I have many things to say and decide about you. But I tell people only the things I have heard from the One who sent me, and he speaks the truth."
The people did not understand that he was talking to them about the Father.
So Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, you will know that I am he. You will know that these things I do are not by my own authority but that I say only what the Father has taught me.
The One who sent me is with me. I always do what is pleasing to him, so he has not left me alone."
While Jesus was saying these things, many people believed in him.
So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, "If you continue to obey my teaching, you are truly my followers.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
They answered, "We are Abraham's children, and we have never been anyone's slaves. So why do you say we will be free?"
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, everyone who lives in sin is a slave to sin.
A slave does not stay with a family forever, but a son belongs to the family forever.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free.