28 A lying tongue hates its victims,
    and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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44 (A)You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. (B)He was a murderer from the beginning, and (C)does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. (D)When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 (E)Whoever is of God hears the words of God. (F)The reason why you do not hear them is that (G)you are not of God.”

Before Abraham Was, I Am

48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and (H)have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but (I)I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

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22 If I had not come and spoken to them, (A)they would not have been guilty of sin,[a] but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 (B)Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24 (C)If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, (D)they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have (E)seen and hated both me and my Father.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:22 Greek they would not have sin; also verse 24

32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but (A)for blasphemy, because you, being a man, (B)make yourself God.”

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40 but now (A)you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth (B)that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

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20 (A)So they (B)watched him and sent spies, who (C)pretended to be sincere, that they might (D)catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of (E)the governor. 21 So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and (F)show no partiality,[a] but truly teach (G)the way of God.

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  1. Luke 20:21 Greek and do not receive a face

(A)A man who flatters his neighbor
    spreads (B)a net for his feet.

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21 With much seductive speech she persuades him;
    with (A)her smooth talk she compels him.
22 All at once he follows her,
    as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fast[a]
23     till an arrow pierces its liver;
as (B)a bird rushes into a snare;
    he does not know that it will cost him his life.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 7:22 Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac); Hebrew as a chain to discipline a fool

to keep you from (A)the forbidden[a] woman,
    from (B)the adulteress[b] with her smooth words.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 7:5 Hebrew strange
  2. Proverbs 7:5 Hebrew the foreign woman

24 to preserve you from the evil woman,[a]
    from the smooth tongue of (A)the adulteress.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 6:24 Revocalization (compare Septuagint) yields from the wife of a neighbor
  2. Proverbs 6:24 Hebrew the foreign woman

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