Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 11: 17 Now when Jesus arrived he found that Lazarus had already been in the grave for four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away, and many of the Judeans had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. Then Martha, as soon […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 11 Now a man was ill, a certain Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, […]

“My father loves me for this reason: because I lay aside my life so that I may lift it up again. No one takes it way from me but I lay it aside of my own free will. I have power to lay it aside and power to lift it up. I received this instruction from my […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 11 “Amen, amen I tell you whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and an outlaw. But the one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens up for him, and […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 9   As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”   Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; it happened so that God’s work could be […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 8: 31- Then Jesus said to the Judeans who had put their trust in him, “If you abide in my teaching, you really are my disciples; and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are the seed  of Abraham […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 8: 12- Then Jesus spoke to them again, “I am the light of the world; any follower of mine will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You are giving testifying about yourself; your testimony cannot be accepted as […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 7: 32-end   The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering this stuff about Jesus; so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent bailiffs to arrest him. So Jesus said, “I am with you only a little while longer, then I’m going to the one who sent me. You’ll come […]

JOHN7: 19- Translation and commentary (Jesus said) Hasn’t Moses given you the Law, but none of you keep it? Why are you trying to kill me? The crowd answered, “You have a demon” Who’s trying to kill you?” Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one bit of work and you are all thrown into […]

In my translation and commentary on John’s Gospel, I’ve arrived at chapter 7. After this Jesus went from place to place in Galilee. He would not do so in Judaea because the Judeans were trying to kill him. But the Judean’s Festival of Shelters was at hand, so his brothers said to him, “Go away […]