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.
2 At daybreak he appeared again in the Temple, and all the people came to him. So he sat down and began to teach them.
2 Early in the morning He came back into the temple [court], and all the people were coming to Him. He sat down and began teaching them.
3 The scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
3 But the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. After setting her before them,
3 Now the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. They made her stand in the center of the court,
4 they *said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
4 they told him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of adultery.
4 and they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of adultery.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women to death. What do you say?"
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
6 They said this to test him, so that they might have a charge against him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.
6 They said this to test Him, hoping that they would have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and began writing on the ground with His finger.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
7 When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and told them, "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."
9 When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
9 When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center.
9 When they heard this, they went away one by one, beginning with the oldest, and he was left alone with the woman standing there.
9 They listened [to His reply], and they began to go out one by one, starting with the oldest ones, until He was left alone, with the woman [standing there before Him] in the center of the court.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
10 When Jesus stood up, He said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
10 Then Jesus stood up and asked her, "Dear lady, where are your accusers? Hasn't anyone condemned you?"
10 Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
11 "No one, sir," she replied. Then Jesus said, "I don't condemn you, either. Go home, and from now on don't sin anymore."
11 She answered, “No one, Lord!” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go. From now on sin no more.”]
12 Then spake 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.
12 Later on, Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
13 The Pharisees told him, "You're testifying about yourself. Your testimony isn't valid."
13 Then the Pharisees told Him, “You are testifying on Your own behalf; Your testimony is not valid.”
14 Jesus answered and said to them, “(O)Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is (c)true, for I know (P)where I came from and where I am going; but (Q)you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
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.
14 Jesus answered them, "Even though I'm testifying about myself, my testimony is valid because I know where I've come from and where I'm going. But you don't know where I come from or where I'm going.
14 Jesus replied, “Even if I do testify on My own behalf, My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
15 You're judging by human standards, but I'm not judging anyone.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
16 Yet even if I should judge, my judgment would be valid, because it is not I alone who judges, but I and the one who sent me.
16 But even if I do judge, My judgment is true and My decision is right; for I am not alone [in making it], but I and the Father who sent Me [make the same judgment].
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two people is valid.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
18 I'm testifying about myself, and the Father who sent me is testifying about me."
18 I am One [of the Two] who testifies about Myself, and My Father who sent Me testifies about Me.”
19 Then said they 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.
19 Then they asked him, "Where is this Father of yours?"
19 Then the Pharisees said to Him, “Where is this Father of Yours?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
20 Jesus replied, "You don't know me or my Father. If you had known me, you would've known my Father, too." He spoke these words in the treasury, while he was teaching in the Temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
20 Jesus said these things in the treasury, as He taught in the temple [courtyard]; and no one seized Him, because His time had not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
21 Later on, he told them again, "I'm going away, and you'll look for me, but you will die in your sin. You cannot come where I'm going."
21 Then He said again to them, “I am going away, and you will look for Me, and you will die [unforgiven and condemned] in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 So the Jewish leaders were asking, "He isn't going to kill himself, is he? Is that why he said, "You cannot come where I'm going'?"
22 So the Jews were asking [among themselves], “Will He kill Himself? Is that why He says, ‘Where I am going, you 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.
23 He told them, "You are from below, I'm from above. You are of this world, but I'm not of this world.
23 He said to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you 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.
24 That is why I told you that you will die in your sins, for unless you believe that I AM, you'll die in your sins."
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
25 “Who are You?” they questioned.“Precisely what I’ve been telling you from the very beginning,” Jesus told them.
25 Then they asked him, "Who are you?"
25 So they said to Him, “Who are You [anyway]?” Jesus replied, “What have I been saying to 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.
26 Jesus told them, "What have I been telling you all along? I have much to say about you and to condemn you for. But the one who sent me is truthful, and what I've heard from him I declare to the world."
26 I have many things to say and judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I say to the world [only] the things that I have heard from Him.”
27 They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
27 They did not know He was speaking to them about the Father.
27 They didn't realize that he was talking to them about the Father.
27 They did not realize [or have the spiritual insight to understand] that He was speaking to them about 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.
28 So Jesus told them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own authority. Instead, I speak only what the Father has taught me.
28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man [on the cross], you will know then [without any doubt] that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own authority, but I say these things just as My Father taught Me.
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.
29 Moreover, the one who sent me is with me. He has never left me alone, because I always do what pleases him."
29 And He who sent Me is [always] with Me; He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him.”
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
31 So Jesus told those Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are really my disciples.
31 So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples.
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
32 And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”
33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
33 They replied to him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves to anybody. So how can you say, "You will be set free'?"
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
34 Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, everyone who practices sin habitually is a slave of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
35 The slave does not remain in the household forever, but the son does remain forever.
35 Now the slave does not remain in a household forever; the son [of the master] does remain forever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
36 Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.
36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!"
36 So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
37 "I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are trying to kill me because you've not received what I've told you.
37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you plan to kill Me, because My word has no place [to grow] in you [and it makes no change in your heart].
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
38 I declare what I've seen in my Father's presence, and you're doing what you've heard from your father."
38 I tell the things that I have seen at My Father’s side [in His very presence]; so you also do the things that you heard from your father.”
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
39 They replied to him, "Our father is Abraham!"
39 They answered, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are [truly] Abraham’s children, then do the works of Abraham and follow his example.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
40 Jesus told them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing what Abraham did. But now you're trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham would'nt have done that.
40 But as it is, you want to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. This is not the way Abraham acted.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
41 You are doing your father's actions." They told him, "We're not illegitimate children. We have one Father, God himself."
41 You are doing the works of your [own] father.” They said to Him, “We are not illegitimate children; we have one [spiritual] Father: 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.
42 Jesus told them, "If God were your Father, you would've loved me, because I came from God and am here. I haven't come on my own accord, but he sent me.
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father [but He is not], you would love and recognize Me, for I came from God [out of His very presence] and have arrived here. For I have not even come on My own initiative [as self-appointed], but He [is the One who] sent Me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
43 Why don't you understand what I've said? It's because you can't listen to my words.
43 Why do you misunderstand what I am saying? It is because [your spiritual ears are deaf and] you are unable to hear [the truth of] My word.
44 (BR)You are of (BS)your father the devil, and (BT)you want to do the desires of your father. (BU)He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because (BV)there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks (n)a lie, he (BW)speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of (o)lies.
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.
44 You are of your father the Devil,(BH) and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer(BI) from the beginning(BJ) and has not stood in the truth,(BK) because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature,(o) because he is a liar and the father of liars.(p)
44 You belong to your father the Devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
44 You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
45 But it is because I speak the truth that you don't believe me.
45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me [and continue in your unbelief].
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I'm telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
46 Which one of you [has proof and] convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
47 The one who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you don’t listen, because you are not from God.”
47 The one who belongs to God listens to the words of God. The reason you don't listen is because you don't belong to God."
47 Whoever is of God and belongs to Him hears [the truth of] God’s words; for this reason you do not hear them: because you are not of God and you are not in fellowship with Him.”
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
48 The Jewish leaders replied to him, "Surely we're right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon, aren't we?"
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
49 “I do not have a demon,” Jesus answered. “On the contrary, I honor My Father and you dishonor Me.
49 Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon. On the contrary, I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon. On the contrary, I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
50 I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks it, and he is the Judge.
50 However, I am not seeking glory for Myself. There is One who seeks [glory for Me] and judges [those who dishonor Me].
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
51 Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, if anyone keeps my word, he will 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.
52 Then the Jews said, “Now we know You have a demon. Abraham died and so did the prophets. You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste death—ever!’
52 Then the Jewish leaders told him, "Now we really know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and so did the prophets, but you say, "If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.'
52 The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon [and are under its power]. Abraham died, and also the prophets; yet You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never, ever taste of death.’
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
53 You aren't greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? The prophets also died. Who are you making yourself out to be?"
53 Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too! Whom do You make Yourself out to be?”
54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
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.
54 Jesus answered, "If I were trying to glorify myself, my glory would mean nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, "He is our God.'
54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is [worth] nothing. It is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our 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.
55 You don't know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I don't know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him and keep his word.
55 Yet you do not know Him, but I know Him fully. If I said I did not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him and keep His word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would 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?
57 Then the Jewish leaders asked him, "You are not even 50 years old, yet you have seen Abraham?"
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not even fifty years old, and You [claim to] have seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
58 Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, before there was an Abraham, I AM!"
59 Then took they 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.
59 At this, they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the Temple.
59 So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus concealed Himself and left the temple.
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