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1 But Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At daybreak, he appeared again in the Temple Court, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down 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 Torah-teachers and the P'rushim brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery and made her stand in the center of the group. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 Then they said to him, "Rabbi, this woman was caught 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 our Torah, Moshe commanded that such a woman be stoned to death. What do you say about it?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They said this to trap him, so that they might have ground for bringing charges against him; but Yeshua bent down and began writing in the dust 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 kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "The one of you who is without sin, 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 Then he bent down and wrote in the dust again. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 On hearing this, they began to leave, one by one, the older ones first, until he was left alone, with the woman still 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 Standing up, Yeshua 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 She said, "No one, sir." Yeshua said, "Neither do I condemn you. Now go, and don't 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 Yeshua spoke to them again: "I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives 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 P'rushim said to him, "Now you're testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid." 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14 Yeshua answered them, "Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony is indeed valid; because I know where I came from and where I'm going; but you do not know where I came 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 merely human standards. As for me, I pass judgment on no one; 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 but if I were indeed to pass judgment, my judgment would be valid; because it is not I alone who judge, but I and the One 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 And even in your Torah it is written that the testimony of two people is valid. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I myself testify on my own behalf, and so does the Father who sent me." 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 They said to him, "Where is this `father' of yours?" Yeshua answered, "You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father too." 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 said these things when he was teaching in the Temple treasury room; 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 told them, "I am going away, and you will look for me, but you 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 The Judeans said, "Is he going to commit suicide? Is that what he means when 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 Yeshua 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 This is why I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not trust that I AM [who I say I am], 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 At this, they said to him, "You? Who are you?" Yeshua answered, "Just what I've been telling you from the start. 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied.
26 There are many things I could say about you, and many judgments I could make. However, the One who sent me is true; so I say in the world only 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 was talking to them about the Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Yeshua said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM [who I say I am], and that of myself I do nothing, but say only what the Father has 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 Also, the One who sent me is still with me; he did not leave me to myself, 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 Many people who heard him say these things trusted in him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 So Yeshua said to the Judeans who had trusted him, "If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim, 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 They answered, "We are the seed of Avraham and have never been slaves to anyone; so what do you mean by saying, `You will be set 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 Yeshua answered them, "Yes, indeed! I tell you that everyone who practices sin is a 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 with a family forever, but a son does remain with it forever. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 So if the Son frees you, you will really be free! 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know you are the seed of Avraham. Yet you are out to kill me, because what I am saying makes no headway 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 say what my Father has shown me; you do what your father has told you!" 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, "Our father is Avraham." Yeshua replied, "If you are children of Avraham, then do the things Avraham 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 As it is, you are out to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Avraham did nothing like 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 things your father does." "We're not illegitimate children!" they said to him. "We have only 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 Yeshua replied to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me; because I came out from God; and now I have arrived here. I did not come on my own; 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'm saying? Because you can't bear to listen to my message. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 You belong to your father, Satan, and you want to carry out your father's desires. From the start he was a murderer, and he has never stood by the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is speaking in character; because he is a liar -- indeed, the inventor of the lie! 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 as for me, because I tell the truth you don't believe me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Which one of you can show me where I'm wrong? If I'm telling 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 Whoever belongs to God listens to what God says; the reason you don't listen is that you don't belong to 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 Judeans answered him, "Aren't we right in saying you are from Shomron and have a demon?" 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 Yeshua replied, "Me? I have no demon. I am honoring my Father. But you dishonor me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 I am not seeking praise for myself. There is One who is seeking it, and he is the judge. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 Yes, indeed! I tell you that whoever obeys my teaching will never see death." 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 The Judeans said to him, "Now we know for sure that you have a demon! Avraham died, and so did the prophets; yet you say, `Whoever obeys my teaching 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 Avraham avinu died; you aren't greater than he, are you? And the prophets also died. Who do you think you are?" 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
54 Yeshua answered, "If I praise myself, my praise counts for nothing. The One who is praising me is my Father, the very one about whom you keep saying, `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 Now you have not known him, but I do know him; indeed, if I were to say that I don't know him, I would be a liar like you! But I do know him, and I obey 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 Avraham, your father, was glad that he would see my day; then he saw it and was overjoyed." 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
57 "Why, you're not yet fifty years old," the Judeans replied, "and you have seen Avraham?" 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 Yeshua said to them, "Yes, indeed! Before Avraham came into being, I AM!" 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 At this, they picked up stones to throw at him; but Yeshua was hidden and left the Temple grounds. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.