"You are doing the deeds of 1your father." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; 2we have one Father: God."
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, 3you would love Me, 4for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have 5not even come on My own initiative, but 6He sent Me.
"Why do you not understand 7what I am saying? It is because you cannot 8hear My word.
"9You are of 10your father the devil, and 11you want to do the desires of your father. 12He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because 13there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he 14speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
"But because 15I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
"Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If 16I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
"17He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."
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