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John 14:12 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Verily, verily, I say unto you," (amen, amen, lego humin) "Truly, truly, I tell you all plainly," as He continued to comfort them, to give them comfort in their coming trials, 2Co 1:3-4.

2) "He that believeth on me," (ho pisteuon eis eme) "The one who believes or trusts in me," as they did, except for the continuing carnality of their old nature that still yielded to or was subject to temptations, Rom 7:18,25; 1Co 9:27.

3) "The works that I do shall he do also;" (ta erga he ego poio kakeinos poiesei) "The (kind of) works which I do, that one will also do," referring to the miraculous works that He did to attest His having come from the Father, by which many believed, Joh 2:23; Joh 3:2; Mar 2:10-11; Joh 20:30-31.

4) "And greater works than these shall he do;” (kai mezona touton poiesei) "And greater than these he will do,'' meaning greater in number and over a greater, wider area after they had been empowered as a church, and as individuals, to go forth as witnesses; Mar 16:15-20; Heb 2:4. See also Act 3:6; Act 13:11-12; Act 19:11-12.

5) "Because I go unto my Father." (hoti ego pros ton patera poreuomai) "Because I am going to the Father," from where I came, Joh 14:28; Joh 16:17.

And after His going, the Holy Ghost that was given by promise to indwell and empower His church forever, Joh 13:16-17; through which He chose to give miraculous powers to the apostles and individuals, until the Bible was completed; 1Co 13:10; 1Co 13:13; Act 4:30; Act 5:12; Act 8:13; Act 14:3; Rom 15:19; 2Co 12:12; Heb 2:4. He gave these miraculous powers, through the church, as He had in olden times to Moses and Elijah, for a restricted time and particular purposes of attesting that they were from God.

PROMISED ANSWER TO PRAYER, v. 13-15

Consult other comments:

John 14:12 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 14:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:12 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 14:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 14:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 14:12 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 14:12 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 14:12 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 14:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 14:12 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 14:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 14:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:12 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 14:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary