King James Bible - New Testament The Gospel according to John
The Gospel of John begins:
"In the beginning there was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John" John, 1:1-6
John baptized men with water. Jesus came to him and John recognized him. He followed him. Jesus met another man who recognized him. At a marriage, the hosts had forgotten to buy wine. Jesus told them to fill two barrels with water and it became wine. He went to Jerusalem and drove the moneychangers from the temple. Men witnessed many of his miracles. One of the Pharisees named Nicodemus was amazed by him. Jesus said that only those who believed in God would escape destruction. John the Baptist told others that Jesus was greater than he.
Jesus went to Samaria and asked a woman to draw him water from a well. He told her that whoever drank of the water of heaven would never thirst again. She asked to have a drink of this sort of water and he told her that she should worship God. He admitted that he was the Messiah. She brought more men to hear him and many believed in him. Jesus departed again for Galilee.
A man told Jesus that his child was sick and Jesus sent him home telling him that his child was already healed. He went to Jerusalem and an Angel made a pool of holy water. Whoever drank of this water was healed. He made a lame man walk and told him to sin no more. He warned him that God would see everything. He told the men to search the scriptures in order to find eternal life because one could not believe in Jesus without first believing in God. Jesus went up onto a mountain and a multitude of five thousand followed. He fed them with a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish.
Jesus returned to Galilee because he was afraid that the people in Judea would kill him. Men criticized him for healing on the Sabbath day but he pointed out that it is not against the law to circumcise on the Sabbath. The Pharisees were angry and they sent officers to take him but they heard him speak and would not. Jesus went to a mountain and the Pharisees brought him a woman who was an adulteress, asking if they should stone her as the law said. Jesus replied: "He that is without sin among you let him cast the first stone at her." John, 8:7. The men told the woman to follow Jesus and they left. Jesus said that he would not judge because that is the office of God.
Jesus told the people that whoever followed his word was his disciple. Jesus met a blind man and healed his sight on the Sabbath. The Pharisees, not believing the deed, openly criticized Jesus for working on the Sabbath. When they saw that the man was no longer blind, they were amazed. Jesus told the people that whoever entered the sheepfold by any route other than the gate was a thief. He said that he was the door to the fold and no man may have life unless it is given. He walked in the temple and said that the sheep hear his voice but others wouldn't.
A man named Lazarus was sick, but Jesus knew he was dead already. He went to him and told his sister that he would rise again. Jesus wept when he saw him. He called the man from his grave. The Pharisees took council against him. Mary anointed Jesus with expensive oil and Judas complained that it could have been used for the poor. Jesus said that they would always have the poor but they would not always have him.
Jesus entered Jerusalem on an ass and men laid palm fronds before him. He preached to the people. He told them that whoever loved life most would lose it and that they should walk while they had light. Before the feast of the Passover, Jesus washed the disciples' feet. He said that they should wash the feet of others because everyone is a servant. After this, he told them that one of them would betray him. He indicated Judas and Judas left. Then he said that Peter would betray him three times before dawn. Jesus told them not to be troubled but to keep his commandments. He explained that his was the vine and God the keeper. They were not his servants but his friends. He assured them that comfort would come and redeem the world. He warned that they would be in anger, but as a woman in labor forgets her pain when she sees her child, so they would heal.
Jesus prayed to God and told him all that he had done. He went to a brook and Judas arrived with the Pharisees. Simon drew his sword, but Jesus told him to put it away. Peter followed but denied that he knew Jesus at the door of the house. Jesus admitted his identity to a council. Peter denied that he knew Jesus two more times. The priests took Jesus to Pilate who questioned him. Pilate offered to release him but the people shouted for his crucifixion.
Jesus was made to bear his cross to Calvary. They put a sign above his head which read "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." John, 19:19 in Latin, Hebrew and Greek. After a great while, Jesus bowed his head and died. A soldier pierced his thigh. Joseph of Arimathea secured the body and they put him in a tomb. After the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene found that the body was gone. Peter and John came and they saw angels. Jesus appeared. They told this to the disciples. Thomas was met by Jesus but did not believe until he put his finger unto the wound of Jesus' thigh. Jesus showed himself again to more disciples and ate with them. He sent them out to testify about his life.