John 14:27 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Peace I leave with you," (eirenen aphiemi humin) "Peace I give over to you all," which you received from me, by access of faith to justification, a present and continuing state of peace from God and peace with God, Rom 5:1; Which is more than the world could give.
2) "My peace I give unto you:" (eirenen ten emen didomi humin) "My peace I give or dole out to you all," or bequeath to you all, Joh 16:33; It is also called the "peace of God," that is to rule in one's heart, in obedient service to God and one's fellowman, Rom 14:17; Col 3:15. The usual farewell was "peace" but in this instance Jesus spoke it as a "will" bequeathed to them.
3) "Not as the world gives," (ou kathos ho kosmos didosin) "Not as the world gives or doles out," as a temporary peace, one that is so empty, that is fickle, that comes and goes, alluding to pleasures, treasures, and honors that come from the world, 1Jn 2:15-17.
4) "Give I unto you." (ego didomi humin) "Do I give to you all," for my peace is one that passes (surpasses) "all understanding" in standing guard over heart and mind of His obedient children, Php_4:7.
5) "Let not your heart be troubled," (me tarassestho humon he kardia) "Do not let your heart (center of affections) be troubled," overanxious, or frustrated, or a slave to trouble and anxiety, Joh 14:1; Heb 13:5. Don't let your soul shudder with fear. (mede deiliato) "Nor let it be fearful," Rom 8:15.
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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.