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William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 6:35-40

6:35-40 Jesus said to them: "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst any more. But I tell you, though you have seen me, yet you do not believe in me. All that the Father gives me will come to me, because I came down from heaven, not to do my will, but to do the will of him who sent me. This is the will of him who sent me--that I should lose none of those he gave to me, but that I should raise them all up on the last day. This... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 6:38

For I came down from heaven ,.... by change of place, or local motion; for Christ is the immense, infinite, and omnipresent God, and cannot be said properly to move from place to place; for he fills all places, even heaven and earth, with his presence, and was in heaven as the Son of God, at the same time he was here on earth as the son of man: wherefore this must be understood in a manner becoming his proper deity, his divine sonship, and personality: this descent was by the assumption of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - John 6:38

Not to do mine own will - I am come, not to act according to human motives, passions, or prejudices; but according to infinite wisdom, goodness, and mercy. Jewish passions and prejudices would reject publicans and sinners as those alluded to, and shut the gate of heaven against the Gentiles; but God's mercy receives them, and I am come to manifest that mercy to men. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - John 6:38

Verse 38 38.For I came down from heaven. This is a confirmation of the preceding statement, that we do not seek Christ in vain. For faith is a work of God, by which he shows that we are his people, and appoints his Son to be the protector of our salvation. Now the Son has no other design than to fulfill the commands of his Father. Consequently, he will never reject those whom his Father hath sent. Hence, finally, it follows, that faith will never be useless. As to the distinction which Christ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 6:1-71

2. Christ declares himself to be the Sustainer and Protector of the life of which he is the Source . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 6:22-59

(3) The sequel of the signs . The discussion which follows is closely linked with these two great miracles of power and love. It naturally arises out of them, and refers with great explicitness to the former of them and to its true meaning. The discussion does unquestionably alter its scope as it proceeds, and at John 6:41 and John 6:52 "the Jews" take up a controversy which had previously been conducted by a portion of the crowd who witnessed his mighty works. Jesus declared (1) ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 6:34-40

The divergence between the thoughts of Jesus and those of the Jews. A rupture was clearly at hand. The people had hopes of merely material blessing. I. THE JEWS ASK FOR THE BREAD FROM HEAVEN . "Lord, evermore give us this bread." 1 . They ask for a continuous supply of it . 2 . Their demand betrays a carnal spirit, that speaks of either sensual want, or covetousness, or the spirit of idleness; for no more labour would be expended upon the production of food.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 6:37-40

(b) Episode or, the blessedness of those who " come " to Christ . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 6:37-40

The Father's will and its Executor. We see: 1 . That the majority of Christ 's hearers disbelieved him . His verdict at last was, "Ye believe not;" "Ye will not come." 2 . That they disbelieved him in spite of the greatest advantages to faith . ( John 6:36 .) 3 . That in spite of their obstinate unbelief and cruel rejection, the gracious purposes of God and the mission of Jesus will not be void . "For all that the Father giveth me," etc. Notice— I. THE ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 6:38

Because I came down from heaven (cf. John 3:13 ), not that I might do my own will, but the will of him that sent me (see John 5:19 , John 5:30 , notes). The practical, ethical force of this statement is to shape and defend the previous assurance. Christ's gracious reception and benediction is in willing harmony with, and not in opposition to, the Father's heart. There is no schism between the Father and Son. A separate will in and of itself assigned to the Son is not inconceivable,... read more

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