Question: "What do John 1:1,14 mean when they declare that Jesus is the Word of God?" But "he reports no particulars of those discourses of the Lord by which he was bound to Him for the whole of His life; he allows everything personal to retire" [OLSHAUSEN]. Towards the close of Domitian's reign he was banished to the isle of Patmos, where he wrote his Revelation. 8:1-11 Christ neither found fault with the law, nor excused the prisoner's guilt; nor did he countenance the pretended zeal of the Pharisees. Mary’s act reflects four components of selfless devotion: “In the instance of John 8:1-11, a woman committed adultery, but Jesus did not condemn her. . Gaius was a mature believer in Christ who walked in sincerity and truth, as led by the Spirit of God. All things were made by him, and not as an instrument. And the lambs sacrificed every morning and evening, can only refer to Christ slain as a sacrifice to redeem us to God by his blood. 14. James White (This information sheet is divided into two sections – the first explores the meaning of John 1:1, and the second addresses the more technical subject of the correct translation of the verse. 21. 41. have found the Messias--The previous preparation of their simple hearts under the Baptist's ministry, made quick work of this blessed conviction, while others hesitated till doubt settled into obduracy. meaning either that joy with which he joyed in and over them, as united to him, and which is of the same nature as the joy of the bridegroom over the bride, and which will always remain and continue the same; or rather that joy which he is the author, object, ground, and matter of, for there is always reason to rejoice in him, even in the most afflictive circumstances of life: According to John, these people are not to be supported in any way whatsoever. that was made--This is a denial of the eternity and non-creation of matter, which was held by the whole thinking world outside of Judaism and Christianity: or rather, its proper creation was never so much as dreamt of save by the children of revealed religion. We ought to labour for the spiritual welfare of those related to us, and seek to bring them to Him. The Divinity of Christ. All things, &c.--all things absolutely (as is evident from John 1:10 , 1 Corinthians 8:6 , Colossians 1:16 Colossians 1:17 ; but put beyond question by what follows). The design of this Gospel appears to be to convey to the Christian world, just notions of the real nature, office, and character of that Divine Teacher, who came to instruct and to redeem mankind. To show the patriarch that though alone and friendless on earth his interests were busying all heaven, he was made to see "heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon a" mystic "ladder reaching from heaven to earth." He invites them to come without delay. ANSWER: John 1:1 read: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Does He know us? Not to give us any abstract information about certain mysterious distinctions in the Godhead, but solely to let the reader know who it was that in the fulness of time "was made flesh." This is put almost beyond doubt by what immediately follows, "And we beheld his glory" [LUCKE, MEYER, DE WETTE which last critic, rising higher than usual, says that thus were perfected all former partial manifestations of God in an essentially Personal and historically Human manifestation]. He went to his own people, and his own people didn't accept him. No man--"No one," in the widest sense. τοῖς ἔργ. In following Christ, do we seek the favour of God and eternal life? John 1:11 (JUB) He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him; The apostle and evangelist, John, seems to have been the youngest of the twelve. In Nathanael there was no guile. 46. any good out of Nazareth--remembering Bethlehem, perhaps, as Messiah's predicted birthplace, and Nazareth having no express prophetic place at all, besides being in no repute. 21:22 . where dwellest thou--that is, "That is a question we cannot answer in a moment; but had we Thy company for a calm hour in private, gladly should we open our burden.". Why baptizest thou, if not, &c.--Thinking he disclaimed any special connection with Messiah's kingdom, they demand his right to gather disciples by baptism. the sons--or more simply, "sons of God," in name and in nature. 19. record--testimony. that prophet--announced in Deuteronomy 18:15 , &c., about whom they seem not to have been agreed whether he were the same with the Messiah or no. By this Incarnation of Grace and Truth, the teaching of thousands of years was at once transcended and beggared, and the family of God sprang into Manhood. It means His own land, city, temple, Messianic rights and possessions. Whatever communion there is between our souls and Christ, it is he who begins the discourse. John 1:11 (TMBA) The question Jesus put to them, we should all put to ourselves when we begin to follow Him, What do we design and desire? 6:2 ) is, wherever it be. But now that the fulness of time was come, he was, after another manner, God manifested in the flesh. 18. What seek ye--gentle, winning question, remarkable as the Redeemer's first public utterance. (1-5) His Divine and human nature. John 1:11 (NAS) αὐτ. John 1:11 (CEB) It occurs only in the writings of this seraphic apostle. (19-28) Other testimonies of John concerning Christ. By his Divine presence Christ always was in the world. 49. John 1:11 (WEB) Let us pray without ceasing, that our eyes may be opened to behold this Light, that we may walk in it; and thus be made wise unto salvation, by faith in Jesus Christ. John 1:11 (TMB) beheld him--fixed his eyes on him, with significant gaze (as John 1:36 ). Observe the gradual ascent to still greater definiteness: ἦν, John 1:9; ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, John 1:10; εἰς τὰ ἴδια ἦλθε. 1 John 1:2: τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον.The adjective is an emphatic afterthought. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He had to be born into His own creation as a perfect Man and live a sinless life.. so that the innocent blood that pulsed round His human body could be spilt as the purchase price for the accumulated sin of the whole world. Hence Paul terms the Old Testament "shadow," while he calls the New Testament "substance" ( Colossians 2:17 ) [OLSHAUSEN]. 17. Here, then, it is merely alluded to, in contrast partly with His being in it, but still more with the reception He met with from it. The best way to remove false notions of religion, is to make trial of it. John came as a preacher of repentance, yet he told his followers that they were to look for the pardon of their sins to Jesus only, and to his death. now for ever consecrated title of Christ, this is not the place to speak. 42. brought him to Jesus--Happy brothers that thus do to each other! Jesus and his disciples have walked all that way. under the fig tree, &c.--where retirement for meditation and prayer was not uncommon [LIGHTFOOT]. John 1:37-51 . For four thousand years God had been progressing towards that point in history when His plan of redemption would finally come to fruition. This eternal Word, this true Light shines, but the darkness comprehends it not. John 1:19-36 . He came to the things that were His own, and His own people gave Him no welcome. He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. Heavenly Father how I thank You that You sent Jesus to become our kinsman-redeemer. . For we know that God uses both the good and the evil of this world to carry out His sovereign will. He came to his own [things], and his own [people] did not receive him. His glory was "spiritually discerned" ( 1 Corinthians 2:7-15 , 2 Corinthians 3:18 , 2 Corinthians 4:4 2 Corinthians 4:6 , 5:16 )--the glory of surpassing grace, love, tenderness, wisdom, purity, spirituality; majesty and meekness, richness and poverty, power and weakness, meeting together in unique contrast; ever attracting and at times ravishing the "babes" that followed and forsook all for Him. Yet it "was made by Him" ( John 1:3-5 ). Could you please elaborate or expound upon John 21:1-11. 11. his own—"His own" (property or possession), for the word is in the neuter gender. What Does 3 John 1:11 Mean? After each verse, then, the reader must say, "It was He who is thus, and thus, and thus described, who was made flesh.". It happened this way: 2. 8. not that John to have to explain that "he was not that Light!" He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts. John 1:15 . We find his purpose clearly stated in John 20:30-31. Verses 37-42 The strongest and most prevailing argument with an awakened soul to follow Christ, is, that it is he only who takes away sin. What the evangelist says of Christ proves that he is God. In the second chapter of John's gospel we have the account of the first miracle of our Lord. Verses 19-28 John disowns himself to be the Christ, who was now expected and waited for. John 1:11 (KJVA) So it is still. . Through Christ we commune with, and benefit by the holy angels; and things in heaven and things on earth are reconciled and united together. 28. He asserts, His existence in the beginning; His coexistence with the Father. Without any hesitation or uncertainty in his own breast. "By and by," says Jesus here, "ye shall see this communication between heaven and earth thrown wide open, and the Son of man the real Ladder of this intercourse.". John 1:11 (DBY) gave he power--The word signifies both authority and ability, and both are certainly meant here. 2. was Andrew--The other was doubtless our Evangelist himself. John 1:11 (CEBA) There is much pathos in this verse, which is considered by many to be one of the saddest verses in Scriptures - for the God Who created the world and everything in it and chose the nation of Israel to be His special people - returned to the place that He created and to the people that He chose as His inheritance - but His own received Him not. Answer: The answer to this question is found by first understanding the reason why John wrote his gospel. John 1:11 (NCV) John 1:11 (NRS) The Son of the Highest was here in this lower world. In the 15th chapter of John's gospel our Lord uses the beautiful symbol of the vine and its branches. His profession was not hypocritical. This encourages our faith; if Christ takes away the sin of the world, then why not my sin? To have done this once [BENGEL]. This includes the seventh and final "I Am" statement of the gospel of John. When he comes as a Judge, the world shall know him. of the world--not of Israel only, for whom the typical victims were exclusively offered. Christ came into the physical world He created, which was rightfully His.. and He came to the land where He had placed His name. He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. CHAPTER 1. He cam amonge his (awne) and his awne receaved him not. that taketh away--taketh up and taketh away. the darkness comprehended it not--did not take it in, a brief summary of the effect of all the strivings of this unincarnate Word throughout this wide world from the beginning, and a hint of the necessity of His putting on flesh, if any recovery of men was to be effected ( 1 Corinthians 1:21 ). and his own—"His own (people)"; for now the word is masculine. Now is the ( 2 Corinthians. He came to his own homeland, yet his own people did not receive him. He came to what was his own. He came to his own [things], and his own [people] did not receive him. It means the Jews, as the "peculiar people." He cam amonge his (awne) and his awne receaved him not. Some things weak, imperfect, and sinful, are found in all, but hypocrisy belongs not to a believer's character. He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. He was especially favoured with our Lord's regard and confidence, so as to be spoken of as the disciple whom Jesus loved. 