The Woman Caught in Adultery
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. a All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them. 3 The scribes and Pharisees, however, brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before them 4 and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such a woman. So what do You say?”
6 They said this to test Him, in order to have a basis for accusing Him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with His finger.
7 When they continued to question Him, He straightened up and said to them,
9 When they heard this, b they began to go away one by one, beginning with the older ones, until only Jesus was left, with the woman standing there.
10 Then Jesus straightened up c and asked her,
11 “No one, Lord,” she answered.
Jesus the Light of the World
(1 John 1:5–10)
12 Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said,
13 So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not valid.”
14 Jesus replied,
19 “Where is Your Father?” they asked Him.
20 He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts, near the treasury. Yet no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.
21 Again He said to them,
22 So the Jews began to ask, “Will He kill Himself, since He says,
23 Then He told them,
25 “Who are You?” they asked.
27 They did not understand that He was telling them about the Father.
28 So Jesus said,
The Truth Will Set You Free
(2 John 1:4–6)
30 As Jesus spoke these things, many believed in Him.
31 So He said to the Jews who had believed Him,
33 “We are Abraham’s descendants,” they answered. “We have never been slaves to anyone. How can You say we will be set free?”
34 Jesus replied,
37 I know you are Abraham’s descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you. 38 I speak of what I have seen in the presence of the Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”
39 “Abraham is our father,” they replied.
“We are not illegitimate children,” they declared. “Our only Father is God Himself.”
42 Jesus said to them,
43 Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to accept My message. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me!
46 Which of you can prove Me guilty of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
Before Abraham Was Born, I Am
48 The Jews answered Him, “Are we not right to say that You are a Samaritan and You have a demon?”
52 “Now we know that You have a demon!” declared the Jews. “Abraham died, and so did the prophets, yet You say that anyone who keeps Your word will never taste death. 53 Are You greater than our father Abraham? He died, as did the prophets. Who do You claim to be?”
54 Jesus answered,
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?”
2 a Literally the temple ; also in verse 20
9 b NE, BYZ, and TR include and were convicted by their conscience,
10 c NE, BYZ, and TR include and saw no one but the woman .
10 d WH and NA where are they
16 e Literally but (it is) I and the Father who sent Me ; NE but (it is) I and the One who sent Me
17 f See Deuteronomy 19:15.
54 g WH and TR Your
58 h Literally before Abraham was, I am!
59 i BYZ and TR include going through the midst of them, and so He passed by .