John 8:48-59 NIV

Jesus’ Claims About Himself

48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”

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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; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.

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      51 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”

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      52 At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.

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

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

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

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          56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

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          57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
          58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

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          59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

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