38. But now, married to our nature, henceforth He is as personally conscious of all that is strictly human as of all that is properly divine; and our nature is in His Person redeemed and quickened, ennobled and transfigured. Was the Word eternal? The first words of Jesus had astonished, but this quite overpowered and won him. His great sensitiveness is touchingly shown in his representation of this first contact with the Lord; the circumstances are present to him in the minutest details; he still remembers the Very hour. The light came to his own people, and his own people didn't welcome him. 44. the city of Andrew and Peter--of their birth probably, for they seem to have lived at Capernaum ( Mark 1:29 ). They should examine for themselves, and they will sometimes find good where they looked for none. John 1:1 means that, unlike all other mortals, whose life begins when semen fertilizes an egg, Jesus lived … For this purpose, John was directed to select for his narrative, those passages of our Saviour's life, which most clearly displayed his Divine power and authority; and those of his discourses, in which he spake most plainly of his own nature, and of the power of his death, as an atonement for the sins of the world. received him not--nationally, as God's chosen witnesses. Bethabara--Rather, "Bethany" (according to nearly all the best and most ancient manuscripts); not the Bethany of Lazarus, but another of the same name, and distinguished from it as lying "beyond Jordan," on the east. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] John 3:16 may be the most famous verse in the Bible. It means the Jews, as the "peculiar people." Just as in the Gospel of John the author does not explicitly identify himself with the Apostle John, so here he prefers the designation the elder. Come and see--His second utterance, more winning still. 15. after me--in official manifestation. The man or woman whose life is a service of suffering is the one that has been prepared to die to self and live to Christ - presenting their body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto the Lord. In the beginning--of all time and created existence, for this Word gave it being ( John 1:3 John 1:10 ); therefore, "before the world was" ( John 17:5 John 17:24 ); or, from all eternity. was the Word--He who is to God what man's word is to himself, the manifestation or expression of himself to those without him. The question sprang from mere dread of mistake in a matter so vital. John 1:11 (KJV) In His Person all that Grace and Truth which had been floating so long in shadowy forms, and darting into the souls of the poor and needy its broken beams, took everlasting possession of human flesh and filled it full. This shows how well qualified he was for the work of our redemption and salvation. It agrees with God's glory to pardon all who depend on the atoning sacrifice of Christ. 1 John 1:3.An unholy κοινωνία. Let us seek and pray to be Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile; truly Christians, approved of Christ himself. . p. 157), and it was cited … (Anything lower than this His words cannot mean); that is, "My Successor is my Superior, for He was my Predecessor." in the bosom of the Father--A remarkable expression, used only here, presupposing the Son's conscious existence distinct from the Father, and expressing His immediate and most endeared access to, and absolute acquaintance with, Him. He went to his own people, and his own people didn't accept him. . of "The world that knew Him not" ( 1 John 3:1 ) is of course the intelligent world of mankind. For who would not worship Him who can bring him into the family, and evoke within him the very life, of the sons of God? We had to have a literal physical birth, into a literal physical world if we are to become literal, physical descendants of Adam, who was the first literal physical man. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 2:1-11 . John 1:11 (GW) John 1:1 – Meaning and Translation. This new birth is ( 1 Peter. Chapter Summary This passage begins with a celebrated analogy from Christ: the vine and the branches. τοῖς πον., cf. 2 John is being written to warn a “sister” congregation some distance away of the missionary efforts of the secessionist false teachers, and the dangers of wel… 50, 51. (15-18) John's public testimony concerning Christ. (43-51). before me--in rank and dignity. full of grace and truth--So it should read: "He dwelt among us full of grace and truth"; or, in Old Testament phrase, "Mercy and truth," denoting the whole fruit of God's purposes of love towards sinners of mankind, which until now existed only in promise, and the fulfilment at length of that promise in Christ; in one great word, "the SURE MERCIES of David" ( Isaiah 55:3 , Acts 13:34 ; compare 2 Samuel 23:5 ). 16. of his fulness--of "grace and truth," resuming the thread of John 1:14 . Those are self-condemned who judge others, and yet do the same thing. John 1:11 (WYC) Thus we are particularly well situated to understand something about the culture of the vine, how it grows, and how it produces fruit. made--brought into being. All who desire to profit by the word of God, must beware of prejudices against places, or denominations of men. Observe its compact simplicity, its sonorousness--"the world" resounding in each of its three members--and the enigmatic form in which it is couched, startling the reader and setting his ingenuity a-working to solve the stupendous enigma of Christ ignored in His own world. He came into his own things, and his received him not. But the most vivid commentary on this entire verse will be got by tracing (in His matchless history) Him of whom it speaks walking amidst all the elements of nature, the diseases of men and death itself, the secrets of the human heart, and "the rulers of the darkness of this world" in all their number, subtlety, and malignity, not only with absolute ease, as their conscious Lord, but, as we might say, with full consciousness on their part of the presence of their Maker, whose will to one and all of them was law. 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