John 8

Sawyer(i) 1 and Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 And in the morning he went again to the temple, and all the people came to him, and he sat and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought him a woman taken in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 said to him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 In the law, Moses commanded us that such should be stoned; what therefore do you say? 6 They said this to try him, that they might have something of which to accuse him. But Jesus, stooping down, wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And when they continued asking him, rising up, he said to them, Let him that has not sinned among you first cast the stone at her. 8 And again stooping down he wrote on the ground. 9 But they hearing, and being convicted by their consciences, went out, one by one, beginning with the oldest, even to the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 And Jesus rising up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are those your accusers? Has no man condemned you? 11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn you; go, and sin no more. 12 (11:1) THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life. 13 Then the Pharisees said to him, You testify of yourself; your testimony is not true. 14 Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I testify of myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I came and whither I go; but you know not whence I come or whither I go. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one; 16 and even if I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 And it is written also in your law, that the testimony of two men is true; 18 I am one, testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me testifies of me. 19 Then they said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You have neither known me nor my Father; if you had known me you would also have known my Father. 20 These words he said in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him by force, for his hour had not yet come. 21 (11:2) Then Jesus said to them again, I go away, and you shall seek me and die in your sin; where I go, you cannot come. 22 Then the Jews said, Will he kill himself, that he says, Where I go you cannot come? 23 And he said to them, You are from below; I am from above; you are from this world; I am not from this world. 24 Therefore I said to you, You shall die in your sins; for if you believe not that I am [the Christ], you shall die in your sins. 25 Then they said to him, Who are you? And Jesus said to them, What at the beginning, and what I tell you [now]. 26 I have many things to say and judge of you; but he that sent me is true; and what I have heard from him, these things I speak in the world. 27 They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father. 28 Then Jesus said to them, When you shall lift up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am [the Christ]; and I do nothing of myself; but I speak these things as the Father has taught me; 29 and he having sent me is with me, he has not left me alone, for I always do the things which please him. 30 (11:3) When he said these things many believed on him. 31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed on him, If you continue in my word, you are my disciples indeed; 32 and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We are children of Abraham, and were never in servitude to any one; how say you, You shall become free? 34 Jesus answered them, I tell you most truly, that every one who commits sin is a servant of the sin. 35 But the servant continues not in the house for ever; the Son continues for ever. 36 If, therefore, the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. 37 I know that you are children of Abraham; but you seek to kill me because my word has no place in you. 38 What I have seen with my Father I speak, and you also do what you have heard from your father. 39 They answered and said to him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus said to them, If you were children of Abraham, you would have done the works of Abraham; 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I have heard from God; Abraham did not do this. 41 You do the works of your father. They said to him, We were not born by fornication, we have one father, God. 42 Jesus said to them, If God was your father you would have loved me; for I came forth and come from God; for I came not of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do you not understand my speech? because you cannot hear my word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning and stood not by the truth; for truth is not in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own; for he is a liar, and the father of him [that lies]. 45 But because I tell you the truth you believe me not. 46 Who of you convicts me of a sin? If I say the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 He that is of God hears the words of God; you, therefore, hear not, because you are not of God. 48 (11:4) The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon? 49 Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 But I seek not my glory; there is one that seeks and judges. 51 I tell you most truly, if any one shall keep my word he shall never see death. 52 The Jews said to him, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, If any one shall keep my word he shall never taste death. 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died; whom do you make yourself? 54 Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, He is our God; 55 and you have not known him, but I have known him; and if I should say I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I know him and keep his word. 56 Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day, and he saw, and was glad. 57 Then the Jews said to him, You have not yet fifty years, and have you seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said to them, I tell you most truly, that before Abraham existed, I am. 59 Then they took up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.