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John 12:47-50

12:47 If anyone 1  hears my words and does not obey them, 2  I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 3  12:48 The one who rejects me and does not accept 4  my words has a judge; 5  the word 6  I have spoken will judge him at the last day. 12:49 For I have not spoken from my own authority, 7  but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me 8  what I should say and what I should speak. 12:50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. 9  Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me.” 10 

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

2 tn Or “guard them,” “keep them.”

3 sn Cf. John 3:17.

4 tn Or “does not receive.”

5 tn Grk “has one who judges him.”

6 tn Or “message.”

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

8 tn Grk “has given me commandment.”

9 tn Or “his commandment results in eternal life.”

10 tn Grk “The things I speak, just as the Father has spoken to me, thus I speak.”

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