John 8:27

27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.

John 8:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
ESV
27 They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father.
NLT
27 But they still didn’t understand that he was talking about his Father.
MSG
27 They still didn't get it, didn't realize that he was referring to the Father.
CSB
27 They did not know He was speaking to them about the Father.

John 8:27 Meaning and Commentary

John 8:27

They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
] That sent him, and who was true and faithful to all he had said, whether in a way of promise, or threatening; such was their stupidity, that they did not know that he meant God the Father by him that sent him, so deriving his mission and doctrine from him; their hearts were made fat, and hardened, and their eyes were blinded. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "they did not know that he said, God was his Father"; and so Beza's most ancient copy, and another exemplar of his.

John 8:27 In-Context

25 “Who are you?” they asked. “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied.
26 “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.”
27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”