19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, (A)the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

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19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever [a]the Father does, these things the Son also does in the same way.

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  1. John 5:19 Lit that One

19 So Jesus answered them by saying, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, the Son [a]can do nothing of Himself [of His own accord], unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever things the Father does, the Son [in His turn] also does in the same way.

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  1. John 5:19 Jesus uses the analogy of a son learning a trade from his father to show the religious leaders that when they condemn what He does, they are condemning the Father as well.

19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself;(A) he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

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19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

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30 (A)I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because (B)I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

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30 (A)I can do nothing [a]on My own. As I hear, I judge; and (B)My judgment is [b]righteous, because I do not seek My own will but (C)the will of Him who sent Me.

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  1. John 5:30 Or of Myself
  2. John 5:30 Or fair

30 “I can do nothing on my own initiative or authority. Just as I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just (fair, righteous, unbiased), because I do not seek My own will, but only the will of Him who sent Me.

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30 By myself I can do nothing;(A) I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just,(B) for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.(C)

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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.

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49 For (A)I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, (B)what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I (C)speak.”

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49 (A)For I did not speak [a]on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me (B)has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that (C)His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak (D)just as the Father has told Me.”

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  1. John 12:49 Lit from Myself

49 For I have never spoken on My own initiative or authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment regarding what to say and what to speak.(A) 50 I know that His commandment is eternal life. So the things I speak, I speak [in accordance with His exact instruction,] just as the Father has told Me.”

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49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me(A) to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life.(B) So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”(C)

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49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

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31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and (A)as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

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31 but so that the world may know that I love the Father, [a]I do exactly as (A)the Father commanded Me. Get up, (B)let’s go from here.

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  1. John 14:31 Lit and just as the Father...so I do

31 but so that the world may know [without any doubt] that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father has commanded Me [and act in full agreement with Him]. Get up, let us go from here.

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31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.(A)

“Come now; let us leave.

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31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

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