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John 8:23 (Table X)

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21Jesus again spoke to the people. "I am going away," he said, "and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin; you cannot come where I am going." 22"Is he going to kill himself," the Jews exclaimed, "that he says-- 'You cannot go where I am going'?" 23"You," added Jesus, "are from below, I am from above; you are of this present world, I am not; 24And so I told you that you would die in your sins, for, unless you believe that I am what I am, you will die in your sins." 25"Who are you?" they asked. "Why ask exactly what I have been telling you?" said Jesus. 26"I have still much that concerns you to speak of and to pass judgement on; yet he who sent me may be trusted, and I speak to the world only of the things which I have heard from him." 27They did not understand that he meant the Father. 28So Jesus added. "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will understand that I am what I am, and that I do nothing of myself, but that I say just what the Father has taught me. 29Moreover, he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone; for I always do what pleases him." 30While he was speaking in this way, many came to believe in him.
31So Jesus went on to say to those Jews who had believed him. "If you remain constant to my Message, you are truly my disciples; 32And you find out the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." 33"We are descendants of Abraham," was their answer, "and have never yet been in slavery to any one. What do you mean by saying 'you will be set free'?" 34"In truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "every one who sins is a slave to sin. 35And a slave does not remain in the home always; but a son remains always. 36If, then, the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed! 37I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you are seeking to put me to death, because my Message finds no place in your hearts.
38I tell you what I have myself seen in the presence of my Father; and you, in the same way, do what you have learned from your father." 39"Our father is Abraham," was their answer. "If you are Abraham's children," replied Jesus, "do what Abraham did. 40But, as it is, you are seeking to put me to death--a man who has told you the Truth as he heard it from God. Abraham did not act in that way. 41You are doing what your own father does." "We are not bastards," they said, "we have one Father--God himself." 42"If God were your Father," Jesus replied, "you would have loved me, for I came out from God, and now am here; and I have not come of myself, but he sent me as his Messenger. 43How is it that you do not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my Message. 44As for you, you are children of your Father the Devil, and you are determined to do what your father loves to do. He was a murderer from the first, and did not stand by the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he does what is natural to him; because he is a liar, and the father of lying. 45But, as for me, it is because I speak the truth to you that you do not believe me.
46Which of you can convict me of sin? Why then do not you believe me, if I am speaking truth? 47He who comes from God listens to God's teaching; the reason why you do not listen is because you do not come from God." 48"Are not we right, after all," replied the Jews, "in saying that you are a Samaritan, and are possessed by a demon?" 49"I am not possessed by a demon," Jesus answered, "but I am showing reverence for my Father; and yet you have no reverence for me. 50Not that I am seeking honor for myself; there is one who is seeking my honor, and he decides.
51In truth I tell you, if any one lays my Message to heart, he will never really die." 52"Now we are sure that you are possessed by a demon," the Jews replied. "Abraham died, and so did the Prophets; and yet you say 'If any one lays my Message to heart, he will never know death.' 53Are you greater than our ancestor Abraham, who died? And the Prophets died too. Whom do you make yourself out to be?" 54"If I do honor to myself," answered Jesus, "such honor counts for nothing. It is my Father who does me honor--and you say that he is your God; 55And yet you have not learned to know him; but I know him; and, if I were to say that I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him, and I lay his Message to heart. 56Your ancestor Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day; and he did see it, and was glad." 57"You are not fifty years old yet," the Jews exclaimed, "and have you seen Abraham?" 58"In truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "before Abraham existed I was." 59At this they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and left the Temple Courts.
1As Jesus passed by, he saw a man who had been blind from his birth. 1As Jesus passed by, he saw a man who had been blind from his birth. 2"Rabbi," asked his disciples, "who was it that sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3"Neither the man nor the parents," replied Jesus; "but he was born blind that the work of God should be made plain in him. 4We must do the work of him who sent me, while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world." 6Saying this, Jesus spat on the ground, made clay with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. 7"Go," he said, "and wash your eyes in the Bath of Siloam." So the man went and washed his eyes, and returned able to see.
