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John 16:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And when he is come," (kai elthon ekeinos) "And when that one comes," to work and witness in and through each of you all, as promised, Luk 24:49; Act 1:8.

2) "He will reprove the world," (elegksei ton kosmon peri hamartais) "He will reprove, convict, or reprimand the world," the world as opposed to Christ.

a) "Of sin," (peri hamartais) "Concerning sin," or lawlessness, as when Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, Act 2:36-37; Act 7:51-54; Act 9:5; that all are sinners, condemned, and sin has wages that must be paid by someone, Rom 3:19; Rom 3:23; Rom 6:23; Joh 3:18.

b) "And of righteousness," (kai peri dikaiosunes) "And concerning righteousness," Rom 1:17; Rom 10:1-4; What is and what is not righteous, morally, ethically, or doctrinally; and of righteousness that is found in Jesus alone, in and through Jesus only, Isa 42:21; 2Co 5:21.

c) "And of judgment:" (kai peri kriseos) "And concerning judgment," that is certain, no man can escape, whether saved or unsaved, Heb 9:27-28; 2Co 5:10-11; Rev 20:13. Sin, righteousness, and the judgment to come are the three facts that the Holy Spirit continually witnesses, even as when Paul preached to Felix, Act 24:25.

Consult other comments:

John 16:8 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 16:8 - The Greek Testament

John 16:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:8 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 16:8 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:8 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 16:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:8 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:8 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 16:8 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 16:8 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:8 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:8 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:8 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 16:8 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 16:8 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:8 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 16:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:8 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:8 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:8 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 16:8 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:8 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 16:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:8 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:8 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary