John 12:27 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Now is my soul troubled;" (nun he psuche mou tetaraktai) "Now, and to continue, my soul has been troubled," with anxious care and emotional conflict, as He knew what kind of humiliation and death He faced, in a few hours. This is proof of His humanity, as well as His need of rest, food, and sleep, yet without sin, Heb 4:15-16; Heb 7:26.

2) "And what shall I say?" (kai ti eipo) "And what may I say?" Shall I question your judgement, even of my own decision? The answer is "no." For the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. The spirit is the stronger, to do and to suffer all that the Father wills, which He had come to do, Joh 6:38.

3) "Father, save me from this hour:” (pater soson me ek tes horas tautes) "Father save me out of this hour,'' or deliver me from this experience? Nay, His spirit repelled the weak desire of the flesh, as He suffered and tasted death for all, for every man, Heb 2:9; Php_2:5-7; 1Pe 2:24.

4) "But for this cause came I unto this hour." (alla dia touto elthon eis ten horan tauten)"But on account of this I came into this hour," or for this purpose, to suffer, to die, to rise again, to glorify your name, uphold or reflect your honor and integrity, Luk 22:53; Joh 18:37. For without death His life would have been fruitless, as a seed preserved, but never sown.

Consult other comments:

John 12:27 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 12:27 - The Greek Testament

John 12:27 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:27 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:27 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 12:27 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:27 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:27 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:27 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:27 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 12:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:27 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 12:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:27 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:27 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 12:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:27 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:27 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:27 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:27 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 12:27 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 12:27 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:27 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 12:27 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:27 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 12:27 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:27 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:27 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:27 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:27 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 12:27 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:27 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 12:27 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:27 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:27 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary