They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing what Abraham did,
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.
You are indeed doing what your father does." They said to him, "We are not illegitimate children; we have one father, God himself."
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.
Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot accept my word.
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