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John 8 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But Jesus went to 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 to 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 [to him] 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 to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery. 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou? 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 But this they said proving him, that they might have [something] to accuse him [of]. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger 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 himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the 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 stooping down he wrote on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 But they, having heard [that], went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there. 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, lifting himself up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Has no one condemned thee? 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 And she said, No one, sir. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and 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 spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in 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 to him, Thou bearest witness concerning 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 to them, Even if I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go: but ye know not whence I come and 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 according to the flesh, I judge no one. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 And if also I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who has 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 And in your law too it is written that the testimony of two men is true: 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I am [one] who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me. 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 They said to him therefore, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would have known also 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 These words spoke he in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him, for 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 to them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin; where 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 says, Where 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 to 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 to you, that ye shall die in your sins; for unless ye shall 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 to him, Who art thou? [And] Jesus said to them, Altogether that which I also say to you. 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 concerning you, but he that has sent me is true, and I, what I have heard from him, these things I say to 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 knew not that he spoke to them of the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 Jesus therefore said to them, When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has 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 has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because 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 spoke these things many believed on him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are 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 set you free. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall 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 answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Every one that practises sin is the bondman of sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 Now the bondman abides not in the house for ever: the son abides 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 set you free, ye shall be really free. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance 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 what I have seen with my Father, and ye then do what ye have seen with 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 to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to 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 who has spoken the truth to you, which I have 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 [therefore] to him, We are not born of fornication; 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 ye would have loved me, for I came forth from God and am come [from him]; for neither am I come of myself, but *he* has 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 know my speech? 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 the devil, as [your] father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father: 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 and because I speak the truth, ye do not believe me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Which of you convinces me of sin? If I speak 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 hears the words of God: therefore 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 to 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 honour my Father, and ye dishonour me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 But I do not seek my own glory: there is he that seeks and judges. 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 any one shall 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 therefore said to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham has died, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste 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 has died? and the prophets have 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 who glorifies me, [of] whom ye say, He is our 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 know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I 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 exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
57 The Jews therefore said to him, Thou hast not yet fifty years, 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 to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 They took up therefore stones that they might cast [them] at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, [going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.] 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.