51Truly, truly, 1I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never 2see death."52
The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! 3Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet 4you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never 5taste death.'536Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?"
Jesus answered, 7"If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. 8It is my Father who glorifies me, 9of whom you say, 'He is our God.'a55But 10you have not known him. 11I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be 12a liar 13like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.5614Your father Abraham 15rejoiced 16that he would see my day. 17He saw it and was glad."57
So the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"b58
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, 18I am."59
So 19they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.