John 8:43
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.

New Living Translation
Why can't you understand what I am saying? It's because you can't even hear me!

English Standard Version
Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.

Berean Study Bible
Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to accept My message.

Berean Literal Bible
Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to hear My word.

New American Standard Bible
"Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.

King James Bible
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why don't you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to My word.

International Standard Version
Why don't you understand what I've said? It's because you can't listen to my words.

NET Bible
Why don't you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept my teaching.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And why do you not understand my word? It is because you cannot hear my word.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why don't you understand the language I use? Is it because you can't understand the words I use?

New American Standard 1977
“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

King James 2000 Bible
Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

American King James Version
Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

American Standard Version
Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

Darby Bible Translation
Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.

English Revised Version
Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Weymouth New Testament
How is it you do not understand me when I speak? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my words.

World English Bible
Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:41-47 Satan prompts men to excesses by which they murder themselves and others, while what he puts into the mind tends to ruin men's souls. He is the great promoter of falsehood of every kind. He is a liar, all his temptations are carried on by his calling evil good, and good evil, and promising freedom in sin. He is the author of all lies; whom liars resemble and obey, with whom all liars shall have their portion for ever. The special lusts of the devil are spiritual wickedness, the lusts of the mind, and corrupt reasonings, pride and envy, wrath and malice, enmity to good, and enticing others to evil. By the truth, here understand the revealed will of God as to the salvation of men by Jesus Christ, the truth Christ was now preaching, and which the Jews opposed.
Study Bible
The Children of the Devil
42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on My own, but He sent Me. 43Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to accept My message. 44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

John 5:25
Truly, truly, I tell you, the hour is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

John 7:17
If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

do.

John 8:27 They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father.

John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another …

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

John 12:39,40 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again…

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand …

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

Micah 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they …

Romans 3:11 There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.

ye cannot.

John 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, …

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand …

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, …

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

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