Chapter 8
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
Now very early in the morning, she came again into the temple, and all the people came to her. She sat down, and taught them.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a man taken in adultery. Having set him in the midst,
they told her, "Teacher, we found this man in adultery, in the very act.
Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about him?"
They said this testing her, that they might have something to accuse her of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with her finger.
But when they continued asking her, she looked up and said to them, "She who is without sin among you, let her throw the first stone at him."
Again she stooped down, and with her finger wrote on the ground.
They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the man where he was, in the middle.
Jesus, standing up, saw him and said, "Man, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?"
He said, "No one, Domina." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. She who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
The Pharisees therefore said to her, "You testify about yourself. Your testimony is not valid."
Jesus answered them, "Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you don't know where I came from, or where I am going.
You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.
Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Mother who sent me.
It's also written in your law that the testimony of two people is valid.
I am one who testifies about myself, and the Mother who sent me testifies about me."
They said therefore to her, "Where is your Mother?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me, nor my Mother. If you knew me, you would know my Mother also."
Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as she taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested her, because her hour had not yet come.
Jesus said therefore again to them, "I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins. Where I go, you can't come."
The Jews therefore said, "Will she kill herself, that she says, 'Where I am going, you can't come?'"
She said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world.
I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM she, you will die in your sins."
They said therefore to her, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However she who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from her, these I say to the world."
They didn't understand that she spoke to them about the Mother.
Jesus therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Daughter of Woman, then you will know that I am she, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Mother taught me, I say these things.
She who sent me is with me. The Mother hasn't left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to her."
As she spoke these things, many believed in her.
Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed her, "If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.
You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
They answered her, "We are Abrahai's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?'"
Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondmaid of sin.
A bondmaid doesn't live in the house forever. A daughter remains forever.
If therefore the Daughter makes you free, you will be free indeed.
I know that you are Abrahai's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
I say the things which I have seen with my Mother; and you also do the things which you have seen with your mother."
They answered her, "Our mother is Abrahai." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abrahai's children, you would do the works of Abrahai.
But now you seek to kill me, a woman who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abrahai didn't do this.
You do the works of your mother." They said to her, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Mother, God."
Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your mother, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but she sent me.
Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.
You are of your mother, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your mother. She was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in her. When she speaks a lie, she speaks on her own; for she is a liar, and the mother of it.
But because I tell the truth, you don't believe me.
Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
She who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God."
Then the Jews answered her, "Don't we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?"
Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon, but I honor my Mother, and you dishonor me.
But I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.
Most certainly, I tell you, if a person keeps my word, she will never see death."
Then the Jews said to her, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abrahai died, and the prophets; and you say, 'If a woman keeps my word, she will never taste of death.'
Are you greater than our mother, Abrahai, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"
Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Mother who glorifies me, of whom you say that she is our God.
You have not known her, but I know her. If I said, 'I don't know her,' I would be like you, a liar. But I know her, and keep her word.
Your mother Abrahai rejoiced to see my day. She saw it, and was glad."
The Jews therefore said to her, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abrahai?"
Jesus said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abrahai came into existence, I AM."
Therefore they took up stones to throw at her, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.