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John 8:43 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Why do ye not understand my speech?" (dia ti ten lalian ten emen ou ginoskete) "Why do you all not know or grasp my speech, comprehend the meaning?" The question is posed, not for information, but for the purpose of reflective conviction upon them, much as when God questioned Adam, "where art thou, and what hast thou done?" Gen 3:1-24; Joh 7:17; 1Co 2:14.

2) "Even because ye cannot hear my word." (hoti ou dunasthe akouein ton logon ton emon) "Because you are not able to hear my word," Isa 6:9. Their understanding was dulled, addled by pride, self -righteousness, and because they willfully closed their eyes and ears to truth, Eph 4:18; 2Co 4:3-4. There was in these proud Pharisees a moral enmity toward truth, Rom 8:7.

Consult other comments:

John 8:43 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:43 - The Greek Testament

John 8:43 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:43 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:43 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:43 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:43 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:43 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:43 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:43 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:43 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:43 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:43 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:43 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:43 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:43 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:43 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:43 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:43 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:43 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:43 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:43 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:43 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:43 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:43 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:43 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:43 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary