John 14:23 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Jesus answered and said unto him," (apekrithe lesous kai eipen auto) "Jesus answered and said directly to him," to this Judas, also known as Lebbaeus, and brother of James whose surname was Thaddaeus, Mat 10:3; Luk 6:16.
2) "If a man love me, he will keep my words:”- (ean tis agapa me ton logon mou teresei) "If anyone loves me he will keep or guard my words," in word and in deed, Joh 15:12; Joh 15:17; Joh 14:5. A thing you all, my followers, my church do, but the world does not; True disciples, servants, and friends of Jesus are to be "doers of the word," followers of their Lord, Joh 14:15; Joh 15:14; Jas 1:22; Eph 2:10.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.