For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it.
"For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me gave me his own instructions as to what I should say.
I'm not making any of this up on my own. The Father who sent me gave me orders, told me what to say and how to say it.
For I have not said it on my authority, but the Father who sent me gave me orders what to say and how to say it.
for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak.
"For I have not spoken on My own authority ; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
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1 tn Grk “I have not spoken from myself.”
2 tn Grk “has given me commandment.”