John 8:48-59 ESV

Before Abraham Was, I Am

48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and 1have a demon?"

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49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but 2I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

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50 Yet 3I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.

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      51 Truly, truly, 4I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never 5see death."

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      52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! 6Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet 7you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never 8taste death.'

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          53 9Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?"

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          54 Jesus answered, 10"If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. 11It is my Father who glorifies me, 12of whom you say, 'He is our God.'a

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            • ‹ 8:54 - Some manuscripts your God
              55 But 13you have not known him. 14I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be 15a liar 16like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.

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                  56 17Your father Abraham 18rejoiced 19that he would see my day. 20He saw it and was glad."

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                      57 So the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"b

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                        • Œ 8:57 - Some manuscripts has Abraham seen you?
                          58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, 21I am."

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                          59 So 22they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

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