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    Thursday, May 19, 2022

    DAY 19

    Romans 8:26-27

    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.


    Scripture Insights

    Paul is reminding us of the wonderful gift the Holy Spirit is to us. The Spirit stands by to provide the assistance we need. When we are weary and weak, the Spirit helps us. When we don’t know how or what to pray, the Spirit intercedes for us with sounds from deep in the heart that cannot be put into words. When we begin to veer off course, the Spirit intercedes to bring us into alignment with God’s will.

    The Holy Spirit’s power is available to us today— strengthening us, shaping us, directing us, and leading us into God’s good plan for our lives.

    What an advocate we have in the Holy Spirit! What a wonderful gift God has provided his people!

    What a wonderful privilege to live life in the Spirit!


    Today’s Prayer

    Father, we are grateful for the gift of the Holy Spirit. As you pour out your Spirit upon us, may our ears be attuned to your voice, our hearts to your desires, and our lives to your will.


    Prayer Journal Reflections

    What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?


    —Eddie Estep, District Superintendent, Kansas City


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      May 19, 2022

      John 11:45–12:11 (CSB)

      THE PLOT TO KILL JESUS

      45 Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what he did believed in him.ae 46 But some of them went to the Phariseesaf and told them what Jesus had done.

      47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrinag and were saying, “What are we going to do since this man is doing many signs? 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romansa will come and take away both our place and our nation.”

      49 One of them, Caiaphas,b who was high priestc that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all! 50 You’re not considering that it is to yourA advantage that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish.”d 51 He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was going to diee for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to unite the scattered childrenf of God. 53 So from that day on they plotted to kill him.g 54 Jesus therefore no longer walked openlyh among the Jews but departed from there to the countryside near the wilderness,i to a town called Ephraim, and he stayed there with the disciples.

      55 Now the Jewish Passoverj was near, and many went up to Jerusalemk from the country to purify themselves before the Passover. 56 They were looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple,l “What do you think? He won’t come to the festival,m will he?” 57 The chief priestsn and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it so that they could arrest him.

      THE ANOINTING AT BETHANY

      12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethanyo where LazarusB was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead.p Soq they gave a dinner for him there; Marthar was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took a pound of perfume, pure and expensive nard, anointed Jesus’s feet, and wiped his feet with her hair.s So the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

      Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariott (who was about to betray him), said, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred denariiC,u and given to the poor?” He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief.v He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.

      Jesus answered, “Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of my burial.w For you always have the poor with you,x but you do not always have me.”

      THE DECISION TO KILL LAZARUS

      Then a large crowd of the Jews learned he was there. They came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, the one he had raised from the dead.y 10 But the chief priests had decided to kill Lazarus also, 11 because he was the reason many of the Jews were deserting themD and believing in Jesus.


      ae Jn 2:23; 12:11

      af Mk 7:3

      ag Mk 13:9

      a Ac 16:21

      b Mt 26:3,57; Lk 3:2; Jn 18:13–14,24,28; Ac 4:6

      c Lv 16:32

      A Other mss read to our

      d Is 53:8; Jn 18:14

      e 2Co 4:10

      f Lk 1:7

      g Jn 5:18

      h Jn 7:1

      i Mt 3:1; Rv 12:6

      j Ex 12:11

      k Mt 23:37

      l Ac 21:26

      m Jn 2:23

      n Mt 2:4

      o Mk 11:1

      B Other mss read Lazarus who died

      p Jn 11:43–44

      q Mt 26:6–13; Mk 14:3–9

      r Jn 11:1

      s Mk 14:3; Jn 11:2

      t Mt 26:14; Mk 3:19

      C A denarius = one day’s wage

      u Mt 18:28

      v Jn 10:1

      w Jn 19:40

      x Dt 15:11

      y Jn 21:14

      D Lit going away

       Christian Standard Bible (Jn 11:45–12:11). (2020). Holman Bible Publishers.

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        DAY 18

        Wednesday, May 18, 2022

         

        Romans 8:15

        The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”


        We were foster parents to a teenage girl. We had the opportunity to remove the term “foster” from our relationship. The adoption decree stated that “she shall be deemed and taken to be the child and heir in all respects the same as though born to them in lawful wedlock.” Her adoption came with all of the rights and privileges of belonging to our family.

        When we put our faith in Jesus, we are adopted into God’s family and trans­formed by the adoption process. We move from slaves to royal heirs of an eter­nal kingdom. Our identities and perspectives change. We have more confidence and no longer live by fear but live daily dependent on the Spirit’s guidance. Becoming a son or daughter of God is all-encompassing and all-consuming.

        How we approach God is also affected by our adoption. When we cry “Abba, Father,” we are approaching the Father the same way Jesus did when he prayed—with dependence and confidence.


        Today’s Prayer

        Abba, Father, thank you for adopting me into your family. Teach me to fully embrace my adoption as your child so that I may live in complete dependence on you, knowing your love, which overcomes fear.


        Prayer Journal Reflections

        What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?

        —Steve Hoffman, District Superintendent, Prairie Lakes


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          May 18, 2022

          John 11:17–44 (CSB)

          THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

          17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tombg four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalemh (less than two milesB away). 19 Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. 20 As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, but Mary remained seated in the house.

          21 Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. 22 Yet even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.”

          23 “Your brother will risei again,” Jesus told her.

          24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”j

          25 Jesus said to her, “I amk the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me,l even if he dies, will live.m 26 Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.n Do you believe this?”

          27 “Yes, Lord,” she told him, “I believe you are the Messiah,o the Sonp of God, who comes into the world.”q

          JESUS SHARES THE SORROW OF DEATH

          28 Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”

          29 As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.r 30 Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her saw that Mary got up quickly and went out. They followed her, supposing that she was going to the tombs to cry there.

          32 As soon as Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feett and told him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died!”

          33 When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was deeply movedC in his spiritu and troubled. 34 “Where have you put him?” he asked.

          “Lord,” they told him, “come and see.”

          35 Jesus wept.v

          36 So the Jews said, “See how he lovedw him!” 37 But some of them said, “Couldn’t he who opened the blind man’s eyesx also have kept this man from dying?”

          THE SEVENTH SIGN: RAISING LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD

          38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.y 39 “Remove the stone,” Jesus said.

          Martha, the dead man’s sister, told him, “Lord, there is already a stench because he has been dead four days.”

          40 Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed you would see the gloryz of God?”aa

          41 So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thankab you that you heard me.ac 42 I know that you always hear me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so that they may believe you sentad me.” 43 After he said this, he shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him go.”


          g Jn 5:28

          h Mt 23:37

          B Lit fifteen stadia; one stadion = 600 feet

          i Mk 9:27

          j Jn 2:4; 6:39; 1Pt 1:5; 3:3; 2Pt 3:3; Jd 18

          k Ex 3:14; Jn 8:24,58

          l Jn 6:35

          m Php 1:21

          n Jn 6:50; 8:51

          o Mt 1:17; Eph 5:2

          p Jn 5:19

          q Jn 18:37

          r Mk 1:45

          s Jn 5:28

          t Rv 19:10

          C Or angry, also in v. 38

          u Ps 51:12

          v Lk 19:41

          w Mk 14:44; Jn 5:20

          x Jn 9:6–7

          y Mt 27:60; Mk 15:46; Lk 24:2; Jn 20:1

          z Jn 17:24

          aa Mk 9:23; 1Jn 3:2

          ab Mk 8:6; Rm 1:8

          ac Jn 9:31

          ad Mk 9:37; Jn 1:6

           Christian Standard Bible (Jn 11:17–44). (2020). Holman Bible Publishers.

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            ReadTuesday, May 17, 2022
            DAY 17

            Praying our way to Pentecost


             

            Ezra 8:23

            So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.


            Scripture Insights

            The principle of fasting figures high in today’s text. I could go in many direc­tions to plumb the riches of fasting, but my focus is on its aid to fervency in prayer. James 5:16 gives us a three-part formula for availing prayer. I liken these three to the necessaries of fire (fuel, heat, oxygen). The first essential of prayer is praying for the right things, or praying in the will of God. Scripture calls this “effectual” (KJV) prayer (this is the fuel). The second essential is praying with the right spiritual temperature, or “fervent” (KJV) prayer (the heat). The third is praying in right relationship, “the prayer of a righteous person” (oxygen). Throughout much of my life’s journey I have valued “effectual” and “right re­lationship” prayer, but I hadn’t searched the power of “fervent” prayer. Of late, however, I consider this to be the primary of the three components for availing prayer. Fervent prayer is not about working ourselves up emotionally. Rather, it is spiritually recognizing our need to get a hold of God. It is recognizing our desperate need of God!


