John 8:31-59 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine ; 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 Abraham's descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone ; how is it that You say, 'You will 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 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone 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 "The slave does not remain in the house forever ; the son does remain 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 free indeed. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 "I know that you are Abraham's descendants ; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has 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 the things which I have seen with My Father ; therefore you also do the things which you 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 and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds 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 as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God ; this Abraham did not do. 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." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication ; we have 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 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, 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 am saying ? It is 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 you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from 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 speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin ? If I speak 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 ; for this reason you do not hear them, 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 answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly 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 do not have 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 "But I do not seek My glory ; there is One who seeks and judges. 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 anyone 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, and the prophets also; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of 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 "Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died ? The prophets died too ; whom 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 Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing ; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, '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 and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and 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 to see 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 So the Jews 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 born, I am." 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 Therefore they picked 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.