Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

John 14:25

"These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Thompson Chain Reference - Future, the;   Heaven;   Heavenly;   Holy Spirit;   Home;   Spirit;   The Topic Concordance - Antichrist;   Comfort;   Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;   Government;   Holy Spirit;   Jesus Christ;   Love;   Peace;   Resurrection;   Sending and Those Sent;   Teaching;   Trouble;   Will of God;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Canon;   Inspiration;   Teacher;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Christ, Christology;   Comfort;   Counselor;   Faith;   Follow, Follower;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Holy Ghost;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Security of the Believer;   Spirit;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Advocate;   Children (Sons) of God;   God;   Holy Spirit;   John, Theology of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Commission;   Death of Christ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Fruit;   Holy ghost;   Pentecost;   Samuel;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ascension;   Trinity;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Have I spoken - For your consolation and guidance. But, though he had said so many things to console them, yet the Spirit would be given also as their Comforter and Guide.

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Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

These things have I spoken unto you, while yet abiding with you.

Recognizing the limitations of disciples like Thaddeus, the Lord again returned to his promise of the Holy Spirit, stressing the fact that the Spirit would bring to their "remembrance" all of those things they were finding it so difficult to understand. Thus there is an imperative connection between this second of the Paraclete sayings and the total context in which it lies, thus showing how groundless are such fantastic guessings as those of Windisch (see under John 14:17, above).

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on John 14:25". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/john-14.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

These things have I spoken unto you,.... Concerning his Father, and his Father's house, and the way to both; concerning his being in the father, and the Father in him; concerning keeping his commandments, and the advantages and benefits following upon it:

being, says he,

yet present with you; which is a strong intimation that in a little time he should not be present with them; and that whilst he was present with them, he was desirous of saying such things to them in a brief compendious manner, as they were able to bear; which might be of future use and instruction to them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on John 14:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

8 These things have I spoken unto you, being [yet] present with you.

(8) It is the duty and responsibility of the Holy Spirit to imprint in the minds of the elect, in their times and seasons, that which Christ once said.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on John 14:25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/john-14.html. 1599-1645.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Have I spoken (λελαληκαlelalēka). Perfect active indicative of λαλεωlaleō for permanent keeping (τηρεωtēreō John 14:23).

While yet abiding with you (παρ υμιν μενωνpar' humin menōn). Present active participle, no “yet” (ετιeti) in the Greek, “while remaining beside (παρpar') you” before departing for the coming of the other Paraclete.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 14:25". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/john-14.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Vincent's Word Studies

Being yet present ( μένων )

Rev., stronger and more literally, while yet abiding.

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on John 14:25". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/john-14.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.

The Fourfold Gospel

These things have I spoken unto you, while [yet] abiding with you.
    John 14:25,26

  1. These things have I spoken unto you, being [yet] abiding with you. The word "spoken" stands in contrast with the word "teach" in plan of salvation through the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord was yet incomplete, all the words which he had spoken were but dimly understood, since they were related to and founded upon this incomplete plan.

