John 16:3 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "And these things will they do unto you," (kai tauta poiesousin) "And these (kind of) things they will do," to or toward you, both as individuals and as my church, which my religious enemies despise, as "despisers of those who are good," 2Ti 3:3. This warning was given to His disciples that they might be aware.
2) "Because they have not known," (hoti OUK egnosan "Because they have not recognized," or come to know, because of their willful, covetous. and culpable ignorance, Eph 4:18; 1Co 2:8; 1Ti 1:13; Even our Lord prayed for them "Father forgive them they know not what they do," do not recognize the gravity or seriousness of what they do, Luk 23:34.
3) "The Father, nor me." (ton patera oude eme) "Either the Father, or me," nor have they recognized or come to know me, Joh 7:28; Joh 8:19; Joh 8:47. Spiritual ignorance and blindness would be occasion for their enemies to persecute them, Joh 15:21; Eph 4:18; 2Co 4:3-4.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.