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John 16:19 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him," (egno lesous hoti ethelon auton erotan) "Jesus knew that they wished very much to question him," about the saying, for He knows "what is in men," and understands even their thoughts from afar off, Joh 2:24-25; Psa 139:1-4; Mat 9:4; Joh 21:17. For Jesus was omniscient; that is, He knew all things. They were hesitant to expose their ignorance further, like a pupil who has not listened to a teacher.

2) "And said unto them," (kai eipen autois) "And he spoke directly to them," kindly meeting their difficulty, questioning them, not for information, but to cause them to express their inner feelings, frustrations about what He had said, Joh 16:16.

3) "Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said," (peri toutou zeteite met' allelon hoti eipon) "Are you all seeking to find out one with another about this, because I said, "what I said, the meaning of what I told you I am to do, Joh 16:16-18. They wanted to ask Him but were embarrassed to do so.

4) "A little while, and ye shall not see me:" (mikron kai ou theoreite me) "A little while and you all will not behold me," as also formerly stated, Joh 14:19. For He expressly sought to prepare them for the fact His death was nigh at hand, Joh 7:33; Joh 13:33; Joh 14:19.

5) "And again, a little while, and ye shall see me?" (kai palin mikron kai opsesthe me) "And again a little while longer and you will all see me;" In His resurrection body, alive forevermore, assuring them of a future resurrection, Rom 5:10; Rom 8:11; Rev 1:7; 1Th 4:16-18; Heb 10:36-37.

Consult other comments:

John 16:19 - The Greek Testament

John 16:19 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:19 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:19 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:19 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:19 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:19 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:19 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:19 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:19 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 16:19 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:19 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:19 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 16:19 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:19 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:19 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:19 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:19 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:19 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:19 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:19 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:19 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:19 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary