New Living Translation
Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don't listen because you don't belong to God."
King James Bible
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.
World English Bible
He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God."
Young's Literal Translation
he who is of God, the sayings of God he doth hear; because of this ye do not hear, because of God ye are not.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:47 He that is of God - That either loves or fears him, heareth - With joy and reverence, God's words - Which I preach.
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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Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials. But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means.
"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.
But you don't believe me because you are not my sheep.
But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.
Pilate said, "So you are a king?" Jesus responded, "You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true."
1 John 4:6
But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.
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