English Standard Version
For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.
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.
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak.
English Revised Version
For I spake not from myself; but the Father which sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Webster's Bible Translation
For I have not spoken from myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Weymouth New Testament
Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in what words to speak.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Of myself (ἐξ ἐμαυτοῦ)
Out of myself. This formula occurs only here. The usual expression is ἀπ' ἐμαυτοῦ. Ἁπό, from, as distinguished from ἐκ, out of, marks rather the point of departure, while ἐκ, including this idea, emphasizes the point of departure as the living and impelling source of that which issues forth. In John 7:17, we read, "whether it be out of God (ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ), or whether I speak from myself (ἀπ' ἐμαυτοῦ)."
The best texts read δέδεκεν, the perfect tense, hath given, the result of the gift still abiding. So Rev.
Say - speak (εἴπω - λαλήσω)
The former relating to the substance, and the latter to the form of Jesus' utterances.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.
So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,
So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
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."
So Jesus said to them, "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 authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
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