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And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David ! they were sore displeased.
And said unto liin, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise ?
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
And when even was come, he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots.
And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig-tree withered away!
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done.
And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses..
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
CHAPTER XCIX. Certain Greeks desire to see Jesus. And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast :
The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus,
Philip cometh and telleth Andrew, and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. ,.
And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
If any man serve me, let him follow me: and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say ? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again..
The people therefore that stood by and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. .
Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
Now is the judgement of this world : now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
And I if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
This he said, signifying what death he should die.
The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him.
. That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the lord been revealed ?
Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. · Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
And he that seeth me, seeth him that sentme.
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him ; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. .
For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father' which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.' * And I know that his commandment is life everlasting : whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
CHAPTER C. Jesus is asked concerning the nature of his
authority. And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes, and the chief of the people sought to destroy him;
And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority ?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people : for all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed.
And they answered, That they could not tell whence it was.
And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.