The Testament of John

John Eight

1. So Jesus went up to the Mount of Olives;
2. [But] in the morning he came back again to the temple, and all the
people came to him, and as he sat down, he taught them.
3*. The scribes and the Pharisees brought to him a woman who had been
caught* with a man. And as they stood them in the arena* [to be stoned,]
4. They said [to Jesus,] "Educator, this woman was literally dragged
from the man while fornicating.*
5. "And the Law of Moses commands that such [people] should be
stoned. What do you say now*?
6. They attempted to sting him, so that they could find* fault in him.
Jesus leaned down as he wrote on the ground.
7. However, as they asked him angrily,
he straightened himself up and said,
"Whichever one of you who is without sin,
let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
8. Again as he leaned down, he wrote on the ground.
9. Those that heard [him] took off* one by one, starting with the priests,
and left the woman who had come to the arena [completely] alone.
10. Then as Jesus straightened up [again,] he said to the woman, "Where
are they [now?] No man* oppresses you [now?]"
11. She then said to him, "Not one!* My Lord!" Then Jesus said,
"Neither do I put you down,* go and from now on do not sin again."
12. So [then] Jesus spoke to them again and said, "I am the light of the
universe*. Whoever follows me shall not be driven* by the darkness,
except [they] shall attain for themselves the light of Life."
13. The Pharisees said to him, "You are testifying on your own behalf,
your testimony is not true."
14. Jesus replied and told them, "Even though I am testifying on my own
behalf, my testimony is true, since I know from where I came and where
I am going to. But you do not know from where I came and where I am
going to.
15. "You judge by physical appearances*, I do not judge the human
16. "And if I judge, my judgment is just*, since I do not do it by myself,
except myself and my Father who sent me.
17. "And in your Law it is written, that the testimony of two men is
18. "I am who is testifying about myself, and my Father who sent me
testifies about me."
19. They said to him, "Where is your father?" Jesus replied and said,
"You neither know me, nor my Father; [for] if you know me, you would
also know my Father."

20. These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple, and
no one* arrested* him.

21. Jesus told them again, "I am going, and you will search for me, [but]
you shall die in your sins. And where I go, you cannot go there."
22. The Jews said, "Why, is he going to kill himself, that he says where I
go, you cannot come?"
23. He told them, "You are from below, and I am from above. You are
from this world*; I am not born of this world*.
24. "I told you that you will die in your sins. [Unless] you believe that I
am I, you shall die in your sins."
25. The Jews said, "Who [do you think] you are?!" Jesus told them,
"Even though from the beginning I have been telling you [this,]
26. "I [still] have a great [deal] to tell you [in] condemning you; except
who sent me is True, and these [things] I have heard from Him, these are
the things I speak among the people*."
27. And they did not know that he was telling them about the Father.
28. Jesus told them again, "When you honor* the Son of Man, then you
shall observe that I am I, and nothing of my own self I do, except that
which was taught me [by] my Father, only of that I speak.
29. "And who sent me is [always] with me, and my Father, since I
always* do the thing that glorifies* him."

30. And as he spoke these things, a great many [people] believed in him.
31. And Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you are loyal
to my manifestation, you are truly my disciples,
32. "You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free."
33. The [Jews] said to him, "We are the offspring of Abraham, and we
never perform work for any human [being.]* How can you say that we
shall become free*?"
34. Jesus told them, "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that whoever
commits sin is the slave of sin.
35. "And the slave is forever* unable to hold* on to his home, [but] the
Son establishes* you till eternity*.
36. "For thus the Son shall make you free, [that] truly you shall be the
Sons of the Free.
37. "I know that you are the offspring of Abraham, except you want to
have me killed, since you do not accept* my manifestation.
38. "I speak of the thing that I saw with my Father, and you do the thing
that [which] you saw with your father."
39. They replied, saying to him, "Our father was Abraham." Jesus said
to them, "If you were the children* of Abraham, you would have
performed the work that Abraham did.
40. "But now, behold, you want to have me killed, [me] the man who
spoke to you truthfully, that which I heard from God. Abraham would
[never] do this!
41. "But you are [the ones] who [indeed] do the works of your father."
They said to him, "We were not born of fornication. We have one
father, God."
42. Jesus told them, "If God was your Father, you would love me, for I
have graced you with my Divine presence;* and it was not from my own
self that I came, except He sent me.
43. "However, why you do not abide by my manifestation? It is because*
of your inability to recognize* [it.]
44. "You come from your father the Devil, and in the service of your
father you are content* to be enslaved, [to him] who is the killer of
mankind* from the beginning, who never upholds* the truth, for truth
does not abide* in him, and when he speaks lies, he speaks of his own
genesis, for he is a Liar, [like] his father* also.
45. "But since I speak the truth, you do not believe me.
46. "Which one of you I [led] to sin? And if I speak the truth, why do
you not believe me?
47. "[The one] who comes from God obeys* the words of God; the
reason you do not obey, is because you did not come from God."
48. The Jews replied and said to him, "Did we not say [it] beautifully,
that you are a Samaritan (and) possessed* by a demon?"
49. Jesus told them, "No demon possesses me, except I honor my Father,
and you curse me.
50. "I do not want my glorification. There is One who wants [it for me]
and [who] judges.
51. "Amen, amen, I am telling you, whoever guards and obeys my
manifestation, shall never see death to [the end of] the universe."
52. The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you are possessed* by a
demon. Abraham died and all the prophets. And you say that whoever
guards and obeys my manifestation shall not taste death to [the end of]
the universe.
53. "Why, are you greater than our father Abraham, who died, and the
prophets, who died? Who do you make yourself out to be?!"
54. Jesus told them, "If I glorify myself, that glorification is of no
significance.* It so happens that my Father glorifies me, He whom you
call your God.
55. "And you do not know Him; I am the one who knows Him. And if I
had said I did not know Him, I would be telling* a lie, just like you.
Except I [do] know Him, and I guard and protect His manifestation.
56. "Abraham, your father, was satisfied to see my Day, and he saw [it]
and was delighted."
57. The Jews said to him, "But you are not even fifty years [old] and
[yet] you have seen Abraham?!"
58. Jesus told them, "Amen, amen, I am telling you, if Abraham had
never been born, I am [the One] who Comes [the Omnipresent God]!"
59. And they took up stones to stone him. And Jesus [became] invisible*
and emerged out of the temple; and he passed through them and went


8:3.1 The "Story of the Woman," verses 3 thorough 11, should not be read at this point, for the sake of continuity. Preferably, it should be read after the end of the John. This "Story" is not included in many ancient texts.
8:3.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Taken."
8:3.3 Lit. Ar.: "In the Scales."
8:4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Educator, this woman was taken openly in the [act of fornication] of the man."
8:5 Lit. Ar. id.: "[About] such [cases.]"
8:6 Lit. Ar. id.: "Charge."
8:7.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "Implicate [him]."
8:7.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "From."
8:7.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
8:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "Exited."
8:10 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
8:11.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic phrase: "Not a human [being!]"
8:11.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Oppress."
8:12.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "[All] the people."
8:12.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be walked [rushed.]"
8:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Bodily."
8:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "True."
8:20.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
8:20.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Took."
8:23.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Universe."
8:23.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Universe."
8:26 Lit. Ar. id.: "Universe."
8:28 Lit. Ar. id.: "Raise up."
8:29.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "In every season."
8:29.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Adorns."
8:33.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained. "And we serve no one!"
8:33.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Children of the Free [plural]."
8:35.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "To [the end of] the universe."
8:35.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Strengthen," or "harden."
8:35.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Strengthens," or "hardens."
8:35.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "To [the end of] the universe."
8:37 Lit. Ar. id.: "Hold."
8:39 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sons."
8:42 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression" "For I have from God, commanded and come [to you.]"
8:43.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Over."
8:43.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Heed."
8:43.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Satisfied."
8:44.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The human [being.]"
8:44.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Stands in."
8:44.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Exist."
8:44.4 Reference to Satan!
8:44.5 Lit. Ar. id.: "Heeds."
8:47 Lit. Ar. id.: "Have [a]."
8:52 Lit. Ar. id.: "Have [a]."
8:54 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "If I glorify my being, my glorifying does not become anything."
8:55 Lit. Ar. id.: "With."
8:59 Lit. Ar. id.: "Hid."

John Nine

1. And as he passed [through] he saw a man who was blind from his
mother's womb.
2. And his disciples asked him, "[Our] Master, who sinned, this [man] or
his parents, that he was born blind?"
3. Jesus told them, "Neither he sinned, nor his parents, except that you
should see through him the works of God.
4. "And to me it is a duty to do the works of whom sent me, who is the
Day. Night of mankind* will follow when no work can be
5. "As long as I am among people*, I am the light of the people."
6. And as he said these [things,] he spat on the ground and made mud
with his saliva, and covered the blind man's eyes [with it.]
7. And he said to him, "Go and bathe in the baptismal of apostleship*."
And [the man] went and bathed and came [back] seeing.
8. His neighbors and those who saw him before* said, "Was it not him
who used to sit and beg?"
9. There were those that said that it was him, and others that said, "No,
except that he looks like him." But he said that, "It is I."
10. They told him, "How were your eyes opened."
11. He replied and told them, "The man, whose name is Jesus, made mud
and pressed it over my eyes and told me, 'Go, wash in the waters of
apostleship*,' and I went and I washed and I saw."
12. They told him, "Where is he?" He told them, "I do not know."

13. And they brought* [the man] who had been blind before* to the
14. But it was on the Sabbath that Jesus made the mud and opened his
15. And the Pharisees asked him also, "How is it you see?" So he told
them, "He consecrated* the mud over my eyes, and I washed and I saw."
16. And some* of the Pharisees said, "This man was not from God thus
that he observes not the Sabbath." Others [of them] said, "How can a
sinner* perform* miracles [such] as these?" And there was
disagreement* between them.
17. They asked again*, "What do you say regarding him who opened
your eyes?" He told them, "I say he is a prophet."
18. But the Jews did not believe him, that he was blind and [now] he
could see, so then they called the parents of the one who saw;
19. And they asked them, "Is this your son, the one whom you say was
born blind? Whom now can see?"
20. But his parents replied and said, "We know that this is our son and
that he was born blind;
21. "However, as for his seeing now and [as for] who opened his eyes,
we do not know. Also, [our son] is of age*, ask him. He [can] speak for
22. Thus spoke his parents for they were in submission* to the Jews. For
the Jews held* that if anyone* recognized* [Jesus as] the Anointed One,
they would throw him out of the Synagogue.
23. That is why his parents said that he was of age, ask him.
24. And they called the man a second time*, the one who had been born*
blind, and they told him, "[Give] glory to God; for we are sure that this
man is a sinner."*
25. He replied and told them, "If he was a sinner I would not know that.
One thing I do know, that I was born blind and behold now I see!"
26. They asked* him again, "What did he do to you? How did he open
your eyes?"
27. He told them, "I told you, but you did not listen. Why do you want to
hear [it] again? Why, do you also wish* to be his disciples?"
28. But they castigated him and said to him, "You be his disciple! For we
are indeed disciples of Moses;
29. "And we know that God spoke to Moses. But [as for] this one, we do
not know where he is from!"
30. The man replied and told them, "So this is why you are so
confounded*, you do not know whom he really is,* and [yet] he has
opened my eyes!
31. "We do know that God does not heed the request* of sinners, except
[he heeds] those who surrender* to Him and do His will, to them He
32. "From the beginning of the world* it has never been heard that a
man opens the eyes of the born blind.
33. "If he was not from God, he could not do that!"
34. They replied and said to him, "Your entire [being] is born of sin, and
[yet] you will teach us?!" And they threw him out.

