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John 8 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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An Adulteress Forgiven

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But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:2 - Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:3 - The scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:4 - they *said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:5 - “Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:6 - They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have evidence to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:7 - But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:8 - Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:10 - Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:11 - She said, “No one, [fn]Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go, and from now on sin no more.”]

I Am the Light of the World

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Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:13 - So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are bearing witness about Yourself; Your witness is not [fn]true.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:14 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness about Myself, My witness is [fn]true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:15 - “You judge [fn]according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:16 - “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:17 - “Even in your law it has been written that the witness of two men is [fn]true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:18 - “I am He who bears witness about Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness about Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:19 - So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:20 - These words He spoke in the treasury, as He was teaching in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.
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Then He said again to them, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:22 - So the Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:23 - And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:24 - “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that [fn]I am He, you will die in your sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:25 - So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them, [fn]What have I been saying to you from the beginning?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:26 - “I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I am saying to the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:27 - They did not know that He had been speaking to them about the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:28 - So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that [fn]I am He, and I do nothing from Myself, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:29 - “And He who sent Me is with Me; He [fn]has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:30 - As He was speaking these things, many believed in Him.

The Son Will Make You Free

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So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word, then you are truly My disciples;

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:32 - and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:33 - They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s seed and have never yet been enslaved to anyone. How is it that You say, ‘You will become free?”
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Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:35 - “And the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:36 - “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:37 - “I know that you are Abraham’s seed; yet you are seeking to kill Me, because My word [fn]has no place in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:38 - “I speak the things which I have seen [fn]with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father.”
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They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus *said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, you would do the deeds of Abraham.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:40 - “But now you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. This Abraham did not do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:41 - “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of sexual immorality; we have one Father: God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:42 - Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come of Myself, but [fn]He sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:43 - “Why do you not understand [fn]what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:44 - “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks [fn]a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of [fn]lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:45 - “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:46 - “Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:47 - “He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”
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The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:49 - Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:50 - “But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:51 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death—ever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:52 - The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death—ever.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:53 - “Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:54 - Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:55 - and you have not known Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:56 - “Your father Abraham rejoiced [fn]to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:57 - So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:58 - Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:59 - Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus [fn]hid Himself and went out of the temple.
LSB Footnotes
Or Sir
Or valid
Or valid
By a carnal standard
Valid or admissible
Cf. Ex 3:14; Is 43:10 I AM HE
Or That which I have been saying to you from the beginning
Lit I AM (v 24 note)
Or did not leave
Or makes no progress
Or in the presence of
Lit that One
Or My way of speaking
Lit the lie
Lit it
Lit in order that he might see
Lit was hidden
*
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.
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