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John 5:17 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

From this verse to the end of the chapter, we have our Saviour's apology for his working the foregoing cure on the impotent man on the sabbath day. And the chief argument he insists upon, is drawn from his unity and eqaulity in nature and operation with his Father; As the Father worketh, says he, so I work. Here he speaks of himself, not as a servant, or instrument in the Father's hand, but as the fellow-worker with the Father, both in the works of creation, and in the works of providence, and preservation also.

Learn hence, 1. That though Almighty God has long since ceased from the work of creation, yet not from the work of preservation. My father worketh hitherto; not by creating new kinds of creatures but by upholding and preserving what he has already created.

Learn, 2. That Christ the Son of God, is joined with, and undivided from the Father, in working. As the Father created all things by him (not as a man, and as an instrument in his Father's hand; for then he was not such) but as his fellow-worker, being equal in nature and power with the Father: in like manner as the Father preserveth, sustaineth, governeth, and upholdeth all things, so doth Christ; the Father's actions and his being the same, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Consult other comments:

John 5:17 - The Greek Testament

John 5:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 5:17 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:17 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 5:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 5:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:17 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 5:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 5:17 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:17 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 5:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:17 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 5:17 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:17 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 5:17 - The Apologists Bible Commentary

John 5:17 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:17 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 5:17 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:17 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 5:17 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 5:17 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 5:17 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:17 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:17 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament