John 7:16
New International Version
Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.

New Living Translation
So Jesus told them, "My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me.

English Standard Version
So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

Berean Study Bible
“My teaching is not My own,” Jesus replied. “It comes from Him who sent Me.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore Jesus answered them and said, "My teaching is not of Myself, but of the One having sent Me.

New American Standard Bible
So Jesus answered them and said, "My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

King James Bible
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered them, "My teaching isn't mine but is from the one who sent me.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus replied: I am not teaching something I thought up. What I teach comes from the one who sent me.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "What I teach is not my own teaching, but it comes from God, who sent me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered them, "My teaching isn't Mine but is from the One who sent Me.

International Standard Version
Jesus replied to them, "My teaching is not mine but comes from the one who sent me.

NET Bible
So Jesus replied, "My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus therefore answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and said: “My teaching is not Mine, but from him who sent Me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus responded to them, "What I teach doesn't come from me but from the one who sent me.

New American Standard 1977
Jesus therefore answered them, and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

American King James Version
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but [that] of him that has sent me.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus answered their question by saying, "My teaching does not belong to me, but comes from Him who sent me.

World English Bible
Jesus therefore answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered them and said, 'My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me;
Study Bible
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
15The Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man attain such learning without having studied?” 16“My teaching is not My own,” Jesus replied. “It comes from Him who sent Me. 17If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own.…
Cross References
John 3:11
Truly, truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, and yet you people do not accept our testimony.

John 12:49
I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.

John 14:24
Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. The word that you hear is not My own, but it is from the Father who sent Me.

2 John 1:9
Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Treasury of Scripture

Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

My.

John 3:11,31
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness…

John 8:28
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.

John 12:49,50
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…

but.

John 5:23,24,30
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him…

John 6:38-40,44
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me…







Lexicon
“My
Ἐμὴ (Emē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

teaching
διδαχὴ (didachē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.

is
ἔστιν (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.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

My own,”
ἐμὴ (emē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied.
Ἀπεκρίθη (Apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“[It comes]
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

from Him who
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

sent
πέμψαντός (pempsantos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3992: To send, transmit, permit to go, put forth.

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.
(16) My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.--The answer carries them once more to the words uttered by Him. (Comp. John 5:19; John 5:30.) Then he had again and again referred to the Father who sent Him (John 7:24; John 7:36-38), and claimed as His own work the doing of the Father's will (John 7:30). In the Capernaum synagogue, in the hearing of some of these Jews, He had declared that all who were taught of God, and heard and learned the lesson, would come to Him (John 6:45). There is, then, no ground for their present wonder. The teaching which is His in relation to them, is not His of original source. He claims to be in His humanity as a messenger, carrying the message of Him that sent Him. He is the Word by whom the mind of God is spoken.

Doctrine represents a word which is frequently used in the Gospels, of our Lord, but only here and in the next verse by Him. It has acquired a definite and concrete meaning not found in the original, which is better rendered by teaching (comp., e.g., Mark 4:2).

Verse 16. - Jesus therefore answered them and said, etc. He met this particular allegation as follows: My teaching is not mine. The "my" refers to the teaching itself, the "mine" to the ultimate authority on which it rests. I am not a self-taught Man, as though out of the depths of my own independent human consciousness I span it. I do not mean you to suppose that my mere human experience is the sole source of my instructions (ch. 5:31). If you have sat at the feet of those who taught you, I, too, am a Representative of another; but (the ἀλλά after οὐκ is not equivalent to tam...quam. It introduces here the absolute source of all his teaching) it is the teaching of him who sent me. I have not learned in your schools, but am uttering the thoughts that come from an infinitely deeper source. "He who sent me" gave them to me. I have been in intimate communion with HIM. All that I say is Divine thought. I have drawn it all from the Lord of all. I came from him, and represent to you the will of God. This is a lofty prophetic claim, more urgent, more complete, than that made by Moses or Isaiah. Special messages, oracles, and burdens were delivered by the prophets with a "Thus saith the Lord." But Jesus says his thoughts are God's thoughts, his ways God's ways, his teachings not his own, but altogether those of him who sent him. 7:14-24 Every faithful minister may humbly adopt Christ's words. His doctrine is not his own finding out, but is from God's word, through the teaching of his Spirit. And amidst the disputes which disturb the world, if any man, of any nation, seeks to do the will of God, he shall know whether the doctrine is of God, or whether men speak of themselves. Only those who hate the truth shall be given up to errors which will be fatal. Surely it was as agreeable to the design of the sabbath to restore health to the afflicted, as to administer an outward rite. Jesus told them to decide on his conduct according to the spiritual import of the Divine law. We must not judge concerning any by their outward appearance, but by their worth, and by the gifts and graces of God's Spirit in them.
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