John 12:39 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Therefore they could not believe," (dia touto ouk edunato pisteuein) "On account of this they were not able to believe;- Having both fulfilled the prophecies concerning Himself, and performed miracles before their eyes, yet they would not believe, Mat 23:37. Our Lord withdrew His conviction, so that they could not believe, Joh 8:24; Heb 3:7-8; Heb 4:7.

2) "Because Esaias said again," (hoti palin eipen Esaias) "Because Isaiah again said," further prophesied regarding Israel, those who were misguided by their religious rulers, who would receive the "greater damnation" for leading and confirming them in obstinate rejection of the revealed Messiah, Isa 6:10; Mat 23:13-14.

Consult other comments:

John 12:39 - The Greek Testament

John 12:39 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:39 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:39 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:39 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:39 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:39 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:39 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:39 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:39 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:39 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:39 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:39 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:39 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:39 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:39 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:39 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 12:39 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:39 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:39 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:39 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:39 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:39 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:39 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:39 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:39 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:39 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary