Be that Help
“Be that help, that aid to those who are stumbling -
some blindly, some gropingly, some discouraged, some overanxious,
some overzealous of their own peculiar twist or turn; yet all
seeking - seeking the light.
Know there is a way that is right, and it is attainable. The way is
straight and narrow, yet it is not a life of horror, a life of
sadness, but a life of doing for others.
Find each day where ye may help someone less fortunate in some way,
whether in body, in mind, in opportunity, in circumstance.
Help not for pay, not just because you want to help, but because he
is your brother, because he is yourself, for as ye do unto others ye
do to thy Maker and there was a first cause and ye must one day give
account for the deeds done in the body.
Experiences of men
“Avoid that blindness of self-glory, self-indulgence or
self-aggrandizement that has led many astray, even with the forces
of Divine at times working through them.” - The Teachings of the
"Not my will, O God, but
Thine be done in and through me; here am I, use me." - The
Teachings of the Christ
The Order attempts to choose and teach the mysteries, and all that
as may be of the greater help or benefit, and to present it in such
a way that it may be a helpful experience for each individual;
enabling the person to better fulfil the purposes for which his soul
entered this present life.
How may I be of greater
service to humanity
"Thy prayers heard, thy acceptance - then hold fast. For it is not
by some great deed but rather the little leaven that leaveneth the
whole lump. For here a little, there a little, line upon line,
precept upon precept. Be not impatient but in due season ye shall
see and know and hear: "Thou good and faithful servant, enter thou
into the joys of thy Lord."
"Lord, thou art maker of heaven and earth. Thou hast preserved thy
servant for a purpose in the earth. Thou hast given me, today,
opportunities. Help me, o God, to choose the right way, that I may
ever be a channel of blessings to others, pointing the way ever to
thee." Japheth son of Noah
"The only begotten of the Father, the
Christ, has become the Way, the Light, the Truth, the Water, the
Bread, the Vine! and all of those are OF Him who become channels for
manifesting, or through which there may be those expressions that
are of love and faith and hope!"
"For the Master, Jesus, even the Christ, is the pattern for every
man in the earth, whether he be Gentile or Jew, Parthenian or Greek.
For all have the pattern."
"Coordinate the teachings, the
philosophies of the east, and the west, the oriental and the
occidental, the new truths and the old. Correlate not the
differences, but where all religions meet- there is one God! "Know,
O Israel, the Lord God is one!"
He that leads, or would direct, is continually beset by the forces
that would undermine.
He that Endureth to the end shall wear the Crown.
He that Aideth in Upbuilding shall be entitled to that that he
Builds in his experience.
He that faltereth, or would hinder, shall be received in the manner
as he hinders.
Tenets of the Hospitallers Order
of the Good News
Sola Scriptura - Scripture alone is
the sole rule of faith and practical living
Believers' Baptism - adult baptism as opposed to infant baptism
Holiness of Life
The Christ was the First Created
The Christ has Become one with God
The Reincarnation of the Soul as a
means of progress
The purposeful of life in
Community as a blessing to the advancement of the soul
The exponent of those truths as are found
in the applying of all religious forces as to make known the Oneness
of the Creative Force
The Order recognizes two sacraments: Christian
baptism and the Lord's Supper, or communion.
Every church is required to administer the sacrament of the
Lord's Supper once a year.
The Order permit believer's baptism only (no infant
The Parable of the Sower
The same day went Jesus out of
the house, and sat by the sea side.
And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he
went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a
sower went forth to sow;
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls
came and devoured them up:
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and
forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had
no root, they withered away.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto
them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more
abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even
that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see
not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By
hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall
see, and shall not perceive:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull
of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they
should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should
understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men
have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen
them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth
it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was
sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he
that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when
tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth
the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of
riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth
the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and
bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
The Parable of
Another parable put he forth
unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which
sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then
appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir,
didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said
unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up
also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of
harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the
tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat
into my barn.
The Parables of
the Mustard Seed and the Yeast
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and
sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it
is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds
of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like
unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal,
till the whole was leavened.
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and
without a parable spake he not unto them:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which
have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
The Parable of
the Weeds Explained
Then Jesus sent the multitude
away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him,
saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is
the Son of man;
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the
kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of
the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather
out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The Parables of
the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
Again, the kingdom of heaven is
like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found,
he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath,
and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking
goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold
all that he had, and bought it.
