John 8:56

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 8:56

Your father Abraham reioyced to see my day: and he saw it, & was glad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw {it} and was glad."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your father Abraham was full of joy at the hope of seeing my day: he saw it and was glad.
- Basic English Bible

Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced.
- Darby Bible

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham your forefather exulted in the hope of seeing my day: and he saw it, and was glad."
- Weymouth Bible

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad."
- World English Bible

Abraham, youre fadir, gladide to se my dai; and he saiy, and ioyede.
- Wycliffe Bible

Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 8:56

Wesley's Notes for John 8:56


8:56 He saw it - By faith in types, figures, and promises; as particularly in Melchisedec; in the appearance of Jehovah to him in the plains of Mamre, #Gen 18:1|; and in the promise that in his seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. Possibly he had likewise a peculiar revelation either of Christ's first or second coming.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:56


Joh 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, etc. Saw it in promise by prophetic vision; whether or not "Abraham was greater" (Joh 8:53), he rejoiced in the hope of the revelation of Christ.

Discussion for John 8:56

  • Roy Wuthier on John 8:56
    In Genesis 14 18 Melchizedek an acknowledged type of Jesus Christ king of Salem peace priest of God Most High brought out bread and wine and blessed Abraham saying Blessed be Abram by God Most High maker of heaven and earth Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything he had won in the battle with Chedorlaomer One needs to read the full account in Genesis where the Lord came to Abram in a vision and told him Fear not Abram I am your shield your reward shall be very great From all this it seems to me that in these encounters Abram indeed saw Christ and rejoiced exceedingly from this revelation
  • JAMES BUTCHER on John 8:56
    I BELIEVE ABRAHAM SAW JESUS'S DAY BY THE EYE OF FAITH LIKE AS WE DO.ALSO I BELIEVE HE SAW JESUS
    IN THE PERSON OF MELCHADECH. I KNOW HE SAW
    JESUS IN THE PLAINS OF MAMRE AS HE STOOD IN HIS
    TENT DOOR. ABRAHAM NOT ONLY SAW HIM HE TALKED WITH HIM.
  • Roy on John 8:56
    Many things are possible! Even: The tomb of Abraham was in the area that Jesus walked and roamed, perhaps before his ministry began. He could easily have gone to Abraham's tomb and raised him from death to satisfy a promise implied by his longing. But of course, such is not written. The wonder to me here is that mysteries like these seem to stretch and broaden the faith, not weaken it.
  • Darryl Dees on John 8:56
    Abraham saw it by faith when Isaac was born.

    Galatians 3:16 Now to A'bra-ham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

    Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of A'bra-ham.


 

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