New International Version
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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
but now ye seek to kill me, a man who has spoken the truth to you, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.
World English Bible
But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, ye seek to kill me -- a man who hath spoken to you the truth I heard from God; this Abraham did not;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If ye were Abraham's children - Griesbach reads εϚε, ye are, instead of ητε, ye were, on the authority of BDL, Vulgate, four copies of the Itala; Origen and Augustin.
Ye would do the works of Abraham - As the son has the nature of his father in him, and naturally imitates him, so, if ye were the children of Abraham, ye would imitate him in his faith, obedience, and uprightness; but this ye do not, for ye seek to kill me - ye are watching for an opportunity to destroy me, merely because I tell you the truth: Abraham never did any thing like this; therefore, you have no spiritual relationship to him.
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
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.
"I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world."
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.
1 John 3:12
Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous.
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