41 You are doing the deeds of (A)your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; (B)we have one Father: God.” 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, (C)you would love Me, (D)for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have (E)not even come on My own initiative, but [a](F)He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand [b](G)what I am saying? It is because you cannot (H)hear My word. 44 (I)You are of (J)your father the devil, and (K)you want to do the desires of your father. (L)He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because (M)there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks [c]a lie, he (N)speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of [d]lies.

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