New International Version
Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
King James Bible
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
Darby Bible Translation
If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or [that] I speak from myself.
World English Bible
If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.
Young's Literal Translation
if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or -- I do speak from myself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If any man wilt do his will, etc. - I will give you a sure rule by which ye may judge of my doctrine: If you really wish to do the will of God, begin the practice of it; and take my doctrine, and apply it to all that you know God requires of man; and if you find one of my precepts contrary to the nature, perfections, and glory of God, or to the present or eternal welfare of men, then ye shall be at liberty to assert that my doctrine is human and erroneous, and God has not sent me. But if, on the contrary, ye find that the sum and substance of my preaching is, That men shall love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and their neighbor as themselves; and that this doctrine must bring glory to God in the highest, while it produces peace and good will among men; then acknowledge that God has visited you, and receive me as the Messiah promised to your fathers.
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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.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
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