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John 8:39 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "They answered and said unto him," (apekrithesan kai eipon auto) "They replied and said directly to him," in response to His contrast of their father and their deeds and His Father and His deeds, Joh 8:38.

2) "Abraham is our father." (ho peter hemon Abraam estin) "Abraham is (exists as) our father," a claim they held of ethical, national, and racial pride, without that faith in the Redeemer which Abraham had, Rom 4:3-5. They doted on and trusted in hereditary pride, refusing to acknowledge they must repent or perish, Luk 13:3; Luk 13:5.

3) "Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children," (legei autois ho lesous) "Jesus responded to them, directly," (ei tekna tou Abraam este) "if you all are (exist as) children of Abraham," as you claim, a thing that is involved in your claim of spiritual fatherhood, in or through Abraham.

4) "Ye would do the works of Abraham.'' (ta erga tou Abraam poieite) "You would do the works (kind of works) of Abraham," works of faith. You would have been open to accept the heavenly voice of: 1 ) John the Baptist, Mat 3:712; Joh 1:6; Joh 1:31-34; John 2) My Father from heaven, Mat 3:17; Mat 17:5; Matthew , 3) My voice, Joh 10:10; Joh 10:18; Joh 10:27-28; Joh 14:6. And you would have done deeds of faith like Abraham, Jas 2:21-23, Heb 11:8-10.

Consult other comments:

John 8:39 - The Greek Testament

John 8:39 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:39 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:39 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:39 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:39 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:39 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:39 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:39 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:39 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 8:39 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:39 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:39 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:39 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:39 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:39 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:39 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:39 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 8:39 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:39 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:39 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:39 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:39 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:39 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:39 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:39 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:39 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 8:39 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:39 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:39 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary