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The Final Week Before the Cross (Part 7) – The Gospels Merged

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(Jn. 16:1-33)

4 “I have said all these things to you so that you will not fall away. They will make you outcasts from the synagogue –in fact, an time is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me. But I have told you these things, so that when they occur, you may remember that I told you of them. I did not say these things to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
“Now I am going to Him who sent Me –yet none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. But I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away –for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you. And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment –concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He –the Spirit of truth– comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will announce to you the things to come. He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and will declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine –therefore I said that He takes from what Mine and will declare it to you.
“In a little while you will no longer see Me; and then a little while later, you will see Me.”
So some of His disciples said to one another, “What is this that He is telling us: “In a little while you will no longer see Me, and then a little while later, you will see Me,’ and, ‘because I go to the Father’?” So they kept saying, “What does He mean when He says, ‘A little while’? We don’t understand what He’s talking about.”
Jesus knew that they wanted to question Him, so He said to them, “Are you wondering together what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will no longer see Me; and then a little while later you will see Me’? Truly, I tell you the truth: You will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will turn into joy. When a woman is in labor she has agony, because her time has come; but when she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. So you too have sorrow now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, I tell you the truth: Whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in My name –ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
“I have said these things to you using figures of speech –but an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name –and I am not saying that I will request of the Father on your behalf; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth out of the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father.”
His disciples said, “Ah –now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech. Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You. Because of this we believe that You came forth from God.”
Jesus answered them, “Do you now finally believe? Look: An hour is coming (and has already come) when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave Me all alone –and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you have tribulation, but take courage! –I have overcome the world.”

Section 141 – The High Priestly Prayer

      (Jn. 17:1-26)

4 After Jesus said these things, He lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, so that the Son may glorify You –just as You gave Him authority over all people, so that He might give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. And this is eternal life: that they may know You –the only true God– and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth, by finishing the work which You gave Me to do. So now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the cosmos existed.
“I have revealed Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed Your word. Now they know that everything You have given Me is from You –for I have given them the words which You gave Me, and they received them. They have truly understood that I came forth from You, and they have believed that You sent Me. I am praying a request for them; I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they are Yours. All of My things are Yours, and all of Yours are Mine –and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world –but yet they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them in Your name –the name which You have given Me– so that they may be one, as We are one. While I was with them, I protected them in Your name that You have given Me. I guarded them, and not one of them perished except the son of perdition –so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.
“But now I am coming to You –and I say these things in the world so that they may have My joy made complete within them. I have given them Your word, and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth –Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world –and on their behalf I sanctify Myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word –so that they may all be one. Even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, may they also be in Us –in order that the world may believe that You sent Me. I have given them the glory which You have given to Me, so that they may be one, just as We are one –I in them and You in Me– so that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You have sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.
“Father, I desire that those whom You have given Me may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me because You loved Me before the creation of the world.
“O righteous Father, though the world does not know You, yet I know You –and they know that You have sent Me. I have made Your name known to them, and I will continue to make it known –so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Section 142 – Prediction of Abandonment and Further Denials

      (Mt. 26:30-35; Mk. 14:26-31: Lk. 22:35-39)

3 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out with no purse, provison-bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”
And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it –and also a provision-bag; and whoever has no sword, should sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that this scripture which was written must be fulfilled in Me: ‘And He was numbered with transgressors’ –for indeed, that which refers to Me is reaching its fulfillment.
And they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “That is enough.”
2 And after singing a hymn, they went out 3 and proceeded (as He usually did) toward the Mount of Olives –and the disciples followed Him. 1 Then Jesus said to them, “Tonight you will all fall away because of Me, for it is written: D ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
Peter said to Him, 2 “Even if 1 everyone else falls away because of You, I will never fall away.” 2 But Jesus said to him, “I tell you the truth, that this very night –before the rooster crows twice– you will disown Me three times.” But 1 Peter 2 said even more emphatically, 1 “Even if I must die with You, I will never disown You!” –And all the other disciples said the same thing.


Notes: Sec.116 – CGrk says “three hundred denarii”; Sec.117- DZech. 9:9; Sec.118- EPsa. 8:2; Sec.122- FPsa. 188:22-23; Sec.130 – JOr “Christ” in Gk; Sec.131 – KIsa. 53:1; LIsa. 6:10; Sec.132 – POne talent was worth more than 16 years’ wages of a laborer; Sec.135 – QPsa. 41:9; Sec.140 – TOr “You trust in God”; UOr “trusts”; VOr “Comforter,” or “Advocate,” or “Helper”; WLit. “he has nothing in Me”; XOr “cleans it”; AJohn 13:16; Sec.142 – DZech. 13:7;


“No Contradictions:
Four Gospels Merged: A Harmony”

by R. Totten (c) 2003

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