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Christ’s Authority from the Father

14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and ntaught. 15 oAnd the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”

16 3Jesus answered them and said, p“My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 qIf anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 rHe who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who sseeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and tno unrighteousness is in Him. 19 uDid not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? vWhy do you seek to kill Me?”

20 The people answered and said, w“You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?”

21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 xMoses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, ybut from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because zI made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 aDo not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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