But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him, and He sat down and taught them.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought a 1woman
caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
They said to Him, Teacher, this woman has been caught committing adultery, in the very act.
the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. 1What
then do you say?
But they said this to atempt
Him, so that they might have reason
to accuse Him. But Jesus 1stooped
down and wrote with His finger on the ground.
But when they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, He who is without sin among you, alet
him be the
first to throw a stone at her.
And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
And when they heard that,
they went out one by one, beginning with the older ones. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman stood
where she was, in the midst.
Who can condemn and forgive sin?
And Jesus stood up and said to her, Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?
And she said, No one, 1Lord
. And Jesus said, 2aNeither
do I condemn you; go, and from now on bsin
Who can set people free from sin?
Christ, the light of the world and the Giver of the light of life
Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the alight
of the world; he who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but shall have the 1blight
The Pharisees then said to Him, You are atestifying
concerning Yourself; Your testimony is not true.
Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I testify concerning Myself, My testimony is true, for I know awhere
I came from and where I am going; but byou
do not know where I come from or where I am going.
according to the flesh; I 1judge
But even if I do ajudge
, My judgment is true, for I am not alone, but 1I band
the Father who sent Me.
your law also it has been written that the testimony of two men is true:
I am One who testifies concerning Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies concerning Me.
They said then to Him, Where is Your Father? Jesus answered, You know neither Me nor My Father; aif
you knew Me, you would know My Father also.
These words He spoke in the treasury as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His ahour
had not yet come.
Christ, the I Am
He said therefore again to them, I am going away, and ayou
will seek Me and will bdie
in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.
The Jews then said, He is not going to kill Himself, is He, for He says, Where I am going, you cannot come?
And He said to them, aYou
below, I am 1from
above; you are 1bof
this world, cI
am not 1of
Therefore I said to you that you will adie
in your sins; for unless you believe that 1bI
am, you will adie
in your sins.
They said then to Him, Who are You? Jesus said to them, Altogether that which I also 1tell
I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but aHe
who sent Me is true, and what I have heard from Him, these things I speak to the world.
They did not understand that He was speaking to them of the Father.
Christ, the Son of Man lifted up
Jesus therefore said to them, When you 1alift
up the Son of Man, bthen
you will know that cI
am, and that dI
do nothing from Myself, but as My Father has taught Me, I speak these things.
And He who sent Me is awith
Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.
As He spoke these things, many believed into Him.
Christ, the Son as the reality
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you aabide
in My word, you are truly My disciples;
And you shall know the 1atruth
, and the truth shall bset
They answered Him, We are aAbraham
's seed and have never yet been enslaved to anyone. How is it that
You say, You shall become free?
Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Everyone who commits sin is a aslave
And the slave does not abide in the house forever; the son does abide forever.
If therefore the Son asets
you free, you shall be free indeed.
Who is the source of sin and who is the multiplication of sin?
The multiplication of sin — the children of the devil, those out of the devil
I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you aseek
to kill Me because My word has no place in you.
speak the things which I have seen with My Father; so then, you also do the things which you have heard from byour
They answered and said to Him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus said to them, If you were aAbraham
's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
But now you are aseeking
to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God; Abraham did not do this.
You do the works of ayour
father. They then said to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have bone
Jesus said to them, If God were your Father you would love Me; for aI
came forth out from God and have come from Him;
have not come of Myself, but He 1sent
Why do you not understand My speaking? It is because you cannot hear My word.
The source of sin — the devil, the liar, the father of liars
are of your 1father
the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a bmurderer
from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no ctruth
in him. When he speaks the lie, dhe
out of his own 2possessions;
for he is a liar and the 3father
Who is Jesus?
The One who is without sin
But because I speak the atruth
, you do not believe Me.
Which of you convicts Me of sin? Since I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
He who is of God hears the 1words
of God; for this reason
you do not hear them,
because you are not of God.
The Jews answered and said to Him, Have we not spoken well in saying
that You are a aSamaritan
Jesus answered, I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you adishonor
do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks glory for Me
Truly, truly, I say to you, If anyone akeeps
My word, he shall by no means see 1bdeath
The One who is the I Am before Abraham
The Jews therefore said to Him, Now we know that You ahave
a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets too;
yet You say, If anyone keeps My word, he shall by no means btaste
Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too. Who are You making Yourself?
Jesus answered, aIf
I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is bMy
Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say that He is your God.
have not 1known
Him, but bI 1know
Him. And if I say that I do not know Him, I will be like you, ca
liar; but I do know Him and I keep His word.
Your father Abraham exulted that he would see My day, and he saw it
The Jews then said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?
Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, aBefore
Abraham came into being, 1bI
So they apicked
up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple.