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John 8:28-30 New English Translation (NET Bible)

28 Then Jesus said,[a] “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he,[b] and I do nothing on my own initiative,[c] but I speak just what the Father taught me.[d] 29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone,[e] because I always do those things that please him.” 30 While he was saying these things, many people[f] believed in him.


  1. John 8:28 tn Grk “Then Jesus said to them” (the words “to them” are not found in all mss).
  2. John 8:28 tn Grk “that I am.” See the note on this phrase in v. 24.
  3. John 8:28 tn Grk “I do nothing from myself.”
  4. John 8:28 tn Grk “but just as the Father taught me, these things I speak.”
  5. John 8:29 tn That is, “he has not abandoned me.”
  6. John 8:30 tn The word “people” is not in the Greek text, but is supplied for clarity and smoothness in the translation.
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