35. And Jesus heard [of it,] that he was thrown out, and he found him
and said to him, "So you do believe in the Son of God?"*
36. Replied the [one whom they] persecuted and said, "Who is it, my
Lord, so I may believe in Him!"
37. Jesus told him, "You have seen him, and he who speaks with you
happens to be him."
38. Then he said, "I do believe, my Lord!"* And he fell and worshipped
39. And Jesus said, "I have come in judgment of these people*, that those
who did not see would see, and those that saw would be blinded."

40. And those* Pharisees that were there* heard these [things,] and
asked* him, "Why, are we also blind?"
41. Jesus told them, "If you were blind, you would not be with sin. Now
that you claim* that you are [indeed] seeing, [and] because of it, your sin


9:4.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The human [being.]"
9:4.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "There comes the night of the human [being,] none can work."
9:5 Lit. Ar. id.: "In the universe."
9:7 Lit. Aramaic retained. The pool where the man washed the mud from his face.
9:8 Lit. Ar. id.: "From old."
9:11 Lit. Aramaic retained.
9:13.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Came to."
9:13.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "From old."
9:15 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "Anoint."
9:16.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
9:16.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Sinning man."
9:16.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Do."
9:16.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Division."
9:17 Lit. Ar. id.: "Said."
9:21 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Also he has on him (by) years," reference to advance of "years on [a person.]"
9:22.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. No true English language equivalent word or concept.
9:22.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Stood for."
9:22.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
9:22.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Make him out to be."
9:24.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Seasons."
9:24.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Had] come."
9:24.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Glorify to God, for we know (we) that this [one] is a sinful man."
9:26 Lit. Ar. id.: "Told."
9:27 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be satisfied."
9:30.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "To [be] amazed."
9:30.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "From where his is."
9:31.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "By voice."
9:31.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Submit out of fear," or "seek sanctuary."
9:32 Lit. Ar. id.: "Universe."
9:35 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "You believe you [then] in the Son of God?"
9:38 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "I do believe I, my Lord!"
9:39 Lit. Ar. id.: "[This] universe."
9:40.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "From."
9:40.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "With him."
9:40.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Said."
9:41.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Say."
9:41.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Has risen."

John Ten

1. "Amen, amen, I am telling you, whoever does not enter through the
door to the sheepfold, except climbs in from another place, he is a thief
and a plunderer.
2. "He who enters through the door is the shepherd of the flocks.
3. "And to him the gatekeeper opens the door, and the flocks listen to his
voice and his sheep he calls by their names and takes them out.
4. "And the flocks which he takes out, he walk before them, and his
sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
5. "The flocks do not follow strangers, except they [would] run away
from them, as they do not know the voice of the strangers."
6. That was what* Jesus told them, but they did not know what he was
talking about*.
7. So Jesus told them again, "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that I am the
door to the flocks.
8. "And all of them, these who came, are thieves and plunderers. Except
the flocks did not hear them.
9. "I am the door, and if a person* enters through me, they shall Live
and they shall pass* and exit and find the shepherd.
10. "The thief comes not except to steal and kill and destroy.*
I have come that they may have life everlasting,*
and that they should have even more than this.
11. "I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd consecrates himself
in place of his flocks.
12. "For the hired [hand] cannot become a shepherd, and the sheep are
not his [sheep.] When he sees the wolf coming, he leaves the flocks and
runs away, and the wolf comes, strikes* and scatters the flocks.
13. "The hired [hand] thus runs off, since he was hired and he does not
[really] care about the flocks.
14. "[But] I am the good shepherd, and I know my own, and my own
know me.
15. "Just as my Father knows me and I know my Father, and I
consecrate myself in place of the flocks.
16. "And I have also [some] other sheep, those who were not from this
sheepfold; they too, it is my duty to bring them, [so they] hear my voice
and [so] that all the flocks should be united* and [be with] one shepherd.
17. "Because of this my Father has been merciful to me, so that I may
[indeed] consecrate myself and be restored again.*
18. "Nobody* took it* away from me, except it was I who consecrated it
out of my own willingness*. For it was nobody else but me that
consecrated it, and nobody else but me who shall restore it again; [for]
this is the commandment I received from my Father."

19. And there was again division among the Jews because of these words.

20. And many of them said that, "He is possessed* and [carries on like] a
lunatic*. Why do you listen to him?"
21. There were others who said, "These are not the words of a lunatic.
Why, can a demon open the eyes of the blind!"

22. There came the feast of Dedication* in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
23. And Jesus walked in Solomon's portico.
24. And the Jews went around and said to him, "When will you come
and instill [peace] among us?* If you are the Anointed One, tell us
25. Jesus replied and told them, " I told you, but* you did not believe.
And the works that I did in the name of my Father, these testify on my
26. "But you, you do not believe, since you are not of my sheep, so that I
may tell you.
27. "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
28. "And I give them Life to [the end of] the universe, and they shall
never go to eternal* oblivion, and no one* can wrest* them from my
29. "For the Father who gave [them] to me is Omnipotent*, and no one*
can wrest [anything] from my Father's hand.
30. "My Father and I are One."
31. Again the Jews took up stones to stone him.
32. Jesus told them, "I have showed you many beautiful works from my
Father. Because of these works you want to stone me?"
33. The Jews said to him, "Not because of beautiful works we [want to]
stone you, except for your blaspheming and as we know you [to be only]
human. [Yet] you make yourself out to be God!"
34. Jesus told them, "Was it not thus written in your Law, 'That though I
say you are gods'?
35. "If God said thus of them, for [indeed] God's manifestation was
among them, and no Book can defy that.
36. "The one whom the Father consecrates and sends to the world* you
tell that, 'You are blaspheming'! [When*] I told you that I am the Son of
37. "And if I did not do the works of my Father, you do not have to
believe me.
38. "But if I do these, even if you do not believe in me, [then] believe in
the works, so that you may know and believe that my Father [abides] in
me and I in my Father."

