New International Version
I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word.
King James Bible
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Darby Bible Translation
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.
World English Bible
I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
Young's Literal Translation
'I have known that ye are seed of Abraham, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you;
John 8:37 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My word hath no place in you - Or, this doctrine of mine hath no place to you. Ye hear the truths of God, but ye do not heed them: the word of life has no influence over you; and how can it, when you seek to kill me because I proclaim this truth to you?
It is a dismal omen when a person is regardless of the truth of God: it is more so to be provoked against it: but to persecute and endeavor to destroy those who preach it is the last degree of perverseness and obduracy. The word of God requires a heart which is empty. A heart filled with earthly projects, carnal interests ambition, thoughts of raising a fortune, and with the love of the superfluities and pleasures of life, is not fit to receive the seed of the kingdom. When a man shuts his heart against it by his passions, he at the same time opens it to all sorts of crimes. Quesnel.
From what is here said, it is manifest, says Dr. Lightfoot, that the whole tendency of our Savior's discourse is to show the Jews, that they are the seed of that serpent which was to bruise the heel of the Messiah: else what could that mean, John 8:44 : Ye are of your father the devil, i.e. ye are the seed of the serpent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 27 Evening
On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.
They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
"Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did.
As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.
Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
1 John 2:14
I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Jump to PreviousAbraham Abraham's Conscious Course Descendants Desire Entrance Finds Free Gains Ground Kill Offspring Ready Seed Seek Teaching Want Within Word
Jump to NextAbraham Abraham's Conscious Course Descendants Desire Entrance Finds Free Gains Ground Kill Offspring Ready Seed Seek Teaching Want Within Word
LinksJohn 8:37 NIV
John 8:37 NLT
John 8:37 ESV
John 8:37 NASB
John 8:37 KJV
John 8:37 Bible Apps
John 8:37 Biblia Paralela
John 8:37 Chinese Bible
John 8:37 French Bible
John 8:37 German Bible
John 8:37 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.