مَنْ يَتَكَلَّمُ مِنْ تِلْقَاءِ نَفْسِهِ يَطْلُبُ مَجْدَ نَفْسِهِ. ومَنْ يَطْلُبُ مَجْدَ مَنْ أَرْسَلَهُ فَهُوَ صَادِقٌ لا ظُلْمَ فِيه/Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him

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 مَنْ يَتَكَلَّمُ مِنْ تِلْقَاءِ نَفْسِهِ يَطْلُبُ مَجْدَ نَفْسِهِ. ومَنْ يَطْلُبُ مَجْدَ مَنْ أَرْسَلَهُ فَهُوَ صَادِقٌ لا ظُلْمَ فِيه
إنجيل القدّيس يوحنّا07/من11حتى18/:”كَانَ اليَهُودُ يَطْلُبُونَ يَسُوعَ في العِيد، ويَقُولُون: «أَيْنَ هُوَ ذَاك؟». وكَانَ في الجَمْعِ تَهَامُسٌ كَثِيرٌ في شَأْنِهِ. كَانَ بَعْضُهُم يَقُول: «إِنَّهُ صَالِح»، وآخَرُونَ يَقُولُون: «لا، بَلْ هُوَ يُضَلِّلُ الجَمْع». ومَا كَانَ أَحَدٌ يَتَكَلَّمُ عَنْهُ عَلَنًا، خَوْفًا مِنَ اليَهُود. وفي مُنْتَصَفِ أيَّامِ العِيد، صَعِدَ يَسُوعُ إِلى الهَيْكَل، وأَخَذَ يُعَلِّم. وكَانَ اليَهُودُ يَتَعَجَّبُونَ قَائِلين: «كَيْفَ يَعْرِفُ الكُتُب، وهُوَ مَا تَعَلَّم؟». فَأَجَابَهُم يَسُوعُ وقَال: «لَيْسَ التَّعْلِيمُ تَعْلِيمي، بَلْ تَعْلِيمُ مَنْ أَرْسَلَنِي. مَنْ يَشَاءُ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ مَشِيئَةَ مَنْ أَرْسَلَنِي يَعْرِفُ هَلْ هذَا التَّعْلِيمُ هُوَ مِنْ عِنْدِ الله، أَمْ أَنِّي مِنْ تِلْقَاءِ نَفْسِي أَتَكَلَّم. مَنْ يَتَكَلَّمُ مِنْ تِلْقَاءِ نَفْسِهِ يَطْلُبُ مَجْدَ نَفْسِهِ. ومَنْ يَطْلُبُ مَجْدَ مَنْ أَرْسَلَهُ فَهُوَ صَادِقٌ لا ظُلْمَ فِيه.”

Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.”
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 07/11-18/:”The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, ‘Where is he?’And there was considerable complaining about him among the crowds. While some were saying, ‘He is a good man’, others were saying, ‘No, he is deceiving the crowd.’ Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews. About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. The Jews were astonished at it, saying, ‘How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?’ Then Jesus answered them, ‘My teaching is not mine but his who sent me. Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own. Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.”

أَعْطَاهُمُ اللهُ رُوحَ خُمُول، وأَعْطَاهُم عُيُونًا كَيْ لا يُبْصِرُوا، وآذَانًا كَيْ لا يَسْمَعُوا، إِلى هذَا اليَوم
رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل رومة11/من01حتى12/:”يا إِخوَتِي، أَلَعَلَّ اللهَ رَفَضَ شَعْبَهُ؟ حَاشَا! فإِنِّي أَنَا أَيْضًا إِسْرَائِيلِيّ، مِنْ نَسْلِ إِبْرَاهِيم، مِنْ سِبْطِ بِنْيَامِين. لا، لَمْ يَرْفُضِ اللهُ شَعْبَهُ، وقَدْ عَرَفَهُ مُنْذُ القَدِيم! أَوَمَا تَعْلَمُونَ مَا يَقُولُ الكِتَابُ في شَأْنِ إِيلِيَّا، كَيْفَ كَانَ يُخَاطِبُ اللهَ شَاكِيًا إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَقُول: «يَا رَبّ، قَتَلُوا أَنْبِيَاءَكَ، وَهَدَمُوا مَذَابِحَكَ، وَبَقِيتُ أَنَا وَحْدي، وهُم يَطْلُبُونَ نَفْسِي!». ولكِنْ مَاذَا يُجِيبُهُ اللهُ في الوَحي؟: «إِنِّي أَبْقَيْتُ لي سَبْعَةَ آلافِ رَجُل، مَا حَنَوا رُكْبَةً لِلبَعْل!». كَذلِكَ أَيْضًا في الوَقتِ الحَاضِر، لا تَزَالُ تُوجَدُ بَقِيَّةٌ بَاقِيَةٌ بِفَضْلِ ٱخْتِيَارِ النِّعْمَة. فإِذَا كَانَ الٱخْتِيَارُ بِالنِّعْمَة، فَلَيْسَ هُوَ إِذًا مِنَ الأَعَمَال، وإِلاَّ فَمَا عَادَتِ النِّعْمَةُ نِعْمَة. فمَاذَا إِذًا؟ إِنَّ مَا يَطْلُبُهُ إِسْرَائِيلُ لَمْ يَنَلْهُ، بَلْ نَالَهُ المُخْتَارُون. أَمَّا البَاقُونَ فَتَصَلَّبَتْ قُلُوبُهُم، كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوب: «أَعْطَاهُمُ اللهُ رُوحَ خُمُول، وأَعْطَاهُم عُيُونًا كَيْ لا يُبْصِرُوا، وآذَانًا كَيْ لا يَسْمَعُوا، إِلى هذَا اليَوم». ودَاوُدُ يَقُول: «لِتَكُنْ مَائِدَتُهُم فَخًّا وَشَرَكًا وَعِثَارًا وجَزَاءً لَهُم! وَلْتُظْلِمْ عُيُونُهُم فَلا يُبْصِرُوا، وَلْتَكُن ظُهُورُهُم دَوْمًا مَحْنِيَّة!». إِذًا أَقُول: «أَلَعَلَّهُم عَثَرُوا لِيَسْقُطُوا عَلى الدَّوَام؟ حَاشَا! وَلكِنْ بِزَلَّتِهِم نَالَ الأُمَمُ الخَلاص، لِكَي يُثِيرُوا غَيْرَةَ بَني إِسْرَائِيل. فإِنْ كَانَتْ زَلَّتُهُم غِنًى لِلعَالَم، ونُقْصَانُهُم غِنًى لِلأُمَم، فَكَم يَكُونُ بالأَحْرَى ٱكْتِمَالُهُم؟

Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.”
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 07/11-18/:”The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, ‘Where is he?’And there was considerable complaining about him among the crowds. While some were saying, ‘He is a good man’, others were saying, ‘No, he is deceiving the crowd.’ Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews. About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. The Jews were astonished at it, saying, ‘How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?’ Then Jesus answered them, ‘My teaching is not mine but his who sent me. Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own. Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.”