John 8:21–30

21 Then He said again to them, I go away, and ayou will seek Me, and bwill die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.”

22 So athe Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, bWhere I am going, you cannot come?”

23 And He was saying to them, aYou are from below, I am from above; byou are of this world, cI am not of this world.

24 Therefore I said to you that you awill die in your sins; for unless you believe that 1bI am He, ayou will die in your sins.”

25 So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them, 1What have I been saying to you from the beginning?

26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but aHe who sent Me is true; and bthe things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.”

27 They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father.

28 So Jesus said, When you alift up the Son of Man, then you will know that 1bI am He, and cI do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.

29 And He who sent Me is with Me; aHe 1has not left Me alone, for bI always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”

30 As He spoke these things, amany came to believe in Him.

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