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The Syrophenician Woman Matt. 15:21-28,Mark 7:24-30 Miracles on Returning to Decapolis Matt. 15:29-31,Mark 7:31-37 Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand Matt. 15:32-39,Mark 8:1-10 The Leaders Seeking a Sign Matt. 16:1-12, Mark 8:11-21 Healing a Blind Man in Bethsaida Mark 8:22-26 Peter Declares Jesus to be the Christ Matt. 16:13-28,Mark 8:27-9:1,Luke 9:18-27 The Transfiguration Matt. 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36 The Lunatic Healed, Whom His Disciples Could Nor Heal Matt. 17:14-21,Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-43 True Followers of Jesus Mark 9:38-41, Luke 9:49-50 Parable of the Lost Sheep Matt. 18:12-14 Counsel on Dealing with Sinners and Repentance Matt. 18:15-22 Parable of the Wicked Servant Matt. 18:23-35 Jesus Emphasizes His Upcoming Death Matt. 17:22-23,Mark 9:30-32, Luke 9:43-45 Tribute from a Fish Matt. 17:24-27 Who Is the Greatest? Matt. 18:1-11; Mark 9:33-37,42-50; Luke 9:46-48 The Secret Visit to the Feast of Tabernacles John 7:2-13 Jesus Teaches in the Temple John 7:14-53 The Woman Taken in Adultery John 8:1-11 Jesus, the Light of the World John 8:12-30 Who Are Abraham's Seed? John 8:31-59

The Syrophenician Woman DA 399 (Matt. 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30)

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know {it}: but He could not be hid. And, behold, a woman of Canaan, a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; came out of the same coasts, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet: and cried unto Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, {Thou} son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil." But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, "Send her away; for she crieth after us." But He answered and said, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Then came she and worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, help me." But Jesus said unto her, "Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast {it} unto the dogs." And she answered and said unto Him, "Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." Then Jesus answered and said unto her, "O woman, great {is} thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter." And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out from that very hour, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
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Miracles on Returning to Decapolis DA 404 (Matt. 15:29-31, Mark 7:31-37)

And Jesus departed from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them {those that were} lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and He healed them: and they bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him. And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith unto him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened". And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And He charged them that they should tell no man: but the more He charged them, so much the more a great deal they published {it}; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, "He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak." [And] the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
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Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand DA --- (Matt. 15:32-39, Mark 8:1-10)

In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples {unto Him}, and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way": for divers of them came from far. And His disciples say unto Him, "Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude with bread here in the wilderness?" And Jesus saith unto them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fishes." And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and He blessed and gave thanks, and brake {them}, and gave to His disciples to set before {them}; and they did set {them} before the people. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken {meat} that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were about four thousand men, beside women and children. And He sent away the multitude, and straightway He entered into a ship with His disciples, and came into the coasts of Magdala, the parts of Dalmanutha.
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The Leaders Seeking a Sign DA 405 (Matt. 16:1-12, Mark 8:11-21)

The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and began to question with Him, and desired Him that He would show them a sign from heaven, tempting Him. He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening, ye say, {`It will be} fair weather: for the sky is red.' And in the morning, {`It will be} foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering'. O {ye} hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not {discern} the signs of the times?" And He sighed deeply in His spirit, and saith, "Why doth this generation seek after a sign? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; verily I say unto you, there shall no sign be given unto this generation, but the sign of the prophet Jonas." And He left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. And when His disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. Then Jesus said unto them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, and {of} the leaven of Herod." And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "{It is} because we have taken no bread." {Which} when Jesus perceived, He said unto them, "O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up?" They say unto Him, "Twelve." "And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up?" And they said, "Seven." And He said unto them, "How is it that ye do not understand that I spake {it} not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?" Then understood they how that He bade {them} not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
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Healing a Blind Man in Bethsaida DA --- (Mark 8:22-26)

And He cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him. And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, "I see men as trees, walking." After that he put {His} hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And He sent him away to his house, saying, "Neither go into the town, nor tell {it} to any in the town."
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Peter Declares Jesus to be the Christ DA 410 (Matt. 16:13-28, Mark 8:27-9:1, Luke 9:18-27)

