John 14:17 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Even the Spirit of truth;" (to pneuma tes aletheias) "The comforter or paraclete is the Spirit of truth," Joh 16:13-14, the one who continuously abideth not only in individual believers, sealing them as children of God forever, but also abiding as the comforter, vice-gerent of Christ in and to empower His church forever, Eph 4:30; Luk 24:49; Act 2:4; Joh 5:26; Eph 3:21.

2) "Whom the world cannot receive," (ho kosmos oudunatai labein) "Which one the world order is not able to receive," the unregenerate of humanity, Joh 15:18-19; 1Co 2:14. A world out of harmony with God, in darkness and sin, does not comprehend God, except as it yields to the light of His Word and His call through the Spirit, Joh 6:44.

3) "Because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him;”(hoti ou theorei auto oude ginoskei) "Because it (the world) observes not, nor even knows him," being spiritually ignorant, void of him, and at enmity with my Father, Eph 4:18; 2Co 4:3-4; Rom 8:7-8.

4) "But ye know him;” (humeis ginoskete auto) "You all know him," have experimental knowledge of Him, as believers, disciples, a chosen company of my followers, from the beginning, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27; as Paul knew Him, and as John knew Him, 2Ti 1:12; 1Jn 3:14; 1Jn 4:7; 1Jn 4:13, whom to know is eternal life, Joh 17:3; 1Jn 5:18.

5) "For he dwelleth with you," (hoti par 'humin memei) "Because he (the spirit of truth) remains along with you all," personally, for "if any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His," Rom 8:9; Joh 3:5; Joh 6:63. To be quickened (made alive) in Christ, by the Spirit, through faith in Christ, is to be a possessor of the Spirit who seals one in Christ unto the resurrection, Eph 1:13-14; Eph 2:1; Eph 2:5; Eph 4:30.

6) "And shall be in you." (kai en humin estai) "And in and among you all (as my church, my disciples) He will be or exist," Joh 14:26, continue to dwell, in a special guiding and empowering manner, in harmony with the Word of truth, Joh 16:13-14; Luk 24:49; Act 1:8; Act 2:4; 1Co 2:8-14.

Consult other comments:

John 14:17 - The Greek Testament

John 14:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:17 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 14:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:17 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 14:17 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 14:17 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 14:17 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 14:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:17 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:17 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 14:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:17 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary