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.