John 5:43
New International Version
I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

New Living Translation
For I have come to you in my Father's name, and you have rejected me. Yet if others come in their own name, you gladly welcome them.

English Standard Version
I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Berean Study Bible
I have come in My Father’s name, and you have not received Me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Berean Literal Bible
I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another should come in the own name, you will receive him.

New American Standard Bible
"I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

King James Bible
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Christian Standard Bible
I have come in my Father's name, and yet you don't accept me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

Contemporary English Version
I have come with my Father's authority, and you have not welcomed me. But you will welcome people who come on their own.

Good News Translation
I have come with my Father's authority, but you have not received me; when, however, someone comes with his own authority, you will receive him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have come in My Father's name, yet you don't accept Me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

International Standard Version
I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. Yet if another man comes in his own name, you will accept him.

NET Bible
I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

New Heart English Bible
I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have come in The Name of my Father and you do not receive me, and if another shall come in his own name, you will receive him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have come with the authority my Father has given me, but you don't accept me. If someone else comes with his own authority, you will accept him.

New American Standard 1977
“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another shall come in his own name, you will receive him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

King James 2000 Bible
I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

American King James Version
I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

American Standard Version
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

Darby Bible Translation
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another come in his own name, him ye will receive.

English Revised Version
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Weymouth New Testament
I have come as my Father's representative, and you do not receive me. If some one else comes representing only himself, him you will receive.

World English Bible
I have come in my Father's name, and you don't receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Young's Literal Translation
'I have come in the name of my Father, and ye do not receive me; if another may come in his own name, him ye will receive;
Study Bible
The Witness of Scripture
42but I know you, that you do not have the love of God within you. 43I have come in My Father’s name, and you have not received Me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?…
Cross References
Matthew 24:5
For many will come in My name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.

John 5:42
but I know you, that you do not have the love of God within you.

Treasury of Scripture

I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

come.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 6:38
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 8:28,29
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things…

if.

Matthew 24:5,24
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…

Acts 5:36,37
For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought…

Acts 21:38
Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?







Lexicon
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.

have come
ἐλήλυθα (elēlytha)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

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

Father’s
Πατρός (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

name,
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

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

you have not received
λαμβάνετέ (lambanete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

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

[but] if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

someone else
ἄλλος (allos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

comes
ἔλθῃ (elthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[his]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter 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.

own
ἰδίῳ (idiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

name,
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

you will receive
λήμψεσθε (lēmpsesthe)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

him.
ἐκεῖνον (ekeinon)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
(43) I am come in my Father's name.--So far from self-assertion or honour-seeking, He came in the name of, as representing, the Father, guided only by His will, doing only His work (John 4:34). Had they loved the Father, they must have received and reverenced His Son (John 8:42; Matthew 21:37 et seq.). The absence of love is at the root of the rejection. The true Israelite became the true Christian (John 1:47), but these were not true members of the Old Covenant, and could not therefore pass into the New.

If another shall come in his own name.--Comp. the direct prophecy of false Christs and prophets in Matthew 24:24, and see Note there. The word "come" in this clause links the meaning with that of the "come" in the previous clause, and is to be understood of a false Messianic claim in opposition to the true. Sixty-four false Christs have been enumerated as appearing after the true Christ, and these words are often taken as a prophecy of one of the most famous of these, as Bar-Kochba. Not a few of the Fathers have understood the words of Antichrist. Perhaps the only definite reference is to the mental condition of the Jews. They would receive any other who came in his own authority, and seeking his own glory. There would be no higher principle to which everything must yield. The seeker of power would fulfil their carnal interpretation of Messianic hopes. He would flatter and honour them, and therefore they would receive him.

Verse 43. - I have come in the name (i.e. in the power, with the credentials, with the encompassing revelation) of my Father, and ye receive me not. Your idea of the Father's glory is so profoundly different from the reality, that you do not recognize it when it is offered you and shining over you. Christ did not profess to have come in his own name. He was not a mere evolution of humanity, or of Israel, or of the house of David. He was the Only Begotten of the Father, born from above, sent down from heaven. The language of the world was, "This is not Divine;" "It is too gentle, too gracious, too sympathetic for God!" The religious world listened eagerly for some echo of the trumpet peals of Sinai. It desired a king greater than Solomon, a prophet more terrible than Elijah. When he came with the real glory robes of the love of God, and with the majesty of the Name of the Lord, there was widespread disappointment and cruel rejection of his commission. Should another come in his own (proper, peculiar) name, that is, with no testimony from heaven, seeking "honour (δόξα, glory) from men," creating a sovereignty by enlisting the voices of men, compromising with evil, making no warfare against the power of the world, allowing the legitimacy of the throne of the prince of this world; - should he come in his own name, alas! him (that one) ye will receive. The eagerness on the part of the Jews to find the Messiah has led them to accept in some sort no fewer than sixty-four false Christs (Schudt, 'Judische Merkwurdigkeit,' 6:27-30; Bengel and Meyer). Nor must the Christian Church take the flattering unction that it is free from this charge. The teacher that can utilize to the widest extent the fashionable worldliness, and can mingle the pungent human condiment with the princely food of the King's banqueting house, is he who at the present hour meets with the loudest response and the readiest reception. There is solemn warning here for statesman and author, artist and preacher. 5:39-44 The Jews considered that eternal life was revealed to them in their Scriptures, and that they had it, because they had the word of God in their hands. Jesus urged them to search those Scriptures with more diligence and attention. Ye do search the Scriptures, and ye do well to do so. They did indeed search the Scriptures, but it was with a view to their own glory. It is possible for men to be very studious in the letter of the Scriptures, yet to be strangers to its power. Or, Search the Scriptures, and so it was spoken to them in the nature of an appeal. Ye profess to receive and believe the Scripture, let that be the judge. It is spoken to us as advising or commanding all Christians to search the Scriptures. Not only read them, and hear them, but search them; which denotes diligence in examining and studying them. We must search the Scriptures for heaven as our great end; For in them ye think ye have eternal life. We must search the Scriptures for Christ, as the new and living Way, that leads to this end. To this testimony Christ adds reproofs of their unbelief and wickedness; their neglect of him and his doctrine. Also he reproves their want of the love of God. But there is life with Jesus Christ for poor souls. Many who make a great profession of religion, yet show they want the love of God, by their neglect of Christ and contempt of his commandments. It is the love of God in us, the love that is a living, active principle in the heart, which God will accept. They slighted and undervalued Christ, because they admired and overvalued themselves. How can those believe, who make the praise and applause of men their idol! When Christ and his followers are men wondered at, how can those believe, the utmost of whose ambition is to make a fair show in the flesh!
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