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 8:43

  • Shawn Cullen for verse 43
    This is truly one of my most favourite OF passages. It is a beautiful rebuke from God. I fall in love with God each time I hear it.

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