John 8:40
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English Standard Version
but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

King James Bible
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

American Standard Version
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not.

English Revised Version
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament
But, in fact, you are longing to kill me, a man who has spoken to you the truth which I have heard from God. Abraham did not do that.

John 8:40 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A man (ἄνθρωπον)

Used only here by the Lord of Himself. To this corresponds His calling the Devil a manslayer at John 8:44. Perhaps, too, as Westcott remarks, it may suggest the idea of the human sympathy which, as a man, He was entitled to claim from them.

This did not Abraham

In the oriental traditions Abraham is spoken of as "full of loving-kindness."

John 8:40 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

now.

John 8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.

Psalm 37:12,32 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth...

Galatians 4:16,29 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth...

1 John 3:12-15 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...

Revelation 12:4,12,13,17 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...

a man.

John 8:26,38,56 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true...

this.

Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only...

Cross References
John 7:1
After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.

John 8:26
I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him."

John 8:37
I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.

1 John 3:12
We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

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