John 8:58

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 8:58

Iesus said vnto them, Uerely, verely I say vnto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I am.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth, answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."
- World English Bible

Therfor Jhesus seide to hem, Treuli, treuli, Y seie to you, bifor that Abraham schulde be, Y am.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus said to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham's coming -- I am;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 8:58

Wesley's Notes for John 8:58


8:58 Before Abraham was I AM - Even from everlasting to everlasting. This is a direct answer to the objection of the Jews, and shows how much greater he was than Abraham.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:58


Joh 8:58 Before Abraham was, I am. A solemn and official declaration, preceded by "Verily, verily" (see PNT "Joh 3:3"). The utterance is a remarkable one. It does not merely assert that he was before Abraham, but before Abraham was, I AM. It identifies with the I AM of the Old Testament. Divinity has no past tense, no future tense, but always the present.

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