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John 5:46

    John 5:46 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you had belief in Moses you would have belief in me; for his writings are about me.

    Webster's Revision

    For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me.

    World English Bible

    For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote about me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:46

    He wrote of me - For instance, in reciting the prophecy of Jacob, Genesis 49:10. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. And in Deuteronomy 18:18 : I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, etc. Confer this with Acts 3:22, and Acts 7:37. Besides, Moses pointed out the Messiah in a multitude of symbols and figures, which are found in the history of the patriarchs, the ceremonial laws, and especially in the whole sacrificial system. All these were well-defined, though shadowy representations of the birth, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection of the Savior of the world. Add to this, Moses has given you certain marks to distinguish the false from the true prophet, Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Deuteronomy 18:22, which, if you apply to me, you will find that I am not a false but a true prophet of the Most High God.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:46

    5:46 He wrote of me - Every where; in all his writings; particularly Deut 18:15,18.