2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and, having sat down, He was teaching them.
3 And the scribes and the Pharisees bring to Him a woman taken in adultery; and, having placed her in the midst, 4 they say to Him, "Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such; what, therefore, dost Thou say?" 6 This they said, trying Him, that they might have whereof to accuse Him. But Jesus, having stooped down, was writing with His finger on the ground. 7 And, as they continued asking Him, He, having raised Himself up, said to them, "Let the sinless one among you first cast a stone at her."
8 And, again stooping down, He was writing with His finger on the ground. 9 And they, having heard it, were going out, one by one, from the eldest to the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst. 10 And Jesus, having lifted Himself up, said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?"
11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go your way; henceforth sin no more."]
12 Again, therefore, Jesus spake to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the Light of life."
13 The Pharisees, therefore, said to Him, "Thou testifiest concerning Thyself; Thy testimony is not true."
14 Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I do testify concerning Myself, My testimony is true; because I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I came, or whither I go. 15 Ye judge according to the flesh; I judge no man. 16 But, even if I judge, My judgment is true; because I am not alone, but I and the Father Who sent Me. 17 And in your law also it has been written, 'The testimony of two men is true.' 18 I am One Who testify concerning Myself; and the Father, Who sent Me, testifieth concerning Me."
19 They said, therefore, to Him, "Where is Thy Father?" Jesus answered, "Ye know neither Me, nor My Father. If ye knew Me, ye would know My Father also." 20 These words He spake in the treasury, while teaching in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.
21 He said, therefore, again to them, "I go away, and ye will seek Me, and will die in your sins. Whither I go, ye cannot come."
22 The Jews, therefore, said, "Will He kill Himself?" because He said, "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 I said, therefore, to you, that ye will die in your sins; for, unless ye believe that I am He, ye will die in your sins."
25 They said, therefore, to Him, "Who art Thou?" Jesus said to them, "Even that which I am saying to you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. But He Who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world."
27 They perceived not that He was speaking to them of the Father. 28 Jesus, therefore, said, "When ye lift up the Son of Man, then will ye know that I am He; and, of Myself, I do nothing, but, as the Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 And He Who sent Me is with Me. He hath not left Me alone; because I am always doing the things that please Him."
30 As He spake these things, many believed on Him. 31 Jesus, therefore, said to those Jews who had believed on Him, "If ye abide in My word, ye are truly My disciples; 32 and ye will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's seed, and to no one have we at any time been in bondage; how sayest Thou, 'Ye shall be made free?'
34 Jesus answered them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And the slave abides not in the house forever; the son abides forever. 36 If, therefore, the Son shall make you free, ye will be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye are seeking to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. 38 I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; and ye, therefore, do the things which ye heard from your father.
39 They answered and said to Him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus saith to them, "If ye are children of Abraham, ye are doing the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye are seeking to kill Me, a Man Who hath told you the truth, which I heard from My Father: this Abraham did not. 41 Ye do the works of your father." They say to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father??od."
42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, ye would love Me; for I came forth, and have come from, God; for neither have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do ye not understand My speech? it is because ye cannot hear My word. 44 Ye are of your father the Devil; and the desires of your father ye wish to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; because he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And, because I speak the truth, ye believe Me not. 46 Who of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do ye not believe Me? 47 He that is of God hears the words of God; on this account, ye hear them not, because ye are not of God."
48 The Jews answered and said to Him, "Say we not well that Thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?"
49 Jesus answered, "I have not a demon; but I honor My Father, and ye dishonor Me. 50 But I seek not My own glory: there is One Who seeketh and judgeth. 51 Verily, verily, I say to you, if any one keeps My word, he shall never see death."
52 The Jews said to Him, "Now we know that Thou hast a demon! Abraham and the prophets died; and Thou sayest, 'If any one keeps My word, he shall never taste of death!' 53 Art Thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died? Whom makest Thou Thyself?"
54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing. It is My Father Who glorifieth Me, of Whom ye say, that He is your God. 55 And ye have not known Him, but I know Him; and, if I should say, I know Him not, I shall be a liar like you. But I know Him, and I keep His word. 56 Abraham, your father, rejoiced to see My day; and he saw it, and was glad."
57 The Jews, therefore, said to Him, "Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?"