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Verses of John 14

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John 14:13 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In these words our Saviour produces another argument to quiet his disciples's hearts under their perplexity and trouble for the loss of his bodily presence; he assures them, that whatever comforts they enjoyed by his presence, they shall obtain by their prayers.

Observe here, 1. The qualification requisite in prayer: we must pray in Christ's name, that is, for the sake of his merits and mediation, in obedience to God's command, and with an eye to his glory, and for things agreeable to his will, and for things which his wisdom sees good for us.

To pray in Christ's name, is more than to name Christ in prayer. It implies three things:

1. To look up unto Christ as having purchased for us this privilege that we may pray: for it is by the blood of Christ that we draw near to God, and that a throne of grace is open for us.

2. To pray in the name of Christ, is to pray in the strength of Christ, and by the assistance of the Holy Spirit of Christ.

3. To pray in the name of Christ, is to pray in the virtue of the present mediation of Christ; believing that what we ask on earth, Christ obtains in heaven.

To pray thus is no easy matter; yet unless we do pray thus, we do not pray at all.

Observe, 2. The promise made to such prayers: Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do. He saith not, That will my Father do; but that will I do, to testify his divine power and oneness with the Father. This evidently proves him to be God.

Observe, 3. The repetition of the promise for the further confirmation of it: If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. The promise is doubled for the confirmation of it, so that we might be free from all doubts and fears of being heard, when we put up our prayers to God, in the name and mediation of Jesus Christ, for things agreeable to his will.

Learn hence, That although the children of God have sometimes many jealousies and fears arising in their mind concerning the answer of their prayers, yet they are altogether groundless; for it is most certain their desires shall be granted them, so far as the wisdom of God sees fit and convenient for them; and for that reason our Saviour redoubles the promise, If ye will ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Verses of John 14

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Consult other comments:

John 14:13 - The Greek Testament

John 14:13 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:13 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:13 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:13 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:13 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:13 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:13 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:13 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:13 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:13 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:13 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:13 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 14:13 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:13 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:13 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 14:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:13 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:13 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:13 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:13 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:13 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament