BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/john-1.html. 1897. But here is a people ripe for Christ. 3. John 1:20. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-1.html. John also stressed that he was not the great expected prophet (v. 21). How much need there is for absolute truth telling in social life! John the Baptist contrasted the cold negative efficiency of his baptism, which at its best, was but a baptism of repentance, with the quickening power of the baptism of Him who was to follow him; when he said, ‘I indeed baptise you with water, but He that cometh after me is mightier than I. "Commentary on John 1:20". Bibliography"Commentary on John 1:20". The most beautiful thing ever said of Christ was said by this stern ascetic. It seems easy for John to have confessed and denied not. 20.] According to the proper reading, ἐγὼ, I, stands first in the Baptist's statement, the ὅτι having the force merely of quotation marks. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". John 1:3; 1 John 2:4; 1 John 2:27) is to give peculiar impressiveness to the words: St. John thus brings into relief the single-minded faithfulness of the Baptist, and at the same time corrects mistaken opinions as to the character of his mission (see note on John 1:8). WITNESSES TO THE RESURRECTION In these chapters, Jesus makes the following appearances to his disciples in Judea: • Mary Magdalene (20:11-17). He confessed and denied not, but confessed] Sincerely and studiously; he put away that honour with both hands earnestly, as knowing the danger of wronging the jealous God in his glory, that is as his wife. And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. To do this is one eminent mark of the true spirit of a minister of the gospel. It was not easy for John to resist; is it easy for us? And looking at … Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 1914. ‘And he confessed and denied not’. "Commentary on John 1:20". They did not conceive how one person could fulfil all the promises. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-1.html. This a rare gift in the great scramble of life, where every man sets his heart upon a common prize. These negatives are in Scripture often added to affirmatives, to exclude all exceptions, Job 5:17 Psalms 40:10-12. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. The writer stressed that John vigorously repudiated any suggestion that he might be the Messiah. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. But why all these sharp definitions? Library • Free Downloads • eBibles ◄ John 1:20 ► And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. The ball was at his feet; the sceptre within his grasp; the hermit of the desert may to-morrow be a king. This remarkable form of narrative (comp. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 1:20". DD. Note how John’s replies become shorter and shorter. He was not trained in rabbinical schools. (h) This repeating of the one and the selfsame thing, though in different words, is often used by the Hebrews, and it has great force, for they used to speak one thing twice in order to set it out more certainly and plainly. It seems that from John’s position next to Jesus, he could lean back and be close enough to speak quietly to Jesus and still be heard. The fact that he did not do it is full proof that he did not intend to impose on people, but came only as the forerunner of Christ; and his example shows that all Christians, and especially all Christian ministers, however much they may be honored and blessed, should be willing to lay all their honors at the feet of Jesus; to keep themselves back and to hold up before the world only the Son of God. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Broadman Press 1932,33. "The Bible Study New Testament". And he confessed and denied not. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 20:1-18 EXEGESIS: JOHN 20-21. New York, USA. He who makes use of God's gifts to feed and strengthen his pride and vanity will be sure to be stripped of the goods wherein he trusts, and fall down into the condemnation of the devil. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 20. Confessed, and denied not; but confessed. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. He replied expressly, that he was not the Christ. John 1:20. ", Before pointing out the contents of the response of John the Baptist, the evangelist sets forth its characteristics: it was ready, frank, categorical. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on John 1:20". "Commentary on John 1:20". "Commentary on John 1:20". We have nothing but what we have received; we deserve nothing of what we possess; and it is only God's infinite mercy which keeps us in the possession of the blessings which we now enjoy. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. And he confessed, I am not the Christ. And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. Moreover, no sooner did John appear than there was a tendency in the whole nation to recognize him as the Christ. "The Fourfold Gospel". ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. but confessed, I am not the Christ: he stood to it, and insisted on it, that he was not that illustrious person; nor had they any reason to entertain such an opinion of him; nor would he have them do so; they might assure themselves he was not Christ. First, to strengthen our belief. In John only here, and John 18:25, John 18:27.
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