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1 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 But early in the morning he went back to the Temple, and all the people came to him, and he sat 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 teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. They forced her to stand before the people. 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 Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught having sexual relations with a man who is not her husband. 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 The law of Moses commands that we stone to death every woman who does this. What do you say we should do?" 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 They were asking this to trick Jesus so that they could have some charge against him. But Jesus bent over and started writing on the ground 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 continued to ask Jesus their question, he raised up and said, "Anyone here who has never sinned can throw the first 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 Jesus bent over again and wrote on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 Those who heard Jesus began to leave one by one, first the older men and then the others. Jesus was left there 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 raised up again and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one judged you guilty?" 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 She answered, "No one, sir." Then Jesus said, "I also don't judge you guilty. You may go now, but don't sin anymore."] ______________________ 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
12 Later, Jesus talked to the people again, saying, "I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness but will have the light that 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 The Pharisees said to Jesus, "When you talk about yourself, you are the only one to say these things are true. We cannot accept what you say." 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14 Jesus answered, "Yes, I am saying these things about myself, but they are true. I know where I came from and where I am going. But you don't know where I came 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 by human standards. I am not judging anyone. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 But when I do judge, my judging is true, because I am not alone. 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 Your own law says that when two witnesses say the same thing, you must accept what they say. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18 I am one of the witnesses who speaks about myself, and the Father who sent me is the other witness." 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 They asked, "Where is your father?" Jesus answered, "You don't know me or 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 Jesus said these things while he was teaching in the Temple, near where the money is kept. But no one arrested him, because the right time for him 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, Jesus said to the people, "I will leave you, and you will look for me, but you will die in your sins. You cannot come where I am going." 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 asked, "Will Jesus kill himself? Is that why he said, 'You cannot come where I am going'?" 22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself ? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
23 Jesus said, "You people are from here below, but I am from above. You belong to this world, but I don't belong to 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 So I told you that you would die in your sins. Yes, you will die in your sins if you don't 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 asked, "Then who are you?" Jesus answered, "I am 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 many things to say and decide about you. But I tell people only the things I have heard from the One who sent me, and he speaks the truth." 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 The people 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 Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, you will know that I am he. You will know that these things I do are not by my own authority but that I 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 The One who sent me is with me. I always do what is pleasing to him, so he has not left me alone." 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
30 While Jesus was saying these things, many people believed in him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, "If you continue to obey my teaching, you are truly my followers. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
32 Then 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, "We are Abraham's children, and we have never been anyone's slaves. So why do you say we will be 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, "I tell you the truth, everyone who lives in sin is a slave to sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 A slave does not stay with a family forever, but a son belongs to the family 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 truly free. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know you are Abraham's children, but you want to kill me because you don't accept my teaching. 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 am telling you what my Father has shown me, but 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, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said, "If you were really Abraham's children, you would do the things 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 I am a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God, but you are trying to kill me. Abraham 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 So you are doing the things your own father did." But they said, "We are not like children who never knew who their father was. God is our Father; he is the only Father we have." 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 really your Father, you would love me, because I came from God and now I am here. I did not come by my own authority; God 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 You don't understand what I say, because you cannot accept my teaching. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 You belong to your father the devil, and you want to do what he wants. He was a murderer from the beginning and was against the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he shows what he is really like, because 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 don't believe me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Can any of you prove that I am guilty of sin? If I am 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 The person who belongs to God accepts what God says. But you don't accept what God says, because 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 Jews answered, "We say you are a Samaritan and have a demon in you. Are we not right?" 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 Jesus answered, "I have no demon in me. I give honor to 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 trying to get honor for myself. There is One who wants this honor for me, 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 I tell you the truth, whoever obeys my teaching will never die." 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 The Jews said to Jesus, "Now we know that you have a demon in you! Even Abraham and the prophets died. But you say, 'Whoever obeys my teaching will never die.' 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 Do you think you are greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died, too. 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 Jesus answered, "If I give honor to myself, that honor is worth nothing. The One who gives me honor is my Father, and you say 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 You don't really know him, but I know him. If I said I did not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey what he says. 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 was very happy that he would see my day. He saw that day and was glad." 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
57 The Jews said to him, "You have never seen Abraham! You are not even fifty years old." 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I am!" 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 When Jesus said this, the people picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus hid himself, and then he left the Temple. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.