John 8:43

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why doe yee not vnderstand my speech? euen because yee cannot heare my word.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why do you not understand what I am saying? {It is} because you cannot hear My word.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why do ye not understand my speech? `Even' because ye cannot hear my word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why are my words not clear to you? It is because your ears are shut to my teaching.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

Whi knowen ye not my speche? for ye moun not here my word.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:43


8:43 Ye cannot - Such is your stubbornness and pride, hear - Receive, obey my word. Not being desirous to do my will, ye cannot understand my doctrine, #John 7:17|.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:43


Joh 8:43 Ye cannot hear my word. Cannot receive it because Satan has your hearts, and is your father.

Discussion for John 8

  • 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 ....
  • Irene123
    Mari; You made my day! You really did. I was wondering about you, why I hadn't seen you. Are you alright? All Glory be to the Lord and our God JESUS!!! Jn.20:28

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