New Living Translation
No, you are imitating your real father." They replied, "We aren't illegitimate children! God himself is our true Father."
King James Bible
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye do the works of your father. They said therefore to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one father, God.
World English Bible
You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God."
Young's Literal Translation
ye do the works of your father.' They said, therefore, to him, 'We of whoredom have not been born; one Father we have -- God;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father - He is not named yet. But when they presumed to call God their Father, then he is expressly called the devil, John 8:44.
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Is this the way you repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Isn't he your Father who created you? Has he not made you and established you?
Surely you are still our Father! Even if Abraham and Jacob would disown us, LORD, you would still be our Father. You are our Redeemer from ages past.
And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.
I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father. But you are following the advice of your father."
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
1 John 3:12
We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous.
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