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John 12:46 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "I am come a light into the world," (ego phos eis ton kosmon elelutha) "I have come, of my own choice, as a light into the world," Joh 12:35-36, foretold of olden times, and fulfilled before your eyes, yet appearing, shining, Isa 9:2; Isa 42:6-7; Mat 4:15-16; Joh 1:4-5; Joh 8:12. He came to liberate men from their native, inherent darkness.

2) "That whosoever believeth on me,'' (hina pas ho pisteuon eis me) "In order that everyone who trusts in me," inclusive of all, exclusive of none, who wills to know or to do His will, as responsible or personally accountable persons, Joh 7:17; Rom 14:11-12; Mat 11:28; Mat 23:37.

3) "Should not abide in darkness." (en te skotia me meine) "May not remain in the darkness." Their remaining in darkness independent on their voluntarily believing in or receiving Him, when He reveals Himself to them, through His Word, His Spirit, the testimony of His people, and the church, Pro 1:20-31; Mat 11:28; Isa 55:6-7; Joh 6:37; Joh 5:43; Rev 22:17.

Consult other comments:

John 12:46 - The Greek Testament

John 12:46 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:46 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:46 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:46 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:46 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:46 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:46 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:46 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:46 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:46 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:46 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:46 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:46 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:46 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:46 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:46 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:46 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:46 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:46 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:46 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:46 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:46 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary