John 8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
8 3 The woman taken in adultery, 11 hath her sins forgiven her. 12 Christ the light of the world. 19 The Pharisees ask where his Father is. 39 The sons of Abraham. 42 The sons of God, 44 The devil the father of lying. 56 Abraham saw Christ’s day.
1 And Jesus went unto the mount of Olives,
2 And early in the morning came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto him, and he sat down and taught them.
3 [a]Then the Scribes and the Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery, and set her in the midst,
4 And said unto him, Master, we found this woman committing adultery even in the very act.
5 Now Moses in our Law commanded, that such should be stoned: what sayest thou therefore?
6 And this they said to tempt him, that they might have, whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground,
7 [b]And while they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said unto them, Let him that is among you without sin, cast the first stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And when they heard it, being accused by their own conscience, they went out, one by one, beginning at the eldest even to the last: so Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 [c]When Jesus had lifted up himself again, and saw no man, but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.
12 [d]Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am that light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have that light of life.
14 Jesus answered, and said unto them, [g]Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I come, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I came, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh: I [h]judge no man.
16 And if I also judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I, and the Father, that sent me.
17 And it is also written in your Law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 [i]I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 [j]Then said they unto him, Where is that Father of thine? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor the Father of mine. If ye had known me, ye should have known that Father of mine also.
21 [m]Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins, Whither I go, can ye not come.
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go, can ye not come?
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath, I am from above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, That ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe, that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
26 [p]I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true, and the things that I have heard of him, those speak I to the world.
27 [q]They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught me, so I spake these things.
29 For he that sent me, is with me: the Father hath not left me alone, because I do always those things that please him.
30 ¶ As he spake these things, many believed in him.
31 [r]Then said Jesus to the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, ye are verily my disciples,
32 And shall know the truth, and the truth shall [s]make you free.
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, that whosoever commiteth sin, is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever.
36 If that Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 [v]I know that ye are Abraham’s seed, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your Father.
39 They answered, and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye go about to kill me, a man that have told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the works of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, which is God.
42 Therefore Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, then would ye love me: for I proceeded forth, and came from God, neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my [w]talk? because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he hath been a murderer from the [x]beginning, and [y]abode not in the [z]truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his [aa]own: for he is a liar, and the [ab]father thereof.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 [ac]Which of you can rebuke me of sin? and if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 [ad]Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil, but I honor my Father, and ye have dishonored me.
50 And I seek not mine own praise: but there is one that [ae]seeketh it, and judgeth.
52 [ah]Then said the Jews to him, Now know we that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets: and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
55 [ak]Yet ye have not known him: but I know him, and if I should say I know him not, I should be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his word.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was, I [ap]am.
59 [aq]Then took they up stones to cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the Temple: And he passed through the midst of them, and so went his way.
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