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John 13:38 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Jesus answered him," (apokrinetai lesous) "Jesus replied," to him and to the other disciples who made similar statements of fidelity and loyalty to Him.

2) "Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake?'' (ten psuchen sou huper emou theseis) "Will you lay down your life on my behalf?" The question was one of pathos and pity. He did, in death, some thirty-seven years later, to go to his reward, 2Ti 4:7-8.

3) "Verily, verily, I say unto thee," (amen amen lego soi) "Truly, truly, I tell you," personally, individually, for your later benefit and understanding. This statement seems to have been made on the way to Gethsemane, after the Passover, the night of the betrayal two nights after the last supper in Bethany, Mat 26:34.

4) "The cock shall not crow," (ou me alektor phonese) "A cock shall not even crow," tonight, this very night, as also recounted Mat 26:34; Mar 14:30.

5) "Till thou has denied me thrice." (heos ou arnese me tris) "Until you have denied me three time," yet the Lord affirmed that He had offered a special prayer for Peter, that his faith would not fail him, and that he should, after his temporary fall, strengthen his brethren, Luk 22:31-34; Gal 6:1-2; Gal 6:9; 1Co 15:57-58.

That one fall or fall in the flesh, is neither eternally fatal to salvation nor service, but that he rise from the fall, confess his sins, and walk on, and work on for the Lord, as His child, is important, as Moses did, as David did, and as Peter did, 1Jn 1:9; 1Co 10:3.

Consult other comments:

John 13:38 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 13:38 - The Greek Testament

John 13:38 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:38 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:38 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:38 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:38 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:38 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:38 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:38 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:38 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:38 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:38 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:38 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 13:38 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 13:38 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:38 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:38 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:38 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:38 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:38 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:38 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:38 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:38 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary