A Commentary, Critical, Expository, and Practical, on the Gospel of John

A Commentary, Critical, Expository, and Practical, on the Gospel of John

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...I bear. Although he had declared in v. 30, his coequal power and dignity with the Father, yet now resuming language befitting the depths of humiliation into which he had descended, he speaks of receiving his works from his Father. But in this expression of humble subordination to the Father, we see a striking manifestation of his calm boldness in repeating the words my Father, although at the hazard of awakening anew the deadly rage 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, 'makest thyself God. of his enemies. Do ye stone me? i. e. seek ye to stone me? 33. For a good work, &c. Olshausen and Stier look upon this as an admission on the part of these Jews, that Jesus had performed many good and benevolent works. But this is not the necessary interpretation of the passage. It was probably spoken as a mere hypothesis: for a good work (on the supposition that you have ever performed one) we stone thee not. This shows why they employed the singular in their repetition of his many good works. It was in derogation of his claim to the performance of a single benevolent work. It will be recollected that their universal practice was, either to deny that he had really performed a miracle, or to impute it to collusion with the evil spirits. The charge of blasphemy, which they here make against him, is a virtual denial that he was a true miracle-worker. But for blasphemy. This shows in what sense the Jews understood his declaration in v. 30. And because that thou, &c. This introduces the proof of their charge against him of blasphemy. The Greeks often construed a causal clause, as a coordinate one, to give it the more emphasis. Being a man. Had our Saviour been only a man, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236511476
  • 9781236511478