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John 8:59 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then took they up stones to cast at him:” (heran oun lithous hina balosin ep' auton) "Then they took up stones in order that they might pelt him," because of what they considered to be blasphemy, stone Him to the ground, as they plotted to do on numerous occasions, with murder in their hearts, as snake-hearted hypocritical Pharisees, Mat 23:27; Mat 23:33. They would be accusers, judge and jury, and executioners, all, an actual lynch-mob of liars, Joh 8:55; Joh 10:31; Joh 10:39; Joh 11:8.

2) "But Jesus hid himself," (lesous de ekrube) "Then Jesus was hidden," from their view, by His own will and choice, for though near, His "hour was not yet," Isa 30:18; Joh 2:4; Joh 7:30; Joh 8:20.

3) "And Jesus went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by."(kai ekselthen ek tou hierou) "And he went forth out of and away from the temple," as recounted on another occasion, Luk 4:30; Joh 10:39. The crisis of His ministry was fast approaching. How often He would have gathered them about Him, and given them eternal life, but they would not! Mat 23:37; Mat 11:28-30

Consult other comments:

John 8:59 - The Greek Testament

John 8:59 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:59 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:59 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:59 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:59 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:59 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:59 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:59 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:59 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:59 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:59 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:59 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:59 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:59 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:59 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:59 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:59 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 8:59 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:59 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:59 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:59 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:59 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:59 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:59 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:59 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:59 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:59 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:59 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:59 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:59 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary