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Two days later a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee; the mother of Jesus was present,


Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who belonged to the Jewish authorities;


you will understand the truth, and the truth will set you free."


he came for the purpose of witnessing, to bear testimony to the Light, so that all men might believe by means of him.


He is the likeness of the unseen God, born first before all the creation ??16 for it was by him that all things were created both in heaven and on earth, both the seen and the unseen, including Thrones, angelic Lords, celestial Powers and Rulers; all things have been created by him and for him;


(You see, faith must come from what is heard, and what is heard comes from word of Christ.)


Making a scourge of cords, he drove them all, sheep and cattle together, out of the temple, scattered the coins of the brokers and upset their tables,


and a Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink"


The invalid replied, "Sir, I have nobody to put me into the bath, when the water is disturbed; and while I am getting down myself, someone else gets in before me."


So Jesus addressed the Jews who had believed him, saying, "If you abide by what I say, you are really disciples of mine:


to let you know the solid truth of what you have been taught.


You have had a taste of the kindness of the Lord:


for the sake of the Truth which remains within us and will be with us for ever:


In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazaret,


he came one night to Jesus and said, "Rabbi, we know you have come from God to teach us, for no one could perform these Signs of yours unless God were with him."


And on hearing what he said, they went away one by one, beginning with the older men, till Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.


The birth of [Jesus] Christ came about thus. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together she was discovered to be pregnant by the holy Spirit.


Now a jurist got up to tempt him. "Teacher," he said, "what am I to do to inherit life eternal?"


We would like you, brothers, to understand about those who are asleep in death. You must not grieve for them, like the rest of men who have no hope.


He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony to the Light that he appeared.


who said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven? This Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back, just as you have seen him depart to heaven."


My brothers, what is the use of anyone declaring he has faith, if he has no deeds to show? Can his faith save him?


Surely you know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death!


Now what are we to infer from this? That we are to 'remain on in sin, so that there may be all the more grace'?


But the time is coming, it has come already, when the real worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in reality; for these are the worshippers that the Father wants.


Now in those days an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for a census of the whole world.


Do not wonder at this; for there is a time coming when all who are in the tombs will listen to his voice


They belong to the world, therefore they speak as inspired by the world, and the world listens to them:


On the evening of that same day ??the first day of the week ??though the disciples had gathered within closed doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus entered and stood among them, saying, "Peace be with you!"


asking, "Where is His promised advent? Since the day our fathers fell asleep, things remain exactly as they were from the beginning of creation."


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


Enter by the narrow gate: for [the gate] is broad and the road is wide that leads to destruction, and many enter that way.


Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb over again and be born?"


He also said: "There was a man who had two sons,


for every one who asks receives, the seeker finds, the door is opened to anyone who knocks.


You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes insipid, what can make it salt again? After that it is fit for nothing, fit only to be thrown outside and trodden by the feet of men.


(his disciples had gone to the town to buy some food).


On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala went early to the tomb, when it was still dark; but as she saw the boulder had been removed from the tomb,


Philip answered, "Seven pounds' worth of bread would not be enough for them, for everybody to get even a morsel."


Then he came to Nazaret, where he had been brought up, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue as was his custom. He stood up to read the lesson


So Jesus made this answer to them: "Truly, truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, nothing but what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, the Son also does the same.


Now when Jesus was born at Bethlehem, belonging to Judaea, in the days of king Herod, magicians from the East arrived at Jerusalem,


Nor do I pray for them alone, but for all who believe in me by their spoken word;


Then the brothers at once sent off Paul and Silas by night to Beroea. When they arrived there, they betook themselves to the Jewish synagogue,


For I am certain neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future,


IN my former volume, Theophilus, I treated all that Jesus began by doing and teaching


Later on Jesus met him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well and strong; commit no more sins, in case something worse befalls you."


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


So everyone went to be registered, each at his own town,


Have you had all that experience for nothing (if it has really gone for nothing)?


In the course of their journey he entered a certain village, and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house.


Therefore, my beloved, as you have been obedient always and not simply when I was present, so, now that I am absent, work all the more strenuously at your salvation with reverence and trembling,


if you attend to the wearer of the handsome clothes and say to him, "Sit here, this is a good place," and tell the poor man, "You can stand," or "Sit there at my feet,"


He was praying at a certain place, and when he stopped one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."


Jesus replied, "Destroy this sanctuary and I will raise it up in three days."


and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds ??25 not ceasing to meet together, as is the habit of some, but admonishing one another, all the more so, as you see the Day coming near.


There were large crowds travelling with him; so he turned and said to them,


Then after breakfast Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than the others do?" "Why, Lord," he said, "you know I love you." "Then feed my lambs," said Jesus.


Therefore I tell you, do not trouble about what you are to eat or drink in life, nor about what you are to put on your body; surely life means more than food, surely the body means more than clothes!


Then the Jews accosted him with the words, "What sign of authority have you to show us, for acting in this way?"


It is of what existed from the very beginning, of what we heard, of what we saw, of what we witnessed and touched with our own hands, it is of the Logos of Life


Meanwhile Saul still breathed threats of murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest


Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for (owing to the crowd on the spot) Jesus had slipped away.


That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural,


mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you.


Men of Israel, listen to my words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God through miracles, wonders, and signs which God performed by him among you (as you yourselves know),


So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by telling us, 'In a little while, you will behold me no longer; then, after a little, you shall see me'? and, 'I go to the Father'?"


Then I saw a great white throne, and One who was seated thereon; from his presence earth and sky fled, no more to be found.


He replied, "But the man who healed me, he told me, 'Lift your mat and walk'."


He had to pass through Samaria,


Inasmuch as a number of writers have essayed to draw up a narrative of the established facts in our religion


After that the Lord commissioned other seventy disciples, sending them in front of him two by two to every town and place that he intended to visit himself.


So when he saw the crowds, he went up the hill and sat down; his disciples came up to him


but they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren. Both of them were advanced in years.


On the sabbath they rested in obedience to God's command, but on the first day of the week at early dawn they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.


Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Aram,


Now, brothers, I would have you know the gospel I once preached to you, the gospel you received, the gospel in which you have your footing,


After John had been arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the gospel of God;


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


Truly, truly I tell you, he who believes in me will do the very deeds I do, and still greater deeds than these. For I am going to the Father,


I tell you, my hearers, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you:


THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God].


A man appeared, sent by God, whose name was John:


And this is the sentence of condemnation, that the Light has entered the world and yet men have preferred darkness to light. It is because their actions have been evil;


But now we have a righteousness of God disclosed apart from law altogether; it is attested by the Law and the prophets,


give, and you will have ample measure given you ??they will pour into your lap measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over; for the measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to yourselves."


Thus, I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal;


the mass of the people all remaining in prayer outside at the hour of incense.


Also, as he ate with them, he charged them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father promised ??"for what you have heard me speak of," said he;


but he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over your affairs?"


he is himself the propitiation for our sins, though not for ours alone but also for the whole world.


Now while he was officiating before God in the due course of his division,


Now in the local church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Symeon (called Niger) and Lucius the Cyrenian, besides Manaen (a foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.


Then he took a loaf, and after thanking God he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This means my body given up for your sake; do this in memory of me."


Inasmuch as his power divine has bestowed on us every requisite for life and piety by the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence ??4 bestowing on us thereby promises precious and supreme, that by means of them you may escape the corruption produced within the world by lust, and participate in the divine nature ??5 for this very reason, do you contrive to make it your whole concern to furnish your faith with resolution, resolution with intelligence,


Let no one who is tried by temptation say, 'My temptation comes from God'; God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he tempts no one.


Thus a single man, though he was physically impotent, had issue in number like the stars in heaven, countless as the sand on the seashore.


He also told the following parable to certain persons who were sure of their own goodness and looked down upon everybody else.


As the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."


For the case is that of a man going abroad, who summoned his servants and handed over his property to them;


Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,


Now as the crowd were pressing on him to listen to the word of God, he saw, as he stood beside the lake of Gennesaret,


[Relocated to before vs 34] Now there was but one heart and soul among the multitude of the believers; not one of them considered anything his personal property, they shared all they had with one another.


