|New International Version (© 2011)|
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
King James Bible
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
American Standard Version
For I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Young's Literal Translation
because I spake not from myself, but the Father who sent me, He did give me a command, what I may say, and what I may speak,
John 12:49 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For I have not spoken of myself - I have not spoken for my secular interest: I have not aimed at making any gain of you: I have not set up myself as your teachers in general do, to be supported by my disciples, and to be credited on my own testimony. I have taught you, not the things of men, but the deep, everlasting truths of God. As his envoy, I came to you; and his truth only Iproclaim.
Gave me a commandment - Or, commission. So I understand the original word, εντολη. Christ, as the Messiah, received his commission from God; what he should command - every thing that related to the formation and establishment of the Christian institution: and what he should speak - all his private conversations with his disciples or others, he, as man, commanded and spoke through the constant inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
John 3:11,32 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness...
John 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will...
John 6:38-40 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me...
John 8:26,42 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true...
John 14:10 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak to you I speak not of myself...
John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...
John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you...
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to you, and will put my words in his mouth...
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass...
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Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
John 3:11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
John 5:19 Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
John 7:16 Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.
John 8:26 "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."
John 8:28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.