44 You are of your father the devil,(A) and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer(B) from the beginning(C) and does not stand in the truth,(D) because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature,[a] because he is a liar and the father of lies.

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  1. 8:44 Lit from his own things

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