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John 5:15 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

After the man understood who his healer and benefactor was, he went and told the Jewish magistrates that it was Christ that had healed him. This he did, not with any evil design, no doubt, to inform against him, and stir up the Jews to persecute him; but desirous to publish what Christ had done, to his honour, and to direct others to make use of him.

Learn thence, That it is the duty of all those that have experienced the power and pity of Christ themselves, to proclaim and publish it to others, to the intent that all that need him may experience help and healing from him. This seems to be the poor man's design: but behold the blindness, obstinacy, and malice of the Jews, who persecuted Christ, and sought to kill him for doing good, and healing a cripple that had been thirty-eight years so: Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him:

Yet observe the cloak and pretence they have for their malicious persecution of our Saviour; namely, the supposed violation of the sabbath-day; They sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath-day.

Learn hence, That great cruelty against Christ and his members has always been, and still is, masked and disguised with a fair pretence of zeal for God and his commands. The Pharisees mortally hated our Saviour, therefore to cover their malice, they traduce him as a profaner of the Sabbath, and seek to take away his life.

Consult other comments:

John 5:15 - The Greek Testament

John 5:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 5:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 5:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 5:15 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:15 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 5:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:15 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 5:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:15 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:15 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:15 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:15 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament