John 17:2 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "As thou hast given him power over all flesh," (kathos edokas auto eksousian pases sarkos) "Just as you gave him authority over all flesh," administrative judgment over all men, over the human race, Joh 3:35; Joh 5:22; Joh 5:27.
2) "That he should give eternal life," (hina dose autois zoen aionion) "In order that he may give to them (of all flesh) eternal life," Joh 10:27-29; 1Jn 5:13. Jesus has five gifts to offer to every believer: 1) Eternal life, Joh 17:2; John 2) The Father's name, Joh 17:6; Joh 17:26; Joh 20:17; John 3) The Father's word, Joh 17:8; Joh 17:14; John 4) His own joy, Joh 17:13; John , 5) His own glory, Joh 17:22.
3) "To as many as thou hast given him." (pan ho dedokas auto) "That is, to all those whom you have given to Him," drawn by the Father, Joh 6:44, even to each of those who comes to, or believes in, trusts Him, Joh 6:37; Joh 6:45; Deu 18:15; Deu 18:19; Rev 22:17; Isa 55:1-3; Mat 11:28.
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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.