:B:1 As for Jesus, he went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At daybreak Jesus appeared in the Tem ple again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them.
3 Then the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees brought in a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They made her stand in front of everyone. 4 Master, they said, this wo man has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now the Law of Moses orders that such women be stoned to death
6 Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground with his finger. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he straightened up and said to them, Let anyone among you who has no sin be the first to throw a stone at her. 8 And he bent down again, writing on the ground.
9 As a result of these words, they went away, one by one, starting with the elders, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Then Jesus stood up and said to her, Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you? 11 She replied, No one. And Jesus said, Neither do I con demn you
I Am the light of the world
:B:12 Jesus spoke to them again, I am the Light of the world
14 Then Jesus said, Even though I bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I have come from and where I am going. But you do not know where I came from or where I am going.
15 You judge by human standards
19 They asked him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You dont know me or my Father
20 Jesus said these things when he was teaching in the Temple area, in the place where they received the offerings. No one arrested him, be cause his hour had not yet come.
21 Again Jesus said to them, I am going away, and though you look for me, you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come. 22 The Jews wondered, Why does he say that we cant come where he is going? Will he kill him self?
23 But Jesus said, You are from below and I am from above
25 They asked him, Who are you?
27 They didnt understand that Jesus was speaking to them about the Father. 28 So Jesus said, When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He and that I do nothing of my self, but I say just what the Father taught me. 29 He who sent me is with me and has not left me alone
The children of truth
:B:30 As Jesus spoke like this, many believed in him. 31 Jesus went on to say to the Jews who believed in him: You will be my true disciples if you keep my word. 32 Then you will know the truth and the truth will make you free. 33 They answered him, We are the descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves of anyone. What do you mean by saying: You will be free?
34 Jesus answered them, Truly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave. 35 But the slave doesnt stay in the house forever
37 I know that you are the descendants of Abraham
39 They answered him, Our father is Abraham. Then Jesus said, If you were Abrahams children, you would do as Abraham did. 40 But now you want to kill me, the one who tells you the truth the truth that I have learned from God. That is not what Abraham did
41 The Jews said to him, We are not illegitimate children
44 The father you spring from is the devil and you will carry out the evil wishes of your father, who has been a murderer from the beginning. He didnt uphold the truth for, in him, there is no truth
45 Now I speak the truth and you dont believe me. 46 Which of you could find anything false in me? Then, if I speak the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 He who is of God hears the words of God
48 The Jews retorted, So we are right in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon. 49 Jesus said, I am not possessed, and you try to shame me when I give honor to my Father. 50 I dont care about my own glory
51 Truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never experience death. 52 TheJews replied, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died and the prophets as well, but you say: Whoever keeps my word will never experience death. Who do you claim to be? 53 Do you claim to be greater than our father Abra ham, who died? And the prophets also died.
54 Then Jesus said, If I were to praise myself, it would count for nothing. But he who gives glory to me is the Father, the very one you claim as your God, 55 although you dont know him. I know him and if I were to say that I dont know him, I would be a liar like you. But I know him and I keep his word.
56 As for Abraham, your ancestor, he looked forward to the day when I would come
57 The Jews then said to him, You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham? 58 And Jesus said Truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am. 59 They then picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and left the Temple.