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John 12:43 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "For they loved the praise of men," (egapesan gar ten doksan ton anthropon) "Because they loved (held prior affections for) the praise (plaudits) of men," the glory one might receive from men, an error of Balaam, who pursued a course of reward in popularity and applause, or the praise of men, Jud 1:11. They, as obstinate rulers were law- keeping -job- holders, Joh 4:4.

2) "More than the praise of God." (mallon eper ten doksan tou theou) "More than they loved or cared for the glory of God," the sanction of an holy God, who judges men on the basis of their purposes and intents of their hearts, as well as by their deeds; Mat 5:20; Mat 6:1-8; Mat 23:1-7; Mat 23:12, Rom 2:29. For those who confess Him openly shall one day have His high praise personally, Pro 28:13; Mat 10:32; Luk 12:8.

Consult other comments:

John 12:43 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:43 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:43 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:43 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:43 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:43 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:43 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:43 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:43 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:43 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:43 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:43 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:43 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:43 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:43 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:43 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:43 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:43 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary