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Verses of John 7

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John 7:14 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. Though Christ went up to Jerusalem privately, lest he should stir up the jealousy of the Pharisees against himself unseasonably; yet went he into the temple and taught publicly; his example teaches us thus much, "that although the servants of Christ may for a time, and in some cases, withdraw themselves from apprehended danger: yet, when God calls them to appear openly; they must do it courageously, without shrinking, though the danger be still impending." Jesus went up to Jerusalem, entered the temple and taught.

Observe, 2. So admirable was our holy Lord's doctrine, that the Jews marvel how he should come to the knowledge of such divine mysteries, considering the meanness of his education. They were struck with admiration, but they wanted faith; whereas the least degree of saving faith is beyond all admiration without it.

Observe, 3. Our Lord vindicates his doctrine, telling the Jews, That the doctrine he delivered was not his own; that is, not of his own inventing and devising; it was no contrivance of his, nor was it taught him by men: but received immediately from the Father, whose ambassador and great prophet he was.

Again, when Christ says, My doctrine is not mine, that is, not only mine, but my Father's and mine. For as he was God equal with the Father, so he naturally knew all his counsels; and as man had knowledge thereof by communication from his godhead.

Learn hence, That the doctrine of the gospel is a doctrine wholly from God; he contrived it, and sent his own Son into the world to publish and reveal it. Christ was sent, and his doctrine was not his own, but his that sent him.

Observe, 4. A double rule given by our Saviour, whereby the Jews might know, whether the doctrine he preached, were the doctrine of God.

First, If a man walk uprightly, and doth the will of God in the best manner according to his knowledge; If any man will do his will, he shall know of my doctrine whether it be of God. There is no such way to find out truth, as by doing the will of God.

The second rule by which they might know that his doctrine was from God was this. Because he sought his Father's glory, and not his own in the delivery of it. He that seeketh his glory that sent him, that same is true.

Hence learn, That the nature and scope of that doctrine which Christ delivered, eminently tending not to promote his own private glory, but the glorifying of his Father, is an undoubted proof and evidence that his doctrine was of God.

Verses of John 7

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John 7:14 - The Greek Testament

John 7:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:14 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:14 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 7:14 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:14 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 7:14 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 7:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:14 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:14 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 7:14 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 7:14 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:14 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 7:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:14 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:14 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 7:14 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:14 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 7:14 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 7:14 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:14 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 7:14 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 7:14 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 7:14 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:14 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 7:14 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:14 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:14 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 7:14 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:14 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 7:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:14 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 7:14 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:14 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament