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John 8:52 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then said the Jews unto him," (eipan auto hoi loudaioi) "The Jews said to him," in response to His statement that one believing or trusting in Him should never see death or separation from God, Joh 8:51; the same as they shall never perish," Joh 10:27-28.

2) "Now we know that thou hast a devil." (nun egnokamen hoti diamonion echeis) "Now and hereafter we know you have a demon, are demon obsessed," or a demon has control on Him, because they could not comprehend or would not accept His words, though the Sadducees among them denied existence of angels and demon spirits, Act 23:8.

3) "Abraham is dead, and the prophets;" (Abraam apethanen kai hoi prophetai) "Abraham and the prophets died," Zec 1:5; Heb 11:13; in Adam, Rom 5:12; 1Co 15:22; Ecc 9:5; Heb 9:27.

4) "And thou sayest, If a man keep my saying," (kai su legeis ean tis ton logon mou terese) "And you assert, if anyone keeps or guards my word," my sayings, or my teaching, Joh 8:51; not "my word," which they quote, to make what He said to be His personally, apart from the Father, Joh 5:30; Joh 5:37; Joh 5:43; Joh 8:28.

5) He shall never taste of death." (ou me geusetai thanatou eis ton haima) "He will by no means taste death into the age," for Jesus has tasted if for him, Heb 2:9, never perish, come into condemnation, or be spiritually alienated from God; One "dead in trespasses and in sins," once trusting in Jesus as Savior, once born again, once quickened to spiritual life, receives everlasting and eternal life, a possession never to be lost, or that can never be abolished or lost, Joh 5:24; Joh 11:26; 1Jn 5:13.

Consult other comments:

John 8:52 - The Greek Testament

John 8:52 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:52 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:52 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:52 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:52 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:52 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:52 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:52 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:52 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:52 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:52 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:52 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:52 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:52 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:52 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 8:52 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:52 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 8:52 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:52 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:52 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:52 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:52 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:52 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:52 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:52 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:52 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:52 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:52 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary