John 15:22 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "If I had not come and spoken unto them," (ei me althon kai elalesa autois) "Except I had come and spoken directly to them," to His own Jewish people, about God His Father, Joh 1:11-12; Mat 23:37; Rom 1:16.
2) "They had not had sin:" (hamartian ouk eichosan) "They had not had sin, "the sin of which they were now so gravely guilty in refusing to receive or believe in and receive Him as their Savior, Joh 9:41. But now they are inexcusable, Rom 10:1-4.
3) "But now they have no cloak for their sin." (nun de propsasin ouk echousin peri tes hamartias auton) "However now and hereafter they do not have a cloak, an excuse (a hiding) concerning their sin," their sin of unbelief, or rejecting Him , as they had done, Joh 5:43; Joh 8:21; Joh 8:24; Joh 8:32; Joh 8:36; Joh 14:6; Rom 2:1.
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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.