John 8

1But Jesus went to the mount of Olives. 2And at early morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. And having sat down, he taught them. 3And the scholars and the Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery. And having stood her in the midst, 4tempting, they say to him, Teacher, we found this woman committing adultery, in the act. 5Now in the law, Moses commanded us such women are to be stoned. What therefore do thou say about her? 6But they said this, trying him, so that they might have an accusation against him. But Jesus having stooped down, wrote on the ground with his finger, not pretending. 7And when they continued asking him, after standing erect, he said to them, Let the innocent man of you first cast the stone at her. 8And again having stooped down, he wrote on the ground. 9And they, having heard and being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, having begun from the elder until the last. And Jesus was left behind alone, and the woman being in the midst. 10And Jesus, after standing erect, and having seen no man but the woman, he said to her, Woman, where are those accusers of thee? Did no man condemn thee? 11And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee. Go, and henceforth sin no more. 12Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows me would, no, not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life. 13The Pharisees therefore said to him, Thou testify about thyself. Thy testimony is not valid. 14Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I might testify about myself, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I go, but ye do not know where I come from and where I go. 15Ye judge according to the flesh. I judge no man. 16But even if I judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me. 17And also it is written in your law that the testimony of two men is valid. 18I am he who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me. 19They said therefore to him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also. 20Jesus spoke these sayings in the treasury as he taught in the temple, and no man seized him, because his hour had not yet come. 21Jesus therefore again said to them, I go, and ye will seek me, and ye will die in your sin. Where I go, ye cannot come. 22The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, because he says, Where I go, ye cannot come? 23And he said to them, Ye are from below, I am from above. Ye are of this world, I am not of this world. 24I said therefore to you that ye will die in your sins. For unless ye believe that I am he, ye will die in your sins. 25They said therefore to him, Who are thou? And Jesus said to them, The beginning, something that I am even telling you. 26I have many things to say and to judge about you. But he who sent me is true, and I speak to the world these things that I heard from him. 27They did not understand that he spoke the Father to them. 28Jesus therefore said to them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then ye will know that I am he, and I do nothing from myself, but I speak these things as my Father taught me. 29And he who sent me is with me. The Father has not left me alone, because I always do things pleasing to him. 30As he spoke these things of him, many believed in him. 31Jesus therefore said to those Jews who believed him, If ye remain in my word, ye are truly my disciples, 32and ye will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. 33They answered to him, We are Abraham's seed, and have been in bondage to no man, ever. How can thou say, Ye will become free? 34Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, that every man who does the sin is a bondman of the sin. 35And the bondman does not remain in the house into the age. The Son remains into the age. 36If therefore the Son should make you free, ye will truly be free. 37I know that ye are Abraham's seed, yet ye seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you. 38I speak what I have seen from my Father, and ye therefore do what ye have seen from your father. 39They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40But now ye seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. 41Ye do the works of your father. They said therefore to him, We were not begotten from fornication. We have one Father, God. 42Therefore Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, ye would love me, for I came forth and have come from God. For, neither have I come for myself, but he sent me. 43Why do ye not understand my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word. 44Ye are from the father, the devil, and ye want to do the desires of your father. He was a man-killer from the beginning, and he has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own, because he is a liar, and the father of it. 45And I, because I speak the truth, ye do not believe me. 46Which of you convicts me about sin? And if I speak truth, why do ye not believe me? 47He who is of God hears the sayings of God. Because of this ye do not hear, because ye are not of God. 48Therefore the Jews answered and said to him, Do we not say well that thou are a Samaritan, and have a demon? 49Jesus answered, I have no demon, but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me. 50But I seek not my own glory. He is who seeks and judges. 51Truly, truly, I say to you, if any man keeps my word, he will, no, not see death, into the age. 52The Jews therefore said to him, Now we know that thou have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets, and thou say, If any man keeps my word, he will, no, not taste of death, into the age. 53Are thou greater than our father Abraham who died? And the prophets died. Who do thou make thyself? 54Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. My Father is he who glorifies me, of whom ye say, He is our God. 55And ye do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced that he could see my day, and he saw it, and was glad. 57The Jews therefore said to him, Thou have not yet fifty years, and thou have seen Abraham? 58Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I am. 59Therefore they took up stones so that they might throw at him, but Jesus was hid, and went out of the temple, having passed through the midst of them, and thus passed on.
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