John 8:56-58

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

John 8:56 in Other Translations

KJV
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
ESV
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad."
NLT
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad.”
MSG
56 Abraham - your 'father' - with jubilant faith looked down the corridors of history and saw my day coming. He saw it and cheered."
CSB
56 Your father Abraham was overjoyed that he would see My day; he saw it and rejoiced."

John 8:56-58 In-Context

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 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 obey his word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

Cross References 4

  • 1. ver 37,39; Genesis 18:18
  • 2. S Matthew 13:17; Hebrews 11:13
  • 3. S John 1:2; John 17:5,24
  • 4. Exodus 3:14; Exodus 6:3
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