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John 8:43-45 The Passion Translation (TPT)

43 Why don’t you understand what I say?[a] You don’t understand because your hearts are closed to my message!

44 “You are the offspring of your father, the devil,[b] and you serve your father very well, passionately carrying out his desires. He’s been a murderer right from the start! He never stood with the One who is the true Prince, for he’s full of nothing but lies—lying is his native tongue.[c] He is a master of deception and the father of lies! 45 But I am the true Prince who speaks nothing but the truth, yet you refuse to believe and you want nothing to do with me.


  1. John 8:43 The Aramaic is “Why don’t you receive my manifestation?”
  2. John 8:44 The word for “devil” in Greek means “slanderer-accuser.” The Aramaic word is akelqarsa, or “adversary.” It is taken from a root word that means “to ridicule” or “to gnaw.” See v. 48 where the Jewish leaders ridiculed Jesus’ words.
  3. John 8:44 Or “when he lies he’s only doing what is natural to him.”
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