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1 but Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
3 And the scribes and the Pharisees bring a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst, 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act. 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her? 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 And this they said, trying him, that they might have [whereof] to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
7 But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
8 And again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 And they, when they heard it, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst. 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
10 And Jesus lifted up himself, and said unto her, Woman, where are they? did no man condemn thee? 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.] 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
12 Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy witness is not true. 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Even if I bear witness of myself, my witness is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I come, or whither I go. 14 Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.
17 Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also. 19 Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."
20 These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come. 20 He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his time had not yet come.
21 He said therefore again unto them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: whither I go, ye cannot come. 21 Once more Jesus said to them, "I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come."
22 The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come? 22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself ? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 23 But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins."
25 They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? Jesus said unto them, Even that which I have also spoken unto you from the beginning. 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied.
26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I unto the world. 26 "I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is reliable, and what I have heard from him I tell the world."
27 They perceived not that he spake to them of the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 Jesus therefore said, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself, but as the Father taught me, I speak these things. 28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
29 And he that sent me is with me; he hath not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to him. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
30 As he spake these things, many believed on him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, [then] are ye truly my disciples; 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered unto him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you. 37 I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.
38 I speak the things which I have seen with [my] Father: and ye also do the things which ye heard from [your] father. 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you do what you have heard from your father. "
39 They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham. 40 As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.
41 Ye do the works of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God. 41 You are doing the things your own father does." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me. 42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? [Even] because ye cannot hear my word. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
45 But because I say the truth, ye believe me not. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me? 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear [them] not, because ye are not of God. 47 He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
48 The Jews answered and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon? 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death. 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 The Jews said unto him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death. 52 At this the Jews exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself? 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
54 Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God; 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.
55 and ye have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar: but I know him, and keep his word. 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 keep his word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
57 The Jews therefore said unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am. 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.