And he, when he is come, will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. The words do not mean that the Holy Spirit will fully guide them into truth, but that He will be their guide into the fulness of truth. John 16:13 - bibleref.co. John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Likewise He would send the disciples ( John 20:21). As I think these words were intended for the suppression of all worldly ambition and lordly conduct in the apostles and their successors in the ministry, therefore I think the original word αποϚολος, should be translated apostle, rather than he that is sent, because the former rendering ascertains and determines the meaning better. Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come Of this character of the Spirit, see ( John 14:17) .His coming, as before, intends more especially his descent on the apostles at Pentecost; though what is here said of him is true of his office, and of his operations on other persons, and at other times: (See under John 15:27 and John 16:4.) John 16:13 "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come." John 13:16. ἀμὴν, ἀμήν, verily, verily) The force of this affirmation belongs to John 13:17, “If ye know these things, happy are ye, if ye do them.”— μείζων, greater) Nor ought he to refuse to do the same things, and submit to the same things. John 16 English Standard Version 1 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. The apostles, overwhelmed with the sorrowful implications of the Lord's departure for themselves, were not considering the implications of that departure for the Lord himself. The servant is not greater than his lord - Christ has ennobled the acts of humility by practising them himself. The world's hatred of the apostles would never be abated by the mere penalty of excommunication; they would be murdered. Regarding the Trinitarian nature of this passage, Dummelow said: Tenney also saw in this verse the concept of the Trinity, writing: [16] J. R. Dummelow, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937), p. 802. Comparative adjective of μεγας — megas (greater) followed by the ablative case κυριου — kuriou (contrast between slave, lord) and του πεμπσαντος — tou pempsantos [articular participle of πεμπω — pempō to send, with contrast with apostle, “one sent” (αποστολος — apostolos) from αποστελλω — apostellō ]. John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. In Luke 6:40 the contrast is between the pupil and the teacher, though some pupils consider themselves superior to the teacher. These are indeed proverbial sayings, which admit of a far more extensive application, but which ought to be accommodated to the case in hand. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Likewise, his departure to be with the Father was revealed here as an act of his own volition. John 16:13 - But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. Ignoring or bypassing the name of the One Mediator between God and man is presumptuously sinful. '"[4] Here, Jesus taught that disciples should not hold themselves above performing menial tasks for each other. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. This is a verse of nearly incredible importance in the proper understanding of Christianity. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. Christ also revealed here that their murder would be motivated by religious considerations. Christ washed his disciples’ feet, though he knew that the Father had given all things into his hands, &c., as is expressly and for this very purpose noted here by the evangelist, John 13:3. A little while, and ye behold me no more; and again a little while, and ye shall see me. 13 "However, when He, o the Spirit of truth, has come, p He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. They would ask Jesus nothing, that is, in the ordinary sense of inquiring of a human teacher. These would appear plain enough after Pentecost; but, meanwhile, the heart of all of Jesus' teachings might have been called "dark sayings." All such previous words, however, were understood by the apostles in a frame of reference to themselves as part of a company led by Jesus. Search results for 'John 16:13' using the 'New King James'. Here are the two fundamentals of man's spiritual condition and the two options, or alternatives, open to him. The Spirit will "convict" the whole world by witnessing the truth to the whole creation; but every man, through the exercise of his own free will, will determine his own destiny by his reaction to the truth, either receiving it or rejecting it. Regarding this word, Westcott noted that: The issue of whether the world will or will not receive the truth is not treated here. John 17:18). Do ye now believe? The most poisonous errors have been widely held and devoutly believed by Christians of all generations, thus leaving an intolerable burden upon any view that would make these precious words a promise to all believers. Etc., etc.SIZE>. Adam Clarke Commentary And the Word was made flesh - That very person who was in the beginning - who was with God - and who was God, John 1:1, in the fullness of time became flesh - became incarnated by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin. 20:20). 14 He will () glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. Note on John 14:17.. John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels. His point was that no disciple of His should think it beneath him or her to serve others since Hebrews, the master and sender, had humbled Himself to serve. This repeated (John 15:27) phrase is of the utmost consequence, limiting the application of this discourse to the apostles, and making it inapplicable to Christians of all ages, except in a secondary and limited sense. John 13:16 - Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. He had overcome the world by overcoming the world's prince, Satan; he had overcome by rejecting the world's value-judgments; he had overcome by a perfect willingness to endure the worst the world could bring upon him without retreating from one word of his holy teachings; he had overcome by steadfast refusal to yield to the world's temptations of lust and pride; he had overcome the world by living a life of total innocence and perfection and, at the same time, a life of total power, authority, and effectiveness. John and James' mother was Salome (Math. The Resurrection of Jesus and Breathing of the Holy Spirit (John 20). The subjective "feelings" of spirituals in all ages have been erroneously received as gospel truth, and the ravages of this error have been phenomenal. into all the truth. Personal pronouns referring to the Holy Spirit throughout these pages emphasize the personal nature of the Spirit. In Matthew 10:24 Jesus uses both forms of the saying (pupil and slave). Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. Gaebelein's explicit words on this are helpful. If this word "guide" indicates (from its suggestion of a journey) a progression, in some degree, beyond the actual words of Christ, it was strictly limited to the apostles. Hebrews, the master and sender, had humbled Himself to serve. Occurs 81 times, always translated "apostle", except here, 2 Corinthians 8:23, and Philippians 2:25. Finally in chapter 20 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and explains that He has not yet ascended to His Father (John 20:17 a), and tells her to inform His ‘brothers’ that, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God’ (John 20:17 b). Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? In the world ... in me ... Not even the apostles could receive the peace of God apart from being "in Christ." Once applied to the Lord (Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:7). (John 14:5), or "Show us the Father" (John 14:8), or "Lord, what has happened that thou art about to manifest thyself to us and not to the world?" Paul's comments supplement what Jesus says in John 16:13, as some of the verbs in this sentence demonstrate that free moral agency on our part is still involved. "Guide," "speak," and "tell" show that God has chosen to persuade rather than force us. The apostles fully understood what Jesus meant here. Cross References John 14:17 The Spirit also convicts of righteousness by revealing the mystery of how a man may acquire a righteousness not his own, that being the righteousness of Christ, available to all who receive and obey the gospel, thus being inducted "into Christ," and identified with Christ as Christ. '"[4] Paul himself, before his conversion, was a conspicuous example of this very type of persecutor. Wicked men, living lives of conformity to the will of their prince (Satan) behold in Christ the rejection by Almighty God of their principles of judgment. The eighteenth occurance of this solemn expression. John 16:13 13 However , when He , o the Spirit of truth , has come , p He will guide you into all truth ; for He will not speak on His own authority , but whatever He hears He will speak ; … Three more occurances in this chapter: John 13:20, John 13:21, John 13:38. servant = bond-servant. Only in the matter of prophesying future events would it appear that the Holy Spirit empowered the apostles apart from the exact words of Jesus, and even this may not have been done except in the same manner as that of Old Testament prophets. This is my answer to John 16:13-14 and I think it will help you to undrstand how the spirit is a person. In all petitions to the Father, the name of Jesus Christ should be mentioned as the ground of the petitioner's right to be heard. Christ's death, burial, and resurrection condemned the value-judgments of men. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . John 16:13. [4] Tertullian, De Fuge in Persecutione, The Ante-Nicene Fathers (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1951), Vol. (3) Finally, the dark sayings proved in the long run to be more memorable and effective than any other method could have been. These things have I spoken unto you, that in me, ye may have peace. These words seem to have been spoken more in wonderment and tenderness, rather than in censure. John 16:13. John 16:13 13 When t the Spirit of truth comes , u he will v guide you into all the truth , for he will not speak on his own authority , but w whatever he hears he will speak , and he will declare to you the things that are to come . 7. An aphorism is a concise definition or statement of a principle. Again, there is the limitation that the Spirit shall not speak "from himself," thus prohibiting the notion that the Holy Spirit would initiate new doctrine, formulate new truth, or announce new teachings in any manner beyond or in addition to the "all truth" Jesus had already delivered to the apostles (John 13:3; 16:15). The servant is not greater than his Lord; it is enough that he be as his Lord, which was a common phrase among the Jews; See Gill on Matthew 10:24, Matthew 10:25; and as it is there made use of, to inform the disciples they must expect persecution, and to encourage them to bear it with patience; here it is designed to engage to humility; for if a master condescends to perform such an action, much more may a servant: neither he that is sent, is greater than he that sent him. John 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. And Jesus perceived that they were desirous to ask him, and he said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, A little while, and ye behold me not, and again a little while, and ye shall see me? The name Apostle (he that is sent) Jesus confers in Luke 6:13 upon His twelve disciples. This is also a way of speaking in use among the Jews; "R. Meir says,F26Bereshit Rabba, fol. Nevertheless ... shows that this reference to the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-15) follows naturally the situation of sorrow and depression of the apostles. The true glory of a Christian consists in being, in his measure, as humble as his Lord. The servant is not greater, &c.] This answers all our exceptions against brotherly offices: I am his