John 8:27-43

A  (27)  They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

B  (28)  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself;

C  (28b-29)  but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

D  (30-32)  As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

E  (33a)  They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man:

F  (33b)  how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

G  (34-35)  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

F’  (36)  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

E’  (37a)  I know that ye are Abraham’s seed;

D’  (37b)  but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

C’  (38-41a)  I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.

B’  (41b-42)  Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

A’  (43)  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

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