8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
8:1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

8:2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.
8:2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them.

8:3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst
8:3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them,

8:4 they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.
8:4 they said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.

8:5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?"
8:5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"

8:6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
8:6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

8:7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
8:7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

8:8 And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
8:8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground.

8:9 But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
8:9 When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.

8:10 Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
8:10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

8:11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again."
8:11 She said, "No one, sir." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again."

8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

8:13 The Pharisees then said to him, "You are bearing witness to yourself; your testimony is not true."
8:13 Then the Pharisees said to him, "You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid."

8:14 Jesus answered, "Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come and whither I am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither I am going.
8:14 Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

8:15 You judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.
8:15 You judge by human standards; I judge no one.

8:16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone that judge, but I and he who sent me.
8:16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.

8:17 In your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true;
8:17 In your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid.

8:18 I bear witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to me."
8:18 I testify on my own behalf, and the Father who sent me testifies on my behalf."

8:19 They said to him therefore, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also."
8:19 Then they said to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also."

8:20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
8:20 He spoke these words while he was teaching in the treasury of the temple, but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

8:21 Again he said to them, "I go away, and you will seek me and die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come."
8:21 Again he said to them, "I am going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come."

8:22 Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, since he says, `Where I am going, you cannot come'?"
8:22 Then the Jews said, "Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means by saying, 'Where I am going, you cannot come'?"

8:23 He said to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
8:23 He said to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.

8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he."
8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he."

8:25 They said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Even what I have told you from the beginning.
8:25 They said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Why do I speak to you at all?

8:26 I have much to say about you and much to judge; but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him."
8:26 I have much to say about you and much to condemn; but the one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him."

8:27 They did not understand that he spoke to them of the Father.
8:27 They did not understand that he was speaking to them about the Father.

8:28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus as the Father taught me.
8:28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things as the Father instructed me.

8:29 And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him."
8:29 And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him."

8:30 As he spoke thus, many believed in him.
8:30 As he was saying these things, many believed in him.

8:31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples,
8:31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples;

8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

8:33 They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, `You will be made free'?"
8:33 They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, 'You will be made free'?"

8:34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin.
8:34 Jesus answered them, "Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

8:35 The slave does not continue in the house for ever; the son continues for ever.
8:35 The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever.

8:36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
8:36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

8:37 I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
8:37 I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you look for an opportunity to kill me, because there is no place in you for my word.

8:38 I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father."
8:38 I declare what I have seen in the Father's presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father."

8:39 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did,
8:39 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing what Abraham did,

8:40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God; this is not what Abraham did.
8:40 but now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

8:41 You do what your father did." They said to him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God."
8:41 You are indeed doing what your father does." They said to him, "We are not illegitimate children; we have one father, God himself."

8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.
8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now I am here. I did not come on my own, but he sent me.

8:43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
8:43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot accept my word.

8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
8:44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

8:45 But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.
8:45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.

8:46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
8:46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?

8:47 He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God."
8:47 Whoever is from God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear them is that you are not from God."

8:48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?"
8:48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

8:49 Jesus answered, "I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
8:49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

8:50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it and he will be the judge.
8:50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and he is the judge.

8:51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death."
8:51 Very truly, I tell you, whoever keeps my word will never see death."

8:52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, `If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.'
8:52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and so did the prophets; yet you say, 'Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.'

8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?"
8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets also died. Who do you claim to be?"

8:54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God.
8:54 Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, he of whom you say, 'He is our God,'

8:55 But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him and I keep his word.
8:55 though you do not know him. But I know him; if I would say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him and I keep his word.

8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day; he saw it and was glad."
8:56 Your ancestor Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day; he saw it and was glad."

8:57 The Jews then said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"
8:57 Then the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"

8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."
8:58 Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am."

8:59 So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.
8:59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.