John 81Jesus went to the mount of Olives. 2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not . 7So when they continued asking him, he raised himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even to the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10When Jesus had raised himself, and saw none but the woman, he said to her, Woman, where are those thy accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. 12Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13The Pharisees therefore said to him, Thou barest witness concerning thyself; thy witness is not true. 14Jesus answered and said to them, Though I witness concerning myself, yet my witness is true: for I know from where I came, and where I go; but ye cannot tell from where I come, and where I go. 15Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 16And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18I am one that bear witness concerning myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness concerning me. 19Then said they to him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. 20These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come. 21Then said Jesus again to them, I am going away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I go, ye cannot come. 22Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Where I go, ye cannot come. 23And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore to you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25Then said they to him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith to them, Even the same that I said to you from the beginning. 26I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard from him. 27They understood not that he spoke to them concerning the Father. 28Then said Jesus to them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 30As he spoke these words, many believed on him. 31Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ye are my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered him, We are Abraham’s offspring, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Whoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth for ever. 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37I know that ye are Abraham’s offspring; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham. 41Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. ▼
▼of his own: or, from his own will or disposition45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I speak the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. 48Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon? 49Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me. 50And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 51Verily, verily, I say to you, If a man shall keep my saying, he shall never see death. 52Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man shall keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? 54Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: 55Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like you: but I know him, and keep his saying. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57Then said the Jews to him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
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