Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

John 8:58

Context
NET ©

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 1  before Abraham came into existence, 2  I am!” 3 

NIV ©

"I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"

NASB ©

Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am."

NLT ©

Jesus answered, "The truth is, I existed before Abraham was even born!"

MSG ©

"Believe me," said Jesus, "I am who I am long before Abraham was anything."

BBE ©

Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I am.

NRSV ©

Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am."

NKJV ©

Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."


KJV
Jesus
<2424>
said
<2036> (5627)
unto them
<846>_,
Verily
<281>_,
verily
<281>_,
I say
<3004> (5719)
unto you
<5213>_,
Before
<4250>
Abraham
<11>
was
<1096> (5635)_,
I
<1473>
am
<1510> (5748)_.
NASB ©
Jesus
<2424>
said
<3004>
to them, "Truly
<281>
, truly
<281>
, I say
<3004>
to you, before
<4250>
Abraham
<11>
was born
<1096>
, I am
<1510>
."
GREEK
eipen
<2036> (5627)
V-2AAI-3S
autoiv
<846>
P-DPM
ihsouv
<2424>
N-NSM
amhn
<281>
HEB
amhn
<281>
HEB
legw
<3004> (5719)
V-PAI-1S
umin
<5213>
P-2DP
prin
<4250>
ADV
abraam
<11>
N-PRI
genesyai
<1096> (5635)
V-2ADN
egw
<1473>
P-1NS
eimi
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-1S
NET © [draft] ITL
Jesus
<2424>
said
<2036>
to them
<846>
, “I tell
<3004>
you
<5213>
the solemn truth
<281>

<281>
, before
<4250>
Abraham
<11>
came into existence
<1096>
, I
<1473>
am
<1510>
!”
NET ©

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the solemn truth, 1  before Abraham came into existence, 2  I am!” 3 

NET © Notes

tn Grk “Truly, truly, I say to you.”

tn Grk “before Abraham was.”

sn I am! is an explicit claim to deity. Although each occurrence of the phrase “I am” in the Fourth Gospel needs to be examined individually in context to see if an association with Exod 3:14 is present, it seems clear that this is the case here (as the response of the Jewish authorities in the following verse shows).



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