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1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At break of day however He returned to the Temple, and there the people came to Him in crowds. He seated Himself; 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 was teaching them when the Scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been found committing adultery. They made her stand in the centre of the court, and they put the case to Him. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 "Rabbi," they said, "this woman has been found in the very act of committing adultery. 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 Now, in the Law, Moses has ordered us to stone such women to death. But what do you say?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write 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 When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man 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 Then He leant forward again, and again began to write on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the centre 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 Then, raising His head, Jesus said to her, "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, Sir," she replied. "And *I* do not condemn you either," said Jesus; "go, and from this time 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 Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, 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 "You are giving testimony about yourself," said the Pharisees; "your testimony is not true." 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14 "Even if I am giving testimony about myself," replied Jesus, "my testimony is true; for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you know neither of these two things. 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 appearances: I am judging no one. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 And even if I do judge, my judgement is just; for I am not alone, but the Father who sent me is with 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 own 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 giving testimony about myself, and the Father who sent me gives testimony about me." 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 "Where is your Father?" they asked. "You know my Father as little as you know me." He replied; "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 sayings He uttered in the Treasury, while teaching in the Temple; yet no one arrested Him, because His time 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 am going away. Then you will try to find me, but you will die in your sins. Where I am going, it is impossible for you to 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 began to ask one another, "Is he going to kill himself, do you think, that he says, `Where I am going, it is impossible for you to come'?" 22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself ? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
23 "You," He continued, "are from below, I am from above: you are of this present world, I am not of this present 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 That is why I told you that you will die in your sins; for, unless you believe that I am He, that is what will happen." 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 "You--who are you?" they asked. "How is it that I am speaking to you at all?" replied Jesus. 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied.
26 "Many things I have to speak and to judge concerning you. But He who sent me is true, and the things which I have heard from Him are those which I have come into the world to speak." 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 perceive that He was speaking to them of the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus added, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He. Of myself I do nothing; but as the Father has taught me, so I speak. 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 do always 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 thus spoke, many became believers in Him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 Jesus therefore said to those of the Jews who had now believed in Him, "As for you, if you hold fast to my teaching, then 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 shall 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 "We are descendants of Abraham," they answered, "and have never at any time been in slavery to any one. What do those words of yours mean, `You 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 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that every one 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 Now a slave does not remain permanently in his master's house, but a son does. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 If then the Son shall make you free, you will be free indeed. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 You are descendants of Abraham, I know; but you want to kill me, because my teaching gains no ground within 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 The words I speak are those I have learnt in the presence of the Father. Therefore you also should 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 said. "If you were Abraham's children," replied Jesus, "it is Abraham's deeds that you would be doing. 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, in fact, you are longing to kill me, a man who has spoken to you the truth which I have heard from God. Abraham did not do that. 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." "We," they replied, "are not illegitimate children. We have one Father, namely 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 "If God were your Father," said Jesus, "you would love me; for it is from God that I came and I am now here. I have not come of myself, 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 How is it you do not understand me when I speak? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my words. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth--for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; 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 of *you* convicts me of sin? If I speak 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 a child of God listens to God's words. You do not listen to them: and why? It is because you are not 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 "Are we not right," answered the Jews, "in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?" 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 "I am not possessed by a demon," replied Jesus. "On the contrary I honour my Father, and you dishonour me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 I, however, am not aiming at glory for myself: there is One who aims at glory for me--and who judges. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 In most solemn truth I tell you that if any one shall have obeyed my teaching he shall in no case ever see death." 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 "Now," exclaimed the Jews, "we know that you are possessed by a demon. Abraham died, and so did the Prophets, and yet *you* say, `If any one shall have obeyed my teaching, he shall in no case ever 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 really greater than our forefather Abraham? For he died. And the prophets died. 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 "Were I to glorify myself," answered Jesus, "I should have no real glory. There is One who glorifies me--namely my Father, who you say 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 You do not know Him, but I know Him perfectly; and were I to deny my knowledge of Him, I should resemble you, and be a liar. On the contrary I do know Him, and I obey His commands. 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 Abraham your forefather exulted in the hope of seeing 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 "You are not yet fifty years old," cried the Jews, "and have you seen Abraham?" 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 "In most solemn truth," answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am." 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 Thereupon they took up stones with which to stone Him, but He hid Himself and went away out of the Temple. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.