John 8:21-30

Dispute Over Who Jesus Is

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 This made the Jews ask, “Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, ‘Where I go, you cannot come’?”
23 But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
25 “Who are you?” they asked. “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied.
26 “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.”
27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up [a] the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”
30 Even as he spoke, many believed in him.

Cross References 11

  • 1. Ezekiel 3:18
  • 2. John 7:34; John 13:33
  • 3. John 3:31; John 17:14
  • 4. John 4:26; John 13:19
  • 5. John 7:28
  • 6. John 3:32; John 15:15
  • 7. S John 3:14; John 5:19; John 12:32
  • 8. S John 14:24
  • 9. ver 16; John 16:32
  • 10. Isaiah 50:5; John 4:34; John 5:30; John 6:38
  • 11. S John 7:31

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek for "lifted up" also means "exalted" .
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