John 8

The Adulterous Woman

1But Jesus went to a  the Mount of Olives. 2Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and b  He sat down and began to teach them. 3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, 4they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. 5Now in the Law c  Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” 6They were saying this d  testing Him, e  so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. 7But when they persisted in asking Him, f  He straightened up, and said to them, g  He who is without sin among you, let him be the h  first to throw a stone at her.” 8Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. 10 i  Straightening up, Jesus said to her, Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” 11She said, “No one
Or Sir
Lord.” And Jesus said, k  I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on l  sin no more.”]

Jesus Is the Light of the World

12Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, m  I am the Light of the world; n  he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” 13So the Pharisees said to Him, o  You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not
Or valid
14Jesus answered and said to them, q  Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is
Or valid
true, for I know s  where I came from and where I am going; but t  you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
15 u  You judge
I.e. by a carnal standard
according to the flesh; w  I am not judging anyone.
16But even x  if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me. 17Even in y  your law it has been written that the testimony of z  two men is
I.e. valid or admissible
18I am He who testifies about Myself, and ab  the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.” 19So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, You know neither Me nor My Father; ac  if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” 20These words He spoke in ad  the treasury, as ae  He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because af  His hour had not yet come.

21Then He said again to them, I go away, and ag  you will seek Me, and ah  will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” 22So ai  the Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, aj  Where I am going, you cannot come?” 23And He was saying to them, ak  You are from below, I am from above; al  you are of this world am  I am not of this world. 24Therefore I said to you that you an  will die in your sins; for unless you believe that
Most authorities associate this with Ex 3:14, I AM WHO I AM
ap  I am He, aq  you will die in your sins.”
25So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them,
Or That which I have been saying to you from the beginning
What have I been saying to you from the beginning?
26I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but as  He who sent Me is true; and at  the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.” 27They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. 28So Jesus said, When you au  lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that
Lit I AM (v 24 note)
aw  I am He, and ax  I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.
29And He who sent Me is with Me; ay  He
Or did not leave
has not left Me alone, for ba  I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”
30As He spoke these things bb  many came to believe in Him.

The Truth Will Make You Free

31So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, bc  If you continue in My word, then you are truly bd  disciples of Mine; 32and be  you will know the truth, and bf  the truth will make you free.” 33They answered Him, bg  We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, You will become free’?”

34Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, bh  everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. 35 bi  The slave does not remain in the house forever; bj  the son does remain forever. 36So if the Son bk  makes you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know that you are bl  Abraham’s descendants; yet bm  you seek to kill Me, because My word
Or makes no progress
has no place in you.
38I speak the things which I have seen
Or in the presence of
with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from bp  your father.”

39They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is bq  our father.” Jesus said to them, br  If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. 40“But as it is, bs  you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has bt  told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. 41You are doing the deeds of bu  your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; bv  we have one Father: God.” 42Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, bw  you would love Me, bx  for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have by  not even come on My own initiative, but
Lit that One
ca  He sent Me.
43Why do you not understand
Or My way of speaking
cc  what I am saying? It is because you cannot cd  hear My word.
44 ce  “You are of cf  your father the devil, and cg  you want to do the desires of your father. ch  He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because ci  there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks
Lit the lie
a lie, he ck  speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of
Lit it
45But because cm  I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 46Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If cn  I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 co  He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

48 cp  The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a cq  Samaritan and cr  have a demon?” 49Jesus answered, “I do not cs  have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50“But ct  I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. 51Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone cu  keeps My word he will never cv  see death.” 52 cw  The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You cx  have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, If anyone cy  keeps My word, he will never cz  taste of death.’ 53Surely You da  are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?” 54Jesus answered, db  If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; dc  it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’; 55and dd  you have not come to know Him, de  but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be df  a liar like you, dg  but I do know Him and dh  keep His word. 56 di  Your father Abraham dj  rejoiced
Lit in order that he might see
to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
57 dl  So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 58Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham
Lit came into being
was born, dn  I am.”
59Therefore they do  picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus
Lit was hidden
dq  hid Himself and went out of the temple.
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