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John 8 RSV/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 to the temple; 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 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing 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 said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 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 do you say about her?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and 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 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you 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 And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 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 looked up and 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 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again." 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not 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 The Pharisees then said to him, "You are bearing witness to 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, "Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come and whither I am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither 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 judge no one. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone that judge, but I and he 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 testimony of two men is true; 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I bear witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to 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 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; but no one arrested 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 Again he said to them, "I go away, and you will seek me and 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 Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, 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 He said 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 I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he." 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 to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Even what I have told you from the beginning. 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied.
26 I have much to say about you and much to judge; but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him." 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 understand that he spoke to them of the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus 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 what is 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 thus, many believed in him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you 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 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 descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, 'You will 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, "Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 The slave does not continue in the house for ever; the son continues for ever. 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 descendants of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds 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 of what I have seen with my Father, and 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 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, 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 seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God; this is not what Abraham did. 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 do what your father did." They said to 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 to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, 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 say? It is because you cannot bear to 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 your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to 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 tell the truth, you do not believe me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the 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; the reason why you do not hear them is that 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 him, "Are we not right in saying 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 have not 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 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it and he will be the judge. 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 any one 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, as did the prophets; and you say, 'If any one keeps my word, he will 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 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim 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 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 But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should 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 rejoiced that he was to see my day; 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 then 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, I am." 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 So they took 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.