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Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.
Although believers are to honor and heed Christian leaders (see v. 7), it is Christ Jesus alone whose message is lasting. The author’s pronouncement is viewed by some sources as a confession of faith—and as the basis for warning against false doctrines (see v. 9).
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Resources quoted in this issue
RR: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 9, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996–2001; Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of John, Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of John, Vol. 1. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
Cit. 2: Barnes, Albert. Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Whole Bible. New York, 1834–85. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
Cit. 5: Gill, John. Exposition of the Old and New Testaments. London, 1746–63. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
Cit. 16: Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1997.
Cit. 17: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Collection. Vol. 17, Matthew. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2000-2016.
Cit. 18: Buttrick, George Arthur, Harmon, Nolan B., et al., eds. The Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 8, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 1951–57.
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