The Parable of
Again, the kingdom of heaven is
like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every
kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and
gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come
forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They
say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is
instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an
householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables,
he departed thence. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in
their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said,
Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary?
and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this
man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A
prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his
own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
If it had not
been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our
Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the
snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The Sermon on a Mountain
Matthew 5, 6, 7
to the Sermon on the Mount
And seeing the multitudes, he
went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came
And he opened his mouth, and
taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for
they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they
shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger
and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they
shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for
they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for
they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are
persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of
Blessed are ye, when men shall
revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil
against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the
prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but
if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to
be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A
city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle,
and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth
light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.
Fulfilment of the Law
Think not that I am come to
destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but
For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise
pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break
one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he
shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but
whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called
great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say unto you, That except
your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes
and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of
Ye have heard that it was said of
them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill
shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That
whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in
danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother,
Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall
say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift
to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought
Leave there thy gift before the
altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and
then come and offer thy gift.
Agree with thine adversary
quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time
the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver
thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Verily I say unto thee, Thou
shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the
Ye have heard that it was said by
them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That
whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed
adultery with her already in his heart.
And if thy right eye offend thee,
pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for
thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy
whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend
thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable
for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy
whole body should be cast into hell.
It hath been said, Whosoever
shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of
But I say unto you, That
whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of
fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall
marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Again, ye have heard that it hath
been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself,
but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
But I say unto you, Swear not at
all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
Nor by the earth; for it is his
footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great
Neither shalt thou swear by thy
head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
But let your communication be,
Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of
Eye for Eye
Ye have heard that it hath been
said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye
resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right
cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at
the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee
to go a mile, go with him twain.
Give to him that asketh thee, and
from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate
you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on
the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on
For if ye love them which love
you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
And if ye salute your brethren
only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you,
They have their reward.
when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in
secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Do Not Worry
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what
ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they
reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the
field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day
is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more
clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What
shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall
take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but
considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out
of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your
pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet,
and turn again and rend you.
For, as each body meets its own problems from day to day with
that understanding that the increase, the love, the desires are
to be kept open in a manner that is in keeping with His Son, God
gives the increase. Be not in that position of one that frets
about things, conditions, or peoples not Doing as You would have
them do! You may only be the channel through which the
reflection of His love may be Made manifest, for God works in
His Own way, own manner, and fretting self only brings those of
discouragement, disillusions, as to those things that He would
bring to pass.
Speak gently, speak kindly to those who falter. Ye know not
Their own temptation, nor the littleness of their understanding.
Judge not as to this or that activity of another; rather pray
that the light may shine even in Their lives as it HAS in thine.
These are the manners in which the sons and daughters of men may
Know His way. In this mundane sphere there comes to all that
period when doubts and fears arise, even to doubting thine Own
self. These may Easily be cast aside by knowing that He is In
His holy temple and All is well.
In the conditions that come from those things that are in the
past, let the dead bury their Own dead; for He is God of the
living, Not of the dead! He is Life, and Light, and Immortality!
Glory in His weakness, Glory in His might, Glory in His
watchful-loving-kindness, and All Will be right!
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you:
every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he
give him a stone?
if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to
you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the
and Wide Gates
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which
go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth
unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt
tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and
cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.
The Wise and
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded
upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them
not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house
upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his doctrine:
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
Find your Purpose
First injunction - Find within self what is thy desire and
purpose. Not merely material - for the material things and
material positions should be the outgrowth, the result; and not
the whole purpose of an experience. For they that love Him have
the promise that they Shall be clothed, they Shall not want for
food nor sustenance of the body.
Then, these supplied - as they may be in the experience - there
should be a greater desire to so live that ye may constrain
those whom ye meet day by day to glorify Him; not by precept
alone, not by merely laudation, but by example; sowing those
things in thy life that are as the fruits of the spirit - faith,
hope, love, kindness, gentleness, patience, brotherly love.
if ye have these, ye are secure and safe in the promises of Him
- who Is the Prince of Peace - not of the world as the world
knows the world, but He that Overcame the world! And so may ye
overcome the world - in His Promises.
Man may not live by bread alone. Man may not live by the
gratifying of appetites in the material world. For man is not
made for this world alone. There is a longing for those
experiences which the soul, as an entity, has experienced. And
without spirituality the earth is indeed a hell, an individual
soul do what it will or may. Such longing may not be gratified
from without or in the consciousness of, and the experiences
that pertain to, the forces and influences without self. For the
body is indeed the temple of the living God. Act like it! Keep
it clean. Don't desecrate it ever, but keep it such that it may
be the place where you would meet thine own better self, thine
As ye do this, there may be brought harmony, peace, joy. As in
everything else, if ye would have joy ye must make others happy!
