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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 12

Introduction

1:2 He (c-1) In John, the personal pronoun, generally emphatic in Greek where inserted, is used so constantly that it can hardly be considered such in many cases, but certain instances which are considered to be more definitely emphatic are given in italics. The same spirit of emphasis causes the very frequent use of ekeinos for the third person ('he,' 'they,' c.). Its sense is 'that,' contrasted with 'this,' and hence is emphatic as 'that man' in English, sometimes having the sense of 'such a one as that.' A number of cases where this word also is used emphatically have also been indicated.

Verse 3

12:3 pure (b-10) Or 'liquid;' a word difficult of interpretation, but most likely 'pure.' see Note, Mark 14:3 .

Verse 7

12:7 burial; (c-17) i.e. it was now the time. see ch. 19.40. The word is used in Genesis 50:2 (LXX) for embalmment in Hebrew.

Verse 9

12:9 was (a-11) Lit. 'is.'

Verse 11

12:11 on (d-13) Eis . see Note, 2 Timothy 1:12 .

Verse 13

12:13 Israel. (e-28) See Psalms 118:26 .

Verse 14

12:14 written, (f-14) See Zechariah 9:9 .

Verse 17

12:17 because (g-10) Or 'that.'

Verse 20

12:20 worship (h-14) Proskuneo . see Matthew 4:10 .

Verse 35

12:35 overtake (a-25) The sense is 'overtake so as to seize upon,' as Mark 9:18 , 1 Thessalonians 5:4 .

Verse 36

12:36 in (b-7) Eis . see ver. 11.

Verse 37

12:37 on (b-14) Eis . see ver. 11.

Verse 38

12:38 fulfilled, (c-13) See Isaiah 53:1 .

Verse 39

12:39 again, (d-11) See Isaiah 6:9-10 .

Verse 42

12:42 on (b-10) Eis . see ver. 11.

Verse 43

12:43 God. (e-11) Lit. 'the glory of men ... the glory of God.'

Verse 44

12:44 on (b-9) on (b-13) Eis . see ver. 11.

Verse 45

12:45 beholds (f-4) As ch. 6.40.

Verse 46

12:46 on (b-14) Eis . see ver. 11.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on John 12". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/john-12.html. 1857-67.