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John 8:31-36 NIV

Dispute Over Whose Children Jesus’ Opponents Are

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

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

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

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      34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

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

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

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          • a 8:28 - The Greek for "lifted up" also means "exalted" .
          • b 8:38 - Or "presence. Therefore do what you have heard from the Father."
          • c 8:39 - Some early manuscripts "“If you are Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then"