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John 10:24 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then came the Jews roundabout him," (ekuklosan oun auton hoi loudaioi) "Then the Jews surrounded him,'' in a demanding, intimidating, and threatening manner, demanding an immediate reply to their inquiry.

2) "And said unto him," (kai elegon auto) "And said directly to him," in a requiring manner.

3) ''How long cost thou make us to doubt?'' (heos pote ten psuchen hemon aireis) ''How long do you mean to hold our soul-life in uncertainty?" in suspense in doubt. They had already been given abundance of evidence through 1) Fulfilled prophecy about Him, 2) And miracles He had performed, and to overstate the case of His identity would only lead to their trying to force Him to be King-Messiah like they wanted while yet in their sins.

4) "If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.'' (ei su ei ho Christos, eipon hemin parresia) "If you are (really) the Christ (the Messiah), tell it to us plainly," as if His works did not already show it, Joh 5:36. Tell us with open, clear utterance in a categorical manner. He had declared Himself to be the Light of the world, Joh 8:12; and the Liberating one, Joh 8:32; Joh 8:36. Since He had cleansed the temple at His first visit of His active ministry, Joh 2:13,25, would it not now be most appropriate at this re-sanctification of the temple to say it categorically, if He was the Christ? Joh 4:25-26; Luk 4:41; Mat 16:16; Joh 11:27.

Consult other comments:

John 10:24 - The Greek Testament

John 10:24 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:24 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:24 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:24 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:24 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:24 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 10:24 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:24 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:24 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:24 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:24 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:24 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:24 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:24 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:24 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 10:24 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:24 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 10:24 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 10:24 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:24 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:24 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:24 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:24 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:24 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:24 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:24 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:24 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:24 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary