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John 8:56 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Your father Abraham rejoiced," (Abraam ho pater humon egalliasato) "Abraham your father was glad," gladdened or rejoiced, in strong hope or anticipation, Luk 10:24; Luk 20:37-38.

2) "To see my day:” (hina ide ten hemeran ten emen) "In order that he should see (might see) my day," of earthly manifestation, as the substitutionary Redeemer, when he offered his son Isaac, Gen 22:8-16. He saw Christ as that substitutionary ram provided for both him and his son that day, and the true Lamb of God for the whole world, Joh 1:29.

3) "And he saw it and was glad." (kai eiden kai echare) "And he comprehended it, and he rejoiced in it," what he saw by faith, Heb 11:13-19; Gen 15:6. He was not hesitant to offer his son of gladness in old age, Isaac, in obedience to the command of God, for he was already saved and his offering his son was a testamentary evidence of his faith in the coming Redeemer, whom God had promised, Gen 3:16-17; Gen 12:1-3; Rom 4:3-5; Jas 2:21-24.

Consult other comments:

John 8:56 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:56 - The Greek Testament

John 8:56 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:56 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:56 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:56 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:56 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:56 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:56 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:56 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:56 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:56 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:56 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:56 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:56 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:56 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:56 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:56 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:56 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:56 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 8:56 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:56 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:56 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:56 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:56 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:56 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:56 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:56 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:56 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:56 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:56 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:56 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary