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

  • Robert DeHaan
    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and he was glad. I too will rejoice on that great and glorious day, when I will see my Blessed Savior. I long for the day when every knee will bow, proclaiming the truth of the victory at the cross and a new life in Christ was given to me! Yeshua longs to know us and to experience his deep abiding love. Thank you, Abba Father.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 8:32- "And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." There is one thing forever true about the freedom truth brings: the freedom that comes when we know truth - is a 'conditional' freedom. It does not free us from the result of our deeds; the freedom that comes wit truth - is the freedom - to CHOOSE - " ... choose ye this day whom ye will serve ... "; Josh. 24:15.
  • Irene123
    God bless you Kesha - that you have a heart for Jesus (God) and His truth!!
  • Bruce
    Tjohn past sins in years past should stay in the pass. If it's best to seek forgiveness of those you hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing:Rom 10:17. Have u felt the tug in ur heart John 6:44,Rom 10:13,John 1:12 Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Bud
    Joyce B. John 8: 38 Jesus specking as I have seen with my father ( GOD ) You have seen with your father (satin) vers. 39 If you were of Abraham you would not be of satin and try to kill me.
  • BSP
    Jesus was explaining that he existed in heaven before Abaraham was even born showing that he is greater than any human who has ever existed.

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