John 8

12 BUT again
This lesson begins at chapter viii. verse 12 of the Western Recensions. The section from the last verse of chap. vii. to the 12th of the eighth chapter is omitted in the Peschito. See Hor - Aramaic, p. 81.
spake Jeshu with them, and said, I am the Light of the world: he who followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall find the light of life.
13 The Pharishee say to him, Thou of
Or, concerning.
thyself testifiest: thy testimony is not the truth.
14 Jeshu answered and said to them, Though I testify of myself, my testimony is the truth: because I know from whence I am, and whither I go. 15 But you know not from whence I am, nor whither I go. You judge carnally; but I judge no man. 16 Yet if I judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and my Father who sent me. 17 So in your law it is written, that the testimony of two men is truth: 18 I am (one) who testify of myself, and my Father who sent me testifieth (also) of me. 19 They say to him, Where is thy Father? Jeshu answered and said to them, You know neither me, nor my Father; for if me you had known, my Father also would you have known. 20 These words spake Jeshu in the house of treasure, as he taught in the temple: and no man apprehended him; for not yet had come his hour. 21 Jeshu said again, I go, and you will seek me, and will die in your sins; and where I go you cannot come. 22 The Jihudoyee say, Will he kill himself then? for he saith, Whither I go you cannot come. 23 And he said to them, From beneath are you; but I am from above: you are of this world; 24 but I am not of this world. I said to you, that you will die in your sins: for if you believe not that I AM, you will die in your sins. 25 The Jihudoyee say, Who art thou? Jeshu saith to them, The same that I began to tell you.
Or, to speak with you.
26 Much have I against you to say and to judge: but he who hath sent me is true; and those (things) which I have heard from him these speak I in the world. 27 But they knew not that of the Father he spake to them. 28 JESHU saith to them again, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am (he), and (that) nothing from myself I do; but as the Father hath taught me, so I speak. 29 And he who sent me is with me: my Father hath not left me alone; for whatever is pleasing to him I do at all time. 30 And as these (words) he spake, many believed on him. 31 And Jeshu said to those Jihudoyee who believed on him, If you persevere in my doctrine,
My word.
you shall be truly my disciples;
32 and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall liberate you. 33 They say to him, We are the seed of Abraham, and never service to man have we performed; how sayest thou that we shall be sons of freedom? 34 Jeshu saith to them, Amen I tell you, Whoever doeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not for ever in the house, but the Son for ever abideth. 36 If He therefore, the Son, shall liberate you, truly shall you be sons of freedom. 37 I know that you are the seed of Abraham; but you seek to kill me, because in my word you do not concur.
Or, acquiesce.
38 That which I have seen with my Father I speak, and that which you have seen with your father you do. 39 They answered and said to him, Our father is Abraham. Jeshu saith to them, If you were the sons of Abraham, the works of Abraham you would do. 40 But now you seek to kill me, the man who the truth has spoken with you, which I have heard from Aloha. This Abraham did not. 41 But you do the deeds of your father. They say to him, We from fornication are not; one Father have we, Aloha. 42 Jeshu saith to them, If Aloha were your Father, you would love me; for I from Aloha came forth, and I came not of myself, but he sent me. 43 Wherefore my word do you not acknowledge? Because you cannot hear my word. 44 You are from your father the accuser, and the desires of your father you are willing to do. He from the beginning was the killer of men, and in the truth he stood not; therefore the truth is not in him. And when he speaketh a lie, of his own he speaketh, because of falsity he is also the father. 45 But I (speak the truth, and) because the truth I speak, you believe me not. 46 Who of you convicteth me of sin? Yet if the truth I speak, why do you not believe me? 47 He who is of Aloha the words of Aloha heareth: therefore you hear not, because you are not of Aloha. 48 The Jihudoyee answered and say to him, Did we not well say, Thou art a Shomroya, and hast a devil? 49 Jeshu said to them, I have no devil; but my Father I honour, and you debase me. 50 But I seek not my own glory; He is, who seeketh and judgeth. 51 Amen, amen, I say to you, That he who my word keepeth, death shall not see for ever. 52 The Jihudoyee say to him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, that he who thy word keepeth, death shall not taste for ever. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead; and than the prophets, who are dead? What makest thou thyself? 54 Jeshu said to them, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father who glorifieth me; he, of whom you say that he is your God. 55 But you know him not; but I know him: and should I say that I know him not, I should be a liar like you. But I know him, and keep his words. 56 Abraham, your father, desired to see my day, and he saw, and was glad. 57 The Jihudoyee said to him, Yet the son of fifty years thou art not, and Abraham hast thou seen? 58 Jeshu saith to them, Amen, amen, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I AM. 59 And they took up stones to stone him; but Jeshu concealed himself, and went from the temple, and passed among them, and went.
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