48 (A)The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not rightly say that You are a (B)Samaritan, and You (C)have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not (D)have a demon; on the contrary, I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50 But (E)I am not seeking My glory; there is One who seeks it, and judges. 51 Truly, truly I say to you, if anyone (F)follows My word, he will never (G)see death.” 52 (H)The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You (I)have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets as well; and yet You say, ‘If anyone (J)follows My word, he will never (K)taste of death.’ 53 You (L)are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, are You? The prophets died too. Whom do You make Yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, (M)If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; (N)it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’; 55 and (O)you have not come to know Him, (P)but I know Him. And if I say that I do not know Him, I will be (Q)a liar like you; (R)but I do know Him, and I (S)follow His word. 56 (T)Your father Abraham was (U)overjoyed that he would see My day, and he saw it and rejoiced.” 57 (V)So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham [a]was born, [b](W)I am.” 59 Therefore they (X)picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus (Y)hid Himself and left the temple grounds.

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Footnotes

  1. John 8:58 Lit came into being
  2. John 8:58 Or I AM; Jesus may be referring to Ex 3:14, I AM WHO I AM