Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

If anyone wants to do His will, he will understand whether the teaching is from God or if I am speaking on My own.

New American Standard Bible

"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.

King James Version

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

International Standard Version

If anyone wants to do his will, he'll know whether this teaching is from God or whether I'm speaking on my own.

A Conservative Version

If any man wants to do his will, he will know about the doctrine, whether it is from God, or I speak from myself.

American Standard Version

If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself.

Amplified

If any man desires to do His will (God's pleasure), he will know (have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself) whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from Myself and of My own accord and on My own authority.

An Understandable Version

If anyone [really] desires to do what God wants, he will know whether my teaching comes from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority [only].

Anderson New Testament

If any one will do his will, he shall know with respect to the teaching, whether it is of God, or I speak of myself.

Bible in Basic English

If any man is ready to do God's pleasure he will have knowledge of the teaching and of where it comes from--from God or from myself.

Common New Testament

If anyone is willing to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I speak on my own authority.

Daniel Mace New Testament

if any man is inclin'd to do his will, he shall know whether the doctrine be from God, or whether I speak from my self.

Darby Translation

If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.

Godbey New Testament

if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or I speak for myself.

Goodspeed New Testament

Anyone who resolves to do his will will know whether my teaching comes from God, or originates with me.

John Wesley New Testament

If any man be willing to do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If anyone desires to do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God or whether I speak of myself.

Julia Smith Translation

If any desire to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or I speak from myself.

King James 2000

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If anyone wants to do his will, he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or I am speaking from myself.

Modern King James verseion

If anyone desires to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God, or I speak from Myself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God: or whether I speak of myself.

Moffatt New Testament

anyone who chooses to do his will, shall understand whether my teaching comes from God or whether I am talking on my own authority.

Montgomery New Testament

"If any one wills to do God's will he shall know concerning my teaching, whether it is from God, or I speak my own authority. Dedicate them in thy truth; thy word is truth."

NET Bible

If anyone wants to do God's will, he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority.

New Heart English Bible

If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.

Noyes New Testament

If any one is desirous to do his will, he will know concerning the teaching, whether it is from God, or whether I speak from myself.

Sawyer New Testament

If any one will do his will, he shall know of the teaching whether it is from God or whether I speak from myself.

The Emphasized Bible

If any one intend, his will, to do, he shall get to know concerning the teaching - whether it is, of God, or, I, from myself, am speaking,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

If any man will do his will, he shall know respecting the doctrine, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If any one has the will to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching is from God, or whether I speak on my own authority.

Webster

If any man will do his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God, or whether I speak from myself.

Weymouth New Testament

If any one is willing to do His will, he shall know about the teaching, whether it is from God or originates with me.

Williams New Testament

If anyone is willing to keep on doing God's will, he will know whether my teaching comes from God, or merely expresses my own ideas.

World English Bible

If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.

Worrell New Testament

If any one wills to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.

Worsley New Testament

If any man desire to do his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Youngs Literal Translation

if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or -- I do speak from myself.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

will
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
θέλημα 
thelema 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 136
Usage: 45

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

his

Usage: 0

he shall know
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

of
περί 
Peri 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἀπό 
Apo 
of, for, concerning, about, as touching, touching, whereof Trans, not tr,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 254
Usage: 709
Usage: 490

the doctrine
διδαχή 
Didache 
Usage: 25

πότερον 
Poteron 
Usage: 0

it be
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 7:17

Images John 7:17

Prayers for John 7:17

Context Readings

Jesus At The Feast Of Tabernacles

16 Jesus answered them, “My teaching isn’t Mine but is from the One who sent Me. 17 If anyone wants to do His will, he will understand whether the teaching is from God or if I am speaking on My own. 18 The one who speaks for himself seeks his own glory. But He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.



Cross References

John 8:43

Why don’t you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to My word.

John 8:31-32

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word,you really are My disciples.

Psalm 25:8-9

The Lord is good and upright;
therefore He shows sinners the way.

Psalm 25:12

Who is the man who fears the Lord?
He will show him the way he should choose.

Psalm 25:14

The secret counsel of the Lord
is for those who fear Him,
and He reveals His covenant to them.

Psalm 119:10

I have sought You with all my heart;
don’t let me wander from Your commands.

Psalm 119:101-102

I have kept my feet from every evil path
to follow Your word.

Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way;
it will be called the Holy Way.
The unclean will not travel on it,
but it will be for the one who walks the path.
Even the fool will not go astray.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

“Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days”—the Lord’s declaration. “I will put My teaching within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Daniel 12:10

Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; none of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.

Hosea 6:3

Let us strive to know the Lord.
His appearance is as sure as the dawn.
He will come to us like the rain,
like the spring showers that water the land.

Micah 4:2

and many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us about His ways
so we may walk in His paths.”
For instruction will go out of Zion
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Malachi 4:2

But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.

Matthew 6:22

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.

Luke 8:15

But the seed in the good ground—these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.

John 1:46-49

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him.“Come and see,” Philip answered.

John 8:47

The one who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you don’t listen, because you are not from God.”

Acts 10:1-6

There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment.

Acts 11:13-14

He reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa, and call for Simon, who is also named Peter.

Acts 17:11

The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Philippians 3:15-16

Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this also to you.

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