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Verses of John 15

15

John 15:15 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

By these words Christ declares the reason why he was pleased to change his stile, and call his disciples friends instead of servants: namely, because of his communication of secrets to them, which servants are not admitted to the knowledge of: Henceforth I call you not servants; that is, not mere servants: not that they were to be exempted from obedience: (for that is called for in the foregoing verse) but Christ treated them now with the kindness and familiarity of friends, being about to leave them, he unbosoms himself unto them, saying, All things that I have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you.

Not as if Christ had communicated the infinite treasures of knowledge to them, which the Father had imparted to him: but he speaks here as the prophet of his Church, that as such he had revealed all things needful for them to know in order to salvation, all things belonging to their case and state; as a counsellor doth not impart all his knowledge to his clients; but all that is necessary for his client to understand and know, that he makes known unto him, relating to his own case.

Learn hence, 1. That all Christ's disciples are his servants, and all his servants are his friends, in regard of intimate communion and tender usage: Henceforth I call you not servants, but friends.

And after his resurrection he called them brethren, Joh 20:17. The dignity of believers is a growing dignity, the longer they follow Christ, the higher privileges are indulged to them.

Learn, 2. That all the Father's counsel concerning our salvation, and so far as it is needful and necessary for us to know, is faithfully revealed by Christ to his Church, he being constituted by God the Father to be the great prophet and instructor of it: All things that I have heard of the Father, I have made known unto you; that is, all things fit for them at present to know; namely, concerning his passion, resurrection, ascension, mission of the Holy Ghost, a future judgment, and the promise of eternal life.

Verses of John 15

15

Consult other comments:

John 15:15 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 15:15 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 15:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 15:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 15:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:15 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 15:15 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:15 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:15 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 15:15 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 15:15 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:15 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 15:15 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 15:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:15 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:15 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 15:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament