New International Version
for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
King James Bible
For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Darby Bible Translation
For *ye* are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
World English Bible
For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Young's Literal Translation
for ye are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father that is speaking in you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For it is - the Spirit of your Father, etc. - This was an extraordinary promise, and was literally fulfilled to those first preachers of the Gospel; and to them it was essentially necessary, because the New Testament dispensation was to be fully opened by their extraordinary inspiration. In a certain measure, it may be truly said, that the Holy Spirit animates the true disciples of Christ, and enables them to speak. The Head speaks in his members, by his Spirit; and it is the province of the Spirit of God to speak for God. Neither surprise, defect of talents, nor even ignorance itself, could hurt the cause of God, in the primitive times, when the hearts and minds of those Divine men were influenced by the Holy Spirit.
Your Father - This is added to excite and increase their confidence in God.
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Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."
for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!
Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said,
2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.
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