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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 15


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 7

15:7 ask (a-14) Aiteo . see Note a, ch. 14.16.

Verse 8

15:8 this (b-2) 'In this' refers to what follows. no one, I think, can be familiar with John's writings and doubt it. Thus the Father is glorified and they become disciples of his. mine. (c-18) Perhaps more exactly, 'In this will my Father have been glorified that ye have borne much fruit, and ye will have become,' &c.

Verse 15

15:15 of (d-31) Para with gen.. see Note a, ch. 6.45.

Verse 18

15:18 know (e-6) Or 'ye know;' objective knowledge.

Verse 20

15:20 bondman (f-10) Doulos . see Note, Matthew 10:24 .

Verse 25

15:25 cause. (g-17) 'Gratuitously,' 'freely,' 'for nothing,' Psalms 35:19 and 69.4.

Verse 26

15:26 from (h-13) with (h-24) Para with gen.. see Note d, ch. 1.14.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on John 15". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.