I tell you, no; unless you repent you will all perish as they did.


For an angel used to descend from time to time into the bath, and disturb the water; whereupon the first person who stepped in after the water was disturbed was restored to health, no matter what disease he had been afflicted with].


When Zechariah saw him he was troubled, and fear fell on him;


So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."


When he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath,


Jesus replied, "The chief one is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,


that man need not imagine he will get anything from God,


In virtue of my office, I tell everyone of your number who is self-important, that he is not to think more of himself than he ought to think; he must take a sane view of himself, corresponding to the degree of faith which God has assigned to each.


Then he said to them, "When I was still with you, this is what I told you, that whatever is written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled."


But a man called Ananias, who with his wife Sapphira had sold some property,


At the close of the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.


Jesus replied, "My realm does not belong to this world; if my realm did belong to this world, my men would have fought to prevent me being handed over to the Jews. No, my realm lies elsewhere."


And when the sabbath had passed Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought some spices in order to go and anoint him;


My brothers, do not swell the ranks of the teachers; remember, we teachers will be judged with special strictness.


you have had five husbands, and he whom you have now espoused is not your husband. That was a true word."


It was in this way long ago that the holy women who hoped in God adorned themselves. They were submissive to their husbands.


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


Here is the message we learned from him and announce to you: 'God is light and in him there is no darkness, none.'


That very day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus about seven miles from Jerusalem.


Well, my very first counsel is that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving, are to be offered for all men ??2 for kings and all in authority, that we may lead a tranquil life in all piety and gravity;


Do not imagine I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace but a sword.


For the appeal we make does not spring from any delusion or from impure motives ??it does not work by cunning;


The King will answer them, 'I tell you truly, in so far as you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even to the least of them, you did it to me.'


And the younger men rose, wrapped the body up and carried it away to be buried.


[I adjure all who hear the words of the prophecy of this book: "If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book;


Then a scribe came up, who had listened to the discussion. Knowing Jesus had given them an apt answer, he put this question to him, "What is the chief of all the commands?"


which has reached you as it spreads over all the world with fruit and increase. Such has been your life from the day you learned to know what God's grace really is.


intelligence with self-control, self-control with stedfastness, stedfastness with piety,


Now, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts upon them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock.


As he passed along he saw a man who had been blind from his birth;


I tell you this, my brothers, flesh and blood cannot inherit the Realm of God, nor can the perishing inherit the imperishable.


I passed on to you what I received from the Lord himself, namely, that on the night he was betrayed the Lord Jesus took a loaf,


After that I looked, and there was a great host whom no one could count, from every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clad in white robes, with palm-branches in their hands;


Truly, truly I tell you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs up somewhere else, he is a thief and a robber;


It was when Apollos was in Corinth that Paul, after passing through the inland districts, came down to Ephesus. There he found some disciples,


Also, when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they like to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street-corners, so as to be seen by men; I tell you truly, they do get their reward.


You have heard the saying, 'You must love your neighbour and hate your enemy.'


And I saw thrones with people sitting on them, who were allowed to judge ??saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and God's word, those who would not worship the Beast or his statue, and who would not receive his mark on their forehead or hand; they came to life and reigned along with the Christ for a thousand years.


In the same way, you wives must be submissive to your husbands, so that even those who will not believe the Word may be won over without a word by the behaviour of their wives,


Very well; and do you imagine you will escape God's doom, O man, you who judge those who practise such vices and do the same yourself?


Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often is my brother to sin against me and be forgiven? Up to seven times?"


and on finding him he brought him to Antioch, where for a whole year they were guests of the church and taught considerable numbers. It was at Antioch too that the disciples were originally called "Christians."


it fell to him by lot, as was the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense,


And yet the Son of man, descended from heaven, is the only one who has ever ascended into heaven.


and though the children were still unborn and had done nothing either good or bad (to confirm the divine purpose in election which depends upon the call of God, not on anything man does),