37"I know that you are 1Abraham'sdescendants; yet2you seek to kill Me, because My wordahasnoplace in you.38"I speak the things which I have seenbwith My Father; therefore you alsodo the things which you heard from 3your father."39
They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is 4our father." Jesussaid to them, "5If you are Abraham'schildren, do the deeds of Abraham.40"But as it is, 6you are seeking to kill Me, a manwho has 7told you the truth, which I heard from God; thisAbraham did not do.41"You are doing the deeds of 8your father." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; 9we haveoneFather: God."
42Jesussaid to them, "IfGod were your Father, 10you would love Me, 11for I proceededforth and havecome from God, for I have 12not evencome on My owninitiative, but c13He sent Me.43"Why do you not understandd14what I am saying? It is because you cannot15hear My word.44"16You are of 17your father the devil, and 18you want to do the desires of your father. 19He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truthbecause20there is notruth in him. Whenever he speaksea lie, he 21speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of flies.45"But because22I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.46"Whichone of you convicts Me of sin? If23I speaktruth, why do you not believe Me?47"24He who is of Godhears the words of God; for thisreason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."