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Verses of John 8

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John 8:12 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our blessed Saviour having baffled the design which the Pharisees had upon him, and showed a spirit of divine wisdom, in delivering himself from that snare which they had laid for him, he returns to instruct the people in the treasury.

And here note, 1. He instructs them in the nature of his office, which was to enlighten all men with the knowledge of divine truth; so that they should not walk in darkness, either of sin or error, but be led to eternal life.

Learn hence, That the great end and errand of Christ's coming into the world, was to give light unto poor souls that sat in darkness.

Observe, 2. The exception which the Pharisees made against our Saviour's testimony of himself: Thou barest record of thyself: thy record is not true. Indeed, such is the corrupt nature of man, which is prone to seek itself, and hunt after vain-glory, that it may render a person's testimony of himself suspected; but Christ being true God, that cannot lie, and coming out of the bosom of his Father, as his ambassador, his testimony of himself is above all exception, and ought to be credited without further proof.

Observe, 3. How Christ challenges his enemies the Pharisees for judging carnally of him, and according to the meanness of his outward appearance, whereas he judged no man; that is, 1st, No man, as they judged, according to outward show.

Or, 2ndly, I judge no man; that is, at present. My proper work is not to condemn any, but to teach all; and my present office is that of a prophet, not of a judge. My coming now is to instruct and save the world; my next coming will be to judge and condemn it.

Observe, 4. Christ declares that he is not alone in the testimony given of himself, but that the Father did also testify and bear witness of him, and that according to their own law, the testimony of two was always accounted and esteemed valid. "Now, says Christ, if so much weihgt be to be laid upon the testimony of two men, how much more forcible should the testimony of the Father, and of him whom the Father hath sent, be, to satisfy you, that what I say of myself is true?"

Learn hence, 1. That the Father and the Son, though one in essence and operation, yet are distinct persons.

2. That these distinct persons did bear joint witness concerning Christ. God the Father testified of him by a voice from heaven; and Christ, as God, bare witness of himself as man, and as Mediator. Surely out of the mouth of two such witnesses, the truth of Christ's divine mission is sufficiently established.

Verses of John 8

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John 8:12 - The Greek Testament

John 8:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:12 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 8:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:12 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 8:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:12 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 8:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:12 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 8:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:12 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 8:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:12 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:12 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 8:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:12 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:12 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 8:12 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:12 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 8:12 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 8:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 8:12 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 8:12 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:12 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 8:12 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 8:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:12 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 8:12 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 8:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:12 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 8:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:12 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 8:12 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 8:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:12 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 8:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament