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John 12:49 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "For I have not spoken of myself;- (hoti ego eks emautou ouk elalesa) "Because I did not speak out of or from myself," or just for myself, as a mere man speaks, Joh 5:30; Joh 7:16-17; Joh 7:28-29; Joh 8:26; Joh 8:28; Joh 8:38. He did not speak of His own resources.

2) "But the Father which sent me," (all' ho pempsas me pater) "But the Father who has sent me," Joh 14:10; Joh 14:31.

3) "He gave me a commandment," (autos moi entolen dedoken) "He has given me a commandment," a law, rule, or mandate, that I came to obey, to fulfill, or to do, Joh 3:16; Joh 6:38; Joh 11:4-5.

4) "What I should say," (ti eipo) "What I may say," or determinations and decisions I should make in all matters, Joh 5:30. He did not create His teachings, or originate them, is the idea.

5) "And what I should speak.'' (kai ti laleso) "And what I may speak," Joh 8:38; Joh 14:10; Joh 14:24, The Father gave Him the doctrine, yet He expressed it in the person of His humanity which did no wrong, Heb 7:26.

Consult other comments:

John 12:49 - The Greek Testament

John 12:49 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:49 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:49 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:49 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:49 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:49 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:49 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:49 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:49 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:49 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:49 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:49 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:49 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:49 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 12:49 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:49 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:49 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:49 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:49 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:49 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:49 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:49 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:49 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:49 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:49 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary