John 18:8
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,"

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

New King James Version
Jesus answered, “I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,”

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you are seeking Me, let these men go on their way.”

NASB 1995
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,"

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

Amplified Bible
Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you want Me, let these men go on their way.”

Christian Standard Bible
“I told you I am he,” Jesus replied. “So if you’re looking for me, let these men go.”

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

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, I told you that I am he ; if therefore ye 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”,

Contemporary English Version
This time Jesus replied, "I have already told you that I am Jesus. If I am the one you are looking for, let these others go.

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

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

Good News Translation
"I have already told you that I am he," Jesus said. "If, then, you are looking for me, let these others 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."

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

Literal Standard Version
Jesus answered, “I said to you that I AM; if, then, you seek Me, permit these to go away”;

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,"

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;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Betrayal of Jesus
7So He asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they answered. 8“I told you that I am He,” Jesus replied. “So if you are looking for Me, let these men go.” 9This was to fulfill the word He had spoken: “I have not lost one of those You have given Me.”…

Cross References
John 18:7
So He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" "Jesus of Nazareth," they answered.

John 18:9
This was to fulfill the word He had spoken: "I have not lost one of those You have given Me."


Treasury of Scripture

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

if.

Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

let.

John 10:28
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 13:1,36
Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end…

John 16:32
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“I told
Εἶπον (Eipon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I
ἐγώ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am [He],”
εἰμι (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied.
Ἀπεκρίθη (Apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

you are looking for
ζητεῖτε (zēteite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

Me,
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

let
ἄφετε (aphete)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

these [men]
τούτους (toutous)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

go.”
ὑπάγειν (hypagein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.


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