John 16:25 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs:" (tauta en paroimiais lelaleka humin) "I have spoken these things in allegories or proverbs to you all," concerning going away and coming in a little while, Joh 16:16-24. In parabolic form, a dark or uncertain form of speech, figurative language, in "riddles," as in Joh 10:6.

2) "But the time cometh," (erchetai hora) "But an hour of time approaches," of its own nature, in fulfillment of prophecies of my death and resurrection, Psa 16:10-11; Act 2:25-31.

3) "When I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs," (hote oukete en paroimiais humin) "When I will no longer speak to you in allegories," in covert, figurative language, to avoid extreme emotional excitement among them, because they could not themselves absorb the plain language that would shock them too badly, regarding His immediate suffering and separation from them, Joh 16:12.

4) "But I shall shew you plainly of the Father." (alla parresia peri tou patros apangelo humin) "But I will announce to you clearly or plainly concerning the Father," your Father and mine, the Father you asked me to show you, Joh 14:8-9; Joh 16:28; Joh 20:17. In the riddle, parabolic, dark saying language of the past, often they had not understood, Joh 10:6.

Consult other comments:

John 16:25 - The Greek Testament

John 16:25 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:25 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:25 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 16:25 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:25 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:25 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:25 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:25 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 16:25 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:25 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:25 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:25 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:25 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 16:25 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:25 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 16:25 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:25 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:25 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 16:25 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:25 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:25 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:25 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 16:25 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:25 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:25 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:25 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:25 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:25 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 16:25 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:25 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:25 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:25 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 16:25 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:25 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:25 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary