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Verses of John 14

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John 14:12 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here Christ gives his disciples a promise of enduing them with power after his departure to work miracles in some respects greater than what he wrought himself; not greater in regard of the manner, for he wrought by his own power, and they wrought all in his name, but greater in regard of the matter of them; particularly, their speaking with strange tongues, their giving the Holy Ghost by laying on of hands, their healing diseases by the very shadow of their bodies, but especially by their wonderful conversion of the Gentiles from idolatry to serve the living God.

When St. Peter converted three thousand at one sermon, then Christ made good his promise; the disciple at that time appeared to be above his Master: Christ all this time was angling for a few fishes, and catched but an hundred and twenty, Act 1:15 whilst Peter comes with his drag net, and catches three thousand at one cast; the reason might be, because Christ was not properly to be the builder, but the foundation itself. He subjoins the reason of all this: Because I go unto my Father: that is, to send down, and pour forth upon you my apostles, the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost which was the great cause of the apostles miraculous operations.

Hence learn, That it pleased the wisdom of Christ to do greater things by the hands of his weak servants here in the world, than he was pleased to do himself, who was God over all, blessed for evermore.

Verses of John 14

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Consult other comments:

John 14:12 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 14:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:12 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 14:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 14:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 14:12 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 14:12 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 14:12 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 14:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 14:12 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 14:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 14:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:12 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 14:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament