Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They answered Him, “
We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
“Brethren, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of
this salvation has been sent.
nor are they all children
because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “ through Isaac your descendants will be named.”
They were saying this,
testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
For this reason
the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.
After these things Jesus
was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.
picked up stones again to stone Him.
So from that day on they
planned together to kill Him.
He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”