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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 6

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

6:3 mountain, (c-7) The mountain country. see Note, Matthew 5:1 .

Verse 10

6:10 men (d-6) Anthropos . 'mankind.' men (e-18) Aner . 'men' in contrast to women. see Matthew 14:21 ; 1 Corinthians 11:3 .

Verse 14

6:14 men (d-2) Anthropos . 'mankind.'

Verse 15

6:15 to (f-8) Or 'about to.'

Verse 29

6:29 on (a-16) Eis . see Note, 2 Timothy 1:12 .

Verse 31

6:31 written, (b-12) Psalms 78:24 and Neh, 9.15.

Verse 33

6:33 of (c-12) Ek . see Note, ch. 3.31.

Verse 35

6:35 on (a-24) Eis . see Note, 2 Timothy 1:12 . never (d-18) never (d-27) A strengthened negative. The words, 'at any time,' apply to both clauses.

Verse 37

6:37 All (e-1) Lit. 'whatever.'

Verse 38

6:38 from (f-6) Some authorities read 'out of' -- ek .

Verse 40

6:40 on (a-18) Eis . see Note, 2 Timothy 1:12 . sees (g-13) Or 'beholds' ( theoreo ), as ver. 62, chs. 7.3; 8.51; 12.45; 14.17,19; 16.16.

Verse 45

6:45 prophets, (h-6) Isaiah 54:13 . from (a-20) Para with a genitive (as 'of' God, ver. 46). It is what is received directly from the Father. I add 'himself' that its immediateness may be felt, which is the point of the sentence.

Verse 46

6:46 of (b-13) Para with genitive. 'from with.'

Verse 52

6:52 flesh (c-14) Or 'give us flesh.'

Verse 54

6:54 eats (d-3) Present participle. so in vers. 56,57,58. It is characteristic. he is the 'eater' of this divine food.

Verse 57

6:57 account (e-12) account (e-25) Dia with the accusative is not simply 'by' or 'through,' and here it is evident that it is important to be accurate. The sense is 'by reason of what the Father is and his living;' 'I live by reason of his being and living.'

Verse 67

6:67 Will (f-7) Not simply the act, but the will to do it. 'Is it your will or disposition?' 'Do ye also wish to go away?'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on John 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/john-6.html. 1857-67.