            Today’s Prayer

            Dear Father, open our spiritual eyes so that we may see our desperate need of you. Help us to hunger and thirst after you. Give each of us a heart like Jacob’s—a heart that cries, “I will not let you go unless you bless me” (Gen. 32:25).


            Prayer Journal Reflections

            What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?


            —Dan Gilmore, District Superintendent, Northern Michigan

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              May 17, 2022

              John 10:31–11:16 (CSB)

              RENEWED EFFORTS TO STONE JESUS

              31 Again the Jews picked up rocks to stone him.z

              32 Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good worksaa from the Father. For which of these works are you stoning me?”

              33 “We aren’t stoningab you for a good work,” the Jews answered, “but for blasphemy, because you—being a man—make yourself God.”

              34 Jesus answered them, “Isn’t it written in your law,F I said, you are gods?G,ac 35 If he called those to whom the wordad of God came ‘gods’—and the Scriptureae cannot be broken—36 do you say, ‘You are blaspheming’ to the one the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God?af 37 If I am not doing my Father’s works,ag don’t believe me. 38 But if I am doing them and you don’t believe me, believe the works. This way you will know and understandH that the Father is in me and I in the Father.”ah 39 Then they were trying again to seize him,ai but he escaped their grasp.aj

              MANY BEYOND THE JORDAN BELIEVE IN JESUS

              40 So he departed again across the Jordanak to the place where Johnal had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there. 41 Many came to himam and said, “John never did a sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.

              LAZARUS DIES AT BETHANY

              11 Now a man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany,an the village of Mary and her sister Martha.ao Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair,ap and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick. So the sisters sent a message to him: “Lord, the one you love is sick.”

              When Jesus heard it, he said, “This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God,aq so that the Son of Godar may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus. So when he heard that he was sick, he stayed two more days in the place where he was. Then after that, he said to the disciples, “Let’s go to Judeaas again.”

              “Rabbi,”a the disciples told him, “just now the Jews tried to stone you,b and you’re going there again?”

              “Aren’t there twelve hours in a day?” Jesus answered. “If anyone walks during the day, he doesn’t stumble, because he sees the light of this world.c 10 But if anyone walks during the night,d he does stumble, because the light is not in him.”

              11 He said this, and then he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep,e but I’m on my way to wake him up.”

              12 Then the disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well.”

              13 Jesus, however, was speaking about his death, but they thought he was speaking about natural sleep. 14 So Jesus then told them plainly, “Lazarus has died. 15 I’m glad for you that I wasn’t there so that you may believe. But let’s go to him.”

              16 Then Thomasf (called “Twin”A) said to his fellow disciples, “Let’s go too so that we may die with him.”


              z Jn 11:8

              aa Jn 5:36; 15:24

              ab Lv 24:16; Mt 9:3; 26:62–66; Jn 5:18; 8:59

              F Other mss read in the scripture

              G Ps 82:6

              ac Ps 82:6

              ad Lk 8:21; Jn 2:22; 18:32

              ae Mt 26:54

              af Jn 5:19; Heb 1:2

              ag Jn 5:36; 15:24; Heb 3:9; Rv 15:3

              H Other mss read know and believe

              ah Jn 14:10; 1Jn 5:20

              ai Jn 7:44

              aj Lk 4:30

              ak Mk 10:1; Lk 3:3

              al Mk 1:4

              am Mk 1:45

              an Mk 11:1

              ao Lk 10:38–42

              ap Lk 7:38; Jn 12:3

              aq Lk 9:32; Jn 9:3; 10:38; 11:40; 17:24; 2Co 3:18; 2Pt 3:18

              ar Jn 5:19; Heb 1:2

              as Lk 1:5

              a Mt 23:7–8; 26:25,49; Mk 9:5; 11:21; 14:45; Jn 1:38,49; 3:2,26; 4:31; 6:25; 9:2

              b Jn 10:31

              c Mt 5:14; Jn 8:12

              d Jn 9:4

              e Ac 13:36; 1Co 11:30

              f Mk 3:18

              A Gk Didymus

               Christian Standard Bible (Jn 10:31–11:16). (2020). Holman Bible Publishers.

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                DAY 16

                Monday, May 16, 2022

                Acts 4:31

                After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.