elder, better, greater than he, &c. But which of us can say, I am a god? What a wealth of spiritual truth is found in these precious words of the Lord. Read full chapter We know not what he saith. Gibbon recorded a remarkable incident from one of the crusades in which: Pitiful? No man has access except "in the beloved" (Ephesians 1:6). Utterly no human consolation would be available for the Son of God when he would "tread the winepress alone" (Isaiah 63:3) to redeem men from sin. There is also here the mention of their joy being made full, and that hardly fits in with the idea of a reprimand. John 16:13. John 16:13 13 But when he , the Spirit of truth , a comes , he will guide you into all the truth . He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive ... Read verse in New International Version John 16:13 New King James Version (NKJV). Click the verse above to see a high-resolution version and continue reading the passage. This deep reverence and reluctance on their part contrasts with the free and easy familiarity of some whose very prayers seem to be saying, "Look, Old Buddy, Buddy, we want you to bless us.". There are two ways of understanding this: (1) as a reprimand of the apostles because of their prior failure to pray in Jesus' name, or (2) a mere statement of their habit up to that time, and mentioned only with a view to changing it. John 16:13 Common English Bible (CEB). The Spirit of God would never cease from Pentecost and ever afterward to convict the world of what righteousness really is. This chapter concludes the discourse leading up to the great intercessory prayer. 4:21-22; Mark 1:19-20; Luke 5:10-11). An oft-repeated saying (see the note at Matthew 10:24). on StudyLight.org John 1:31 - I did not recognize Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water.' Jesus had often predicted his Passion, as recorded three times in Matthew; and here is another plain reference to the impending death and the rejoicing with which it would be hailed by his enemies. John 16:13 ESV. Proverbs 16:13 - Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved. The Trinitarian concept of three persons in the Godhead is in these verses. The scattering of the apostles, the smiting of the Shepherd, the Saviour's being left alone, and his comment that he would not be really alone, for God was with him - the thoughts that tug at the heart as one contemplates such events on the night of our Saviour's Gethsemane with the cross looming on the morrow are wholly tragic. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. It has the whole world in view (John 16:1-11) with its relation to the Holy Spirit, emphasis upon the Spirit's relation to the apostles (John 16:12-15), and final remarks before the great prayer (John 16:25-33). However, as Hendriksen noted, there were still some dark waters to be crossed. 16. These "dark sayings" should not be alleged as an excuse for unbelief, because there was far more than enough to make the true meaning clear for all who would apply themselves to find it. from what is written in Psalm 91:11, he that is kept, is greater than he that keeps: says R. Judah, which is greatest, he that carries, or he that is carried? This is a strong way of asseveration, and is used when anything of moment and importance, and worthy of attention and observation is delivered. [14] Arno C. Gaebelein, op. John 16:15 - All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. He knew their weakness and promptly moved to strengthen them and warn them against the awesome events that were rushing upon them. (John 16:18). Jesus' sending of the Spirit was the same as the Father's sending him. Turning, now, from the work of the Spirit as it concerned the world, Christ spoke of the work of the Spirit within the apostles. John 16:13 • John 16:13 NIV • John 16:13 NLT • John 16:13 ESV • John 16:13 NASB • John 16:13 KJV • John 16:13 Commentaries • John 16:13 Bible Apps • John 16:13 Biblia Paralela • John 16:13 Chinese Bible • John 16:13 French Bible • John 16:13 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub The reason for this was complex: (1) It was a fulfillment of prophecy. Rivers of living water would spring up within the believer. ; but, before the night was over, Jesus would declare flatly that he was the Christ, the Son of the Blessed, and that his enemies would behold him sitting on the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven (Mark 14:62). on StudyLight.org Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you. Only God could have exhibited such behavior upon such an occasion and in such a circumstance. The sinful and fatal shortcoming of many prayers is that they are offered in no name at all, pleading no connection whatever with Christ who died for us, and having the effect of: "God, we want all this. Cancel. All such uncertainties would disappear in the light of the events which would, in a matter of hours, be unfolded. [21] William Hendriksen, Exposition of the Gospel according to John (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1961), II, p. 335. John 1:31 - I did not recognize Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water.' And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you. Excommunicated persons were held to be worse than pagans and were the object of total rejection and hatred. - James Burton Coffman, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient. Note on the expedience of Jesus' departure out of this world: The establishment of a worldwide religion with benefits of salvation from sin and eternal life for all humanity would have been impossible if the head of it had remained on earth, limited by earthly conditions, physically present at only one place at a time, inaccessible unless approached through other men (as did the Greeks, John 12:21,22), dependent upon human systems of communication, and his every contact with humanity subjected to monitoring and interpretation by human aides with their inevitable taint of fallibility and bias. