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John 7:31 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And many of the people believed on him,'' (ek tou ochlou de polloi episteusan eis auton) "Then many of the people, the crowd, believed on or trusted into him;" Mar 12:37 indicates that "the common people heard him gladly," or gave heed to Him gladly, with joy and gladness, at His call to them, Mat 11:28; Luk 14:35. This incited and enraged the Jewish rulers even more.

2) "And said, When Christ cometh,'' (kai elegon ho Christos hoton ethe) "And they said, when the Christ comes or arrives,'' on the scene, to be present and teach and witness, as our law teaches, Deu 18:15-19. The common people's testimony became a strong argument-wave against the adamant obstinacy of the chief priests and rulers, See?

3) "Will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?" (me pleiona semeia poiesei hon houtos epoiesen) "He will not do more miracles than this one does, will he?'' You see the miracle ministry of Jesus was not in vain, Joh 2:11; Joh 3:2; Mar 2:10-12; Joh 20:30-31. The common sense of the "common people," Mar 12:37 was a better argument than the quibbles, evasions, and dodges of the carnal, religious Jewish rulers, 2Co 3:3-4; Rom 10:1-4. Jesus had satisfied all reasonable claims to the Messiahship, Mat 11:4-5; Mat 11:24-25.

Consult other comments:

John 7:31 - The Greek Testament

John 7:31 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:31 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:31 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:31 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:31 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:31 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:31 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 7:31 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:31 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:31 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 7:31 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:31 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 7:31 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:31 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 7:31 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 7:31 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:31 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:31 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:31 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:31 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:31 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:31 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:31 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:31 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:31 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary