John 16:2 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "They shall put you out of the synagogues:" (aposunagogous poielousin humas) "They will excommunicate or exclude you all from the synagogue," cut you off from synagogue privileges, even to the third degree of permanent exclusion of social, religious, and educational rights, benefits, and privileges, Joh 9:22; Joh 12:42; Mat 10:17; Mar 13:9.

2) "Yea, the time cometh," (all' erchetai hora) "But there comes an hour," a time approaches; For the hate the then ruling religious Jews had for Jesus they also held against His church followers when He was gone, Act 4:1-3; Act 7:18; Act 7:21.

3) "That whosoever killeth you," (hina ' pas ho apokteimas humas) "That everyone who kills you," or tries to liquidate you all, of the church, Act 5:40; Act 6:9-15; Act 7:57-60; Act 8:1-3; Act 9:1-5.

4) "Will think that he doeth God service." (doks latreian prospherein to theo) "Thinks he is offering religious service to God," in killing you, so blind will they be, and so ignorant in their persecution zeal, as those were who stoned Stephen, and as Paul was before his conversion, Rom 8:36. These religious "hit men" were zealous, excitable, sincere, yet children and servants of the Devil, Joh 8:44; Rom 6:16; 1Jn 3:10.


One of the most horrid circumstances attending the dreadful massacre of the Protestants under Charles IX of France, was that when the news of this event reached Rome, Pope Gregory XIII instituted the most solemn rejoicing, giving thanks to Almighty God for this glorious victory over the heretics!

Consult other comments:

John 16:2 - The Greek Testament

John 16:2 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:2 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:2 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:2 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:2 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:2 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:2 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:2 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:2 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:2 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:2 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:2 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:2 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:2 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:2 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 16:2 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:2 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:2 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:2 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:2 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:2 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:2 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:2 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:2 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:2 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary