This blog continues a translation of John’s Gospel with commentary. JOHN 5: 25- Jesus said, “Amen, amen, I tell you, an hour is coming and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of God’s son, and these hearers will live. For just as the father has life in himself so he has […]

I am continuing my translation of John’s Gospel with comment. JOHN 5: 18-24 This was the reason that the Judaeans were trying all the more to kill him: not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own father, making himself equal to God.  Jesus answered them by saying, “Amen, […]

I am reading John’s Gospel and translating it with comment. JOHN 5:1-17 After this there was a feast of the Judaeans and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is a pool in Jerusalem, near the sheepmarket, called Bethesda in Aramaic, which has five covered colonnades. A great assembly of invalids, blind, lame and wasted, […]

JOHN 4: 43 -54 After the two days he went from there into the Galilee.(For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honour in his own country.) So when he came into the Galilee, the Galileans received him warmly since they had seen everything he had done at the Feast in Jerusalem; for they […]

JOHN 4: 27 -end At this his disciples came back; and they were astonished that he was talking with a woman but nobody said, “What are you after?” or “Why are you talking with her?” Then the woman left her water jar and went off into town, and said to the people, “Come and see […]

This blog is a corrective to part of blog 2041, as indicated in the comment by ksarant and my reply. The scholarly suggestion that the “five husbands” of the Samaritan woman are an ironic reference to the five books of Moses seems unlikely because the Samaritans in Jesus’ time were still “married” to those biblical […]

JOHN 4 Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard how he was making and baptising more disciples than John, he left Judaea and came again into Galilee. And he has to go through Samaria. And he comes to a Samaritan town called Sychar near the bit of land that Jacob gave to to […]

JOHN 3:22-end After this Jesus came with his disciples into the land of the Judaioi, and he spent time with them, and he was baptising. And John also was baptising at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water there; and they were coming to him and being baptised.( John had not yet been […]

JOHN 3 Jesus answered and said to him,”You are the teacher of Israel and you don’t know these things! Amen, amen, I tell you that we are speaking about something we do know, and are giving evidence of something we have seen; and you do not accept our evidence.If you don’t believe when I tell […]

JOHN 3 Now there was  man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Judaioi. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for nobody can do the signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him,”Amen, amen, […]