John 8 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
8 Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
4 they said unto Him, “Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned but what sayest thou?”
6 This they said testing Him, that they might have cause to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He lifted Himself up and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the eldest even unto the last, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted Himself up and saw none 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 unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.”
12 Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, “Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.”
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, “Though I bear record of Myself, yet My record is true, for I know whence I came and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come and whither I go.
15 Ye judge according to the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me.
17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am One that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.”
19 Then they said unto Him, “Where is thy father?” Jesus answered, “Ye neither know Me, nor My Father. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also.”
20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury as He taught in the temple, and no man laid hands on Him, for His hour was not yet come.
21 Then Jesus said again unto them, “I go My way, and ye shall seek Me, and shall die in your sins. Whither I go, ye cannot come.”
22 Then said the Jews, “Will he kill himself, because he saith, ‘Whither I go ye cannot 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 if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.”
25 Then they said unto Him, “Who art thou?” And Jesus said unto them, “Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you, but He that sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him.”
27 They understood not that He spoke 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, I speak these things.
29 And He that sent Me is with Me. The Father hath not left Me alone, for I do always those things that please Him.”
30 As He spoke those words, many believed in Him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed in Him, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed.
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man. How sayest thou, ‘Ye shall be made free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 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 seek to kill Me, a Man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.”
42 Jesus said unto them, “If God were your Father, ye would 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 speech? Even because ye cannot hear My Word!
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.
46 Which of you convicteth 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 Then the Jews answered 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 do dishonor Me.
50 And I seek not Mine own glory; there is One that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily I say unto you, if a man keep My saying, he shall never see death.”
52 Then said the Jews unto Him, “Now we know that thou hast a devil! Abraham is dead and the prophets; and thou sayest, ‘If a man keep my saying he shall never taste of death.’
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom makest thou thyself?”
54 Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father that honoreth Me, of whom ye say that He is your God.
55 Yet ye have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I should say, ‘I know Him not,’ I shall be a liar like unto you. But I know Him and keep His saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day; and He saw it and was glad.”
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 am!”
59 Then they took up stones to cast at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
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