John 8:23 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And he said unto them,'' (kai elegen autois) "And he said to them," directly, very plainly, to those Jews who "did not know Him," Joh 8:14; Joh 8:19.

2) "Ye are from beneath;” (humeis ek ton kato este) "You all are or exist out of the things below," the worldly depraved order of things that are sinful by nature; you are unregenerate, have only a natural, depraved, ignorant spiritual mind, 1Co 2:14; 2Co 4:3-4; Eph 4:18.

3) "I am from above: ye are of this world;” (ego ek ton ano eimi) "I exist out of and from the nature of the things above," from the heavenly and the holy, Joh 1:1-4; Joh 1:14; 2Co 8:9; (humeis ek toutou tou kosmou este) "You all are (by existence) out of and from this world order of people and things," by nature children of wrath, sinners, Rom 3:8-23; Eph 2:3.

4) "I am not of this world." (ego ouk eimi ek tou kosmou toutou) "I am not (exist not) out of this world order," or have not been begotten out of and from the fallen human race, of this world order of darkness, or wickedness, 1Jn 2:15-17; 1Jn 5:19; He instead came down from above, of a Divine supernatural birth, 1Ti 3:16; Gal 4:4-5; Joh 1:14.

Consult other comments:

John 8:23 - The Greek Testament

John 8:23 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:23 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:23 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:23 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:23 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:23 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:23 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:23 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:23 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:23 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:23 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:23 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:23 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:23 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:23 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:23 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:23 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:23 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:23 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:23 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:23 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 8:23 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:23 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:23 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:23 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:23 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary