In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
(John testified concerning Him and exclaimed,
“This was the One of whom I said,
‘The One coming after me has surpassed me,
because He existed before me.’”)
This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’
Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.”
So Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own. But just as the Father taught Me, I say these things.
“I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He.
Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
for they all saw Him and were terrified. Immediately He spoke with them and said, “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself! Touch Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.”
But He said to them, “It is I.Don’t be afraid!”
“I am,” said Jesus, “and all of you will see the Son of Manseated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the cloudsof heaven.”
“Jesus the Nazarene,” they answered.“I am He,” Jesus told them. Judas, who betrayed Him, was also standing with them.
“I told you I am He,” Jesus replied. “So if you’re looking for Me, let these men go.”
When He told them, “I am He,” they stepped back and fell to the ground.