John 11:42 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "And I knew that thou hearest me always:”- (ego de edein hoti pantote mou akoueis) "Yet I knew that you always hear me," my petitions, prayers and requests, Joh 11:22; Joh 8:29. He was always in union with the Father, doing the will of the Father. And the prayer was for a visual demonstration to the viewers that Divine glory should be given to all that is done by every believer in life.

2) ''But because of the people which stand by I said it," (alla dia ton ochlon ton periestota eipon) "But because of the crowd standing around about, I said it," for the benefit or help of the people, to teach them that even I sought to glorify the Father. Nothing anyone does should be in vain glory, Php_2:5-9; Gal 5:26, Php_2:3-4; Joh 12:29-30.

3) "That they may believe that thou hast sent me.'' (hina pisteusosin hoti su me apesteilas) ''In order that they may believe that you did and have sent, commissioned, or mandated me,'' to come and do the miracles that I do; That men might believe that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, with power to save, was the priority purpose He had in His miracle deeds, Mar 2:10-11; Joh 3:2; Joh 20:30-31.

Consult other comments:

John 11:42 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:42 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:42 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:42 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:42 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:42 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:42 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:42 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:42 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:42 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:42 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:42 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:42 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:42 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:42 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:42 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:42 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary