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John 8
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A Woman Caught in Adultery

8Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives,G1161G2424G4198G1519G3735G1636 2but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.G1161G3722G3854G3825G1519G2411G2532G3956G2992G2064G4314G846G2532G2523G1321G846 3As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.G1161G1122G2532G5330G71G4314G846G1135G2638G1722G3430G2532G2476G846G1722G3319 4"Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the act of adultery.G3004G846G1320G3778G1135G2638G3431G1888 5The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?"G1161G3475G1722G3551G1781G2254G5108G3036G3767G5101G3004G4771 6They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger.G1161G5124G3004G3985G846G2443G2192G2723G846G1161G2424G2955G2736G1147G1125G1519G1093G4364G3361 7They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, "All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!"G1161G5613G1961G2065G846G352G2036G4314G846G361G5216G906G4413G906G3037G1909G846 8Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.G2532G3825G2955G2736G1125G1519G1093 9When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.G1161G191G2532G1651G5259G4893G1831G1527G756G575G4245G2193G2078G2532G2424G2641G3441G2532G1135G2476G1722G3319 10Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, "Where are your accusers? Didn't even one of them condemn you?"G1161G2424G352G2532G2300G3367G4133G1135G2036G846G1135G4226G1526G1565G4675G2725G2632G3762G2632G4571 11"No, Lord," she said. And Jesus said, "Neither do I. Go and sin no more."G1161G2036G3762G2962G1161G2424G2036G846G3761G2632G1473G2632G4571G4198G2532G264G3371

Jesus, the Light of the World

12Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."G3767G2980G2424G3825G846G3004G1473G1510G5457G2889G190G1698G4043G3364G4043G1722G4653G235G2192G5457G2222 13The Pharisees replied, "You are making those claims about yourself! Such testimony is not valid."G5330G3767G2036G846G4771G3140G4012G4572G4675G3141G2076G3756G227 14Jesus told them, "These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going, but you don't know this about me.G2424G611G2532G2036G846G2579G1473G3140G4012G1683G3450G3141G2076G227G3754G1492G4159G2064G2532G4226G5217G1161G5210G3756G1492G4159G2064G2532G4226G5217 15You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone.G5210G2919G2596G4561G1473G2919G3756G3762 16And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me.G1161G2532G1437G1473G2919G1699G2920G2076G227G3754G1510G3756G3441G235G1473G2532G3962G3992G3165 17Your own law says that if two people agree about something, their witness is accepted as fact.G2532G1125G1161G1125G1722G5212G3551G3754G3141G1417G444G2076G227 18I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other."G1473G1510G3140G4012G1683G2532G3962G3992G3165G3140G4012G1700 19"Where is your father?" they asked. Jesus answered, "Since you don't know who I am, you don't know who my Father is. If you knew me, you would also know my Father."G3767G3004G846G4226G2076G4675G3962G2424G611G1492G3777G1492G1691G3777G3450G3962G1487G1492G1691G2532G1492G3450G3962G302 20Jesus made these statements while he was teaching in the section of the Temple known as the Treasury. But he was not arrested, because his time had not yet come.G5023G4487G2980G2424G1722G1049G1321G1722G2411G2532G3762G4084G846G3754G846G5610G2064G3768G2064

The Unbelieving People Warned

21Later Jesus said to them again, "I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going."G3767G2036G2424G3825G846G1473G5217G2532G2212G3165G2532G599G1722G5216G266G3699G1473G5217G5210G3756G1410G2064 22The people asked, "Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, `You cannot come where I am going'?"G3767G3004G2453G3385G615G1438G3754G3004G3699G1473G5217G5210G3756G1410G2064 23Jesus continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not.G2532G2036G846G5210G2075G1537G2736G1473G1510G1537G507G5210G2075G1537G5127G2889G1473G1510G3756G1537G5127G2889 24That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM who I claim to be, you will die in your sins."G2036G3767G5213G3754G599G1722G5216G266G1063G3362G4100G3362G3754G1473G1510G599G1722G5216G266 25"Who are you?" they demanded. Jesus replied, "The one I have always claimed to be.G3767G3004G846G5101G1488G4771G2532G2424G2036G846G3748G2532G2980G5213G746 26I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won't. For I say only what I have heard from the one who sent me, and he is completely truthful."G2192G4183G2980G2532G2919G4012G5216G235G3992G3165G2076G227G2504G3004G1519G2889G5023G3739G191G3844G846 27But they still didn't understand that he was talking about his Father.G1097G3756G3754G3004G846G3962 28So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I AM he. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me.G5119G2036G2424G846G3752G5312G5207G444G3767G1097G3754G1473G1510G2532G4160G3762G575G1683G235G2531G3450G3962G1321G3165G2980G5023 29And the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him."G2532G3992G3165G2076G3326G1700G3962G863G3756G863G3165G3441G3754G1473G4160G3842G701G846 30Then many who heard him say these things believed in him.G846G2980G5023G4183G4100G1519G846

