John 14:24

24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

John 14:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
ESV
24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
NLT
24 Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me.
MSG
24 Not loving me means not keeping my words. The message you are hearing isn't mine. It's the message of the Father who sent me.
CSB
24 The one who doesn't love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.

John 14:24 Meaning and Commentary

John 14:24

He that loveth me not, keepeth not my sayings
These words may have respect both to external professors of religion, who being destitute of true love to Christ, though they outwardly observe his ordinances and commands; yet inasmuch as this does not spring from a principle of love to him, and is done only to be seen of men, or to obtain life for themselves, may be said, not to keep his words or commands, because they do not keep them aright; and to the profane world, who, as they have no affection to Christ, pay no regard to any orders or ordinances of his: and they may be considered as having in them a reason or argument, justifying the conduct of Christ, in manifesting himself to his disciples, and not unto the world; as the following words give a reason why the Father takes so much notice of, comes and makes his abode with such as keep the words of Christ:

and,
or "for"

the word which you hear, is not mine, but the Father's which sent
me:
that is, it is not only mine, but my Father's also: it is not mine as man; it is not a scheme of things of my own devising; it is not from earth, but from heaven; my Father has a concern in it, and therefore regards such who hear, receive, and keep it: and this is said by him partly to engage a greater regard and attention to his word, his truths, and ordinances, by his disciples; and to expose and aggravate the sin of those who despised and rejected them; since it was not barely casting contempt on him, but on his Father likewise.

John 14:24 In-Context

22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you.
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 10; Deuteronomy 18:18; John 5:19; John 7:16; John 8:28; John 12:49,50