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John 12:49-50 New King James Version (NKJV)

49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, 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 speak.”

New King James Version (NKJV)

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John 12:49-50 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

Footnotes:

  1. John 12:49 Lit of Myself
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John 12:49-50 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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. 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.”

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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John 12:49-50 New International Version (NIV)

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

New International Version (NIV)

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John 12:49-50 King James Version (KJV)

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.

John 7:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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John 7:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

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John 7:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

18 He who speaks on his own accord seeks glory and honor for himself. But He who seeks the glory and the honor of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness or deception in Him.

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John 7:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.

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John 7:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

1 Corinthians 2:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the [a]Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:13 NU omits Holy
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Corinthians 2:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, [a]combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual things for spiritual men
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1 Corinthians 2:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 We also speak of these things, not in words taught or supplied by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual thoughts with spiritual words [for those being guided by the Holy Spirit].

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Corinthians 2:13 New International Version (NIV)

13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual
New International Version (NIV)

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1 Corinthians 2:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

1 Peter 4:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the [a]oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the [b]dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 4:11 utterances
  2. 1 Peter 4:11 sovereignty
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 4:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Whoever speaks, is to do so [a]as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving [b]by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 4:11 Lit as utterances
  2. 1 Peter 4:11 Lit from
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Peter 4:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 Whoever speaks [to the congregation], is to do so as one who speaks the oracles (utterances, the very words) of God. Whoever serves [the congregation] is to do so as one who serves by the strength which God [abundantly] supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified [honored and magnified] through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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1 Peter 4:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

New International Version (NIV)

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1 Peter 4:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Colossians 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Colossians 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 Let the word of [a]Christ richly dwell within you, [b]with all wisdom teaching and admonishing [c]one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing [d]with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 3:16 One early ms reads the Lord
  2. Colossians 3:16 Or in
  3. Colossians 3:16 Or one another, singing with psalms...
  4. Colossians 3:16 Or by; lit in His grace
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Colossians 3:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 Let the [spoken] word of Christ have its home within you [dwelling in your heart and mind—permeating every aspect of your being] as you teach [spiritual things] and admonish and train one another with all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Colossians 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

New International Version (NIV)

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