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John 14:5 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Thomas saith unto him, Lord," (legei auto Thomas kurie) "Thomas said directly to him, Lord," with love for his Master, but a morbid tendency toward doubt and uncertainty, a seeming trait of his character, Joh 11:16.

2) "We know not whither thou goest;” (ouk oidamen pou hupageis) "We do not really know where you go," though He had repeatedly told them what awaited Him in His coming betrayal, suffering, and death. He and they did not know clearly or distinctly. It appears that they rather fancied His going to Bethlehem, Nazareth, or Capernaum to be anointed as king, a thing for which many clamored, Joh 6:15.

3) "And how can we know the way?" (pos oidamen ten hodon) "How do we (then) know the way?" perceive or comprehend the way. Thomas had missed both the “goal" for which He had come into the world, as the "Lamb" of God, to take away the sin of the world, by being lifted up upon the cross, to save the lost, Joh 1:29; Joh 3:14-15: Luk 19:10; and the "way-to the Father, by or through Him, Joh 10:10-11.

Consult other comments:

John 14:5 - The Greek Testament

John 14:5 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:5 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:5 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:5 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:5 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:5 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:5 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 14:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:5 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:5 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:5 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 14:5 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 14:5 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 14:5 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 14:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:5 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary