34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
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35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
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36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
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      37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word.
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        • 43 8:37 - ver 39,40
          38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.a
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            • ‡ 8:38 - Or "presence. Therefore do what you have heard from the Father."
              39 “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would b do what Abraham did.
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                • ˆ 8:39 - Some early manuscripts "“If you are Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then"
                  40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.
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                  41 You are doing the works of your own father.” “We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”
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                  42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.
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                  43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
                  44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
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