john 16:32 meaning
Ἰδοὺ, behold) The Saviour fortifies the faith of the disciples against the impending storm.— εἰς τὰ ἴδια, to His own) which previously ye have left for My sake. to idia. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/john-16.html. The treachery of Judas, who had carried the purse, was added to the other greater causes of their being scattered. “My right is with the Lord, and my work is with my God;” yes, his work, small, hidden, obscure as it may be, if that work is only a prayer, a sigh, a tear, which seems lost. The fact of their leaving Him could not in truth have added to His sense of loneliness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/john-16.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-16.html. 3. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Besides, there is a moral solitude far greater than physical. John Trapp Complete Commentary. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. THE SPIRIT OR TEMPER OF THAT SOLITUDE. BibliographyTrapp, John. 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. For since his truth and his glory are founded on himself, and. See on John 16:2. Greek. "Commentary on John 16:32". Because the Father is with me - how near, and with what sustaining power, who can express? 32 reassures the disciples as to the person of their Master; John 16:33 tranquillizes them for themselves. They must be taught their weakness, and this foretelling of it is, as it were, pardon granted by anticipation. Nevertheless, it must be acknowledged there is a class of men who would willingly take their part in it. ), Alone and not alone. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/john-16.html. Comp. 2. Your own room will then be another place to you. The workwoman, in her garret, is not alone, for the work which she will finish before dawn will procure for those she loves the next day’s bread. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. See the notes at Matthew 26:31, Matthew 26:56. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Where is the mourner who has not experienced the twofold desire—desire for a solitude within, that is felt to be indispensable; desire for fellowship within reach, as near at hand as may be, about a stone's cast off. Ye shall leave Me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. BibliographyGill, John. How small the solitary pride of the egoist is beside that greatness! 1. Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. Those who love you may go with you to the brink, but they cannot cross with you. He left these words, as a testimony behind him: “I have tasted more satisfaction in my solitude in one day than in all the triumphs of my former reign. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. See Matthew 26:31, to which same prophecy the reference here is. 1897. This is self-reliance--to believe that what is truest in you is true for all: to abide by that, and not be over-anxious to be understood, or sympathized with, certain that at last all must acknowledge the same, and that while you stand firm, the world will come round to you. New York. Clearly, the question of why no one defended Jesus when authorities came to arrest him was a sensitive one in the early church. In active co-operation with His Divine manhood. "Commentary on John 16:32". When faith united us to Him we obtained the right to come to God, and to call Him our Father; then in our turn we could repeat those words. But the gospel offers us in Christ a greatness of another nature. the consciousness of this in John 8:29.) "The Fourfold Gospel". You degrade that loneliness. THE GREATEST PART OF HIS LIFE EVERY MAN IS ALONE. 32.] BibliographyBarnes, Albert. because the Father is with me—how near, and with what sustaining power, who can express? To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone, and [yet] I am not alone, because the Father is with me, That ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone, And [yet] I am not alone, because the Father is with me, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Count up the hours of life, and most of them are passed alone. John 16:32, ESV: "Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. I shudder to think of the solitariness of the feeling of the death of the man of the world. 32.Yet I am not alone. Remark the humility of this loneliness. What the Father was to Jesus, that, Jesus, or rather the Father in Jesus, is to you. 1874-1909. the hour = an hour (no art.) Let us at least meet our trials awake. ᾿εγώ, I, brings out with force the unique personality of Him who, having already overcome for Himself, makes His victory that of His followers. "Commentary on John 16:32". Now remember something else. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-16.html. See how it is. All rights reserved. Even then he had confidence in God - confidence so strong and unwavering that he could say, "Into thy hands I commend my spirit," Luke 23:46. In that sorrowful anxiety, I know of only one refuge; it is this thought: “The Father is with me.” If it was your thought only the waves of doubt would soon carry you away; but when you have God for you nothing should stop you. Notes on Matthew 26:31; Matthew 26:56. See on John 16:2, and see on John 15:12. The watching soldier, in the lonely picket, does not feel himself alone; for he feels that on him rests the honour of the flag and the safety of his fellow-soldiers. Such is the greatness of selfishness, of Satan! John 16:32. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/john-16.html. Used by Permission. (F. W. Robertson, M. 3. Learn from these words self-reliance. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-16.html. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 2. “Oh no,” was her reply, “for Faith closes the door at night, and Mercy opens it in the morning.” (Sunday at Home.). 2 Corinthians 9:9. 1871-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/john-16.html. 2. He must, even when surrounded by them, have always been alone. John 16:32. He, too, though apparently left alone, had His own home in the presence of the Father, which was ever with Him. John 3:11; John 3:32; John 6:70; John 7:19; John 8:38; John 8:49; John 10:25; John 13:33; John 14:30; John 17:11; John 17:14; John 17:25) I am not alone: the Father can never leave the Son, even in the darkest hour of His human suffering:—the apparent desertion implied in the cry “Why hast Thou forsaken me?” being perfectly consistent with this, see note, Matthew 27:46. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/john-16.html. IV. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/john-16.html. Proud member The sinner dies without a friend that can alleviate his sufferings - without one source of real joy. There is a loneliness in sorrow. Leave me alone - Leave me to die without human sympathy or compassion. And though in his dying moments he suffered so much as to use the language, “Why hast thou forsaken me?” yet it was language addressed to him still as his God - “My God, my God.” Even then he had confidence in God - confidence so strong and unwavering that he could say, “Into thy hands I commend my spirit,” Luke 23:46. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. All must feel it in some shape: the old who sit and gaze in the fire, and see many a cherished scheme lying in the dull white ash; old friends, loved ones, gone, one by one; new faces and new ways, belonging to a new generation, cluster round, and loneliness pours in upon the soul--a loneliness too deep for human words to describe.
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