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Verses of John 4

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John 4:31 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, The fit and seasonable motion which our Saviour's disciples make to him; Master, eat.

Learn from thence, That though a person's chief care should be for his own soul, and for improving all opportunities for doing good to the souls of others; yet the bodies of men must not be neglected, but supported by meat and drink; especially theirs, whose health and strength may be of greater use and service to God and his church. The body is the servant of the soul, the instrument whereby it worketh: and therefore to neglect the body is to disable and unfit the soul for service, to hinder the functions and operations of it. The sixth commandment, which forbids us to kill, requires us to use all means for the preservation of life, both in ourselves and others.

Observe next, Our Saviour's answer to the disciples motion; Master, eat, say they. I have meat to eat that ye know not of, says he; for my meat is to do the will of him that sent me. Not that our Saviour did not want meat at this time, for he was both hungry and thirsty, as appears by his asking water of the woman to drink, and by his sending his disciples into the city to buy meat; but our Lord was more intent upon doing his Father's work, than upon satisfying his own hunger. Christ hungered more after an opportunity of doing good to the souls of men, than he did after meat and drink to satisfy his hunger.

Lord! let us, thy ministers, learn of thee to prefer the spiritual welfare of our people, before any temporal advantages whatsoever.

Verses of John 4

31

Consult other comments:

John 4:31 - The Greek Testament

John 4:31 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 4:31 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:31 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 4:31 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 4:31 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 4:31 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 4:31 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 4:31 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 4:31 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:31 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 4:31 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:31 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 4:31 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 4:31 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 4:31 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 4:31 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 4:31 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 4:31 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 4:31 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 4:31 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 4:31 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 4:31 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 4:31 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 4:31 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 4:31 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 4:31 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 4:31 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 4:31 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 4:31 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 4:31 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 4:31 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament