|Esther 9 1 Now in the twelfth
month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth
day of the same, when the king's commandment and his
decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that
the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them,
(though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had
rule over them that hated them;)
2 The Jews gathered
themselves together in their cities throughout all the
provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as
sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for
the fear of them fell upon all people.
3 And all the
rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the
deputies, and officers of the king, helped the Jews;
because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.
4 For Mordecai was
great in the king's house, and his fame went out
throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed
greater and greater.
5 Thus the Jews
smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and
slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto
those that hated them.
6 And in Shushan
the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men.
7 And Parshandatha,
and Dalphon, and Aspatha,
8 And Poratha, and
Adalia, and Aridatha,
9 And Parmashta,
and Arisai, and Aridai, and Vajezatha,
10 The ten sons of
Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew
they; but on the spoil laid they not their hand.
11 On that day the
number of those that were slain in Shushan the palace was
brought before the king.
12 And the king
said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and
destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the
ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the
king's provinces? now what is thy petition? and it
shall be granted thee: or what is thy request
further? and it shall be done.
13 Then said
Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the
Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also
according unto this day's decree, and let Haman's ten
sons be hanged upon the gallows.
14 And the king
commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at
Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.
15 For the Jews
that were in Shushan gathered themselves together
on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and slew
three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid
not their hand.
16 But the other
Jews that were in the king's provinces gathered
themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had
rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy
and five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the
17 On the
thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth
day of the same rested they, and made it a day of
feasting and gladness.
18 But the Jews
that were at Shushan assembled together on the
thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth
thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they
rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
19 Therefore the
Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns,
made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of
gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending
portions one to another.
20 ¶ And Mordecai
wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews
that were in all the provinces of the king
Ahasuerus, both nigh and far,
21 To stablish this
among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of
the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same,
22 As the days
wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month
which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from
mourning into a good day: that they should make them days
of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to
another, and gifts to the poor.
23 And the Jews
undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had
written unto them;
24 Because Haman
the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the
Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and
had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them,
and to destroy them;
25 But when Esther
came before the king, he commanded by letters that his
wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should
return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should
be hanged on the gallows.
26 Wherefore they
called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore
for all the words of this letter, and of that
which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had
come unto them,
27 The Jews
ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and
upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it
should not fail, that they would keep these two days
according to their writing, and according to their appointed
time every year;
28 And that
these days should be remembered and kept
throughout every generation, every family, every
province, and every city; and that these days of
Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the
memorial of them perish from their seed.
29 Then Esther the
queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew,
wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter
30 And he sent the
letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and
seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with
words of peace and truth,
31 To confirm these
days of Purim in their times appointed, according
as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined
them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for
their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.
32 And the decree
of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was
written in the book.
Esther 10 1 And the king Ahasuerus
laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles
of the sea.
2 And all the acts
of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the
greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the
kings of Media and Persia?
3 For Mordecai the
Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among
the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren,
seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to
all his seed.
John 4 1 When therefore the Lord
knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and
baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus
himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judaea,
and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs
go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to
a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the
parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well
was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his
journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about
the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a
woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her,
Give me to drink.
8 (For his
disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the
woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a
Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for
the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered
and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and
who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou
wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee
11 The woman saith
unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the
well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living
12 Art thou greater
than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank
thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered
and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall
14 But whosoever
drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in
him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith
unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not,
neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto
her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
17 The woman
answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto
her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
18 For thou hast
had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy
husband: in that saidst thou truly.
19 The woman saith
unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers
worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in
Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto
her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall
neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship
22 Ye worship ye
know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is
of the Jews.
23 But the hour
cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father
seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a
Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him
in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman saith
unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto
her, I that speak unto thee am he.
27 ¶ And upon this
came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the
woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why
talkest thou with her?
28 The woman then
left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and
saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man,
which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the
30 Then they went
out of the city, and came unto him.
31 ¶ In the mean
while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But he said unto
them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said
the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought
34 Jesus saith unto
them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and
to finish his work.
35 Say not ye,
There are yet four months, and then cometh
harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and
look on the fields; for they are white already to
36 And he that
reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life
eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may
37 And herein is
that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to
reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men
laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
39 ¶ And many of
the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the
saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that
ever I did.
40 So when the
Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he
would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41 And many more
believed because of his own word;
42 And said unto
the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for
we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is
indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
43 ¶ Now after two
days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
44 For Jesus
himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his
45 Then when he was
come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having
seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the
feast: for they also went unto the feast.
46 So Jesus came
again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.
And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at
47 When he heard
that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went
unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and
heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
48 Then said Jesus
unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not
49 The nobleman
saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
50 Jesus saith unto
him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the
word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
51 And as he was
now going down, his servants met him, and told him,
saying, Thy son liveth.
