John 8:40
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New International Version
As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.

New Living Translation
Instead, you are trying to kill me because I told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing.

English Standard Version
but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
But now you seek to kill Me, a man who has spoken to you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.

New American Standard Bible
"But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.

King James Bible
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this!

International Standard Version
But now you're trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham would'nt have done that.

NET Bible
But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this!

New Heart English Bible
But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But now, behold, you are seeking to kill me; I am a man who have spoken the truth with you, which I have heard from God; this Abraham did not do.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. But now you want to kill me. Abraham wouldn't have done that.

New American Standard 1977
“But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God; Abraham did not do this.

King James 2000 Bible
But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

American King James Version
But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

American Standard Version
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not.

Darby Bible Translation
but now ye seek to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.

English Revised Version
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament
But, in fact, you are longing to kill me, a man who has spoken to you the truth which I have heard from God. Abraham did not do that.

World English Bible
But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, ye seek to kill me -- a man who hath spoken to you the truth I heard from God; this Abraham did not;
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
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. 41You are doing the works of your father.” “We are not illegitimate children,” they answered. “Our only Father is God Himself.”…
Cross References
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 8:26
"I have much to say about you and much to judge. But the One who sent Me is truthful, and what I have heard from Him, I tell the world."

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.

1 John 3:12
Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous.
Treasury of Scripture

But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

now.

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

Psalm 37:12,32 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth…

Galatians 4:16,29 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth…

1 John 3:12-15 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And …

Revelation 12:4,12,13,17 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did …

a man.

John 8:26,38,56 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true…

this.

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

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