John 12:49
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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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Vincent'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)."

Gave (ἔδωκεν)

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.

John 12:49 Parallel Commentaries

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...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:18
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.

John 3:11
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.

John 5:19
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.

John 6:68
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

John 7:16
So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

John 8:26
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."

John 8:28
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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