John 14:31 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "But that the world may know," (all' hina gno ho kosmos) "But in order that the world may realize," recognize or come to know with a certainty.
4) "Even so I do." (houtos poio) "Thus I do," go forth to give my life for the world, on behalf of the lost world, as a sheep goes uncomplainingly to the slaughter, Isa 53:3 -12; Joh 1:29; Php_2:8. Jesus was no mere victim of a blood-thirsty, grisly, murder-mob. He could have called a legion of angels to rescue Him, had He not come to give Himself a ransom for many, a sacrifice for all, and to do the Father's will, Joh 6:38; Heb 10:7; Psa 40:8.
5) "Arise, let us go hence." (egeiresthe agomen enteuthen) "Rise up , let us go hence," go out from hereto meet the foe, to greet the messengers whose clever designs but hasten me on my way back to my Father's estate, from which I came down, 2Co 8:9; Eph 4:8-11. The words seem to have been spoken by our Lord in Gethsemane, just before Satan's hounds came howling up the hill through the darkness of the night, led by Judas Iscariot, to seize Him and seal His sentence of death before sunrise, and the people who had come up to the Passover feast were on the move the following morning, Mat 26:46-56; Mar 14:42-50; Luk 22:47-53; Joh 18:1-12.
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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.