John 18:11 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then said Jesus unto Peter," (eipen oun ho lesous to Petro) "Then Jesus said to Peter," after he had cut off the ear of Malchus, by accident, meaning to cut off his head instead, and after Jesus had healed the ear that was cut off, Luk 22:51.

2) "Put up thy sword into the sheath:" (bale ten Malchairan eis ten theken) "Put the sword into the sheath," put it up, do not take this matter of my destiny into your own hands, to defend me as one would a prominent political leader, Mat 26:52; Luk 22:51. The actions of Peter were not commended by the Lord.

3) "The cup which my Father hath given me," (to poterion ho dedoken moi ho pater) "The cup which the Father has given to me," as a gift from Him, to drink for you all and the whole world, the portion allotted to me of my Father, Mat 22:22; The cup of cross-suffering to death, Mat 27:46; Luk 22:41-42; Joh 10:17-18. The figure of "the cup" is given Eze 33:31-33; Mat 26:39. The idea is that the cup He was about to drink was by appointment of His Father's will, which He was to do, Joh 6:38.

4) "Shall I not drink it?" (ou me pio auto) "Shall I by no means drink it?" or not drink it at all? Certainly He should, Mat 26:39; Mat 26:42. Knowing that the agony of the Garden, and of His soul on the cross, were to effect an offering for sin, satisfying to the Father. He was willing to drink the cup of abandonment by the Father, to die alone, that sinners might not have to die in their sins, Isa 53:10; 2Co 5:21; 1Pe 2:24; Gal 3:13; Tit 2:14; as well as to purchase His church, with His own blood, Act 20:28; Eph 5:25.

Consult other comments:

John 18:11 - The Greek Testament

John 18:11 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 18:11 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 18:11 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 18:11 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 18:11 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:11 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:11 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 18:11 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 18:11 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 18:11 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 18:11 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 18:11 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 18:11 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 18:11 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 18:11 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 18:11 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 18:11 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 18:11 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:11 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 18:11 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 18:11 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary