John 8:48-58 NIV

The Claims of Jesus About Himself

48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan1 and demon-possessed?"2

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      49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
      50 I am not seeking glory for myself;3 but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.

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      51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."4

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      52 At this the Jews exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed!5 Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death.

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          53 Are you greater than our father Abraham?6 He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"

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          54 Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself,7 my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.8

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          55 Though you do not know him,9 I know him.10 If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.11

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          56 Your father Abraham12 rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it13 and was glad."

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          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,14 I am!"15

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