12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He whofollows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Jesus Defends His Self-Witness
13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not [a]true.”
14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; butyou do not know where I come from and where I am going.15 You judge according to the flesh;I judge no one.16 And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; forI am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, andthe Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”
19 Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?”
Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father.If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.”
20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come.
Jesus Predicts His Departure
21 Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, andyou will seek Me, andwill die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.”
22 So the Jews said, “Will He kill Himself, because He says, ‘Where I go you cannot come’?”
23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above.You are of this world; I am not of this world.24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins;for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
25 Then they said to Him, “Who are You?”
And Jesus said to them, “Just what Ihave been saying to you from the beginning.26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, butHe who sent Me is true; andI speak to the world those things which I heard from Him.”
27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.
28 Then Jesus said to them, “When youlift[b]up the Son of Man,then you will know that I am He, andthat I do nothing of Myself; butas My Father taught Me, I speak these things.29 AndHe who sent Me is with Me.The Father has not left Me alone,for I always do those things that please Him.”30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
The Truth Shall Make You Free
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If youabide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.32 And you shall know thetruth, andthe truth shall make you free.”
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