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Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - John 18:1-40

III. “I Lay Down My Life, That I Might Take it Again.” Chapters 18-21 CHAPTER 18 1. The Arrest in the Garden. (John 18:1-11 .) 2. Before Annas and Caiaphas; Peter’s Denial. (John 18:12-27 .) 3. Before Pilate. (John 18:28-38 .) 4. Not this Man, But Barabbas. (John 18:39-40 .) The hour of His suffering had now come. With His disciples He went across the brook Cedron into the garden. It is the Kidron mentioned frequently in Old Testament history. When David fled from his own son Absalom, he... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - John 18:1-40

BETRAYED AND ARRESTED (vs.1-12) The Son of God goes calmly, steadily on to the great conquest of Calvary, each step of the way perfectly measured by divine wisdom. The fact of His going into the garden of Gethsemane is mentioned, and His disciples being with Him, but nothing is said here of His prayer of agony in the garden, being prostrate in supplication "with strong crying and tears." For that prayer belongs to the lowliness of His spotless Manhood, not to the sublime glory of His deity.... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - John 18:1-40

AT MAN ’S JUDGMENT SEAT A way to study this lesson is to compare the text with the corresponding places in the synoptics and observe what is original to John. Any “Harmony” of the Gospels would furnish valuable aid. For example, it is John who named “the brook Cedron” or “Kidron,” and identifies the “garden” (John 18:1 ). The others speak of “a place called Gethsemane,” etc., but nothing more. He alone tells us that Judas “knew the place,” and why (John 18:2 ), John 18:4-8 is new, and one... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - John 18:1-40

The True Kingdom Joh 18:36 Jesus Christ was now approaching the termination of his earthly ministry. He who came to bear witness of the truth was standing for judgment at a human tribunal: the Judge of universal man stood as a criminal before Caiaphas, Herod, and Pilate! Society had mistaken its best friend for an impostor and had thrown out of its breast the Being who alone could ensure its purity and repose. But had he not disciples? Why did not these men take up arms in their Master's... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - John 18:19-27

The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine? (20) Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. (21) Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said. (22) And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - John 18:13-27

13-27 Simon Peter denied his Master. The particulars have been noticed in the remarks on the other Gospels. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. The sin of lying is a fruitful sin; one lie needs another to support it, and that another. If a call to expose ourselves to danger be clear, we may hope God will enable us to honour him; if it be not, we may fear that God will leave us to shame ourselves. They said nothing concerning the miracles of Jesus, by which he had done so much... read more

Frank Binford Hole

F. B. Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary - John 18:1-99

John 18 HAVING COMMUNED WITH the Father and expressed His desires, Jesus went forth to meet His foes, who were led by the traitor, and then to the death that He should die. True to the character of this Gospel, striking witness is borne to His omniscience. He went forth in the full knowledge of “all things that should come upon Him” not only of outward circumstances but of the inward weight of all involved. If we refer back to Joh_6:6 , and Joh_13:3 , we shall find statements of similar... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - John 18:19-24

The preliminary hearing: v. 19. The high priest then asked Jesus of His disciples and of His doctrine. v. 20. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue and in the Temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. v. 21. Why askest thou Me? Ask them which heard Me what I have said unto them; behold, they know what I said. v. 22. And when He had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - John 18:1-40

SIXTH SECTIONThe Lord in the circle of His foes, as the Light overtaken by the Darkness; the lofty Judge or the personal Judgment, whilst He is judged; victorious in His outward succumbing; how He carries out His judgment, to the victory of Light and Salvation(John 18:19)ICHRIST AS THE JUDGMENT OF LIGHT UPON THE CONFUSED NOCTURNAL CONFLICT OF THE WORLD AGAINST AND OVER HIS PERSON; OVER AGAINST HIS BETRAYER, HIS APPREHENDERS, HIS VIOLENT HELPER. THE MAJESTY OF THE BETRAYED, IN CONTRAST TO THE... read more

Alexander MacLaren

Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture - John 18:15-27

John JESUS BEFORE CAIAPHAS Joh_18:15 - Joh_18:27 . The last verses of the preceding passage belong properly to this one, for they tell us that Jesus was ‘first’ brought before Annas, a fact which we owe to John only. Annas himself and his five sons held the high-priesthood in succession. To the sons has to be added Caiaphas, who, as we learn from John only, was Annas’ son-in-law, and so one of the family party. That Jesus should have been taken to him, though he held no office at the time,... read more

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