John 12:2 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "There they made him a supper," (epoiesan oun auto deipnon ekei) ''Then they made a supper for him out there,'' as a tribute of honor to Him. The "they" who made the supper, tribute meal, banquet, in honor of Jesus, is believed to have been the families of Lazarus and Simon the Leper, in Simon the Leper's house, Mar 14:3; Mat 26:6.

2) "And Martha served;” (kai he Martha diekonei) "And a served, as a waitress," at the supper, which was her peculiar choice of province, Luk 10:40-41. Jesus came into Bethany six days before the Passover, Joh 12:1, but the banquet at Simon's residence was not until two days before the Passover, Mat 26:6; Mar 14:1; Mar 14:3; Joh 13:29.

3) "But Lazarus was one of them," (ho de Lazaros eis hen ek ton) "And Lazarus was one of those," at the banquet, as perhaps a guest of honor, thankful for his restored life from the dead, as Simon was for his healing and restoration to his family and public social life.

4) "That sat at the table with him." (anakeimenon sun auto) "Who was reclining with him at the supper," with Jesus to eat, to sustain his strength, and to fellowship with the Savior who loved him as a human being, a friend, Joh 11:3; and as Jesus ate with His disciples, as a friend, after His resurrection, Luk 24:43.

Consult other comments:

John 12:2 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 12:2 - The Greek Testament

John 12:2 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:2 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 12:2 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:2 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:2 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

John 12:2 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:2 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:2 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:2 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:2 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:2 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:2 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:2 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:2 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:2 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:2 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:2 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:2 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 12:2 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:2 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:2 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:2 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:2 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:2 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:2 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:2 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:2 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary