John 18:8
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New International Version
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go."

New Living Translation
"I told you that I Am he," Jesus said. "And since I am the one you want, let these others go."

English Standard Version
Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go.”

Berean Study Bible
"I told you that I am He," Jesus replied. "So if you are looking for Me, let these men go."

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore if you seek Me, allow these to go away,"

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,"

King James Bible
Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I told you I am He," Jesus replied. "So if you're looking for Me, let these men go."

International Standard Version
Jesus replied, "I told you that I am the one, so if you are looking for me, let these men go."

NET Bible
Jesus replied, "I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, let these men go."

New Heart English Bible
Jesus answered, "I told you that I AM. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them, “I have told you that I AM THE LIVING GOD, and if you are seeking me, let these men go”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these other men go."

New American Standard 1977
Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; if therefore you seek Me, let these go their way,”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus answered, I have told you that I AM; if, therefore, ye seek me, let these go away,

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore you seek me, let these go their way:

American King James Version
Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore you seek me, let these go their way:

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, I told you that I am he ; if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered, I told you that I am [he]: if therefore ye seek me, let these go away;

English Revised Version
Jesus answered, I told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: If therefore ye seek me, let these go away:

Weymouth New Testament
"I have told you," replied Jesus, "that I am he. If therefore you are looking for me, let these my disciples go their way."

World English Bible
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered, 'I said to you that I am he; if, then, me ye seek, suffer these to go away;'
(8) If therefore ye seek me, let these go their way.--It may be that some of the Roman cohort, not knowing Jesus, were already laying hands on the disciples. In any case, they are exposed to this danger, and the Good Shepherd, who Himself goes forth to meet the danger, will shield the flock from it.

Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he,.... This he said, upbraiding them with their stupidity; signifying he was ready to deliver himself up into their hands; and which he did with intrepidity and calmness, only on this condition, with this proviso for his disciples;

if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: Christ was about to suffer for them, and therefore it was not just that they should suffer too; nor was it proper that they should suffer with him, lest their sufferings should be thought to be a part of the price of redemption. Besides, their suffering time was not come, and they had other work to do: this shows the love of Christ to his disciples, and his care of them, and also his power, and that he could have saved himself as well as them. Moreover, these words may be considered as an emblem and pledge of the acquittance and discharge of God's elect, through the suretyship engagements, and performances of Christ, who drew near to God on their account, substituted himself in their room, and undertook for them in the council and covenant of peace, and laid himself under obligation to pay their debts, to satisfy for their sins, to bring in an everlasting righteousness, to keep and preserve them in this world, and to make them happy in another. Accordingly, in the fulness of time he was made under the law, and stood in their place and stead, and was taken, suffered, died, and rose again. Now, as there was a discharge and acquittance of them from eternity, a non-imputation of sin to them, and a secret letting of them go upon the suretyship engagements of Christ, and in virtue thereof, a passing by, and over, the sins of the Old Testament saints so there was an open acquittance and discharge of them all upon the apprehension, sufferings, death, and resurrection of Christ; complete deliverance from wrath and condemnation being obtained, and a full title to eternal glory made. Moreover, these words may be considered not only and merely as spoken to the Jews, but as addressed to the law and justice of God; or however, as having some respect to them, while directed to the others; for justice finding the sins of all the elect upon Christ, on whom the Father had laid them, and Christ had took them upon himself, was seeking for, and about to demand satisfaction of him for them; and he being under the law, and coming into the world to fulfil it, in the room and stead of his people, was about to bear the curse of it; wherefore seeing this was the case, he insists upon it, that they who were convicted of the law as transgressors, and held under it as condemned criminals and malefactors, and who were liable, as considered in themselves, to be seized upon by the justice of God, and to have the sentence of condemnation and death executed upon them, might be discharged and let go; and accordingly, upon the satisfaction made by Christ, this is the case: Christ's people are no longer under the law, as a ministration of condemnation and death, nor liable to suffer the vindictive wrath of God; they are become free from the curses of a righteous law, and are let go by divine justice, and will never suffer the strokes of it, neither in this world nor in that to come; there is no demand to be made upon them, either by the law or justice of God; there is no wrath or punishment will be inflicted on them, either here or hereafter; and they may, and shall go their way into everlasting life, when time shall be no more with them, neither law nor justice having anything to say to the contrary. 8. I have told you that I am He: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way—Wonderful self-possession, and consideration for others, in such circumstances!18:1-12 Sin began in the garden of Eden, there the curse was pronounced, there the Redeemer was promised; and in a garden that promised Seed entered into conflict with the old serpent. Christ was buried also in a garden. Let us, when we walk in our gardens, take occasion from thence to mediate on Christ's sufferings in a garden. Our Lord Jesus, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and asked, Whom seek ye? When the people would have forced him to a crown, he withdrew, ch.
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