                Scripture Insights

                Following Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was actively empowering and expanding the body of Christ. As opposition arose, the faithful turned to the Lord seeking even greater boldness and the assurance of his continued presence through a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit.

                The Greek word for “boldly” is parreˉsia, which means “boldness,” “openness,” “confidence.” It conveys the idea of freedom to speak openly or plainly, freely without hindrance.

                Many in our day are speaking boldly, proclaiming ideologies from A to Z, but notice the disciples “spoke the word of God boldly.” Could it be that a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit would bring an enablement to the body of Christ to boldly proclaim the powerful, redeeming, reconciling love of Christ to a world desperate for hope, help, and healing.

                How would the Lord Jesus like to use each of us in these days of division, increased lawlessness, and tremendous need? We need a new Holy Spirit infilling, bringing freedom to openly share his word with confident boldness.


                Today’s Prayer

                Lord Jesus, open our eyes and ears to see as you do. Create in our hearts a new hunger for intimacy with you and a fresh infilling of your Spirit, bringing freedom and boldness in sharing your love and good news.


                Prayer Journal Reflections

                What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?

                 

                —Paul Hartley, District Superintendent, Alaska

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                  May 16, 2022

                  John 9:13–10:30 (CSB)

                  THE HEALED MAN’S TESTIMONY

                  13 They brought the man who used to be blind to the Pharisees.c 14 The day that Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes was a Sabbath.d 15 Then the Pharisees asked him again how he received his sight.

                  “He put mud on my eyes,” he told them. “I washed and I can see.”

                  16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God,e because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a sinful manf perform such signs?” And there was a divisiong among them.

                  17 Again they asked the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he opened your eyes?”

                  “He’s a prophet,”h he said.

                  18 The Jews did not believe this about him—that he was blind and received sight—until they summoned the parents of the one who had received his sight.

                  19 They asked them, “Is this your son, the one you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”

                  20 “We know this is our son and that he was born blind,” his parents answered. 21 “But we don’t know how he now sees, and we don’t know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he’s of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews, since the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed him as the Messiah,i he would be banned from the synagogue. 23 This is why his parents said, “He’s of age; ask him.”

                  24 So a second time they summoned the man who had been blind and told him, “Give gloryj to God.k We know that this man is a sinner.”

                  25 He answered, “Whether or not he’s a sinner, I don’t know. One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I can see!”

                  26 Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”

                  27 “I already told you,” he said, “and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t want to become his disciples too, do you?”

                  28 They ridiculed him: “You’re that man’s disciple, but we’re Moses’sl disciples. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But this man—we don’t know where he’s from.”m

                  30 “This is an amazing thing!” the man told them. “You don’t know where he is from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners,n but if anyone is God-fearing and does his will,o he listens to him.p 32 Throughout historyA no one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of a person born blind.q 33 If this man were not from God, he wouldn’t be able to do anything.”r

                  34 “You were born entirely in sin,”s they replied, “and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out.t

                  SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS

                  35 Jesus heard that they had thrown the man out, and when he found him, he asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”B,u

                  36 “Who is he, Sir,v that I may believe in him?” he asked.

                  37 Jesus answered, “You have seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”

                  38 “I believe, Lord!” he said, and he worshiped him.

                  39 Jesus said, “I came into this worldw for judgment,x in order that those who do not see will see and those who do see will become blind.”y

                  40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things and asked him, “We aren’t blind too, are we?”

                  41 “If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin.z But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.

                  THE GOOD SHEPHERD

                  10 “Truly I tell you, anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the gate but climbs in some other way is a thief and a robber.aa The one who enters by the gate is the shepherdab of the sheep.ac The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t know the voice of strangers.” Jesus gave them this figure of speech, but they did not understandad what he was telling them.

                  Jesus said again, “Truly I tell you, I amae the gate for the sheep.af All who came before meA are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the gate. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 A thief comes only to steala and kill and destroy.b I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

                  11 “I am the good shepherd.c The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.d 12 The hired hand, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves themB and runs away when he sees a wolfe coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them. 13 This happens because he is a hired hand and doesn’t care about the sheep.

