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Verses of John 8

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John 8:37 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The Jews boasting again that they were Abraham's seed, and bearing themselves much upon it: our Saviour tells them, He knew they were so, his natural children according to the flesh: but not his genuine children according to the Spirit: this he proves, because they did not tread in Abraham's steps, and do his works; for if either the temper of their minds, or the actions of their lives were agreeable to Abraham, they would not seek as they did, to destroy and kill him, only for bringing the doctrine of salvation to them, which he had heard and learned of the father.

Thence learn, 1. How prone we are to glory in our outward privileges, and to rely upon them. Whereas these are arguments of God's goodness towards us, but no evidence of our goodness towards him.

2. That it is very dangerous and unsafe to pride ourselves in, and depend upon, any external privileges and prerogatives whatsoever: as our being born within the pale of the visible church, our descending from pious parents and holy progenitors; for unless we be followers of their faith, admirers of their piety, and imitate their example, we are none of their children; but belong to another father, as our Saviour tells the Jews in the other verses.

Verses of John 8

37

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John 8:37 - The Greek Testament

John 8:37 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:37 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:37 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:37 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:37 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:37 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:37 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:37 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 8:37 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:37 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:37 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:37 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:37 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:37 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:37 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:37 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:37 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:37 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:37 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:37 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:37 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

John 8:37 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:37 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:37 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:37 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:37 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:37 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:37 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 8:37 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:37 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 8:37 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 8:37 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:37 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:37 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:37 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:37 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament