John 8:33 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then answered him," (apekrithesan pros auton) "They replied to him," the yet unbelieving Jews who had sneaked in to carp and criticize at His teaching, the obstinate and unpersuaded of the Pharisees especially, Joh 8:13.

2) "We be Abraham's seed," (sperma Abraam esmen) "We are (exist as) a seed of Abraham," of kingly lineage, of national grandeur, of racial pride, a thing they doted on before John the Baptist who called them to repentance, from their hell-bent self -righteousness, Mat 3:7-12.

3) "And were never in bondage to any man:” (kai oudeni dedouleukamen popote) "And to no one have we been enslaved, no, never;- Were they ignorant of their Egyptian bondage years, or their repeated captivity years to the Philistines under the judges, or their subjection for six centuries to the Babylonians, the Medo-Persians, the Greeks, and the Romans, or were they just so intoxicated with their racial pride that they just outright lied, like their father, the Devil, Joh 8:44. The latter seems to be the truth.

4) "How sayest thou, ye shall be mad free?" (pos au legeis hoti eleutheroi genesesthe) "How do you say that you all will become free or liberated?" Upon what premise do you promise what we already have, they asked or challenged Him, They considered themselves the very depository of truth, having the law. Yet they did not keep it! Joh 7:19; Rom 3:19; Paul called the law a "Yoke of bondage," from which Christ had made men free, Gal 5:1; Act 15:7-10.

Consult other comments:

John 8:33 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:33 - The Greek Testament

John 8:33 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:33 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:33 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:33 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:33 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:33 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:33 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:33 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:33 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:33 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:33 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:33 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:33 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:33 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:33 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:33 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:33 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:33 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 8:33 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:33 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:33 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 8:33 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:33 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:33 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:33 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:33 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:33 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:33 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:33 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:33 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:33 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:33 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary