John 17:7 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Now they have known," (nun egnokan) "Now and for the future they have known," and have a continuing awareness or knowledge, now confirmed by experience, 2Pe 1:16. The more light one obeys the more is revealed to him.
2) "That all things whatsoever thou hast given me," (hoti panta hosa dedokas moi) "That all things that is as many as you have given to me," honor, and glory, and power, in fulfilling Old Testament Prophecies and performing the miracles that He performed and doing the teaching that He did, 2Pe 1:17-18; Joh 20:30-31; Joh 5:26; Joh 5:36-37; Joh 6:39; Joh 8:28.
3) "Are of thee." (para sou eisin) "They are (or exist) from alongside you," from your authorization, 1Co 8:6. They knew that He, His miracles, and His teachings were from the Father, therefore they should honor His Father in their mission He was giving over to them, Joh 20:21; Act 1:8; Mat 28:18-20.
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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.