New American Standard Bible
They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father.
King James Bible
They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
Darby Bible Translation
They knew not that he spoke to them of the Father.
World English Bible
They didn't understand that he spoke to them about the Father.
Young's Literal Translation
They knew not that of the Father he spake to them;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They understood not - They knew not, or they were unwilling to receive him as a messenger from God. They doubtless understood that he meant to speak of God, but they were unwilling to acknowledge that he really came from God.
LibrarySeptember 15 Morning
Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.--ROM. 6:14. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.--My brethren, ye . . . are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.--Being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ.--The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
February 28 Evening
Of the Imitation of Christ, and of Contempt of the World and all Its Vanities
"I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world."
So Jesus said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.
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