The Truth Will Set You Free

John 8

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, c "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will d know the truth, and the truth e will set you free." 33 They answered him, f "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?"

34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, g everyone who commits sin is a slave 1 to sin. 35 h The slave does not remain in the house forever; i the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet j you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. 38 k I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard l from your father."

  1. Cross References
    John 15:7 - 8
    If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
    2 John 1:9
    Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
  2. Cross References
    2 John 1:1
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth.
  3. Cross References
    John 8:36
    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free i...
    Romans 6:18
    And, having been set free from sin, have become...
    Romans 6:22
    But now that you have been set free from sin an...
    Romans 8:2
    For the law of the Spirit of life has set you f...
    1 Corinthians 7:22
    For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is...
    2 Corinthians 3:17
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spiri...
    Galatians 5:1
    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm ...
    Galatians 5:13
    For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only ...
    James 1:25
    But the one who looks into the perfect law, the...
    James 2:12
    So speak and so act as those who are to be judg...
    1 Peter 2:16
    Live as people who are free, not using your fre...
  4. Cross References
    John 8:37
    I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.
    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.
    Matthew 3:9
    And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.
    Luke 19:9
    And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.
    Romans 9:7
    And not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but "Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 6:16 - 20
    Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
    Titus 3:3
    For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
    2 Peter 2:19
    They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 21:10
    So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.
    Galatians 4:30
    But what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 15:31
    And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
  8. Cross References
    John 8:40
    But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.
    John 7:1
    After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.
  9. Cross References
    John 3:32
    He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.
    John 5:19
    So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
    John 6:46
    Not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.
  10. Cross References
    John 8:41
    You are doing the works your father did." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father - even God.
    John 8:44
    You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
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