John 8:42

“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said vnto them, If God were your Father, yee would loue me, for I proceeded foorth, and came from God: neither came I of my selfe, but he sent me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to them, If God was your Father you would have love for me, because it was from God I came and am here. I did not come of myself, but he sent me.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus said to them, If God were your father ye would have loved me, for I came forth from God and am come [from him]; for neither am I come of myself, but *he* has sent me.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
- Webster's Bible

If God were your Father, said Jesus, "you would love me; for it is from God that I came and I am now here. I have not come of myself, but *He* sent me.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me.
- World English Bible

But Jhesus seith to hem, If God were youre fadir, sotheli ye schulden loue me; for Y passide forth of God, and cam; for nether Y cam of my silf, but he sente me.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus then said to them, `If God were your father, ye were loving me, for I came forth from God, and am come; for neither have I come of myself, but He sent me;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:42


8:42 I proceeded forth - As God, and come - As Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:42


Joh 8:42 If God were your Father, ye would love me. They made this claim (Joh 8:41). Their hatred of the Son was proof that they were not God's children.

Discussion for John 8

  • Arley3
    Two men? God is a Spirit. - John 4:24
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    I love John 8 especially verse 17. Jesus was a separate being from God his Father. Two men walking in one accord in unity. Then latter comes the Holy Ghost and we have a trio and not a trinity.

    John 8:16] And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
    17] It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
  • A disciple
    "..He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.." We have all heard it said, that the devil will say many truths to put forth one lie: but what does the Lord say? There is no truth in him! And about false prophets; that God allows them in order to prove us, whether we will obey the Lord or not. We should'nt be ignorant of the devil's thoughts!
  • Lu2677
    John 8:7-9; Jesus was along with this woman, he did not instruct her to "tell no one".
    John 4:7-9: Jesus was alone with the woman from Samaria, he did not instruct her "tell no one"
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is laden is many spiritual truths. Some are: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 8:38 I SPEAK THAT WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER AND YOU DO THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER 8:39 AND THEY ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM IS OUR FATHER JESUS SAID UNTO THEM --- IF --- YOU WERE ABRAHAMS CHILDREN YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM***ROMANS 4:18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN ....

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