John 7:17-24

17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
20 “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”
21 Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.
22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath.
23 Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath?
24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

John 7:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
ESV
17 If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
NLT
17 Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own.
MSG
17 Anyone who wants to do his will can test this teaching and know whether it's from God or whether I'm making it up.
CSB
17 If anyone wants to do His will, he will understand whether the teaching is from God or if I am speaking on My own.

John 7:17-24 In-Context

15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”
16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.
17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
20 “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”
21 Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.
22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath.
23 Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath?
24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill?
26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah?

Cross References 9

  • 1. Psalms 25:14; John 8:43
  • 2. John 5:41; John 8:50,54
  • 3. Deuteronomy 32:46; John 1:17
  • 4. ver 1; S Matthew 12:14
  • 5. S Mark 3:22; John 8:48; John 10:20
  • 6. ver 23; John 5:2-9
  • 7. Leviticus 12:3
  • 8. Genesis 17:10-14
  • 9. 1 Samuel 16:7; Isaiah 11:3,4; John 8:15; 2 Corinthians 10:7
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