39. And they wanted to stone him again, and he escaped* from them*,
40. And he went to the Jordan [river] crossing, to the place where John
[the Baptist] had been before*, where he used to baptize, and he
remained there.
41. And a great many people came to him and said, "John did not even
do one miracle. [Yet] everything John said about this man was the truth."
And a great many believed in [Jesus.]


10:6.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The manifestation," or concept.
10:6.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Telling them."
10:9.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The human [being.]"
10.9.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Enter."
10:10.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Send] to oblivion."
10:10.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Lives."
10:12 Lit. Ar. id.: "Plucks."
10:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "Become one."
10:17 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...that [it may] be restored again."
10:18.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "It was not a human [being.]"
10:18.2 Aramaic grammar: The "it" refers to "myself" of the previous verse.
10:18.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Satisfaction."
10:20.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Has a demon."
10:20.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Goes on and on."
10:22 Lit. Ar. id.: "Renewal." (Hanukkah.)
10:24.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Until when [before] you come and satisfy our beings?"
10:24.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Revealingly."
10:25 Lit. Ar. id.: "And."
10:28.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the end of the universe."
10:28.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
10:28.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Pluck."
10:29.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "From all greater He is."
10:29.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
10:36.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The universe," or "[All] the people."
10:36.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Over."
10:39.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Emerged."
10:39.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Between them."
10:40 Lit. Ar. id.: "Of old."

John Eleven

1. There was a sick man, Lazarus, from the village of Bethany, the
brother of Mary and Martha.
2. Mary was [the woman] who had come to anoint with incense [oil] the
feet of Jesus and wipe them with her hair. Her brother was [this same]
Lazarus who was sick.
3. And the two sisters sent for Jesus and said, "Our Lord, behold, the
one to whom you have [shown your] mercy is ill.*
4. Jesus then said, "This illness is not deadly*, except for the sake of
God's glory, through which the Son of God shall be glorified."
5. Now Jesus loved Mary, Martha and Lazarus.
6. And he heard [Lazarus] was sick, he [sat] tight where he was for a
couple of days.
7. After that he said to his disciples, "Come, let us go again to Judea."
8. His disciples told him, "[Our] Lord, the Jews were just [recently]
trying to stone you, and you want to go there now?"
9. Jesus told them, "Are not there twelve hours in a day? And if human
beings* wander in day [time,] they will not lose their way, since they see
the Light of the universe here.
10. "And if [they] wander at night now, they will be lost, since the Light
is not in them."
11. These [things] Jesus told them, and later he explained*. "Lazarus lies
in our care.* Except I should go so* they can show him [to me.]"
12 His disciples told him, "[Our] Lord, if he sleeps, he will be
13. But Jesus said it about his death, and they expected [that] it was about
restful sleep* that he spoke of.
14. Jesus told them, "Plainly [speaking,] Lazarus is dead.
15. "And I am glad that I was not there, since you will not believe unless
you went there [yourselves.]*"
16. Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his disciple friends,
"Let us also go and die with [Lazarus]!"

17. And Jesus came to Bethany and found out that [Lazarus] had been in
the grave four days [already.]
18. It [so] happened Bethany was on the side of Jerusalem, away* from it
[by] about fifteen furloughs.
19. And many Jews* came to Martha and Mary, who sorrowed* in their
hearts because of their brother.
20. But as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she rushed to meet him.*
Mary [though] stayed home.
21. And Martha said to Jesus, "My Lord, if you had come to us, my
brother would not have died.
22. "Even though I know that even now however much you ask of God,
He shall give you."
23. Jesus told her, "Your brother shall rise."
24. Martha told him, "I know that he shall rise in the resurrection of the
last days.*"
25. Jesus told her, "I am the Resurrection and the Life, and whoever
believes in me, even though they be dead, shall Live,
26. "And whoever that Lives and believes in me, shall never die*. Do
you believe this?"
27. She told him, "Yes, that I do, my Lord! I do* believe, that you are
the Anointed Son of God Who Comes to the universe!"
28. And as she said these [things,] she went and called Mary, her sister,
secretly, and told her, "Our Lord has come and calls you."
29. And as Mary heard [that,] she rose quickly and came to [Jesus.]
30. Although Jesus had not yet gone to the village, except he was in the
same place where Martha saw him.
31. Also those Jews that were with [Mary] in the house, who loved her,
[when] they saw that Mary got up quickly and left, they followed her,
expecting that she was [most likely*] going to the grave to cry.
32. But when Mary arrived where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his
feet and told him, "If you had been with us, my Lord, my brother would
not have died."
33. But as Jesus saw her crying and the Jews that came with her crying,
he felt profound tenderness* and compassion*.
34. And he said, "Where have you placed* him?" And they told him,
"Our Lord, come and see!"
35. And it brought tears to Jesus' eyes.*
36. And the Jews said, "Look, how much mercy he felt* for him!"
37. The people* said, "Could he not, he who opened the eyes of the
blind, also do [something] so that [Lazarus*] would not die?"
38. But as Jesus was moved by them*, he came to the grave* [site] where
there was a cave, and the stone was placed on its entrance.*
39. And Jesus said, "Take this stone [away.]" Martha, the sister of the
dead [man,] told him, "My Lord, he is [already] decomposing*, for it has
been four days!"
40. Jesus told her, "Did I not tell you that if you [all] believe, you shall
see the glory of God?"
41. And they removed the stone. And [thus] Jesus raised his eyes up and
said, "Creator*, I declare [your will] that you will hear me.
42. "And I know that you will always* hear me. Except for the sake* of
this crowd I say these [things,] so that they may believe that you have
sent me."
43. And as he said these [things,] he called out in a loud voice, "Lazarus,
come outside!"
44. And the dead [man] emerged [with] his hands and legs still* wrapped
in pieces of cloth and his head wrapped in linen*. Jesus told them,
"Unwrap* him and let him go."

45. And many of the Jews who came to Mary, as they saw the things
Jesus did, believed in him.
46. And people* from them went to the Pharisees, and told them
everything that Jesus did.

47. And the high* priests and Pharisees congregated* and said, "What
shall we do [now] that this man is performing great miracles?
48. "And if we leave him like this, everybody* will believe in him, and
the Romans will come and take away our country and our people."
49. One of them who was listening, Caiphas, was leader of the priests for
that year, and he said to them, "You do not understand* anything.
50. "[For] do you not believe* that it suits* us [better] that one man
should die on behalf of all the people, and [so as] not all the people
should [go] to oblivion."
51. But this he did not say of himself, except for [the fact*] that he was
leader of the priests for that year, [and] he [therefore] prophesied that
Jesus was destined to die on behalf of all the people;
52. And not only on behalf of the people alone, except that also [all] the
children* of God, that are scattered, [Jesus] shall sweep [them] together
into one [body.]
53. And from that day they intended* to kill him.

54. Because of this Jesus did not walk about openly* among the Jews,
except he went from there to the country near the wilderness, to the mill
which is called Aprim, and there he met together with his disciples.
55. Since the Passover of the Jews was approaching*, (and) many went
up from the villages to Jerusalem, before the feast, so that they could
cleanse themselves.
56. And they wanted [to find] Jesus, and they said one to the other* in
the temple, "What do you expect, that he will not come to the feast?"
57. But the high priests and the Pharisees had instructed* them, that if
anyone knew where [Jesus] was to [come and] fetch them, so as they may
seize* him.


11:3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained. "[Our] Lord, your follower is ill."
11:4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Of death."
11:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "The human being."
11:11.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Told them."
11.11.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "[Under] our mercy [he] rests."
11:11.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "That."
11:12 Lit. Ar. id.: "Strengthened."
11:13 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sleepiness of sleep."
11:15 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Because you [all] that believe, except [if] you [rush] (to) there."
11:18 Lit. Ar. id.: "Escape."
11:19.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "From the Jews."
11:19.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Slept."
11:20 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "She emerged to his way."
11:24 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "By the resurrection by the last day."
11:26 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Shall not die to the end of the universe."
11:27 Lit. Ar. id.: "I do I!"
11:31 Lit. Ar. id.: "Because."
11:33.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Longed in [his] spirit," or: his heart melted.
11:33.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "[Poured out] his soul," or he was moved. [There is no true English language equivalent.]
11:34 Lit. Ar. id.: "Consecrated."
11:35 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And they came, the tears of Jesus."
11:36 Lit. Ar. id.: "Had."
11:37.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [beings.]"
11:37.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "This one."
11:38.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "But as Jesus [felt] tenderness in his eyes, and for them."
11:38.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Home of."
11:38.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And that house of burial [was] a cave and the stone was consecrated over its door."
11:39 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "From his skin [he emits] ugliness."
11:41.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Father."
11:41.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Father, I confess you that you hear me."
11:42.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "In every season."
11:42.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Because."
11:44.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "As."
11:44.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "By shirt."
11:44.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Untie."
11:46 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [beings.]"
11:47.1 Henceforth, "master of priests" will be translated as: "high priests."
11:47.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Convened the synagogue."
11:48 Lit. Ar. id.: "Every human [beings.]"
11:49 Lit. Ar. id.: "Know."
11:50.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "From to think."
11:50.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Pleasant] surprise."
11:51 Lit. Ar. id.: "Because."
11:52 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sons of."
11:53 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Thought [in terms] of his killing."
11:54 Lit. Ar. id.: "Revealingly."
11:55 Lit. Ar. id.: "Nearing."
11:56 Lit. Ar. id.: "The one."
11:57 Lit. Ar. id.: "Commanded."
11:58.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
11:58.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Take."

John Twelve

1. Jesus, six days before the Passover, had come to Bethany, where
Lazarus was [also] there now*, whom Jesus had raised from the dead*.
2. And they made supper for him, and Martha was serving* and Lazarus
was one of the partakers* with them.
3. Then Mary took a vessel of superb* Nardine incense [oil,] extremely
rare, and anointed the feet of Jesus and covered his feet with her hair,
and the [whole] house was filled with the smell of incense.
4. And Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was destined to betray
him, said,
5. "Why not sell the oil for three hundred dinars and give [them] to the
6. This which he said was not because he wanted to waste it on the
poor,* except that he was a thief and [holder] of their purse and
whatever* fell into his [hands] he took*.
7. But Jesus said, "Let* her conduct* my burial day [ceremony.]
8. "For you always* have poor [people] with you, but me you will not
always have with you."

9. And great crowds of Jews heard that Jesus was there, and they came
not only for the sake of [seeing] Jesus, except also to see Lazarus whom
he raised from the dead*.
10. And the high priests conspired* to kill Lazarus also.
11. Because of [the fact] that a great many of the Jews went and believed
in Jesus because of [Lazarus.]
12. And the following* day, a huge crowd came to the feast, as they
heard that Jesus would come to Jerusalem,
13. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, crying out and

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord King of Israel."

14. Jesus then found a donkey and rode* it, as is written of,

15. "Do not succumb*, daughter of Zion,
behold, your King is Coming, born [carrier of*] burdens ."

