John 8:58
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New International Version
"Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"

New Living Translation
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!"

English Standard Version
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

Berean Study Bible
"Truly, truly, I tell you," Jesus declared, "before Abraham was born, I am!"

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am."

King James Bible
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am."

International Standard Version
Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, before there was an Abraham, I AM!"

NET Bible
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!"

New Heart English Bible
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Before Abraham would exist, I AM THE LIVING GOD.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "I can guarantee this truth: Before Abraham was ever born, I am."

New American Standard 1977
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

American King James Version
Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.

American Standard Version
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

English Revised Version
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Weymouth New Testament
"In most solemn truth," answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am."

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus said to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham's coming -- I am;'
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
57Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?” 58“Truly, truly, I tell you, Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and slipped away from the temple area.…
Cross References
Exodus 3:14
God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:24
That is why I told you that you would die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

John 8:28
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own, but speak exactly what the Father has taught Me.

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.

John 17:5
And now Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed.

John 17:24
Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may see the glory You gave Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Verily.

John 8:34,51 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits …

Before.

John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

John 17:5,24 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory …

Proverbs 8:22-30 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands …

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the …

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Revelation 1:11,17,18 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you …

Revelation 2:8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things said …

I am. That our Lord by this expression asserted his divinity and eternal existence, as the great I AM, appears evident from the use of the present tense, instead of the past tense, from its being in answer to the Jews, who enquired whether he had seen Abraham, and from its being thus understood by the multitude, who were exasperated at it to such a degree that they took up stones to stone him. The ancient Jews not only believed that the Messiah was superior to and Lord of all the patriarchs, and even of angels, but that his celestial nature existed with God from whom it emanated, before the creation, and that the creation was effected by his ministry.

Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you …

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver …

Isaiah 44:6,8 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD …

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none …

Isaiah 48:12 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, …

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, …

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