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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said vnto them, Yee are from beneath, I am from aboue: Yee are of this world, I am not of this world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, You are of the earth; I am from heaven: you are of this world; I am not of this world.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
- Webster's Bible

You, He continued, "are from below, I am from above: you are of this present world, I am not of this present world.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Ye ben of bynethe, Y am of aboue; ye ben of this world, Y am not of this world.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said to them, `Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:23


8:23 Ye are - Again he passes over their interruption, and proves what he advanced, #John 8:21|. Of them that are beneath - From the earth. I am of them that are above - Here he directly shows whence he came, even from heaven, and whither he goes.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:23


Joh 8:23,24 I am from above. He shows more clearly that he returns to heaven, where they never can enter on account of their sins. This leads them to ask:

Discussion for John 8:23

  • Mrs. Cox for verse 23
    Just before John 8 32 it reads, IF ye "continue " in My word, and that is the real secret in coming to the knowledge of the truth. If we don 't live it and don 't have God 's Holy Spirit, He will never guide us into all the truth. It will remain a mystery. That is why there are so many various beliefs and we have all of this religious confusion. People will only go so far in their obedience and think that they can add or take away what they like or dislike. I feel we must accept and live it all. That is why I need to have daily devotions and seek His face, since I have been saved and sanctified. Without His grace day to day, I could loose my vision of His truth as well. God help us all, His return is fast approaching.

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