HOLY GOSPEL John 8:48–59
P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the eighth chapter.
C Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are
a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a
demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not
seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never
see death.” 52 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a
demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone
keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ 53 Are you greater than
our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you
make yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my
glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say,
‘He is our God.’ 55 But you have not known him. I know him. If I were
to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do
know him and I keep his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that
he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to
him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was,
I am.” 59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid
himself and went out of the temple.
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise be to Thee, O Christ.