You're from your father, the Devil, and all you want to do is please him. He was a killer from the very start. He couldn't stand the truth because there wasn't a shred of truth in him. When the Liar speaks, he makes it up out of his lying nature and fills the world with lies.
I arrive on the scene, tell you the plain truth, and you refuse to have a thing to do with me.
Can any one of you convict me of a single misleading word, a single sinful act? But if I'm telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
Anyone on God's side listens to God's words. This is why you're not listening - because you're not on God's side."
The Jews then said, "That clinches it. We were right all along when we called you a Samaritan and said you were crazy - demon-possessed!"
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.