John 8:37
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New International Version
I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word.

New Living Translation
Yes, I realize that you are descendants of Abraham. And yet some of you are trying to kill me because there's no room in your hearts for my message.

English Standard Version
I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.

Berean Study Bible
I know you are Abraham's descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.

Berean Literal Bible
I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill Me because My word receives no place in you.

New American Standard Bible
"I know that you are Abraham's descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

King James Bible
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know you are descendants of Abraham, but you are trying to kill Me because My word is not welcome among you.

International Standard Version
"I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are trying to kill me because you've not received what I've told you.

NET Bible
I know that you are Abraham's descendants. But you want to kill me, because my teaching makes no progress among you.

New Heart English Bible
I know that you are Abraham's descendants, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I know you are the seed of Abraham, but you seek to kill me because you cannot comprehend my word.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that you're Abraham's descendants. However, you want to kill me because you don't like what I'm saying.

New American Standard 1977
“I know that you are Abraham’s offspring; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I know that ye are Abraham's seed, but ye seek to kill me because my word has no place in you.

King James 2000 Bible
I know that you are Abraham's descendant; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.

American King James Version
I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.

American Standard Version
I know that ye are Abraham's seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

Darby Bible Translation
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.

English Revised Version
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you.

Webster's Bible Translation
I know that ye are Abraham's offspring; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

Weymouth New Testament
You are descendants of Abraham, I know; but you want to kill me, because my teaching gains no ground within you.

World English Bible
I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.

Young's Literal Translation
'I have known that ye are seed of Abraham, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:37-40 Our Lord opposed the proud and vain confidence of these Jews, showing that their descent from Abraham could not profit those of a contrary spirit to him. Where the word of God has no place, no good is to be expected; room is left there for all wickedness. A sick person who turns from his physician, and will take neither remedies nor food, is past hope of recovery. The truth both heals and nourishes the hearts of those who receive it. The truth taught by philosophers has not this power and effect, but only the truth of God. Those who claim the privileges of Abraham, must do Abraham's works; must be strangers and sojourners in this world; keep up the worship of God in their families, and always walk before God.
Study Bible
The Children of the Devil
36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know you are Abraham’s descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you. 38I speak of what I have seen in the presence of the Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”…
Cross References
Matthew 3:9
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

John 7:1
After this, Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He did not want to travel in Judea, because the Jews there were trying to kill Him.

John 8:33
"We are Abraham's descendants," they answered. "We have never been slaves to anyone. How can You say we will be set free?"

John 8:39
"Abraham is our father," they replied. "If you were children of Abraham," said Jesus, "you would do the works of Abraham.

John 8:40
But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing.

John 8:56
Your father Abraham was overjoyed to see My day. He saw it and was glad."

1 John 2:14
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Treasury of Scripture

I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.

know.

John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage …

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …

Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: …

but.

John 8:6,40,59 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. …

John 5:16-18 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, …

John 7:1,19,25 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk …

John 10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John 11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

because.

John 8:43,45-47 Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word…

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek …

John 12:39-43 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again…

Matthew 13:15,19-22 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of …

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: …

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