The Douay-Rheims Bible John 8

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JN 8:1  And Jesus went unto mount Olivet.

JN 8:2  And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him, and sitting down he taught them.

JN 8:3  And the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set her in the midst,

JN 8:4  And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.

JN 8:5  Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou?

JN 8:6  And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

JN 8:7  When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

JN 8:8  And again stooping down, he wrote on the ground.

JN 8:9  But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst.

JN 8:10  Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?

JN 8:11  Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.

JN 8:12  Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

JN 8:13  The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou givest testimony of thyself: thy testimony is not true.

JN 8:14  Jesus answered, and said to them: Although I give testimony of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go: but you know not whence I come, or whither I go.

JN 8:15  You judge according to the flesh: I judge not any man.

JN 8:16  And if I do judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

JN 8:17  And in your law it is written, that the testimony of two men is true.

JN 8:18  I am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me.

JN 8:19  They said therefore to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Neither me do you know, nor my Father: if you did know me, perhaps you would know my Father also.

JN 8:20  These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

JN 8:21  Again therefore Jesus said to them: I go, and you shall seek me, and you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come.

JN 8:22  The Jews therefore said: Will he kill himself, because he said: Whither I go, you cannot come?

JN 8:23  And he said to them: You are from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world.

JN 8:24  Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin.

JN 8:25  They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who also speak unto you.

JN 8:26  Many things I have to speak and to judge of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in the world.

JN 8:27  And they understood not, that he called God his Father.

JN 8:28  Jesus therefore said to them: When you shall have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know, that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father hath taught me, these things I speak:

JN 8:29  And he that sent me, is with me, and he hath not left me alone: for I do always the things that please him.

JN 8:30  When he spoke these things, many believed in him.

JN 8:31  Then Jesus said to those Jews, who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

JN 8:32  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

JN 8:33  They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham, and we have never been slaves to any man: how sayest thou: you shall be free?

JN 8:34  Jesus answered them: Amen, amen I say unto you: that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin.

JN 8:35  Now the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the son abideth for ever.

JN 8:36  If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

JN 8:37  I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

JN 8:38  I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do the things that you have seen with your father.

JN 8:39  They answered, and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.

JN 8:40  But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not.

JN 8:41  You do the works of your father. They said therefore to him: We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, even God.

JN 8:42  Jesus therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded, and came; for I came not of myself, but he sent me:

JN 8:43  Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

JN 8:44  You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

JN 8:45  But if I say the truth, you believe me not.

JN 8:46  Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me?

JN 8:47  He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.

JN 8:48  The Jews therefore answered, and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

JN 8:49  Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me.

JN 8:50  But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

JN 8:51  Amen, amen I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever.

JN 8:52  The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever.

JN 8:53  Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself?

JN 8:54  Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God.

JN 8:55  And you have not known him, but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him, and do keep his word.

JN 8:56  Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad.

JN 8:57  The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

JN 8:58  Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am.

JN 8:59  They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.