3:14. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
3:15. That whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
3:16. For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
3:17. For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world: but that the world may be saved by him.
3:18. He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Is not judged... He that believeth, viz., by a faith working through charity, is not judged, that is, is not condemned; but the obstinate unbeliever is judged, that is, condemned already, by retrenching himself from the society of Christ and his church.
3:19. And this is the judgment: Because the light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil.
The judgment... That is, the cause of his comdemnation.
3:20. For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.
3:21. But he that doth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest: because they are done in God.
He that doth truth... that is, he that acteth according to truth, which here signifies the Law of God. Thy law is truth. Psa. 118. 142.
3:22. After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea: and there he abode with them and baptized.
3:23. And John also was baptizing in Ennon near Salim: because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.
3:24. For John was not yet cast into prison.
3:25. And there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews, concerning purification.
3:26. And they came to John and said to him: Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony: behold, he baptizeth and all men come to him.
3:27. John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven.
3:28. You yourselves do bear me witness that I said that I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him.
3:29. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.
3:30. He must increase: but I must decrease.
3:31. He that cometh from above is above all. He that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh. He that cometh from heaven is above all.
3:32. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: and no man receiveth his testimony.
3:33. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
3:34. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.
3:35. The Father loveth the Son: and he hath given all things into his hand.
3:36. He that believeth in the Son hath life everlasting: but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John Chapter 4
Christ talks with the Samaritan woman. He heals the ruler's son.
4:1. When Jesus therefore understood the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples and baptizeth more than John,
4:2. (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples),
4:3. He left Judea and went again into Galilee.
4:4. And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria.
4:5. He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sichar, near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
4:6. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour.
4:7. There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink.
4:8. For his disciples were gone into the city to buy meats.
4:9. Then that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew; ask of me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews do not communicate with the Samaritans.
4:10. Jesus answered and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God and who he is that saith to thee: Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
4:11. The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou living water?
4:12. Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof, himself and his children and his cattle?
4:13. Jesus answered and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but he that shall drink of the water that I will give him shall not thirst for ever.
4:14. But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.
4:15. The woman said to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw.
4:16. Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
4:17. The woman answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus said to her: Thou hast said well: I have no husband.
4:18. For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. This, thou hast said truly.
4:19. The woman saith to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
4:20. Our fathers adored on this mountain: and you say that at Jerusalem is the place where men must adore.
This mountain... Garizim, where the Samaritans had their schismatical temple.
4:21. Jesus saith to her: Woman, believe me that the hour cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father.