We need 2 cookies to store this setting. 15. departed . John 20:30-31 COULD HAVE BEEN USED by John as a conclusion, but he did not so use them. (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. CHAPTER 6. Matthew 2:23; Mark 1:2; Acts 7:42; Acts 13:40. . 1 The *parable of the four soils 4:1-9. Whoso eateth . life--The whole burden of the discourse is "spirit," not mere flesh, and "life" in its highest, not its lowest sense, and the words I have employed are to be interpreted solely in that sense. 3. a mountain--somewhere in that hilly range which skirts the east side of the lake. . By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. . . 63. the flesh profiteth nothing--Much of His discourse was about "flesh"; but flesh as such, mere flesh, could profit nothing, much less impart that life which the Holy Spirit alone communicates to the soul. 19. they see Jesus--"about the fourth watch of the night" ( Matthew 14:25 , 6:48 ), or between three and six in the morning. 3 Jesus went up a mountain and sat there with his disciples. . Not that His ascension itself would stumble them more than His death, but that after recoiling from the mention of the one, they would not be in a state of mind to take in the other. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 49. Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?” He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve. "Ye seek Me not because ye saw the miracles"--literally, "the signs," that is, supernatural tokens of a higher presence, and a divine commission, "but because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled." )The immediate reference is to the LXX. John 1. 40. thirst--shall have conscious and abiding satisfaction. toward Capernaum--Mark says ( Mark 6:45 ), "unto Bethsaida," meaning "Bethsaida of Galilee" ( John 12:21 ), on the west side of the lake. translation of Isaiah 54:13, but the same thought runs through other passages of the prophets, as Jeremiah 31:34, and Joel 3:1 et seq.. raise him up, 45. written in the prophets--in Isaiah 54:13 , Jeremiah 31:33 Jeremiah 31:34 ; other similar passages may also have been in view. who can hear--submit to listen to it. dwelleth in me and I in him--As our food becomes incorporated with ourselves, so Christ and those who eat His flesh and drink His blood become spiritually one life, though personally distinct. They betray the Lord and the gospel by both their words and their actions.” (Boice). You can also change some of your preferences. may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day--This is the human side of the same thing as in the foregoing verse, and answering to "Him that cometh unto Me I will in no wise cast out"; that is, I have it expressly in charge that everyone that so "beholdeth" (so vieweth) the Son as to believe on Him shall have everlasting life; and, that none of Him be lost, "I will raise him up at the last, 41-46. Do we not know all about Him--where, when, and of whom He was born? Commentary on John 6:1-14 (Read John 6:1-14) John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. 57. Here it means that the writer is a leader in the church. Proud member In fact, only an eyewitness would be able to give such clear particulars as "about the tenth hour" (John 1:39), "six water pots of stone" (John 2:6) and "153 great fishes" (John 21:11). Luke 6; JAMES FOOTE. This chapter has been called a supplement, [1] an appendix, [2] an epilogue, [3] or a postscript, [4] by various scholars, some of whom insist that the Gospel ended with chapter 20; but this student has found no reason for dissociating it from the rest of the Gospel. (See John 1:18 , 5:26 ). Changes will take effect once you reload the page. except it were given him--plainly showing that by the Father's "drawing" ( John 6:44 ) was meant an internal and efficacious operation, for in recalling the statement here He says, it must be "given to a man to come" to Christ. 51. Hence their question, "What dost Thou work? . drawing nigh to the ship--yet as though He "would have passed by them," Mark 6:48 (compare Luke 24:28 , Genesis 18:3:5 , 32:24-26 ). Verse 1. 1. walked no more--Many a journey, it may be, they had taken with Him, but now they gave Him up finally! 60-65. no life, &c.--The harshest word He had yet uttered in their ears. Will ye also go away?--Affecting appeal! Yet even here a thoughtful hearer might find something to temper the harshness. Luke 6 Commentary; EASY ENGLISH. The truth really conveyed here is no other than that expressed in John 6:51 , though in more emphatic terms--that He Himself, in the virtue of His sacrificial death, is the spiritual and eternal life of men; and that unless men voluntarily appropriate to themselves this death, in its sacrificial virtue, so as to become the very life and nourishment of their inner man, they have no spiritual and eternal life at all. This was said, adds the Evangelist, not merely of the outer but of the inner circle of His disciples; for He knew the traitor, though it was not yet time to expose him. 22-24. . For the bread of God is he, &c.--This verse is perhaps best left in its own transparent grandeur--holding up the Bread Itself as divine, spiritual, and eternal; its ordained Fountain and essential Substance, "Him who came down from heaven to give it" (that Eternal Life which was with the Father and was manifested unto us, 1 John 1:2 ); and its designed objects, "the world.". Jews murmured--muttered, not in our Lord's hearing, but He knew it ( John 6:43 , John 2:25 ). (3-11) Christians addressed as little children, young men, and fathers. (45) It is written in the prophets. and drink the blood . It could mean that the people respected him as amature man. They asked how it was possible to eat His flesh. John 6:1-13 . Jesus teaches by means of *parables 4:1-34. To ask in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to depend upon that plea. He says they must not only "eat His flesh" but "drink His blood," which could not but suggest the idea of His death--implied in the separation of one's flesh from his blood. He that eateth . Preparation for the miracle. Howbeit, &c.--"Howbeit," adds the Evangelist, in a lively parenthesis, "there came other boats from Tiberias" (which lay near the southwest coast of the lake), whose passengers were part of the multitude that had followed Jesus to the east side, and been miraculously fed; these boats were fastened somewhere (says the Evangelist) nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks--thus he refers to the glorious "miracle of the loaves"--and now they were put in requisition to convey the people back again to the west side. 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