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John 17:20 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

JESUS PRAYS FOR THOSE WHO WOULD BELIEVE THROUGH HIS CHURCH V. 20-26

1) "Neither pray I for these alone," (ou peri touton de eroto monon) "Yet I make not request concerning these only," Joh 17:11; Joh 17:15; Joh 17:17, these who have already believed, have been chosen as a church body, a fruitbearing vine, Joh 15:1-12; Joh 15:26-27.

2) "But for them also which shall believe on me," (alla kai pari ton pisteuonton eis eime) "But also concerning the ones who are believing or trusting in me," and who shall believe in me hereafter; His prayers, earnest petition to the Father, reached forward in time to include you and me, and those who may yet believe.

3) "Through their word;" (dia tou logou auton) "Through the word of them," through their testimony of the truth-word, (eis eime) "by which they trusted in me," and have followed me, as my witnesses through my ministry, to this hour; Joh 15:26-27; Act 1:8; Act 10:41. This prayer affirms the future spread of truth, salvation of souls, and growth of the church, under the consecration and empowering on Pentecost, Act 1:8; Act 2:4.

Consult other comments:

John 17:20 - The Greek Testament

John 17:20 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 17:20 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 17:20 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 17:20 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 17:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 17:20 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 17:20 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 17:20 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 17:20 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 17:20 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:20 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:20 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 17:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 17:20 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 17:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 17:20 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 17:20 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 17:20 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 17:20 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:20 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 17:20 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:20 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 17:20 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 17:20 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 17:20 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 17:20 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 17:20 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 17:20 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 17:20 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 17:20 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 17:20 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 17:20 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 17:20 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 17:20 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 17:20 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 17:20 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary