(From: JOHN #20 - 8:21-30)
F. 8:21-59 DIVISION INTENSIFIES AS JESUS MORE CLEARLY REVEALS SELF
1. 8:21-30 JESUS GAINS DISCIPLES BY CLEARLY WITNESSING OF SELF
a. 8:21 SINNERS CANNOT FOLLOW JESUS
EIpen oun PAlin auTOIS, E-GOhuPAgo, kai zeTEseTE me,
He said therefore again to them, I go, and you shall seek me,
kai en te ha-marTIa huMON a-po-thaNEISthe : HOpou eGO huPAgo, huMEIS ou DUnas-the elTHEIN.
and shall die in your :sin: where I go, YOU cannot come.
b. 8:22 THE JEWS SURMISE JESUS TALKS OF SUICIDE
Ele-gon oun hoi 'IouDAIoi, MEti a-pok-teNEI he-auTON,
The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself,
HOti LEgei, HOpou eGO huPAgo, huMEIS ou DUnas-the elTHEIN?
that he says, Where I go, YOU cannot come?
c. 8:23 JESUS CLEARLY REVEALS HIS BEGINNING
kai Ele-gen auTOIS, HuMEIS ek ton KAto esTE; eGO ek ton Ano eiMI:
And he said to them, YOU are from :beneath; I am from :above:
huMEIS ek TOUtou tou KOSmou  esTE; eGO ouk eiMI ek tou KOSmou TOUtou.
YOU are of this :world; I am not of this :world.
d. 8:24 DEATH - EXCEPT JESUS BELIEVED IN AS “I AM”
EIpon oun huMIN, HOti a-po-thaNEISthe  en tais ha-marTIais huMON:
I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins:
eAN gar me piSTEUse-te HOti eGO ei-mi, a-po-thaNEISthe en tais ha-marTIais huMON.
for except you believe that I am he, you shall die in your :sins.
e. 8:25a Theysaid therefore to him, Who are YOU? Ele-gon oun auTO, Su tis ei?
f. 8:25b :Jesus said unto them, Even what I also speak to you from thebeginning.
EIpen auTOIS ho IeSOUS, Ten arCHEN HOti kai laLOhuMIN.
g. 8:26 JESUS' WORDS COME FROM THE FATHER
polLA Echo peRI huMON laLEIN kai KRInein :
I have many thingsto speak and to judge concerning you:
all' ho PEMpsas me a-leTHES es-tin; ka' 'GO ha Ekou-sa par' auTOU, TAUta laLO eis ton KOSmon.
but who sent me is true; and the thingsI heard from him, these speak I unto the world.
h. 8:27 They perceived not that he spoke to them of the Father.
ouk EGno-san HOti ton paTEra auTOIS Ele-gen.
i. 8:28 JESUS' DEATH WILL PROVE THAT HE IS “I AM”
EIpen oun ho 'IeSOUS, HOtan huPSOse-te  ton huiON tou anTHROpou,
Jesus therefore said, When you shall lift up the Son of :man,
TOte GNOses-the HOti eGO ei-mi, kai ap' e-mauTOU poiO ouDEN,
then shall you know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself,
alLA kaTHOS eDIdaXEN  me ho paTER, TAUta laLO.
but even as the Father taught me, these I speak.
j. 8:29 THE FATHER IS ALWAYS WITH JESUS
kai ho PEMpsas me met' eMOU es-tin; ouk aPHE-KEN  me MOnon;
And who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone;
HOti eGO ta a-reSTA  auTO poiO PANto-te.
for I do always the thingspleasing to him.
k. 8:30 As he spoke these things, many believed unto him.
TAUta auTOU laLOUNtos, polLOI ePIsteu-san eis auTON.
NOTE: The relationship of Jesus to His Father - He clearly sets forth in this section. Look at the development of His reasoning - sentence by sentence. Though He is answering the questions and objections of His opposers - yet the Spirit is working in the hearts of some of His hearers - and many of these believed unto Him!
How gracious is our God - that He should send His only begotten Son to the world for its Redemption and Reconciliation to Himself - even though the majority of His own - the people of Israel - rejected Him - especially among the leaders.
Many today say - “O - if only I had lived when Jesus was on earth - to hear His teaching and see His miracles!”
No - the endof a matter is betterthan the beginning! We are highly privileged to live at the endof the church age! We are about to see the returnof Jesus the Son of man - as Lord of lords and King of kings! Believers in Him will receive reward at the BEma, the Judgment Seat of Christ! Sinners will hear from Him their judgment at the Great White Throne. Daniel speaks of this day - the Resurrection of the dead - some to glory - others to everlasting perdition. Governor Felix trembledin fear when he heard the apostle Paul reasonconcerning this day!