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John 8:49 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Jesus answered—I, have not, a demon, but honour my Father: and, ye, dishonour me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jesus answered, 'I have not a demon, but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father. And you have dishonoured me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Iesus answered, I haue not a deuill: but I honour my Father, and ye doe dishonour me.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Jeshu said to them, I have no devil; but my Father I honour, and you debase me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Jesus said to them: I have no demon: but I honor God; and ye contemn me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Jesus 2424
{2424} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
answered, 611
{0611} Prime
From G0575 and κρινω [[krino]]; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected).
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
I 1473
{1473} Prime
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
have 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
a devil; 1140
{1140} Prime
Neuter of a derivative of G1142; a daemonic being; by extension a deity.
but 235
{0235} Prime
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
I honour 5091
{5091} Prime
From G5093; to prize, that is, fix a valuation upon; by implication to revere.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
my 3450
{3450} Prime
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
Father, 3962
{3962} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
do dishonour 818
{0818} Prime
From G0820; to render infamous, that is, (by implication) contemn or maltreat.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
me. 3165
{3165} Prime
A shorter (and probably original) form of G1691; me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 8:48-51.

John 8:49

_ _ Jesus answered, I have not a devil — What calm dignity is here! Verily, “when reviled, He reviled not again” (1 Peter 2:23). Compare Paul (Acts 26:25), “I am not mad,” etc. He adds not, “Nor am I a Samaritan,” that He might not even seem to partake of their contempt for a race that had already welcomed Him as the Christ, and began to be blessed by Him.

_ _ I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me — the language of wounded feeling. But the interior of His soul at such moments is only to be seen in such prophetic utterances as these, “For thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face; I am become a stranger unto my brethren, an alien unto my mother’s children. For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me” (Psalms 69:7-9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 8:48-50.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 8:49

I honour my Father — I seek his honour only.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I have not:

Proverbs 26:4-5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. ... Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:


John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
John 11:4 When Jesus heard [that], he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, [saying], I have both glorified [it], and will glorify [it] again.
John 13:31-32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. ... If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make [it] honourable.
Isaiah 49:3 And said unto me, Thou [art] my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Matthew 3:15-17 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. ... And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Philippians 2:6-11 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: ... And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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Pv 26:4. Is 42:21; 49:3. Mt 3:15. Jn 8:29; 11:4; 12:28; 13:31; 14:13; 17:4. Php 2:6. 1P 2:23.

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