Christ delivereth the woman taken in adultery.
John 8:1 Jesus went to the mount of Olives: John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them. John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery: and when they had set her in the midst, John 8:4 They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. John 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but what sayest thou? John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with [his] finger wrote on the ground, [as though he heard them not]. John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he raised himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. John 8:9 And they who heard [it], being convicted by [their own] conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, [even] to the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. John 8:10 When Jesus had raised himself, and saw none but the woman, he said to her, Woman, where are those thy accusers? hath no man condemned thee? John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
He preacheth himself the light of the world, and justifieth his doctrine:
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:13 The Pharisees therefore said to him, Thou testifiest concerning thyself; thy testimony is not true. John 8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I testify concerning myself, [yet] my testimony is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. John 8:15 Ye judge after the flesh, I judge no man. John 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. John 8:18 I am one that testifieth concerning myself; and the Father that sent me, testifieth concerning me. John 8:19 Then said they to him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also. John 8:20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, for his hour was not yet come. John 8:21 Then said Jesus again to them, I am going away, and ye will seek me, and will die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. John 8:22 Then said the Jews, will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. John 8:23 And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. John 8:24 I said therefore to you, that ye will die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye will die in your sins. John 8:25 Then said they to him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith to them, Even [the same] that I said to you from the beginning. John 8:26 I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true: and I speak to the world those things which I have heard from him. John 8:27 They understood not that he spoke to them concerning the Father. John 8:28 Then said Jesus to them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. John 8:30 As he spoke these words, many believed on him. John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ye are my disciples indeed; John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
answereth the Jews that boasted of Abraham,
John 8:33 They answered him, We are Abraham's offspring, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Whoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever, [but] the Son abideth for ever. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's offspring; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. John 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. John 8:39 They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham. John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God. John 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. John 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word. John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:45 And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not. John 8:46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I speak the truth, why do ye not believe me? John 8:47 He that is of God, heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God. John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon? John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me. John 8:50 And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say to you, If a man shall keep my saying, he shall never see death. John 8:52 Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man shall keep my saying, he shall never taste death. John 8:53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? John 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me, of whom ye say, that he is your God: John 8:55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I should be a liar like you: but I know him, and keep his saying. John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad. John 8:57 Then said the Jews to him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? John 8:58 Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.
and conveyeth himself from their cruelty.
John 8:59 Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.