John 12:47
New International Version
“If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

New Living Translation
I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it.

English Standard Version
If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

Berean Study Bible
As for anyone who hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

Berean Literal Bible
And if anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world.

King James Bible
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

New King James Version
And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

New American Standard Bible
If anyone hears My teachings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

NASB 1995
“If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

NASB 1977
“And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

Amplified Bible
If anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but to save the world.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone hears my words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone hears My words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

American Standard Version
And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whoever hears my words and does not keep them, I am not judging him, for I have come, not to judge the world, but to give life to the world.”

Contemporary English Version
I am not the one who will judge those who refuse to obey my teachings. I came to save the people of this world, not to be their judge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any man hear my words, and keep them not, I do not judge him: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

English Revised Version
And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Good News Translation
If people hear my message and do not obey it, I will not judge them. I came, not to judge the world, but to save it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If anyone hears my words and doesn't follow them, I don't condemn them. I didn't come to condemn the world but to save the world.

International Standard Version
If anyone hears my words and doesn't keep them, I don't condemn him, because I didn't come to condemn the world, but to save it.

Literal Standard Version
and if anyone may hear My sayings, and not believe, I do not judge him, for I did not come that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world.

NET Bible
If anyone hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

New Heart English Bible
And if anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Weymouth New Testament
And if any one hears my teachings and regards them not, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

World English Bible
If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn't believe, I don't judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Young's Literal Translation
and if any one may hear my sayings, and not believe, I -- I do not judge him, for I came not that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Belief and Unbelief
46I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should remain in darkness. 47 As for anyone who hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not receive My words: The word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.…

Cross References
John 3:17
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

John 8:15
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.


Treasury of Scripture

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

I judge.

John 12:48
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

John 5:45
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

John 8:15,16,26
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man…

for.

John 3:17
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Matthew 18:11
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matthew 20:28
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.









(47) And if any man hear my words, and believe not.--The better reading is, . . . and keep them not. (Comp., for the words "hear" and "keep," Notes on Luke 11:28; Luke 18:21.) For the thought of the verse comp. in this Gospel, Notes on John 3:17 et seq.; 5:24, 45 et seq.; 8:15 ei seq.; and the apparently opposite assertion in John 9:39.

Verse 47. - If any one shall have heard my sayings, and have (guarded) kept them not. Here our Lord passes from the effect of his earthly life, which is light, to that of the words (ῤημάτα) by which the whole future of mankind will be affected, and one is reminded of the close of the sermon on the mount, where the condition of that man is portrayed who hears the λόγους of Christ and doeth them net, whose destiny will be determined by the natural course of things (see Matthew 7:26, 27). Keep (guard) them not (see Matthew 19:20). The "hearing" is clearly not identical with spiritual acceptance, but is restricted to the awful charge of responsibility that comes upon every man who simply hears, knows what Christ's words are, and then "keeps" them not so as to fulfill their intention. Christ says, I judge him not. I am not now pronouncing a sentence upon him; I am his Savior; but this is his condemnation, that he believes not, etc. (John 3:17-19). Our Lord claimed, in the sermon on the mount, to be the Executor of a judgment, and in John 5:22-29 he declared that he would be as Son of man, the final Adjudicator of doom on the disobedient (cf. Matthew 25.), and in many places he made this thought even more solemn by speaking of himself on that occasion, not as the compassionate Savior, but the Administrator of an inviolable law, which cannot be swayed by immediate emotion, but will effectuate itself on eternal and unswerving principles. The Law accuses the old Law (John 5:45) - but I judge him not; for I came (η΅λθον) not to judge, but to save the world, referring to the Incarnation in its purport and supreme motive.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As for
ἐάν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

anyone who
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

hears
ἀκούσῃ (akousē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

words
ῥημάτων (rhēmatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

{does} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

keep [them],
φυλάξῃ (phylaxē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5442: Probably from phule through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. Be on guard; by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

{do} not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

judge
κρίνω (krinō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I have not come
ἦλθον (ēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

judge
κρίνω (krinō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world,
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

save
σώσω (sōsō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world.
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).


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