And Jesus went out, into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi: and it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him: and He asked them, saying, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" And they said, "Some {say that Thou art} John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or that one of the old prophets is risen again." He said unto them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed {it} unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Then charged He His disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ. From that time forth began Jesus to show unto His disciples, saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised again the third day." And He spake that saying openly. Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Be it far from Thee, Lord: this shall not be unto Thee." But He turned, and said unto Peter, "Get thee behind Me, Satan: thou art an offence unto Me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." And when He had called the people {unto Him} with His disciples also, He said unto them, "If any {man} will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in the glory of His Father with the holy angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works." And He said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power."
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The Transfiguration DA 419 (Matt. 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36)

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves to pray. And as He prayed, He was transfigured before them. The fashion of His countenance was altered, and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias and they were talking with Jesus, Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him. And it came to pass, as they departed from Him, Peter said unto Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here: if Thou wilt, let us make three tabernacles; one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias." For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. While He yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him." And when the disciples heard {it}, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And when the Voice was past, Jesus came and touched them, and said, "Arise, and be not afraid." And when they had lifted up their eyes, [and] looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, "Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead." And they kept that saying with themselves, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean. And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him; and how it is written of the Son of man, that He must suffer many things, and be set at nought. But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed." Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptist.
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The Lunatic Healed, Whom His Disciples Could Nor Heal DA 426 (Matt. 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-43)

And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met Him. And when He came to {His} disciples, He saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed, and running to {Him} saluted Him. And He asked the scribes, "What question ye with them?" And there came to Him a {certain} man, kneeling down to Him, and saying, "Master, I have brought unto Thee my son, for he is mine only child, which hath a dumb spirit; and, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not." Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? Bring thy son hither." And they brought him unto Him: and when He saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And He asked his father, "How long is it ago since this came unto him?" And he said, "Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if Thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us." Jesus said unto him, "If thou canst believe, all things {are} possible to him that believeth." And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief." When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, "{Thou} dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him." And {the spirit} cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand, and healed the child, and lifted him up; and he arose. And [He] delivered him again to his father: and the child was cured from that very hour. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. And when He was come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why could not we cast him out?" And Jesus said unto them, "Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, `Remove hence to yonder place'; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."
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True Followers of Jesus DA --- (Mark 9:38-41, Luke 9:49-50)

And John answered Him, saying, "Master, we saw one casting out devils in Thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us." But Jesus said, "Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in My name, that can lightly speak evil of Me. For he that is not against us is for us. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward."
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Parable of the Lost Sheep DA --- (Matt. 18:12-14)

"How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that {sheep}, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
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Counsel on Dealing with Sinners and Repentance DA 432 (Matt. 18:15-22)

"Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear {thee, then} take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell {it} unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven. For together in My name, there am I in the midst of them." Then came Peter to Him, and said, "Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?" Jesus saith unto him, "I say not unto thee, until seven times: but, until seventy times seven.
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Parable of the Wicked Servant DA --- (Matt. 18:23-35)

"Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, `Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.' Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. "But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took {him} by the throat, saying, `Pay me that thou owest.' And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, `Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.' And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. "So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, `O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?' And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."
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Jesus Emphasizes His Upcoming Death DA 432 (Matt. 17:22-23, Mark 9:30-32, Luke 9:43-45)

And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and He would not that any man should know {it}, for He taught His disciples. And while they abode in Galilee, they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, [and] He said unto His disciples, "Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: and they shall kill Him, and after that He is killed, He shall be raised again the third day." But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask Him of that saying, and they were exceeding sorry.
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Tribute from a Fish DA --- (Matt. 17:24-27)

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute {money} came to Peter, and said, "Doth not your Master pay tribute?" He saith, "Yes." And when He was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, "What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?" Peter saith unto Him, "Of strangers." Jesus saith unto him, "Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for Me and thee."
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Who Is the Greatest? DA 432 (Matt. 18:1-11; Mark 9:33-37,42-50; Luke 9:46-48)

And He came to Capernaum: and being in the house He asked them, "What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?" But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who {should be} the greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, "If any man desire to be first, {the same} shall be last of all, and servant of all." And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them: and when He had taken him in His arms, He said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever shall receive this child in My name receiveth Me: and whosoever shall receive Me, receiveth not Me, but Him that sent Me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and {that} he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! "And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: where their worm dieth not. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast {it} from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt {is} good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."
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The Secret Visit to the Feast of Tabernacles DA 447 (John 7:2-13)

Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto Him, "Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that Thy disciples also may see the works that Thou doest. For {there is} no man {that} doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If Thou do these things, show Thyself to the world." For neither did His brethren believe in Him. Then Jesus said unto them, "My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for My time is not yet full come." When He had said these words unto them, He abode {still} in Galilee. But when His brethren were gone up, then went He also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?" And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him: for some said, "He is a good man:" others said, "Nay; but He deceiveth the people." Howbeit no man spake openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
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Jesus Teaches in the Temple DA 455 (John 7:14-53)

Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, "How knoweth this Man letters, having never learned?" Jesus answered them, and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or {whether} I speak of Myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but He that seeketh His glory that sent Him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Moses give you the law, and {yet} none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill Me?" The people answered and said, "Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill Thee?" Jesus answered and said unto them, "I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at Me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." Then said some of them of Jerusalem, "Is not this He, whom they seek to kill? But, lo, He speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? Howbeit we know this Man whence He is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence He is." Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying, "Ye both know Me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is True, whom ye know not. But I know Him: for I am from Him, and He hath sent Me." Then they sought to take Him: but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour was not yet come. And many of the people believed on Him, and said, "When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this {Man} hath done?" The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. Then said Jesus unto them, "Yet a little while am I with you, and {then} I go unto Him that sent Me. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find {Me}: and where I am, {thither} ye cannot come." Then said the Jews among themselves, "Whither will He go, that we shall not find Him? will He go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? What {manner of} saying is this that He said, `Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find {Me}: and where I am, {thither} ye cannot come'?" In the last day, that great {day} of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, `out of His belly shall flow rivers of living water.'" (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet {given}; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, "Of a truth this is the Prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, `That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?'" [Micah 5:2] So there was a division among the people because of Him. And some of them would have taken Him; but no man laid hands on Him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, "Why have ye not brought Him?" The officers answered, "Never Man spake like this Man." Then answered them the Pharisees, "Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on Him? But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed." Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) "Doth our law judge {any} Man, before it hear Him, and know what He doeth?" They answered and said unto him, "Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no Prophet." And every man went unto his own house.
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The Woman Taken in Adultery DA 450 (John 8:1-11)

Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto Him, "Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou?" This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with {His} finger wrote on the ground, {as though He heard them not}. So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard {it}, being convicted by {their own} conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, {even} unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, "Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?" She said, "No man, Lord." And Jesus said unto her, "Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
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Jesus, the Light of the World DA 463 (John 8:12-30)

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, "Thou bearest record of Thyself; Thy record is not true." Jesus answered and said unto them, "Though I bear record of Myself, {yet} My record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, My judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am One that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me." Then said they unto Him, "Where is Thy Father?" Jesus answered, "Ye neither know Me, nor My Father: if ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also." These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come. Then said Jesus again unto them, "I go My way, and ye shall seek Me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come." Then said the Jews, "Will He kill Himself? because He saith, `Whither I go, ye cannot come.'" And He said unto them, "Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am {He}, ye shall die in your sins." Then said they unto Him, "Who art Thou?" And Jesus saith unto them, "Even {the same} that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but He that sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him." They understood not that He spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, "When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am {He}, and {that} I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things. And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him." As He spake these words, many believed on Him.
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Who Are Abraham's Seed? DA 466 (John 8:31-59)

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, "If ye continue in My word, {then} are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." They answered Him, "We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, `Ye shall be made free?'" Jesus answered them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: {but} the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father." They answered and said unto Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus saith unto them, "If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father." Then said they to Him, "We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, {even} God." Jesus said unto them, "If God were your father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do ye not understand My speech? {even} because ye cannot hear My word. Ye are of {your} father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell {you} the truth, ye believe Me not. Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear {them} not, because ye are not of God." Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, "Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?" Jesus answered, "I have not a devil; but I honour My Father, and ye do dishonour Me. And I seek not Mine own glory: there is One that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep My saying, he shall never see death." Then said the Jews unto Him, "Now we know that Thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, `If a man keep My saying, he shall never taste of death.' Art Thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest Thou Thyself?" Jesus answered, "If I honour Myself, My honour is nothing: it is My Father that honoureth Me; of whom ye say, that He is your God: yet ye have not known Him; but I know Him: and if I should say, I know Him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know Him, and keep His saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw {it}, and was glad." Then said the Jews unto Him, "Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?" Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am." Then took they up stones to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
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