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John 6:38

    John 6:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I have come down from heaven, not to do my pleasure, but the pleasure of him who sent me.

    Webster's Revision

    For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

    World English Bible

    For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:38

    Not to do mine own will - I am come, not to act according to human motives, passions, or prejudices; but according to infinite wisdom, goodness, and mercy. Jewish passions and prejudices would reject publicans and sinners as those alluded to, and shut the gate of heaven against the Gentiles; but God's mercy receives them, and I am come to manifest that mercy to men.

    Barnes' Notes on John 6:38

    For I came down ... - This verse shows that he came for a specific purpose, which he states in the next verse, and means that, as he came to do his Father's will, he would be faithful to the trust. Though his hearers should reject him, yet the will of God would be accomplished in the salvation of some who should come to Him.

    Mine own will - See notes at John 5:30.