John 8 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

John 8


John 8:1

but Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

John 8:2

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

John 8:3

And the scribes and the Pharisees bring a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst,

John 8:4

they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act.

John 8:5

Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her?

John 8:6

And this they said, trying him, that they might have [whereof] to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

John 8:7

But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

John 8:8

And again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

John 8:9

And they, when they heard it, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst.

John 8:10

And Jesus lifted up himself, and said unto her, Woman, where are they? did no man condemn thee?

John 8:11

And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.]

John 8:12

Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:13

The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy witness is not true.

John 8:14

Jesus answered and said unto them, Even if I bear witness of myself, my witness is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I come, or whither I go.

John 8:15

Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

John 8:16

Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

John 8:17

Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.

John 8:18

I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

John 8:19

They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also.

John 8:20

These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

John 8:21

He said therefore again unto them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: whither I go, ye cannot come.

John 8:22

The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come?

John 8:23

And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

John 8:24

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.

John 8:25

They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? Jesus said unto them, Even that which I have also spoken unto you from the beginning.

John 8:26

I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I unto the world.

John 8:27

They perceived not that he spake to them of the Father.

John 8:28

Jesus therefore said, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself, but as the Father taught me, I speak these things.

John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me; he hath not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to him.

John 8:30

As he spake these things, many believed on him.

John 8:31

Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, [then] are ye truly my disciples;

John 8:32

and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:33

They answered unto him, We are Abraham’s seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

John 8:34

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.

John 8:35

And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.

John 8:36

If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 8:37

I know that ye are Abraham’s seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you.

John 8:38

I speak the things which I have seen with [my] Father: and ye also do the things which ye heard from [your] father.

John 8:39

They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

John 8:40

But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

John 8:41

Ye do the works of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.

John 8:42

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

John 8:43

Why do ye not understand my speech? [Even] because ye cannot hear my word.

John 8:44

Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

John 8:45

But because I say the truth, ye believe me not.

John 8:46

Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me?

John 8:47

He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.

John 8:48

The Jews answered and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?

John 8:49

Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

John 8:50

But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

John 8:51

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.

John 8:52

The Jews said unto him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death.

John 8:53

Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself?

John 8:54

Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God;

John 8:55

and ye have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar: but I know him, and keep his word.

John 8:56

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.

John 8:57

The Jews therefore said unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

John 8:58

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am.

John 8:59

They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

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