16. For these [things] his disciples did not know at that time*, except as
Jesus became glorified, they remembered that these [things] were written
about him, and which he performed.
17. And the crowd that was with him testified that he called out Lazarus
from the tomb and he raised him from the dead*.
18. And because of this, great crowds went out to receive him, as they
heard that he performed this miracle.
19. The Pharisees said one to the other*, "You see how you have no
effect [on the people] whatsoever? Behold, all the people* are following

20. But there were individuals* from [other] nations there who had come
up for worshipping during the feast.
21. These [people] came near to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of
Galilee, and asked him, saying to him, "We wish* to see Jesus."
22. And Philip went and told Andrew, and Andrew and Philip [then] told
23. Jesus then replied and told them, "It is coming, the hour that the Son
of Man shall be glorified.

24. "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that a grain of wheat,
if it does not fall and die* into the earth,
it shall remain by itself*;
but, if it dies,
it brings forth great rebirth*.
25. "Whoever pamper themselves,
go to oblivion;
And whoever make themselves unpopular among the people,
these [are the ones who] await the everlasting Life.*
26. "If someone becomes my servant,*
they shall follow me;
And where I go to,
there also my servants shall follow.
Whoever serves me,
shall find favor with my Father.*
27. "My being is troubled now,
and what shall I say?
'Father, deliver me from this hour [?],
except it is to fulfill this hour that I have come.*
28. "Creator*, glory [to] your name!"

And a voice sounded from heaven:

"Be glorified! And again glorify!"

29. And the crowds that stood, heard [it] and said, "It was thunder!" But
others said, "An angel spoke with him."
30. Jesus replied and told them,

"It was not for my sake
that this utterance was heard,*
Except for your sake.
31. "Now, the judgment of this universe is [at hand*.]
Now, the ruler of the world here,
shall be cast outside.
32. "And I [as I surely*] shall rise
out of the earth,
[Empower*] every human being
to come to me."

33. This he said, to show by which death he would die.*
34. The crowds said to him, "We have understood* from the Law that
the Anointed One shall rule* to eternity. How can you say that the
raising of the Son of Man was predestined? Who is this Son of Man?"
35. Jesus told them,

"For a short while* longer,
walk [in the light,] those of you
Who have the Light,
so that the darkness does not overtake* you.
And whoever walks in darkness,
sees not where they go.
36. "Those of you who have the Light,
believe in the Light,
So that you become Enlightened!*"

These [things] Jesus spoke and [then he] went [away] from them [in]

37. And [even] as he performed all these miracles before them, they did
not believe in him.
38. That the coming of the Manifestation be fulfilled, of which Isaiah the
prophet spoke,

"My Lord, who believes upon hearing us,
and to whom the Arm* is to be revealed?"--

39. It is for this [reason] that they could not believe; [and] because of it
Isaiah said again,
40. That,

"Their eyes are blinded
and their hearts darkened,
So that they do not see with their eyes,
and feel compassion in their hearts,
And face up to it,
and I would cleanse them."

41. These [things] Isaiah said, as he saw his* glory and spoke about him.
42. Also of their leaders, many believed in him, except it was because of
the Pharisees that they did not confess [their faith,] so that they would
not be [thrown] out of the synagogue.
43. For they desired* the praise* of mankind* more than the
glorification of God.
44. Then Jesus cried out and said,

"Whoever believes in me,
does not believe in me,
Except in whom sent me.
45. "And whoever sees me,
Sees the one who sent me.
46. "I am the Light that came to the universe*,
So that whoever believes in me,
does not remain* in darkness.
47. "And whoever hears my words*
and observes them not
I will not condemn* them.
For I did not come to condemn* the universe*,
Except to give Life to the universe.
48. Whoever persecutes me
And does not accept my teachings*,
there will be someone who judges them.
The Manifestation that I represent*,
will judge them on the last day.
49. "That which I of my own self did not utter*,
except the Father who sent me [did,]
[He] gave me the power*
what to say and what to speak.
50. "And I know that his commandment
represents everlasting Life.*
I speak thus, as my Father told me [to speak]
--thus I speak."


12:1.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Had come."
12:1.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "House of the dead."
12:2.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Ministering."
12:2.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Supper guests.
12:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Of top [quality.]"
12:6.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "...was not because he was idling over the poor."
12:6.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Locked shares."
12:6.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Everything."
12:6.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Bore it."
12:7.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Leave."
12:7.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Observance."
12:8 Lit. Ar. id.: "In every season."
12:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "House of dead."
12:10 Lit. Ar. id.: "Conferred."
12:12 Lit. Ar. id.: "Other."
12:13.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "...on his way."
12:13.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Ou-sha-na!": "Our Living or Life-Giving Branch," or "Our Jesus," meaning "Life-Giver," or as commonly translated in English: "Savior."
12:13.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sat on."
12:15.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Give in out of] fear."
12:15.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "For."
12:15.3 Lit. Ar. id.: Also: "Ass."
12:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "Season."
12:17 Lit. Ar. id.: "House of the dead."
12:19.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "One."
12:19.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained. "You have lost your influence!"
12:19.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Universe."
12:20 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [beings.]"
12:21 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Would be] satisfied."
12:24.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "In death."
12:24.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained. "It shall remain nothing more than a grain."
12:24.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Young born [flocks.]"
12:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "[They] who are merciful to their [own] beings, [proceed] to oblivion; and [they] who hate their [own] beings [as] the world [or among the people,] they observe (to) Life to [the end of] the universe."
12:26.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "If to me man[kind] serves."
12:26.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "The Father respects them."
12:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Except because of this I have come to this hour."
12:28 Lit. Ar. id.: "Father."
12:30 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "That this voice sounded."
12:31 Lit. Ar. id.: "Is this."
12:32.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "When I [surely.]"
12:32.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Bring [to me.]"
12:33 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained. "He said this to clarify the kind of death he was talking about."
12:34.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Heard."
12:34.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Bind."
12:35.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Season."
12:35.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Overshadow."
12:36.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "So that the Light you become!"
12:36.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...and [he] went hiding from them."
12:38 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "Manifestation."
12:41 Reference here is to Jesus.
12:43.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Sought] mercy of."
12:43.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Glorification."
12:43.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human beings."
12:46.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "People."
12:46.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Become stuck."
12:47.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Speech."
12:47.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Judge."
12:47.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Judge."
12:47.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "People."
12:48.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sayings."
12:48.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Speak."
12:49.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Speak."
12:49.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Command."
12:50 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And I know that his commandment they are Lives to [the end of] the universe."

