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John 7:26 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "But, lo, he speaketh boldly," (kai ide parresia lalei) "And take notice that he speaks openly," with boldness and courage, Joh 7:4; Joh 7:13.

2) "And they say nothing unto him." (kai ouden auto legousin) "And they say not a thing to him," personally or directly at all. They do not attempt to refute His arguments or even attempt to arrest Him. They officially do not try to arrest or detain Him from His teaching and miracle working, right here in our holy city and in the temple, Joh 7:14; Joh 2:23-24; Joh 5:5-18.

3) "Do the rulers know indeed," (mepote alethos egnosan hou archontes) "Do the rulers perhaps know indeed;- Surely the rulers do not know and attempt to conceal from us, do they? Joh 7:48; Joh 12:43; Joh 12:43.

4) "That this is the very Christ?" (hoti houtos estin ho Christos) "That this one is (exists as), the Christ?" the anointed one. This shows how wide spread was the idea the Jesus was perhaps the Christ, the Messiah who was to come, so that even these Jerusalem dwellers waited for their rulers to tell them, give them their opinions, Joh 7:25, Deu 18:15; Deu 18:19.

Consult other comments:

John 7:26 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:26 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:26 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:26 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:26 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:26 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:26 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:26 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:26 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:26 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:26 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:26 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:26 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:26 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:26 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:26 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:26 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:26 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary