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John 8:48-59 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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48 The Jews answered Jesus, "Aren't we right when we say you are a Samaritan? Aren't you controlled 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 controlled by a demon," said Jesus. "I honor my Father. You do not honor 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 glory for myself. But there is One who brings glory to me. 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 What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who obeys my word will never die." 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
52 Then the Jews cried out, "Now we know you are controlled by a demon! Abraham died. So did the prophets. But you say that anyone who obeys your word 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 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died. So did the prophets. 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 replied, "If I bring glory to myself, my glory means nothing. You claim that my Father is your God. He is the one who brings glory to me. 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. If I said I did not, 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 "Your father Abraham was filled with joy at the thought of seeing 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 "You are not even 50 years old," the Jews said to Jesus. "And you have seen Abraham?" 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
58 "What I'm about to tell you is true," Jesus answered. "Before Abraham was born, I am!" 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
59 When he said this, they picked up stones to kill him. But Jesus hid himself. He slipped away from the temple area. 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.