John 8:31-38 NIV

The Children of Abraham

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching,1 you are really my disciples.

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32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."2

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33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendantsa3 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.4

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      35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.5

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      36 So if the Son sets you free,6 you will be free indeed.

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          37 I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me,7 because you have no room for my word.

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            • 43 8:37 - ver 39,40
              38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence,8 and you do what you have heard from your father.b "9

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                • c 8:38 - Or "presence. Therefore do what you have heard from the Father."