Joh 8:3
8:3 {1} And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman
    taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

 (1) While the wicked go about to make a snare for good men,
     they make a snare for themselves.

Joh 8:7
8:7 {2} So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself,
    and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let
    him first cast a stone at her.

 (2) Against hypocrites who are very severe judges against other
     men, and flatter themselves while they are sinning.

Joh 8:10
8:10 {3} When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the
     woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine
     accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

 (3) Christ would not take upon himself the office of the civil
     magistrate: he was content to bring sinners to faith and

Joh 8:12
8:12 {4} Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the
     light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in
     darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 (4) The world, which is blind in itself, cannot come to have
     any light but in Christ alone.

Joh 8:13
8:13 {5} The Pharisees therefore said unto him, {a} Thou bearest
     record of thyself; thy record is not true.

 (5) Christ is without all exception the best witness of the
     truth, for he was sent by his Father for that purpose, and
     his Father showed his approval of him to the world by
     infinite miracles.
     (a) You bear witness of yourself, which is worth nothing in
         the opinion of all men, and for a man to commend
         himself is very uncommendable.

Joh 8:14
8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, {b} Though I bear record
     of myself, [yet] my record is true: for I know whence I
     came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come,
     and whither I go.

     (b) That which he denied before in Joh 5:31 must be
         understood as Christ granting their position in a way,
         for in that place he talked of himself somewhat in line
         with the opinions of his hearers, who acknowledged
         nothing in Christ but his humanity, and therefore he
         was content they should not regard his own witness,
         unless it were otherwise confirmed.  But in this place
         he stands and affirms Godhead, and praises his Father,
         who is his witness, and agrees with him.

Joh 8:15
8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I {c} judge no man.

     (c) I am presently only teaching you, I condemn no man: but
         yet if I want to do it, I might lawfully do it, for I
         am not alone, but my Father is with me.

Joh 8:18
8:18 {d} I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father
     that sent me beareth witness of me.

     (d) The Godhead is plainly distinguished from the manhood,
         or else there would not be two witnesses: for the
         accused party is not taken as a witness.

Joh 8:19
8:19 {6} Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus
     answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had
     known me, ye should have known my Father also.

 (6) No man can know God except in Christ alone.

Joh 8:20
8:20 These words spake Jesus in the {e} treasury, as he taught
     in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; {7} for his
     hour was not yet come.

     (e) This was a certain place appointed for the gathering of
         the offerings.
 (7) We live and die according to the pleasure of God, and not
     of men: therefore it behooves us that we constantly go forward
     in our calling.

Joh 8:21
8:21 {8} Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye
     shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye
     cannot come.

 (8) Because men naturally abhor heavenly things, no man can be
     a fit disciple of Christ unless the Spirit of God makes him
     so: in the meantime nonetheless, the world must necessarily
     perish, because it refuses the life that is offered unto

Joh 8:25
8:25 {9} Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith
     unto them, Even {f} [the same] that I said unto you from
     the beginning.

 (9) He will eventually know who Christ is who will diligently
     hear what Christ says.
     (f) That is, I am Christ, and the Saviour, for so I told
         you from the beginning that I was.

Joh 8:26
8:26 {10} I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he
     that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things
     which I have heard of him.

 (10) God is the avenger of Christ's despised doctrine.

Joh 8:27
8:27 {11} They understood not that he spake to them of the

     (11) Even the contempt of Christ results in his glory: and
          this thing his enemies will eventually feel to their
          great pain.

Joh 8:31
8:31 {12} Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
     If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples

 (12) The true disciples of Christ continue in his doctrine,
      that profiting more and more in the knowledge of the
      truth they may be delivered from the most grievous
      burden of sin, into the true liberty of righteousness and

Joh 8:32
8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall {g} make
     you free.

     (g) From the slavery of sin.

Joh 8:33
8:33 {h} They answered him, We be {i} Abraham's seed, and were
     never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be
     made free?

     (h) Some of the multitude, not they that believed: for this
         is not the speech of men that agree with him, but of
         men that are against him.
     (i) Born and begotten of Abraham.

Joh 8:37
8:37 {13} I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill
     me, because my word hath no place in you.

 (13) Our wicked manners declare that we are obviously born of a
      wicked nature: but we are changed, and made part of the
      household of God according to the covenant which he made
      with Abraham by Christ alone, apprehended and laid hold on
      by faith: and this faith is known by a godly and honest

Joh 8:43
8:43 Why do ye not understand my {k} speech?  [even] because ye
     cannot hear my word.

     (k) Or, language: as though he said, "You do not understand
         what I say any more than if I spoke in a strange and
         unknown language to you."

Joh 8:44
8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your
     father ye will do. He was a murderer from the {l}
     beginning, and {m} abode not in the {n} truth, because
     there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he
     speaketh of his {o} own: for he is a liar, and the {p}
     father of it.

     (l) From the beginning of the world: for as soon as man was
         made, the devil cast him headlong into death.
     (m) That is, did not continue constantly, or did not
     (n) That is, in faithfulness and uprightness, that is, he
         did not remain in the manner in which he was created.
     (o) Even from his own head, and from his own mind or
     (p) The author of it.

Joh 8:46
8:46 {14} Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the
     truth, why do ye not believe me?

 (14) Christ thoroughly executed the office that his Father gave

Joh 8:48
8:48 {15} Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not
     well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

 (15) The enemies of Christ act bravely for a while, but the
      Father will appear in his time to avenge the reproach that
      is done unto him in the person of his Son.

Joh 8:50
8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one {q} that
     seeketh and judgeth.

     (q) That is, that will avenge both your despising of me and
         of him.

Joh 8:51
8:51 {16} Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my
     saying, he shall never {r} see death.

     (16) Only the doctrine of the gospel apprehended by faith is
          a sure remedy against death.
      (r) That is, he will not feel it: for even in the midst of
          death the faithful see life.

Joh 8:52
8:52 {17} Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou
     hast a devil.  Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou
     sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of

 (17) Against those who abuse the glory of the saints to debase
      Christ's glory.

Joh 8:54
8:54 {18} Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is {s}
     nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say,
     that he is your God:

 (18) There is no one further from seeking glory than Christ,
      but his Father has set him above all things.
      (s) In saying this Christ grants their opinion, though not
          agreeing with it, as if he had said, "Be it so, let
          this report which I give of myself be of no force;
          yet there is another that glorifies me, that is, that
          honours my name."

Joh 8:55
8:55 {19} Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I
     should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto
     you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

 (19) There is no right knowledge of God without Christ, neither
      is there any right knowledge of Christ without his word.

Joh 8:56
8:56 {20} Your father Abraham {t} rejoiced to see my {u} day:
     and he {x} saw [it], and was glad.

 (20) The power of Christ showed itself through all former ages
      in the fathers, for they saw in the promises that he would
      come, and very joyfully laid hold of him with a
      living faith.
      (t) Was very desirous.
      (u) A day is a space that a man lives in, or does any
          notable act in, or endures any great thing in.
      (x) With the eyes of faith; He 11:13.

Joh 8:58
8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before
     Abraham was, I {y} am.

     (y) Christ, as he was God, was before Abraham: and he was
         the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world.

Joh 8:59
8:59 {21} Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid
     himself, and went out of the temple, going through the
     midst of them, and so passed by.

 (21) Zeal without knowledge eventually breaks out into a most
      open madness: and yet the wicked cannot do what they