Are you greater than our father Abraham?1 He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself,2 my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.355Though you do not know him,4 I know him.5 If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.656Your father Abraham7 rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it8 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,9 I am!"1059
At this, they picked up stones to stone him,11 but Jesus hid himself,12 slipping away from the temple grounds.