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to … These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be caused to stumble. The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. (John 13:36), or "How can we know the way?" Jesus here enforces the dignity of service. Such a proposition as the following is absolutely untenable: The Lord did not promise that the Spirit would guide "us" into all truth, but "them," the blessed apostles; and, as for the notion that arrogant, selfish, secular, materialistic Christendom, as now almost universally constituted, has a "fuller apprehension" of truth than the apostles of Jesus Christ that notion has all but destroyed Christianity from the earth. The analogy here strongly resembles some of the parables found in the synoptics. In fact, this Gospel, written so long after the synoptics, has deeper insight into the mysteries of the kingdom of God than appears in them; but even here, the Holy Spirit did not go beyond what Jesus said, the greater insight resulting from more extended study of Jesus' words. The servant is not greater than his lord — Nor therefore ought to think much of either doing or suffering the same things. From the fact that the Lord uses that name, we gather that the phrase, general in its form, is used with a special reference to the disciples. John 1:32 - John testified saying, 'I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. The question troubling the apostles was the apparently contradictory statements (1) that Jesus would go to the Father, and (2) the declaration that "in a little while" they should see him. John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. This also prophetically referred to the ascension and resumption by Christ of that glory he had with the Father before the world was. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. All spiritual blessings in the heavenly places are in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). John 16:13 Context. As a result, John 16:13 is an important passage because it helps us avoid two common mistakes. on StudyLight.org The world's traditional values were set aside by God's judgment of the cross; and the prince of this world has been summarily judged and condemned, and all who follow him shall partake of his judgment and destiny. The cross indeed bruised the heel of the seed of woman, but it bruised the head of Satan. Jesus Is The Son Of God. Introduction. Loving the praise of men more than the praise of God was fatal to believers in Jesus' day (John 12:42); and it is beyond question fatal to fall into the same error today. [3] Alfred Barnes, Notes on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1954), p. 344. "[19] Perhaps Westcott's device of making the meaning include all three is the best way to understand it. John 16:13 New International Version (NIV) 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. 13 When () the Spirit of truth comes, () he will () guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but () whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. Introduction. John 13, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in … Strangely, the supernatural understanding of what was in the apostles' hearts seems from these words to have been more convincing to them than even the raising of Lazarus. But these things have I spoken unto you, that when the hour is come, ye may remember them, how that I told you. Except one eat the flesh and drink the blood, etc. [9] B. F. Westcott, The Gospel according to St. John (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1971), p. 228. As Barnes put it: Dummelow tells us that "There is a Jewish saying, `Every one that sheddeth the blood of the wicked, is as he that offereth a sacrifice. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. on StudyLight.org John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. This would be fulfilled before the night was over. The errors grounded here are colossal, and the general misunderstanding of it has perverted millions of disciples. As Barnes said: The apostles were still full of Jewish traditions; and such ideas as the total replacement of Judaism by Christianity, the cessation of the sacrifices, and the elimination of circumcision and the office of the high priest these were some of the things they could not have understood at the moment, although Jesus had indeed told them all things. Which is the very phrase here used by Christ; and his meaning is this, that if it was not below him, who had chose and called, and sent them forth as his apostles, to wash their feet, they who were sent by him, should not disdain to wash one another's. Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come Of this character of the Spirit, see ( John 14:17) .His coming, as before, intends more especially his descent on the apostles at Pentecost; though what is here said of him is true of his office, and of his operations on other persons, and at other times: Choose a verse from 'John 16' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org John 16:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 16:13, NIV: "But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come." General Search for 'John 16:13' within '' on StudyLight.org. For practically all of his ministry, Jesus had presented himself as God come in the flesh, but he had categorically avoided (except in specific instances) saying plainly that he was the Christ, preferring to speak of the "True Vine," "the Good Shepherd," "The Son of man," etc. [13] G. Campbell Morgan, op. "In the world ..." is the opposite state of being unsaved, without hope and without God in the world. Now, of course, it is true that "in the name of Christ" is not a magic formula, but a prayer thus concluded is properly concluded. The Old Testament prophet had written, "Smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered" (Zechariah 13:7), and Mark (Mark 14:27) identified the scattering of the apostles during the Passion as the fulfillment of that prophecy.

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