Bible: John 8:48-59

8:48 The Judeans 1  replied, 2 Aren’t we correct in saying 3  that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon? 4  8:49 Jesus answered, “I am not possessed by a demon, 5  but I honor my Father – and yet 6  you dishonor me. 8:50 I am not trying to get 7  praise for myself. 8  There is one who demands 9  it, and he also judges. 10  8:51 I tell you the solemn truth, 11  if anyone obeys 12  my teaching, 13  he will never see death.” 14 

8:52 Then 15  the Judeans 16  responded, 17 Now we know you’re possessed by a demon! 18  Both Abraham and the prophets died, and yet 19  you say, ‘If anyone obeys 20  my teaching, 21  he will never experience 22  death.’ 23  8:53 You aren’t greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? 24  And the prophets died too! Who do you claim to be? 8:54 Jesus replied, 25 If I glorify myself, my glory is worthless. 26  The one who glorifies me is my Father, about whom you people 27  say, ‘He is our God.’ 8:55 Yet 28  you do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, 29  I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey 30  his teaching. 31  8:56 Your father Abraham was overjoyed 32  to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” 33 

8:57 Then the Judeans 34  replied, 35 You are not yet fifty years old! 36  Have 37  you seen Abraham? 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 38  before Abraham came into existence, 39  I am! 40  8:59 Then they picked up 41  stones to throw at him, 42  but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area. 43 

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