Hezron, of Ram;


Now I am calling to your remembrance, brothers, the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, and on which you have taken your stand,


After John had been thrown into prison Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of God.


Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and then come here."


"I tell you solemnly that he who trusts in me shall himself do the works that I am doing; and still greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.


who, though from the beginning he had the nature of God, did not reckon equality with God something to be forcibly retained,


"But to you who are listening to me I say, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,


Beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;


"In the last days, God says, it shall come to pass that I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind; "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams;


A man came into being, sent from God, whose name was John.


But now, quite apart from any law, a righteousness coming from God has been fully brought to light, continually witnessed to by the Law and the Prophets.


"Pardon, and you shall be pardoned; Give, and gifts shall be given to you; Full measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they shall pour into your bosom. For with what measure you measure, they will measure back to you."


Though I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have no love, I am become a clanging brass, or a clashing cymbal.


And the whole multitude of the people were without, praying at the hour of incense.


And once when he was eating with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father. "Of this," he said, "you have heard from me.


"Man," said he, "who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?"


And he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.


Now while Zachariah was acting as priest before God in the due course of his class, it fell to his lot, according to the custom of priesthood,


Now there were in the church in Antioch prophets and teachers; Barnabas and Symeon, surnamed "the Black," Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the Tetrarch, and Saul.


And he took a loaf, and after giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them saying. "This is my body, which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me.'


For his power divine has granted to us everything needful for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue.


When he is being tempted, let no one say, "It is God who tempts me," for God cannot be tempted with evil, nor does he tempt any man.


To Timothy, my beloved child; Grace mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.


and thus there sprang from one man, and him practically dead, a nation like the stars in the heavens in multitude, or grains of sand upon the seashore, innumerable.


Moreover he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves because they were righteous, and looked down upon the rest.


And when the wine ran short, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."


"For it is like a man going into another country, who summoned his slaves, and committed his property to their care.


Ram, of Amminadab; Amminadab, of Nahshon; Nahshon, of Salmon;


On one occasion when he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, the crowd pressed upon him to listen to the word of God.


Now the multitude of the believers was of one heart and one soul, nor did any one of them say that any of his possessions was his own; but they had all things common.


"I tell you no; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.


And as he saw him Zachariah was troubled, and fear fell upon him.


So, when they came together, they began to ask him, "Master, are you at this time about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"


"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know assuredly that Gods has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified."


Once he was teaching in one of the synagogues, on the Sabbath,


Jesus replied. "The first is. 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;


Such a man need not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,


For, through the grace that was given to me, I tell every man among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but so to think, as to think soberly, according to the measure of faith which God has given him.


Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, how all things must be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the prophets, and the Psalms concerning me."


But a man named Ananias who, with his wife Sapphira, sold a farm of his,


At the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came down to see the sepulcher, when lo!


Jesus answered him. "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants have fought hard that I should not be handed the Jews; but in reality my kingdom is not of such origins."


When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices in order to go and anoint him.


Do not become many teachers, my brothers, because you know well that we teachers shall be judged by a severer standard than others.


"for you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband; in this you have spoken truly."


For in this way in the olden time the holy women also, who put their trust in God, used to adorn themselves. They were ever in submission to their own husbands;


One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon, said to him.


This, then, is the message that we have heard from him, and are announcing to you, that God is light, and no darkness what ever is in him.


For as the sun comes up with a burning heat, it withers the grass, and its flowers fall, and the grace of the fashion of it perishes; so also shall the rich man fade away amid his pursuits.


On that same day two of his disciples were walking to Emmaus, a village about seven miles from Jerusalem.


"Do not suppose that I am come to bring peace on the earth; I am come not to bring peace, but a sword.


He was face to face with God in the Beginning.


For my preaching was not grounded on a delusion, or on impure motives, on in deceit.


"'In solemn truth I tell you,' the King will answer them, 'that inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brothers, you have done it unto me.'


But the younger men rose, wrapped the body up, and carried it out to bury it.


I testify to every man who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If any man shall add to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;


this gospel is concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of David's posterity in respect of his bodily nature,


Just then up came one of the Scribes who had heard them arguing, and realized that Jesus had answered them admirably. "What commandment," he asked, "is the first of all?"


And just as it is spreading through the whole world, bearing fruit and increasing, so also is it among you, from the day in which you heard it, and came truly to know the grace of God,


and to knowledge self-control, and to self-control stedfastness, and to stedfastness piety,


"Every one who hears my words and does them I will liken to a wise man who built his house upon the rock.


Now as he was passing along he saw a man, blind from birth.


I tell you this, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor can corruption inherit incorruption.


For I passed on to you the account, which I myself received from the Lord; how the Lord Jesus, on the very night he was betrayed, took bread,


but whoever once drinks of the water that I will give him, shall never thirst any more, but the water that I will give him shall become a living spring of water within him, welling up into eternal life."


After this I looked, and behold a great multitude, whom no man could number, out of every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands;


"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber;


This is a faithful saying, "If any man is seeking the office of a minister he is aspiring to a noble task."


Now it happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul, after passing through the hinterland, came to Ephesus, where he found a few disciples.


"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the avenues, in order that men may see them. In solemn truth I tell you that they have their reward in full.


"You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy."


For you well know that not with perishable things, with silver or gold, were you redeemed from the emptiness of your manner of life, received by tradition from your ancestors;


And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them, and they were permitted to judge; and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the Word of God, those who did not worship the beast nor his image, and who did not receive his brand upon their brow, or hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.


In the same way you wives must be submissive to your own husbands; so that if some of them will not believe the message, they may apart from the message be won over by the behavior of their wives,


Very well; and do you suppose, you who judge those that practise such vices, and are doing the very same, that you will elude the judgment of God?


Just then Peter came to him, and asked him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?"


and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch, where for a whole year they were guests of the church, and taught many people. And it was in Antioch that the disciples first received the name of "Christians."


to enter into the sanctuary of the Lord and to burn incense.


There is no one gone up to heaven, except the One who came down from heaven??he Son of man himself.


and even though they were still unborn, and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that the purpose of God might stand according to election, not of works, but of Him who called,


"How is it," answered the Samaritan woman, "that you who are a Jew ask a drink from me, a woman, and a Samaritan?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)


And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and, when he had blessed it, he broke it and gave to his disciples, saying, "Take, eat, this is my body."


Some days later when Jesus entered Capernaum again the news spread, "He is in the house";


When Jesus came into the neighborhood of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of man is?"


Then one of the crowd said to him, "Master, tell my brother to give me my share of our inheritance."


And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, with the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.


Now a man named Lazarus was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha??2 it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.