John 8:49

I have not a demon (egw daimonion ouk ecw). This Jesus says calmly, passing by the reference to the Samaritans as beneath notice. My Father (ton patera mou). As in John 2:16 . He is not mad in claiming to honour God (cf. John 7:18 ). They were insulting the Father in insulting him (cf. John 5:23 ). On atimazw (a privative and timaw, to dishonour) see Luke 20:11 .