They also meet Colonel Brandon, one of Sir John's old friends; he is a gentleman and a bachelor, and although rather silent and serious, is not unpleasing to them. That is why we are told later that we are to be in it (John 17:11), but not of it (John 15:19; John 17:14; John 17:16). Jesus further declares that as the Good Shepherd He came to offer an abundance of life to those who trust in Him. BibliographyCalvin, John. The three members of the sentence form a climax;—He was in the world (and therefore the world should have known Him), and the world was made by Him (much more then should it have known Him), and the world knew Him not. Matthew 13:55). In this verse the meaning slips from [3] to [5]. The world knew him not - Αυτον ουκ εγνω - Did not acknowledge him; for the Jewish rulers knew well enough that he was a teacher come from God; but they did not choose to acknowledge him as such. BibliographyWesley, John. What here follows is linked on to the preceding by ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, following upon εἰς τ. κόσμ. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Christ, before he came in the flesh, was in it; filling both the heavens and the earth, and sustaining it by the word of his power, and manifesting his will to it, more immediately to Moses and to the prophets, and more mediately by Moses and by the prophets. Γιγνώσκειν is ‘to get to know, recognise, acknowledge.’ Cf. Elinor and Mrs. Dashwood are startled by his sudden appearance, but he is charming and handsome and quickly wins them over. https: 4. Even the Light of the World was incomprehensible to them (cf. What early 19th century custom does the other for two in the following sentence the gentleman offered his services and pursuing that her modesty decline why situation we dared necessary took her up in his arms without further delay and carry her down the. https: This verse reflects the different meanings of the word ‘world’ in the Gospel. Before the special scene of the Saviour's advent, the covenant people, the Evangelist places the general scene, the world; because, even on account of the creation by Him, Christ had a right, in whatever part of the world He might appear, to be joyfully welcomed: how should not creatures meet their Creator with rejoicing, when He comes to redeem them! Why is John upset about the Dashwoods leaving? II. The Light which lightens every man that comes into the world, came here in the flesh; because while He was here in His Divinity alone, the foolish, blind, and unrighteous could not discern Him; those of whom it is said above, The darkness comprehended it not. In an emergency a good shepherd would venture to risk his life for his sheep (note 1 Samuel 17:34-35, where David relates his experience as a shepherd); but Jesus, as the Good Shepherd, came into the world for the express purpose of voluntarily laying down His life for His sheep! Sir John, while more of an anomaly, manages to combine the riches and pursuits of the upper class with real friendliness and personality; he might represent what this class of people could be, if not preoccupied with vanity and appearances to an overwhelming extent. Marianne and Willoughby's distaste for the Colonel is ironic, in view of their own failings; they might do better to imitate some of his reserve, rather than to spend time mocking it. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. Willoughby calls again the next morning, and the family are again convinced of his charms, as he comes to admire them, and Marianne in particular. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. https: Moreover, there is a climax: ‘He was in the world;’ (therefore it should have known Him;) ‘and the world was His creature;’ (therefore it should have known Him;) ‘and (yet) the world knew Him not.’ Καί = καίτοι is very frequent in S. John, but it is best to translate simply ‘and,’ not ‘and yet:’ cf. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Compare John 8:20, where the point of the passage is, that though Jesus was teaching publicly, where He might easily have been seized, yet no man attempted his seizure. the King set upon God’s holy hill of Zion. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Apol. Broadman Press 1932,33. Marianne showing "neither shyness nor reserve" in her conversation with Willoughby is in keeping with her character, but asserts the importance of discretion in personal relations. The measure of our power of recognition is not yet the measure of his grace, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, CHRYS. This is the relation of ideas in these three clauses, but John expresses this relation after the Hebrew manner, by simply putting the three side by side, and connecting them by καὶ , and. The proofs which he furnished that they ought to receive him were: 1. (Comp. Zion’s king, that was to come to her, just and having salvation, lowly and riding upon an ass. ; whoever receives Him as their Savior and trusts in Him alone for entrance into the kingdom of God—shall surely be saved. They mistake shadows for substance, and echoes for voices. For when we are told that the whole of creation was made by Him, we must be very dull not to acknowledge that the Maker existed before the work. Both would be better off developing a few of the other's qualities, learning how to temper passion with reason, and caution with emotion. Princes the saints are in all lands, Psalms 45:16, but they he obscured, as did Melchizedek. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. The matter in question, then, is the rejection of the Logos in His earthly appearance. Hence it follows, that the blame must be imputed to themselves. These facts are mentioned here to make what is said immediately after more striking, to wit, that men did not receive him. In general ‘the world’ is seen to be in darkness and separate from God. 1. "Commentary on John 1:10". The conflict of the title, between sense and sensibility, is introduced through the characters of Elinor and Marianne. Yet the world did not recognize Him for who He was because people"s minds had become darkened by the Fall and sin ( John 12:37). If such an interpretation [as Artemonius’] holds good, Israel too might be said to be made by Moses; inasmuch as he averted its dissolution. That one word of his, fiat, made all: shall we not admire his architecture? Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. III. This determines the gender of the preceding αὐτοῦ . 10.He was in the world. All in a day's work for the savior of the world. This sort of comment epitomizes the combination of understatement, a wry tone, and sharp observation which marks Austen's appraisal of an often ridiculous society and its less pleasing members.