54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself,(A) my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.(B) 55 Though you do not know him,(C) I know him.(D) If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.(E) 56 Your father Abraham(F) rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it(G) 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,(H) I am!”(I) 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him,(J) but Jesus hid himself,(K) slipping away from the temple grounds.

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31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him,(A) 32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”

33 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”(B)

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