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on John 14:25". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/john-14.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Сие сказал вам. Христос добавляет эту фразу, чтобы ученики не отчаялись, даже если меньше, чем надо, преуспели в вере. Христос сеял семена учения, которое до поры заглушалось в душах учеников. Итак, Он увещевает их к надежде, покуда учение, кажущееся сейчас бесплодным, не принесет свои плоды. В итоге, Христос свидетельствует: учение, которое слышали ученики, даст им обильный повод для утешения, и нет нужды искать это утешение в другом месте. Если же не все им теперь ясно, Он повелевает им быть терпеливыми, доколе Дух, внутренний Учитель, не повторит то же самое в их сердцах. Весьма полезное наставление: если мы не сразу понимаем все, сказанное Христом, то в нас возникает скука, и нам лень заниматься исследованием неясных вопросов. Однако, если мы хотим успевать в школе Божией, нам надо стать обучаемыми, слушать и сохранять внимание. Особенно важно терпение, покуда Дух не откроет нам того, что раньше мы, кажется, напрасно слушали и читали. Поэтому, пусть в нас не ослабевает усердие к учению, и не будем впадать в отчаяние, если не сразу понимаем смысл сказанного Христом. Да познаем, что слова «Дух [...] напомнит вам все, что Я говорил» обращены ко всем нам. И Исаия угрожает неверующим карой (29:11), говоря, что Слово Божие будет для них полностью закрыто. Однако Господь даже таким способом смиряет Своих людей. Поэтому надо терпеливо и спокойно ожидать время откровения, и не пренебрегать Словом Божиим. Кроме того, Христос, свидетельствует: служение Святого Духа – учить апостолов тому, что они уже слышали из Его уст. Отсюда следует, что проповедь будет недействительной и никчемной, если ей не сопутствует учительство Духа. Итак, Бог учит Своих двояким образом. Устами людей Он обращается к нашему слуху, а Духом Своим пробуждает нас изнутри. Он делает это иногда одновременно, а иногда и в разное время, как Ему угодно. Заметь, чему именно Дух по Его обещанию будет Учителем. Он напомнит, что Я говорил вам. Отсюда следует, что Дух не создатель новых откровений. Одной этой фразой следует опровергать все измышления, которые под предлогом учительства Духа сатана от начала и до наших времен пытался ввести в Церковь. Магомет и папа исповедуют одинаковый вероучительный принцип: в Писании не содержится окончательного учения, и кое-что Дух открывает нам дополнительно. Из того же источника в наше время черпают свои безумства анабаптисты и либертинцы. Однако мошенническим, не Христовым будет дух, который внушает нечто чуждое Евангелию. Ибо Христос обещал Духа, подтверждающего и как бы подписывающего евангельское учение. Что же означает посланничество Духа от Отца во имя Христово, я объяснил выше.

 

 

 

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John Trapp Complete Commentary

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

Ver. 25. These things have I spoken unto you] And truly I may seem to have spoken to small purpose ( verba quid incassum non proficientia perdo?) by anything that you have yet profited. But cast not away your confidence that hath so great recompence of reward. For the Comforter shall be your remembrancer, and cause your memories (as the sea doth) to cast up your dead notions, &c., as John 14:26.

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Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have a repeated promise of the mission of the Holy Ghost, called The Comforter, and his special office declared; namely, to teach, and to bring to remembrance what Christ had taught; He shall teach you all things. As the Spirit of God is the great Comforter, so he is the Special Teacher, of his children; he teacheth condescendingly, stooping to the meanest capacities; he teacheth efficaciously, inclinging the heart to receive instruction, as well as opening the ear to hear it: he teacheth plainly and clearly, unerringly and infallibly; he is truth itself, and therefore his teachings are most true.

And as the Holy Spirit is the saint's Teacher, so is he also their Remembrancer: He shall bring all things to your remembrance; that is, all truths needful to be known, and necessary to salvation.

Here note, That the Holy Spirit teaches nothing but what Christ himself taught; the Spirit teaches in the word, and by the word, but never teaches any thing contrary to the word: He shall teach and bring to remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you.

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Burkitt, William. "Commentary on John 14:25". Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/john-14.html. 1700-1703.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

25.] λελάληκα is proleptic, referring, as εἶπον (John 14:26), to the futures, διδάξει and ὑπομνήσει. Meyer supposes that a pause took place here, and the Lord looks back on what He had said to them. But this does not seem so natural.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on John 14:25". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/john-14.html. 1863-1878.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:25. ταῦτα, these things) not any more.— λελάληκα, I have spoken) Therefore the Word of Jesus Christ is the word of faith: it is for this reason that He so often saith, λελάληκα, εἴρηκα, εἶπον, I have said [it (or these things), as a thing established once for all, the word of faith]. He said to the disciples, at the time of His staying with them, different things from what He said at the time of His departure; ch. John 16:4, “These things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.”

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Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

That is, as to his bodily presence: For more than three years I have been fulfilling a ministry amongst you, and have spoken many things to you.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

25.These things have I spoken—In these two verses, 25 and 26, we seem to have a summary and close of the train of thought. Glancing the mind’s eye over his own discourse, Jesus presents it as a whole as uttered by himself being yet present. His personal presence and his living voice were yet with them, and he now places this personal teaching in preparatory contrast with that of the spiritual Paraclete whom the Father will send.

