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Verses of John 7

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John 7:45 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. How God restrained the rage and malice of Christ's enemies, till his hour was come: the officers of the chief priests, who were sent forth with a commission to apprehend him, returned without him: but with this honourable mention of him in their mouths, Never man spake like this man. Such is the power of Christ's doctrine, that even those that come unto it with prejudice and with a persecuting purpose, may be surprized by it, and though not converted, yet bridled and restrained: the preaching of the gospel doth sometimes restrain the violence of the hand, when it works no change in or upon the heart. Thus it was with these poor officers.

Observe, 2. That the Pharisees being more enraged at the reason which the officers gave for neglecting their office, than for the neglect itself, upbraid them, that they should suffer themselves to be so deceived, whereas none of the grandees, or learned rabbies, had owned him: only an accursed crew of ignorant people followed him, and doated on him.

Here note, That when Christ came into the world, the great ones of the world not only refused to believe on him, but boasted of their unbelief, as an argument of their wisdom. Have any of the rulers believed on him? Oh no, they were too wise to believe! Faith is left to fools, and accounted folly by those wise men. Nay, farther, they count the common people cursed, who did believe on Christ. Oh prodigious stupidity! to account them accursed who receive Jesus Christ, the chiefest blessing: great men have not always the wisdom of a man, but more seldom have they the wisdom of a real Christian. Great in honour, and wise in understanding, are a sweet couple, but seldom seen together.

Verses of John 7

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John 7:45 - The Greek Testament

John 7:45 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:45 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:45 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 7:45 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:45 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:45 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:45 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:45 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:45 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:45 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 7:45 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:45 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 7:45 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:45 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:45 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:45 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 7:45 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:45 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:45 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 7:45 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:45 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 7:45 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 7:45 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 7:45 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:45 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:45 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:45 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:45 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:45 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:45 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:45 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 7:45 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:45 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament