John 8:56-59

Before Abraham Was, I Am

56 w Your father Abraham x rejoiced y that he would see my day. z He saw it and was glad." 57 So the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" 1 58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, a I am." 59 So b they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

  1. Cross References
    John 8:39
    They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 13:17
    For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
  3. Cross References
    Luke 17:22
    And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
  4. Cross References
    Hebrews 11:13
    These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 3:14
    God said to Moses, " I am who I am." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, ' I am has sent me to you.'
  6. Cross References
    John 10:31
    The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.
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