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John 12:29 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "The people therefore, that stood by," (ho oun ochlos ho hestos) "The crowd that was standing," nearby, near where He had been speaking and had prayed to His Father, Joh 12:23-28.

2) "And hearing it, said," (kai akousas elegen) "And listening or giving heed, said;- They heard the voice of the Father, but indistinctly, not clearly, and they surmised or supposed to one another,

3) "That it thundered," (bronten gegonenai) "That it had thundered," that the clouds had given off a thunder in the distance. That John did not conceal or cover up the doubts of the people, attests his integrity.

4) "Others said, an angel spake to him." (alloi elegon angelos) "Others said, an angel has spoken to him," Heb 1:14, perhaps judging from the appearance of Jesus, or having overheard the Father's voice more clearly, supposed it to be an angel that had spoken. For the Pharisees believed in their existence, though the Sadducees did not, Act 23:8; and angels did then audibly communicate with men, Mat 1:20; Luk 2:8-16; Mat 28:2-7; Act 1:10-11.

Consult other comments:

John 12:29 - The Greek Testament

John 12:29 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:29 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 12:29 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:29 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:29 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:29 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:29 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:29 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:29 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:29 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:29 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:29 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:29 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:29 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 12:29 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:29 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 12:29 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:29 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:29 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:29 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:29 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:29 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 12:29 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:29 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:29 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:29 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary