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1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn He went to the temple complex again, and all the people were coming to Him. He sat down and began to teach 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 Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 "Teacher," they said to Him, "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 such women. So what do You say?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him. Jesus stooped down and started writing 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 When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, "The one without sin among you should be the first to throw 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 Then He stooped down again and continued writing on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center. 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 When Jesus stood up, He said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 "No one, Lord," she answered. "Neither do I condemn you," said Jesus. "Go, and from now on do not sin any more." ] 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again: "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the 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 So the Pharisees said to Him, "You are testifying about Yourself. Your testimony is not valid." 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14 "Even if I testify about Myself," Jesus replied, "My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I'm going. But 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 by human standards. I judge no one. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 And if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me [judge together]. 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.
17 Even in your law it is written that the witness of two men is valid. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I am the One who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me." 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 Then they asked Him, "Where is Your Father?" "You know neither Me nor My Father," Jesus answered. "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 by the treasury, while teaching in the temple complex. But no one seized Him, because His hour had not 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 Then He said to them again, "I'm going away; you will look for Me, and you will die in your sin. Where I'm going, you 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 So the Jews said again, "He won't kill Himself, will He, since He says, 'Where I'm going, you cannot come' ?" 22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself ? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
23 "You are from below," He told them, "I am from above. You 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 Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am [He], 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 questioned. "Precisely what I've been telling you from the very beginning," Jesus told them. 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied.
26 "I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the One who sent Me is true, and what I have heard from Him-these things 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 did not know He was speaking to them about the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [He], and that I do nothing on My own. But just as the Father taught Me, I say 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 The One who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases 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 was saying these things, many believed in Him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
32 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 "We are descendants of Abraham," they answered Him, "and we have never been enslaved to anyone. How can You say, 'You will become 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 responded, "I assure you: Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 A slave does not remain in the household forever, but a son does remain forever. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 Therefore if the Son sets you free, you really will be free. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know you are descendants of Abraham, but you are trying to kill Me because My word is not welcome among 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 what I have seen in the presence of the Father, and therefore you do what you have 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 "Our father is Abraham!" they replied. "If you were Abraham's children," Jesus told them, "you would do what Abraham did. 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 you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not 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're doing what your father does." "We weren't born of sexual immorality," they said. "We have one Father-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 to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, because I came from God and I am here. For I didn't come on My own, 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 don't you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to My word. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is 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 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Who among you can convict Me of sin? If I tell 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 The one who is from God listens to God's words. This is why you don't listen, because you are not from 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 responded to Him, "Aren't we right in saying that You're a Samaritan and have a demon?" 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 "I do not have a demon," Jesus answered. "On the contrary, 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 do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 I assure you: If anyone keeps My word, he will never see death-ever!" 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 Then the Jews said, "Now we know You have a demon. Abraham died and so did the prophets. You say, 'If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste death-ever!' 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 who died? Even the prophets died. Who do You pretend to be?" 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
54 "If I glorify Myself," Jesus answered, "My glory is nothing. My Father-you say about Him, 'He is our God'-He 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've never known Him, but I know Him. If I were to say I don't know Him, I would be a liar like you. 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 rejoiced." 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
57 The Jews replied, "You aren't 50 years old yet, and You've seen Abraham?" 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am." 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 At that, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple complex. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.