41 “You are doing the deeds of ayour father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; bwe have one Father: God.”
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, ayou would love Me, bfor I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have cnot even come on My own initiative, but 1dHe sent Me.
43 “Why do you not understand 1awhat I am saying? It is because you cannot bhear My word.
44 “aYou are of byour father the devil, and cyou want to do the desires of your father. dHe was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because ethere is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks 1a lie, he fspeaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of 2lies.