8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the Light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou testifiest of thyself: thy testimony is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said to them: Though I testify of myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I came and whither I go: you know not whence I come or whither I go.
15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
16 And even if I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and he that sent me.
17 And even in your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me testifies of me.
19 They said therefore to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: You know neither me nor my Father: if you had known me, you would have known my Father also.
20 These words spoke he in the treasury while teaching in the temple; and no one took him, because his hour had not yet come.
21 He therefore said again to them: I go away, and you shall seek me, and in your sin you shall die: whither I go you cannot come.
22 The Jews then said: Will he kill himself, because he says: Whither I go you cannot come?
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.
24 Therefore said I to you that you shall die in your sins; for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.
25 They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: Altogether that which I also say to you.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you; but he that sent me is true, and what I have heard from him, these things I speak unto the world.
27 They knew not that he spoke to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus: When you shall have, lifted up the Son of man, then you shall know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: he has not left me alone, for I do always the things that are pleasing to him.
30 While he was speaking these things many believed on him.
31 Jesus then said to the Jews that believed on him: If you abide in my word, you are my disciples in truth,
32 and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered to him: We are Abraham’s posterity, and have never been in bondage to any one; how sayest thou: You shall become free?
34 Jesus answered them: Verily, verily, I say to you, that every one that does sin is a servant of sin.
35 But the servant abides not in the house forever: the Son abides forever.
36 If, then, the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
37 I know that you are Abraham’s posterity; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.
38 I speak what things I have seen with my Father, and you then do what things you have heard from your father.
39 They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them: If you were the children of Abraham, you would do the works of Abraham;
40 but now you seek to kill me, a man that has spoken to you the truth, which I heard from God: this Abraham did not.
41 You do the works of your fathers. They said to him: We have not been born of lewdness; we have one Father, God.
42 Jesus said to them: If God were your Father, you would love me; for I came forth from God and have come hither: nor indeed have I come of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why know you not my speech? because you cannot hear my word.
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 has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks what is false, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
45 But because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.
46 Which of you convinces me of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe me?
47 He that is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you hear not, because you are not of God.
48 The Jews answered and said to him: Do we not well say that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?
49 Jesus answered: I have not a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
50 But I seek not my glory: there is that seeks and judges.
51 Verily, verily, I say to you, if any one keep my word, he shall never see death.
52 The Jews said to him: Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest: If any one keep my word, he shall never taste of death:
53 art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
54 Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father that glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God;
55 and yet you have not known him, but I know him. If I should say that I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I know him, and his word I keep.
56 Abraham, your father, rejoiced that he could see my day, and he saw it and was glad.
57 The Jews then said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, before Abraham came into being, I am.
59 They therefore took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.