41"You are doing the deeds of 1your father." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; 2we haveoneFather: God."
42Jesussaid to them, "IfGod were your Father, 3you would love Me, 4for I proceededforth and havecome from God, for I have 5not evencome on My owninitiative, but a6He sent Me.43"Why do you not understandb7what I am saying? It is because you cannot8hear My word.44"9You are of 10your father the devil, and 11you want to do the desires of your father. 12He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truthbecause13there is notruth in him. Whenever he speaksca lie, he 14speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of dlies.45"But because15I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.46"Whichone of you convicts Me of sin? If16I speaktruth, why do you not believe Me?47"17He who is of Godhears the words of God; for thisreason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."