New International Version
I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
King James Bible
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Darby Bible Translation
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another come in his own name, him ye will receive.
World English Bible
I have come in my Father's name, and you don't receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.
Young's Literal Translation
'I have come in the name of my Father, and ye do not receive me; if another may come in his own name, him ye will receive;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am come in my Father's name - With all his influence and authority. Among the rabbins, it was essential to a teacher's credit that he should be able to support his doctrine by the authority of some eminent persons who had gone before. Hence the form, Coming in the name of another.
If another shall come in his own name - Having no Divine influence, and no other authority than his own, him ye will receive. That this was notoriously the case may appear from Josephus, Antiq. b. xviii. c. 14; Acts 5:36, Acts 5:37; Eusebius, Eccl. Hist. b. iv. c. 6. It is by the just judgment of God, that those who will not believe the truth of God shall be so given up as to believe the most absurd of lies. For an account of these false Christs, see the notes on Matthew 24:5.
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TEXT: "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven."--Matt. 18:3. Jesus Christ was the world's greatest teacher and preacher. Multitudes followed him because he taught them, not as the scribes, but as one having authority. He came to them with the deepest truth of God, but couched in such familiar expressions, and told in such a fascinating way, that all men heard him and went their way rejoicing that so …
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For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many.
but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
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