Bible: John 8:21-30

Where Jesus Came From and Where He is Going

8:21 Then Jesus 1  said to them again, 2 I am going away, and you will look for me 3  but will die in your sin. 4  Where I am going you cannot come.” 8:22 So the Jewish leaders 5  began to say, 6 Perhaps he is going to kill himself, because he says, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 8:23 Jesus replied, 7 You people 8  are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world. 8:24 Thus I told you 9  that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am he, 10  you will die in your sins.”

8:25 So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus replied, 11 What I have told you from the beginning. 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge 12  about you, but the Father 13  who sent me is truthful, 14  and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world.” 15  8:27 (They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.) 16 

8:28 Then Jesus said, 17 When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, 18  and I do nothing on my own initiative, 19  but I speak just what the Father taught me. 20  8:29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, 21  because I always do those things that please him.” 8:30 While he was saying these things, many people 22  believed in him.

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