John 8
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1THEN Jesus went to the mount of Olives. 2And in the morning he came again to the temple, and all the people were coming to him; and he sat down and taught them. 3Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in adultery; and they made her to stand in the midst. 4They said to him, Teacher, this woman was caught openly in the act of adultery. 5Now in the law of Moses it is commanded that women such as these should be stoned; but what do you say? 6They 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. 7When 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. 8And again as he bent down, he wrote on the ground. 9And when they heard it, they left one by one, beginning with the elders; and the man woman was left alone in the midst. 10When Jesus straightened himself up, he said to the woman, Where are they? 11did no henceforth, do not sin again.

12Again Jesus spoke to them and said, 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. 13The Pharisees said to him, You testify concerning yourself; your testimony is not true. 14Jesus answered and said 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. 15You judge according to the flesh; but I judge no man. 16And if I should judge, my judgment is true; because I am not doing it alone, but I and my Father who sent me. 17And it is written in your own law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18I testify concerning myself, and my Father who sent me testifies concerning me. 19They said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered and said to them, You know neither me, nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also. 20These words he spoke in the treasury, while he taught in the temple; and no man arrested him, for his time had not yet come.

21Jesus 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. 22The Jews said, Why, will he kill himself? for he says, Where I am going, you cannot come. 23And he said to them, You are from be- low, and I am from above; you are of this world, but I am not of this world. 24I told you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins. 25The Jews said, Who are you? Jesus said to them, Even though I should begin to speak to you, 26I 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. 27They did not understand that he spoke to them concerning the Father. 28Again 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. 29And he who sent me is with me; and my Father has never left me alone, because I always do what pleases him. 30While he was speaking these words, a great many believed in him.

31Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, If you abide by my word, you are truly my disciples. 32And you will know the truth, and that very truth will make you free. 33They said to him, We are the seed of Abraham, and we have never been enslaved to any man; how do you say, You will be free sons?

34Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is a servant of sin. 35And a servant does not remain in the house forever, but the son remains forever. 36If therefore, the Son shall make you free, you shall truly become free. 37I know you are the seed of Abraham; but still you want to kill me, because you have no room in you for my word. 38I speak what I have seen with my Father; and you do what you have seen with your father.

39They answered and said 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. 40But 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. 41But you do the works of your father. They said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, God.

42Jesus 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. 43Why therefore do you not understand my word? Because you cannot obey my word? 44You 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 it. 45But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me. 46Which one of you can rebuke me because of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe me? 47He who is of God, hears God’s words; for this reason you do not hear, because you are not of God.

48The Jews answered and said to him, Did we not say well, that you are a Samaritan, and that you are crazy? 49Jesus said to them, I am not crazy; but I honor my Father, and you curse me. 50I do not seek my glory; there is one who seeks and judges. 51Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever obeys my word, shall never see death. 52The Jews said to him, Now we are sure that you are insane. Abraham and the prophets have died; and yet you say, Whoever obeys my word, shall never taste death. 53Why, are you greater than our father Abraham who died, and the prophets who died? Whom do you make yourself? 54Jesus said to them, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing; but it is my Father who honors me, the one of whom you say, He is our God. 55Yet you have not known him, but I do know him; and if I should say, I do not know him, I would be a liar like yourselves; but I do know him, and I obey his word. 56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it and was glad. 57The Jews said to him, You are not yet fifty years old, and yet have you seen Abraham? 58Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was born, I was. 59So they took up stones, to stone him; and Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, and he passed through the midst of them, and went away.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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