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John 8:28
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So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up[a] the Son of Man,(af) then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.(ag)
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John 8:29
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The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone,(ah) for I always do what pleases him."(ai)
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John 8:30
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Even as he spoke, many believed in him.(aj)
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John 8:31
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To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching,(ak) you are really my disciples.
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John 8:32
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Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."(al)
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John 8:33
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They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants(am) and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
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John 8:34
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Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.(an)
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John 8:35
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Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.(ao)
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John 8:36
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So if the Son sets you free,(ap) you will be free indeed.
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John 8:37
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I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me,(aq) because you have no room for my word.
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John 8:38
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I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence,(ar) and you are doing what you have heard from your father.[b]"(as)
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John 8:39
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"Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children,"(at) said Jesus, "then you would[c] do what Abraham did.
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John 8:40
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As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me,(au) a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God.(av) Abraham did not do such things.
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John 8:41
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You are doing the works of your own father."(aw) "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."(ax)
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John 8:42
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Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me,(ay) for I have come here from God.(az) I have not come on my own;(ba) God sent me.(bb)
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John 8:43
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Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
John 8:44
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You belong to your father, the devil,(bc) and you want to carry out your father's desires.(bd) He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.(be)
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John 8:45
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Yet because I tell the truth,(bf) you do not believe me!
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John 8:46
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Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
John 8:47
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Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.(bg) The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
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John 8:48
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The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan(bh) and demon-possessed?"(bi)
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John 8:49
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"I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
John 8:50
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I am not seeking glory for myself;(bj) but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
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John 8:51
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Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death."(bk)
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John 8:52
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At this they exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed!(bl) Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.
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John 8:53
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Are you greater than our father Abraham?(bm) He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
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John 8:54
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Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself,(bn) my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.(bo)
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John 8:55
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Though you do not know him,(bp) I know him.(bq) If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.(br)
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John 8:56
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Your father Abraham(bs) rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it(bt) and was glad."
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John 8:57
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"You are not yet fifty years old," they said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
John 8:58
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"Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born,(bu) I am!"(bv)
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John 8:59
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At this, they picked up stones to stone him,(bw) but Jesus hid himself,(bx) slipping away from the temple grounds.
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