John 8:43
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English Standard Version
Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.

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

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.

John 8:43 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Speech - word (λαλιὰν - λόγον)

The former word refers to the form, the latter to the substance of discourse. So Matthew 26:73, of Peter, "thy speech (λαλιά) bewrayeth thee;" thy mode of speaking. If they had understood the substance, they would have understood the form.

Cannot

See on John 7:7.

John 8:43 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

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 all things.

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Micah 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel...

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, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot listen: behold...

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you.

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be...

Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'

John 5:25
"Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

John 7:17
If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

John 8:33
They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?"

John 8:39
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,

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