John 18:4 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Jesus therefore, knowing all things," (lesous oun eidos panta) "Then Jesus knowing all things," from the beginning, omniscient in His Deity, as the Son of God, Joh 2:24-25; Joh 21:17; Joh 13:1; Joh 13:3; Luk 9:51; Heb 12:2.
3) "Went forth, and said unto them," (ekeslthen kai legei autoi) "Went forth (forward) and said directly to them," went forth from the olive grove, and disciples, from under the olive trees, approaching the hit-band, the night-mob, led by the covetous thief, the contract-man, Judas Iscariot, Luk 22:47-48.
4) "Whom seek ye?" (tina zeteite) "Whom seek ye?" or who are you all trying to find? Not that He did not know, but to hear them say it, and for His disciples to hear them say who they were hounding, pursuing for the seizure and the slaying. He thus focused attention on Himself to prevent a general attack on the disciples as well. Judas responded by approaching Jesus and planting the treacherous traitor's kiss upon His cheek, Mar 14:44-45.
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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.