John 8

And Jesus went to the mount of Olives. And in the morning he came again to the temple; and all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. And the Scribes and Pharisees brought forward a woman that was caught in adultery. And when they had placed her in the midst, they say to him: Teacher, this woman was caught openly in the act of adultery. And in the law of Moses, God hath commanded us to stone such persons. What therefore dost thou say? And this they said, tempting him, so that they might have ground to accuse him. But Jesus having stooped down, was writing on the ground. And as they continued asking him, he straightened himself up, and said to them: Whoever among you is without sin, let him first cast a stone at her. And, having again stooped down, he wrote on the ground. And they, when they heard it, went out one by one, beginning with the older; and the woman was left, alone where she had stood in the midst. 10 And when Jesus had straightened himself up, he said to the woman: Where are they? Doth no one condemn thee? 11 And she said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither do I condemn thee. Go thou, and henceforth sin no more. 12 And Jesus again conversed with them, and said: I am the light of the world: he that cometh to me, will not walk in darkness; but will find for himself the light of life. 13 The Pharisees said to him: Thou bearest witness of thyself, thy testimony is not certain. 14 Jesus answered and said to them: Although I bear witness of myself, my testimony is certain, because I know whence I came, and whither I go. But ye do not know, whence I came, and whither I go. 15 Ye judge according to the flesh: I judge no one. 16 Yet if I Judge, my judgment is certain, because I am not alone, but I and my Father who sent me. 17 And in your law it is written, that the testimony of two persons is certain. 18 I am one: who bear witness of myself, and my Father who sent me, beareth witness of me. 19 They say to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus replied, and said to them: Ye neither know me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would also have known my Father. 20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no one laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 21 Again Jesus said to them: I go away, and ye will seek me, and will die in your sins. And whither I go, ye cannot come. 22 The Jews said: Is he about to kill himself, that he should say, Whither I go ye cannot come? 23 And he said to them: Ye are from below, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world 24 I said to you, That ye will die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am he, ye will die in your sins. 25 The Jews said to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: Although I have begun to converse with you, 26 I have yet many things to say and to Judge concerning you. But he that sent me is true: and the things which I have heard from him, them I speak in the world. 27 And they did not know, that he spake to them of the Father. 28 Jesus said to them again: When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then will ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing from my own pleasure, but as my Father taught me, so I speak. 29 And he that sent me, is with me; and my Father hath not left me alone, because I do, at all times, that which pleaseth him. 30 And when he had spoken these things, many believed on him. 31 And Jesus said to those Jews who believed on him: If ye continue in my word, ye will be truly my disciples. 32 And ye will know the truth; and the truth will make you free. 33 They say to him: We are the seed of Abraham, and never were in servitude to any man; and how sayest thou, Ye will be freemen? 34 Jesus said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, That whoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. 35 And a servant abideth not for ever in the house; but the Son abideth for ever. 36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye will really be free men. 37 I know that ye are the children of Abraham; but ye seek to kill me, because ye do not acquiesce in my word. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father, and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered, and said to him: Our father is Abraham. Jesus said to them: If ye were children of Abraham, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man who hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham. 41 But ye do the works of your father. They say to him: We are not the offspring of whoredom; we have one Father, God. 42 Jesus said to them: If God were your Father, ye would love me; for I proceeded and came from God: I did not come of my own accord, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? It is because ye cannot hear my speech. 44 Ye are of your father, the calumniator ; and the lust of your father ye are disposed to do. He was from the beginning a manslayer, and abode not in the truth; for the truth is not in him, and when he speaketh a lie he speaketh from himself, for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 But me, because I speak the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I speak the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore ye do not hear, because ye are not of God. 48 The Jews answered, and said to him: Did we not well say, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon? 49 Jesus said to them: I have no demon: but I honor God; and ye contemn me. 50 But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh it, and judgeth. 51 Verily, verily, I say to you: He that keepeth my word, will never see death. 52 The Jews say to him: Now we know, that thou hast a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; yet thou sayest: He that keepeth my word, will never taste death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead, or than the prophets who died? What dost thou make thyself? 54 Jesus said to them: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom ye say, He is our God. 55 And ye know him not. But I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I should be a liar, like you: but I do know him, and I observe his word. 56 Abraham your father desired to see my day: and he saw it, and rejoiced. 57 The Jews say to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, That before Abraham existed, I was. 59 And they took up stones to stone him. But Jesus concealed himself, and went out of the temple, and passed along among them, and went away.
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