John 8:54–59

54 Jesus replied, If I glorify myself,e my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.f 55 Though you do not know him,g I know him.h If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.i 56 Your father Abrahamj rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw itk and was glad.”

57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”

58 Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, before Abraham was born,l I am!”m 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him,n but Jesus hid himself,o slipping away from the temple grounds.

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