John 17:4 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "I have glorified thee on the earth:" (ego se edoksasa epi tes ges) I glorified you upon the earth," or honored you as the source and power of all my words and works, not myself, Joh 14:13.
2) "I have finished the work," (to ergon teleiosas) "I have accomplished, finished, or completed the work," earthly toil and labors, and was, in less than twenty four hours, during that same day, to finish His earthly life of redemptive or reconciliation work by giving it up, voluntarily, Joh 10:18; He is so resigned or given to it that He regards it as already done, Joh 19:30; Dan 9:24.
3) "Which thou gavest me to do." (ho dedokas moi hina poieso) ''Which you gave or doled out to me in order that I should do," in making His soul an offering for sin, Isa 53:10-12; 2Co 5:21; Joh 14:31; 1Ti 2:6; Php_2:5-7
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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.