You do not hear the words of God (Jn 8:47-8:47)

“Whoever is from God

Hears the words

Of God.

The reason

Why you do not hear them

Is that you are

Not from God.”

ὁ ὢν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ τὰ ῥήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ ἀκούει· διὰ τοῦτο ὑμεῖς οὐκ ἀκούετε, ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ οὐκ ἐστέ.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that whoever is from God (ὁ ὢν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ) hears (ἀκούει) the words (τὰ ῥήματα) of God (τοῦ Θεοῦ).  The reason why they (διὰ τοῦτο ὑμεῖς) could not hear (οὐκ ἀκούετε) these words of God was that they were not from God (ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ οὐκ ἐστέ).  This was another strong statement about the Jerusalem Jewish religious leaders.  They were not from God.  Thus, they could not hear the words of God that come from God.  They had to have a predisposition in order to hear and understand the words of God.  Obviously, they did not.  Are you predisposed to listen to the words of God?

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