John 8:51 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Verily, verily, I say unto you," (amen amen lego humin) "Truly, truly, I tell you all," certifying the absolute trustworthiness of what He said and taught, Psa 119:160.

2) "If a man keep my sayings," (ean tis ton emon logon terese) ''If anyone keeps or guards my words," teachings, sayings, o. "my words" as expressed Joh 5:24; Joh 14:15-23; Joh 15:10-20; He referred to the sayings His Father had taught" Him, Joh 8:28.

3) "He shall never see death." (thanaton ou me theorese eis ton aiona) "He will not behold death into the age," the new heaven age. The term "death" is used in the sense of separation from God, or cut off from union and fellowship with God. This is the same sense in which it was first used in the Bible, when God warned Adam and Eve "Thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die," Gen 2:17; Gen 3:23-24. Death is used here in the sense that the one who believes not shall not see life," Joh 3:36; Joh 5:24; Joh 11:26.

Consult other comments:

John 8:51 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:51 - The Greek Testament

John 8:51 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:51 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:51 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:51 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:51 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:51 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:51 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:51 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:51 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:51 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:51 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:51 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:51 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:51 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:51 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:51 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:51 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 8:51 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 8:51 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:51 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 8:51 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:51 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:51 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:51 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:51 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:51 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:51 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:51 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:51 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:51 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary