John 13:23 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom," (hen anakeimenos en to kolpo tou lesous) "There was reclining at the bosom of Jesus," leaning on His breast, with affection.

2) "One of his disciples," (heis ek ton matheton autou) “0ne out of and from his chosen disciples," one of the twelve. It was John who was seated or reclining, leaning on one elbow, leaving the other free for eating, as he was next to Jesus at the guest table that evening.

3) "Whom Jesus loved." (hon egapa ho lesous) "Whom Jesus loved," a phrase often used of John, and of Peter also, Joh 20:2. John used this phrase concerning himself, in modesty, not calling his own name, but identifying himself as the writer of this Gospel, Joh 21:20; Joh 21:24.

1) ''Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him," (neuei oun touto Simon Petros kai legei auto) "Then Simon Peter nodded to this one (on Jesus' breast)," and says to him, as later identified, Joh 21:20.

2) "That he should ask," (kai legei auto) "And suggested that he ask Jesus," or inquire and see if he could get Jesus to tell him, which one of the twelve it was, for he was nearest to Jesus.

3) "Who it should be of whom he spake,"(eipe tis estin peri hou legei) "Say or state who it is about whom he speaks," to tell them plainly, directly. Yet, the Lord's thoughts are not man's thoughts, Isa 55:8-9.

Consult other comments:

John 13:23 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 13:23 - The Greek Testament

John 13:23 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:23 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:23 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:23 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:23 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:23 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:23 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:23 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:23 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:23 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:23 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:23 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:23 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 13:23 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:23 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:23 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 13:23 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:23 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:23 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 13:23 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 13:23 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 13:23 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 13:23 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:23 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:23 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

John 13:23 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:23 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:23 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:23 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:23 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:23 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:23 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary