John 8 :49

John 8 :49 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

King James Version (KJV)

Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And this was the answer of Jesus: I have not an evil spirit; but I give honour to my Father and you do not give honour to me.

Webster's Revision

Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

World English Bible

Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.

Definitions for John 8 :49

Devil - Slanderer; false accuser.

Clarke's Commentary on John 8 :49

I have not a devil - The first part of the charge was too futile: if taken literally, it was both absurd and impossible; they did not believe it themselves, and therefore our Lord does not stop a moment to refute it; but he answers to the second with the utmost meekness and conclusiveness: I honor God. This is what no demon can do, nor any man who is under such influence.

Barnes' Commentary on John 8 :49

I have not a devil - To the first part of the charge, that he was a Samaritan, he did not reply. To the other part he replied by saying that he honored his Father. He taught the doctrines that tended to exalt God. He taught that he was holy and true. He sought that men should love him and obey him. All his teaching proved this. An evil spirit would not do this, and this was sufficient proof that he was not influenced by such a spirit.

Wesley's Commentary on John 8 :49

8:49 I honour my Father - I seek his honour only.
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