John 8

Chapter 8

8:1  Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

Jesus

John 7:53-8:11 ; is not found in some of the most ancient manuscripts. Augustine declares that it was stricken from many copies of the sacred story because of a prudish fear that it might teach immorality! But the immediate context John 7:12-46 beginning with Christ's declaration, "I am the light of the world." seems clearly to have its occasion in the conviction wrought in the hearts of the Pharisees, as recorded in ; John 8:9 ; as also, it explains the peculiar virulence of the Pharisee's words ( John 7:41 ).

8:7  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

sin

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

8:12  Then spake Jesus again unto 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.

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

8:21  Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

sins

(See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

8:23  And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

world

kosmos = world-system. John 12:25 John 12:31 ; 7:7 (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

8:24  I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

sins

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

8:26  I 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 of him.

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

8:28  Then said Jesus unto 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.

Son of man

(See Scofield "Matthew 8:20") .

8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

sin

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

8:37  I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

Abraham's

Cf. John 8:39 . The contrast, "I know that ye are Abraham's seed"--"If ye were Abraham's children," is that between the natural and the spiritual posterity of Abraham. The Israelitish people and Ishmaelites are the former; all who are "of like precious faith with Abraham," whether Jews or Gentiles, are the latter ; Romans 9:6-8 ; Galatians 3:6-14 .

See "Abrahamic Covenant," (See Scofield "Genesis 15:18") .

8:44  Ye 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.

the devil

diabolos. (See Scofield "Revelation 20:10")

Satan, John 13:2 John 13:27 ; Genesis 3:1 .

8:46  Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

sins

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

8:48  Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

devil

demon. (See Scofield "Matthew 7:22") .

8:49  Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

devil

demon. (See Scofield "Matthew 7:22") .

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