31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If
you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples;
32 and you will
know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’
33 They answered
him, ‘We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves
to anyone. What do you mean by saying, “You will be made free”?’
34 Jesus answered
them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is
a slave to sin.
35 The slave does
not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place
there for ever.
36 So if the Son
makes you free, you will be free indeed.