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Verses of John 13

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John 13:17 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Lord here intimates unto us these two things:

1. The necessity of knowledge, in order unto practice.

2. The necessity of practice, in order unto happiness.

A man may know the will of God indeed, and not do it; but he can never do the will of God (acceptably) and not know it. The knowledge of God's will and our duty, is necessary to the practice of it. The knowledge of our duty, and the practice of it, may be and too often are separated; but the practice of religion, and doing what we know to be our duty is the only way to true happiness.

Learn thence, 1. That Christ doth not approve of a blind obedience in his people, but requires that their practice and obedience be founded upon understanding and knowledge.

2. That the first care of those that will be Christ's disciples and followers must be this, with all seriousness to apply themselves to the knowlege of their Master's will.

3. That next to the knowlege of our duty, our first and chief care must be, to practice everything that we understand and know to be our duty.

4. That a right knowledge and practice of our duty, will certainly make us happy: If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Verses of John 13

17

Consult other comments:

John 13:17 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:17 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:17 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:17 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:17 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 13:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:17 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:17 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament