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John 6:15 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have observable, The wonderful effect of the foregoing miracle; the people seeing so many thousands fed with five loaves, were so transported, that they concluded that Jesus was certainly the promised Messias. Now the notion they had of the Messias was this, that he should be a temporal prince, that should subdue all nations under his feet, and particularly free the Jews from the slavery of the Roman yoke, which was now upon their necks; forgetting what our Saviour had often told them, that his kingdom was not of this world, but within men; and that his business was to free men from soul slavery, not from civil subjection: however, upon this mistake, the Jews here in a furious zeal designed to take Christ by force, and make him their king: but our Saviour (who came not into the world to disturb the order of civil government) understanding their intentions, withdraws himself into a mountain, to avoid giving the least occasion for any such jealousy or suspicion.

Hence learn, That although Jesus Christ be the great King of his church, and doth exercise a spiritual kingdom in it, yet he came not into the world to be a temporal king, nor was his kingdom of this world, or ever designed to be prejudicial to the thrones of princes, and civil government of men. Therefore doth Christ withdraw himself and refuse all this offer as no ways agreeable to him, or consistent with his design.

Consult other comments:

John 6:15 - The Greek Testament

John 6:15 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 6:15 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 6:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 6:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 6:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 6:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 6:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 6:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 6:15 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 6:15 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 6:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 6:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 6:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 6:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 6:15 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 6:15 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 6:15 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:15 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 6:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 6:15 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 6:15 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 6:15 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 6:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 6:15 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 6:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 6:15 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 6:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 6:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 6:15 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 6:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 6:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 6:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament