John 5:30

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I can of mine owne selfe doe nothing: as I heare, I iudge: and my iudgement is iust, because I seeke not mine owne will, but the will of the Father, which hath sent me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Of myself I am unable to do anything: as the voice comes to me so I give a decision: and my decision is right because I have no desire to do what is pleasing to myself, but only what is pleasing to him who sent me.
- Basic English Bible

I cannot do anything of myself; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I do not seek my will, but the will of him that has sent me.
- Darby Bible

I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me.
- Webster's Bible

I can of my own self do nothing. As I am bidden, so I judge; and mine is a just judgement, because it is not my own will that guides me, but the will of Him who sent me.
- Weymouth Bible

I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous; because I don't seek my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me.
- World English Bible

Y may no thing do of my silf, but as Y here, Y deme, and my doom is iust, for Y seke not my wille, but the wille of the fadir that sente me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I am not able of myself to do anything; according as I hear I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:30


5:30 I can do nothing of myself - It is impossible I should do any thing separately from my Father. As I hear - Of the Father, and see, so I judge and do; A because I am essentially united to him. See #Joh 5:19|.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:30


Joh 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing. Apart from the Father.

Discussion for John 5

  • Tim
    I see the pool in 5:7 as a type of the Old Testament Law, where you have to work to get in. And Jesus healing the man as a picture of the New Testament, saved by grace not our works. And then after he is healed he walks, equals obedience to the Lord. .
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things --I say-- that you might be saved *** MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR -- MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS -- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT *** 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33 be not deceived evil communications corrupt good manners
  • Cathryn
    I loue the Whole Word of God AKJV the KJV of 1611 onely these two and thank you for this great website as well.. Jesus of Nazareth is the Risen Christ and the Sonne of the Liuing God. And he is the Liuing God.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 22:31 BUT AS TOUCHING THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD HAVE YOU NOT READ THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN UNTO YOU BY GOD SAYING --22:32-- I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND THE GOD OF ISAAC AND THE GOD OF JACOB --- GOD IS NOT THE GOD OF THE DEAD BUT OF THE LIVING PSALM 115:17 THE DEAD PRAISE NOT THE LORD NEITHER ANY THAT GO DOWN INTO SILENCE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 2 TIMOTHY 2:7 CONSIDER WHAT I SAY AND THE LORD GIVE THEE UNDERSTANDING IN ALL THINGS
  • Lilian
    MARVEL NOT FOR THE HOUR IS COMING EVEN TO ALL WHO ARE IN GRAVES WILL HEAR HIS VOICE JESUS IS COMING SOON TO TAKE THE CHURCH AS THE BRIDE BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE FOUND IN THE CHURCH SERVING JESUS AND PRAISING HIM WILL BE SURELY SAVED RAPTURE IS COMING LET'S PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS ONLY TILL RAPTURE HE IS TGE ONLY JEHOVAH MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN
  • A disciple
    "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice," John 5:28 In context to the entire testimony which the Lord Jesus here declares to the Jews, who are opposing and contradicting Him with their wicked and insubordinate minds of unbelief He expounds to them how that "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father:" as it is written also in the second Psalm, "Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion...KISS THE SON, LEST HE BE ANGRY, AND YOU PERISH FROM THE WAY WHEN HIS WRATH IS KINDLED BUT A LITTLE!" A sad song says, "Don't they know its the end of the world, 'cause you don't love me anymore!" The enemies of the LORD should have submitted themselves to Him, and so that there time would have endured for ever but so soon they shall be awakened from their dream to the nightmare of an eternity that God doesn't love them anymore, and has said Goodbye!

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