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John 8:54-59 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

54 “If I glorify Myself,” Jesus answered, “My glory is nothing. My Father—you say about Him, ‘He is our God’—He is the One who glorifies Me. 55 You’ve never known Him, but I know Him. If I were to say I don’t know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham was overjoyed that he would see My day; he saw it and rejoiced.”

57 The Jews replied, “You aren’t 50 years old yet, and You’ve seen Abraham?”[a]

58 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.”[b]

59 At that, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden[c] and went out of the temple complex.[d]


  1. John 8:57 Other mss read and Abraham has seen You?
  2. John 8:58 I AM is the name God gave Himself at the burning bush; Ex 3:13-14; see note at Jn 8:24.
  3. John 8:59 Or Jesus hid Himself
  4. John 8:59 Other mss add and having gone through their midst, He passed by

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