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John 12:34 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "The people answered him," (apekrithe oun auto ho ochlos) "Then the crowd replied directly to him," rebutting His testimony that He was to be crucified, in the ultimate of humiliation, to redeem them from the curse of sin, Himself being cursed for them, Gal 3:13; Gal 6:14; Isa 5:11-12.

2) "We have heard out of the law,'' (hemeis ekousamen ek tou nomou) "We have heard out of and from the law," as recounted to us in the Old Testament Scriptures which they were to search, Joh 5:39; and which were "true from the beginning," Psa 119:160; Joh 10:34; Joh 15:25.

3) ''That Christ abideth forever:'' (hoti ho Christos menei eis ton aiona) ''That the Christ remains into the age," the Messiah-Redeemer should remain forever, based on Psa 72:17; Psa 102:23-27; Isa 9:7, Rom 5:18; Eze 37:25; Dan 7:14.

4) "And how sayest thou," (kai pos legeis su) "And how do you say," or can you then contend, or explain to us. They were slow of heart to believe, Luk 24:25-27; Luk 24:44-45.

5) "The Son of man must be lifted up?'' (hoti dei hupsothenai ton huion tou anthropou) "That it is necessary that the heir of man be lifted up?" as stated here, and in Joh 3:14-15; Joh 8:28. This is the general term for describing the manner of ghastly, heathen form of death by nailing a living criminal upright on a tree to let him die, Deu 21:23; Gal 3:13.

6) "Who is the Son of man?" (tis estin houtos ho huios tou anthropou) "Who is this heir of man, of mankind?" The answer is that He was, though He had told them, Luk 19:10.

Consult other comments:

John 12:34 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 12:34 - The Greek Testament

John 12:34 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:34 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 12:34 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:34 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:34 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:34 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:34 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 12:34 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:34 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 12:34 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 12:34 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 12:34 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:34 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:34 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:34 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 12:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:34 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:34 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary