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Verses of John 7

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John 7:3 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. The advice which Christ's brethren, that is, his kindness, gave him to render himself more famous and publicly known to the world: they advise him not to stay any longer in Galilee, an obscure place, but to go into the more noble and populous country of Judea, and work miracles there. But what high presumption was this in creatures to prescribe to Christ, and direct him whither to go, and what to do?

Observe, 2. The reason they offer for their advice; For no man that seeketh to be known openly, will do any thing in secret: that is, "If thou wilt be thought to be the Messias by thy working miracles, do them not in a corner; but up to Jerusalem with us at this next feast, that the great men may take notice of them." Such as hunt after reputation themselves, and are ambitious of vain-glory and commendation from men, measure others, even the most holy and religious, by their own inclinations and dispositions: and wonder that others do not follow their measures for gaining reputation and respect.

Thus did our Lord's brethren here: but the wonder ceases, if we consider the following words; Neither did his brethren believe in him. It is no new thing for the holiest servants of God to meet with great trials from their graceless friends. Christ met with this before us: his kindred, according to the flesh, not believing in him, were a sore trial and temptation to him. Some martyrs have confessed, that the hardest works they have met withal, have been to withstand the temptations, the tears, and entreaties, of their dearest and nearest relations.

Verses of John 7

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John 7:3 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 7:3 - The Greek Testament

John 7:3 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:3 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 7:3 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:3 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:3 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:3 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 7:3 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:3 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:3 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:3 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 7:3 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:3 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 7:3 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:3 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:3 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 7:3 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:3 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:3 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 7:3 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:3 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:3 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:3 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:3 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:3 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:3 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:3 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:3 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:3 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament