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John 5:43

    John 5:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have come in my Father's name, and your hearts are not open to me. If another comes with no other authority but himself, you will give him your approval.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    I have come in my Father's name, and you don't receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:43

    I am come in my Father's name - With all his influence and authority. Among the rabbins, it was essential to a teacher's credit that he should be able to support his doctrine by the authority of some eminent persons who had gone before. Hence the form, Coming in the name of another.

    If another shall come in his own name - Having no Divine influence, and no other authority than his own, him ye will receive. That this was notoriously the case may appear from Josephus, Antiq. b. xviii. c. 14; Acts 5:36, Acts 5:37; Eusebius, Eccl. Hist. b. iv. c. 6. It is by the just judgment of God, that those who will not believe the truth of God shall be so given up as to believe the most absurd of lies. For an account of these false Christs, see the notes on Matthew 24:5.

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:43

    I am come in my Father's name - By the authority of God; or giving proof that I am sent by him.

    If another shall come in his own name - A false teacher setting up himself, and not even pretending to have a divine commission. The Jews were much accustomed to receive and follow particular teachers. In the time of Christ they were greatly divided between the schools of Hillel and Shammai, two famous teachers.

    Ye will receive - You will follow, or obey him as a teacher.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:43

    5:43 If another shall come - Any false Christ.