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John 16:23 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing," (kai en ekeine te hemera eme ouk arotesete ouden) "And in that day you all will not question me or ask me anything at all," as a servant or a friend, as in the past, Joh 15:1-27, as a matter of inquiry, as you have in my ministry with you from the beginning; For they would then understand. That is after His resurrection and in this age.

2) "Verily, verily, I say unto you," (amen, amen, lego humin) "Truly, truly, I tell you all," concerning prayer to the Father hereafter, not directly to the Father, as I taught you in the sermon on the mount, without the use of my name, Mat 6:9.

3) "Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name," (an ti aitesete ton patera en to onomati mou) "Whatever (anything) you ask the Father in my name," by prayer, when I have gone away from you; "In my name" means in my behalf, for my glory and honor, not your own, Col 3:17. They had not, at this time, approached God through Christ, Act 4:12.

4) "He will give it you." (doesi humin) "He will grant it or dole it out to you," 1Jn 5:14; Joh 15:16. Jesus simply told them that as a friend and teacher at hand He would soon leave them to return to His Father and theirs, after which they were to pray to the Father in His name, Col 3:17.

Consult other comments:

John 16:23 - The Greek Testament

John 16:23 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:23 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:23 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 16:23 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:23 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:23 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:23 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:23 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:23 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:23 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:23 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:23 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:23 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:23 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:23 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 16:23 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 16:23 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:23 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 16:23 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:23 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 16:23 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:23 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 16:23 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

John 16:23 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 16:23 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:23 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 16:23 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:23 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:23 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:23 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:23 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:23 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:23 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:23 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:23 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:23 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:23 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary