John 8:16
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New International Version
But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.

New Living Translation
And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me.

English Standard Version
Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.

New American Standard Bible
"But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.

King James Bible
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me judge together.

International Standard Version
Yet even if I should judge, my judgment would be valid, because it is not I alone who judges, but I and the one who sent me.

NET Bible
But if I judge, my evaluation is accurate, because I am not alone when I judge, but I and the Father who sent me do so together.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But even if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and my Father who has sent Me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even if I do judge, my judgment is valid because I don't make it on my own. I make my judgment with the Father who sent me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

King James 2000 Bible
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

American King James Version
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

American Standard Version
Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if I do judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Darby Bible Translation
And if also I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who has sent me.

English Revised Version
Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Weymouth New Testament
And even if I do judge, my judgement is just; for I am not alone, but the Father who sent me is with me.

World English Bible
Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me.

Young's Literal Translation
and even if I do judge my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:12-16 Christ is the Light of the world. God is light, and Christ is the image of the invisible God. One sun enlightens the whole world; so does one Christ, and there needs no more. What a dark dungeon would the world be without the sun! So would it be without Jesus, by whom light came into the world. Those who follow Christ shall not walk in darkness. They shall not be left without the truths which are necessary to keep them from destroying error, and the directions in the way of duty, necessary to keep them from condemning sin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And yet (the καὶ δέ, equivalent to atque etiam - so Meyer, Luthardt, etc. - "This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light;" "The light shineth, and the darkness comprehendeth it not." The prince of this world is judged by the simple uplifting of the Son of God; and so, though he did not come to judge or condemn, yet judgments did, by the very necessity of his nature, proceed from him) even if I judge - if by the mere contact of his purity and love and healing power with those who will not come to him for life, judgment is pronounced - my judgment is true; i.e. trustworthy. The reading of Tischendorf, ἀληθινή, would mean that it "answers to the fundamental conception of a judgment." This thought would make the apparent paradox of the sentence more difficult to resolve. Because I am net alone, but (or, because, on the other hand) I and the Father who sent me, together deliver this judgment; i.e. it does not rest on my mere human consciousness, on what you who judge after the flesh might suppose it would rest, but on the eternal decisions of him who gave me my commission. The Father is in me and with me. I think the Father's thoughts and do the Father's will. Christ's testimony concerning himself, his implicit judgments on human nature, his indirect condemnation of the whole crowd, by his gracious refusal to condemn the sinful woman to immediate doom, all issue forth with the sign manual of Almighty God, with whom and in whom he dwells as the only begotten Son.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true,.... Because he saw not as man did, nor looked unto, and judged according to the outward appearance of things; but looked into the heart, and knew what was in it, being the searcher and trier of it; to whom all things are naked and open, and therefore cannot be deceived or imposed upon; his judgment must be sure and infallible:

for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me; he was not separate from the Father, or at a distance from him, when he was here on earth; he was in his bosom, and in heaven, as the Son of God, when as the son of man, he was below; nor was he alone in his testimony and judgment, the Father joined with him therein: and which is a further proof of the truth of his testimony, and the certainty of his judgment.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true, &c.—Ye not only form your carnal and warped judgments of Me, but are bent on carrying them into effect; I, though I form and utter My judgment of you, am not here to carry this into execution—that is reserved to a future day; yet the judgment I now pronounce and the witness I now bear is not Mine only as ye suppose, but His also that sent Me. (See on [1806]Joh 5:31, 32). And these are the two witnesses to any fact which your law requires.

John 8:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the Light of the World
15"You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone. 16"But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me. 17"Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.…
Cross References
John 5:30
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

John 8:29
The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
Treasury of Scripture

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

yet.

John 5:22-30 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Psalm 72:1,2 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son…

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

Isaiah 11:2-5 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: …

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world …

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

for.

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; …

John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, …

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