John 15:15 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Henceforth I call you not servants;” (ouketi lego humas doulous) "I no longer call you slave servants," or vassels who must obey without reason, as an hireling (without sympathy) obeys a despotic master. Progressively He addressed His maturing disciples as 1) First, Servants. 2) Second, Friends, Joh 15:15; Joh 15:3) as Brethren, Joh 20:17; Heb 2:11.

2) "For the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth:” (hoti ho doulous ouk oiden ti poiei autou ho kurios) "Because the slave-servant of the despot knows not what his lord does:" It is his "to do or die." He questions not his master about anything.

3) "But I have called you friends;" (humas de eireka philous) "However I have called you all friends," comrades who are hereafter to carry on my work. And I have promised that you would have a comforting, understanding, compassionate paraclete helper, the Holy Spirit, not a despotic slave master with a rod over you, Joh 14:16-18; Joh 16:7; Joh 16:13-15.

4) "For all things that I have heard of my Father," (hoti panta ha ekousa para tou patros mou) "Because all things which I heard from my Father," that He desired you all to know, to be, and to do, Mat 20:25-28; Joh 20:21; Act 1:8.

5) "I have made known unto you." (egnorisa humin) "I have disclosed to you all," Jesus trusted His disciples, as He expected them to trust Him, for all their needs, as they went forth into all the world to do His work, Mat 28:18-20; Pro 3:5-6; Luk 24:46-49.

Consult other comments:

John 15:15 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 15:15 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 15:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 15:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 15:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:15 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 15:15 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:15 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:15 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 15:15 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 15:15 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:15 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 15:15 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 15:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:15 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:15 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 15:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary