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John 16:6 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "But because I have said these things unto you," (all' hoti tauta lelaleka humin) "But because I have spoken these things to you all," at length, Joh 12:1 to Joh 15:27; Especially had the sorrow become heavier, since two days before the Passover, when Judas Iscariot took the sop-morsel from Jesus, as He had given sign to John that one who took the sop would be the treacherous traitor; After which Judas stalked out, Joh 13:21-30.

2) "Sorrow hath filled your heart." (he leupe pepleroken humon ten kardian) "Grief has filled your heart," natural sorrow and grief that had excluded all other thoughts. It should soon turn to joy, as His victorious death, resurrection, ascension, and the sending of the Holy Ghost as a paraclete or vice-gerant drew nigh, Joh 16:21-23; Joh 16:33; Php_4:4; 1Th 5:16. Let it be continuously recalled that the cross is the way to the crown, Heb 2:9-15; 2Ti 4:7-8; Rev 2:10; Gal 6:14.

It is true:

"I must needs go home by the way of the cross. There's no, other way but this.

I shall n'er get sight of the gates of light. If the way of the cross I miss."

Consult other comments:

John 16:6 - The Greek Testament

John 16:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:6 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:6 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:6 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:6 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:6 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:6 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:6 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary