John 8

But Jesus went to the mount of Olives; and returned early in the morning into the temple, and all the people came to Him: and He sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and pharisees brought to Him a woman taken in adultery; and setting her in the midst, they said to Him, "This woman was caught in the very act, committing adultery. Now Moses in the law has commanded us that such women should be stoned, but what sayest Thou?" This they said to tempt Him, that they might have something to accuse Him of. But Jesus stooping down, wrote with his finger upon the ground. And as they continued asking Him, He raised himself up and said unto them, "Let him that is without sin among you, first cast a stone at her." Then He stooped down again and wrote on the ground. But when they heard his answer, being convicted by their own conscience, they went out one by one, beginning at the elder, even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst of the people. 10 Then Jesus rising up, and seeing none but the woman, said unto her, Where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 And she said, None, Lord. Then said Jesus unto her, Neither do I condemn thee, Go thy way and sin no more. 12 Then spake Jesus 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. 13 The pharisees therefore said to Him, Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy testimony is not true. 14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear witness of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I am going; but ye know not whence I come, nor whither I go. 15 Ye judge according to the flesh, but I judge no man as yet: 16 though if I should judge, my judgement is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father that sent me. 17 And it is written in your own law, that the testimony of two persons is valid. 18 Now I am one, who bear witness of myself; and the Father, who sent me, beareth witness of me. 19 Then said they unto Him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also. 20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, when He was teaching in the temple: and no one laid hands on Him, for his hour was not yet come. 21 Jesus therefore said unto them again, "I am going away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: where I go ye cannot come." 22 The Jews therefore said, What! will He kill himself; that He says, where I am going, ye cannot come? 23 And He said unto them, Ye are from beneath, I am from above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said unto you, that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am the Messiah, ye shall die in your sins. 25 Then said they to Him, Who art thou? And Jesus answered them, Even the same that I told you at first. 26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you: but I only say, He that sent me is true, and I declare to the world those things, which I have heard from Him. 27 But they did not know that He spake unto them of the Father. 28 Jesus therefore said unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath instructed me, I speak these things. 29 And He that sent me, is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him. 30 As He spake these words many believed on Him. 31 Therefore said Jesus to the Jews that believed on Him, If ye continue in my word, ye are indeed my disciples. 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered Him, We are the seed of Abraham, and never were slaves to any one, how then dost thou say, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever maketh a practice of sin, is the servant of sin. 35 Now the servant does not continue always in the family: but the Son abideth always. 36 If therefore the Son make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are the seed of Abraham, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father, and ye do what ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered Him, Abraham is our father, Jesus replied, If ye were the children of Abraham, ye would do the works of Abraham: 40 but now ye seek to kill me, who have told you the truth which I have heard from God: Abraham did not thus. 41 But ye do the works of your father. Then said they unto Him, We are not born of fornication, we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your father, ye would love me: for I came forth, and do come, from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me. 43 And why do ye not understand my language, but because ye cannot bear my doctrine? 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and are bent upon doing the lusts of your father: he was a murderer from the beginning, and continued not in the truth: for there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh like himself, for he is a liar, and the father of such. 45 And because I say the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convicteth me of sin? 46 And if I speak truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He, that is of God, receiveth the words of God; but ye therefore receive them not, because ye are not of God. 48 The Jews therefore answered and said unto Him. Do we not rightly say, that thou art a Samaritan, and art possessed by a demon? 49 Jesus answered I am not possessed by a demon, but I honour my Father, though ye dishonour me. 50 And I seek not my own glory; there is One that seeketh it, and judgeth. 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If any one keep my word, he shall never see death. 52 The Jews therefore said unto Him, Now we are sure that thou art possessed by a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets too; and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste of death: art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? 53 and the prophets are dead: whom dost thou pretend to be? 54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom ye say that He is your God. 55 And yet ye know him not; but I know Him: and if I should say, That I know Him not, I shall be like you, a liar: but I know Him, and obey his word. 56 Your father Abraham longed to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57 Then said the Jews unto Him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Before Abraham was, I am. 59 Therefore they took up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus concealed Himself, and went out of the temple, through the midst of them, and so passed on.
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