John Chapter 8
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1 Christ deliuereth the woman taken in adultery. 12 He preacheth himselfe the light of the world, and iustifieth his Doctrine: 33 Answereth the Iewes that boasted of Abraham, 59 And conueigheth himselfe from their crueltie.
Iesus went vnto þe Mount of Oliues:
And earely in the morning hee came againe into the Temple, and all the people came vnto him, and he sate downe, and taught them.
And the Scribes and Pharisees brought vnto him a woman taken in adultery, and when they had set her in the mids,
They say vnto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the Law commanded vs, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?5
This they said, tempting him, that they might haue to accuse him. But Iesus stouped downe, and with his finger wrote on the ground as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, hee lift vp himselfe, and saide vnto them, Hee that is without sinne among you, let him first cast a stone at her.7
And againe, hee stouped downe, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being conuicted by their owne conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, euen vnto the last: and Iesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When Iesus had lift vp himselfe, and saw none but the woman, hee said vnto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?
She saide, No man, Lord. And Iesus saide vnto her, Neither doe I condemne thee: Goe, and sinne no more.
¶ Then spake Iesus againe vnto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth mee, shall not walke in darkenesse, but shall haue the light of life.12
The Pharisees therefore said vnto him, Thou bearest record of thy selfe, thy record is not true.
Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Though I beare record of my selfe, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I goe: but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I goe.14
Yee iudge after the flesh, I iudge no man.
And yet if I iudge, my iudgement is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
It is also written in your Law, that the testimonie of two men is true.17
I am one that beare witnesse of my selfe, and the Father that sent mee, beareth witnesse of me.
Then said they vnto him, Where is thy Father? Iesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had knowen mee, yee should haue knowen my Father also.
These words spake Iesus in the treasury, as hee taught in the Temple: and no man layd hands on him, for his houre was not yet come.
Then saide Iesus againe vnto them, I goe my way, and ye shall seeke me, & shall die in your sinnes: Whither I goe, ye cannot come.
Then said the Iewes, Will hee kill himselfe? because he saith, Whither I goe, ye cannot come.
And hee said vnto them, Yee are from beneath, I am from aboue: Yee are of this world, I am not of this world.
I said therefore vnto you, that ye shall die in your sinnes. For if yee beleeue not that I am hee, yee shall die in your sinnes.
Then said they vnto him, Who art thou? And Iesus saith vnto them, Euen the same that I saide vnto you from the beginning.
I haue many things to say, and to iudge of you: But hee that sent mee is true, and I speake to the world, those things which I haue heard of him.
They vnderstood not that hee spake to them of the Father.
Then saide Iesus vnto them, When yee haue lift vp the Sonne of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I doe nothing of my selfe: but as my Father hath taught mee, I speake these things.
And he that sent me, is with me: the Father hath not left mee alone: for I doe alwayes those things that please him.
As hee spake those words, many beleeued on him.
Then said Iesus to those Iewes which beleeued on him, If ye continue in my word, then are yee my disciples indeed.
And ye shall know the Trueth, and the Trueth shall make you free.
¶ They answered him, We be Abraham seed, and were neuer in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Yee shall be made free?
Iesus answered them, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, Whosoeuer committeth sinne, is the seruant of sinne.34
And the seruant abideth not in the house for euer: but the Sonne abideth euer.
If the Sonne therfore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
I know that yee are Abrahams seed, but ye seeke to kill mee, because my word hath no place in you.
I speake that which I haue seene with my Father: and ye do that which ye haue seene with your father.
The true children of Abraham.
They answered, and said vnto him, Abraham is our father. Iesus sayth vnto them, If yee were Abrahams children, ye would doe the works of Abraham.
But now yee seeke to kill me, a man that hath tolde you the trueth, which I haue heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Ye doe the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not borne of fornication, wee haue one Father, euen God.
Iesus said vnto them, If God were your Father, yee would loue me, for I proceeded foorth, and came from God: neither came I of my selfe, but he sent me.
Why doe yee not vnderstand my speech? euen because yee cannot heare my word.
Ye are of your father the deuill, and the lusts of your father ye will doe: hee was a murtherer from the beginning, and abode not in the trueth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his owne: for he is a liar, and the father of it.44
And because I tell you the truth, ye beleeue me not.
Which of you conuinceth mee of sinne? And if I say the trueth, why doe ye not beleeue me?
He that is of God, heareth Gods words: ye therefore heare them not, because ye are not of God.47
Then answered the Iewes, and said vnto him, Say wee not well that thou art a Samaritane, & hast a deuill?
Iesus answered, I haue not a deuill: but I honour my Father, and ye doe dishonour me.
And I seeke not mine owne glory, there is one that seeketh & iudgeth.
Uerely, verely I say vnto you, If a man keepe my saying, hee shall neuer see death.
Then said the Iewes vnto him, Now we know that thou hast a deuill. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets: and thou sayest, If a man keepe my saying, he shall neuer taste of death.
Art thou greater then our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead: whom makest thou thy selfe?
The true children of Abraham.
Iesus answered, If I honour myselfe, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me, of whom ye say, that he is your God:
Yet ye haue not knowen him, but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shalbe a lyar like vnto you: but I know him, and keepe his saying.
Your father Abraham reioyced to see my day: and he saw it, & was glad.
Then said the Iewes vnto him, Thou art not yet fiftie yeeres olde, and hast thou seene Abraham?
Iesus said vnto them, Uerely, verely I say vnto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Then tooke they vp stones to cast at him: but Iesus hidde himselfe, and went out of the Temple, going thorow the midst of them, and so passed by.
John Chapter 8 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
5 Leuit.20. 10.
7 Deut. 17. 7.
12 Chap.1. 5.and 9.5.
14 Chap.5. 31.
17 Deut. 17. 6. matt.18. 16.
34 Rom.6. 20. 2.pet. 2.19.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania