You Are of Your Father the Devil

John 8

39 They answered him, m "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, n "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40 but now o you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth p that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 41 You are doing the works your father did." They said to him, q "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have r one Father - even God." 42 Jesus said to them, s "If God were your Father, you would love me, for t I came from God and u I am here. v I came not of my own accord, but w he sent me. 43 x Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot y bear to hear my word. 44 z You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. a He was a murderer from the beginning, and b has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. c When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 d Whoever is of God hears the words of God. e The reason why you do not hear them is that f you are not of God."

  1. Cross References
    John 8:33
    They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?
    John 8:56
    Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.
  2. Cross References
    Galatians 3:7
    Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
    Galatians 3:9
    So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
  3. Cross References
    John 8:37
    I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.
  4. Cross References
    John 8:26
    I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.
  5. Cross References
    Hosea 2:4
    Upon her children also I will have no mercy, because they are children of whoredom.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:6
    Do you thus repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?
    Isaiah 63:16
    For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.
    Isaiah 64:8
    But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
    John 8:47
    Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.
  7. Cross References
    1 John 5:1
    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
  8. Cross References
    1 John 5:20
    And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
    Hebrews 10:9
    Then he added, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He does away with the first in order to establish the second.
  9. Cross References
    John 16:28
    I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.
    John 17:8
    For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
  10. Cross References
    John 7:28
    So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.
  11. Cross References
    John 3:17
    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
  12. Cross References
    John 7:17
    If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
  13. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:10
    To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.
    1 Corinthians 2:14
    The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
  14. Cross References
    1 John 3:8
    Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
    1 John 3:12
    We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
    John 8:23
    He said to them, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
    Matthew 13:38
    The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 4:8 - 9
    Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
    1 John 3:12
    We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
    1 John 3:15
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
    Romans 5:12
    Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned -
  16. Cross References
    1 John 2:4
    Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 3:4
    But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.
    2 Corinthians 11:3
    But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
    Revelation 12:9
    And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world - he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
  18. Cross References
    John 18:37
    Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world - to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.
    1 John 4:6
    We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  19. Cross References
    John 10:26
    But you do not believe because you are not part of my flock.
  20. Cross References
    John 8:41
    You are doing the works your father did." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father - even God.
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