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as I hear, I judge and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will 31 of the Father who hath sent me. If I only bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
There is another who beareth witness of me, and I know that the testimony which he gave 33 of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare 34 witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, 35 that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, even the works that I do, bear witness 37 of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself who sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at 38 any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
Search the scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and it is they which testify 40 of me. Yet ye will not come to me, that ye 41 might have life. I receive not honor from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of 43 God in you. I am come in my Father's name,
I, indeed, need not the testimony of man.
↑ By declaring that Christ was his beloved Son.
"The invisible God," we read in other places. Jesus Christ is the visible image of Deity. All judgment is committed to him, and he is to be honored as the Son or messenger of God. See 21, 22, 23d verses of this ebapter-see also Rom. xiv. 9, 10, 1t, 12.
and ye receive me not: if another shall come 46 in his own name, him ye will receive. How
can ye believe, who receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor which cometh from 45 God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuseth 46 you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: 47 for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words ?*
AFTER these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.† 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them 3 that were diseased. And Jesus went up into
a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4 Now the passover, a feast of the Jews, was
5 Then Jesus lifting up his eyes, and seeing a great company come unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these 6 may cat? (And this he said to try him for 7 he himself knew what he would do.) Philip
answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient that every one of them 8 may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew,
* See Luke xvi. 31.
†This was a lake, and called also the lake of Gennesareth-because these places were contiguous to and bordering on it.
9 Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among 10 so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. (Now there was much grass in the place.) So the men sat down, in number 11 about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them who were sat down; and also of the 12 fishes, as much as they would. When they
were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments which remain, that nothing be 13 lost. Therefore they gathered them together,
and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained over 14 and above unto them who had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet who should come into the world.*
Now when Jesus perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain alone. 16 And when it was evening, his disciples went 17 down into the sea, and entered into a ship, and went over the sea towards Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to 18 them. And the sea arose by reason of a great 19 wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh
* By prophet here must be meant Messiah, whom they were expecting: And thus it appears that Christ was spoken of by different names and epithets.
20 unto the ship: and they were afraid. 21 saith unto them, It is I, be not afraid. they willingly received him into the ship immediately the ship was at the land whither they would go.
The day following, when the people who stood on the other side of the sea, saw that there was none other boat there, but the one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 23 (howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, 24 after that the Lord had given thanks.) When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for 25 Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, 26 when camest thou hither? Jesus answered them, and said, Verily, verily I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were 27 filled. Labor not for the meat that perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you for him the Father, even God has sealed.* 28 Then they said unto him, What shall we do, that we may perform the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the
* God has given him his testimony and sanction, by granting him the Holy Spirit without measure, and enabling him to perform works which imply divine power.
work of God, that ye believe on him whom he 30 hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see and 31 believe thee? What doest thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32 Then said Jesus unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the 33 true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven, and 34 giveth life unto the world. Then they said unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of he that cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me, shall 36 never thirst. But I said unto you, that ye also 37 have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me, will come to me; and him who cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the Father's will who hath sent me,
that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing; but should raise it up again at 40 the last day. And this also is the will of him who sent me, that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life and I will raise him up at the last day.
* Or the bread of heaven.
+ My doctrine is heavenly, and is necessary for your spiritual life.
I have before told you, that though ye see me, ye do not believe.