John 8:39
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New International Version
"Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did.

New Living Translation
"Our father is Abraham!" they declared. "No," Jesus replied, "for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.

English Standard Version
They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,

Berean Study Bible
"Abraham is our father," they replied. "If you were children of Abraham," said Jesus, "you would do the works of Abraham.

Berean Literal Bible
They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus says to them, "If you were children of Abraham, you would do the works of Abraham.

New American Standard Bible
They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham.

King James Bible
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our father is Abraham!" they replied. "If you were Abraham's children," Jesus told them, "you would do what Abraham did.

International Standard Version
They replied to him, "Our father is Abraham!" Jesus told them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing what Abraham did.

NET Bible
They answered him, "Abraham is our father!" Jesus replied, "If you are Abraham's children, you would be doing the deeds of Abraham.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They answered and were saying to him, “Abraham is our father.” Yeshua said to them, “If you were children of Abraham, you would have been doing the works of Abraham.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews replied to Jesus, "Abraham is our father." Jesus told them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did.

New American Standard 1977
They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If ye were Abraham's sons, ye would do the works of Abraham.

King James 2000 Bible
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

American King James Version
They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

American Standard Version
They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered, and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.

Darby Bible Translation
They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham;

English Revised Version
They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Webster's Bible Translation
They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament
"Our father is Abraham," they said. "If you were Abraham's children," replied Jesus, "it is Abraham's deeds that you would be doing.

World English Bible
They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

Young's Literal Translation
They answered and said to him, 'Our father is Abraham;' Jesus saith to them, 'If children of Abraham ye were, the works of Abraham ye were doing;
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
38I speak of what I have seen in the presence of the Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.” 39“Abraham is our father,” they replied. “If you were children of Abraham, said Jesus, “you would do the works of Abraham. 40But 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.…
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 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 8:37
I know you are Abraham's descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.

John 8:43
Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to accept My message.

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

Romans 2:28
A man is not is a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.

Romans 9:7
Nor because they are Abraham's descendants are they all his children. On the contrary, "Through Isaac your offspring will be reckoned."

Galatians 3:7
Understand, then, that those who have faith are the sons of Abraham.
Treasury of Scripture

They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

Abraham.

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

If.

John 8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because …

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: …

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Romans 2:28,29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, …

Romans 4:12,16 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only…

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

Galatians 3:7,29 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the …

James 2:22-24 See you how faith worked with his works, and by works was faith made perfect…

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