John 4-5

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John 4:50

Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. (use)

John 4:46

So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. (use)

Sometimes the Lord allows you to have a need in order to cause you to seek Him.

Mitchell, J.G., 1982. An Everlasting Love: A Devotional Study of the Gospel of John.

John 4:48

So Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." (use)

The nobleman represents typically Israel. The word the Lord addressed to him fits that nation. "Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." How different from Samaria, where He did no miracle and yet they believed.

Gaebelein, A., 1922. Arno Gaebelein Annotated Bible.

Numbers 14:11

And the LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me? And how long will they not believe in me, in spite of all the signs that I have done among them? (use)

This miracle is a notable instance of our Lord 'not quenching the smoking flax:' just as His reproof of the Samaritan woman was of His 'not breaking the bruised reed.

Alford, H., 1884. The Greek Testament.

John 4:50

Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. (use)

The official became a model of what it means to believe apart from signs.

Howard, J.M., 2006. The Significance of Minor Characters in the Gospel of John.

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (use)

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (use)

Both the miracles performed at Cana ...are thus shown to have been prompted by trust. Mary trusted her Son to do something to relieve the embarrassment of their host at the wedding. The father of the sick boy was equally confident that he could rely on Jesus' help.

Tasker, R.V.G., 1960. The Gospel According to St. John: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries series. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

John 4:53

The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." And he himself believed, and all his household. (use)

2 Corinthians 5:7

for we walk by faith, not by sight. (use)

John 5:6

When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" (use)

John 5:5

One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. (use)

It is impossible to find any ground in the man himself as a reason for Christ singling him out for special favor. The only explanation is the mere sovereign pleasure of Christ Himself.

Pink, A.W., 1945. Exposition of the Gospel of John.

John 5:8

Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk." (use)

John 5:9

And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. (use)

Exodus 20:8

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (use)

John 5:13

Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. (use)

John 4:19

The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet." (use)

John 5:14

Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you." (use)

Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee - Our Lord, intending to discover to this man who he was, gave him two proofs of the perfection of his knowledge. He showed him that he knew the secret of the past - sin no more: thereby intimating that his former sins were the cause of his long affliction. He showed him that he knew the future - lest a worse thing come unto thee: if thy iniquity be repeated, thy punishment will be increased.

Clarke, A., 1831. Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible.

John 9:3

Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him." (use)

John 5:15

The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. (use)

John 4:42

They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world." (use)

John 4:53

The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." And he himself believed, and all his household. (use)

John 5:16

And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. (use)

Mark 2:27

And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." (use)

1 Samuel 21:6

So the priest gave him the holy bread, for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the LORD, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away. (use)

Mark 2:28

"So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath." (use)

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said: "Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men," (use)

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Do not quench the Spirit. (use)

Matthew 12:8

For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath. (use)

John 5:17

But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working." (use)

As God created all things by Christ, so he supports and governs all by him. This sets what he does above all exception; he that is so great a worker must needs be an uncontrollable governor; he that does all is Lord of all, and therefore Lord of the sabbath,...

Henry, M., 1896. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible. UK. John

Hebrews 1:3

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, (use)

John 5:18

This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. (use)

The principal cause of their wrath was, that he called God his Father. And certainly Christ intended that it should be understood that God was his Father in a peculiar sense, so as to distinguish himself from the ordinary rank of other men. He made himself equal to God, when he claimed for himself continuance in working; and Christ is so far from denying this, that he confirms it more distinctly.

Calvin, J., 1555. Commentary.

The eternal everlasting God has become our father and the moment we realise that, it transforms everything.

Lloyd-Jones, M. . .

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John 5:17

But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working." (use)