John 8:35

And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the seruant abideth not in the house for euer: but the Sonne abideth euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the servant does not go on living in the house for ever, but the son does.
- Basic English Bible

Now the bondman abides not in the house for ever: the son abides for ever.
- Darby Bible

And the servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the Son abideth for ever.
- Webster's Bible

Now a slave does not remain permanently in his master's house, but a son does.
- Weymouth Bible

A bondservant doesn't live in the house forever. A son remains forever.
- World English Bible

And the seruaunt dwellith not in the hows with outen ende, but the sone dwellith with outen ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the servant doth not remain in the house -- to the age, the son doth remain -- to the age;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:35


8:35 And the slave abideth not in the house - All sinners shall be cast out of God's house, as the slave was out of Abraham's: but I, the Son, abide therein for ever.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:35


Joh 8:35 The servant abideth not in the house for ever. The servant has no claim to remain continually in the same family, but may be changed at will. The son can remain because he is the son. The Jews, servants of sin, would soon be expelled from the Lord's house.

Discussion for John 8

  • Steve morrow
    JOB 38:2 who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge PSALM 18:28 for thou wilt light my candle --- THE LORD my GOD --- will enlighten my darkness 1 JOHN 2:9 he that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now --2:10--he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is --- none occasion of stumbling in him --2:11-- but he that hateth his brother is in darkness and walketh in darkness and knoweth not whither he goeth because that --- darkness hath blinded him --- PSALM 119:130 the entrance of --- THY words giveth light --- it giveth understanding to the simple ISAIAH 8:20 to the law and to the testimony if they speak not --- according to this word --- there is no light in them PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and the --- law is light --- and reproofs of instruction are the way of life 2 PETER 1:19 we have also a more sure word of prophecy whereunto you do well that you take heed as --- unto a light --- that shineth in a dark place until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts
  • A disciple
    "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." The ones who are walking in darkness don't know that they are in darkness, and cannot see where they're going, BECAUSE the darkness has blinded their eyes. Those who say they see, but have no need of repentance, their sins are retained. But if we DO the will of the Father if we with a good and honest heart receive the Word of the Glad Tidings Announced, and DO ALL that Jesus has commanded us then WE DO KNOW the Doctrine, and have our hearts assured that we are accepted of God in Christ. You cannot refuse instruction, refuse conviction of sin and error, refuse humility and compassion for others... REFUSE LIGHT and also have the Light of the world shining in you! The tree is know by its fruit and we are known whether we are of God, by our reception of His Spirit and His Word and by the reflection of His character and natural disposition, in all our course in life. But he that lacks these things IS BLIND, SHORT-SIGHTED, and HAS FORGOTTEN THE PURGING OF HIS SINS!
  • Mary Young
    Look at the first comment after John 8:12. That's the first time I ever heard that idea. The next comment should be either supporting it or proving it wrong but the comments are about other scriptures not having to di with the subject. Then a sales pitch to buy something. Probably for the pagan celebration Dec 25. The Saviour was born in the fall.
  • A disciple
    Dear Sister Lilian; I just want to give you a Word of comfort and encouragement. When Jesus washed the disciples' feet; Peter feeling so intensely his own unworthiness, first thrust Jesus away, saying, You shall never wash my feet! But after talking with the Lord about it he was shown that we are really free, and clean every whit through Jesus' washing us from our sins; but need to wash our feet.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Their is and always has been only one of two spiritual seeds any man or woman can ever receive and its permanent. The incorruptible seed of the Blessed Hope which is Speaking in Tongues made of the temple without hands Christ in you or- / the seed of the serpent. All those who Blaspheme the Holy Ghost have the absolute hate of their father the devil in them. Acts through Jude. Religion rejects it
  • Lilian
    Jesus is the only light of the world thru him there's no darkness. Let your holy Spirit Jesus to be with me and help me to be born again in Spirit every moment of my life. Amen

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