                  14 “I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father.f I lay down my lifeg for the sheep. 16 But I have other sheeph that are not from this sheep pen; I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.i 17 This is why the Father loves me,j because I lay down my lifek so that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”l

                  19 Again the Jews were dividedm because of these words. 20 Many of them were saying, “He has a demonn and he’s crazy. Why do you listen to him?” 21 Others were saying, “These aren’t the words of someone who is demon-possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”o

                  JESUS AT THE FESTIVAL OF DEDICATION

                  22 Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon’s Colonnade.p 24 The Jews surrounded him and asked, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense?C If you are the Messiah,q tell us plainly.”D,r

                  25 “I did tell you and you don’t believe,” Jesus answered them. “The workss that I do in my Father’s name testify about me. 26 But you don’t believe because you are not of my sheep.E,t 27 My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life,u and they will never perish.v No one will snatchw them out of my hand. 29 My Father,x who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”y


                  c Mk 7:3

                  d Mk 2:23

                  e Jn 7:29

                  f Mt 26:45; Lk 24:7; Jn 9:24; Rm 5:19

                  g Jn 7:43; 10:19; 1Co 1:10

                  h Jn 6:14

                  i Mt 1:17; Eph 5:2

                  j Jn 17:24

                  k Jos 7:19; 1Sm 6:5; Is 42:12; Jr 13:16; Lk 2:14; Rm 4:20

                  l Ps 77:20; Mt 8:4; Heb 3:2

                  m Jn 7:27–28; 8:14

                  n Jb 27:9; Ps 66:18; Pr 28:9; Is 1:15; 1Jn 3:21

                  o Eph 1:9

                  p Ps 34:15,16; 145:19; Pr 15:20; Jms 5:16–18; 1Jn 5:14–15

                  A Lit From the age

                  q Jn 15:24

                  r Jn 8:28

                  s Ps 51:5

                  t Is 66:5

                  B Other mss read the Son of God

                  u Mk 2:10

                  v Lk 10:1

                  w Jn 18:37

                  x Mk 12:40; Jn 5:22–30

                  y Lk 4:18; Jn 3:19; 12:47–50

                  z Jn 15:22,24; 1Jn 1:8; 3:5

                  aa Jr 7:11; Hs 6:9; 1Th 5:2,4; 2Pt 3:10; Rv 3:3; 16:15

                  ab Gn 4:2; Ps 23:1

                  ac Mt 7:15

                  ad Mk 9:32; Lk 2:50; 9:45; 18:34; Jn 2:24; 12:16

                  ae Ex 3:14; Ps 45:8; Jn 8:24

                  af Mt 7:15

                  A Other mss omit before me

                  a Eph 4:28

                  b Jn 6:27

                  c Ps 23; Is 40:11; Ezk 34:12,23; 37:24; Zch 13:7; Jn 21:15–17; Heb 13:20; 1Pt 2:25; 5:4; Rv 7:17

                  d Mt 20:28; Mk 10:45; 2Co 5:21; Gl 3:13; 1Jn 3:16

                  B Lit leaves the sheep

                  e Lk 10:3

                  f Mt 11:27; Lk 10:22

                  g Mt 20:28

                  h Is 56:8; Ezk 34:11–13; Mt 8:11,12; Jn 12:32; Ac 10:34–35; 1Pt 2:25

                  i Ezk 34:23; 37:24; Jn 11:52; 17:11,20–22; Eph 2:11–19

                  j Jn 3:35; 5:20

                  k 1Jn 3:16

                  l Jn 5:19

                  m Jn 7:43; 9:16

                  n Jn 7:20; 8:48; Rv 9:20; 18:2

                  o Ex 4:11; Ps 146:8; Jn 9:32–33

                  p Ac 3:11; 5:12

                  C Lit “How long are you taking away our life?

                  q Mt 1:17; Eph 5:2

                  D Or openly, or publicly

                  r Mt 26:63; Lk 22:67; 2Co 3:12

                  s Jn 5:36; 6:28–29; Rm 14:20; Heb 3:9; 2Jn 8; Rv 15:3

                  E Other mss add just as I told you

                  t Jn 6:37; 8:47

                  u Jn 12:25; Ac 13:48; 1Jn 2:25

                  v Mt 10:42; Mk 9:41; Lk 21:18; Jn 3:16; 6:27,39; 17:12; 18:9; 2Co 4:9; 2Jn 8

                  w 1Th 4:17

                  x Mt 11:27

                  y Jn 1:15; 14:10; 17:11; 1Jn 2:24

                   Christian Standard Bible (Jn 9:13–10:30). (2020). Holman Bible Publishers.