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John 8 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around 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 The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, 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 said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone women like this. What do you say?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They said this to test him, because they wanted a reason to bring an accusation against him. Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger. 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 They continued to question him, so he stood up and replied, "Whoever hasn't sinned should throw the first stone." 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 Bending down again, he wrote on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 Those who heard him went away, one by one, beginning with the elders. Finally, only Jesus and the woman were left in the middle of the crowd. 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 Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Is there no one to condemn you?" 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 She said, "No one, sir." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, don't sin anymore." 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
12 Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won't walk in darkness but will 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 Then the Pharisees said to him, "Because you are testifying about yourself, your testimony isn't valid." 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14 Jesus replied, "Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, since I know where I came from and where I'm going. You don't know where I come from or where I'm going. 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 You judge according to human standards, but I judge no one. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 Even if I do judge, my judgment is truthful, because I'm not alone. My judgments come from me and from the Father who 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 In your Law it is written that the witness of two people is true. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I am one witness concerning myself, and the Father who sent me is the other." 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 They asked him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You don't know me and you don't know my Father. If you knew me, you would also know my Father." 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 He spoke these words while he was teaching in the temple area known as the treasury. No one arrested him, because his time hadn't 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 Jesus continued, "I'm going away. You will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I'm going, you can't 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 Jewish leaders said, "He isn't going to kill himself, is he? Is that why he said, ‘Where I'm going, you can't come'?" 22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself ? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
23 He said to them, "You are from below; I'm from above. You are from this world; I'm not from 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 This is why I told you that you would die in your sins. If you don't believe that I Am, you will 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 "Who are you?" they asked. Jesus replied, "I'm exactly who I have claimed to be 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 say in judgment concerning you. The one who sent me is true, and what I have heard from him I tell 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 didn't know he was speaking about his Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said to them, "When the Human One is lifted up, then you will know that I Am. Then you will know that I do nothing on my own, but I say just what the Father has taught me. 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 He who sent me is with me. He doesn't leave me by myself, because I always do what makes him happy." 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
30 While Jesus was saying these things, many people came to believe in him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teaching. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They responded, "We are Abraham's children; we've never been anyone's slaves. How can you say that we will be set 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, "I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 A slave isn't a permanent member of the household, but a son is. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you really will be free. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know that you are Abraham's children, yet you want to kill me because you don't welcome my teaching. 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'm telling you what I've seen when I am with the Father, but you are doing what you've 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 replied, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus responded, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do Abraham's works. 39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did.
40 Instead, you want to kill me, though I am the one who has spoken the truth I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this. 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 You are doing your father's works." They said, "Our ancestry isn't in question! The only Father we have is 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 replied, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God. Here I am. I haven't come on my own. God 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 don't you understand what I'm saying? It's because you can't really hear my words. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 Your father is the devil. You are his children, and you want to do what your father wants. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has never stood for the truth, because there's no truth in him. Whenever that liar speaks, he speaks according to his own nature, because he's a liar and the father of liars. 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 Because I speak the truth, you don't believe me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Who among you can show I'm guilty of sin? Since I speak the truth, why don't you 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 God's children listen to God's words. You don't listen to me because you aren't God's children." 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 Jewish opposition answered, "We were right to say that you are a Samaritan and have a demon, weren't we?" 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 "I don't have a demon," Jesus replied. "But I honor my Father and you dishonor me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 I'm not trying to bring glory to myself. There's one who is seeking to glorify me, and he's the judge. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 I assure you that whoever keeps my word will never die." 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 The Jewish opposition said to Jesus, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham and the prophets died, yet you say, ‘Whoever keeps my word will never die.' 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 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died and the prophets died, so who do you make yourself out to be?" 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 meaningless. My Father, who you say is your God, is the one who glorifies me. 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 You don't know him, but I do. If I said I didn't know him, I would be like you, a liar. But I do know him, and I 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 was overjoyed that he would see my day. He saw it and was happy." 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
57 "You aren't even 50 years old!" the Jewish opposition replied. "How can you say that you have seen Abraham?" 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 "I assure you," Jesus replied, "before Abraham was, I Am." 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and left the temple. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.