John 16:13 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come," (hotan de elthe ekeinos to pneuma tes aletheias) "Then when that one, the Spirit of truth comes," to be your helper, your continual companion when I have gone away, called the Comforter, Joh 14:16-17; Joh 14:26; Joh 15:26. The Spirit of truth, in wisdom, points lost men to Jesus, Pro 1:20; Pro 1:31: and saved people to obey and follow the Word of God in ways of truth, Rom 8:14-16; Joh 14:6.

2) "He will guide you into all truth:" (hodegesei humas eis ten aletheian pasan) "He will lead you all into all truth," to an understanding of what they had, and certain believers and apostles to complete the Bible by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, by steady, gentle, revelation of future truth, 2Pe 1:21; 2Ti 3:16-17.

3) "For he shall not speak of himself;" (ou gar lalesei aph' heautou) "For he will not speak from himself," as I did not speak of or from myself, but as taught by the Father, Joh 8:28-29; Deu 18:15-19. He shall empower you all and discharge duties of His office, as I have, Joh 17:4-5.

4) "But whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:" (all' hosa akouei lalesai) "But he will speak whatever things he hears," and is taught of the Father, as I have, Joh 8:28. He shall speak what He hears and is directed in holy conference with the Father and the Son, not in His person alone, even as Christ had done, Joh 14:10.

5) "And he will shew you things to come." (kai ta erchomena apangelei humin) And he will announce to you things that are to come," for the church age, millennia] age, and heaven of heaven age. He not only would show or cause you to understand past prophecy but also disclose to you matters of future certainty, Act 11:28; Act 20:22-23; Act 21:11; 1Ti 3:11; 2Pe 1:12-14; Rev 1:1-10.

Consult other comments:

John 16:13 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 16:13 - The Greek Testament

John 16:13 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:13 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:13 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:13 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:13 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:13 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:13 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:13 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:13 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:13 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:13 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:13 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 16:13 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:13 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 16:13 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:13 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:13 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:13 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:13 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 16:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:13 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:13 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary