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1 And Jesus went unto mount Olivet. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple: and all the people came to him. And sitting down he 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 And the scribes and Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set 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 And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery. 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou? 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"
6 And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, 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 When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast 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 again stooping down, he wrote on the ground. 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst. 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 Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee? 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
11 Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now 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 Again therefore, Jesus spoke to: them, saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me walketh not in darkness, 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 The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou givest testimony of thyself. Thy 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: Although I give testimony of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came and whither I go. 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 not any man. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16 And if I do judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and the Father that 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 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 am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me. 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19 They said therefore to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Neither me do you know, nor my Father. If you did know me, perhaps 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 Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was 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 therefore Jesus said to them: I go: and you shall seek me. And you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, 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 Jews therefore said: Will he kill himself, because he said: Whither I go 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 said to them: You are from beneath: 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 shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin. 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 therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who also speak unto you. 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 of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in 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 And they understood not that he called God his Father. 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 Jesus therefore said to them: When you shall have lifted up, the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself. But as the Father hath taught me, these things 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 that sent me is with me: and he hath not left me alone. For I do always the things that please him. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
30 When he spoke these things, many believed in him. 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. 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 shall make you free. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall 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 them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
35 Now the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the son abideth for ever. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
36 If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath 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 that which I have seen with my Father: and you do the things that you have seen with 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 saith them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works 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 now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not. 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 the works of your father. They said therefore to him: We are 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 therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded and came. For I came not 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 Why do you not know my speech? 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 the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. 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 if I say the truth, you believe me not. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, 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 that is of God heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, 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 therefore answered and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil? 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 devil: but I honour my Father. And you have dishonoured me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 Amen, amen, I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever. 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets: and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever. 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 Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself? 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 that glorifieth 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 And you have not known him: but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him and do 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 Abraham your father rejoiced that he might 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 therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old. And hast thou 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: Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM. 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 They took up stones therefore to cast 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.