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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - John 7:14-44

86. Jesus teaches in the temple (John 7:14-44)The Feast of Tabernacles lasted a week. After the excitement of the first two or three days had died down, Jesus began to teach in the temple. People were impressed with his teaching, though he taught not to gain honour for himself but to bring glory to God who had sent him. If people loved God and wanted to do his will, they would see that what Jesus taught was the truth of God (John 7:14-18). The Jews accused Jesus of breaking the law, because on... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - John 7:28

cried = cried aloud. taught = was teaching. true. Greek. alethinos ( App-175 .) See note on John 1:9 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - John 7:28

Jesus therefore cried in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me, and know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.Ye both know me ... This is sarcastic irony. If they had known Christ, they would have known God who sent him; not knowing God was proof enough they did not know Christ in any sense whatever.Whom ye know not ... The leaders did not know God; and that was the basis of their failure to know Jesus. read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - John 7:25-28

John 7:25-28. Then said some of them, &c.— The inhabitants of Jerusalem, always Christ's bitter enemies, asked with surprize, if our Lord's boldness, and the silence of the rulers, proceeded from their having acknowledged him as the Messiah; at the same time, in derision of his pretensions they added, howbeit, we know this man whence he is, that is, we know his parents and relations, (ch. John 6:42.) but then Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is; alluding to the popular sense of Isa... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - John 7:28

28, 29. cried Jesus—in a louder tone, and more solemn, witnessing style than usual. Ye both, &c.—that is, "Yes, ye know both Myself and My local parentage, and (yet) I am not come of Myself." but he that sent me is true, &c.—Probably the meaning is, "He that sent Me is the only real Sender of any one." read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - John 7:10-42

H. Jesus’ third visit to Jerusalem 7:10-10:42This section of the text describes Jesus’ teaching in Jerusalem during the feast of Tabernacles and the feast of Dedication. John evidently included it in His narrative because it contains important revelations of Jesus’ identity and explains the mounting opposition to Jesus that culminated in His crucifixion. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - John 7:14-44

2. Jesus’ ministry at the feast of Tabernacles 7:14-44John presented this occasion of Jesus’ teaching ministry as consisting of three emphases: Jesus’ authority, His origin and destiny, and the promise of the Holy Spirit. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - John 7:28-29

Whenever John described Jesus as crying out, an important public pronouncement followed (cf. John 1:15; John 7:37; John 12:44). Jesus said that His hearers did know Him. Probably He meant that they knew who He was superficially (cf. John 7:24) and knew that He had an earthly origin (John 6:42), but they knew less than they thought. Jesus was speaking ironically. They did not know the One who had sent Him, though Jesus did because He had come from that One.The One who had sent Jesus was true... read more

John Darby

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament - John 7:28

7:28 temple, (b-7) Hieron . as Matthew 4:5 . know (f-13) know (f-17) know. (f-39) Oida . 'conscious knowledge.' see Note, 1 Corinthians 8:1 . read more

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