John 8
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1And at dawn He came again to the Mount of Olives, 2and all the people were coming to Him, and having sat down, He was teaching them; 3and the scribes and the Pharisees bring to Him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst, 4they say to Him, “Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime—committing adultery, 5and in the Law, Moses commanded us that such be stoned; You, therefore, what do You say?” 6And this they said, trying Him, that they might have to accuse Him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger He was writing on the ground, 7and when they continued asking Him, having bent Himself back, He said to them, “The sinless of you—let him cast the first stone at her”; 8and again having stooped down, He was writing on the ground, 9and they having heard, and being convicted by the conscience, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders—to the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10And Jesus having bent Himself back, and having seen no one but the woman, said to her, “Woman, where are those—your accusers? Did no one pass sentence on you?” 11And she said, “No one, Lord”; and Jesus said to her, “Neither do I pass sentence on you; be going on, and sin no more.”]]

12Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I AM the light of the world; he who is following Me will not walk in the darkness, but he will have the light of life.” 13The Pharisees, therefore, said to Him, “You testify of Yourself, Your testimony is not true”; 14Jesus answered and said to them, “And if I testify of Myself—My testimony is true, because I have known from where I came, and to where I go, and you have not known from where I come, or to where I go. 15You judge according to the flesh; I do not judge anyone, 16and even if I do judge My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me; 17and also in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true; 18I am [One] who is testifying of Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies of Me.” 19They said, therefore, to Him, “Where is Your father?” Jesus answered, “You have neither known Me nor My Father: if you had known Me, you had also known My Father.” 20Jesus spoke these sayings in the treasury, teaching in the temple, and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come;

21therefore Jesus said again to them, “I go away, and you will seek Me, and you will die in your sin; to where I go away, you are not able to come.” 22The Jews, therefore, said, “Will He kill Himself, because He says, To where I go away, you are not able to come?” 23And He said to them, “You are from beneath, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world; 24I said, therefore, to you, that you will die in your sins, for if you may not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” 25They said, therefore, to Him, “You—who are You?” And Jesus said to them, “Even what I spoke of to you at the beginning; 26many things I have to speak concerning you and to judge, but He who sent Me is true, and I—what things I heard from Him—these I say to the world.” 27They did not know that He spoke to them of the Father; 28Jesus, therefore, said to them, “When you may lift up the Son of Man then you will know that I AM; and I do nothing of Myself, but according as My Father taught Me, these things I speak; 29and He who sent Me is with Me; the Father did not leave Me alone, because I always do the things pleasing to Him.” 30As He is speaking these things, many believed in Him;

31Jesus, therefore, said to the Jews who believed in Him, “If you may remain in My word, you are truly My disciples, 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered Him, “We are seed of Abraham; and we have been servants to no one at any time; how do You say—You will become free?”

34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who is committing sin, is a servant of sin, 35and the servant does not remain in the house—throughout the age, the Son remains—throughout the age; 36if then the Son may make you free, in reality you will be free. 37I have known that you are seed of Abraham, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you; 38I speak that which I have seen with My Father, and you, therefore, do that which you have seen with your father.”

39They answered and said to Him, “Our father is Abraham”; Jesus says to them, “If you were children of Abraham, the works of Abraham you were doing; 40and now, you seek to kill Me—a Man who has spoken to you the truth I heard from God; Abraham did not do this; 41you do the works of your father.” They said, therefore, to Him, “We have not been born of whoredom; we have one Father—God”;

42Jesus then said to them, “If God were your father, you were loving Me, for I came forth from God, and am come; for neither have I come of Myself, but He sent Me; 43why do you not know My speech? Because you are not able to hear My word. 44You are of a father—the Devil, and the desires of your father you will to do; he was a manslayer from the beginning, and he has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, he speaks of his own, because he is a liar—also his father. 45And because I say the truth, you do not believe Me. 46Who of you convicts Me of sin? And if I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 47He who is of God, he hears the sayings of God; because of this you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

48The Jews, therefore, answered and said to Him, “Do we not say well, that You are a Samaritan, and have a demon?” 49Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me; 50and I do not seek My own glory; there is [One] who is seeking and is judging; 51truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone may keep My word, he may not see death—throughout the age.” 52The Jews, therefore, said to Him, “Now we have known that You have a demon; Abraham died, and the prophets, and You say, If anyone may keep My word, he will not taste of death—throughout the age! 53Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died; whom do You make Yourself?” 54Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who is glorifying Me, of whom you say that He is your God; 55and you have not known Him, and I have known Him, and if I say that I have not known Him, I will be like you—speaking falsely; but I have known Him, and I keep His word; 56your father Abraham was glad that he might see My day; and he saw, and rejoiced.” 57The Jews, therefore, said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?” 58Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham’s coming—I AM”; 59they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at Him, but Jesus hid Himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.


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