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John 17:12 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "While I was with them in the world," (hoe emen met' auton) "When I was with and among them," was preaching, teaching, and laboring among them, as their protector, friend, and guide.

2) "I kept them in thy name:" (ego eteroun autous en to onomati) I kept them (guarded them as a shepherd or sentinel soldier) in your name," by instruction, encouragement, and guarding them from error, from the beginning of His teaching ministry, begun in the Sermon on the Mount, Mat 5:1 to Mat 7:29.

3) "Those that thou gavest me I have kept," (sou ho dedokas moi kai ephulaksa) "Those which you gave to me I also have guarded, kept, or shielded," against the malicious charges of the Pharisees and Sadducees, for plucking grain and eating it on the Sabbath, and for their eating with unwashed hands, etc., Mat 7:5-23; Mar 2:23-28.

4) "And none of them is lost," (kai oudeis eks auton apoleto) "And not even one of them perished or exists as a lost one," or ever will be, Joh 5:24; Joh 10:27-29; 1Jn 5:13. Would that every shepherd could turn in such a report at the end of his life, 2Ti 4:7-8; 1Pe 5:1-4.

5) "But the son of perdition," (ei me ho huios tes apoleias) "Except the heir-son of perdition," a term meaning "devoted to perdition," that one Jesus identified as "a devil," Judas Iscariot, Joh 6:70-71; Joh 13:2; Joh 13:27.

6) "That the scriptures might be fulfilled." (hina he graphe plerothe) "In order that the scriptures might be fulfilled," as foretold concerning the treachery of the traitor, Judas Iscariot, Psa 41:9; Joh 13:18. But the prophetic Scripture would not have been written, had it not been truly foreseen and disclosed to the prophet, by the Holy Spirit, 2Pe 1:21; Psa 119:160.

Consult other comments:

John 17:12 - The Greek Testament

John 17:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 17:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 17:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 17:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 17:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 17:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 17:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 17:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 17:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 17:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 17:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 17:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 17:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 17:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 17:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 17:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 17:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 17:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 17:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 17:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 17:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 17:12 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 17:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 17:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 17:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 17:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary