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John 8:47

    John 8:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that is of God hears God's words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who is a child of God gives ear to the words of God: your ears are not open to them because you are not from God.

    Webster's Revision

    He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:47

    He that is of God - Meaning probably himself: he who came from God, or was born of God - heareth the words of God - has the constant inspiration of his Spirit, speaks nothing but truth, and cannot possibly err.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:47

    He that is of God - He that loves, fears, and honors God.

    Heareth God's words - Listens to, or attends to the doctrines or commandments of God, as a child who loves his parent will regard and obey his commandments. This is an evidence of true piety. A willingness to receive all that God teaches us and to obey all his commandments, is an undoubted proof that we are his friends, John 14:21; 1 John 2:4; 1 John 3:24. As the Jews did not show a readiness to obey the commands of God, it proved that they were not of him, and to this was owing their rejection of the Lord Jesus.