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Matthew 10:20

    Matthew 10:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because it is not you who say the words, but the Spirit of your Father in you.

    Webster's Revision

    For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

    World English Bible

    For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:20

    For it is - the Spirit of your Father, etc. - This was an extraordinary promise, and was literally fulfilled to those first preachers of the Gospel; and to them it was essentially necessary, because the New Testament dispensation was to be fully opened by their extraordinary inspiration. In a certain measure, it may be truly said, that the Holy Spirit animates the true disciples of Christ, and enables them to speak. The Head speaks in his members, by his Spirit; and it is the province of the Spirit of God to speak for God. Neither surprise, defect of talents, nor even ignorance itself, could hurt the cause of God, in the primitive times, when the hearts and minds of those Divine men were influenced by the Holy Spirit.

    Your Father - This is added to excite and increase their confidence in God.