Whosoever Hath My Commandments, and Keepeth Them, He it is that Loveth Me...
[1] [3165] Whosoever hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will [2] shew myself unto him. [3166] Judas (not Iscariot) said unto him, My Lord, what is the [3] purpose of thy intention to shew thyself to us, and not to the world? [3167] Jesus answered and said unto him, Whosoever loveth me will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and to him will we come, and make our [3168] abode with him. [4] [3169] But he that loveth me not keepeth not my word: and this word that ye hear is not my word, but the Father's which sent me.

[5, 6] [3170] This have I spoken unto you, while I was yet with you. [3171] But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, and [7] [Arabic, p.174] he will bring to your remembrance all that I say unto you. [3172] Peace I leave you; my peace I give unto you: and not as this world giveth, give I unto you. [8] [3173] Let your heart not be troubled, [3174] nor fearful. Ye heard that I said unto you, that I go away, and come unto you. If [3175] ye loved me, ye would rejoice, that I go away to my [9] Father: for my Father is greater than I. [3176] And now I say unto you before it come [10] to pass, that, when it cometh to pass, ye may believe me. [3177] Now I will not speak with you much: the Archon of the world will come, and he will have nothing in [11] me: [3178] but that the world may know that I love my Father, and as my Father charged me, so I do.

[12] [3179] And he said unto them, When I sent you without purses, or wallets, and shoes, [3180] [13] lacked ye perchance anything? They said unto him, Nothing. [3181] He said unto them, Henceforth, whosoever hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise the wallet also: and whosoever hath not a sword, shall sell his garment, and buy for himself a [14] sword. [3182] I say unto you, that this scripture also must be fulfilled in me, that I should be reckoned [3183] with the transgressors: for all that is said of me is fulfilled in [15] me. [3184] His disciples said unto him, Our Lord, lo, here are two swords. He said [16] unto them, They are sufficient. [3185] Arise, let us go hence. And they arose, and praised, and went forth, and went, according to their custom, to the mount of Olives, he and his disciples.

[17] [3186] And he said unto them, I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. [18] [3187] Every branch that produceth not fruit in me, he taketh it: and that which giveth fruit, [19] he cleanseth it, that it may give much fruit. [3188] Ye are already clean because of the word [20] that I have spoken unto you. [3189] Abide in me, and I in you. And as the branch of the [Arabic, p.175] vine cannot produce fruit of itself, if it be not abiding in the vine; so too ye [21] also, if ye abide not in me. [3190] I am the vine, and ye are the branches: He then that abideth in me, and I in him, he giveth much fruit: for without me ye cannot [22] do anything. [3191] And if a man abide not in me, he is cast without, like a withered [23] branch; and it is gathered, and cast [3192] into the fire, that it may be burned. [3193] If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, everything that ye desire to ask shall be [24] done unto you. [3194] And herein is the Father glorified, that ye may give much fruit; [25] and ye shall be my disciples. [3195] And as my Father loved me, I loved you also: [26] abide in my love. [3196] If ye keep my commands, ye shall abide in my love; as I have [27] kept my Father's commands, and abode in his love. [3197] I have spoken that unto you, [28] that my joy [3198] may be in you, and your joy [3199] be fulfilled. [3200] This is my commandment, [29] that ye love one another, as I loved you. [3201] And no love is greater than this, namely, [30] that a man should give his life for his friends. [3202] Ye are my friends, if ye do all that [31] I command you. [3203] I call you not now servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: my friends have I now called you; for everything that I heard from [32] my Father I have made known unto you. [3204] Ye did not choose [3205] me, but I chose I you, and appointed you, that ye also should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should [3206] [33] abide; and that all that ye shall ask my Father in my name, he may [3207] give you. [3208] This [34] I command [3209] you, that ye love one another. [3210] And if the world hate you, know that [35] before you it hated me. [3211] If then ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but ye are not of the world: I chose you out of the world: therefore the world [36] [Arabic, p.176] hateth you. [3212] Remember the word that I said unto you, that no servant is greater than his lord. And if they persecuted [3213] me, you also will they [37] persecute; [3214] and if they kept my word, your word also will they keep. [3215] But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, for they have not known [3216] him [38] that sent me. [3217] And if I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: [39] but now they have no excuse for their sins. [3218] Whosoever hateth me, also hateth my [40] Father. [3219] And if I had not done the deeds before them that no other man did, they would not have had sin: but now they have seen and hated me and my Father [41] also: that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, [3220] They hated me for [42] nothing. [3221] But when the Paraclete is come, whom I will send unto you from my Father, even the Spirit of truth, which goeth forth from my Father, he shall bear witness of [43] me: [3222] and ye also bear witness, because from the beginning ye have been with me.

