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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - John 7:14-36

Here is, I. Christ's public preaching in the temple (John 7:14): He went up into the temple, and taught, according to his custom when he was at Jerusalem. His business was to preach the gospel of the kingdom, and he did it in every place of concourse. His sermon is not recorded, because, probably, it was to the same purport with the sermons he had preached in Galilee, which were recorded by the other evangelists. For the gospel is the same to the plain and to the polite. But that which is... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 7:31-36

7:31-36 Many of the crowd believed in him. "When the Anointed One of God comes," they said, "surely he cannot do greater signs than this man has done?" The Pharisees heard the crowds carrying on these discussions about him; and the chief priests and Pharisees despatched officers to arrest him. So Jesus said: "For a little while I am to be with you, and then I go back to him who sent me. You will search for me and you will not find me. You cannot come where I am." So the Jew., said to each... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 7:36

What manner of saying is this that he said ,.... It is not easy to be understood; and if that is not meant, which is suggested, what should he mean by saying, ye shall seek me, and shall not find me, and where I am, thither ye cannot come ? repeating the words of Christ just now expressed by him. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 7:1-53

John 7:1-53 . consists of three distinct parts: Verses 7:1-8:11 3. Christ as the Source of truth. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 7:30-36

(5) The divided opinions and conduct of the different groups around him; the attempt on his life, and its failure. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 7:30-36

The effect of our Lord's teaching on the rulers and on the multitude. His claim to be sent from God roused the anger of the rulers. I. THE ACTION OF THE RULERS . "Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands upon him, because his hour was not yet come." 1 . Their efforts are for the present limited to plots against his life. The faithful witness to the truth is always exposed to the risk of persecution by a world with no love for the truth. 2 . Their efforts... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 7:36

What is this word ( λόγος ) which he spake, Ye shall seek me, and ye shall not find (me), £ and where I am, ye cannot come? This verse is simply a repetition of the Lord's sentence, which, notwithstanding their damaging interpretation and unconscious prophecy of great events, haunted them with a weird power, and left them, as his word left the officers who were silenced and paralyzed by it, with a sense of undiscovered and awful meaning. Both here and in John 7:45 we see that the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - John 7:35-36

John 7:35-36. Then said the Jews, Whither will he go Jesus spake concerning his death, resurrection, and ascension, but the Jews did not understand him; for they imagined that he threatened to leave them, and go among their brethren of the dispersion. Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles Greek, των Ελληνων , of the Greeks, that is, the Jews scattered abroad in different nations, Greece particularly; and teach the Gentiles Τους Ελληνας , the Greeks, the heathen themselves.... read more

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

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