THEN Jesus went to the mount of Olives.
And in the morning he came again to the temple, and all the people were coming to him;
and he sat down and taught them.
Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in adultery;
and they made her to stand in the midst.
They said to him, Teacher, this woman was caught openly in the act of adultery.
Now in the law of Moses it is commanded that women such as these should be stoned;
but what do you say?
They said this to tempt him, that they might have a cause to accuse him.
While Jesus was bent down, he was writing on the ground.
When they were through questioning him, he straightened himself up and said to them, He who is among you without sin, let him first throw a stone at her.
And again as he bent down, he wrote on the ground.
And when they heard it, they left one by one, beginning with the elders;
and the woman was left alone in the midst.
When Jesus straightened himself up, he said to the woman, Where are they?
Did no man condemn you?
She said, No man, Lord.
Then Jesus said, Neither do I condemn you;
go away, and from henceforth, do not sin again.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world;
he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but he shall find for himself the light of life.
The Pharisees said to him, You testify concerning yourself;
your testimony is not true.
Jesus answered, saying to them, Even though I testify concerning myself, my testimony is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go;
but you do not know whence I came or whither I go.
You judge according to the flesh;
but I judge no man.
And if I should judge, my judgment is true;
because I am not doing it alone, but I and my Father who sent me.
And it is written in your own law that the testimony of two men is true.
I testify concerning myself, and my Father who sent me testifies concerning me.
They said to him, Where is your Father?
Jesus answered, saying to them, You know neither me nor my Father;
if you knew me, you would know my Father also.
These words he spoke in the treasury while he taught in the temple;
and no man arrested him, for his time had not yet come.
Jesus again said to them, I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins;
and where I am going you cannot come.
The Jews said, What!
will he kill himself?
For he says, Where I am going, you cannot come.
And he said to them, You are from below, and I am from above;
you are of this world, but I am not of this world.
I told you that you will die in your sins;
for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins.
The Jews said, Who are you?
Jesus said to them, Even though I should begin to speak to you,
I have many things to say and to judge concerning you;
but he who sent me is true;
and I speak in the world only those things which I have heard from him.
They did not understand that he spoke to them concerning the Father.
Again Jesus said to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will understand that I am he, and I do nothing of my own accord;
but as my Father has taught me, so I speak just like him.
And he who sent me is with me;
and my Father has never left me alone, because I always do what pleases him.
While he was speaking these words, a great many believed in him.
Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, If you abide by my word, you are truly my disciples.
And you will know the truth, and that very truth will make you free.
They said to him, We are the offspring of Abraham, and we have never been enslaved to any man;
how do you say, You will be free people?
Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is a servant of sin.
And a servant does not remain in the house forever, but the son remains forever.
If therefore, the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
I know you are the descendants of Abraham;
but still you want to kill me, because you have no room in you for my word.
¶ I speak what I have seen with my Father;
and you do what you have seen with your father.
They answered, saying to him, Our own father is Abraham.
Jesus said to them, If you were the sons of Abraham, you would be doing the works of Abraham.
But behold, now you want to kill me, even a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God;
this Abraham did not do.
But you do the works of your father.
They said to him, We are not born of fornication;
we have one Father, God.
Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came from God;
I did not come of my own accord, but he sent me.
Why therefore do you not understand my word?
Because you cannot obey my word?
You are from the father of accusation, and you want to do the lusts of your father, he who is a murderer of men from the very beginning and who never stands by the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaks he speaks his own lie, because he is a liar, and the father of lies.
But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.
Which one of you can rebuke me because of sin?
If I speak the truth, why do you not believe me?
He who is of God, hears God’s words;
for this reason you do not hear, because you are not of God.