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John 16:12 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "I have yet many things to say unto you," (eti polla echo humin legein) I still have many things to tell you all," to confide in and to you all, even yet they were, in many ways milk babies, unable to hold up to the Divine standards of righteousness and the fruit of the spirit, to which they were called, 1Co 3:1-3; Gal 5:22-23; Gal 5:25. Though He had said much, more was yet to be said.

2) "But ye cannot bear them now." (all'ou dunasthe bastazein arti) "But you all are not able to bear them at this moment," therefore they were to be deferred, because of the weakness of the flesh. They were all to deny Him, to flee, after He should eat the Last Passover with them, then institute the Lord's Supper, and set it as a remembrance of Him till He should come again. But He had not yet prayed the agonizing Gethsemane prayer to the Father, for their keeping, Joh 17:1-26. The teacher's instructions must be limited to the capacity of the pupil to bear, understand, embrace, or comprehend it, 2Ti 2:1-2; Heb 5:12.

Consult other comments:

John 16:12 - The Greek Testament

John 16:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 16:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:12 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 16:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:12 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 16:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 16:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 16:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:12 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 16:12 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 16:12 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 16:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:12 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 16:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:12 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 16:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:12 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 16:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary