John 8:26
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English Standard Version
I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.”

King James Bible
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

American Standard Version
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I unto the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many things I have to speak and to judge of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in the world.

English Revised Version
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I unto the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true: and I speak to the world those things which I have heard from him.

Weymouth New Testament
"Many things I have to speak and to judge concerning you. But He who sent me is true, and the things which I have heard from Him are those which I have come into the world to speak."

John 8:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I have many things, etc.

The connection of thought seems to be as follows: "I being such as my words show me to be, I must declare the whole message of Him by virtue of my essential union with whom I speak. Many things I have to declare and judge, and you may turn a deaf ear to them; nevertheless, I must speak the whole truth, the things which I have heard from Him who sent me and who is true."

I speak to the world (λέγω εἰς τὸν κοσμὸν)

The best texts read λαλῶ, which emphasizes not what Christ says (which would be λέγω), but the fact that He speaks. See on Matthew 28:18. The use of the preposition εἰς here is peculiar. Literally, "I speak into the world;" so that my words may reach and spread through the world. See for a similar construction 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Hebrews 2:3. So Sophocles, where Electra says, κήρυσσέ μ' εἰς ἅπαντας proclaim me to all: so that the report of me may reach all ears ("Electra," 606).

John 8:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

have many.

John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Hebrews 5:11,12 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing...

to judge.

John 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

John 5:42,43 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you...

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind...

John 12:47-50 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world...

but.

John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

John 7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know from where I am: and I am not come of myself...

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no.

and I.

John 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

John 3:32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.

John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you...

Cross References
John 3:11
Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.

John 3:33
Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.

John 7:28
So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.

John 8:25
So they said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been telling you from the beginning.

John 8:27
They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father.

John 8:40
but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

John 12:49
For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment--what to say and what to speak.

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