New International Version
At this they exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.
King James Bible
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore said to him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham has died, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If any one keep my word, he shall never taste death.
World English Bible
Then the Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, 'If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.'
Young's Literal Translation
The Jews, therefore, said to him, 'Now we have known that thou hast a demon; Abraham did die, and the prophets, and thou dost say, If any one may keep my word, he shall not taste of death -- to the age!
John 8:52 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall never see death - As Moses promised a long life, with abundance of temporal blessings, to those who should keep his statutes and ordinances, so he who keeps my doctrine shall not only have a long life, but shall never see death - he shall never come under the power of the death of the soul, but shall live eternally with me in glory.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 27 Evening
On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
Where are your ancestors now? And the prophets, do they live forever?
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death."
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.
Jump to PreviousAbraham Case Dead Death Demon Demon-Possessed Devil Died Evil Exclaimed Jews Keeps Obeyed Possessed Prophets sed Spirit Taste Teaching Word
Jump to NextAbraham Case Dead Death Demon Demon-Possessed Devil Died Evil Exclaimed Jews Keeps Obeyed Possessed Prophets sed Spirit Taste Teaching Word
LinksJohn 8:52 NIV
John 8:52 NLT
John 8:52 ESV
John 8:52 NASB
John 8:52 KJV
John 8:52 Bible Apps
John 8:52 Biblia Paralela
John 8:52 Chinese Bible
John 8:52 French Bible
John 8:52 German Bible
John 8:52 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.