John 8:56
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."

New Living Translation
Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad."

English Standard Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.”

Berean Study Bible
Your father Abraham was overjoyed to see My day. He saw it and was glad."

Berean Literal Bible
Abraham your father rejoiced in that he should see My day--and he saw it and rejoiced."

New American Standard Bible
"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."

King James Bible
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your father Abraham was overjoyed that he would see My day; he saw it and rejoiced."

International Standard Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day, and he saw it and was glad."

NET Bible
Your father Abraham was overjoyed to see my day, and he saw it and was glad."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Abraham your father desired to see my day, and he saw it and rejoiced.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your father Abraham was pleased to see that my day was coming. He saw it and was happy."

New American Standard 1977
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.

King James 2000 Bible
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

American King James Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

American Standard Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad.

Darby Bible Translation
Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced.

English Revised Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.

Webster's Bible Translation
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

Weymouth New Testament
Abraham your forefather exulted in the hope of seeing my day: and he saw it, and was glad."

World English Bible
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."

Young's Literal Translation
Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.'
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
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.” 57Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?”…
Cross References
Matthew 13:17
For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

John 8:37
I know you are Abraham's descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.

John 8:39
"Abraham is our father," they replied. "If you were children of Abraham," said Jesus, "you would do the works of Abraham.

John 10:25
"I already told you," Jesus replied, "but you did not believe. The works I do in My Father's name testify on My behalf.

Hebrews 11:13
All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised. However, they saw them and welcomed them from afar. And they acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
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