JOHN 8:44

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Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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John 8:44 Translation & Meaning

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Ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) Ye
are ἐστὲ Ye are are
of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
your (No Greek definition. English implied.)
father πατρὸς A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
devil, διαβόλου A traducer; specially, Satan (compare H7854) devil
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
lusts ἐπιθυμίας A longing (especially for what is forbidden) lusts
of πατρὸς A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) of
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
father πατρὸς A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
ye will θέλετε To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in ye will
do. ποιεῖν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) do
He ἐκεῖνος That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed He
was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was
a murderer ἀνθρωποκτόνος A manslayer murderer
from ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
the beginning, ἀρχῆς (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank) beginning
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
abode ἔστηκεν To stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively) abode
not οὐχ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
truth, ἀληθείᾳ Truth truth
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
there ἀλήθεια Truth there
is ἔστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
no οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
truth ἀλήθεια Truth truth
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
him. αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
When ὅταν Whenever (implying hypothesis or more or less uncertainty); also causatively (conjunctionally) inasmuch as When
he speaketh λαλῇ To talk, i.e., utter words speaketh
a ψεῦδος A falsehood a
lie, ψεῦδος A falsehood lie
he speaketh λαλεῖ To talk, i.e., utter words speaketh
of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
his ἰδίων Pertaining to self, i.e., one's own; by implication, private or separate his
own: ἰδίων Pertaining to self, i.e., one's own; by implication, private or separate own
for ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because for
he καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words he
is a ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is a
liar, ψεύστης A falsifier liar
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
father πατὴρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
of it. αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons of it

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  • 42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

  • 43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

  • 44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  • 45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

  • 46  Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?




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