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John 12:48

    John 12:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who puts me on one side and does not take my words to heart, is not without a judge: the word which I have said will be his judge on the last day.

    Webster's Revision

    He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    World English Bible

    He who rejects me, and doesn't receive my sayings, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke, the same will judge him in the last day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:48

    The word that I have spoken - shall judge him - Ye shall be judged according to my doctrine: the maxims which ye have heard from my mouth shall be those on which ye shall be tried in the great day; and ye shall be condemned or acquitted according as ye have believed or obeyed them, or according as ye have despised and violated them, See this proved, Matthew 25:35 (note), etc.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:48

    He that rejecteth me - Luke 10:16. The word "reject" means to despise, or to refuse to receive him.

    Hath one - That is, he needs not my voice to condemn him. He will carry his own condemnation with him, even should I be silent. His own conscience will condemn him. The words which I have spoken will be remembered and will condemn him, if there were nothing further. From this we learn:

    1. that a guilty conscience needs no accuser.

    2. that the words of Christ, and the messages of mercy which the sinner has rejected, will be remembered by him.

    3. that this will be the source of his condemnation. This will make him miserable, and there will be no possibility of his being happy.

    4. that the conscience of the sinner will concur with the sentence of Christ in the great day, and that he will go to eternity self-condemned. It is this which will make the pains of hell so intolerable to the sinner.

    5. The word that Christ has spoken, the doctrines of his gospel, and the messages of mercy, will be that by which the sinner will be judged in the last day. Every person will be judged by that message, and the sinner will be punished according to the frequency and clearness with which the rejected message has been presented to his mind, Matthew 12:41.