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Verses of John 2

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John 2:17 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The disciples upon this occasion called to remembrance the words of David, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up: Psa 69:9 which was verified in Christ as well as in David.

Where observe, 1. The grace described, zeal, which is the ardour of the affections, carrying forth a man to the utmost for God's glory, and his church's good. Zeal is not so much one affection, as the intense degree of all the affections.

Observe, 2. The object about which our Saviour's zeal was conversant, God's house, that is, all things relating to the worship of God, temple, tabernacle, ark, &c. which were the pledges of God's presence.

Observe, 3. The effect of this, it hath eaten me up, like fire that eats up and devours that whereon it lights. What was said of St. Peter, That he was a man made up all of fire; and of St. Paul in respect of his sufferings, that he was a spark of fire burning in the midst of the sea, may much more truly be said of Christ, when he was engaged in the work of church-reformation.

Learn, That as Christ was, so Christians ought to be, very zealous for the glory of God, the honour of his house, and the purity of his worship. The zeal of thine house, that is, for the honour of thine house, hath eaten me up, &c.

Verses of John 2

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Consult other comments:

John 2:17 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 2:17 - The Greek Testament

John 2:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 2:17 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 2:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 2:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 2:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 2:17 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 2:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 2:17 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 2:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 2:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 2:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 2:17 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 2:17 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 2:17 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:17 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 2:17 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 2:17 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 2:17 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 2:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 2:17 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 2:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 2:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 2:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 2:17 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 2:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 2:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament