John 8:33
Good News Translation
"We are the descendants of Abraham," they answered, "and we have never been anybody's slaves. What do you mean, then, by saying, 'You will be free'?"

Contemporary English Version
They answered, "We are Abraham's children! We have never been anyone's slaves. How can you say we will be set free?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free?

We be.

John 8:39 They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.

Leviticus 25:42 For they are my servants, and I brought them out of the land of Egypt: let them not be sold as bondmen.

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Luke 16:24-26 And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. . . .

and were.

John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen.

Genesis 15:13 And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.

Exodus 1:13,14 And the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them: . . .

Judges 2:18 And when the Lord raised them up judges, in their days, he was moved to mercy, and heard the groanings of the afflicted, and delivered them from the slaughter of the oppressors.

Judges 3:8 And the Lord being angry with Israel, delivered them into the hands of Chusan Rasathaim, king of Mesopotamia, and they served him eight years.

Judges 4:3 And the children of Israel cried to the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots set with scythes and for twenty years had grievously oppressed them.

Ezra 9:9 For we are bondmen, and in our bondage our God hath not forsaken us, but hath extended mercy upon us before the king of the Persians, to give us life, and to set up the house of our God, and to rebuild the desolations thereof, and to give us a fence in Juda and Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 5:4-8 And others said: Let us borrow money for the king's tribute, and let us give up our fields and vineyards: . . .

Nehemiah 9:27,28,36,37 And thou gavest them into the hands of their enemies, and they afflicted them. And in the time of their tribulation they cried to thee, and thou heardest from heaven, and according to the multitude of thy tender mercies thou gavest them saviours, to save them from the hands of their enemies. . . .

Context
The Truth will Set You Free
32And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free. 33They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free? 34Jesus answered them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:9
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Luke 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you that God is able of these stones, to raise up children to Abraham.

John 8:37
I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

John 8:39
They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.

John 8:43
Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

Romans 9:7
Neither are all they that are the seed of Abraham, children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Additional Translations
“We are Abraham’s descendants,” they answered. “We have never been slaves to anyone. How can You say we will be set free?”

They answered unto Him, "We are Abraham's seed, and to no one ever have we been under bondage. How do You say, 'You will become free'?"

They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?

They answered unto him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free?

They answered unto him, We be Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

They answered him, We are Abraham's offspring, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

"We are descendants of Abraham," they answered, "and have never at any time been in slavery to any one. What do those words of yours mean, 'You shall become free'?"

They answered him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, 'You will be made free?'"

They answered him, 'Seed of Abraham we are; and to no one have we been servants at any time; how dost thou say -- Ye shall become free?'
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