New International Version
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Not to do mine own will - I am come, not to act according to human motives, passions, or prejudices; but according to infinite wisdom, goodness, and mercy. Jewish passions and prejudices would reject publicans and sinners as those alluded to, and shut the gate of heaven against the Gentiles; but God's mercy receives them, and I am come to manifest that mercy to men.
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It is I; be not afraid.--JOHN 6:20. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims …
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June 22. "This is that Bread which came Down from Heaven" (John vi. 58).
The Fourth Miracle in John's Gospel
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
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