New International Version
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is true, because I know whence I came and whither I go: but ye know not whence I come and whither I go.
World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you don't know where I came from, or where I am going.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said to them, 'And if I testify of myself -- my testimony is true, because I have known whence I came, and whither I go, and ye -- ye have not known whence I come, or whither I go.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I know whence I came - I came from God, and am going to God, and can neither do nor say any thing but what leads to and glorifies him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
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February 27 Evening
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Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.
Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, "Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him,
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.
We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
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