John 15:16 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Ye have not chosen me," (ouch humeis me ekseieksasthe) "You all have not chosen me," by or of your own will and accord, as a body of disciples, a church; He chose them, called them from the baptism of John, His forerunner, Isa 40:1-3; Mat 3:1-7; Joh 1:6; Joh 1:32-33; Act 1:22-23; Joh 15:27. This refers not to a predestined personal choosing to salvation, at all, 1Jn 4:10; 1Jn 4:19, but to church service.

2) "But I have chosen you," (all' ego ekeleksamen, humas) "But instead, I have chosen you all," as a body of church-disciples, Mat 4:18-22; Joh 1:35-51; Joh 3:28-29. I have "chosen you all," as a king selects his officers from among his subjects, 1Co 12:28.

3) "And ordained you," kai etheka humas) "And I have ordained, appointed or set you in order," Eph 2:10, as a worship and service body, my church, He had not only ordained the twelve apostles but also sent out 70 other appointed witnesses "two by two into every city and place" He planned to go, Mat 10:1-6; Luk 10:1-12; Mar 3:14; 1Co 12:28.

4) "That ye should go and bring forth fruit," (hina humeis hupagete kai karpon pherete) "in order that you all should go forth (as my chosen people, the church) and should bear fruit," winning or enlisting those who accept the message of my salvation, baptizing them, and teaching them to observe what I have taught you and commanded you, as fruitbearers, John 2, 5, 8; Mat 7:17-20, Gal 5:22-23; Gal 5:25.

5) "And that your fruit should remain:"(kai ho karpon humon mene) "And in order that your fruit should remain," should continue forever, on and on, 2Pe 1:4-11; Heb 13:1.

6) "That whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father," (hina hoti an aitesete ton patera) "in order that whatever you all may ask (petition) the Father," Joh 15:7 and as directed in the model prayer, Mat 6:9-13.

7) "In my name, he may give it you." (en to onomati mou do humin) "in my name, he may give or dole it out to you all," as my chosen people or church-body, Joh 14:13; Joh 16:23-24; Jas 1:5-6.

Consult other comments:

John 15:16 - The Greek Testament

John 15:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:16 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 15:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 15:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 15:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:16 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 15:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 15:16 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:16 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:16 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 15:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 15:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:16 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary