John 8:26-36 NIV

26 "I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is reliable,1 and what I have heard from him I tell the world."2

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27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man,3 then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.4

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29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone,5 for I always do what pleases him."6

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30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.7

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The Children of Abraham

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching,8 you are really my disciples.

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32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."9

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33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendantsa10 and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"

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    • b 8:33 - Greek "seed "; also in verse 37
      34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.11

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      35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.12

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      36 So if the Son sets you free,13 you will be free indeed.

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