John 7:17
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 1:46-49 And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see...

John 8:31,32,43,47 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed...

Psalm 25:8,9,12 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way...

Psalm 119:10,101,102 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments...

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light.

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it...

Acts 10:1-6 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band...

Acts 11:13,14 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said to him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon...

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

Philippians 3:15,16 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded...

Library
September 13 Morning
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
'Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. 34. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.'--JOHN vii. 33, 34. 'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me; and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. No greater contrast can be conceived than that between these two groups to whom such singularly similar words were addressed. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
6. and lastly, Let us consider the intrinsick absurdities, and incredibilities of the several stories of these three miracles, p. 36.--As to Jairus's daughter, and her resurrection from the dead, St. Hilary [13] hints, that there was no such person as Jairus;--and he gives this reason, and a good reason it is, why he thought so, because it is elsewhere intimated in the gospel that none of the rulers of the synagogues confessedly believ'd on Jesus, John vii. 48. and xii. 42. St. John's words in the
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Or, a Revelation which really came from God, the proof, it has been said, would in all ages be so public and manifest, that no part of the human species would remain ignorant of it, no understanding could fail of being convinced by it. The advocates of Christianity do not pretend that the evidence of their religion possesses these qualities. They do not deny that we can conceive it to be within the compass of divine power to have communicated to the World a higher degree of assurance, and to have
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

Cross References
Psalm 25:9
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

Psalm 25:14
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.

Proverbs 3:32
For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.

Proverbs 28:5
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

Daniel 12:10
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.

John 3:21
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.

John 8:43
Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.

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