John 11:48 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "If we let him thus alone," (ean aphomen auton houtos) "if we let him go on like this," performing miracles, Joh 2:10-11; Mar 2:10-11; Joh 3:2; Joh 12:19; Joh 20:30-31; and fulfilling prophecies, as He claims He has done, Isa 7:14; Mat 1:18-23; Mat 3:1-8; etc. If we do no more than we have done to stop His miracles or to silence His voice, Deu 18:15-19.

2) "All men will believe on him:” (pantes pisteusousin eis auton) "All men will believe in him," the masses will turn from us, from the program of Moses' Law that we espouse, and receive Him, and His New Covenant order of church fellowship and service, so less formal, cold, and ceremonial than ours.

3) "And the Romans will come," (kai eleusontai hoi hromaioi) "And the Romans (Roman government) will come." Yes, they visualized Caesar's coming and forbidding them to further impose temple tax, synagogue tax, and other oppressive traditions upon the Jewish laity, in favor of Jesus Christ, and His followers. So long as they behaved themselves among themselves, not inciting any insurrection against Rome, Rome cared nothing about their religious differences.

4) "And take away both our place and nation." (kai arousin hemon kai ton topon kai to ethnos) "And they will take away or remove (abolish) both our official religious places, (our jobs) and our nation." Here is the "rub," really; It was their official religious positions of honor that concerned them, not the glory of God. It was love for their nationality, in rebellion against God, to which their loyalty was attached, that led them to reject their own offered Redeemer and His pleas to them, Mat 23:37.

Consult other comments:

John 11:48 - The Greek Testament

John 11:48 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:48 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:48 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:48 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:48 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:48 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:48 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:48 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:48 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 11:48 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:48 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:48 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:48 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 11:48 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:48 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:48 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:48 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:48 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:48 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:48 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:48 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:48 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary