Bible: John 8:12-20

Jesus as the Light of the World

8:12 Then Jesus spoke out again, 1 I am the light of the world. 2  The one who follows me will never 3  walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 8:13 So the Pharisees 4  objected, 5 You testify about yourself; your testimony is not true! 6  8:14 Jesus answered, 7 Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you people 8  do not know where I came from or where I am going. 9  8:15 You people 10  judge by outward appearances; 11  I do not judge anyone. 12  8:16 But if I judge, my evaluation is accurate, 13  because I am not alone when I judge, 14  but I and the Father who sent me do so together. 15  8:17 It is written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 16  8:18 I testify about myself 17  and the Father who sent me testifies about me.”

8:19 Then they began asking 18  him, “Who is your father?” Jesus answered, “You do not know either me or my Father. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” 19  8:20 (Jesus 20  spoke these words near the offering box 21  while he was teaching in the temple courts. 22  No one seized him because his time 23  had not yet come.) 24 

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