John 8:43
Good News Translation
Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my message.

Contemporary English Version
Why can't you understand what I am talking about? Can't you stand to hear what I am saying?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

do.

John 8:27 And they understood not that he called God his Father.

John 5:43 I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

John 7:17 If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

John 12:39,40 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaias said again: . . .

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known, nor understood: for their eyes are covered that they may not see, and that they may not understand with their heart.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know these things? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

Micah 4:12 And now many nations are gathered together against thee, and they say: Let her be stoned: and let our eye look upon Sion.

Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth: there is none that seeketh after God.

ye cannot.

John 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard; and who can hear it?

Isaiah 6:9 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not.

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak? and to whom shall I testify, that he may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hear: behold the word of the Lord is become unto them a reproach: and they will not receive it.

Acts 7:51 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

Romans 8:7,8 Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God. For it is not subject to the law of God: neither can it be. . . .

Context
The Children of the Devil
42Jesus therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded and came. For I came not of myself: but he sent me. 43Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word. 44You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

John 5:25
Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

John 7:17
If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

John 8:33
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?

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.

Additional Translations
Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to accept My message.

Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to hear My word.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.

wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
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