In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'"
This is the one about whom I said, "After me comes a man who ranks above me, because he existed before me.'
Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, before there was an Abraham, I AM!"
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.
I'm telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe that I AM.
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."
"Have courage!" Jesus immediately told them. "It's me. Stop being afraid!"
All of them saw him and were terrified. Immediately he told them, "Have courage! It's me. Stop being afraid!"
Look at my hands and my feet, because it's really me. Touch me and look at me, because a ghost doesn't have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
But he told them, "It is I. Stop being afraid!"
Jesus said, "I AM, and "you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power' and "coming with the clouds of heaven.'"
They answered him, "Jesus from Nazareth." Jesus told them, "I AM." Judas, the man who betrayed him, was standing with them.
Jesus replied, "I told you that I am the one, so if you are looking for me, let these men go."
When Jesus told them, "I AM," they backed away and fell to the ground.