John Thirteen

1. For before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his hour was at hand*,
that he would pass from this universe* to his Father. And he loved his
own who were in this world*, and [indeed] he loved them forever*.

2. And as it was supper time, Satan arose in the heart of Judas, son of
Simon Iscariot, to betray [Jesus.]
3. At which Jesus, since he knew that the Father had placed everything
into his hands, and that he had emerged from God and to whom he was
4. He rose from supper and placed [aside] his outer garments* and took
up a cloth and wrapped* it [around] his back.
5. And he poured* water in the washing basin and began washing the
feet of his disciples and wiping them with the cloth that was wrapped on
his back.
6. But as he came to Simon the Rock*, Simon said to him, "You, my
Lord, you will wash my feet?!"
7. Jesus replied and told him, "The thing that I do [now,] you do not
know what it is yet, but later you will know."
8. Simon the Rock said to him, "To [the end of] the universe you will
never wash my feet."* Jesus told him, "If I do not wash you, you will
not be beholden to me."
9. Simon the Rock said to him, "In that case,* my Lord, not only wash
me my feet, except also my hands and head!"
10. Jesus told him, "The ones who have showered, need only have their
feet washed, for they are entirely clean. Also, you [too] are all
clean--except not all of you."
11. For Jesus knew the one* who would betray him. for this [reason] he
said that, "You are not altogether clean."
12. As he had washed their feet, he took on his [outer] garments and
[resumed] his place at [the supper table,] and he told them, "Do you
know what I did for you?
13. "You call me 'Our Master' and 'Our Lord,' and it is beautiful [that]
you say it, because I am.
14. "If I am thus your Lord and your Master washing your feet, [in the
same way]* you should love to wash each other's* feet.
15. "For this is an example I am setting* for you, that just as I did for
you, you also do.
16. "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that there is no servant* greater than
his master, and no apostle greater than whom sent him.
17. "If these [things] you do understand*, you are blessed if you [also]
observe* them.
18. "I did not say it regarding* all of you, for I know whom* I have
chosen, except that the Scripture had to be fulfilled*. That, 'The one who
eats bread with me, raises his heel against me.'*
19. "As of now I am telling you before* it happens, so that whatever
happens that you may believe that I am I.
20. "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that whoever receives whom I send,
receives me. And whoever receives me, receives whom sent me."
21. Jesus said these [things,] and feeling a profound tenderness*, he
announced*, saying, "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that one of you
shall betray me."
22. The disciples then began looking at each other*, for they did not
know about* whom he said it.
23. There was one among his disciples who stayed very close* to Jesus,
for whom Jesus felt pity*.
24. To him Simon the Rock gave the signal to inquire [as to] whom
[Jesus] spoke of.
25. And the disciple begged* Jesus to tell him, "Who is he?"
26. Jesus replied and said, "He is the one for whom I immerse* the bread
and give it to him." And Jesus immersed the bread and gave it to Judas,
son of Simon Iscariot.
27. And after the bread [was given to him,*] Satan commenced to work
on him.* And Jesus told him, "The thing that you will do, do it quickly."

28. This [that he said,] not one* of them, of the partakers [of the supper,]
knew concerning whom he said it.
29. Some* of them expected, since Judas took care of the purse, that
[Jesus] instructed* him to buy the necessary things for the feast, those
[things] that [they gave] to the poor.
30. But Judas took the bread according to his schedule* and made his
exit*. It was night as he left.
31. And Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man shall be glorified, and God is
glorified through him.
32. "And if God is glorified through him and also God glorifies him
then* as One they glorify him.
33. "[My] children* I am with you [only] a little more and you shall
search for me, and as I told the Jews that, 'Where I go, you cannot
come' also, to you I say now.
34. "I give you a new commandment, that you shall love one another*,
just as I loved you, you too love one another.
35. "By this everyone* will know that you are my disciples, if there is
love in you one for the other*."
36. Simon the Rock said to him, "Where are you going?" Jesus replied
and told him, "Where I go, you cannot come after me yet."
37. Simon the Rock said, "My Lord, why can I not come after you now,
[and] offer* myself in sacrifice* for you."
38. Jesus said to him, "You will sacrifice yourself in my place? Amen,
amen, I am telling you, the rooster will not have crowed before you
deny me three times*.


