The Woman Caught in Sexual Sin
8[1-11] Then Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives. And early in the morning Yeshua came into the place of worship again, and all the people came and sat down, so the Christ taught them. And the religious leaders and those from the religious sects brought to Yeshua a woman caught in the act of sexual sin; and when they had set her in the middle of the room, they said to Yeshua, “Teacher, this woman was caught in sexual sin, in the very act. Now Moses in the Word of God told us, that these kinds of people must be stoned to death: but what do you say?” But they said this, tempting Yeshua, so that they would have something to accuse the Christ of. But Yeshua bent over, and with a finger wrote on the ground as though not hearing them. So when they asked the Christ again, Yeshua stood up, answering them, “Whoever has never sinned among you, let them be the first to throw a stone at her.” And Yeshua bent over again, and wrote on the ground. And those who heard it, being convicted by their own consciences, went out one by one, from the oldest, even to the last youngest: and Yeshua was left alone, with the woman standing in the middle of the room. So when Yeshua got up, and saw no one but the woman, the Christ said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no one accused you?” So she answered, “No one, Christ.” And Yeshua said to her, “Nor do I accuse you. Go, but don’t sin any more.”
The Light of the World
[12-18] Then Yeshua spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world: whoever follows Me won’t walk in darkness, but will have light for the way of life.” So the religious leaders said, “Just because you say so, doesn’t make it true.” So Yeshua answered, “Though I say so Myself, still My record is true because I know where I came from, and where I go; but you can’t tell where I came from, nor where I go. You judge by what you see; I judge no one. But still if I judge, My judgment is true because I am not alone, but it is I and the One who sent Me. It’s also written in your law, that if two people say something is true, then it’s the truth. I am One that says what I say of Myself is true, and the One that sent Me tells the truth about Me, too.”
[19-27] Then they asked, “Where is the One who sent You?” So Yeshua answered, “You neither know Me, nor the One who sent Me: if you had known Me, you would have known the One who sent Me also.” These words Yeshua spoke in the treasury room, while teaching in the place of worship: and no one tried to take the Christ because it wasn’t the right time yet. Then Yeshua said to them again, “I go away, and you’ll look for Me, but will die in your sins: and where I go, you can’t come.” Then the Jews asked, “Will you kill yourself?” for saying, “Where I go, you can’t come.” And the Christ answered, “You’re from below; I am from above: you’re of this world; but I am not of this world. So I said to you, that you’ll die in your sins because if you don’t believe that I am the Christ, you’ll die without forgiveness for your sins.” Then they asked, “Who are you?” And Yeshua answered, “The One who I said I was from the beginning. I have many things to say about you and to judge: but the One who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world only what I’ve heard from that One.” But they didn’t understand that the Christ spoke to them of God.
The Truth will Make You Free
[28-32] Then Yeshua said, “When you’ve lifted Me up, then you’ll know that I am the One, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My God has told Me, I speak this. And the One who sent Me is with Me: God hasn’t left Me alone because I always do what pleases God.” As Yeshua spoke these words, many believed on the Christ. Then Yeshua said to the Jews who believed, “If you stay in My Word, then you are My true followers; and you’ll know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
[33-47] And they answered, “We’re of Abraham’s family, and have never served anyone: so how can you say, ‘You’ll become free?’” So Yeshua answered, “The truth is, whoever is doing sinful things is the servant of that sin. And the servant doesn’t live in the house forever: but only the true Child lives there forever. So if the Child makes you free, you’ll be truly free. I know that you’re of Abraham’s family; but you try to kill Me, because you don’t accept My Word. I speak only what I’ve seen with the One I came from: and you do what you’ve seen with who you came from.” Then they said, “We come from Abraham.” But Yeshua answered, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do what you’ve seen of Abraham. But now you try to kill Me, because I have told you the truth, which I’ve heard of God: Abraham didn’t do like this. You do what the One you came from does.” Then they said, “We weren’t born of unfaithfulness; we’ve come from only One, who is God.” So Yeshua said, “If God was who you came from, you would love Me because I came from God; nor did I come of Myself, but God sent Me. Why don’t you understand what I say? It’s because you can’t hear My Words. You come from the devil, and what the devil wants, you’ll do. The devil was a murderer from the beginning, and didn’t stay in the truth, because there’s no truth in the devil. When someone speaks a lie, it is spoken out of themselves because they’re a liar, and the one they’re from is a liar, too. And because what I say is true, you don’t believe Me. Who of you can prove Me a sinner? And if I speak the truth, why don’t you believe Me? Whoever is of God hears the Word of God: so you who can’t hear them, aren’t of God.”
[48-59] Then the Jews said, “Didn’t we say rightly that you’re a Samaritan, and have an evil spirit?” Then Yeshua answered, “I don’t have an evil spirit; but I honor My God, and you dishonor Me. And I don’t want praise for Myself: but there’s One who wants it and judges. The truth is, if anyone keeps My Word, they won’t see death.” Then the Jews said, “Now we know that you have an evil spirit. Abraham is dead, and all the great preachers; and you say, ‘If someone keeps My Word, they won’t see death.’ Are you greater than our ancestor Abraham, who is dead, and the great preachers who are dead: who do you think you are?” And Yeshua answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing: it’s My God that honors Me; who you say is your God: Yet you don’t know God; but I know God: and if I were to say, I don’t know God, I’d be a liar like you: but I know God, and keep God’s Word. Your ancestor Abraham wanted to see My day: and saw it, and was happy.” Then the Jews said, “You aren’t even fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” And Yeshua answered, “The truth is, before Abraham came, I Am.” Then they picked up stones to throw at Yeshua: but the Christ hid, and so passed by, going through the middle of them, and went out of the place of worship.
One Born Blind Healed
9[1-7] And passing by, Yeshua saw someone who was blind from birth. And the followers asked, “Christ, who sinned, this person, or the parents, to cause this blindness at birth?” So Yeshua said, “Neither has this person, nor the parents sinned: but it happened so that God’s work would be seen in them. I must do the work of the One who sent Me, while there’s still time: the time is coming, when it’ll be too late to work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light that shows the way to the world.” And after saying this, the Christ spat on the ground, and made clay out of the spit, rubbing it on the eyes of the person who was blind, and saying, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam,” (which means, sent). So the person who was blind left, and washed, and came back seeing.
[8-12] So the neighbors, and those who had seen the one who was blind, said, “Isn’t this the one who sat and begged?” Some said, “Yes, it is;” but others said, “It looks like the one who was blind”: so the one who had been blind said, “It’s me.” And they asked, “How can you see?” So the one who had been blind answered, “A Person named Yeshua made clay, and rubbed it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash’: and I went and washed, and I could see.” But when they asked, “Where is this Person?” the one who had been blind said, “I don’t know.”
[13-17] Then they brought the one who had been blind to the religious leaders, because it was a Day of Worship when Yeshua had made the clay, and healed the person’s eyes. So the religious leaders asked the one who had been blind “How are you able to see?” who answered, “Yeshua put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I see.” So some of the religious leaders said, “Yeshua isn’t of God, because this person doesn’t keep the Day of Worship.” But others said, “How can someone that is a sinner do such amazing things?” And there was a disagreement among them. Then they asked the one who had been blind, “What do you think of this person that has made you see?” who answered, “Yeshua is a great preacher.”
[18-23] But the Jews didn’t believe that this person had been blind, and could now see, until they called the parents of the one whose eyes had been healed. And they asked them, saying, “Is this your child, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?” And they answered, “We know that this is our child, who was born blind, but as to how, we don’t know; or who has done it, we don’t know: ask him, we don’t need to speak for someone who’s an adult now.” They said this, because they were afraid of the Jews, and because the Jews had already agreed that if anyone said that Yeshua was the Christ, they would be put out of the place of worship. So they said, “Our child is old enough to speak for himself.”
[24-34] Then they called the one that had been blind again, saying, “Give God the praise: we know that this person is a sinner” who answered, “Whether this One is a sinner or not, I don’t know: but one thing I know, that I was blind, and now I see.” Then they asked again, “What did Yeshua do to you? How are your eyes able to see?” And the one who had been blind answered, “I’ve told you already, and you didn’t listen: why do you want to hear it again? Will you also become followers?” Then they hated that person, and said, “You’re the follower; but we’re followers of Moses. We know that God spoke to Moses: as for Yeshua, we don’t know where this person is from.” Then that person answered them, “Why is this so important, that you don’t know from where Yeshua is from, who has still healed my eyes? Now we know that God doesn’t hear sinners: but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does what God’s wants, God hears them. Since the world began, it has never been heard that someone healed the eyes of one that was born blind. If Yeshua isn’t of God, how could this person do anything?” But they answered, “You were fully born in sin, and you dare to teach us?” And they put the person out.
[35-41] And Yeshua, who had heard that they had put that person out; found them, and asked, “Do you believe on the Child of God?” So that person asked, “Who is it, that I might believe on them?” And Yeshua said, “You’ve already seen them, and it’s the One who is speaking to you, now.” So the person said, “Christ, I believe!” and bowed and worshipped Yeshua. And Yeshua said, “I am come into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see might see; and that those who see might become blind.” And some of the religious leaders which were with them heard this, and asked, “Are we blind also?” So Yeshua answered, “If you didn’t understand you wouldn’t be sinning: but since you say, “We understand; you are sinning.”
The Good Keeper
10[1-6] “The truth is, whoever doesn’t come in by the gate into the pen, but climbs up some other way is a thief and a burglar. But the One who comes in by the gate is the Keeper of the animals. The gatekeeper opens the gate for the Keeper; and the animals hear the Keeper’s voice: who calls their own animals by name, and leads them out. And the Keeper who lets out the animals, goes before them, and the animals follow because they know their Keeper’s voice. The animals won’t follow a stranger, but will run away from them because they don’t know the voice of strangers.” Yeshua spoke this story to them: but they didn’t understand what the story meant.
[7-18] Then Yeshua said again, “The truth is, I am the gate for the animals. Whoever has come before Me are thieves and burglars: but the animals didn’t go to them. I am the gate: if anyone comes in by Me, they’ll be saved, and will go in and out, and find land. The thief only comes to steal, to kill, and to hurt: I am come so that they’ll have life, and that they’ll have the best life possible. I am the Good Keeper: the Good Keeper gives their own life for their animals. But whoever is a hired hand and not the Keeper, who doesn’t own the animals, and sees the wolf coming, will leave the animals, and run away: and the wolf takes some, and scatters all the other animals out. The hired hand runs away, because they’re a hired hand and doesn’t really care about the animals. I am the Good Keeper, and know My animals, and I am known by those who are Mine. As God knows Me, in the same way I know God: and I lay down My life for those who are Mine. And I have others, which aren’t from this pen: I must also bring them, and they’ll know My voice; and there will be one pen, and One Keeper. My God loves Me, because I lay down My life, so that I might live again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down Myself. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it again. I have this promise from My God.”
[19-21] So there was another disagreement among the Jews because of these stories. And many of them said, “Yeshua has an evil spirit, and is crazy; why do you listen to that One?” But others said, “These aren’t the Words of someone who has an evil spirit. Can an evil spirit make someone who is blind see?”
[22-30] And it was the celebration of the dedication at Jerusalem, during the winter, when Yeshua walked in the place of worship in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews came to the Christ, saying, “How long will you make us doubt? If you’re the Christ, tell us clearly?” So Yeshua answered, “I’ve told you already, and you didn’t believe Me: what I do in Yahweh’s Name, is a truthful witnesses of Me. But you don’t believe, because you aren’t Mine, as I said to you. Those who are Mine hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give them everlasting life; and they’ll never be destroyed, nor will anyone take them out of My hand. My God, which gave them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to take them out of My God’s hand. Yahweh God and I are One Being.”
[31-38] Then the Jews picked up stones again, wanting to stone the Christ. So Yeshua said, “I’ve shown you many good works from My God, so for which of them do you stone Me?” And the Jews answered, “We don’t stone you for a good work; but for disrespect to God; and because you, being human, make yourself God.” Then Yeshua asked, “Isn’t it written in your law, ‘I said, you’re gods?’ If God called them gods, to whom the Word of God came, and that Word can’t be broken; How can you say of the One, who God has set apart, and sent into the world, You show disrespect for God; because I said, I am the Child of God? If I don’t do what is of My God, then don’t believe Me. But if I do, even if you don’t believe Me, believe what I’ve done: so that you can know, and believe, that God is in Me, and I am in God.”
[39-42] So they looked for a way again to take Yeshua: but the Christ escaped out of their hand and went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John first baptized; and stayed there. And many came to the Christ, saying, “John didn’t do any miracle: but everything that John said of You was true.” And many believed on the Christ there.