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John 8

NLT 1 Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, NIV 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. NLT 2 but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down 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. NLT 3 As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. NIV 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group NLT 4 “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. NIV 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. NLT 5 The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” NIV 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" NLT 6 They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust 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. NLT 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 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." NLT 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. NIV 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. NLT 9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 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. NLT 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” NIV 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" NLT 11 “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” ---------- NIV 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." NLT 12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to 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." NLT 13 The Pharisees replied, “You are making those claims about yourself! Such testimony is not valid.” NIV 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid." NLT 14 Jesus told them, “These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going, but you don’t know this about me. 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. NLT 15 You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone. NIV 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. NLT 16 And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father8:16 Some manuscripts read The One. 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. NLT 17 Your own law says that if two people agree about something, their witness is accepted as fact.8:17 See Deut 19:15. NIV 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. NLT 18 I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other.” NIV 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me." NLT 19 “Where is your father?” they asked. Jesus answered, “Since you don’t know who I am, you don’t know who my Father is. If you knew me, you would also know my Father.” 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." NLT 20 Jesus made these statements while he was teaching in the section of the Temple known as the Treasury. But he was not arrested, because his time 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. NLT 21 Later Jesus said to them again, “I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. 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." NLT 22 The people asked, “Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, ‘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'?" NLT 23 Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. NIV 23 But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. NLT 24 That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that who I claim to be,8:24 Greek unless you believe that I am. See Exod 3:14. you will die in your sins.” 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." NLT 25 “Who are you?” they demanded. Jesus replied, “The one I have always claimed to be.8:25 Or Why do I speak to you at all? NIV 25 "Who are you?" they asked. "Just what I have been claiming all along," Jesus replied. NLT 26 I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won’t. For I say only what I have heard from the one who sent me, and he is completely truthful.” 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." NLT 27 But they still didn’t understand that he was talking about his Father. NIV 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. NLT 28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that he.8:28 Greek When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father 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. NLT 29 And the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him.” NIV 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him." NLT 30 Then many who heard him say these things believed in him. NIV 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him. NLT 31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. NIV 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. NLT 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” NIV 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NLT 33 “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set 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?" NLT 34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. NIV 34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. NLT 35 A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. NIV 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. NLT 36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. NIV 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. NLT 37 Yes, I realize that you are descendants of Abraham. And yet some of you are trying to kill me because there’s no room in your hearts for my message. NIV 37 I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word. NLT 38 I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father. But you are following the advice of your father.” 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. " NLT 39 “Our father is Abraham!” they declared. “No,” Jesus replied, “for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.8:39 Some manuscripts read if you are really the children of Abraham, follow his example. NIV 39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did. NLT 40 Instead, you are trying to kill me because I told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing. 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. NLT 41 No, you are imitating your real father.” They replied, “We aren’t illegitimate children! God himself is our true Father.” 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." NLT 42 Jesus told them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he 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. NLT 43 Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! NIV 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. NLT 44 For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for 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. NLT 45 So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! NIV 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! NLT 46 Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you 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? NLT 47 Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen 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." NLT 48 The people retorted, “You Samaritan devil! Didn’t we say all along that you were possessed by a demon?” NIV 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?" NLT 49 “No,” Jesus said, “I have no demon in me. For I honor my Father—and you dishonor me. NIV 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me. NLT 50 And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God is going to glorify me. He is the true judge. NIV 50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. NLT 51 I tell you the truth, anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!” NIV 51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death." NLT 52 The people said, “Now we know you are possessed by a demon. Even Abraham and the prophets died, but you say, ‘Anyone who 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. NLT 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. 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?" NLT 54 Jesus answered, “If I want glory for myself, it doesn’t count. But it is my Father who will glorify me. You say, ‘He is our God,’8:54 Some manuscripts read 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. NLT 55 but you don’t even know him. I know him. If I said otherwise, I would be as great a liar as you! But I do know him and obey him. 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. NLT 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad.” NIV 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad." NLT 57 The people said, “You aren’t even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham? ” NIV 57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!" NLT 58 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, !8:58 Or before Abraham was even born, I have always been alive; Greek reads before Abraham was, I am. See Exod 3:14.” NIV 58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" NLT 59 At that point they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple. NIV 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.