7 The woman's accusers looked one to another, several picked up stones but one by one let them fall to the ground and walked away until all were gone save one man who stood away back.
8 When Jesus lifted Himself He asked of the woman, "Where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you?" 9 Jesus pointed to the man that stood afar and motioned him over.
10 "Lord," the woman answered, "no man has accused me. They have all departed."
11 "Who is this?" Jesus asked, as the man came beside her.
12 The woman bowed her head. "This is my husband, sir," she answered.
13 "As he condemns you neither," Jesus continued, "I see no reason why I should condemn you. Go and sin no more."
14 As they went to go out Demetrius joined them. Let us get you to your house," he warned, "and be away from here quickly. They were not able to put you to the use they desired, now they will try to take your lives, because you have shamed them. But come with me, and I will see you go to a place of safety where they cannot reach you."
15 The woman and her husband looked to Jesus. With His nod they hurried away with Demetrius. Jesus turned to the apostles remarking, "I am the light of the world. He that follows after me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the Light Of Life."
16 A Pharisee cried out, "You bear witness to yourself. Your witness is not true."
17 Jesus rebuked him, saying, "I bear witness of myself and my witness is true. For I know from where I have come and where I will go. But you cannot tell either. You judge after the flesh, I judge no man. Yet if I judge my judgment is true. For I am not alone, but I am with The Father who has sent me.
18 It is also written in your Law that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bears witness of myself, and The Father that sent me bears witness, also."
19 Then they asked Him, "Where is your Father?"
20 Jesus answered, "You know me not or you would know where my Father is. If you had known my Father, then you would have known me and the covenant would have been fulfilled."
21 When they heard this, they were enraged and would have put hands on Him, but no man could move. It was like their feet were nailed.
22 Then said Jesus, "I go my way, you shall seek me and you will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come."
23 Then said the Jews, "He will kill Himself because He says 'where I go you cannot come.'"
24 Jesus answered them, "You are from the breath, I am from above. You are from this world, I am NOT of this world. I say, therefore, unto you, that you shall die in your sin."
25 Then they asked of Him, "Who IS it you are?"
26 Jesus answered, "Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning, I have many things to say and to judge of you. But He that sent me is true. I speak to the world these things which I have heard from Him."
27 They understood not that He spoke of God.

Chapter Forty-Four

Then Jesus said to them, "When you have lifted up The Son Of Man, then shall you know that I am He, and that I do these things not of myself, but at my Father's bidding do I teach you, and, speak of these things.
2 He that sent me is with me. The Father would not leave me alone. For I do always those things that please Him." 3 As He spoke many believed Him.
4 Then Jesus said to the Jews that believed Him, "If you believe my words, then you are my disciples, indeed. For you now know the truth, and the truth has made you free."
5 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's seed. Never were we in bondage to any man, yet you say now we are free."
6 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly I say to you, whoever sins is the captive of sin. The captive of sin abides not in the house forever, but The Son abides forever.
7 If The Son, therefore, shall make you free, you shall be free, indeed, forever. I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet some of you seek to kill me because my words have no place in your heart. For sin occupies it, already.
8 I speak that which my Father has seen and you do that which you have seen with your Fathers."
9 Jesus told them, "If you were Abraham's children you would do the works of Abraham. But your Fathers were sin, and you do the works of your Fathers. That is why you seek to kill me.
10 A man that has told you the truth which I have heard from God. This Abraham would not do. You do the deeds of your Fathers."
11 The Jews said to Him, "We be not born of fornication. We have one Father, even God."
12 And Jesus rebuked them, saying, "If God were your Father, you would love me. For I come from God. I do not come from myself, but He sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is not because you do not hear my words, you are your Fathers, the demons. The lusts of your Fathers you will do.
13 They were murderers from the beginning, and abide not in the truth, because there was no truth in them. When they spoke a lie they spoke of their own, for theirs IS the lie, and the fathers of it.

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