2 And early in the morning he returned to the temple, and all the people came to him, and sitting down he taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees bring a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst, 4 They say to him, Master, this woman was taken actually committing adultery. 5 Now Moses hath commanded us in the law, to stoee such. 6 What therefore sayest t`ou? This they spoke tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooping down, wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued asking him, he raised himself and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 Then stooping down again, he wrote an the ground. 9 But they who heard it, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 Then Jesus raising himself up, and seeing none but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?
11 She saith, No man, Sir. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee. Go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again to 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 to him, Thou testifiest of thyself; thy testimony is not valid.
14 Jesus answered and said to them, Tho' I testify of myself, yet my testimony is valid: for I know whence I came, and whither I go: but ye know not whence I came, or whither I go. 15 Ye judge after the flesh: I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is valid; for I am not alone: 16 but I and the Father that sent me. 17 Even in your law it is written, The testimony of two men is valid. 18 I am one that testify of myself, and the Father that sent me, testifieth of me.
19 Then said they to him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also. 20 These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. And no man seized him; for his hour was not yet come.
22 Whither I go, ye cannot come. The Jews said therefore, Will he kill himself? Because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
23 And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said, Ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not, that I am, ye shall die in your sins.
25 Then said they to him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith to them, Even what I say 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 the things which I have heard from him.
27 They understood not, that he spake to them of the Father. 28 Jesus therefore saith to them, When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am, 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 the things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him. 31 Then said Jesus to the Jews who believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ye are 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 offspring, and were never inslaved to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free.
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, he that practiseth sin, is the slave of sin: 35 And the slave abideth not in the house for ever; but the Son abideth ever. 36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye will be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's offspring: 37 yet 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 heard from your father.
39 They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them, If ye were the children of Abraham, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man who hath told you the truth which I have heard from God. 41 Abraham did not thus. Ye do the deeds of your father. They said to him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42 Jesus said to them, If God were your father, ye would love me; for I proceeded forth, and come from God. I am come not of myself, but He hath sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my discourse? Even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and your will is, to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth; for 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 But because I speak the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I speak 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 answered the Jews and said to him, Say we not well, That thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me. 50 I seek not my own glory; there is one that seeketh it and judgeth. 51 Verily, verily I say unto you, if a man keep my word, he shall never see death.
52 Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead and the prophets; yet thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? The prophets also are dead.
54 Whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me, of whom ye 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 should be a liar like you; but I know him, and keep his word. 56 Your father Abraham longed to see my day; and he saw it and was glad.