8Upon this his neighbors, and those who had formerly known him by sight as a beggar, exclaimed. "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?" 9"Yes," some said, "it is"; while others said. "No, but he is like him." The man himself said. "I am he." 10"How did you get your sight, then?" they asked. 11"The man whom they call Jesus," he answered, "made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me 'Go to Siloam and wash your eyes.' So I went and washed my eyes, and gained my sight." 12"Where is he?" they asked. I do not know," he answered.
13They took the man, who had been blind, to the Pharisees. 14Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and gave him his sight. 15So the Pharisees also questioned the man as to how he had gained his sight. "He put clay on my eyes," he answered, "and I washed them, and I can see." 16"The man cannot be from God," said some of the Pharisees, "for he does not keep the Sabbath." "How is it possible," retorted others, "for a bad man to give signs like this?" 17So there was a difference of opinion among them, and they again questioned the man; "What do you yourself say about him, for it is to you that he has given sight?" 18The Jews, however, refused to believe that he had been blind and had gained his sight, until they had called his parents and questioned them. 19"Is this your son," they asked, "who you say was born blind? If so, how is it that he can see now?" 20"We know that this is our son," answered the parents, "and that he was born blind; 21But how it is that he can see now we do not know; nor do we know who it was that gave him his sight. Ask him--he is old enough- -he will tell you about himself." 22His parents spoke in this way because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that, if any one should acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, he should be expelled from their synagogues. 23This was why his parents said 'He is old enough; ask him.' 24So the Jews again called the man who had been blind, and said to him. "Give God the praise; we know that this is a bad man." 25"I know nothing about his being a bad man," he replied; "one thing I do know, that although I was blind, now I can see." 26"What did he do to you?" they asked. "How did he give you your sight?" 27"I told you just now," he answered, "and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Surely you also do not want to become his disciples?" 28"You are his disciple," they retorted scornfully; "but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God spoke to Moses; but, as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." 30"Well," the man replied, "this is very strange; you do not know where he comes from, and yet he has given me my sight! 31We know that God never listens to bad men, but, when a man is god- fearing and does God's will, God listens to him. 32Since the world began, such a thing was never heard of as any one's giving sight to a person born blind. 33If this man had not been from God, he could not have done anything at all." 34"You," they retorted, "were born totally depraved; and are you trying to teach us?" So they expelled him.
35Jesus heard of their having put him out; and, when he had found the man, he asked. "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36"Tell me who he is, Sir," he replied, "so that I may believe in him." 37"Not only have you seen him," said Jesus; "but it is he who is now speaking to you." 38"Then, Sir, I do believe," said the man, bowing to the ground before him;
39And Jesus added. "It was to put men to the test that I came into this world, in order that those that cannot see should see, and that those that can see should become blind." 40Hearing this, some of the Pharisees who were with him said. "Then are we blind too?" 41"If you had been blind," replied Jesus, "you would have had no sin to answer for; but, as it is, you say 'We can see,' and so your sin remains.
1In truth I tell you, whoever does not go into the sheepfold through the door, but climbs up at some other place, that man is a thief and a robber; 1In truth I tell you, whoever does not go into the sheepfold through the door, but climbs up at some other place, that man is a thief and a robber; 2But the man who goes in through the door is shepherd to the sheep. 3For him the watchman opens the door; and the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. 4When he has brought them all out, he walks in front of them, and his sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5They will not follow a stranger, but will run away from him; because they do not know a stranger's voice." 6This was the allegory that Jesus told them, but they did not understand of what he was speaking. 7So he continued. "In truth I tell you, I am the Door for the sheep. 8All who came before me were thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the Door; he who goes in through me will be safe, and he will go in and out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal, to kill, and to destroy; I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in greater fulness. 11I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. 12The hired man who is not a shepherd, and who does not own the sheep, when he sees a wolf coming, leaves them and runs away; then the wolf seizes them, and scatters the flock. 13He does this because he is only a hired man and does not care about the sheep. 14I am the Good Shepherd; and I know my sheep, and my sheep know me--