Our father is Abraham (o pathr hmwn Abraam estin). They saw the implication and tried to counter it by repeating their claim in verse Luke 33 which was true so far as physical descent went as Jesus had admitted (verse Luke 37 ). If ye were (ei este). Strictly, "if ye are" as ye claim, a condition of the first class assumed to be true. Ye would do (epoieite an). Read by C L N and a corrector of Aleph while W omits an. This makes a mixed condition (protasis of the first class, apodosis of the second. See Robertson, Grammar, p. 1022). But B reads poieite like the Sin. Syriac which has to be treated as imperative (so Westcott and Hort).