john 14:10 meaning

I do not consider these words to refer to Christ’s Divine essence, but to the manner of the revelation; for Christ, so far as regards his hidden Divinity, is not better known to us than the Father. Philip doubts whether Christ is in the Father, and the Father in Him. "Commentary on John 14:10". Charles Schribner's Sons. Used by Permission. All His words had been a revelation of the Father whom Philip now asks to see. College Press, Joplin, MO. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. 1914. https: BibliographyClarke, Adam. ‘The words that I say unto you’ are equivalent to ‘My words.’. "People's New Testament". This is the only passage of the Gospel in which the verb ‘say’ is connected with the ‘words’ or with the ‘word’ of Jesus. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". This surely is, as it must needs be, and ought to be, an article of your faith, "that I am in the Father". [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Jesus repeats that He is "the Good Shepherd" (John 10:11). ", The two clauses, "I am in the Father," and "the Father is in Me," denote only the same relation under two aspects. 1871-8. “If my assertion,” says he, “does not produce conviction, and if you have so mean an opinion of me, that you do not think that you ought to believe my words, consider, at least, that power which is a visible image of the presence of God.” It is very absurd in them, indeed, not to believe, entirely, the words which proceed from the mouth of the Lord Jesus, (66) since they ought to have embraced, without any hesitation, every thing that he expressed, even by a single word. "Commentary on John 14:10". John 6:68-69, where Peter says to Christ, "Lord, Thou hast the words of eternal life," and bases upon the words of Christ his faith that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. He was mighty, saith Peter, both in word and deed. Renewal 1960. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me. He doeth the works - We are not only one in nature, but one also in operation. See on John 7:17. The Expositor's Greek Testament. (10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?—Comp. https: Not of myself; not independently of, or in opposition to the Father, but from him; so that in me the Father himself speaks to you. https: As soon as we have gone out of Christ, we shall have nothing else than the idols which we have formed, but in Christ, there is nothing but what is divine, and what keeps us in God. ), But the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.—The better reading is, but the Father that dwelleth in Me doeth His own works. The words that I speak ... - See the notes at John 7:16-17. Bibliography"Commentary on John 14:10". 2012. See John 5:17, John 5:19, John 5:36; John 10:30. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. There was the completest union of the personalities of the Son and the Father. 1909-1922. https: The words that I say unto you I speak not from myself, but the Father abiding in me doeth his works. the words that I speak unto you I speak not of [or 'from' apo (G575)] myself: but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. There, Jesus pointed to human testimony, evidence of miracles, and the written Scripture as proof that His claims were true. https: Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. "Commentary on John 14:10". If His words are not ‘from Himself,’ He is not from Himself; if they are the Father’s, He is ‘in the Father.’ As to the second, the Father does not work directly, He works only through the Son; therefore as the Father He can be known only in the Son. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. See John 7:16-18 and John 5:19. Go to. to be understood in both places. The works manifested in time in the power of the Incarnate Word are not His works, but those of the Father, who abides in the Son, and is revealed through Him. "Commentary on John 14:10". The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. "Commentary on John 14:10". Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". By the works, therefore, I understand a proof of the power of God. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 14:10". "Family Bible New Testament". This denotes most intimate union, so that the works which Jesus did might be said to be done by the Father. We ought to consider what their doctrine contains; for the Prophets send their disciples to another person, but Christ attaches them to himself. George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, "The words that I speak, I speak not of Myself, but the Father that dwelleth in Me speaketh them, and the works that I do, I do not of Myself, but the Father that dwelleth in Me doeth them", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. https: Believest: thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? Not Jesus Christ—God did it. This is the proof that He does not speak of Himself; and both clauses are together the proof of the indwelling of the Son in the Father and the Father in the Son. 1859. the words, &c. Supply the Ellipsis (App-6) thus: "The words that I speak, I speak not of Myself, but the Father that dwelleth in Me speaketh them, and the works that I do, I do not of Myself, but the Father that dwelleth in Me doeth them". Had Jesus been a mere man, like the prophets, he would have said, “The Father who sent or commissioned me doeth the works;” but here there is reference, doubtless, to that mysterious and special union which subsists between the Father and the Son. But because the Father in heaven was actively, dynamically working in and through Him, and because Jesus yielded to Him—whenever power was needed to heal, to raise somebody from the dead, to make food multiply—God did the miracle. https: See ch. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. I do not speak, from myself; that is, as a man only, or after the manner of men; because the Father, exhibiting the power of his Spirit in Christ’s doctrine, wishes his Divinity to be recognized in him. But here Christ reproves his disciples for having made so little progress, though they had received so many admonitions on the same subject. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on John 14:10". the words that I say unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding in me doeth his works. he doth the works: for so this passage must be understood and supplied, in which Christ proceeds to another argument, taken from his works, proving the Father to be in him, and that he is in the Father, which, is enlarged on in John 14:11. BibliographyCalvin, John. John 14:10. οὐ πιστεύεις … ἐστι; This unbelief was involved in Philip’s question, but when the question of the mutual indwelling of the Father and Jesus was thus directly put to him, he would have no doubt as to the answer. John 7:46, where the servants of the high priests say, "Never man spake like this man," and ch. The Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works (ὁ δὲ πατὴρ ὁ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένων, αὐτὸς ποιεῖ τὰ ἔργα). It matters little whether we regard the argument as à fortiori, the works being stronger evidence than the words; or as inclusive, the works covering and containing the words.

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