Modern Literal Version
[John 8] 8:1 but Jesus traveled to the Mountain of Olives.

     8:2 Now from daybreak, he came* again into the temple and all the people were coming to him, and having sat down, he was teaching them.

     8:3 Now the scribes and the Pharisees lead a woman having been overtaken in adultery to him. And having stood her in the middle of them, 8:4 they say to him, testing him, Teacher, this woman was overtaken in the very-act of committing adultery. 8:5 Now Moses commanded us in the law such ones are to be stoned. Therefore what do you say? 8:6 But they were saying this thing, testing him, in order that they may have something to accuse him.

     But Jesus stooped downward and was writing in the soil with his finger and making-like notanythingwas happening. 8:7 Now as they were remaining, asking him, he stood-erect and said to them, The sinless one among you*, let him cast the first stone upon her.8:8 And again he stooped downward and was writing in the soil.

     8:9 Now when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, they were going out one by one, having begun from the elders and Jesus was being left alone, and the woman being in hismidst.

     8:10 Now Jesus stood-erect and saw no one other-than the woman and said to her, Where are those men, your accusers? Did no one condemn you?

     8:11 Now she said, No one, Lord.

     Now Jesus said, Neither do I judge you. Travel on and sin no longer!

     8:12 Therefore, again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who is following me should never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.

     8:13 Therefore the Pharisees said to him, You are testifying concerning yourself; your testimony is not true.

     8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I testify concerning myself, my testimony is true, because I know from where I came and where I am proceeding away to, but you* do not know from where I come or where I am proceeding away to. 8:15You* judge according to the flesh; I judge no one according to the flesh.8:16And even if I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me.8:17And it has been written in your* law, that the testimony of two men is true. {Deu 19:15}8:18I am he who is testifying concerning myself and the Father who sent me is testifying concerning me.

     8:19 Therefore they were saying to him, Where is your Father?

     Jesus answered, You* know neither me, nor my Father; if you* knew me, you* would also know my Father.8:20 (Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, while teaching in the temple and no one arrested him, because his hour had not come yet.)

     8:21 Therefore Jesus said again to them, I am proceeding away and you* will be seeking me and will be dying in your* sin; where I am proceeding away to, you* are not able to come.

     8:22 Therefore the Jews were saying, Will he kill himself, because he says, Where I am proceeding away to, you* are not able to come?

     8:23 And he said to them, You* are from below; I am from above. You* are from this world; I am not from this world. 8:24Therefore I said to you*, that you* will be dying in your* sins; for* if you* do not believe that I am, you* will be dying in your* sins.

     8:25 Therefore they were saying to him, Who are you?

     And Jesus said to them, The beginning, which is something that I am also speaking to you*.8:26I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you*, but he who sent me is true, and the things which I heard from him, I am saying these things to the world.8:27 (They did not know that he spoke concerning the Father to them.) 8:28 Therefore Jesus said to them, Whenever you* exalt the Son of Man, then you* will know that I am he and that I am doing* nothing from myself, but just-as my Father taught me, I am speaking these things to the world. 8:29And he who sent me is with me; the Father did not leave me alone, because I am always doing*those things pleasing to him.8:30While speaking these things, many believed in him.

     8:31 Therefore Jesus said to those Jews who have believed in him, If you* abide in my word,then you* truly are my disciples; 8:32and you* will know the truth and the truth will be making you* free.8:33 They answered him, We are Abraham's seed and have been enslaved to no one at anytime. How do you say, You* will become free?

     8:34 Jesus answered them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, Everyone who practices sin is the bondservant of sin.

     8:35Now the bondservant does not abide in the house forever; the son abides forever. 8:36Therefore, if the Son makes you* free, you* really will be free. 8:37I know that you* are Abraham's seed; but you* are seeking to kill me, because my word is not making room in you*in your*hearts.8:38I am speaking the things which I have seen from my Father and therefore you* are practicing what you* have seen from your* father.

     8:39 They answered and said to him, Our father is Abraham.

     Jesus says to them, If you* were Abraham's children, were you*ever practicing the works of Abraham? 8:40But now you* are seeking to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you*, which I heard from God. Abraham did not ever do* this.8:41You* are practicing the works of your* father.

     Therefore they said to him, We have not been born from fornication; we have one FatherС God.

     8:42 Therefore Jesus said to them, If God was your* Father, you* would love* me; for* I came out and am coming from God; for* neither have I come from myself, but from that one who sent me.8:43Why do you* not know my speech? Is it because you* are not able to hear my word?8:44You* are from your* father, the devil, and you* are willing to do* the lusts of your* father. Thatone was a murderer from the beginning and is not standing in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own things, because he is a liar and the father of it.8:45But because I speak the truth, you* do not believe me.8:46Which out of you*convicts me concerning sin? But if I speak the truth, why are you* not believing in me? 8:47He who is from God hears the declarations of God, but because of this, you* do not hear them, because you* are not from God.

     8:48 Therefore the Jews answered and said to him, Do we not say well that you are a Samaritan and you have a demon?

     8:49 Jesus answered, I do not have a demon, but I am honoring my Father and you* are dishonoring me.8:50 But I am not seeking my own glory. There is one who is seeking and is judging.8:51Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, If anyone keeps my word, he should never view his death forever.

     8:52 Therefore the Jews said to him, Now we have known that you have a demon. Abraham died and the prophets, and you say, If anyone keeps my word, he should never taste of death forever. 8:53 You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? And the prophets died; whom are you making* yourself out to be?

     8:54 Jesus answered, If I am glorifying myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who is glorifying me; of whom you* say, that he is our God.8:55And you* have not known him, but I know him, and if I say, I do not know him, I will be similar to you*, a liar, but I know him and I am keeping his word.8:56Your* father Abraham was glad that* he might see my day, and he saw it and rejoiced.

     8:57 Therefore the Jews said to him, You do not yet have fifty years in and you have seen Abraham?

     8:58 Jesus said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, Before Abraham is to be born, I am.8:59 Therefore, they took up stones in order that they might cast them at him, but Jesus was hidden and went forth out of the temple, having gone right through the middle of them and so he was passing away.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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