John 8:16
New International Version
But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.

New Living Translation
And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me.

English Standard Version
Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.

Berean Study Bible
But even if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone when I judge; I am with the Father, who sent Me.

Berean Literal Bible
But even if I judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father, having sent Me.

New American Standard Bible
"But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.

King James Bible
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Christian Standard Bible
And if I do judge, my judgment is true, because it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.

Contemporary English Version
If I did judge, I would judge fairly, because I would not be doing it alone. The Father who sent me is here with me.

Good News Translation
But if I were to do so, my judgment would be true, because I am not alone in this; the Father who sent me is with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent Me judge together.

International Standard Version
Yet even if I should judge, my judgment would be valid, because it is not I alone who judges, but I and the one who sent me.

NET Bible
But if I judge, my evaluation is accurate, because I am not alone when I judge, but I and the Father who sent me do so together.

New Heart English Bible
Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But even if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and my Father who has sent Me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even if I do judge, my judgment is valid because I don't make it on my own. I make my judgment with the Father who sent me.

New American Standard 1977
“But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and He who sent Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

King James 2000 Bible
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

American King James Version
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

American Standard Version
Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if I do judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Darby Bible Translation
And if also I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who has sent me.

English Revised Version
Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Weymouth New Testament
And even if I do judge, my judgement is just; for I am not alone, but the Father who sent me is with me.

World English Bible
Even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me.

Young's Literal Translation
and even if I do judge my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me;
Study Bible
The Woman Caught in Adultery
15You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16But even if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone when I judge ; I am with the Father, who sent Me. 17Even in your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.…
Cross References
John 5:30
I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 8:29
He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him."

Treasury of Scripture

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

yet.

John 5:22-30
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: …

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Psalm 45:6,7
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre…

for.

John 8:29
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 16:32
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

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

I
ἐγώ (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.

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

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

judgment
κρίσις (krisis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2920: Decision; by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice.

is
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.

true,
ἀληθινή (alēthinē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 228: True (lit: made of truth), real, genuine. From alethes; truthful.

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

I am
εἰμί (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st 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.

alone [ when I judge ];
μόνος (monos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3441: Only, solitary, desolate. Probably from meno; remaining, i.e. Sole or single; by implication, mere.

I am with
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.

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'.

[who] sent
πέμψας (pempsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative 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) And yet if I judge, my judgment is true.--Though judgment was not the object of His mission, it was, as He had taught in John 3:19 (see Note there) the result of the manifestation of the Light. But in the cases in which the result followed, the judgment was not according to the flesh, but was in accord with the essential truth. The better reading here is, probably, the deeper word for ideally true, which we have had before. (Comp. Note on John 1:9.)

For I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.--Comp. Note on John 5:30. Here, as there. He identifies every act of judgment with the eternal and unchangeable truth of the Father.

Verse 16. - And yet (the καὶ δέ, equivalent to atque etiam - so Meyer, Luthardt, etc. - "This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light;" "The light shineth, and the darkness comprehendeth it not." The prince of this world is judged by the simple uplifting of the Son of God; and so, though he did not come to judge or condemn, yet judgments did, by the very necessity of his nature, proceed from him) even if I judge - if by the mere contact of his purity and love and healing power with those who will not come to him for life, judgment is pronounced - my judgment is true; i.e. trustworthy. The reading of Tischendorf, ἀληθινή, would mean that it "answers to the fundamental conception of a judgment." This thought would make the apparent paradox of the sentence more difficult to resolve. Because I am net alone, but (or, because, on the other hand) I and the Father who sent me, together deliver this judgment; i.e. it does not rest on my mere human consciousness, on what you who judge after the flesh might suppose it would rest, but on the eternal decisions of him who gave me my commission. The Father is in me and with me. I think the Father's thoughts and do the Father's will. Christ's testimony concerning himself, his implicit judgments on human nature, his indirect condemnation of the whole crowd, by his gracious refusal to condemn the sinful woman to immediate doom, all issue forth with the sign manual of Almighty God, with whom and in whom he dwells as the only begotten Son. 8:12-16 Christ is the Light of the world. God is light, and Christ is the image of the invisible God. One sun enlightens the whole world; so does one Christ, and there needs no more. What a dark dungeon would the world be without the sun! So would it be without Jesus, by whom light came into the world. Those who follow Christ shall not walk in darkness. They shall not be left without the truths which are necessary to keep them from destroying error, and the directions in the way of duty, necessary to keep them from condemning sin.
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