John 8 ©

1 Christ teaches early in the morning in the temple. 3 Where the scribes and pharisees bring unto Him a woman found in adultery. 7 But He makes them ashamed of their intention, writing on the earth, and lets the woman go with an admonition. 12 Teaches that He is the Light of the world. 13 And defends Himself against the pharisee, with His own as well as with His Father’s testimony. 21 Tells the Jews that they shall seek Him in vain and die in their sins, if they believe not in Him. 25 Declares Who He is and by Whom He is sent. 31 Promises those who believe in Him knowledge of the truth, and freedom from the service of sin. 37 Proves that the unbelieving Jews wrongfully boasted that they were Abraham’s and God’s children, and tells them that they are children of the devil, because they fulfill his desire. 46 Reproves their unbelief. 48 For which they slander Him to be a Samaritan who has a devil. 49 Which He denies and confutes. 56 And testifies that Abraham saw His day, and that He has been before Abraham was. 59 Wherefore they would stone Him.


JESUS went 1unto the mount of Olives.


And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he 2sat down, and taught them.


And the scribes and Pharisees 3brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,


They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.


Nowa Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be 4stoned: but what sayest thou?


This they said, 5tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote 6on the ground, as though he heard them not.


So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, Heb that is 7without sin among you, let him first 8cast a stone at her.


And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.


And 9they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left 10alone, and the woman standing in the midst.


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?


She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, 11Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sinc no more.


¶Then spake Jesus 12again unto 13them, saying, Id am 14the light 15of the world: he that 16followeth me shall not walk in 17darkness, but shall have the light 18of life.


The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not 19true.


Jesus answered and said unto them, Thoughe I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know 20whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.


Ye judge 21after the flesh; I 22judge no man.


And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but 23I and the Father that sent me.


Itf is also written in your 24law, that the testimony of two men is 25true.


I am one that bear witness of myself, and theg Father that sent me beareth witness of me.


Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Yeh neither know me, nor my Father: ifi ye had 26known me, ye should have known my Father also.


These words spake Jesus 27in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: andj28no man laid hands on him; for his 29hour was not yet come.


Then said Jesus again unto them, Ik30go my way, and ye shall 31seek me, and shall die 32in your sins: whither I go, ye 33cannot come.


Then said the Jews, Will he kill 34himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.


And he said unto them, Yel are 35from beneath; I am 36from above: 37ye are of this world; I am not of this world.


I said therefore unto you, thatm ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not 38that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.


Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you 39from the beginning.


I have many things to say and to judge of you: 40but 41he that sent me isn true; ando I speak 42to the world those things which I have heard of him.


They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.


Then said Jesus unto them, Whenp ye have 43lifted up the Son of man, 44then shall ye know that I am he, and 45that I do nothing of myself; butq as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.


Andr he that sent me is with me: the Father hath 46not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.


As he spake these words, many believeds on him.


Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue 47in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;


And ye shall 48know 49the truth, andt the truth shall make you 50free.


¶They answered him, Weu be Abraham’s seed, and were 51never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?


Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever 52committeth sin isv the servant of sin.


And the servant 53abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.


Ifw the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free 54indeed.


I know that ye are Abraham’s 55seed; but ye seek 56to kill me, because my word 57hath no place in you.


Ix speak 58that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen 59with your father.


They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, Ify ye were 60Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.


But now ye seek to kill me, a man thatz hath told you 61the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.


Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born 62of fornication; we have one Father, even God.


Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and 63came 64from God; neitheraa came I of myself, but he sent me.


Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear 65my word.


Yeab are 66of your father the devil, and 67the lusts of your father ye will do. Heac was 68a murderer 69from the beginning, and abode notad70in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh 71of his own: for he is a liar, and the 72father of it.


And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.


Which of you convincethae me 73of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?


Heaf74that is of God 75heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.


Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art 76a Samaritan, andag hast 77a devil?


Jesus answered, I have not a devil; butah I 78honour my Father, and ye do 79dishonour me.


And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and 80judgeth.


Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ifai a man keep my saying, he shall 81never see 82death.


Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou 83sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.


Art thou greater than our father Abraham, whichaj is dead? and 84the prophets are dead: 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, that he is your God:


Yet ye 85have 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.


Your father Abraham 86rejoiced toak see 87my day: and he 88saw it, and 89was 90glad.


Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet 91fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?


Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham 92was, 93I am.


Thenal took they up stones to cast 94at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, 95going through the midst of them, and so passed by.