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John 11:57 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees," (de hoi archiereis kai hoi Pharisaioi) "However the administrative priests and the Pharisees," who had led the collusion, plotting entrapment for an occasion to seize and put Jesus to death, Joh 11:47.

2) "Had given a commandment," (dedokeisan entolas) "Had already given commands," or directions, perhaps to punish anyone who would give housing or shelter to Him during the Passover, without informing them where He was, Joh 11:53.

3) "That, if any man knew where he were," (hina ean tis gno pou estin) "In order that if anyone knew where he was," knew of His presence at all, where He was or might reside. They plotted in secrecy, but were determined to humiliate Him publicly; and Judas Iscariot knew how to aid them in their liquidation collusion, Mar 14:43; Luk 22:47.

4) "He should shew it," (menuse) "He should inform," or make it known to them, disclose it to them, pass the word to them. They dared not seize Jesus in a public place, surrounded by devout people who had been saved, many of whom also had a testimony of healing from Him.

5) "That they might take him." (hopos piasosin auton) "So that they might arrest him," detain Him, so that believers from Galilee, Perea, and Judea might not see Him or gather to praise Him, as the Savior, to embarrassment of these chief priests, Pharisees, the council, and Caiaphas, the High Priest. And they did "take Him," seize Him, by night-time, by bribery, paid to Judas Iscariot, Mat 26:14-16; Joh 18:2-3.

Consult other comments:

John 11:57 - The Greek Testament

John 11:57 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:57 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:57 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:57 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:57 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:57 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:57 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:57 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:57 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:57 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:57 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:57 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:57 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:57 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:57 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:57 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:57 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:57 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:57 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:57 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:57 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:57 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary