John 8:49
New International Version
“I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

New Living Translation
“No,” Jesus said, “I have no demon in me. For I honor my Father—and you dishonor me.

English Standard Version
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Berean Study Bible
“I do not have a demon,” Jesus replied, “but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

King James Bible
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

New King James Version
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; on the contrary, I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

NASB 1995
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

NASB 1977
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Amplified Bible
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon. On the contrary, I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

Christian Standard Bible
“I do not have a demon,” Jesus answered. “On the contrary, I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“I do not have a demon,” Jesus answered. “On the contrary, I honor My Father and you dishonor Me.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them, “A demon is not in me, but I honor my Father and you dishonor Me.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon in me. I honor my Father, and you refuse to honor me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.

Good News Translation
"I have no demon," Jesus answered. "I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered, "I'm not possessed. I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.

International Standard Version
Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon. On the contrary, I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Literal Standard Version
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me;

NET Bible
Jesus answered, "I am not possessed by a demon, but I honor my Father--and yet you dishonor me.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Weymouth New Testament
"I am not possessed by a demon," replied Jesus. "On the contrary I honour my Father, and you dishonour me.

World English Bible
Jesus answered, "I don't have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered, 'I have not a demon, but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
48The Jews answered Him, “Are we not right to say that You are a Samaritan and You have a demon?” 49“I do not have a demon,” Jesus replied, “but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50I do not seek My own glory. There is One who seeks it, and He is the Judge.…

Cross References
John 7:20
"You have a demon," the crowd replied. "Who is trying to kill You?"

Acts 5:41
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.

1 Corinthians 11:14
Doesn't nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

1 Corinthians 15:43
It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.


Treasury of Scripture

Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

I have not.

Proverbs 26:4,5
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him…

1 Peter 2:23
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

but.

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 11:4
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

John 12:28
Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.









(49) Jesus answered, I have not a devil.--One of the disciples, who was probably present on this day, and heard these words, speaks of Christ our example, "who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously" (1Peter 2:23). The charge of being a Samaritan He passes over. His words soon after taught that a Samaritan may be more truly the child of God than priest or Levite is. The statement that He is possessed by an evil power from the spirit world He denies.

I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.--There is a connection between all His works and words and the unseen world. It is the union of Father and Son, and His life had been the constant honouring of the Father, whose will it was His meat to do (John 4:31). Their works and words were as constantly--and this last calumny is an instance of it--dishonouring Him. The contrast suggests that this dishonour was not of Him only; but also of the Father whom He honoured, and whom they claimed as their God.

Verse 49. - To this Jesus answered, in calm and patient remonstrance, I have not a daemon. No strange or evil power haunts me; I am perfectly clear in my consciousness. Once before, when accused of complicity with Beelzebub, he had retorted with awful solemnity, and an appeal to the conscience of his enemies and to the patent facts of his own warfare with all the kingdom of Satan. It is interesting to observe that he takes no notice of the charge, "Thou art a Samaritan." If the above suggestion of Edersheim were accepted, the silence would be explained; but it was more probably occasioned by Christ's unwillingness to repudiate fellowship with this persecuted nationality. The parable of the good Samaritan was probably delivered about this time. Here he simply repudiated the second charge, and added, But I honour my Father, in declaring that these words of his would be acceptable to you if you were of God (ver. 47), and (the καὶ strengthens the contrast between the two clauses rather than between: the "I" and "you") - and, while I am doing honour to my Father, ye are dishonouring me; for you are casting these reproaches upon me, refusing my offers of mercy, freedom, and life, veritable revelations though they be of the heart of the Father.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“I
Ἐγὼ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

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

have
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a demon,”
δαιμόνιον (daimonion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1140: An evil-spirit, demon; a heathen deity. Neuter of a derivative of daimon; a d?Monic being; by extension a deity.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

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

I honor
τιμῶ (timō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5091: From timios; to prize, i.e. Fix a valuation upon; by implication, to revere.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Father,
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

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

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

dishonor
ἀτιμάζετέ (atimazete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 818: To disgrace, treat disgracefully, dishonor, insult; I despise. From atimos; to render infamous, i.e. contemn or maltreat.

Me.
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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