John 8:26
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New International Version
"I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world."

New Living Translation
I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won't. For I say only what I have heard from the one who sent me, and he is completely truthful."

English Standard Version
I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.”

Berean Study Bible
"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."

Berean Literal Bible
I have many things to say and to judge concerning you. But the One having sent Me is true; and I what I have heard from Him, these things I say to the world."

New American Standard Bible
"I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world."

King James Bible
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the One who sent Me is true, and what I have heard from Him--these things I tell the world."

International Standard Version
I have much to say about you and to condemn you for. But the one who sent me is truthful, and what I've heard from him I declare to the world."

NET Bible
I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the Father who sent me is truthful, and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world."

New Heart English Bible
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I say to the world."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There are many things for me to say and judge concerning you, but he who has sent me is true, and those things that I have heard from him, these things I am speaking in the world.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have a lot I could say about you and a lot I could condemn you for. But the one who sent me is true. So I tell the world exactly what he has told me."

New American Standard 1977
“I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have many things to say and to judge regarding you, but he that sent me is true; and those things which I have heard of him, I speak in the world.

King James 2000 Bible
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

American King James Version
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

American Standard Version
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I unto the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many things I have to speak and to judge of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in the world.

Darby Bible Translation
I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but he that has sent me is true, and I, what I have heard from him, these things I say to the world.

English Revised Version
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I unto the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true: and I speak to the world those things which I have heard from him.

Weymouth New Testament
"Many things I have to speak and to judge concerning you. But He who sent me is true, and the things which I have heard from Him are those which I have come into the world to speak."

World English Bible
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I say to the world."

Young's Literal Translation
many things I have to speak concerning you and to judge, but He who sent me is true, and I -- what things I heard from Him -- these I say to the world.'
Study Bible
Jesus the Light of the World
25“Who are You?” they asked. “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied. 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.” 27They did not understand that He was telling them about the Father.…
Cross References
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 3:33
Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.

John 7:28
Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, "You know Me, and you know where I am from. I have not come on My own accord, but He who sent Me is true. You do not know Him,

John 8:25
"Who are You?" they asked. "Just what I have been telling you from the beginning," Jesus replied.

John 8:27
They did not understand that He was telling them about the Father.

John 8:40
But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing.

John 12:49
I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.

John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you.

John 18:20
"I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus answered. "I always taught in the synagogues and at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.
Treasury of Scripture

I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

have many.

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

Hebrews 5:11,12 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing …

to judge.

John 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but …

John 5:42,43 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you…

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they …

John 12:47-50 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for …

but.

John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

John 7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know …

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no.

and I.

John 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which …

John 3:32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives …

John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

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 …

(26) I have many things to say and to judge of you.--The order of thought here is not certain, and will depend, in part, upon the interpretation we give to the previous verse. These words seem to arise from their judgment of Him as expressed in their scornful question, "Who art thou?" He has, indeed, immediately before (John 8:23), spoken of them. He is about in this discourse to do so again. There are present to His mind now many things to say of them, and these, if said, would be in words of condemnation; but He refrains. There is present to His mind also the great work He had to do--to speak to the world the eternal truth of God.

But he that sent me is true.--The words express a marked contrast to the words and thoughts with which He would come in contact, if He said and judged concerning them. They refer to the calm repose of the divine life in heaven, as contrasted with the misunderstandings and objections with which the manifestation of that life on earth had been encompassed. He turns from them to the thought of Him who sent Him, and who is true.

And I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.--Better, I speak unto the world the things which I heard from Him. It is the truth brought into and announced in the world, and which was heard during the pre-incarnate life with the Father. (Comp. John 8:28; John 8:38.)

Verse 26. - I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. Hitherto, when the Lord uttered his great words of self-revelation, which always had an ethical end and were meant for the advantage of his hearers, they interrupted his speech and disputed his claims. They refused these testimonies to himself which, if true, would necessitate their instantaneous submission. He seems to have gathered all his self-witness together in the word, "I am," verify altogether, absolutely, from the beginning onwards, just what my words convey; but I have much more to say concerning you, even if I should have nothing more to say concerning myself. The testimonies and the judgments may be profoundly distasteful to you, but I dare not therefore withhold them. I am come to deliver them at any cost to myself or you. But he that sent me is true, whether you hear or forbear; and I am his Mouthpiece, so the truth has to be told. The thought of God, if we can only approach it, is the absolute truth about every thing and about every man. Jesus is the Word of God incarnate, and the Utterer of irreversible judgment. The things which I heard from him, these speak I into the world. Αἰς τὸν κόσμον, is a remarkable expression. "Speak into, so that the words may reach as far as and spread through the world" (Westcott). The expression seems to have left him above or outside the world, so that he appears as "the Mediator between two worlds." I have many things to say, and to judge of you,.... Being God omniscient, he knew their persons and actions, their lives and conversations, and all their sins and transgressions, which he could justly have complained of, and charged them with, and proved against them, and judged and condemned them for; but this was not his present business, he came not to judge and condemn, but to save: wherefore he waved these things, and took no notice of them, leaving them to his Father, who would call them to an account, and punish them for them:

but he that sent me is true; as to his promises concerning the mission of his Son, to be the Saviour of sinners; so to his threatenings, to bring down vengeance on those that disbelieve him, and reject him:

and I speak to the world, or "in the world",

those things which I have heard of him; as concerning his love, grace, and mercy to those that should believe in him, so of the destruction of the despisers and rejecters of him; which things he spoke not in secret, in a corner, but publicly and openly, before all the world, to Jews and Gentiles, and to as many as were in the treasury, in the temple at this time; see John 18:20. 26, 27. I have many things to say and to judge of you; but he that sent me is true, etc.—that is, I could, and at the fitting time, will say and judge many things of you (referring perhaps to the work of the Spirit which is for judgment as well as salvation, Joh 16:8), but what I do say is just the message My Father hath given Me to deliver.8:21-29 Those that live in unbelief, are for ever undone, if they die in unbelief. The Jews belonged to this present evil world, but Jesus was of a heavenly and Divine nature, so that his doctrine, kingdom, and blessings, would not suit their taste. But the curse of the law is done away to all that submit to the grace of the gospel. Nothing but the doctrine of Christ's grace will be an argument powerful enough, and none but the Spirit of Christ's grace will be an agent powerful enough, to turn us from sin to God; and that Spirit is given, and that doctrine is given, to work upon those only who believe in Christ. Some say, Who is this Jesus? They allow him to have been a Prophet, an excellent Teacher, and even more than a creature; but cannot acknowledge him as over all, God blessed for evermore. Will not this suffice? Jesus here answers the question. Is this to honour him as the Father? Does this admit his being the Light of the world, and the Life of men, one with the Father? All shall know by their conversion, or in their condemnation, that he always spake and did what pleased the Father, even when he claimed the highest honours to himself.
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