I know you are the seed of Avraham. Yet you are out to kill me, because what I am saying makes no headway in you.
I say what my Father has shown me; you do what your father has told you!"
They answered him, "Our father is Avraham." Yeshua replied, "If you are children of Avraham, then do the things Avraham did!
As it is, you are out to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Avraham did nothing like that!
You are doing the things your father does." "We're not illegitimate children!" they said to him. "We have only one Father -- God!"
Yeshua replied to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me; because I came out from God; and now I have arrived here. I did not come on my own; he sent me.
Why don't you understand what I'm saying? Because you can't bear to listen to my message.
You belong to your father, Satan, and you want to carry out your father's desires. From the start he was a murderer, and he has never stood by the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is speaking in character; because he is a liar -- indeed, the inventor of the lie!
But as for me, because I tell the truth you don't believe me.
Which one of you can show me where I'm wrong? If I'm telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
Whoever belongs to God listens to what God says; the reason you don't listen is that you don't belong to God."