Jesus answered, “If I want glory for myself, it doesn’t count. But it is my Father who will glorify me. You say, ‘He is our God,’8:54 Some manuscripts read You say he is your God.
but you don’t even know him. I know him. If I said otherwise, I would be as great a liar as you! But I do know him and obey him.
Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad.”
The people said, “You aren’t even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham? ”
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, !8:58 Or before Abraham was even born, I have always been alive; Greek reads before Abraham was, I am. See Exod 3:14.”
At that point they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple.