I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father.…
Lying is well-nigh universal in the East. It is not only practised, but its wisdom is defended by Orientals generally. "Lying is the salt of a man," say the Arabs. The Hindoos say that Brahma lied when there was no gain in lying; and so far they are ready to follow Brahma's example. Yet Orientals recognize the truth that lying is essentially sinful, however necessary it may seem. The Arabs today will trust a Christian's word when they would not believe each other. They also admit that a liar cannot long prosper. And the Hindoos have a saying that the telling of a lie is a greater sin than the killing of a Brahman. It was an appeal to the innermost consciences of His Oriental hearers when Jesus charged them with showing in their practice that they were children of the father of lies.
Parallel VersesKJV: I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.