New International Version
If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
King James Bible
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Darby Bible Translation
for if ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.
World English Bible
For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote about me.
Young's Literal Translation
for if ye were believing Moses, ye would have been believing me, for he wrote concerning me;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He wrote of me - For instance, in reciting the prophecy of Jacob, Genesis 49:10. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. And in Deuteronomy 18:18 : I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, etc. Confer this with Acts 3:22, and Acts 7:37. Besides, Moses pointed out the Messiah in a multitude of symbols and figures, which are found in the history of the patriarchs, the ceremonial laws, and especially in the whole sacrificial system. All these were well-defined, though shadowy representations of the birth, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection of the Savior of the world. Add to this, Moses has given you certain marks to distinguish the false from the true prophet, Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Deuteronomy 18:22, which, if you apply to me, you will find that I am not a false but a true prophet of the Most High God.
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TEXT: "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven."--Matt. 18:3. Jesus Christ was the world's greatest teacher and preacher. Multitudes followed him because he taught them, not as the scribes, but as one having authority. He came to them with the deepest truth of God, but couched in such familiar expressions, and told in such a fascinating way, that all men heard him and went their way rejoicing that so …
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And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"
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