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John 8 NAS/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 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and 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 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, 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 Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught 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 women; what then do You say?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing 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 persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him 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 Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. 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 Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 She said, "No one, Lord ." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on 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 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not 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 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 testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am 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 the flesh; I am not judging anyone. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 "But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and 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 "Even in your law it has been 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 He 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 So they were saying to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you 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 He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had 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 Then He said again to them, "I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am 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 were saying, "Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, 'Where I am 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 And He was saying to them, "You are from below, 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 said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you 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 So they were saying to Him, "Who are You?" Jesus said to them, "What have I been saying to 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, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak 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 did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father 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 "And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do 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 came to believe in Him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that 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 answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 "The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 "So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 "I know that you are Abraham's descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place 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; therefore you also do the things which you 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 to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds 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 as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. 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 the deeds of your father." They said to Him, "We were 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, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, 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 you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear 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 do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 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 speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you 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 who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you 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, "Do we not say rightly that You are 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 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; 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 "But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 "Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death." 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 The Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word, he will 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 "Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom 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 nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you 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 you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do 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 So the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You 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, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am." 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw 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.