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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - John 16:28-33

Two things Christ here comforts his disciples with:? I. With an assurance that, though he was leaving the world, he was returning to his Father, from whom he came forth John 16:28-32, where we have, 1. A plain declaration of Christ's mission from the Father, and his return to him (John 16:28): I came forth from the Father, and am come, as you see, into the world. Again, I leave the world, as you will see shortly, and go to the Father. This is the conclusion of the whole matter. There was... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 16:29-33

16:29-33 His disciples said: "See! now you are speaking clearly, and you are not speaking in hard sayings. Now we know that you know all things, and that you do not need that anyone should ask you anything. Because of this we believe that you came forth from God." Jesus answered them: "So you believe at this moment? See! the hour is coming--it has come--when each of you will be scattered to your own homes, and you will leave me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 16:30

Now are we sure that thou knowest all things ,.... Not only all men, but all things, even the secrets of men's hearts, of which the apostles had now a convincing proof; for whereas Christ had delivered some expressions, John 16:16 ; which they did not understand, and were desirous to ask him the meaning of, John 16:19 ; which he knowing, being God omniscient, prevents their putting the question to him, and enters upon a discourse, in which he so clearly explained what they wanted to be... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - John 16:30

Now are we sure that thou knowest all things - Is not the following the meaning of the disciples? We believe that thou art not only the Messiah who camest out from God, but that thou art that God who searchest the heart and triest the reins, and needest not to be asked in order to make thee acquainted with the necessities of thy creatures; for thou perfectly knowest their wants, and art infinitely disposed to relieve them. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 16:23-30

The consequences of Christ's ascension to the Father. I. Pulpiness OF KNOWLEDGE . "And in that day ye shall no more question me in anything." 1. Our Lord was always ready , in the days of his flesh , to answer the questions of his disciples . Yet their questions often showed 2. Hereafter there would be no need for further questioning ; for the Holy Spirit would solve all their difficulties. II. FULLNESS OF POWER . "Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 16:25-33

(d) The final conviction wrought that Jesus was what he had said that he was . The joy of Christ , with its note of warning . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 16:29-32

Faith in calm and storm. Notice— I. THE CONFESSION OF FAITH . "By this we believe," etc. This indicates: 1. Faith in the proper Object . "We believe that thou," etc. They believed in his Person and character, and in the Divinity of his mission. Their faith, even at this time, had not made much progress in spiritual elevation and grasp of its Object; still, this fresh confession of it was encouraging. If not much progress is made, it is cheering to know there is no... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 16:30

Now know we that thou knowest all things . He had answered their unutterable yearning. That which stirred them very deeply on many occasions was this proof that nothing in their hearts was hidden from him. Nathanael was one of them, and now he saw "angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man." "Thou knowest all things." The idea in their minds does not embrace the full range of human inquiry, nor the depths of Deity, but all the things which are in their hearts to ask him.... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - John 16:30

Now are we sure that thou knowest ... - Their difficulty had been to understand what was the meaning of his declaration in John 16:16. About this they conversed among themselves, John 16:17-19. It is evident that they had not mentioned their difficulty to him, and that he had not even heard their conversation among themselves, John 16:19. When, therefore, by his answers to them John 16:20-28, he showed that he clearly understood their doubts; and when he gave them an answer so satisfactory... read more

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