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John 8:44 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Ye are of your father the devil," (humeis ek tou patros tou diabolou este) "You all are (exist) of and from your father (the) devil," by nature children of wrath, Eph 2:3; and by practice, children of the devil, as expressed 1Jn 3:10; Rev 10:10; Mat 12:34.

2) "And the lusts of your father ye do." (kai tes epithumias tou patros humon thelete poiein) "And you all have a priority will to do, repeatedly, the lustful desires of your father," the devil; You will practice lusts as children of the wicked one, not of Abraham, as you claim, Joh 8:33; Joh 8:37; Mat 13:38; 1Jn 3:8.

3) "He was a murderer from the beginning," (ekeinos anthropoktonos en ap' arches) "That one (the devil) was (existed as) a man-killer from the beginning," of his contact with men, even of Adam and Eve, Gen 3:1-24; And your plot to murder me comes from his nature in you, Joh 5:16; Joh 5:18; Joh 7:19-20; Joh 7:25; Joh 8:37; Joh 8:40.

4) "And abode not in the truth," (kai en te aletheia ouk esteken) "And in the truth he did not stand," or in the way of honesty and truth, for he lied to Adam and Eve, while they were in an unfallen state in Eden, Gen 3:4-5; Jud 1:6.

5) "Because there is no truth in him." (hoti ouk estin aletheia en auto) "Because truth does not exist in him," at all, in his nature, or in his moral integrity, of which he is totally void, Gen 3:13.

6) "When he speaketh a lie," (hoton lale to pseudos) "When he speaks a lie," gives God the lie, Gen 3:4-5.

7) "He speaketh of his own: for he is a liar," (ek ton idion lalei hoti pseuetes estin) "He speaks out of his own nature, and character, because he exists as a liar."

8) "And the father of it." (kai ho pater autou) "And he is its father," the father or begetter of the lie, of all lies and liars, who dying in impenitence shall have their part with him, their father, in the lake of fire and brimstone, Rev 12:9; Rev 20:10; Rev 21:8.

Consult other comments:

John 8:44 - The Greek Testament

John 8:44 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:44 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:44 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:44 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:44 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:44 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:44 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:44 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:44 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:44 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:44 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:44 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:44 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:44 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:44 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:44 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:44 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:44 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:44 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:44 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:44 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:44 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:44 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:44 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:44 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 8:44 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:44 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:44 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:44 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:44 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary