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.

2) "That I love the Father;"- (hoti agapo ton patera) "That I love (with a priority) the Father," who sent me to seek and save the lost, Joh 3:16-17; Luk 19:10; Joh 10:18.

3) "And as the Father gave me commandment," (kai kathos eneteilato moi ho pater) "And just as the Father commanded me," Joh 10:18; Joh 17:4; Gal 4:4-5.

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.

Consult other comments:

John 14:31 - The Greek Testament

John 14:31 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:31 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:31 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:31 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:31 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:31 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 14:31 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:31 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:31 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:31 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:31 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:31 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 14:31 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:31 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:31 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 14:31 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 14:31 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 14:31 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:31 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:31 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:31 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:31 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 14:31 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:31 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:31 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:31 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:31 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary