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.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
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