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John 8:39-49 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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39 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing what Abraham did, 39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do the things Abraham did.
40 but now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 40 As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.
41 You are indeed doing what your father does." They said to him, "We are not illegitimate children; we have one father, God himself." 41 You are doing the things your own father does." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now I am here. I did not come on my own, but he sent me. 42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.
43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot accept my word. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. 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.
45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
47 Whoever is from God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear them is that you are not from God." 47 He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
48 The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?" 48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.