For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
The text applied —
I. To THE APOSTLES.
1. The primary reference is to the apostles.
2. The fact of the Spirit of the Father speaking in the apostles is evident from the effects produced by their word.
II. To OURSELVES.
1. This is the dispensation of the Spirit.
2. The minister of the Spirit prepares diligently for his pulpit ministrations.
(C. Clayton, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.