John 8:47 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "He that is of God heareth God's words:” (ho on ek tou theou ta hremata tou theou akouei) "The one who is out of God, he hears (gives heed to) the words of God," responds to what God says. The true prophets did, John the Baptist did, and Jesus did that which He heard and was sent of the Father to do, because they and He were of God, Joh 6:38; Joh 17:4-5.

2) "Ye therefore hear them not," (dia touto humeis ouk akouete) "You all therefore do not hear or heed them," because you are troops of the Devil, the Father's archenemy, Joh 8:44; 1Jn 3:8; 1Jn 3:10.

3) "Because ye are not of God." (hoti ek tou theou ouk este) "Because you are not (exist not) out of God," of the nature of God, have not been born again, or made a partaker of His Divine nature, Joh 3:6-7; 2Pe 1:4; They were of the same Satanic attitude toward Jesus that Satan was to Adam and Eve in Eden, Gen 3:4-5.

Consult other comments:

John 8:47 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:47 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:47 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:47 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:47 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:47 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:47 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:47 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:47 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:47 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:47 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:47 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:47 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:47 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:47 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:47 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:47 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:47 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:47 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:47 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:47 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary