The woman taken in adultery is brought before Christ—Christ is the Light of the world—He again proclaims that He is the Messiah—The true children of Abraham believe in Christ—Jesus says, Before Abraham was I, Jehovah.
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the atemple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the alaw commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger awrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own aconscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I ajudge no man.
17 It is also written in your law, that the atestimony of two men is true.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had aknown me, ye should have known my Father also.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your asins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto 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 those things which I have aheard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
30 As he spake these words, many abelieved on him.
33 ¶ They answered him, We be aAbraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you afree, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but 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 seen with your father.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot ahear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the adevil, and the blusts of your father ye will do. He was a cmurderer from the beginning, and abode not in the dtruth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a elie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a fliar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a adevil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I ahonour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own aglory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see adeath.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never ataste of death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?