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John 8:42

    John 8:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said to them, If God was your Father you would have love for me, because it was from God I came and am here. I did not come of myself, but he sent me.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

    World English Bible

    Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:42

    If God were your Father, ye would love me - I came from God, and it would be absurd to suppose that you would persecute me if you were under the influence of God. The children of the same father should not murder each other.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:42

    If God were your Father - If you had the spirit of God, or love to him, or were worthy to be called his children.

    Ye would love me - Jesus was "the brightness of the Father's glory and the express image of his person," Hebrews 1:3. "Everyone that loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of him," 1 John 5:1. From this we see:

    1. that all who truly love God, love his Son Jesus Christ.

    2. that men that pretend that they love God, and reject his Son, have no evidence that they are the friends of God.

    3. that those who reject the Bible cannot be the friends of God. If they loved God, they would love Him who came from him, and who bears his image.

    Wesley's Notes on John 8:42

    8:42 I proceeded forth - As God, and come - As Christ.