1But Jesus went to the mount of Olives. 2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them. 3And the scribes and the Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst, 4they say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery. 5Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou? 6But this they said proving him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground. 7But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone at her. 8And again stooping down he wrote on the ground. 9But they, having heard that, went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there. 10And Jesus, lifting himself up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Has no one condemned thee? 11And she said, No one, sir. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13The Pharisees therefore said to him, Thou bearest witness concerning thyself; thy witness is not true. 14Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go: but ye know not whence I come and whither I go. 15Ye judge according to the flesh, I judge no one. 16And if also I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who has sent me. 17And in your law too it is written that the testimony of two men is true: 18I am one who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me. 19They said to him therefore, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would have known also my Father. 20These words spoke he in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him, for his hour was not yet come.
21He said therefore again to them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin; where I go ye cannot come. 22The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he says, Where I go ye cannot come? 23And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore to you, that ye shall die in your sins; for unless ye shall believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25They said therefore to him, Who art thou? And Jesus said to them, Altogether that which I also say to you. 26I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but he that has sent me is true, and I, what I have heard from him, these things I say to the world. 27They knew not that he spoke to them of the Father. 28Jesus therefore said to them, When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things. 29And he that has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because I do always the things that are pleasing to him. 30As he spoke these things many believed on him.
31Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples; 32and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. 33They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free? 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Every one that practises sin is the bondman of sin. 35Now the bondman abides not in the house for ever: the son abides for ever. 36If therefore the Son shall set you free, ye shall be really free. 37I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.
38I speak what I have seen with my Father, and ye then do what ye have seen with your father. 39They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham; 40but now ye seek to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham. 41Ye do the works of your father. They said therefore to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, God. 42Jesus said to them, If God were your father ye would have loved me, for I came forth from God and am come from him; for neither am I come of myself, but he has sent me. 43Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word. 44Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father: 45and because I speak the truth, ye do not believe me.
46Which of you convinces me of sin? If I speak truth, why do ye not believe me? 47He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear them not, because ye are not of God. 48The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon? 49Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me. 50But I do not seek my own glory: there is he that seeks and judges.
51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If any one shall keep my word, he shall never see death. 52The Jews therefore said to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham has died, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste death. 53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who has died? and the prophets have died: whom makest thou thyself? 54Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom ye say, He is our God. 55And ye know him not; but I know him; and if I said, I know him not, I should be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word. 56Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced. 57The Jews therefore said to him, Thou hast not yet fifty years, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59They took up therefore stones that they might cast them at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.