Christ delivereth the woman taken in adultery.
John 8:1 Iesus went vnto mount olyuete, John 8:2 and early in the mornynge he came agayne into the temple, and all the people cam vnto hym, & he sate downe, & taught them. John 8:3 And þe Scribes & Pharises brought vnto hym a woman taken in aduoutry: & whan they had set hir in the myddes, John 8:4 they saye vnto hym: Master, thys woman was taken in aduoutry, euen as the dede was a doing. John 8:5 Moses in the lawe commaunded vs, that suche shulde be stoned. But what sayest thou? John 8:6 This they sayde to tempt him that they myght accuse him. But Iesus stouped downe, and with his fynger wrote on the grounde. John 8:7 So, whan they contynued askynge him, he lyfte him selfe vp, and sayde vnto them: let him that is amonge you without synne, cast the fyrst stone at her. John 8:8 And agayne he stowped downe, & wrote on the grounde. John 8:9 And assone as they hearde this, they went out one by one, begynning at the eldest. And Iesus was lefte alone, & the woman standynge in the myddes. John 8:10 When Iesus had lyfte vp him selfe, and sawe no man, but the woman, he sayde vnto hir: woman, where are those thyne accusars? Hath no man condempned þe? John 8:11 She sayde: No man, Lorde. And Iesus sayde. Nether do I condempne the. Go and synne nomore.
He preacheth himself the light of the world, and justifieth his doctrine:
John 8:12 Then spake Iesus agayne vnto them, saying: I am the lyght of the worlde. He þt foloweth me, doth not walke in darcknes but shall haue þe light of lyfe. John 8:13 The Pharises therfore sayde vnto him: thou hearest recorde of thy selfe, thy recorde is not true. John 8:14 Iesus answered, & sayde vnto them: though I beare recorde of my selfe, yet my recorde is true: for I knowe whence I cam, and whither I go. But ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. John 8:15 Ye iudge after þe flesshe I iudge no man. John 8:16 And yf I iudge, my iudgement is true. For I am not alone: but I & the father that sent me. John 8:17 It is also wrytten in youre lawe, that the testimony of two men is true. John 8:18 I am one that beareth wytnes of my selfe, & the father that sent me, beareth wytnes of me. John 8:19 Then sayde they vnto him: where is thy father? Iesus answered: ye nether knowe me, nor yet my father: If ye had knowen me, ye shulde haue knowen my father also. John 8:20 These wordes spake Iesus in the tresury as he taught in the temple, and no man layde handes on hym for his houre was not yet come. John 8:21 Then sayde Iesus agayne vnto them: I go my waye, & ye shall seke me, & shall dye in youre synnes. Whyther I go, thyther can ye not come. John 8:22 Then sayde the Iewes: will he kyll him selfe, because he sayth: whyther I go, thyther can ye not come? John 8:23 And he sayde vnto them: ye are from beneth, I am from aboue. Ye are of this world, I am not of this world, John 8:24 I sayd therfore vnto you, that ye shal dye in youre synnes. For yf ye beleue not that I am he, ye shall dye in youre synnes. John 8:25 Then sayd they vnto him. who arte thou? And Iesus sayeth vnto them: Euen the very same thing that I speake vnto you. John 8:26 I haue many thinges to saye, and to iudge of you: Yee, & he that sent me, is true. And I speake in the world, those thinges, which I haue hearde of hym. John 8:27 Howebeit they vnderstode not that he spake of his father. John 8:28 Then sayd Iesus vnto them: when ye haue lyft vp an hye the sonne of man, then shall ye knowe, þt I am he, and that I do nothinge of my selfe: but as my father hath taught me, euen so I speake these thinges: John 8:29 and he that sent me, is wt me. The father hath not lefte me alone, for I do all wayes those thinges that please him. John 8:30 As he spake these wordes, many beleued on him. Then sayde Iesus to those Iewes, which beleued on him: John 8:31 If ye continue in my worde, then are ye my very disciples, John 8:32 and ye shall knowe the trueth: and the trueth shall make you free.
answereth the Jews that boasted of Abraham,
John 8:33 They answered him: We be Abrahams seed, and were neuer bonde to eny man: how sayest thou then: ye shalbe made fre? John 8:34 Iesus answered them: verely, verely I saye vnto you, that whosoeuer committeth sinne, John 8:35 is the seruaunte of sinne. And the seruaunt abydeth not in the house for euer. John 8:36 But the sonne abydeth euer. If the sonne therfore shal make you fre, then are ye fre in dede. John 8:37 I knowe that ye are Abrahams seed: but ye seke meanes to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. John 8:38 I speake that which I haue sene with my father: and ye do that, which ye haue sene with youre father. John 8:39 They answered and sayde vnto him: Abraham is oure father. Iesus sayeth vnto them: If ye were Abrahams children, ye wolde do the dedes of Abraham. John 8:40 But now ye go aboute to kyll me, a man that hath tolde you the trueth whych I haue heard of God: this dyd not Abraham. John 8:41 Ye do the dedes of youre father. Then sayde they to him: we were not borne of fornicacion. We haue one father, euen God. John 8:42 Iesus sayd vnto them: yf God were youre father, truly ye wolde loue me. For I proceaded forth, and came from God. Nether came I of my selfe, but he sent me: John 8:43 Why do ye not knowe my speache? Euen because ye can not abyde the hearing of my worde. John 8:44 Ye are of youre father þt deuyll, and the lustes of youre father will ye serue. He was a murtherer from the beginninge and abode not in the trueth, because there is no trueth in him. When he speaketh a lye, he speaketh of his awne. For he is a lyar, and þe father of the same thing: John 8:45 And because I tell you the trueth, therfore ye beleue me not. John 8:46 Which of you rebuketh me of synne? If I saye the trueth, why do not ye beleue me? John 8:47 He that is of God, heareth Goddes wordes. Ye therfore beare them not, because ye are not of God. John 8:48 Then answered the the Iewes, and sayd vnto him: Saye we not well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast the deuyll? John 8:49 Iesus answered: I haue not the deuyll: but I honoure my father, and ye haue dishonored me. John 8:50 I seke not myne awne prayse: ther is one that seketh, and iudgeth. John 8:51 Uerely verely, I saye vnto you: yf a man kepe my saieng, he shall neuer se deeth. John 8:52 Then sayd the Iewes vnto him: Now knowe we that thou hast the deuyll. Abraham is deed, and the prophetes, and thou sayest: yf a man kepe my saying, he shal neuer taste of death. John 8:53 Art thou greater then our father Abraham, which is deed? and the prophetes are deed. Whom makest thou thy selfe? John 8:54 Iesus answered: If I honoure my selfe, myne honour is nothinge. It is my father þt honoureth me, which ye saye, is your God, John 8:55 & yet ye haue not knowen hym: but I knowe him. And yf I saye, I knowe him not, I shalbe a lyar lyke vnto you. But I knowe him, and kepe his sayinge. John 8:56 Your father Abraham was glad to se my daye: and he sawe it, & reioysed. John 8:57 Then sayd the Iewes vnto him: thou art not yet .l. yere olde, and hast thou sene Abraham? John 8:58 Iesus sayd vnto them: Uerely verely, I saye vnto you: yer Abraham was borne, I am.
and conveyeth himself from their cruelty.
John 8:59 Then toke they vp stones, to cast at hym: But Iesus hyd him selfe, and went out of the temple.