John 16:16 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary


1) "A little while, and ye shall not see me:" (mikron kai ouketi theoreite me) "A little while and you all will no longer observe or behold me," meaning after the next day, in a physical way, as they had through all His earthly ministry to this time, beginning from Galilee, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27; Act 10:37; Act 10:39 He spoke of His imminent death.

2) "And again, a little while," (kai palin mikron) "And a little while again," a little (Gk. mikron) or short period of time, three days after His death, which He Himself foretold, Joh 2:19-20; Mat 26:61; Mat 27:40. They were assured that they would see Him, after His resurrection, which they did, some ten times, before He went back to His Father's estate, Mat 26:31-32; Mat 28:7; Mat 28:10; Mat 28:16-17; 1Co 15:5-8.

3) "And ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." (kai opsesthe me) "And you will see me," or look upon me, before I go to my Father, and because I am going back to my Father, where I will be preparing a place for you, Joh 14:1-3; Act 1:3; Joh 14:14; Act 1:8-11; Heb 1:3.

Consult other comments:

John 16:16 - The Greek Testament

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

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

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

John 16:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

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

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

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

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

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

John 16:16 - Expositors Bible Commentary

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

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

John 16:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

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

John 16:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

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

John 16:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:16 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

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

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

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

John 16:16 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 16:16 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

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

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

John 16:16 - Church Pulpit Commentary

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

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

John 16:16 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:16 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

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

John 16:16 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

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

John 16:16 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

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

John 16:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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

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

John 16:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary