42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, (A)you would love Me, (B)for I came forth from God and am here; for I have (C)not even come [a]on My own, but [b](D)He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand [c](E)what I am saying? It is because you cannot (F)listen to My word. 44 (G)You are of (H)your father the devil, and (I)you want to do the desires of your father. (J)He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because (K)there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells [d]a lie, he (L)speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of [e]lies. 45 But because (M)I say the truth, you do not believe Me.

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  1. John 8:42 Or of Myself
  2. John 8:42 Lit that One
  3. John 8:43 Or My way of speaking
  4. John 8:44 Lit the lie
  5. John 8:44 Lit it

42 Jesus then said to them, `If God were your father, ye were loving me, for I came forth from God, and am come; for neither have I come of myself, but He sent me;

43 wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.

44 `Ye are of a father -- the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own he speaketh, because he is a liar -- also his father.

45 `And because I say the truth, ye do not believe me.

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