John 8:49
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New International Version
"I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

New Living Translation
"No," Jesus said, "I have no demon in me. For I honor my Father--and you dishonor me.

English Standard Version
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Berean Study Bible
"I do not have a demon," Jesus replied, "but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

King James Bible
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I do not have a demon," Jesus answered. "On the contrary, I honor My Father and you dishonor Me.

International Standard Version
Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon. On the contrary, I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

NET Bible
Jesus answered, "I am not possessed by a demon, but I honor my Father--and yet you dishonor me.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them, “A demon is not in me, but I honor my Father and you dishonor Me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered, "I'm not possessed. I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.

New American Standard 1977
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus answered, I do not have a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

American King James Version
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

Weymouth New Testament
"I am not possessed by a demon," replied Jesus. "On the contrary I honour my Father, and you dishonour me.

World English Bible
Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered, 'I have not a demon, but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me;
Study Bible
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
48The Jews answered Him, “Are we not right to say that You are a Samaritan and You have a demon?” 49“I do not have a demon, Jesus replied, “but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50I do not seek My own glory. There is One who seeks it, and He is the Judge.…
Cross References
John 7:20
"You have a demon," the crowd replied. "Who is trying to kill You?"

Acts 5:41
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.

1 Corinthians 11:14
Doesn't nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

1 Corinthians 15:43
It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

I have not.

Proverbs 26:4,5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like to him…

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he …

but.

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

John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but …

John 12:28 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, …

John 13:31,32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man …

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which …

Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify …

Isaiah 49:3 And said to me, You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

Matthew 3:15-17 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus …

Philippians 2:6-11 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God…

(49) Jesus answered, I have not a devil.--One of the disciples, who was probably present on this day, and heard these words, speaks of Christ our example, "who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously" (1Peter 2:23). The charge of being a Samaritan He passes over. His words soon after taught that a Samaritan may be more truly the child of God than priest or Levite is. The statement that He is possessed by an evil power from the spirit world He denies.

I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.--There is a connection between all His works and words and the unseen world. It is the union of Father and Son, and His life had been the constant honouring of the Father, whose will it was His meat to do (John 4:31). Their works and words were as constantly--and this last calumny is an instance of it--dishonouring Him. The contrast suggests that this dishonour was not of Him only; but also of the Father whom He honoured, and whom they claimed as their God.

Verse 49. - To this Jesus answered, in calm and patient remonstrance, I have not a daemon. No strange or evil power haunts me; I am perfectly clear in my consciousness. Once before, when accused of complicity with Beelzebub, he had retorted with awful solemnity, and an appeal to the conscience of his enemies and to the patent facts of his own warfare with all the kingdom of Satan. It is interesting to observe that he takes no notice of the charge, "Thou art a Samaritan." If the above suggestion of Edersheim were accepted, the silence would be explained; but it was more probably occasioned by Christ's unwillingness to repudiate fellowship with this persecuted nationality. The parable of the good Samaritan was probably delivered about this time. Here he simply repudiated the second charge, and added, But I honour my Father, in declaring that these words of his would be acceptable to you if you were of God (ver. 47), and (the καὶ strengthens the contrast between the two clauses rather than between: the "I" and "you") - and, while I am doing honour to my Father, ye are dishonouring me; for you are casting these reproaches upon me, refusing my offers of mercy, freedom, and life, veritable revelations though they be of the heart of the Father. Jesus answered, I have not a devil,.... He takes no notice of the first charge and scandalous character, that he was a Samaritan; it being so notorious to all the Jews, that he was not; but was, as they supposed, a Galilean, and of Nazareth; and besides, this was a term of reproach, which they gave to any man, that they had no good opinion of; just as we call a man a Turk, or a Jew; not meaning that he is in fact such an one, but behaves like one: to the other Christ replies, that he had not a devil, had no conversation with one, nor was he possessed or assisted by him, or was mad, and acted the part of a madman: in proof of which he observes,

but I honour my Father; by ascribing his doctrine and miracles to him, by doing his will, seeking his glory, and speaking well of him; all which he would not, had he been in confederacy with the devil; for no man can be familiar with him, or be assisted by him, and honour God; nor could a man out of his senses do all this:

and ye do dishonour me: by such wicked charges, and scandalous imputations: and Jews, who deny Jesus to be the Messiah, and treat him in this opprobrious manner, are not the only persons that dishonour Christ; there are many that are called by his name, who greatly dishonour him; some by their bad principles, and others by their evil practices: such highly reflect upon him, who deny his proper deity, and eternal sonship; who assert, that he is only God by office, and did not exist before his incarnation; who despise and reject his righteousness, submit not to it, but establish their own; who account his blood as common and useless, and speak disrespectfully of his sacrifice and satisfaction; and who consider his sufferings and death only as an example to men, and for the confirmation of his doctrine, but not as in the room and stead of his people, to answer and satisfy divine justice for them: and others they dishonour him, though they talk much of him, and pretend to faith in him, and love to him, and hope of eternal life by him, through their scandalous lives and conversations; dishonour his name and Gospel; give the enemy an occasion to reproach and blaspheme, and by reason of them, the ways and truths of Christ are evil spoken of. 49. Jesus answered, I have not a devil—What calm dignity is here! Verily, "when reviled, He reviled not again" (1Pe 2:23). Compare Paul (Ac 26:25), "I am not mad," etc. He adds not, "Nor am I a Samaritan," that He might not even seem to partake of their contempt for a race that had already welcomed Him as the Christ, and began to be blessed by Him.

I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me—the language of wounded feeling. But the interior of His soul at such moments is only to be seen in such prophetic utterances as these, "For thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face; I am become a stranger unto my brethren, an alien unto my mother's children. For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me" (Ps 69:7-9).8:48-53 Observe Christ's disregard of the applause of men. those who are dead to the praises of men can bear their contempt. God will seek the honour of all who do not seek their own. In these verses we have the doctrine of the everlasting happiness of believers. We have the character of a believer; he is one that keeps the sayings of the Lord Jesus. And the privilege of a believer; he shall by no means see death for ever. Though now they cannot avoid seeing death, and tasting it also, yet they shall shortly be where it will be no more forever, Ex 14:13.
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