John 8 ©
Christ letteth the woman taken in adultery go uncondemned: he declareth himself to be the light of the world, and justifieth his doctrine against the Pharisees: he promiseth freedom through knowledge of the truth to those Jews who believed on him: confuteth their vain boast of being Abraham's seed, and the children of God: answereth their reviling by shewing his authority and dignity; and by miracle rescueth himself from their attempts to stone him.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought 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.
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
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?
The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
Jesus answered and said unto them, mThough I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: nfor I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, uYe neither know me, nor my Father: vif ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
Then said Jesus again unto them, yI go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall zdie in your sins: awhither I go, ye cannot come.
Then said Jesus unto them, lWhen ye have lifted up the Son of man, then mshall ye know that I am he, and that nI do nothing of myself; but oas my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
nYe are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. oHe was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?