John 8:55
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New International Version
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.

New Living Translation
but you don't even know him. I know him. If I said otherwise, I would be as great a liar as you! But I do know him and obey him.

English Standard Version
But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.

Berean Study Bible
You do not know Him, but I know Him. If I said I did not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

Berean Literal Bible
And you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you. But I know Him, and I keep His word.

New American Standard Bible
and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.

King James Bible
Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You've never known Him, but I know Him. If I were to say I don't know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

International Standard Version
You don't know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I don't know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him and keep his word.

NET Bible
Yet you do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey his teaching.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“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.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, you haven't known him. However, I know him. If I would say that I didn't know him, I would be a liar like all of you. But I do know him, and I do what he says.

New American Standard 1977
and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you, but I do know Him, and keep His word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
yet ye have not known him, but I know him; and if I should say, I do not know him, I shall be a liar like unto you; but I know him and keep his word.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

American King James Version
Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like to you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

American Standard Version
and ye have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar: but I know him, and keep his word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you have not known him, but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him, and do keep his word.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word.

English Revised Version
and ye have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar: but I know him, and keep his word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I should be a liar like you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

Weymouth New Testament
You do not know Him, but I know Him perfectly; and were I to deny my knowledge of Him, I should resemble you, and be a liar. On the contrary I do know Him, and I obey His commands.

World English Bible
You have not known him, but I know him. If I said, 'I don't know him,' I would be like you, a liar. But I know him, and keep his word.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have not known Him, and I have known Him, and if I say that I have not known Him, I shall be like you -- speaking falsely; but I have known Him, and His word I keep;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:54-59 Christ and all that are his, depend upon God for honour. Men may be able to dispute about God, yet may not know him. Such as know not God, and obey not the gospel of Christ, are put together, 2Th 1:8. All who rightly know anything of Christ, earnestly desire to know more of him. Those who discern the dawn of the light of the Sun of Righteousness, wish to see his rising. Before Abraham was, I AM. This speaks Abraham a creature, and our Lord the Creator; well, therefore, might he make himself greater than Abraham. I AM, is the name of God, Ex 3:14; it speaks his self-existence; he is the First and the Last, ever the same, Re 1:8. Thus he was not only before Abraham, but before all worlds, Pr 8:23; Joh 1:1. As Mediator, he was the appointed Messiah, long before Abraham; the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, Re 13:8. The Lord Jesus was made of God Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification, and Redemption, to Adam, and Abel, and all that lived and died by faith in him, before Abraham. The Jews were about to stone Jesus for blasphemy, but he withdrew; by his miraculous power he passed through them unhurt. Let us stedfastly profess what we know and believe concerning God; and if heirs of Abraham's faith, we shall rejoice in looking forward to that day when the Saviour shall appear in glory, to the confusion of his enemies, and to complete the salvation of all who believe in him.
Study Bible
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
54Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. The One who glorifies Me is My Father, of whom you say ‘He is our God.’ 55You do not know Him, but I know Him. If I said I did not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word. 56Your father Abraham was overjoyed to see My day. He saw it and was glad.”…
Cross References
John 7:29
but I know Him, because I am from Him and He sent Me."

John 8:19
"Where is Your Father?" they asked Him. "You do not know Me or My Father," Jesus answered. "If you knew Me, you would know My Father as well."

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:51
Truly, truly, I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death."

John 8:52
"Now we know that You have a demon!" declared the Jews. "Abraham died, and so did the prophets, yet You say that anyone who keeps Your word will never taste death.

John 15:10
If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and remain in His love.

John 15:21
But they will treat you like this on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

John 16:3
They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.

1 John 1:6
If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like to you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

ye have not.

John 8:19 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You …

John 7:28,29 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know …

John 15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because …

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known …

John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

Hosea 5:4 They will not frame their doings to turn to their God: for the spirit …

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

but.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

John 6:46 Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he …

John 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.

John 10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

shall.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

1 John 2:4,22 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, …

1 John 5:10 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he …

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they …

and keep.

John 8:29,51 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; …

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