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John 1:51 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The heavens were open to Christ, and the angels attended upon him, first at his baptism, Mat 3:13-17 then at his ascension, Act 1:9 Whether Christ alludes to the one or the other, or to both, I shall not positively say; but gather this note, That the ministry and attendance of the holy angels upon the Lord Jesus Christ, in the time of his humiliation, was very remarkable:

An angel foretells his conception to the Virgin, Luke 1-24; Luk 24:31.

An angel publishes his birth to the shepherds, Luk 2:14.

In his temptations in the wilderness, the angels came and ministered unto him, Mat 4:11.

In his agony in the garden, an angel is sent to comfort him, Luk 22:42-43.

At his resurrection an angel rolls away the stone, and proclaims him risen to the women that sought for him, Mat 28:6.

At his ascension, the angels attended upon him, and bare him company to heaven.

And at the day of judgment, he shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

Now, thus officious are the holy angels to our blessed Saviour, and thus subservient to him upon all occasions.

1. In point of affection and singular love to Christ.

2. In point of duty and special obligation to Christ.

There is no such cheerful and delightful service, as the service of love. Such is the angel's service to Christ for the services he has done them, he being an Head of confirmation to them: For, that they are established in that holy and glorious state in which they were at first created, is owing to the special grace of the Redeemer: Glorify him then, all ye angels, and praise him all his host.

Consult other comments:

John 1:51 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 1:51 - The Greek Testament

John 1:51 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 1:51 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 1:51 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 1:51 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 1:51 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 1:51 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 1:51 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 1:51 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:51 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:51 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 1:51 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 1:51 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 1:51 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 1:51 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 1:51 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 1:51 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 1:51 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:51 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 1:51 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 1:51 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 1:51 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 1:51 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 1:51 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 1:51 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 1:51 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 1:51 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 1:51 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:51 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 1:51 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 1:51 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament