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John 8:40

    John 8:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But now you have a desire to put me to death, a man who has said to you what is true, as I had it from God: Abraham did not do that.

    Webster's Revision

    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

    World English Bible

    But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:40

    Ye seek to kill me - See John 8:37.

    This did not Abraham - Or such things Abraham did not do. There are two things noted here in which they differed from Abraham:

    1. In seeking to kill him, or in possessing a murderous and bloody purpose.

    2. In rejecting the truth as God revealed it. Abraham was distinguished for love to man as well as God. He liberated the captives Genesis 14:14-16; was distinguished for hospitality to strangers Genesis 18:1-8; and received the revelations of God to him, however mysterious, or however trying their observance, Genesis 12:1-4; Genesis 15:4-6; 22. It was for these things that he is so much commended in the New Testament Romans 4:9; Romans 9:9; Galatians 3:6; and, as the Jews sought to kill Jesus instead of treating him hospitably and kindly, they showed that they had none of the spirit of Abraham.