John 8



The Gospel of John continues in John 8 with several discussions between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees. Beginning with an account of an adulterous woman, and continuing with discourses on truth, the meaning of life, Jesus' soon departure, and Jesus' existence even before Abraham, it was obvious that the Jewish religious leaders were truly baffled!


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 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 8:31-36, King James Version



The Gospel of John continues in John 8, with several discussions between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees. Trying to trick Jesus, the religious leaders brought to Jesus a woman caught in the act of adultery. Shamed by Jesus, one after another, the people departed until the only one remaining was Jesus and the woman. Jesus then asked, "Where are your accusers? Has no one condemned you?" 

"No one, Lord," she replied.

"Neither do I condemn you. Go, and sin no more," He told the woman.


Occasion after occasion Jesus stood His ground. It was obvious, that as He revealed more and more about who He was to the religious leaders of the day, they were hopelessly lost, and unable to understand who He truly was, and why He was there. Yet, that did not deter the common people from coming to Him, and receiving Him as their Lord and Savior. 


John 8 is filled with great doctrinal truths of which we can barely plumb the depths. Some of the greatest quotes by Jesus in this chapter include the following:

My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but Iam with the Father who sent Me. 17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”  (verses 16-18)

 “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, andthat I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” (verses 28-29)

“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  (verses 31-32)

 “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. (verse 42)

“Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” (verse 58)




Bible Devotions from John 8

Adulterous Woman - verses 1-11

An adulterous woman was brought to Jesus by the Pharisees, who were hoping to tempt Jesus to commit sin. How did He respond to their attempt at His condemnation?


No Gray - verses 12-20

Where is the gray? There is no gray with the Lord Jesus Christ. How did the unbelievers respond to the statement that Jesus made in John 8:12?


From the Father - verses 21-27

Many of the Jewish leaders did not understand that Jesus was from the Father. This devotion from John 8, explores their unbelief, and our response to it.


Never Alone - verses 28-32

Never alone! Though Jesus knew that His death was imminent, He assured His disciples that they would truly never be alone. 


Free Indeed - verses 31-36

Free Indeed! Little did the Jewish people realize that they were under the bondage of sin. The very suggestion by Jesus brought an indignant response.


Our Father - verses 37-44

Who is our Father? If you are a religious person, does that mean that God is a Father to you? Jesus struck at the heart of the matter when He had a conversation with the Jewish religious leaders.


Honor or Dishonor - verses 45-50

Honor or Dishonor? Reading through this conversation between Jesus and the religious leaders, it is obvious that the religious leaders totally lacked the ability to understand the words of Jesus.


Never See Death - verses 51-59

 Never see death! As Jesus continued His conversation with the Jewish leaders, He totally astounded them with His latest proclamation!


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