I have a lot I could say about you and a lot I could condemn you for. But the one who sent me is true. So I tell the world exactly what he has told me."
(The Jews didn't know that he was talking to them about the Father.)
So Jesus told them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you'll know that I am the one and that I can't do anything on my own. Instead, I speak as the Father taught me.
Besides, the one who sent me is with me. He hasn't left me by myself. I always do what pleases him."
As Jesus was saying this, many people believed in him.
So Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you live by what I say, you are truly my disciples.
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
They replied to Jesus, "We are Abraham's descendants, and we've never been anyone's slaves. So how can you say that we will be set free?"
Jesus answered them, "I can guarantee this truth: Whoever lives a sinful life is a slave to sin.
A slave doesn't live in the home forever, but a son does.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.