John 18:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he:" (apekrithe lesous eipon humin hoti ego eimi) "Jesus answered, I told you all that I am he," the Nazarene, the one who is the Messiah, Deu 18:15-19; Mat 2:23; Joh 1:45-46.
2) "If therefore ye seek me," (ei oun eme zeteite) "If then you all seek me," or search for me, you have found me, the one you desire to oppress, As they did, led by Judas, Joh 18:3, fulfilling Psa 41:9.
3) "Let these go their way:" (aphete toutous hupagein) "Allow these (disciples) to go free,'' unarrested, or without detaining them, as suspects of law-breaking, as if they were criminals or harboring a criminal; His first care was for His friends, He was now ready to give His life for His church, too, Eph 5:25.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
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