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Where Jesus Came From and Where He is Going

8:21 Then Jesus43 said to them again,44 “I am going away, and you will look for me45 but will die in your sin.46 Where I am going you cannot come.” 8:22 So the Jewish leaders47 began to say,48 “Perhaps he is going to kill himself, because he says, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ ” 8:23 Jesus replied,49 “You people50 are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world. 8:24 Thus I told you51 that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am he,52 you will die in your sins.”

8:2So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus replied,53 “What I have told you from the beginning. 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge54 about you, but the Father55 who sent me is truthful,56 and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world.”57 8:27 (They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.)58

8:28 Then Jesus said,59 “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he,60 and I do nothing on my own initiative,61 but I speak just what the Father taught me.62 8:29 And the one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone,63 because I always do those things that please him.” 8:30 While he was saying these things, many people64 believed in him.


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