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John 1:29 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

This is John the Baptist's third testimony concerning Christ; in which he points out Christ as the true Sacrifice for the expiation of sin. Behold the lamb of God: the Lamb of God's appointing, to be an expiatory sacrifice; the Lamb of God's election; the Lamb of God's affection; the Lamb of God's acceptation; the Lamb of God's exaltation; who, by the sacrifice of his death, has taken away the sin of the world.

The sin, not sins, (in the plural number,) to denote original sin, as some think; or, as others, to show, that Christ hath universally taken upon himself the whole burden of our sin and guilt. And there seems to be a secret antithesis in the word world. In the Levitical sacrifices, only the sins of the Jews were laid upon the sacrificed beast; but this Lamb takes away the sin both of the Jew and the Gentile. The Lord has caused to meet on him the iniquity of us all.

And the word, taketh away, being in the present tense, denotes a continued act, and it intimates to us thus much, viz. That it is the daily office of Christ to take away our sin, by presenting to the Father the memorials of his death. Christ takes away from all believers the guilt and punishment of their sins, the filth and pollution of them, the power and dominion that is in them: as St. John called upon the Jews, to behold this Lamb of God with an eye of observation; so it is our duty to behold him now with an eye of admiration; with an eye of gratulation; but especially with an eye of faith and dependence, improving the fruit of his death to our own consolation and salvation, Look unto me, and be saved. Isa 14:22.

Consult other comments:

John 1:29 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 1:29 - The Greek Testament

John 1:29 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 1:29 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 1:29 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 1:29 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 1:29 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 1:29 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 1:29 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 1:29 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 1:29 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 1:29 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:29 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:29 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 1:29 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 1:29 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 1:29 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 1:29 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 1:29 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 1:29 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 1:29 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 1:29 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 1:29 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 1:29 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 1:29 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:29 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 1:29 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 1:29 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 1:29 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 1:29 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 1:29 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 1:29 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 1:29 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 1:29 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 1:29 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 1:29 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 1:29 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 1:29 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 1:29 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 1:29 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 1:29 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:29 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 1:29 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 1:29 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 1:29 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament