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John 8:43 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Why do ye not understand my speech? [Even] because ye cannot hear my word.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Why do you not understand what I am saying? [It is] because you cannot hear My word.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Why do ye not know my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore, is it, that, my speech, ye do not understand? because ye cannot hear my word.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Why doe yee not vnderstand my speech? euen because yee cannot heare my word.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Wherefore my word do you not acknowledge? Because you cannot hear my word.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Why do ye not understand my speech? It is because ye cannot hear my speech.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Why 1302
{1302} Prime
διατί
diati
{dee-at-ee'}
From G1223 and G5101; through what cause?, that is, why?.
do ye y1097
[1097] Standard
γινώσκω
ginosko
{ghin-oce'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
understand 1097
{1097} Prime
γινώσκω
ginosko
{ghin-oce'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
my 1699
{1699} Prime
ἐμός
emos
{em-os'}
From the oblique cases of G1473 (G1698, G1700, G1691); my.
speech? 2981
{2981} Prime
λαλιά
lalia
{lal-ee-ah'}
From G2980; talk.
[even] because 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
ye cannot 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
1410
{1410} Prime
δύναμαι
dunamai
{doo'-nam-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
hear 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
my 1699
{1699} Prime
ἐμός
emos
{em-os'}
From the oblique cases of G1473 (G1698, G1700, G1691); my.
word. 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 8:42-43.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 8:38-47.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 8:43

Ye cannot — Such is your stubbornness and pride, hear — Receive, obey my word. Not being desirous to do my will, ye cannot understand my doctrine, John 7:17.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 8:43

Why do ye not understand my (k) speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word.

(k) Or, language: as though he said, "You do not understand what I say any more than if I spoke in a strange and unknown language to you."

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
do:

John 8:27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
John 12:39-40 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, ... He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with [their] eyes, nor understand with [their] heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all [things].
Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they cannot understand.
Hosea 14:9 Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Micah 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

ye cannot:

John 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard [this], said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear [is] uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.
Romans 8:7-8 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. ... So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
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Pv 28:5. Is 6:9; 44:18. Jr 6:10. Ho 14:9. Mi 4:12. Jn 5:43; 6:60; 7:17; 8:27; 12:39. Ac 7:51. Ro 3:11; 8:7.

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