John 10:29 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "My Father, which gave them me," (ho pater mou ho dedoken moi) "My Father who has given (them) to me," Joh 14:28, those who came of their own volition, as He drew them by His Spirit, wooed or convicted them of sin, as taught of the Lord of their sins, guilt, and His call to repentance, Joh 6:37; Joh 6:45; Pro 1:19-31; Isa 55:6-7; note His giving them the Son was always and is the same, by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, Act 10:43; 2Pe 3:9; Rev 19:10; Rev 22:17.

2) "Is greater than all;” (panton meizon estin) "He is (exists) greater than all," all other powers, persons, gods, and things, Psa 115:4-9; 1Co 8:6; Joh 1:3; Heb 1:2.

3) "And no man is able," (kai oudeis dunatai) "And no one at all exists who is able," is dynamic enough at all, Joh 10:10; Joh 10:14; Joh 10:28; Joh 11:26; Isa 32:17; Jud 1:1. Not only has Jesus given to every believer in Him eternal life, spiritual life without end, but He has explained that it means they are (exist as) preserved forever! This is based on His ability to preserve and His pledge that He would, Joh 6:37.

4) "To pluck them out of my Father's hand." (harpazein ek tes cheiros tou patros) "To harpoon them out of and away from the Father's hand," protection, security, or care, no matter how anxious, strong, or crafty, any man or demon may be. Jesus and the Father are one, in purpose and power, and both are able and have pledged to preserve all who come to Him by faith in Jesus Christ, in a sealed secure state, into eternity, Joh 5:24; 2Co 5:21; Rom 3:14-15; Gal 4:4-5; Joh 3:16; Rom 1:16.

Consult other comments:

John 10:29 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:29 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:29 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:29 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:29 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:29 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:29 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:29 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:29 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:29 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 10:29 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:29 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:29 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:29 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:29 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:29 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:29 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:29 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:29 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:29 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:29 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:29 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary