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."