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Verses of John 12

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John 12:27 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Whilst our Saviour was thus preaching of his own death and sufferings, a natural horror of his approaching passion (though such as was without sin) seizes upon him; his Father giving him a taste of that wrath which he was to undergo upon the cross for our sins.

Hereupon he takes himself to prayer, Father, save me from this hour; this was the harmless inclination of his sinless nature, which abhorred laying under wrath, and therefore prays again unto his Father to dispose of him as may most and best conduce to the purposes of his glory; Father, glorify thy name.

Learn hence, 1. That mere trouble is no sin; Christ's soul was troubled; Christianity doth not make men senseless; grace introduceth no stoical stupidity.

2. That fear of death, especially when accompanied with apprehensions of the wrath of God, is most perplexing, and soul amazing. My soul is troubled, and what shall I say?

3. No extremity of sufferings ought to discourage us from laying claim to that relation, which God stands in to us as a Father; Our Saviour, in the midst of his distress, calls God Father: Father, save me from this hour.

4. In the extremity of our sufferings, we may be importunate, but must not be preemptory in our prayers; as Christ in his agony prayed more earnestly, so may we in ours, but always submissively; Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

5. That our exemption from suffering may sometimes be inconsistent with the glory of God. Father, save me from this hour; Father glorify thy name.

Observe lastly, The Father's answer to the Son's prayer: There came a voice from heaven, saying, I have glorified it, and will glorify it again. That is, as God the Father had been already glorified in his Son's life, doctrine, and miracles: so he would farther glorify himself in his death, resurrection, and ascension; as also by the mission of the Holy Ghost, and the preaching of the gospel for the conversion of the Gentiles to the ends of the earth;

Learn hence, That the whole work of Christ, from the lowest degree of his humiliation, to the hightest degree of his exaltation, was a glorifying of his Father: he glorified his Father by the doctrine which he taught, he glorified his Father by the miracles which he wrought, by the unspotted innocency of his life, and by his unparalleled sufferings at his death; by his victorious resurrection from the grave, and by his triumphant ascension into heaven.

Verses of John 12

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Consult other comments:

John 12:27 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 12:27 - The Greek Testament

John 12:27 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:27 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:27 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 12:27 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:27 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:27 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:27 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:27 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 12:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:27 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 12:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:27 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:27 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 12:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:27 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:27 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:27 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:27 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 12:27 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 12:27 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:27 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 12:27 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:27 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 12:27 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:27 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:27 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:27 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:27 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 12:27 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:27 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 12:27 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:27 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:27 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament