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John 12:49

49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.

Read John 12:49 Using Other Translations

For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment--what to say and what to speak.
I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.

What does John 12:49 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 12:49

For I have not spoken of myself
As man, or as separate from his Father; his doctrine was not human, but divine, and therefore a rejection of it cannot escape notice at the future judgment:

but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment what I should
say, and what I should speak;
Christ, as man, had his mission, and commission, and his instructions from his Father to preach the Gospel unto men; he was anointed for it by the Holy Ghost; he was enjoined the preaching of it by his Father, and the several doctrines he published were delivered him by him; see ( John 8:28 ) ( 17:8 ) .

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