Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself,1 my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.255Though you do not know him,3 I know him.4 If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.556Your father Abraham6 rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it7 and was glad."57
"You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58"I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born,8 I am!"959
At this, they picked up stones to stone him,10 but Jesus hid himself,11 slipping away from the temple grounds.