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John 12:49

    John 12:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I have not said it on my authority, but the Father who sent me gave me orders what to say and how to say it.

    Webster's Revision

    For I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

    World English Bible

    For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I spake not from myself; but the Father which sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:49

    For I have not spoken of myself - I have not spoken for my secular interest: I have not aimed at making any gain of you: I have not set up myself as your teachers in general do, to be supported by my disciples, and to be credited on my own testimony. I have taught you, not the things of men, but the deep, everlasting truths of God. As his envoy, I came to you; and his truth only Iproclaim.

    Gave me a commandment - Or, commission. So I understand the original word, εντολη. Christ, as the Messiah, received his commission from God; what he should command - every thing that related to the formation and establishment of the Christian institution: and what he should speak - all his private conversations with his disciples or others, he, as man, commanded and spoke through the constant inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:49

    Of myself - John 7:16-18.