| Quote #1
The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" (NRSV 1:29)
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (KJV 1:29)
No, Jesus isn't woolly and walking on all fours. But he will offer himself up as a sacrifice, just like the lambs that were slaughtered at the first Passover. There the gospel goes, hitting us with metaphors from the very first chapter.
| Quote #2
"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (NRSV 4:13-14)
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (KJV 4:13-14)
A never-ending supply of water? Sounds refreshing. And poetic.
| Quote #3
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (NRSV 6:35)
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. (KJV 6:35)
Jesus's words will never leave you hungry again, but how do they taste with turkey and Swiss? What's with all the food and drink metaphors anyway?