39They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,
40but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.
41You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.”
42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.
43Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
44You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
45But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.
46Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
47Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”