John 16:30
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New International Version
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."

New Living Translation
Now we understand that you know everything, and there's no need to question you. From this we believe that you came from God."

English Standard Version
Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.”

New American Standard Bible
"Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God."

King James Bible
Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now we know that You know everything and don't need anyone to question You. By this we believe that You came from God."

International Standard Version
Now we know that you know everything and don't need to have anyone ask you any questions. Because of this, we believe that you have come from God."

NET Bible
Now we know that you know everything and do not need anyone to ask you anything. Because of this we believe that you have come from God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Now we know that you know everything and that you do not need that anyone should ask you; in this we believe that you have proceeded from God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now we know that you know everything. You don't need to wait for questions to be asked. Because of this, we believe that you have come from God."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now we understand that thou knowest all things and needest not that anyone should ask thee; by this we believe that thou didst come forth from God.

King James 2000 Bible
Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: but this we believe that you came forth from God.

American King James Version
Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God.

American Standard Version
Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now we know that thou knowest all things, and thou needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

Darby Bible Translation
Now we know that thou knowest all things, and hast not need that any one should demand of thee. By this we believe that thou art come from God.

English Revised Version
Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest from God.

Weymouth New Testament
Now we know that you have all knowledge, and do not need to be pressed with questions. Through this we believe that you came from God."

World English Bible
Now we know that you know all things, and don't need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God."

Young's Literal Translation
now we have known that thou hast known all things, and hast no need that any one do question thee; in this we believe that from God thou didst come forth.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:28-33 Here is a plain declaration of Christ's coming from the Father, and his return to him. The Redeemer, in his entrance, was God manifest in the flesh, and in his departure was received up into glory. By this saying the disciples improved in knowledge. Also in faith; Now are we sure. Alas! they knew not their own weakness. The Divine nature did not desert the human nature, but supported it, and put comfort and value into Christ's sufferings. And while we have God's favourable presence, we are happy, and ought to be easy, though all the world forsake us. Peace in Christ is the only true peace, in him alone believers have it. Through him we have peace with God, and so in him we have peace in our own minds. We ought to be encouraged, because Christ has overcome the world before us. But while we think we stand, let us take heed lest we fall. We know not how we should act if brought into temptation; let us watch and pray without ceasing, that we may not be left to ourselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - Now know we that thou knowest all things. He had answered their unutterable yearning. That which stirred them very deeply on many occasions was this proof that nothing in their hearts was hidden from him. Nathanael was one of them, and now he saw "angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man." "Thou knowest all things." The idea in their minds does not embrace the full range of human inquiry, nor the depths of Deity, but all the things which are in their hearts to ask him. Their word is true even if in their intention they fall short of ascribing omniscience to their Lord. And thou hast no need that any one should put to thee these inquiries. Thou hast sounded the depths of our hearts, and found out the unutterable and unuttered within us. When we were afraid to ask thee concerning "the little while," thou didst discern our unspoken yearning, and now thou art so establishing thy Divine claim upon our reverence and affection, that we can trust thee to give us all needful illumination when we most require it. In this fact, in this consideration just stated, we find our justification and the cause of our faith. We believe that thou earnest forth from (ἀπό) God (ἀπό differs from the solemnity of the παρά or the ἐκ of Ver. 28. Though Lange makes the ὅτι equivalent to "because," yet generally John gives to the ὅτι which follows a verb after ἐν τούτῳ the sense of "that," thus introducing the object of the verb, though in one place, 1 John 4:13, both constructions are seen in the same sentence. The objective force of "that" is to be preferred here). We believe that thy whole ministry and message is a revelation of God, a coming near to us of the Father. Thy name is "Immanuel, God with us." A question arises whether the disciples in this gush of faith said more than they really meant, and deserved reproof, or whether they had reached an elevation of thought from which they never would absolutely recede.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now are we sure that thou knowest all things,.... Not only all men, but all things, even the secrets of men's hearts, of which the apostles had now a convincing proof; for whereas Christ had delivered some expressions, John 16:16; which they did not understand, and were desirous to ask him the meaning of, John 16:19; which he knowing, being God omniscient, prevents their putting the question to him, and enters upon a discourse, in which he so clearly explained what they wanted to be informed of, without their asking him, that they were fully assured that he must know all things;

and, as they add,

needest not that any man should ask thee: the meaning is, that should Christ deliver anything not so intelligible to any of his audience, and they were desirous of knowing the sense of it, there would be no need of putting the question in form to him, since he is privy to the first motion of desire rising up in the mind; and can, and will, if he thinks fit, explain himself on such an head, to the satisfaction of the person, without ever asking him; at least there is no need of putting the question to make him acquainted with his desire, this being before known unto him. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God; was the true Messiah, and had his mission and commission from God, as such; doubtless they believed this before, but this instance of Christ's omniscience was a strengthening proof of it. So Nathanael, by Christ's saying to him, that before Philip called him, and when he was under the fig tree, he saw him when he thought no eye did but an omniscient one; it laid him under such full convictions of him, as at once to acknowledge him the Son of God, the King of Israel. This is one of the signs and characters of the Messiah with the Jews, that he should have a discerning spirit of men and things, according to Isaiah 11:3 (c).

(c) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 93. 2.



John 16:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ask and You will Receive
29His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech. 30"Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God." 31Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?…
Cross References
1 Kings 17:24
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."

John 2:11
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 8:42
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.

John 16:23
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

John 16:26
In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

John 16:27
No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

John 16:28
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

John 16:31
"Do you now believe?" Jesus replied.

John 17:8
For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

John 21:17
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.
Treasury of Scripture

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