New International Version
Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.
King James Bible
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but [that] of him that has sent me.
World English Bible
Jesus therefore answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered them and said, 'My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My doctrine is not mine - Our blessed Lord, in the character of Messiah, might as well say, My doctrine is not mine, as an ambassador might say, I speak not my own words, but his who sent me: and he speaks these words to draw the attention of the Jews from the teaching of man to the teaching of God; and to show them that he was the promised Messiah, the very person on whom, according to the prophet, (Isaiah 11:2), the Spirit of Jehovah - the Spirit of wisdom, counsel, understanding, might, and knowledge, should rest.
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If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
One Saying with Two Meanings
Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
2 John 1:9
Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
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