But Jesuswent to 1the Mount of Olives.
2Early in the morning He cameagain into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and 2He satdown and began to teach them.
The scribes and the Phariseesbrought a womancaught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,
they said to Him, "Teacher, thiswoman has been caught in adultery, in the veryact.
5"Now in the Law3Mosescommanded us to stonesuchwomen; whatthen do You say?"
They were sayingthis, 4testing Him, 5so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesusstoopeddown and with His fingerwrote on the ground.
But when they persisted in asking Him, 6He straightened up, and said to them, "7He who is withoutsin among you, let him be the 8first to throw a stone at her."8Again He stoopeddown and wrote on the ground.
When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the olderones, and He was leftalone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
109Straightening up, Jesussaid to her, "Woman, where are they? Did noonecondemn you?"11
She said, "Noone, aLord." And Jesussaid, "10I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on 11sinnomore."]
12ThenJesusagainspoke to them, saying, "12I am the Light of the world; 13he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."13So the Phariseessaid to Him, "14You are testifyingaboutYourself; Your testimony is not btrue."
14Jesusanswered and said to them, "15Evenif I testifyaboutMyself, My testimony is ctrue, for I know16where I came from and where I am going; but 17you do not knowwhere I come from orwhere I am going.15"18You judgedaccording to the flesh; 19I am not judginganyone.16"But even20if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.17"Even in 21your law it has been written that the testimony of 22twomen is etrue.18"I am He who testifiesaboutMyself, and 23the Father who sent Me testifiesabout Me."19So they were saying to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesusanswered, "You knowneither Me nor My Father; 24if you knew Me, you would know My Fatheralso."20Thesewords He spoke in 25the treasury, as 26He taught in the temple; and nooneseized Him, because27His hour had not yetcome.
21Then He saidagain to them, "I goaway, and 28you will seek Me, and 29will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannotcome."22So30the Jews were saying, "Surely He will not killHimself, will He, since He says, '31Where I am going, you cannotcome '?"
And He was saying to them, "32You are from below, I am from above; 33you are of thisworld, 34I am not of thisworld.24"Therefore I said to you that you 35will die in your sins; for unless you believe that f36I am He, 37you will die in your sins."25So they were saying to Him, "Who are You?" Jesussaid to them, "gWhat have I been saying to you from the beginning?26"I havemanythings to speak and to judgeconcerning you, but 38He who sent Me is true; and 39the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world."27
They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father.
28SoJesussaid, "When you 40lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that h41I am He, and 42I donothing on My owninitiative, but I speakthesethings as the Fathertaught Me.29"And He who sent Me is with Me; 43He ihas not left Me alone, for 44I alwaysdo the things that are pleasing to Him."30
As He spokethesethings, 45many came to believe in Him.
31SoJesus was saying to thoseJews who had believed Him, "46If you continue in My word, then you are truly47disciples of Mine;32and 48you will know the truth, and 49the truth will make you free."33
They answered Him, "50We are Abraham'sdescendants and have neveryet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, 'You will becomefree '?"34Jesusanswered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, 51everyone who commitssin is the slave of sin.35"52The slave does not remain in the houseforever; 53the son does remainforever.36"Soif the Son54makes you free, you will be freeindeed.37"I know that you are 55Abraham'sdescendants; yet56you seek to kill Me, because My wordjhasnoplace in you.38"I speak the things which I have seenkwith My Father; therefore you alsodo the things which you heard from 57your father."39
They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is 58our father." Jesussaid to them, "59If you are Abraham'schildren, do the deeds of Abraham.40"But as it is, 60you are seeking to kill Me, a manwho has 61told you the truth, which I heard from God; thisAbraham did not do.41"You are doing the deeds of 62your father." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; 63we haveoneFather: God."
42Jesussaid to them, "IfGod were your Father, 64you would love Me, 65for I proceededforth and havecome from God, for I have 66not evencome on My owninitiative, but l67He sent Me.43"Why do you not understandm68what I am saying? It is because you cannot69hear My word.44"70You are of 71your father the devil, and 72you want to do the desires of your father. 73He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truthbecause74there is notruth in him. Whenever he speaksna lie, he 75speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of olies.45"But because76I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.46"Whichone of you convicts Me of sin? If77I speaktruth, why do you not believe Me?47"78He who is of Godhears the words of God; for thisreason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."4879The Jewsanswered and said to Him, "Do we not sayrightly that You are a 80Samaritan and 81have a demon?"
49Jesusanswered, "I do not 82have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.50"But 83I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.51"Truly, truly, I say to you, ifanyone84keeps My word he will never85seedeath."5286The Jewssaid to Him, "Now we know that You 87have a demon. Abrahamdied, and the prophets also; and You say, 'Ifanyone88keeps My word, he will never89taste of death.'53"Surely You 90are not greater than our fatherAbraham, whodied? The prophetsdiedtoo; whom do You makeYourself out to be?"
54Jesusanswered, "91If I glorifyMyself, My glory is nothing; 92it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, 'He is our God ';55and 93you have not come to know Him, 94but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be 95a liarlike you, 96but I do know Him and 97keep His word.56"98Your fatherAbraham99rejoicedpto see My day, and he saw it and was glad."57100So the Jewssaid to Him, "You are not yetfiftyyears old, and have You seenAbraham?"
58Jesussaid to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, beforeAbrahamqwas born, 101I am."59Therefore they 102picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesusr103hid Himself and went out of the temple.