52 Then enquired he
of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said
unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left
53 So the father
knew that it was at the same hour, in the which
Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself
believed, and his whole house.
54 This is
again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he
was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
John 5 1 After this there was a
feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at
Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is
called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five
3 In these lay a
great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt,
withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went
down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the
water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the
water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he
5 And a certain man
was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw
him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in
that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made
7 The impotent man
answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is
troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming,
another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto
him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately
the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked:
and on the same day was the sabbath.
10 ¶ The Jews
therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath
day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered
them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take
up thy bed, and walk.
12 Then asked they
him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy
bed, and walk?
13 And he that was
healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed
himself away, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus
findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold,
thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come
15 The man
departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had
made him whole.
16 And therefore
did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him,
because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
17 ¶ But Jesus
answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
18 Therefore the
Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had
broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his
Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Then answered
Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the
Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also
doeth the Son likewise.
20 For the Father
loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself
doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these,
that ye may marvel.
21 For as the
Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them;
even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
22 For the Father
judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the
23 That all men
should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He
that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which
hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily,
I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on
him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto
25 Verily, verily,
I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the
dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they
that hear shall live.
26 For as the
Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son
to have life in himself;
27 And hath given
him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the
Son of man.
28 Marvel not at
this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come
forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of
life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection
30 I can of mine
own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment
is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will
of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear
witness of myself, my witness is not true.
32 ¶ There is
another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
33 Ye sent unto
John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
34 But I receive
not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye
might be saved.
35 He was a burning
and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to
rejoice in his light.
36 ¶ But I have
greater witness than that of John: for the works
which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works
that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath
37 And the Father
himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye
have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his
38 And ye have not
his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye
39 ¶ Search the
scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not
come to me, that ye might have life.
41 I receive not
honour from men.
42 But I know you,
that ye have not the love of God in you.
43 I am come in my
Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall
come in his own name, him ye will receive.
44 How can ye
believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek
not the honour that cometh from God only?
45 Do not think
that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one
that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
46 For had ye
believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote
47 But if ye
believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
John 6 1 After these things
Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea
2 And a great
multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles
which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up
into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover,
a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 ¶ When Jesus
then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company
come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy
bread, that these may eat?
6 And this he said
to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered
him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient
for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his
disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad
here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small
fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said,
Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the
place. So the men sat down, in number about five
11 And Jesus took
the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed
to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set
down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were
filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the
fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they
gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets
with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which
remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men,
when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This
is of a truth that prophet that should come into the
15 ¶ When Jesus
therefore perceived that they would come and take him by
force, to make him a king, he departed again into a
mountain himself alone.
16 And when even
was now come, his disciples went down unto the
17 And entered into
a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it
was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea
arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
19 So when they had
rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see
Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship:
and they were afraid.
20 But he saith
unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
21 Then they
willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the
ship was at the land whither they went.
22 ¶ The day
following, when the people which stood on the other side
of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save
that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that
Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that
his disciples were gone away alone;
23 (Howbeit there
came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where
they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given
24 When the people
therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his
disciples, they also took shipping, and came to
Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
25 And when they
had found him on the other side of the sea, they said
unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
26 Jesus answered
them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek
me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did
eat of the loaves, and were filled.
27 Labour not for
the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which
endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man
shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
28 Then said they
unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works
29 Jesus answered
and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye
believe on him whom he hath sent.
30 They said
therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we
may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
31 Our fathers did
eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them
bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you
not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the
true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of
God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life
unto the world.
34 Then said they
unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said
unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me
shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall
36 But I said unto
you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
37 All that the
Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to
me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down
from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him
that sent me.
39 And this is the
Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he
hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it
up again at the last day.
40 And this is the
will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the
Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and
I will raise him up at the last day.
41 The Jews then
murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which
came down from heaven.
42 And they said,
Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and
mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down
43 Jesus therefore
answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
44 No man can come
to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and
I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in
the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every
man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the
Father, cometh unto me.
46 Not that any man
hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath
seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily,
I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting
48 I am that bread
49 Your fathers did
eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the
bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living
bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this
bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will
give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the
52 The Jews
therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this
man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat
the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have
no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my
flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I
will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is
meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth
my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in
57 As the living
Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that
eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that
bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers
did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread
shall live for ever.
59 These things
said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore
of his disciples, when they had heard this, said,
This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew
in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said
unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and
if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was
63 It is the spirit
that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words
that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they
64 But there are
some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the
beginning who they were that believed not, and who should
65 And he said,
Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me,
except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 ¶ From that time
many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with
67 Then said Jesus
unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter
answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the
words of eternal life.
69 And we believe
and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the
70 Jesus answered
them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a
71 He spake of
Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was
that should betray him, being one of the twelve.