New American Standard Bible
"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
King James Bible
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Darby Bible Translation
For I am come down from heaven, not that I should do my will, but the will of him that has sent me.
World English Bible
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
Young's Literal Translation
because I have come down out of the heaven, not that I may do my will, but the will of Him who sent me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I came down ... - This verse shows that he came for a specific purpose, which he states in the next verse, and means that, as he came to do his Father's will, he would be faithful to the trust. Though his hearers should reject him, yet the will of God would be accomplished in the salvation of some who should come to Him.
Mine own will - See notes at John 5:30.
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Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.--ROM. 10:13. Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.--What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. If ye . . . being …
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And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will."
He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done."
"No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.
"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
"I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
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