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John 8

NCV 1 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. NIV 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. NCV 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. NIV 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. NCV 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. NIV 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group NCV 4 They said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught having sexual relations with a man who is not her husband. NIV 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. NCV 5 The law of Moses commands that we stone to death every woman who does this. What do you say we should do?" NIV 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 8 Then Jesus bent over again and wrote on the ground. NIV 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 10 Jesus raised up again and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one judged you guilty?" NIV 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" NCV 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."] ______________________ NIV 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 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." NIV 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid." NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 15 You judge by human standards. I am not judging anyone. NIV 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. NCV 16 But when I do judge, my judging is true, because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me. NIV 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. NCV 17 Your own law says that when two witnesses say the same thing, you must accept what they say. NIV 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. NCV 18 I am one of the witnesses who speaks about myself, and the Father who sent me is the other witness." NIV 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me." NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 22 So the Jews asked, "Will Jesus kill himself? Is that why he said, 'You cannot come where I am going'?" NIV 22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself ? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?" NCV 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. NIV 23 But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 25 They asked, "Then who are you?" Jesus answered, "I am what I have told you from the beginning. NIV 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied. NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 27 The people did not understand that he was talking to them about the Father. NIV 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 29 The One who sent me is with me. I always do what is pleasing to him, so he has not left me alone." NIV 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him." NCV 30 While Jesus was saying these things, many people believed in him. NIV 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him. NCV 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, "If you continue to obey my teaching, you are truly my followers. NIV 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. NCV 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." NIV 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NCV 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?" NIV 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?" NCV 34 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, everyone who lives in sin is a slave to sin. NIV 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. NCV 35 A slave does not stay with a family forever, but a son belongs to the family forever. NIV 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. NCV 36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free. NIV 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. NCV 37 I know you are Abraham's children, but you want to kill me because you don't accept my teaching. NIV 37 I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word. NCV 38 I am telling you what my Father has shown me, but you do what your father has told you." NIV 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you do what you have heard from your father. " NCV 39 They answered, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said, "If you were really Abraham's children, you would do the things Abraham did. NIV 39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 43 You don't understand what I say, because you cannot accept my teaching. NIV 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 45 But because I speak the truth, you don't believe me. NIV 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! NCV 46 Can any of you prove that I am guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? NIV 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? NCV 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." NIV 47 He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." NCV 48 The Jews answered, "We say you are a Samaritan and have a demon in you. Are we not right?" NIV 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?" NCV 49 Jesus answered, "I have no demon in me. I give honor to my Father, but you dishonor me. NIV 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. NCV 50 I am not trying to get honor for myself. There is One who wants this honor for me, and he is the judge. NIV 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. NCV 51 I tell you the truth, whoever obeys my teaching will never die." NIV 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death." NCV 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.' NIV 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. NCV 53 Do you think you are greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died, too. Who do you think you are?" NIV 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?" NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 56 Your father Abraham was very happy that he would see my day. He saw that day and was glad." NIV 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad." NCV 57 The Jews said to him, "You have never seen Abraham! You are not even fifty years old." NIV 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!" NCV 58 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I am!" NIV 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" NCV 59 When Jesus said this, the people picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus hid himself, and then he left the Temple. NIV 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.