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John 5:28 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Saviour, finding the Jews amazed and astonished at his declaring his sovereign and supreme authority and power to quicken and raise whom he pleased from the dead, doth in these verses assure them that there should be a general resurrection, and an universal day of judgment both of the righteous and the wicked, and a future distribution of rewards and punishments in another life, according to men's actions here in this life. All that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth.

Here observe, 1. The certainty and universality of the resurrection of the dead declared: The hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall come forth.

Observe, 2. The powerful and efficacious means, by which this great and sudden change shall be effected and accomplished in the morning of the resurrection; namely, the omnipotent voice of Christ: All that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth.

3. Here are the different ends of the resurrection declared, according to the difference of persons which shall then be raised, good and bad; Those that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation.

Learn, 1. That there shall certainly be a resurrection of the body.

2. That all in the graves shall be raised, though not all alike: the wicked shall be raised by the power of Christ, as their judge; the righteous shall be raised by virtue of their union with Christ, as their head.

3. According as men live in this world, and go out of it, so will they be found at the resurrection, without any change of their estate; there will be then only two sorts of persons, good and bad. All that have done good, how small soever the degree of their goodness hath been, shall be rewarded: and all that have done evil, shall be everlastingly punished; for all persons shall be eternally happy, or intolerably miserable in the other world, accordingly as they manage their deportment and behaviour in this life; They that have done good, shall go, &c.

Consult other comments:

John 5:28 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 5:28 - The Greek Testament

John 5:28 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 5:28 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 5:28 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 5:28 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:28 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:28 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 5:28 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 5:28 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:28 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:28 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:28 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:28 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 5:28 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:28 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:28 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 5:28 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:28 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:28 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 5:28 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:28 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 5:28 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 5:28 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 5:28 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:28 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:28 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:28 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:28 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:28 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:28 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:28 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:28 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:28 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament