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Verses of John 8

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John 8:33 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, How these carnal Jews understand all that our Saviour said, to be spoken in and after a carnal manner; when he spoke to them before, of eating his flesh and drinking his blood, they understood it grossly of his natural body.

When he speaks to them here of a spiritual freedom from sin, they understand it of a civil freedom from servile bondage and subjection: alledging, They were Abraham's seed, and never in bondage to any man: which was a manifest untruth, having been in bondage, in their ancestors, to the Egyptians and Babylonians: and in their own persons to the Romans.

But this was not the bondage that Christ meant: but a spiritual slavery and thraldom under the dominion of sin, and power of Satan; for he that committed sin, is the servant of sin: that is, whosoever doth habitually, willfully, deliberately, and constantly, allow and tolerate himself in a sinful course, he is under the servitude and thraldom of sin. Every sinner is a bond-slave; and to live in sin is to live in slavery. And this every man doth till the Son makes him free; then, and not till then, is he freed indeed.

Learn hence, That interest in Christ, and continuance in his doctrine, sets the souls at liberty from all that bondage whereunto it was subject in its natural and sinful state.

O happy exchange, from being the devil's slaves, to become Christ's freemen! and also freed from the rigorous exactions and terrible maledictions of the law.

Verses of John 8

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Consult other comments:

John 8:33 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:33 - The Greek Testament

John 8:33 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:33 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:33 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:33 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:33 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:33 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:33 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:33 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:33 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:33 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:33 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:33 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:33 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:33 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:33 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:33 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:33 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:33 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 8:33 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:33 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:33 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 8:33 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:33 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:33 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:33 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:33 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:33 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:33 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:33 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:33 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:33 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:33 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament