John 12:50
New International Version
I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."

New Living Translation
And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say."

English Standard Version
And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”

Berean Study Bible
And I know that His command leads to eternal life. So I speak exactly what the Father has told Me to say.”

Berean Literal Bible
And I know that His commandment is eternal life. Therefore what I speak, as the Father has said to Me, so I speak."

New American Standard Bible
"I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."

King James Bible
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

Christian Standard Bible
I know that his command is eternal life. So the things that I speak, I speak just as the Father has told me."

Contemporary English Version
I know that his commands will bring eternal life. This is why I tell you exactly what the Father has told me.

Good News Translation
And I know that his command brings eternal life. What I say, then, is what the Father has told me to say."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know that His command is eternal life. So the things that I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."

International Standard Version
And I know that what he commands brings eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me."

NET Bible
And I know that his commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me."

New Heart English Bible
I know that his commandment is everlasting life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I know that his commandments are eternal life, therefore, these things which I am speaking, just as The Father tells me, thus I speak.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that what he commands is eternal life. Whatever I say is what the Father told me to say."

New American Standard 1977
“And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I know that his commandment is eternal life; whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

King James 2000 Bible
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

American King James Version
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

American Standard Version
And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak.

Darby Bible Translation
and I know that his commandment is life eternal. What therefore I speak, as the Father has said to me, so I speak.

English Revised Version
And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

Weymouth New Testament
And I know that His command is the Life of the Ages. What therefore I speak, I speak just as the Father has bidden me."

World English Bible
I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak."

Young's Literal Translation
and I have known that His command is life age-during; what, therefore, I speak, according as the Father hath said to me, so I speak.'
Study Bible
Belief and Unbelief
49I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it. 50And I know that His command leads to eternal life. So I speak exactly what the Father has told Me to say.”
Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:18
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

John 5:19
So Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself, unless He sees the Father doing it. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

John 6:68
Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

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 exactly what the Father has taught Me.

Treasury of Scripture

And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

his.

John 6:63,68
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life…

John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 20:31
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.







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

I know
οἶδα (oida)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

command
ἐντολὴ (entolē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

leads to
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

eternal
αἰώνιός (aiōnios)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 166: From aion; perpetual.

life.
ζωὴ (zōē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

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

speak
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

exactly
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

what
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

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

Father
Πατήρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

has told
εἴρηκέν (eirēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

Me
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

to say.”
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.
(50) And I know that his commandment is life everlasting.--i.e., the commission of the Messianic work. It is better to read here, as before, eternal life. (Comp. John 3:15, et al.) The Son speaks not of Himself, but He speaks as executing this commission, which brings spiritual and eternal life to the world. It could not be otherwise. This commandment being eternal life, the whole teaching of the Messiah must simply be an utterance of it.

As the Father said unto me, so I speak.--This clause answers to "what I should say and what I should speak" in the last verse. The external revelation is regarded as the work of the Son. That which the Father says is the truth revealed, and the matter and form are here identified.

12:44-50 Our Lord publicly proclaimed, that every one who believed on him, as his true disciple, did not believe on him only, but on the Father who sent him. Beholding in Jesus the glory of the Father, we learn to obey, love, and trust in him. By daily looking to Him, who came a Light into the world, we are more and more freed from the darkness of ignorance, error, sin, and misery; we learn that the command of God our Saviour is everlasting life. But the same word will seal the condemnation of all who despise it, or neglect it.
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