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John 7:16

    John 7:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus gave them this answer: It is not my teaching, but his who sent me.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

    World English Bible

    Jesus therefore answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus therefore answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

    Definitions for John 7:16

    Doctrine - The act or result of teaching.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:16

    My doctrine is not mine - Our blessed Lord, in the character of Messiah, might as well say, My doctrine is not mine, as an ambassador might say, I speak not my own words, but his who sent me: and he speaks these words to draw the attention of the Jews from the teaching of man to the teaching of God; and to show them that he was the promised Messiah, the very person on whom, according to the prophet, (Isaiah 11:2), the Spirit of Jehovah - the Spirit of wisdom, counsel, understanding, might, and knowledge, should rest.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:16

    My doctrine - My teaching, or what I teach. This is the proper meaning of the word "doctrine." It is what is taught us, and, as applied to religion, it is what is taught us by God in the Holy Scriptures.

    Is not wine - It is not originated by me. Though I have not learned in your schools, yet you are not to infer that the doctrine which I teach is devised or invented by me. I teach nothing that is contrary to the will of God, and which he has not appointed me to teach.

    His that sent me - God's. It is such as he approves, and such as he has commissioned me to teach. The doctrine is divine in its origin and in its nature.

    Wesley's Notes on John 7:16

    7:16 My doctrine is not mine - Acquired by any labour of learning; but his that sent me - Immediately infused by him.