13:1.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Had arrived."
13:1.2 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "World," or "people."
13:1.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction, also: "Among those people."
13:1.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the end."
13:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Going."
13:4.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "New [clothes.]"
13:4.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Struck."
13:5 Lit. Ar. id.: "Threw."
13:6 Lit. Ar. id.: "Peter."
13:8 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained. "You will never in a million years wash my feet!"
13:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "Because of that."
13:11 Lit. Ar. id.: "Who."
13:14.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "How much more."
13:14.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "One to one."
13:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Giving."
13:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "Slave."
13:17.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Know."
13:17.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Do."
13:18.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Over," about.
13:18.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "To whom."
13:18.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Adhered to."
13:18.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Turns against." Other usage: "rejection" or "walking off."
13:19 Lit. Ar. id.: "From before."
13:21.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "His spirit felt a longing."
13.21.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Testified."
13:22.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "One to one."
13:22.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Over."
13:23.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Leaned against his bosom."
13:23.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: " whom Jesus was merciful."
13:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Fell on his behalf."
13:26 Lit. Ar. id.: "Immerse [in the bowl of stew,] traditional method of eating in Biblical times.
13:27.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained. "After he was fed."
13:27.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...busied [himself] with him."
13:28 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
13:29.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
13:29.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Ordered him to order."
13:30.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "After his hour."
13:30.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Emerged to outside."
13:32 Lit. Ar. id.: "And."
13:33 Lit. Ar. id.: "My sons."
13:34 Lit. Ar. id.: "To one."
13:35.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
13:35.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "To one."
13:37.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Consecrate."
13:37.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "In your place."
13:38 Lit. Ar. id.: "Seasons."

John Fourteen

1. "Do not lose heart,* believe in God, and in me believe.
2. "My Father's abodes are great [enough.] And if not, I will make them
so,* whence I go to provide you a country.
3. "And if I go to provide you a country, I will come back again to settle
you with me, that where I come, [then*] you too can be.
4. "And where I go to, you know [where that is,] and the way, you know
that [too.]"
5. Thomas said to him, "[Our] Lord, we do not know where you are
going and how can we know where is the way?"
6. Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the Life. No one*
comes to my Father except through me.
7. "If you know me, you also know my Father. And from now on you
know Him and you see Him."
8. Philip said to him, "[Our] Lord, [let] us see the Father and convince*
9. Jesus said to him, "Here I have been with you all this time* and you
did not know me, Philipa*, whoever sees me, sees the Father, and how
then can you say, 'Show us the Father?'
10. "Do you not believe that I am in my Father and my Father is in me?
And these words that I speak, I do not speak of myself. The Father who
dwells in me, He performs these works.
11. "Believe [it] that I am in my Father, and my Father is in me; and if
not, believe [then] in the works.
12. "Amen, amen, I am telling you, that whoever believes in me, these
works that I do, they will also do; and that greater than these they will
do, [now] that I go to the Father.
13. "And whatever you ask through my name, I will do for you, so that
the Father is glorified through the Son.
14. "And if you ask me in my name, I will do it.
15. "If you love* me, observe my commandments.
16. "And I will request it of my Father and another Advocate he will
send you, who will be with you forever*.
17. "The Spirit of Truth*, (whom) the world* could not receive because
they could not see or know Him. But you know Him, for He lives among
you and through you is manifested.
18. "I will not leave you orphaned. For I will return* to you soon*.
19. "And the world* will not see me, but you will. That I live, also you
shall live.
20. "In that day you will understand*, that I am in my Father and you,
you are in me and I in you.
21. "Whoever have my commandments in them, and observe them, they
are the ones who love me. The ones that are merciful [thus,] shall receive
mercy from my Father, and I shall [shed my grace upon]* them and
show myself to them."
22. Judas--not Iscariot--said to him, "My Lord, why will you come to us
to show yourself and not to the world*?"
23. Jesus replied and told him, "Whoever is gracious* to me, should
[guard, and adhere to,]* my manifestation, and my Father shall bless*
them, and to them We shall come, and an abode with them We* shall
24. "But those who are not gracious to me, do not recognize* my
manifestation, and the manifestation that you adhere* to was not mine,
except of the Father who sent me.
25. "These [things] I made known* to you since I came to you.
26. "However, the Advocate Holy Spirit, that my Father shall send in my
name, He* will teach you everything, and He will endow* you with
everything I have told you.
27. "I grant* you peace, the peace which is mine I give you. Not as the
world* wishes you peace, that I give it to you. Do not lose heart and [do
not] give in.*
28. "You have heard that I have told you that I shall go and [that] I shall
come [back] to you. If you are sympathetic* to me, you would be happy
that I was going to my Father, that my Father was my Father.*
29. "And now I am telling you before it happens,* so that whatever
happens, you may believe.
30. "From now on I will not speak with you at length*. For the leader of
the world* is coming, and he has nothing to do with me.*
31. "Except that the world should learn that I am gracious to my
Father,* and however that my Father commands* me, thus I do. Get up,
let us go from here."

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14:1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "May your heart not flutter."
14:2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "I will say [and] you shall have it."
14:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "And."
14:6 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
14:8 Lit. Ar. id.: "Here you [have] it."
14:9.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Season."
14:9.2 Playing ironically on his name, using a nickname, which means: "The learned."
14:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be merciful to."
14:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the end of the universe."
14:17.1 Reference to the Holy Spirit.
14:17.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "The universe," or "people."
14:18.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be coming."
14:18.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "In a little more."
14:19 Lit. Ar. id.: "People," or "universe."
14:20 Lit. Ar. id.: "Know."
14:21 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be merciful to."
14:22 Lit. Ar. id.: "The People."
14:23.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Merciful."
14:23.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Observe."
14:23.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be merciful to."
14:23.4 Lit. Ar. id.: [Here as in English idiomatic usage,] "We," connotes reverential address.
14:23.5 Lit. Ar. id.: Or, "Build."
14:24.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Observe."
14:24.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Listen to."
14:25 Lit. Ar. id.: "Manifest."
14:26.1 The Advocate.
14:26.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Apprise," or "Remind."
14:27.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Leave you."
14:27.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "People."
14:27.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Gives."
14:27.4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expressions: ""Let not your heart flutter or succumb."
14:28.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Merciful."
14:28.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...was master from me."
14:29 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...that which has not occurred."
14:30.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Exceedingly."
14:30.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "The people."
14:30.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And to me has nothing."
14:31.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Except that the people should know that I am merciful to my Father."
14:31.2 Lit. Ar. idiom retained. "Instruct," "order."