John 13:18 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "I speak not of you all:" (ouk peri panton humon lego) "I do not speak concerning you all," respecting cleanness, Joh 13:11, or that the traitor (Judas) should wash the other disciples' feet. Judas was neither morally clean nor humble; nor was he a servant of Jesus Christ. One must be a child of God before he can be a servant of God, Eph 2:10.

2) "I know whom I have chosen:” (ego oida tinas enseleksamen) "I know (comprehensively) whom I chose," of you all, chose to be my church company, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27, the good and the bad. Jesus was not caught by surprise at the treachery of Judas, as indicated Joh 6:70. The choosing refers to His church and His apostles for ordination in His church, not His choosing their salvation for them, as fatalists pervert this and other similar passages.

3) "But that the scripture may be fulfilled," (all' hina he graphe plerothe) "But in order that the scripture may be fulfilled," that testified of Him and of Judas, Joh 5:39; Joh 10:35.

4) "He that eateth bread with me," (ho trogon mou ton arton) "The one who eats my bread” a quotation from the Psalm of Betrayal; Psa 41:9 reads, "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trust, which did eat of my bread,'' as Judas ate the sop that Jesus gave him that night, Joh 13:26-27. Eating bread with one is, in all countries, a sign or pledge or covenant of friendship, though here betrayed.

5) "Hath lifted up his heel against me.'' (eperen ep' eme ten pternan autou) "Lifted up upon me his heel," has put his heel on my neck, to put me down, as guest of honor, Psa 41:9, Even though I have stooped and washed his feet, Joh 13:5. To lift the heel, means to kick, an expression of contempt, and violence, whether done by a horse or a man.

Consult other comments:

John 13:18 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 13:18 - The Greek Testament

John 13:18 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:18 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:18 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:18 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:18 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:18 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:18 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:18 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:18 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 13:18 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:18 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:18 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:18 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 13:18 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:18 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:18 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 13:18 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:18 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:18 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 13:18 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:18 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 13:18 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 13:18 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:18 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 13:18 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 13:18 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 13:18 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

John 13:18 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 13:18 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:18 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 13:18 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:18 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:18 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:18 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:18 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:18 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:18 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:18 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary