J O H N.
In this chapter we have, I. Christ's declining for
some time to appear publicly in Judea, ver. 1. II. His design to go up to Jerusalem
at the feast of tabernacles, and his discourse with his kindred in
Galilee concerning his going up to this feast, ver. 2-13. III. His preaching publicly in
the temple at that feast. 1. In the midst of the feast, ver. 14, 15. We have his discourse
with the Jews, (1.) Concerning his doctrine, ver. 16-18. (2.) Concerning the crime of
sabbath-breaking laid to his charge, ver. 19-24. (3.) Concerning himself, both
whence he came and whither he was going, ver. 25-36. 2. On the last day of he
feast. (1.) His gracious invitation to poor souls to come to him,
ver. 37-39. (2.) The
reception that it met with. [1.] Many of the people disputed about
it, ver. 40-44. [2.] The
chief priests would have brought him into trouble for it, but were
first disappointed by their officers (ver. 45-49) and then silenced by one of
their own court, ver.