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John 12:44-49

Jesus’ Final Public Words

12:44 But Jesus shouted out, 1  “The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, 2  12:45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. 3  12:46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness. 12:47 If anyone 4  hears my words and does not obey them, 5  I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 6  12:48 The one who rejects me and does not accept 7  my words has a judge; 8  the word 9  I have spoken will judge him at the last day. 12:49 For I have not spoken from my own authority, 10  but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me 11  what I should say and what I should speak.

1 tn Grk “shouted out and said.”

2 sn The one who sent me refers to God.

3 sn Cf. John 1:18 and 14:9.

4 tn Grk “And if anyone”; the conjunction καί (kai, “and”) has been left untranslated here for improved English style.

5 tn Or “guard them,” “keep them.”

6 sn Cf. John 3:17.

7 tn Or “does not receive.”

8 tn Grk “has one who judges him.”

9 tn Or “message.”

10 tn Grk “I have not spoken from myself.”

11 tn Grk “has given me commandment.”

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