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John 3:22 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our blessed Saviour having now finished his excellent sermon, preached to Nicodemus at Jerusalem, he departs thence with his disciples into the country of Judea, to make proselytes by the ordinance of Baptism.

Where note, 1. Our Lord's unwearied diligence in doing his Father's work and will. He goes from place to place, from city to country, preaching with, and baptizing by, his disciples; for Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples, Joh 4:2

Note, 2. That the enjoyment of Christ's bodily presence did not take away the use of his own ordinances. None are above ordinances, till they come to heaven. The ordinance of baptism is here administered by the disciples, even in the presence of Christ himself. This is called the baptism of repentance, of which children, as well as others, were capable subjects; because baptsim doth not require children's repentance at present, but engages them to repentance for time to come; as children that were circumcised were obliged to observe the whole law, but could not perform it till they came to understand it.

Note, 3. How John did go on with his work of baptizing, though Christ and his disciples did eclipse and obscure him; though the people now flocked after Christ, All men came unto him, ver 26. yet John kept to his duty. 'Tis the duty of God's ministers to continue in their diligence, and go on with their work, when God raises up others about them of greater parts and better success.

O! the admirable humility of that minister, who can say with John the Baptist, Let another increase, though I decrease.

Consult other comments:

John 3:22 - The Greek Testament

John 3:22 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 3:22 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 3:22 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 3:22 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 3:22 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 3:22 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

John 3:22 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 3:22 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 3:22 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 3:22 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 3:22 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 3:22 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 3:22 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 3:22 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 3:22 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 3:22 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 3:22 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 3:22 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 3:22 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 3:22 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 3:22 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 3:22 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 3:22 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 3:22 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 3:22 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 3:22 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 3:22 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 3:22 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 3:22 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 3:22 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 3:22 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 3:22 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 3:22 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 3:22 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 3:22 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 3:22 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 3:22 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 3:22 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 3:22 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 3:22 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 3:22 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 3:22 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 3:22 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 3:22 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 3:22 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament