You are trying to kill me (Jn 8:37-8:37)

“I know

That you are the descendants

Of Abraham.

Yet you seek

To kill me.

There is no place

In you

For my word.”

οἶδα ὅτι σπέρμα Ἀβραάμ ἐστε· ἀλλὰ ζητεῖτέ με ἀποκτεῖναι, ὅτι ὁ λόγος ὁ ἐμὸς οὐ χωρεῖ ἐν ὑμῖν.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said the he knew (οἶδα) that they were the descendants or from the seed of Abraham (ὅτι σπέρμα Ἀβραάμ ἐστε).  However, they were seeking (ἀλλὰ ζητεῖτέ) to kill him (με ἀποκτεῖναι).  There was no place in them (οὐ χωρεῖ ἐν ὑμῖν) for his word (ὅτι ὁ λόγος ὁ ἐμὸς), the Word of God.  Jesus recognized and appreciated that they were the descendants of Abraham.  However, they were trying to kill him because the word of Jesus, the Word of God, had no place in them.  They were not receptive to his message.  Are you receptive to the Word of God?

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