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Verses of John 8

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John 8:51 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. The blessed fruit and effect of observing our Saviour's doctrine: He that keeps my sayings shall never see death; that is, shall be secured from eternal misery, and enjoy eternal life.

Observe, 2. How the Jews misunderstood our Saviour's words. He that keeps my saying shall never see death; as if he meant a freedom from temporal death, and hereupon they looked upon him as beside himself, to promise a privilige which neither Abraham, nor the prophets did ever enjoy. Whereas it was not exemption from temporal death, but freedom from eternal destruction, which our Saviour promised to them that keep his saying.

Hence learn, That the misunderstanding of Christ's doctrine, and taking it in a carnal sense, has given occasion for the many cavils and objections made against it.

Observe, 3. How Christ clears himself of all ambition in this matter, and shews that he did not make this promise of delivering his followers from death vain-gloriously, but that God, whom they called their father had honoured him with power, to make good whatever he had promised to them that keep his saying.

Learn hence, That as Christ entirely sought his Father's glory; so the Father conferred all honour and glory upon Christ as Mediator: thereby testifying, how infinitely pleased he was with the redemption of mankind performed by him. If I honour myself, my honour is nothing; it is my Father that honoureth me.

Verses of John 8

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John 8:51 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:51 - The Greek Testament

John 8:51 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:51 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:51 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:51 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:51 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:51 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:51 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:51 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:51 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:51 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:51 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:51 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:51 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:51 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:51 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:51 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:51 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 8:51 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 8:51 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:51 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 8:51 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:51 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:51 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:51 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:51 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:51 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:51 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:51 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:51 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:51 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament