John 8:53
New International Version
Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”

New Living Translation
Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”

English Standard Version
Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?”

Berean Study Bible
Are You greater than our father Abraham? He died, as did the prophets. Who do You claim to be?”

Berean Literal Bible
Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Whom do You make yourself?"

King James Bible
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

New King James Version
Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?”

New American Standard Bible
You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, are You? The prophets died too. Whom do You make Yourself out to be?

NASB 1995
“Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?”

NASB 1977
“Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?

Amplified Bible
Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too! Whom do You make Yourself out to be?”

Christian Standard Bible
Are you greater than our father Abraham who died? And the prophets died. Who do you claim to be? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are You greater than our father Abraham who died? Even the prophets died. Who do You pretend to be?”

American Standard Version
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Are you greater than our father Abraham who died and The Prophets who have died? Who are you making yourself?”

Contemporary English Version
Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself?

English Revised Version
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

Good News Translation
Our father Abraham died; you do not claim to be greater than Abraham, do you? And the prophets also died. Who do you think you are?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets have also died. Who do you think you are?"

International Standard Version
You aren't greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? The prophets also died. Who are you making yourself out to be?"

Literal Standard Version
Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died; whom do You make Yourself?”

NET Bible
You aren't greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? And the prophets died too! Who do you claim to be?"

New Heart English Bible
Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"

Weymouth New Testament
Are you really greater than our forefather Abraham? For he died. And the prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"

World English Bible
Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"

Young's Literal Translation
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died; whom dost thou make thyself?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
52“Now we know that You have a demon!” declared the Jews. “Abraham died, and so did the prophets, yet You say that anyone who keeps Your word will never taste death. 53Are You greater than our father Abraham? He died, as did the prophets. Who do You claim to be?” 54Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. The One who glorifies Me is My Father, of whom you say ‘He is our God.’…

Cross References
Matthew 3:9
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

John 4:12
Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock?"


Treasury of Scripture

Are you greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom make you yourself?

thou greater.

John 8:58
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

John 4:12
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

John 10:29,30
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand…

whom.

John 5:18
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

John 10:33
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

John 19:7
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.









(53) Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead?--The question is exactly the same, with the substitution of "Abraham" for "Jacob," as that asked by the Samaritan woman in John 4:12 (see Note). "Surely thou art not greater than our father Abraham, who indeed died?"

Whom makest thou thyself?--"If Abraham, who received God's covenant, himself died, and if the prophets, who uttered the oracles of God, themselves died, what kind of person dost Thou assert Thyself to be that Thy word shall deliver men from death?" The same phrase occurs again in John 5:18; John 10:33; John 19:7.

Verse 53. - Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? This use of ποιεῖν is not uncommon. "By thy own statements, whom wouldst thou have us believe that thou art?" (cf. John 5:18; John 10:33; John 19:7, 12). This claim to be Giver of immunity from death, and the further assumption that the belief of and continuance in his word would metamorphose and transfigure death itself, implied functions which "made" Jesus mightier, more august, than either Moses or Elijah, Abraham or the prophets, who were dead. "These all died who art thou?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Are
εἶ (ei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

You
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

greater than
μείζων (meizōn)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

father
πατρὸς (patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

Abraham?
Ἀβραάμ (Abraam)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 11: Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

[He]
ὅστις (hostis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

died,
ἀπέθανεν (apethanen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

[as did]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophets.
προφῆται (prophētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

Who
τίνα (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

do You claim to be?”
ποιεῖς (poieis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.


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