Bible: John 8:42-59

8:42 Jesus replied, 1 If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. 2  I 3  have not come on my own initiative, 4  but he 5  sent me. 8:43 Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept 6  my teaching. 7  8:44 You people 8  are from 9  your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. 10  He 11  was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, 12  because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, 13  he speaks according to his own nature, 14  because he is a liar and the father of lies. 15  8:45 But because I am telling you 16  the truth, you do not believe me. 8:46 Who among you can prove me guilty 17  of any sin? 18  If I am telling you 19  the truth, why don’t you believe me? 8:47 The one who belongs to 20  God listens and responds 21  to God’s words. You don’t listen and respond, 22  because you don’t belong to God.” 23 

8:48 The Judeans 24  replied, 25 Aren’t we correct in saying 26  that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon? 27  8:49 Jesus answered, “I am not possessed by a demon, 28  but I honor my Father – and yet 29  you dishonor me. 8:50 I am not trying to get 30  praise for myself. 31  There is one who demands 32  it, and he also judges. 33  8:51 I tell you the solemn truth, 34  if anyone obeys 35  my teaching, 36  he will never see death.” 37 

8:52 Then 38  the Judeans 39  responded, 40 Now we know you’re possessed by a demon! 41  Both Abraham and the prophets died, and yet 42  you say, ‘If anyone obeys 43  my teaching, 44  he will never experience 45  death.’ 46  8:53 You aren’t greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? 47  And the prophets died too! Who do you claim to be? 8:54 Jesus replied, 48 If I glorify myself, my glory is worthless. 49  The one who glorifies me is my Father, about whom you people 50  say, ‘He is our God.’ 8:55 Yet 51  you do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, 52  I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey 53  his teaching. 54  8:56 Your father Abraham was overjoyed 55  to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” 56 

8:57 Then the Judeans 57  replied, 58 You are not yet fifty years old! 59  Have 60  you seen Abraham? 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 61  before Abraham came into existence, 62  I am! 63  8:59 Then they picked up 64  stones to throw at him, 65  but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area. 66 

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