João 8

1 John 8:1–11 is not found in early manuscripts.











12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying: »I am the light of the world. He that follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.«

13 The Pharisees therefore replied to him: »You testify about yourself. Your evidence is not true!«

14 Jesus answered them: »Even if I bear witness about myself, my testimony is true! I know where I came from and I know where I am going. You do not know where I came from or where I am going.

15 »You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.

16 »Yes and if I judge my judgment is true. I am not alone for I am with the Father who sent me.

17 »It is written in your law that the witness of two men is true.

18 »I testify about myself and the Father who sent me testifies about me.«

19 They said: »Where is your Father?« Jesus answered: »You do not know me, nor do you know my Father! If you knew me you would also know my Father.«

20 He spoke these words at the treasury as he taught in the temple. No one tried to arrest him because his hour had not yet arrived.

21 He said: »I go away. You will seek me and will die in your sin. You cannot come where I go.«

22 The Jews asked: »Would he kill himself? For he said you could not come where I go.«

23 He responded to them: »You are from below. I am from above. You are from this world. I am not from this world.

24 »I said to you that you would die in your sins. Unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins!«

25 »Who are you,« they asked. Jesus replied: »What have I been telling you from the beginning?

26 »I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. He that sent me is true. I tell the world the things he told me.«

27 They were not aware that he spoke to them about the Father.

28 Jesus said: »When you have lifted up impaled the Son of man you will know that I am that person. I do nothing by myself! I speak what the Father taught me!

29 »He sent me and is with me. He has not left me alone. I always do the things that are pleasing to him!«

30 Many believed when he said these things.

31 Jesus told the Jews who believed him: »If you dwell in my word you truly are my disciples.

32 »You will know the truth and the truth will make you free!«

33 They answered him: »We are Abraham’s seed, and have never been in bondage to any man. How can you say we will be made free?«

34 Jesus answered: »Truly I tell you every one who commits sin is a slave of sin.

35 »The slave does not abide in the house forever. The son abides forever.

36 »If therefore the Son will make you free, you will be free indeed.

37 »I know that you are Abraham’s seed. Yet you seek to kill me. That is because my word has no place among you.

38 »I speak the things that I have seen and heard when I was with my Father. You also do the things that you heard from your father.«

39 They answered: »Our father is Abraham.« Jesus replied: »If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.

40 »You seek to kill me. I told you the truth! I heard it from God. Abraham did not do this.

41 »You do the works of your father.« They said: »We were not born of fornication. We have one Father, God!«

42 Jesus said: »If God were your Father you would love me. I came from God! I have not come from myself. He sent me!

43 »Why do you not understand what I say? Can you not hear me?

44 »You are from your father Satan the Devil slandererfalse accuser! You want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning. He does not stand for the truth. There is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks his own lies. He is a liar and the father of the lie!

45 »I tell you the truth and you do not believe me.

46 »Which of you convicted me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe me?

47 »He that is of God hears the words of God. That is why you do not listen. You are not from God!«

48 The Jews answered: »Do we not speak correctly that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?«

49 Jesus answered: »I have no demon. I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

50 »I do not seek my own glory. There is one that seeks and judges.

51 »Truly I tell you if a man obeys my word he will never see death.«

52 The Jews said to him: »Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham and the prophets died. And you say if a man obeys my word he will never taste of death.

53 »Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died! The prophets also died. Who do you make yourself out to be?«

54 Jesus answered: »If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. My Father glorifies me. He is the one whom you say is your God.

55 »You do not know him. I know him. If I say I do not know him I would be like you, a liar! But I know him and obey his word.

56 »Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it and was glad.«

57 The Jews replied: »You are not yet fifty years old. Have you seen Abraham?«

58 Jesus said: »I tell you the truth, I existed before Abraham was born!« (Ex 3:14-15)

59 They took up stones to throw at him. But Jesus hid himself and left the temple.