Jesus and Abraham

31Jesus said to the people who believed in him, "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.G3767G3004G2424G4314G2453G3588G4100G846G1437G5210G3306G1722G1699G3056G2075G3450G3101G230 32And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."G2532G1097G225G2532G225G1659G5209G1659 33"But we are descendants of Abraham," they said. "We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, `You will be set free'?"G611G846G2070G11G4690G2532G1398G4455G1398G3762G4459G3004G4771G3754G1096G1658 34Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin.G2424G611G846G281G281G3004G5213G3754G3956G4160G266G2076G1401G266 35A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.G1161G1401G3306G3756G1722G3614G1519G165G5207G3306G1519G165 36So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.G1437G5207G3767G1659G5209G1659G2071G1658G3689 37Yes, I realize that you are descendants of Abraham. And yet some of you are trying to kill me because there's no room in your hearts for my message.G1492G3754G2075G11G4690G235G2212G615G3165G3754G1699G3056G5562G3756G5562G1722G5213 38I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father. But you are following the advice of your father."G1473G2980G3739G3708G3844G3450G3962G2532G5210G4160G3767G3739G3708G3844G5216G3962 39"Our father is Abraham!" they declared. "No," Jesus replied, "for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.G611G2532G2036G846G11G2076G2257G3962G2424G3004G846G1487G2258G11G5043G4160G302G2041G11 40Instead, you are trying to kill me because I told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing.G1161G3568G2212G615G3165G444G3739G2980G5213G225G3739G191G3844G2316G5124G4160G3756G11 41No, you are imitating your real father." They replied, "We aren't illegitimate children! God himself is our true Father."G5210G4160G2041G5216G3962G3767G2036G846G2249G1080G3756G1080G1537G4202G2192G1520G3962G2316 42Jesus told them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me.G2424G3767G2036G846G1487G2316G2258G5216G3962G302G25G1691G1063G1473G1831G2532G2240G1537G2316G3761G1063G2064G575G1683G235G1565G649G3165 43Why can't you understand what I am saying? It's because you can't even hear me!G1302G1097G3756G1097G1699G2981G3754G3756G1410G191G1699G3056 44For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.G5210G2075G1537G3962G1228G2532G1939G5216G3962G2309G4160G1565G2258G443G575G746G2532G2476G3756G1722G225G3754G2076G3756G225G1722G846G3752G2980G5579G2980G1537G2398G3754G2076G5583G2532G3962G846 45So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don't believe me!G1161G3754G1473G3004G225G4100G3427G3756 46Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth, why don't you believe me?G5101G1537G5216G1651G3165G4012G266G1161G1487G3004G225G1302G4100G5210G3756G4100G3427 47Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don't listen because you don't belong to God."G5607G1537G2316G191G2316G4487G5210G5124G1223G191G3756G3754G2075G3756G1537G2316 48The people retorted, "You Samaritan devil! Didn't we say all along that you were possessed by a demon?"G3767G611G2453G2532G2036G846G3004G2249G3756G2573G3754G4771G1488G4541G2532G2192G1140 49"No," Jesus said, "I have no demon in me. For I honor my Father—and you dishonor me.G2424G611G1473G2192G3756G1140G235G5091G3450G3962G2532G5210G818G3165 50And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God is going to glorify me. He is the true judge.G1161G1473G2212G3756G3450G1391G2076G2212G2532G2919 51I tell you the truth, anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!"G281G281G3004G5213G1437G5100G5083G1699G3056G2334G3364G1519G165G2334G2288 52The people said, "Now we know you are possessed by a demon. Even Abraham and the prophets died, but you say, `Anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!'G3767G2036G2453G846G3568G1097G3754G2192G1140G11G599G2532G4396G2532G4771G3004G1437G5100G5083G3450G3056G1089G3364G1519G165G1089G2288 53Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"G3361G1488G4771G3187G2257G3962G11G3748G599G2532G4396G599G5101G4160G4771G4572 54Jesus answered, "If I want glory for myself, it doesn't count. But it is my Father who will glorify me. You say, `He is our God,'G2424G611G1437G1473G1392G1683G3450G1391G2076G3762G2076G3450G3962G1392G3165G3739G5210G3004G3754G2076G5216G2316 55but you don't even know him. I know him. If I said otherwise, I would be as great a liar as you! But I do know him and obey him.G2532G1097G3756G1097G846G1161G1473G1492G846G2532G1437G2036G3754G1492G846G3756G2071G5583G3664G5216G235G1492G846G2532G5083G846G3056 56Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad."G5216G3962G11G21G2443G1492G1699G2250G2532G1492G2532G5463 57The people said, "You aren't even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham?"G3767G2036G2453G4314G846G2192G3768G4004G2094G2532G3708G11 58Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I AM!"G2424G2036G846G281G281G3004G5213G4250G11G1096G1473G1510 59At that point they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple.G3767G142G3037G2443G906G1909G846G1161G2424G2928G2532G1831G1537G2411G1330G1223G3319G846G2532G3779G3855


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