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John 11:9 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Jesus answered," (apekrithe lesous) "Jesus responded," to them, to their anxiety over both His welfare and their own.

2) "Are there not twelve hours in the day?" (ouchi dodeka horai eisin tes hemeras) "Are there not twelve hours of the day?" Of the day-light when men are to work, to pursue livelihood, in spite of his environment and dangers in pursuit of his labors, Joh 9:4-5.

3) "If any man walketh in the day, he stumbleth not," lean tis peripate en te hemera ou proskoptei) "If anyone walks around in the daylight hours, he does not stumble." If he walks 1 ) First, at the proper time, while it is light, a time one is less likely to stumble, and 2) Second, while he yet has opportunity to choose and to serve. The time for our Lord's doing good was while He had opportunity and men cried out to Him for help, Joh 12:35.

4) "Because he seeth the light of this world." (hoti to phos tou kosmou toutou blepei) "Because he sees the light of this world," of this world order or arrangement, the sun which lights the day, Gen 1:16. This is the natural order of a physical walk and daily service for one's own good and that of his fellowman. The light of daytime, of this world order of service, is a parallel to Jesus Christ who was and is the true Light of the world, Joh 1:4-6.

Consult other comments:

John 11:9 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 11:9 - The Greek Testament

John 11:9 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:9 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:9 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:9 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:9 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:9 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:9 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:9 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:9 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:9 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:9 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 11:9 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:9 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:9 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:9 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:9 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:9 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:9 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 11:9 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:9 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:9 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:9 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:9 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:9 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:9 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:9 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:9 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:9 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary