John 14:30
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New International Version
I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

New Living Translation
"I don't have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me,

English Standard Version
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me,

New American Standard Bible
"I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;

King James Bible
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over Me.

International Standard Version
I won't talk with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me.

NET Bible
I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“After this I will not be speaking much with you, for The Prince of the world is coming and he has nothing to use against me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ruler of this world has no power over me. But he's coming, so I won't talk with you much longer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hereafter I will not talk much with you, for the prince of this world comes and has nothing in me.

King James 2000 Bible
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

American King James Version
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

American Standard Version
I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world cometh, and in me he hath not any thing.

Darby Bible Translation
I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world comes, and in me he has nothing;

English Revised Version
I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me;

Webster's Bible Translation
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Weymouth New Testament
In future I shall not talk much with you, for the Prince of this world is coming. And yet in me he has nothing;

World English Bible
I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me.

Young's Literal Translation
I will no more talk much with you, for the ruler of this world doth come, and in me he hath nothing;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:28-31 Christ raises the expectations of his disciples to something beyond what they thought was their greatest happiness. His time was now short, he therefore spake largely to them. When we come to be sick, and to die, we may not be capable of talking much to those about us; such good counsel as we have to give, let us give while in health. Observe the prospect Christ had of an approaching conflict, not only with men, but with the powers of darkness. Satan has something in us to perplex us with, for we have all sinned; but when he would disturb Christ, he found nothing sinful to help him. The best evidence of our love to the Father is, our doing as he has commanded us. Let us rejoice in the Saviour's victories over Satan the prince of this world. Let us copy the example of his love and obedience.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - I will no longer talk much with you. This seems strange when there follow John 15-17; but it gives a hint of the abundance of instruction, of λαλία, of λόγοι, which John at least had heard, of which he has only given the specimens of a few short days of intercourse. For the prince of the world (see John 12:31); the lord and master, by base usurpation, of the world of men. This term is continually found in rabbinical writings for the great central power of evil in the world. The activity of evil was then at work. Satan entered into Judas; the spirit of evil was rampant in all the machination of the leaders of the people. The eagles of this impure host were gathering. The last conflict impended. The prince of the world, who shall be cast out, judged and conquered, cometh, and hath nothing in me. The conflict between the second Adam and the devil culminates. Christ looks through the whole army of his opponents, and feels that he has to wrestle with the ruler of the darkness of the world, but at the same time is sublimely conscious that there is nothing in him on which the evil can fasten. Christ certainly claims a sinlessness of inner nature which no other saint has arrogated to himself. Accusations of the world were numerous enough, but those who brought them were ignorant. Now he has to do with one who knows him, but not so well as he knows himself. The double negation, οὐκ ἔχει οὐδέν, must be noticed - "absolutely nothing." Thus he virtually repeats his own utterance, "I am not of this world." This great word presupposes again the uniqueness of Christ's Personality and consciousness. With every other man the higher the conception of the Divine Law and claim, so. much the deeper becomes the sense of departure from it. In Christ's case his lofty knowledge of the Father only makes him know, and even compels him to confess, his reconciliation, his obedience, and his inward sinlessness.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hereafter I will not talk much with you,.... Meaning before his death; for after his resurrection he talked much with them, about the things pertaining to the kingdom of God; being seen of them and conversing with them, for the space of forty days; not much, he says, chiefly what is delivered in the two next chapters: the design of this was, to observe to them that his time of departure was near at hand, and to quicken their attention to what he did say to them; since they could not expect to hear him long, or much more from him; he would be otherwise engaged;

for the prince of this world cometh: by "the prince of this world", is meant the devil; why he is so called; see Gill on John 12:31; the reason why Christ chooses to use this circumlocution, rather than to say Satan or the devil cometh, is partly to point out what a powerful adversary he had, and was about to engage with, and partly to observe to his disciples, what they must expect from the world, even hatred and persecution; since Satan was the prince of it, and had such powerful influence over the minds of the men of it. When it is said that he cometh, it is to be understood of his coming to Christ, though it is not expressed, and that with an intent agreeably to his character, as a thief, to kill and to destroy; and not of his coming merely by Judas, into whom he had already entered, and had put it into his heart to betray him; and by the armed soldiers, who would accompany him to apprehend him; and by the chief priests, rulers, and people of the Jews, who with united voices would cry, Crucify him, Crucify him; nor only invisibly by his angels, his principalities and powers, he was now employing in different ways, to bring about his purposes; but of his coming himself personally, and visibly: as he visibly appeared to Christ in the wilderness, tempting him, where he left him for a season; so this season or opportunity being come, he takes it, and visibly appears to him in the garden, where a sharp agony and combat was between them; what success he had in this conflict, is next mentioned;

and hath nothing in me; or as some copies read it, "shall find nothing in me"; or as others, "hath nothing to find in me"; Christ had no sin in him, which can be said of none but him. The Jews say (e), that Samuel, by whom they mean the devil, when he wrestled with Jacob, , "could not find any iniquity in him", he had committed; but this is only true of Jacob's antitype: for though his emissaries sought diligently for it, they could find none in him; though he had sin upon him, he had none in him; the sins of his people were imputed to him, but he had no sin inherent in him; hence, though he the Messiah was "cut off", according to Daniel 9:26, "but not for himself"; which by the Septuagint is rendered , "but there is no judgment" or "condemnation in him", i.e. no cause of condemnation; which agrees with what is here said: though the accuser of men sought to have something against him, to accuse him of, he could find none; some pretences indeed were made, and charges brought, but could not be made good, insomuch that the judge himself said, "I find in him no fault at all", John 18:38, so that the devil had no power over him, no rightful power, nor any but what he had by permission, nor indeed did he prevail over him; for though according to the first prophecy of the Messiah, Satan bruised the heel of Christ; yet Christ bruised his head, destroyed him and his works, spoiled him, and his principalities and powers; whence it appears that the death of Christ was not owing to any sin of his own, for he had none, nor could any be found in him; nor to the superior power of the devil over him; he submitted to death, not through the power of Satan over him, and complied with all the circumstances leading to it, not out of fear of him, but in love to his Father, and obedience to his command; as is clear from the following verse.

(e) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 44. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30, 31. Hereafter I will not talk much with you—"I have a little more to say, but My work hastens apace, and the approach of the adversary will cut it short."

for the prince of this world—(See on [1856]Joh 12:31).

cometh—with hostile intent, for a last grand attack, having failed in His first formidable assault (Lu 4:1-13) from which he "departed [only] for a season" (Joh 14:13).

and hath nothing in me—nothing of His own—nothing to fasten on. Glorious saying! The truth of it is, that which makes the Person and Work of Christ the life of the world (Heb 9:14; 1Jo 3:5; 2Co 5:21).

John 14:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peace I Leave with You
29"Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. 30"I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me; 31but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.
Cross References
John 12:31
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

1 John 5:18
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
Treasury of Scripture

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

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John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Luke 24:44-49 And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while …

Acts 1:3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible …

the.

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world …

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, …

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated …

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because …

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 20:2,3,7,8 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, …

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Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come …

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish …

1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1 John 3:5-8 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in …

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