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John 11:56 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then sought they for Jesus," (ezetoun oun ton lesous) "Then they sought Jesus," looked or searched for Him, those Jews who had believed on Him while He was at Bethany and perhaps other believing Jews; They had come, hoping to see Him at the Passover occasion, Joh 11:44-45, as they had done on a former occasion, Joh 7:1-2; Joh 7:10 -14.

2) "And spake among themselves," (kai elegon met' allelon) "And they conversed with one another," spoke favorably and hopefully to one another, Psa 107:2. John the writer of this Gospel, had moved among them and heard their conversations, Joh 21:24-25; 1Jn 1:1; 1Jn 1:3; 1Jn 1:5.

3) "As they stood in the temple," (en to hiero hestekotes) "As they were standing in the temple," after their purification, awaiting in suspense, conversing about the possible arrival of Jesus.

4) "What think ye," (ti dokei humin) "What does it seem to you?" or what do you think?" Each wanted to know the opinion of the other, for the miracle of Lazarus' resurrection had become known to all in that area of Judea and the hatred of the religious rulers against Him, even to their death decree against Him, Joh 11:47-53.

5) "That he will not come to the feast?" (hoti ou me elthe eis ten heorten) "That he will by no means come to the feast?" which He had attended three former times during His public ministry, of the previous three and one half years.

Consult other comments:

John 11:56 - The Greek Testament

John 11:56 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:56 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:56 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:56 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:56 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:56 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:56 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:56 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:56 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:56 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:56 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:56 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 11:56 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:56 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:56 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:56 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:56 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:56 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:56 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:56 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:56 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:56 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:56 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:56 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary