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John 5:45

    John 5:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, on whom ye have set your hope.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Put out of your minds the thought that I will say things against you to the Father: the one who says things against you is Moses, on whom you put your hopes.

    Webster's Revision

    Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, on whom ye have set your hope.

    World English Bible

    "Don't think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you, even Moses, on whom you have set your hope.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, on whom ye have set your hope.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:45

    Do not think that I will accuse you - You have accused me with a breach of the Sabbath, which accusation I have demonstrated to be false: I could, in return, accuse you, and substantiate the accusation, with the breach of the whole law; but this I need not do, for Moses, in whom ye trust, accuses you. You read his law, acknowledge you should obey it, and yet break it both in the letter and in the spirit. This law, therefore, accuses and condemns you. It was a maxim among the Jews that none could accuse them but Moses: the spirit of which seems to be, that only so pure and enlightened a legislator could find fault with such a noble and excellent people! For, notwithstanding their abominations, they supposed themselves the most excellent of mankind!

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:45

    Do not think that I will accuse you - Do not suppose that I intend to follow your example. They had accused Jesus of breaking the law of God, John 5:16. He says that he will not imitate their example, though he implies that he might accuse them.

    To the Father - To God.

    There is one that accuseth you - Moses might be said to accuse or reprove them. He wrote of the Messiah, clearly foretold his coming, and commanded them to hear him. As they did not do it, it might be said that they had disregarded his command; and as Moses was divinely commissioned and had a right to be obeyed, so his command reproved them: they were disobedient and rebellious.

    He wrote of me - He wrote of the Messiah, and I am the Messiah, Genesis 3:15; Genesis 12:3; compare John 8:56; Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:45

    5:45 There is one that accuseth you - By his writings.