[44, 45] [3223] I have said that unto you, that ye may not stumble. [3224] [3225] And they shall put you out of their synagogues: and there cometh an [3226] hour when every one that killeth [46] you shall think that he hath offered unto God an offering. [3227] And they will do that, [47] because they do not know me, nor my Father. [3228] I have said that unto you, so that [48] when its time is come, ye may remember it, that I told you. [3229] And this hitherto I said not unto you, because I was with you. But [3230] now I go unto him that sent me; and no [49] man of you asketh me whither I go. [3231] I have said that unto you now, and grief hath [50] come and taken possession of your hearts [3232] But I say the truth unto you; It is better [3233] for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Paraclete will not come unto you; [51] [Arabic, p.177] but if I go away, I will send him unto you. [3234] And when he cometh, he will reprove the world for sin, and for righteousness, and for judgement: [52, 53] for sin, [3235] because they have not believed in me; [3236] and for righteousness, because I go [54] to my Father; [3237] and for judgement, because [3238] the Archon of this world hath been [55] judged. [3239] And further have I many things to speak unto you, but ye cannot tarry [3240] [56] now. [3241] Howbeit [3242] when the Spirit of truth is come, he will remind [3243] you of all the truth: he will say nothing from himself; but everything that he heareth, that shall [57] he say: and he shall make known unto you the things that are to be. [3244] And he shall [58] glorify me; for from me shall he take and shew you. [3245] All that my Father hath is mine: therefore said I unto you, that he taketh [3246] of mine, and shall shew [3247] you.


[3165] John 14:21.

[3166] John 14:22.

[3167] John 14:23.

[3168] Lit. the (cf. Syriac versions).

[3169] John 14:24.

[3170] John 14:25.

[3171] John 14:26.

[3172] John 14:27.

[3173] John 14:28.

[3174] This word is quite unlike that used in 45, 29.

[3175] The Syriac form of the introductory particle is wrongly used, for in Arabic it has interrogative force.

[3176] John 14:29.

[3177] John 14:30.

[3178] John 14:31a.

[3179] Luke 22:35.

[3180] The first letter of the Arabic word has lost its diacritical point.

[3181] Luke 22:36.

[3182] Luke 22:37.

[3183] A possible rendering of the Syriac he was reckoned.

[3184] Luke 22:38.

[3185] John 14:31b; Luke 22:39.

[3186] John 15:1.

[3187] John 15:2.

[3188] John 15:3.

[3189] John 15:4.

[3190] John 15:5.

[3191] John 15:6.

[3192] The verbs may be active or passive, but are singular (cf. 38, 43, note).

[3193] John 15:7.

[3194] John 15:8.

[3195] John 15:9.

[3196] John 15:10.

[3197] John 15:11.

[3198] Two words from the same root.

[3199] Two words from the same root.

[3200] John 15:12.

[3201] John 15:13.

[3202] John 15:14.

[3203] John 15:15.

[3204] John 15:16.

[3205] Different words.

[3206] Or, shall and will, respectively.

[3207] Or, shall and will, respectively.

[3208] John 15:17.

[3209] Or, have commanded.

[3210] John 15:18.

[3211] John 15:19.

[3212] John 15:20.

[3213] cf. 8, 34, note.

[3214] cf. 8, 34, note.

[3215] John 15:21.

[3216] The Arabic text (Vat.) is grammatically inaccurate, and the Borg. ms. has know not.

[3217] John 15:22.

[3218] John 15:23.

[3219] John 15:24.

[3220] John 15:25.

[3221] John 15:26.

[3222] John 15:27.

[3223] John 16:1.

[3224] Lit. sway (as one does in dozing).

[3225] John 16:2.

[3226] Or, the, as in Borg. ms.

[3227] John 16:3.

[3228] John 16:4.

[3229] John 16:5 [in the Greek and English verse 5 begins at But.].

[3230] In the Greek and English verse 5 begins at But.

[3231] John 16:6.

[3232] John 16:7.

[3233] Or, best.

[3234] John 16:8.

[3235] John 16:9.

[3236] John 16:10.

[3237] John 16:11.

[3238] Lit. that (cf. Peshitta).

[3239] John 16:12.

[3240] Or perhaps receive (them). Possibly a Syriac d has been read r. But Ibn-at-Tayyib in the text of his Commentary (f. 357a) has a word which perhaps might be rendered accommodate yourselves (to them) (same letters, but last two transposed), while his comment (f. 357b) gives ye cannot bear it.

[3241] John 16:13.

[3242] Or, And.

[3243] The Syriac words for remind and lead differ only in the length of a single stroke. Ibn-at-Tayyib (ibid. f. 357b) almost seems to have read illumine you with, although he calls attention to the "Greek" reading.

[3244] John 16:14.

[3245] John 16:15.

[3246] Same tense.

[3247] Same tense.

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