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John 13:20

    John 13:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly I say to you, He who takes to his heart anyone whom I send, takes me to his heart; and he who so takes me, takes him who sent me.

    Webster's Revision

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    World English Bible

    Most certainly I tell you, he who receives whomever I send, receives me; and he who receives me, receives him who sent me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    Definitions for John 13:20

    Verily - Truly; surely.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:20

    He that received whomsoever I send - See similar words, Matthew 10:40, etc. Our Lord spoke this to comfort his disciples: he showed them that, although they should be rejected by many, they would be received by several; and that whoever received them should reap the utmost benefit by it.

    Barnes' Notes on John 13:20

    He that receiveth ... - This sentiment is found in the instructions which Jesus gave to his disciples in Matthew 10:40. Why he repeats it at this time cannot now be known. It is certain that it is not closely connected with the subject of his conversation. Perhaps, however, it was to show how intimately united he, his Father, his apostles, and all who received them were. They who received them received him, and they who received him received God. So he who betrayed him, betrayed, for the same reason, God. Hence Judas, who was about to betray him, was also about to betray the cause of religion in the world, and to betray God and his cause. Everything pertaining to religion is connected together. A man cannot do dishonor to one of the institutions of religion without injuring all; he cannot dishonor its ministers or the Saviour without dishonoring God. And this shows that one prominent ground of the Saviour's solicitude was that his Father might be honored, and one source of his deep grief at the treason of Judas was that it would bring injury upon the whole cause of religion in the world.

    Wesley's Notes on John 13:20

    13:20 And I put my own honour upon you, my ambassadors. Mt 10:40.