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John 12:42 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Nevertheless among the chief rulers," (homos mentoi kai ek ton archonton) "Nevertheless even out of or from the chief rulers," or administrative rulers, in contrast to mere councilors or advisers.

2) "Also many believed on him;” (polloi episteusan eis auton) "Many believed or trusted in him," as Nicodemus, a ruler among them had done, Joh 3:2; as well as Joseph of Arimathaea, who remained a secret disciple, not openly avowing his allegiance to Him, until after His death, Joh 19:38.

3) "But because of the Pharisees," (alla dia tous Pharisaious) "But on account of the Pharisees," and their hate for and death threats against Him, Lazarus, and even excommunication threats against those who might confess that He was the Messiah, whom they should receive, heed, Deu 18:15-19; Joh 5:16; Joh 5:18; Joh 12:10-11; Joh 9:22.

4) "They did not confess him," (ouch homologoun) "They did not confess," or make it publicly known, as Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea did, Rom 10:9; Mat 10:22; Luk 12:8; Joh 7:13.

5) "Lest they should be put out of the synagogue:" (hina me aposunagogoi genontai) "In order that they might not be put out of the synagogue," excluded from the worship, services, and religious and social privileges of the synagogue, Joh 9:22; Joh 9:34; Joh 16:2.

Consult other comments:

John 12:42 - The Greek Testament

John 12:42 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:42 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:42 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 12:42 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:42 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:42 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:42 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:42 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:42 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:42 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:42 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 12:42 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:42 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 12:42 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:42 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:42 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:42 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:42 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:42 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 12:42 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:42 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:42 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 12:42 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:42 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:42 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:42 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:42 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:42 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:42 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:42 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:42 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:42 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:42 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary