Before Abraham Was, I Am

John 8

48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and g have a demon?" 49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but h I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet i I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Truly, truly, j I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never k see death." 52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! l Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet m you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never n taste death.' 53 o Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?" 54 Jesus answered, p "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. q It is my Father who glorifies me, r of whom you say, 'He is our God.' 1 55 But s you have not known him. t I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be u a liar v like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. 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?" 2 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 7:20
    The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?
  2. Cross References
    John 5:23
    That all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
    John 7:18
    The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.
  3. Cross References
    John 8:54
    Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, 'He is our God.
    John 5:41
    I do not receive glory from people.
  4. Cross References
    John 5:24
    Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
    John 11:26
    And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?
  5. Cross References
    Luke 2:26
    And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
  6. Cross References
    Zechariah 1:5
    Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
  7. Cross References
    John 8:51
    Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 16:28
    Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.
    Hebrews 2:9
    But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
  9. Cross References
    John 4:12
    Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.
  10. Cross References
    John 8:50
    Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.
  11. Cross References
    John 13:32
    If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once.
    John 17:1
    When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you.
    Acts 3:13
    The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
    Hebrews 5:5
    So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you".
    2 Peter 1:17
    For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
  12. 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.
  13. Cross References
    John 8:19
    They said to him therefore, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.
    John 7:28
    So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.
  14. Cross References
    John 7:29
    I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.
    Matthew 11:27
    All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
  15. Cross References
    1 John 1:6
    If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
  16. Cross References
    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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.'
  22. Cross References
    John 10:31
    The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.
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