New Living Translation
Why can't you understand what I am saying? It's because you can't even hear me!
King James Bible
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Darby Bible Translation
Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.
World English Bible
Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.
Young's Literal Translation
wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:43 Ye cannot - Such is your stubbornness and pride, hear - Receive, obey my word. Not being desirous to do my will, ye cannot understand my doctrine, John 7:17.
LibraryApril 9. "I do Always those Things that Please Him" (John viii. 29).
"I do always those things that please Him" (John viii. 29). It is a good thing to keep short accounts with God. We were very much struck some years ago with an interpretation of this verse: "So every one of us shall give an account of himself to God." The thought conveyed to our mind was, that of accounting to God every day of our lives, so that our accounts were settled daily, and for us judgment was passed, as we lay down on our pillows every night. This is surely the true way to live. It is the …
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For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes--so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.'
"And I assure you that the time is coming, indeed it's here now, when the dead will hear my voice--the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live.
Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own.
"But we are descendants of Abraham," they said. "We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, 'You will be set free'?"
"Our father is Abraham!" they declared. "No," Jesus replied, "for if you were really the children of Abraham, you would follow his example.
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