Bring joy to others. If ye would have love, ye must show thyself
lovely! If ye would have friends, show thyself friendly! If ye
would know God, search for Him, for He is within thine own self!
And as ye express Him in the fruits of spirit; love, grace,
mercy, peace, longsuffering, patience, kindness, gentleness; ye
will find such within thyself. For if ye would have life indeed
(and life is the manifestation of God) ye must give it. For the
manner in which ye treat thy fellow man is the manner in which
ye treat thy Maker. This is the source of life, the source of
love, the source of peace, the source of harmony, and as ye give
expression to same, it may come indeed to thee.
In the application, then, know thyself, thy ideals, thy
purposes. Then study to show thyself approved unto God,
condemning no one, for with what judgment ye mete, it is
measured to thee. Ye cannot judge others harshly and not expect
to be judged harshly. Ye cannot do evil that good may come. For
each tree, each body, each life is known by the fruits it bears
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee,
the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou
shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy
God hath driven thee,
And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice
according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy
children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have
compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the
nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from
thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he
And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers
possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and
multiply thee above thy fathers.
And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of
thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with
all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies,
and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his
commandments which I command thee this day.
And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine
hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and
in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice
over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep
his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of
the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul.
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden
from thee, neither is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us
to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go
over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and
But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart,
that thou mayest do it.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in
his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his
judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God
shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt
be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that
ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest
over Jordan to go to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have
set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey
his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life,
and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which
the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob,
to give them.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how
can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet
hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the
Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?
the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he
do; because I go unto my Father.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the
Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it
seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:
because I live, ye shall live also.
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and
I in you.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth
me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will
love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt
manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my
words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and
make our abode with him.
He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye
hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things
to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let
it be afraid.
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto
you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the
Father: for my Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is
come to pass, ye might believe.
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this
world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave
me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every
branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of
itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in
him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye
be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I
have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in
you, and that your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what
his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I
have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that
ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he
may give it you.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because
ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute
you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake,
because they know not him that sent me.If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but
now they have no cloak for their sin.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did,
they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me
and my Father.
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is
written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
he shall testify of me:
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh,
that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
And these things will they do unto you, because they have not
known the Father, nor me.
But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come,
ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not
unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh
me, Whither goest thou?
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I
go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you;
but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment:
Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you.
All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that
he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little
while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this
that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and
again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the
They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while?
we cannot tell what he saith.
Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto
them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while,
and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament,
but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your
sorrow shall be turned into joy.
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is
come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth
no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and
your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will
give it you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full.
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time
cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that
I will pray the Father for you:
For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and
have believed that I came out from God.
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again,
I leave the world, and go to the Father.
His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and
speakest no proverb.
Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that
any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth
Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be
scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I
am not alone, because the Father is with me.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,
Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may
glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the
glory which I had with thee before the world was.
I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out
of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they
have kept thy word.
Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me
are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and
they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from
thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou
hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those
whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name:
those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but
the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world,
that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them,
because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but
that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent
them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall
believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe
that thou hast sent me.
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they
may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;
and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved
them, as thou hast loved me.
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with
me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given
me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have
known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that
the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Under Pontius Pilate
A book containing part
of the correspondence between Caius Claudius Proculus in Judea and
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus at Athens, in the years 28 A.D. and 29
A.D., translated and edited by William Schuyler, and originally
published in 1906.
In his attempt to turn into English the following letters of Caius
Claudius Proculus and his friend, which are as full of Latin
colloquialisms as the famous correspondence of the great Cicero, the
translator has not only found it necessary to render the Latin tu by
you, but also to avail himself of numerous English colloquialisms of
the present day in order to preserve as much as possible the
easy-going, modern spirit of the original.
For the educated
Romans of the first century of our era were in many ways as "modern"
as, if not more modern than, the Americans of the twentieth.
Likewise, as the
sayings of the Nazarene that are given by Caius Claudius are quoted
from memory in Latin, and naturally differ in some unimportant
points from the Greek texts of the Gospels, the translator has
thought it best for the sake of unity to turn them from the Latin
into modern English rather than to quote the corresponding passages
from the beautiful tho antiquated "Authorized Version" of the
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