John 8:41

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye doe the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not borne of fornication, wee haue one Father, euen God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You are doing the deeds of your father. They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye do the works of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, `even' God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are doing the works of your father. They said to him, We are true sons of Abraham; we have one Father, who is God.
- Basic English Bible

Ye do the works of your father. They said [therefore] to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, God.
- Darby Bible

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
- Webster's Bible

You are doing the deeds of your father." "We," they replied, "are not illegitimate children. We have one Father, namely God."
- Weymouth Bible

You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God."
- World English Bible

Ye doen the werkis of youre fadir. Therfor thei seiden to hym, We ben not borun of fornycacioun; we han o fadir, God.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye do the works of your father.' They said, therefore, to him, `We of whoredom have not been born; one Father we have -- God;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:41


8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father - He is not named yet. But when they presumed to call God their Father, then he is expressly called the devil, #John 8:44|.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:41


Joh 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Satan.

Discussion for John 8

  • Arley3
    Two men? God is a Spirit. - John 4:24
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    I love John 8 especially verse 17. Jesus was a separate being from God his Father. Two men walking in one accord in unity. Then latter comes the Holy Ghost and we have a trio and not a trinity.

    John 8:16] And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
    17] It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
  • A disciple
    "..He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.." We have all heard it said, that the devil will say many truths to put forth one lie: but what does the Lord say? There is no truth in him! And about false prophets; that God allows them in order to prove us, whether we will obey the Lord or not. We should'nt be ignorant of the devil's thoughts!
  • Lu2677
    John 8:7-9; Jesus was along with this woman, he did not instruct her to "tell no one".
    John 4:7-9: Jesus was alone with the woman from Samaria, he did not instruct her "tell no one"
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is laden is many spiritual truths. Some are: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 8:38 I SPEAK THAT WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER AND YOU DO THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER 8:39 AND THEY ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM IS OUR FATHER JESUS SAID UNTO THEM --- IF --- YOU WERE ABRAHAMS CHILDREN YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM***ROMANS 4:18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN ....

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