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John 8:44

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Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of John 8:44

Ye are of your father the deuill, and the lusts of your father ye will doe: hee was a murtherer from the beginning, and abode not in the trueth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his owne: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You are of {your} father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own {nature,} for he is a liar and the father of lies.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are of `your' father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are the children of your father the Evil One and it is your pleasure to do his desires. From the first he was a taker of life; and he did not go in the true way because there is no true thing in him. When he says what is false, it is natural to him, for he is false and the father of what is false.
- Basic English Bible

Ye are of the devil, as [your] father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:
- Darby Bible

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
- Webster's Bible

The father whose sons you are is the Devil; and you desire to do what gives him pleasure. *He* was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth--for there is no truth in him. Whenever he utters his lie, he utters it out of his own store; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.
- Weymouth Bible

You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.
- World English Bible

Ye ben of the fadir, the deuel, and ye wolen do the desyris of youre fadir. He was a mansleere fro the bigynnyng, and he stood not in treuthe; for treuthe is not in hym. Whanne he spekith lesyng, he spekith of his owne; for he is a liere, and fadir of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye are of a father -- the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own he speaketh, because he is a liar -- also his father.
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for John 8:44

8:44 He was a murderer - In inclination, from the beginning - Of his becoming a devil; and abode not in the truth - Commencing murderer and liar at the same time. And certainly he was a killer of men (as the Greek word properly signifies) from the beginning of the world: for from the very creation he designed and contrived the ruin of men. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own - For he is the proper parent, and, as it were, creator of it. See the origin not only of lies, but of evil in general!

 

People's Bible Notes for John 8:44

Joh 8:44 Ye are of [your] father, the devil. There are two households: that of God, composed of his children; and that of the devil, composed of his children. All who hear the voice of Christ become God's children by adoption (Ro 8:15-17), and all who refuse to hear him, do so because they belong to the devil's household and hear his voice. They "will do the lusts of their father". He was a murderer from the beginning. He caused the first murder, moves those who do murder, and those who seek to kill Christ are of his spirit.

 

Comments for John 8:44

John Baker's comment on 2014-02-03 20:51:57:

I see some good comments...yes I think the Cain line comes to play here and how interesting it is that the coronation stone of David has been in N Ireland at/around time of Jesus. Do you think Jacob lost it or left it behind?? NOT LIKELY. These false jew moneychangers were getting called out by Jesus and he was probably killed for it

 

Kenny Kgatla's comment on 2012-11-10 14:26:17:

Ye are of your father the devil. Jesus meant that the nature of lying of this dark angel (devil) was in them. And the lusts of your father ye will do; -you will promote or support his evil purpose. What he desires to fulfil in the world: deceiving, misleading and murdering humanity. He was a murder from the beginning and abode not in the truth, -his sole purpose is to lead astray and kill through deception. Telling lies is his nature because it is his main weapon of destruction. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is liar, and the father of it. -He was the first one to lie to Adam and Eve about eating the fruits of the tree in the middle of the Garden of Eden. He triumphs and rejoices in lies.

 

Susan Dalton's comment on 2011-09-28 19:14:02:

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44) Man was made in the image of God. Fallen man bears the image of fallen angels. The new man in Christ Jesus bears the image of God.

 

Solomon Kalu's comment on 2010-02-10 17:34:46:

This verse confirms that Cain is not the biological son of Adam but rather the devil. That is, the devil did in fact had intercourse with Eve. Cain is the product of this sexual relation. The attributes described in this verse reflect those of Cain from the very begining. It was not the eating of fruit of the forbidden tree that some would thought to believe.

 


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