And Jesus Said, to Judge the World am I Come...
[1] [2515] And Jesus said, To judge the world am I come, so that they that see not may [2] see, and they that see may become blind. [2516] And some of the Pharisees which were [3] with him heard that, and they said unto him, Can it be that we are blind? [2517] Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should not have sin: but now ye say, We see: and because of this your sin remaineth. [2518]

[4] [Arabic, p.140] [2519] Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever entereth not into the fold of the sheep by the door, but goeth up from another place, that man is a thief and a [5, 6] stealer. [2520] But he that entereth by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. [2521] And therefore [2522] the keeper of the door openeth for him the door; and the sheep hear his voice: and [7] he calleth his sheep [2523] by their names, and they go forth unto him. [2524] And when he putteth forth his sheep, he goeth before them, and his sheep [2525] follow him: because [8] they know his voice. [2526] And after a stranger will the sheep not go, but they flee from [9] him: because they hear not the voice of a stranger. [2527] This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they knew not what he was saying unto them.

[10] [2528] Jesus said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the [11] sheep. [2529] And all that came are thieves and stealers: but the sheep heard them not. [12] [2530] I am the door: and if a man enter by me, he shall live, and shall go in and go out, [13] and shall find pasture. [2531] And the stealer cometh not, save that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: but I came that they might have life, and that they might have [14] the thing that is better. [2532] [2533] I am the good shepherd; and the good shepherd giveth [15] himself [2534] for his sheep. [2535] But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, and whose the sheep [2536] are not, when he seeth the wolf as it cometh, leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, [16] and the wolf cometh, and snatcheth away the sheep, and scattereth [2537] them: [2538] and the [17] hireling fleeth because he is an hireling, and hath no care for the sheep. [2539] I am the [18] good shepherd; [2540] and I know what is mine, and what is mine knoweth me, as my Father knoweth me, and I know my Father; and I give myself [2541] for the sheep. [19] [2542] And I have other sheep also, that are not of this flock: them also I must invite, and they shall hear my voice; and all the sheep shall be one, and the shepherd one. [20] [Arabic, p.141] [2543] And therefore doth my Father love me, because I give my life, that I may [21] take it again. [2544] No man taketh it from me, but I leave it of my own choice. And I have the right to leave it, and have the right also to take it. And this commandment did I receive of my Father.

[22] [2545] And there occurred a disagreement among the Jews because of these sayings. [23] [2546] And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is afflicted with madness; [2547] why listen [24] ye to him? [2548] And others said, These sayings are not those of men possessed with demons. Can a demon haply open the eyes of a blind man?

[25, 26] [2549] And the feast of the dedication came on at Jerusalem: and it was winter. [2550] And [27] Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon. [2551] The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said unto him, Until when dost thou make our hearts anxious? [28] [2552] If thou art the Messiah, tell us plainly. He answered and said unto them, I told you, and ye believe not: and the deeds that I do in my Father's name bear witness [29, 30] to me. [2553] But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, [2554] as I said unto you. [31] [2555] And my sheep [2556] hear my voice, and I know them, and they come after me: [2557] and I give them eternal life; and they shall not perish for ever, nor shall any man snatch [32] them out of my hands. [2558] [2559] For the Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater [33] than all; and no man is able to take them from the hand of my [2560] Father. [2561] I and [34, 35] my Father are one. [2562] And the Jews took stones to stone him. [2563] Jesus said unto them, Many good deeds from my Father have I shewed you; because of which [2564] of them, [36] then, do ye stone me? [2565] The Jews said unto him, Not for the good deeds do we stone thee, but because thou blasphemest; and, whilst thou art a man, makest thyself [37] God. [2566] Jesus said unto them, Is it not thus written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? [38] [Arabic, p.142] [2567] And if he called those gods -- for [2568] to them came the word of God (and it is [39] not possible in [2569] the scripture that anything should be undone) -- [2570] he then, whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, do ye say that he blasphemeth; [40] because I said unto you, I am the Son of God? [2571] If then I do not the deeds of my [41] Father, ye believe me not. [2572] [2573] But if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the deeds: that ye may know and believe that my Father is in me, and I in my Father. [42] [2574] And they sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hands.

[43] [2575] And he went beyond Jordan to the place where John was baptizing formerly; [44] and abode there. [2576] And many people came unto him; and they said, John did not [45] work even one sign: but all that John said of this man is truth. [2577] And many believed in him.