 

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Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

“I have spoken these things to you while abiding with you”.

These words signal the end of His own personal ministry to them. They will no more benefit from His earthly presence and teaching. He has shared their lives and watched over them, corrected them and guided them, but now He will do so in the flesh no more.

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Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:25. These things have I spoken unto you while abiding with you. We now enter upon a new part of the discourse, in which the leading idea is the strength to be afforded to the disciples after the departure of their Lord. It is important to notice that this is bestowed upon them not merely as disciples, but as disciples about to be sent forth to occupy their Master’s place, and to do His work. During the absence of their Master the Advocate shall be with them.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on John 14:25". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/john-14.html. 1879-90.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

John 14:25. , implying that this abiding and teaching were now at an end.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on John 14:25". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/john-14.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

being yet present = abiding. Greek. mend. A characteristic word in John"s Gospel. See p. 1511. Same word as "abide", John 14:16, and "dwell", verses: John 14:10, John 14:17.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on John 14:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present, [ menoon (G3306)] with you - or 'while yet abiding with you.'

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on John 14:25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-14.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(25) These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.—Better, . . . while abiding with you. He was about to depart from them. He had been speaking to them words which they found it hard to understand. He now pauses in His teaching, and proceeds to tell them of the Holy Spirit who should interpret His words to them.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on John 14:25". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/john-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
have
29; 13:19; 15:11; 16:1-4,12; 17:6-8
Reciprocal: 1 Timothy 6:13 - who quickeneth

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Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

25.These things I have spoken to you. He adds this, that they may not despair, though they may have profited less than they ought to have done; for at that time he scattered a seed of doctrine, which lay hidden, and, as it were, suffocated in the disciples. He therefore exhorts them to entertain good hopes, until fruit be yielded by the doctrine which might now appear to be useless. In short, he testifies that in the doctrine which they had heard they have abundant ground of consolation, and that they ought not to seek it anywhere else. And if they do not immediately see it, he bids them be of good courage, until the Holy Spirit, who is the inward Teacher, speak the same thing in their hearts. This admonition is highly useful to all; for, if we do not immediately understand what Christ teaches, we begin to grow weary, and grudge to bestow unprofitable labor on what is obscure. But we must bring an eager desire to receive instruction; we must lend our ears and give attention, if we desire to make due proficiency in the school of God; and especially we need patience, until the Holy Spirit enable us to understand what we thought that we had often read or heard to no purpose. That the desire of learning may not be weakened in us, or that we may not fall into despair, when we do not immediately perceive the meaning of Christ speaking to us, let us know that this is spoken to us all.

The Holy Spirit will bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you. It is indeed a punishment threatened by Isaiah against unbelievers, that the Word of God shall be to them as a book that is sealed, (Isaiah 29:11) but in this manner, also, the Lord frequently humbles his people. We ought, therefore, to wait patiently and mildly for the time of revelation, and must not, on that account, reject the word. When Christ testifies that it is the peculiar office of the Holy Spirit to teach the apostles what they had already learned from his mouth, it follows that the outward preaching will be vain and useless, if it be not accompanied by the teaching of the Spirit. God has therefore two ways of teaching; for, first, he sounds in our ears by the mouth of men; and, secondly, he addresses us inwardly by his Spirit; and he does this either at the same moment, or at different times, as he thinks fit.

But observe what are all these things which he promises that the Spirit will teach. He will suggest, he says, or bring to your remembrance, all that I have said. Hence it follows, that he will not be a builder of new revelations. By this single word we may refute all the inventions which Satan has brought into the Church from the beginning, under the pretense of the Spirit. Mahomet and the Pope agree in holding this as a principle of their religion, that Scripture does not contain a perfection of doctrine, but that something loftier has been revealed by the Spirit. From the same point the Anabaptists and Libertines, in our own time, have drawn their absurd notions. But the spirit that introduces any doctrine or invention apart from the Gospel is a deceiving spirit, and not the Spirit of Christ. What is meant by the Spirit being sent by the Father in the name of Christ, I have already explained.

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