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John 8:46

    John 8:46 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Which of you is able truly to say that I am a sinner? If I say what is true, why have you no belief in me?

    Webster's Revision

    Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me?

    World English Bible

    Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me?

    Definitions for John 8:46

    Convinceth - Convict.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:46

    Which of you convinceth me of sin? - Do you pretend to reject the truths which I announce, because my life does not correspond to the doctrines I have taught? But can any of you prove me guilty of any fault? You have maliciously watched all my steps; have you seen the smallest matter to reprove, in any part of my conduct?

    But it is probable that ἁμαρτια, sin, is put here in opposition to αληθεια, truth, in the same verse, and then it should be rendered falsehood. The very best Greek writers use the word in the same sense: this, Kypke proves by quotations from Polybius, Lucian, Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Plutarch, Thucydides, and Hippocrates. Raphelius adds a pertinent quotation from Herodotus, and shows that the purest Latin writers have used the word peccatum, sin, in the sense of error or falsehood. See the note on Genesis 13:13.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:46

    Which of you convinceth me? - To convince, with us, means to satisfy a man's own mind of the truth of anything; but this is not its meaning here. It rather means to convict. Which of you can prove that I am guilty of sin?

    Of sin - The word "sin" here evidently means "error, falsehood, or imposture." It stands opposed to truth. The argument of the Saviour is this: A doctrine might be rejected if it could be proved that he that delivered it was an impostor; but as you cannot prove this of me, you are bound to receive my words.

    Wesley's Notes on John 8:46

    8:46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? - And is not my life as unreprovable as my doctrine? Does not my whole behaviour confirm the truth of what I teach?