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 5:30

  • Shailin for verse 30
    This chapter proves that Jesus is not the Father, God Almighty, the one true God. Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Oneness and Romans Catholics Trinity doctrine followers, please take note.
  • Hayle Byers for verse 30
    this is a touching verse!

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