John 8

Lamsa(i) 1 THEN Jesus went to the mount of Olives. 2 And in the morning he came again to the temple, and all the people were coming to him; and he sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in adultery; and they made her to stand in the midst. 4 They said to him, Teacher, this woman was caught openly in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the law of Moses it is commanded that women such as these should be stoned; but what do you say? 6 They said this to tempt him, that they might have a cause to accuse him. While Jesus was bent down, he was writing on the ground. 7 When they were through questioning him, he straightened himself up and said to them, He who is among you without sin, let him first throw a stone at her. 8 And again as he bent down, he wrote on the ground. 9 And when they heard it, they left one by one, beginning with the elders; and the man woman was left alone in the midst. 10 When Jesus straightened himself up, he said to the woman, Where are they? 11 did no henceforth, do not sin again. 12 Again Jesus spoke to them and said, I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but he shall find for himself the light of life. 13 The Pharisees said to him, You testify concerning yourself; your testimony is not true. 14 Jesus answered and said to them, Even though I testify concerning myself, my testimony is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go; but you do not know whence I came, or whither I go. 15 You judge according to the flesh; but I judge no man. 16 And if I should judge, my judgment is true; because I am not doing it alone, but I and my Father who sent me. 17 And it is written in your own law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I testify concerning myself, and my Father who sent me testifies concerning me. 19 They said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered and said to them, You know neither me, nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also. 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, while he taught in the temple; and no man arrested him, for his time had not yet come. 21 Jesus again said to them, I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins; and where I am going you cannot come. 22 The Jews said, Why, will he kill himself? for he says, Where I am going, you cannot come. 23 And he said to them, You are from be- low, and I am from above; you are of this world, but I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins. 25 The Jews said, Who are you? Jesus said to them, Even though I should begin to speak to you, 26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you; but he who sent me is true; and I speak in the world only those things which I have heard from him. 27 They did not understand that he spoke to them concerning the Father. 28 Again Jesus said to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will understand that I am he, and I do nothing of my own accord; but as my Father has taught me, so I speak just like him. 29 And he who sent me is with me; and my Father has never left me alone, because I always do what pleases him. 30 While he was speaking these words, a great many believed in him. 31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, If you abide by my word, you are truly my disciples. 32 And you will know the truth, and that very truth will make you free. 33 They said to him, We are the seed of Abraham, and we have never been enslaved to any man; how do you say, You will be free sons? 34 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is a servant of sin. 35 And a servant does not remain in the house forever, but the son remains forever. 36 If therefore, the Son shall make you free, you shall truly become free. 37 I know you are the seed of Abraham; but still you want to kill me, because you have no room in you for my word. 38 I speak what I have seen with my Father; and you do what you have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said to him, Our own father is Abraham. Jesus said to them, If you were the sons of Abraham, you would be doing the works of Abraham. 40 But behold, now you want to kill me, even a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. 41 But you do the works of your father. They said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, God. 42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came from God; I did not come of my own accord, but he sent me. 43 Why therefore do you not understand my word? Because you cannot obey my word? 44 You are from the father of accusation, and you want to do the lusts of your father, he who is a murderer of men from the very beginning and who never stands by the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks he speaks his own lie, because he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you can rebuke me because of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 He who is of God, hears GodÆs words; for this reason you do not hear, because you are not of God. 48 The Jews answered and said to him, Did we not say well, that you are a Samaritan, and that you are crazy? 49 Jesus said to them, I am not crazy; but I honor my Father, and you curse me. 50 I do not seek my glory; there is one who seeks and judges. 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever obeys my word, shall never see death. 52 The Jews said to him, Now we are sure that you are insane. Abraham and the prophets have died; and yet you say, Whoever obeys my word, shall never taste death. 53 Why, are you greater than our father Abraham who died, and the prophets who died? Whom do you make yourself? 54 Jesus said to them, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing; but it is my Father who honors me, the one of whom you say, He is our God. 55 Yet you have not known him, but I do know him; and if I should say, I do not know him, I would be a liar like yourselves; but I do know him, and I obey his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it and was glad. 57 The Jews said to him, You are not yet fifty years old, and yet have you seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was born, I was. 59 So they took up stones, to stone him; and Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, and he passed through the midst of them, and went away.