The Complete Sayings of Jesus, by Arthur Hinds, , at sacred-texts.com
A.D. 29. Age 32. Jerusalem.
John 8, 2-59.
EARLY in the morning Jesus came again into the temple. The people came; and he sat down, and taught them.
¶The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. † They say unto Jesus, Master, Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.
But Jesus stooped, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,
Again Jesus stooped, and wrote on the ground. And they, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest: Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When he had lifited up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said,
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her,
¶Jesus spake again unto the people, saying,
The Pharisees therefore said, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered,
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
Then said they, Where is thy father? Jesus answered,
These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come. Then said Jesus again,
Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said,
Then said they, Who art thou? And Jesus answered,
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus,
As he spake these words, many believed. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
¶They answered, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered,
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
They answered, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith,
Then they said, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus answered,
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Then answered the Jews, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Then said the Jews, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets, and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall
never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: who makest thou thyself? Jesus answered,
Then said the Jews, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus answered,
They took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
65:† In the Revised Version the account of this episode is enclosed in brackets. In the margin is this: "Most of the ancient authorities omit John vii, 63-viii, 11. Those which contain it vary much from each other."