John 8:46

Which of you convicteth me of sin? (Ti ex umwn elegcei me peri amarita;). See on Romans 3:20 ; Romans 16:8 (the work of the Holy Spirit) for elegcw for charge and proof. The use of amartia as in Romans 1:29 means sin in general, not particular sins. The rhetorical question which receives no answer involves sinlessness ( Hebrews 4:15 ) without specifically saying so. Bernard suggests that Jesus paused after this pungent question before going on. Why do ye not believe me? (Dia ti umei ou pisteuete moi;). This question drives home the irrationality of their hostility to Jesus. It was based on prejudice and predilection.