John 12:50 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And I know that his commandment," (kai oida hoti he entole autou) "And I perceive or know that his commandment," to those who are lost, the purpose, intent or object of it, Joh 3:17; Joh 12:48.

2) "Is life everlasting” (zoe aionios estin) "Is (exists as) eternal life," results in eternal life for those who hear, repent, believe, receive, or obey Him and His words, which I have given to the world, Mat 4:17; Luk 13:3; Luk 13:5; Luk 14:35; Mat 11:18; Joh 6:37.

3) "Whatsoever I speak therefore," (ho oun ego lalo) "Then what things I speak," and everything that I speak, have Divine authority behind them, even as He spoke to you all at my baptism, "Hear ye Him," and as my mother told the servants, "whatsoever He saith unto you, do it," Mat 3:17; Joh 2:5; Joh 6:63.

4) "Even as the Father said unto me," (kathos eireken moi ho pater) "Just as the Father has directed me," Joh 8:38; Joh 5:30; Gal 4:4-5; Joh 17:4-5.

5) "So I speak." (houtos lalo) "Thus I speak," Joh 14:10; Joh 14:24, and you all are my friends if you do what I tell you to do, Joh 15:14; Joh 13:34-35; Heb 10:7. He was to announce to them that the Father had offered eternal life to every man, as a gift, through faith in Him, Joh 10:27-29; 1Jn 5:12; 1Jn 5:11.

Consult other comments:

John 12:50 - The Greek Testament

John 12:50 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:50 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:50 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:50 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:50 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:50 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:50 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:50 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:50 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:50 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:50 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:50 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:50 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:50 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:50 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:50 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:50 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:50 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:50 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:50 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:50 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary