John 12:49
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New International Version
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.

New Living Translation
I don't speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.

English Standard Version
For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.

Berean Study Bible
I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.

Berean Literal Bible
For I did not speak from Myself, but the Father Himself, having sent Me, gave Me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak.

New American Standard Bible
"For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.

King James Bible
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak.

International Standard Version
because I haven't spoken on my own authority. Instead, the Father who sent me has himself commanded me what to say and how to speak.

NET Bible
For I have not spoken from my own authority, but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me what I should say and what I should speak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For I have not spoken from myself, but The Father who sent me, he gave me commandments, what I will say and what I will utter.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have not spoken on my own. Instead, the Father who sent me told me what I should say and how I should say it.

New American Standard 1977
“For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak.

King James 2000 Bible
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

American King James Version
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

American Standard Version
For I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak.

Darby Bible Translation
For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what I should say and what I should speak;

English Revised Version
For I spake not from myself; but the Father which sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have not spoken from myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Weymouth New Testament
Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in what words to speak.

World English Bible
For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Young's Literal Translation
because I spake not from myself, but the Father who sent me, He did give me a command, what I may say, and what I may speak,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:44-50 Our Lord publicly proclaimed, that every one who believed on him, as his true disciple, did not believe on him only, but on the Father who sent him. Beholding in Jesus the glory of the Father, we learn to obey, love, and trust in him. By daily looking to Him, who came a Light into the world, we are more and more freed from the darkness of ignorance, error, sin, and misery; we learn that the command of God our Saviour is everlasting life. But the same word will seal the condemnation of all who despise it, or neglect it.
Study Bible
Belief and Unbelief
48There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not receive My words: The word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it. 50And I know that His command leads to eternal life. So I speak exactly what the Father has told Me to say.”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:18
'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

John 3:11
Truly, truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, and yet you people do not accept our testimony.

John 5:19
So Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself, unless He sees the Father doing it. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

John 6:68
Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

John 7:16
"My teaching is not My own," Jesus replied. "It comes from Him who sent Me.

John 8:26
"I have much to say about you and much to judge. But the One who sent Me is truthful, and what I have heard from Him, I tell the world."

John 8:28
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own, but speak exactly what the Father has taught Me.

John 14:10
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on My own. Instead, it is the Father dwelling in Me, carrying out His work.

John 14:24
Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. The word that you hear is not My own, but it is from the Father who sent Me.

John 14:31
But I do exactly what the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us go on from here.
Treasury of Scripture

For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

John 3:11,32 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak that we do know, and testify …

John 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment …

John 6:38-40 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will …

John 8:26,42 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true…

John 14:10 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the …

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what …

John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have …

Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to …

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to …

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