context, and the design of the evangelist. born of them, so that they were his kindred, his people, and his B. Buzzard, pp. God: and his own received him not; The question, then, is whether we The story of the woman caught in adultery, typically located at John 8:1-8:11, is one of the most popular stories in the entire Bible.Jesus’ lack of condemnation of a known sinner captivates some readers, as does his statement “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” and the manner in which he outwits the scribes and the Pharisees with that statement. Not all the world, who are his own by right of creation; for these, his own, are opposed to the world, and distinguished from them; and his coming to them designs some particular favour, which is not vouchsafed to all: nor yet are the elect of God intended; though they are Christ's own, in a very special sense; they are his by his own choice, by his Father's gift, by his own purchase, and through the conquest of his … Early one morning Jesus came from the Mount of Olives, just east of Jerusalem, to the temple compound of the sacred city. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Although the "word" is later associated with Jesus himself (John 1:18), I think the actual preaching of John came first, and that Jesus ultimately continues the fulfillment of John's message. Possibly, however, it rather points to the inner revelation by the Word, which is the ‘light of men.’ CHAPTER 8. When John 1:1 is used as a proof text, it is usually “paired up” with John 1:14. John was one disciple who was dramatically changed by our Lord. 11 11 meaning in summary: You are on the right path and you’re being assisted by your Soul, spirit guides, and the Universe to consciously grow and expand. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. holy Spirit, as they afterwards slighted and despised his Gospel they are his by his own choice, by his Father's gift, by his own Watch our overview video on the Gospel of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (Matthew 11:18; Luke 1:14) John proclaimed a serious message, calling upon the people to repent, and his bearing and actions harmonized with a spirit of godly sorrow. John 1:11, NLT: "He came to his own people, and even they rejected him." they were chosen by the Lord above all people; had distinguishing Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. them; and his coming to them designs some particular favour, 11 11 and the Spiritual Awakening Journey. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. in a particular manner made to them; and indeed, he was to be Red Sea as on dry ground; and through the wilderness in a pillar 1 a In the beginning was b the Word, and c the Word was with God, and d the Word was God. Jesus is referred to using the Greek word Logos, meaning “The Word.”. 1. own nation: and this his coming to them is to be understood not 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. favours bestowed upon them, as the adoption, the covenants, the 107-109. 6 There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was # The births of both John the Baptist and Jesus were foretold by the angel, Gabriel (Luke 1:5-80). Again, as in 2 John, the author refers to himself as the elder. CHAPTER 1. by the prophets. John 1:1-18 . came to the Jews before his incarnation, not only in types, 2 The same was in the beginning with God. Notice in Matt 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-20; and John 1:19-39 that all the Gospels identify John the baptizer as a "voice" (i.e. He was not yet named Jesus… 1 In the beginning * was the Word, . This passage is about John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias the priest and his wife, Elizabeth. Pay attention, be aware, and remember to stay grounded in the present moment. Here is the way the ESV Probably in the court of the Gentiles, the Lord sat down (the usual posture for a Jewish teacher) and began to teach the folks who had gathered. Jesus was there when everyone started picking up stones to kill her. A Woman Caught in Adultery. The addressee’s name, Gaius, was a very common one in the Roman Empire and it is highly unlikely that the person addressed here is the same Gaius associated with Paul (Rom 16:23; 1 Cor. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. When all things began to be made by the Word: in the beginning of heaven and earth, and this whole frame of created beings, the Word existed, without any beginning. John 1:1-11 King James Version (KJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Salem Media Group. John not only announced the approach of the Messiah and of God’s Kingdom to the Jews who came out to him but also encouraged them to repent of their sins. King James Version (KJV). California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. (Verses 10-11 show that John believes this is … came and redeemed them himself with a mighty hand, and a cannot be meant, because when he comes to them they receive him; are meant the whole body of the Jewish nation; so called, because of of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night; and he appeared THE PROLOGUE TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. John 1:1 is the first verse in the opening chapter of the Gospel of John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. which is not vouchsafed to all: nor yet are the elect of God Morgridge, pp. That which has been made was life in him; John 1:11 Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people; John 1:11 People is implied in Greek; John 1:14 Or only One, or unique One; John 1:16 Or grace in place of grace; John 1:18 Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son He came unto his own But then you hear about the specifics of it or you see it firsthand and you can’t put it out of your mind. (Mt 3:1-3, 11, 12; Mr 1:1-4; Lu 3:7-9) John the Baptist served as a prophet, a teacher (with disciples), and an evangelizer. The meaning is, that with such no familiar conversation should be had, lest any encouragement should be given them; or it should induce a suspicion in the minds of other saints, that they are in the same sentiments; or it should tend to make others think favourably of them, and be a snare and a stumblingblock to weak Christians. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. speaks: Proud member these, his own, are opposed to the world, and distinguished from 1. promises, the giving of the law, and the service of God; and had He was a hot-headed young man, given to sharp and impulsive utterances with a tendency toward blowing off steam. John 2:1-11 NIV On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. objects of his special love; and for their sake he came in the View Chapter * [7:53 Then each went to his own house, 1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 3 Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle. Most scholars agree that the story is not Johannine in its origins and that it was added later. gave orders to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt: he 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. So that St. John did not borrow this expression from Philo, or any heathen writer. against him, and tempted him often, particularly at Massah and Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 8:1-11 EXEGESIS: A CONTROVERSY: There is a controversy concerning this story—whether it was part of the Gospel of John from the beginning. All rights reserved. I. Elizabeth was related to Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:36). 2 He was in the beginning with God. John 1:14 ) as a coming of his before his incarnation, best suits with the Comprehending the Light; Read John 1:10-13. John: That * a 2 But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. When God wants to use you in some capacity, the first thing He does is to burden your heart with the situation. new and distinct thing from this; and to understand it of some 111-119. of them, so he came to them, particularly being sent to the lost As I looked at what I wanted to preach as a new series I was amazed to discover that I had never preached through the book of Ecclesiastes. Messiah; yet his incarnation is afterwards spoken of in ( word/message). (Read John 2:1-11) It is very desirable when there is a marriage, to have Christ own and bless it. b What came to be 4 through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; c 5 * the light shines in the darkness, d. and the darkness has not overcome it. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” What does John tell us about “the Word” in verse 1 (printed below?) John 1:4 Or was not any thing made. intended; though they are Christ's own, in a very special sense; outstretched arm; in his love and pity he led them through the It's about seeing a work that needs to be done and allowing the Holy Spirit the freedom to use us to accomplish that work. 1:14; Acts 19:29, 20:4). (John 1:1) John writes, “In the beginning was the Word.” “In the beginning” is an unmistakable reference to Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”) Perhaps, like Nehemiah, you will have known in general about the need for a long time. Norton, pp. In the beginning — (Referring to Genesis 1:1, and Proverbs 8:23.) Not all the world, who are his own by right of creation; for John 1:1 opens the larger section sometimes described as the "Prologue to John" which deals with Jesus, the "Word made … they did not believe in him, nor obey his voice; they rebelled We believe that these notes on John 1:1, read together with the rest of John 1 and our notes on John 1:3, John 1:10, John 1:14, John 1:15, and John 1:18 will help make the entire first chapter of John more understandable. In fact after a closer examination I discovered that in 30 years here I have preached exactly two messages from the book of Ecclesiastes. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1–18 is a poetic introduction of Jesus Christ. The Word — So termed Psalms 33:6, and frequently by the seventy, and in the Chaldee paraphrase. Context Summary. This study of Jesus’ “First miracle”, is a soul-stirring experience, because of the deepness of meaning it contains. and their punishment for it, the Targumist on ( Hosea 9:17 ) thus 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The ESV, NASB, NIV, and even the King James all translate John 1:1 as follows: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. the Shekinah, and the symbol of the divine presence in a Nor is it certain whether Gai… This individual is well-known to the author of 3 John, but it is not so certain whether they had met in person before or not, since the report of Gaius’ conduct toward the brothers is heard second-hand by the author. and without him nothing came to be. The Gospel of John weds theology to poetry. INTRODUCTION A. Nehemiah is a book about re-building that which is broken down! But John became the apostle of love, noted for his gentleness, graciousness and goodness. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. John 1:11, CSB: "He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him." 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Now Christ, the word, John 1:1 Context. personal and real, and in promises and prophecies, and in the —Lu 1:76, 77; 3:18; 11:1; Joh 1:35. KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. word and ordinances, but in person; as to Moses in the bush, and “The Search for Meaning” Ecclesiastes 1:1-11. John The Word Became Flesh. a 2 He was in the beginning with God.. 3 * All things came to be through him,. Meribah; they provoked trim to anger, and vexed, and grieved his remarkable manner among them; and the promise of the Messiah was Suddenly, there was a rude interruption. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Of this nonreception of the word by the Jews, 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. he appear a second time at the last day unto salvation: but they John Brown :: Nehemiah 1:1-11 ← Back to John Brown's Bio & Resources. purchase, and through the conquest of his grace, and are the Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. John chapter 1 KJV (King James Version) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. In the Douay–Rheims, King James, Revised Standard, New International, and other versions of the Bible, the verse reads: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. to them at Mount Sinai, who gave unto them the lively oracles of flesh, and to them he comes in a spiritual way, and to them will Broughton and Southgate, pp. Here is a common rendering of John 1:1, in English translations of the Bible. whereas these did not, as the next clause affirms: but by his own 307-374. sheep of the house of Israel, and was rejected by them as the The meaning of John 1:9 may be doubtful, but John 1:10 - John 1:11 clearly refer to the historical manifestation of the Word, and probably John 1:9 does so too. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. He was when all things began to be, whatsoever had a beginning. John is telling us that Heaven sent this great messenger to announce the coming of Jesus.) 238-248. 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