[46] [2578] And there was a sick man, named Lazarus, of the village of Bethany, the brother [47] of Mary and Martha. [2579] And Mary was she that anointed with sweet ointment the feet of Jesus, and wiped them with her hair; and Lazarus, who was sick, was the [48] brother of this woman. [2580] [2581] And his sisters sent unto Jesus, and said unto him, Our [49] Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. [2582] But Jesus said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glorifying of God, that the Son of God may be glorified [50, 51] because of it. [2583] And Jesus loved Martha, and Mary, and Lazarus. [2584] And when he [52] heard that he was sick, he abode in the place where he was two days. [2585] And after that, [53] he said unto his disciples, Come, let us go into Judæa. [2586] His disciples said unto him, Our [Arabic, p.143] Master, now the Jews desire to stone thee; and goest thou again thither? [54, 55] [2587] Jesus said unto them, Is not the day of twelve hours? If then a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of the world. [2588] But if [56] a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no lamp in him. [2589] This said Jesus: and after that, he said unto them, Lazarus our friend hath fallen asleep; but [57] I am going to awaken him. [2590] His disciples said unto him, Our Lord, if he hath [58] fallen asleep, he will recover. [2591] But Jesus said that concerning his death: while they [59] supposed that he spake of lying down to sleep. [2592] Then Jesus said unto them plainly, [60] Lazarus is dead. [2593] And I am glad that I was not there for your sakes, that ye may [61] believe; but let us go thither. [2594] Thomas, who is called Thama, [2595] said to the disciples, his companions, Let us also go, and die with him.


[2515] John 9:39.

[2516] John 9:40.

[2517] John 9:41.

[2518] Or, is permanent.

[2519] John 10:1.

[2520] John 10:2.

[2521] John 10:3.

[2522] Or, to him.

[2523] A different word (lit. rams) from that used in the other verses; so in Peshitta (cf. Sin., which, however, differs somewhat); cf. also 54, 40 f., note.

[2524] John 10:4.

[2525] A different word (lit. rams) from that used in the other verses; so in Peshitta (cf. Sin., which, however, differs somewhat); cf. also 54, 40 f., note.

[2526] John 10:5.

[2527] John 10:6.

[2528] John 10:7.

[2529] John 10:8.

[2530] John 10:9.

[2531] John 10:10.

[2532] Or, best thing. Vat. ms. omits from but I[came.

[2533] John 10:11.

[2534] Or, his life.

[2535] John 10:12.

[2536] cf. note to 37, 6.

[2537] Or, to snatch...and scatter.

[2538] John 10:13.

[2539] John 10:14.

[2540] John 10:15.

[2541] Or, my life.

[2542] John 10:16.

[2543] John 10:17.

[2544] John 10:18.

[2545] John 10:19.

[2546] John 10:20.

[2547] Lit. epilepsy.

[2548] John 10:21.

[2549] John 10:22.

[2550] John 10:23.

[2551] John 10:24.

[2552] John 10:25.

[2553] John 10:26.

[2554] cf. 37, 6.

[2555] John 10:27.

[2556] cf. 37, 6.

[2557] John 10:28.

[2558] Or, hand; but probably dual (cf. Syr.).

[2559] John 10:29.

[2560] So Peshitta; but Sin. the. Borg. ms. omits the hand of.

[2561] John 10:30.

[2562] John 10:31.

[2563] John 10:32.

[2564] Lit. which deed.

[2565] John 10:33.

[2566] John 10:34.

[2567] John 10:35.

[2568] cf. Peshitta.

[2569] This in could more easily arise as a clerical error (repetition) in the Syriac text.

[2570] John 10:36.

[2571] John 10:37.

[2572] So Ciasca's text, following Vat. ms. But this is probably a clerical error for the reading of Borg. ms., which omits ye.

[2573] John 10:38.

[2574] John 10:39.

[2575] John 10:40.

[2576] John 10:41.

[2577] John 10:42.

[2578] John 11:1.

[2579] John 11:2.

[2580] cf. Peshitta.

[2581] John 11:3.

[2582] John 11:4.

[2583] John 11:5.

[2584] John 11:6.

[2585] John 11:7.

[2586] John 11:8.

[2587] John 11:9.

[2588] John 11:10.

[2589] John 11:11.

[2590] John 11:12.

[2591] John 11:13.

[2592] John 11:14.

[2593] John 11:15.

[2594] John 11:16.

[2595] The Syriac word for Twin.

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