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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives, and in the morning he came again to The Temple.
And all the people came to him, and when he sat, he taught them.
But the Scribes and the Pharisees brought a women who had been seized in adultery, and when they stood her in the midst,
They were saying to him, “Teacher, this woman was taken openly in the act of adultery.”
“But in The Written Law of Moses, he commanded that we shall stone such as these.”
“What therefore do you say?” This they said, as they were tempting him, so that they might have something for which to accuse him.
But as they persisted asking him, he stood up and he said to them, “He among you who is without sin, let him first cast a stone upon her.”
And stooping down again, he wrote on the ground.
But when these heard, they were exiting, one by one, beginning from the Elders, and the woman who had been in the midst was left alone.
But when he stood up, Yeshua said to the woman, “Where are they? Has no man condemned you?”
But she said, “Not even one, LORD GOD”; and Yeshua said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, sin no more.”
12And Yeshua spoke again with them and he said: “I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Light of the world. Whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall find the light of life.”
13The Pharisees were saying to him: “You are testifying about yourself; your testimony is not true.”
14Yeshua answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, because I know from where I have come and where I am going, but you do not know from where I have come and where I am going.”
15“You are judging carnally; I am judging no one.”
16“But even if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and my Father who has sent Me.”
17“And in your Written Law it is written: 'The testimony of two men is true.' “
18“I AM THE LIVING GOD, I who testify about myself, and my Father who has sent me has testified about Me.”
19They were saying to him, “Where is your Father?” Yeshua answered and said to them, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.”
20He spoke these words in the treasury as he taught in The Temple, and no man seized him, for his hour had not yet come.
21Yeshua spoke again to them: “I am moving on and you will seek me and you will die in your sins, and where I am going, you cannot come.”
22The Judeans were saying, “Will he now kill himself?”, because he had said, “Where I am going, you cannot come.”
23And he said to them, “You are from below and I am from above. You are from this world; I am not from this world.”
24“I said to you that you shall die in your sins, for unless you shall believe that I AM THE LIVING GOD, you shall die in your sins.”
25The Judeans were saying, “Who are you?” Yeshua said to them, “Even though I have begun to talk with you,
26There are many things for me to say and judge concerning you, but he who has sent me is true, and those things that I have heard from him, these things I am speaking in the world.”
27And they did not know that he spoke to them about The Father.
28Yeshua spoke again to them: “When you have lifted up The Son of Man, then you shall know that I AM THE LIVING GOD, and I do nothing for my own pleasure, but just as my Father has taught me, so I am speaking.
29And he who has sent me is with me, and my Father has not left me alone, because I am doing always what is beautiful to him.”
30When he was speaking these things, many trusted in him.
31And Yeshua said to those Judeans who trusted in him, “If you will continue in my word, you are truly my disciples.”
32“And you will know the truth, and that truth will set you free.”
33And they were saying to him, “We are the seed of Abraham, and never have we served in bondage to a man; how do you say, “You shall be children of liberty”?
34Yeshua said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Whoever commits sin is a servant of sin.”
35“And a servant does not always remain in the house, but a son always remains.”
36“If The Son therefore will set you free, you will truly be the children of liberty.”
37“I know you are the seed of Abraham, but you seek to kill me because you cannot comprehend my word.”
38“I am speaking the thing I have seen with my Father; you are doing the thing that you have seen with your father.”
39They answered and were saying to him, “Abraham is our father.” Yeshua said to them, “If you were children of Abraham, you would have been doing the works of Abraham.”
40“But now, behold, you are seeking to kill me; I am a man who have spoken the truth with you, which I have heard from God; this Abraham did not do.”
41“But you are doing the deeds of your father.” They were saying to him, “We are not from fornication; we have one father, God.”
42Yeshua said unto them, “If God were your father, you would have loved me, for I have proceeded from God and have not come of my own pleasure, but he has sent Me.”
43“And why do you not understand my word? It is because you cannot hear my word.”
44“You are from your father The Devil, and the desire of your father you are willing to do; from the beginning he has been murdering men and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him; whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from what is his, because he is of falsehood and is also its father.”
45“But you are not believing in me, I who am speaking the truth.”
46“Who among you is convicting me of sin? And if I speak the truth, why do you not believe me?”
47“Whoever is from God hears God's words; therefore you are not hearing, because you are not from God.”
48The Jews answered and they were saying to him, “Are we not saying correctly that you are a Samaritan and have a demon in you?”
49Yeshua said to them, “A demon is not in me, but I honor my Father and you dishonor Me.”
50“But I am not seeking my glory; There is One who seeks and judges.”
51“Timeless truth I speak to you: whoever keeps my word shall never see death.”
52The Jews were saying to him, “Now we know that a demon is in you; Abraham is dead and The Prophets, and you are saying, 'Whoever keeps my words shall never taste death.' “
53“Are you greater than our father Abraham who died and The Prophets who have died? Who are you making yourself?”
54Yeshua said to them, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, he of whom you say, 'He is our God.' “
55“And you do not know him, but I know him, and if I had said that I did not know him, I Myself would have been a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.”
56“Abraham your father desired to see my day, and he saw it and rejoiced.”
57The Jews were saying to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and you have seen Abraham?”
58Yeshua said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Before Abraham would exist, I AM THE LIVING GOD.”
59And they picked up stones to stone him, and Yeshua hid himself and went out from The Temple and passed through their midst and moved on.