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Verses of John 5

16

John 5:16 Commentary - The Apologists Bible Commentary

The Apologists Bible Commentary

John 5

16 And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Commentary The Jewish leaders had developed an overly legalistic interpretation of Sabbath law. While God had set aside the Sabbath and proscribed regular work on this day, as Jesus reminded his critics elsewhere, the Law allowed a man to rescue an animal on the Sabbath, so it certainly allowed for the healing of a disabled man (Luke 14:5). The Jews had earlier accused the man whom Jesus healed of breaking the Sabbath because he was carrying his pallet. Now, they begin to persecute Jesus. Jesus' response is direct and uncompromising. Not only are the leaders incorrect in their view of God's Son, they also are improperly representing God, portraying Him as a cruel tyrant, rather than the loving and gracious Father who loves the world so much that He sends His Only Son to die for it.

Grammatical Analysis Persecute (ediôkon). Inchoative imperfect, "began to persecute" and kept it up (RWP ).

Verses of John 5

16

Consult other comments:

John 5:16 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 5:16 - The Greek Testament

John 5:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 5:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 5:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:16 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 5:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:16 - The Apologists Bible Commentary

John 5:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 5:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:16 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:16 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 5:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Apologists Bible Commentary