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John 8:56 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw [it] and was glad.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Your father Abraham exulted in that he should see my day, and he saw and rejoiced.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Abraham, your father, exulted that he should see my day; and he saw, and rejoiced.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it and was glad.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Your father Abraham reioyced to see my day: and he saw it, & was glad.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Abraham, your father, desired to see my day, and he saw, and was glad.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Abraham your father desired to see my day: and he saw it, and rejoiced.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
father 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
Abraham 11
{0011} Prime
Ἀβραάμ
Abraam
{ab-rah-am'}
Of Hebrew origin [H0085]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.
rejoiced 21
{0021} Prime
ἀγαλλιάω
agalliao
{ag-al-lee-ah'-o}
From ἄγαν [[agan]] (much) and G0242; properly to jump for joy, that is, exult.
z5662
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
to 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
see 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
my 1699
{1699} Prime
ἐμός
emos
{em-os'}
From the oblique cases of G1473 (G1698, G1700, G1691); my.
day: 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he saw 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
[it], and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
was glad. 5463
{5463} Prime
χαίρω
chairo
{khah'-ee-ro}
A primary verb; to be full of 'cheer', that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well.
z5644
<5644> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 13
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 8:54-56.


John 8:56

_ _ Abraham rejoiced to see my day, etc. — exulted, or exceedingly rejoiced that he should see, he exulted to see it, that is, by anticipation. Nay,

_ _ he saw it, and was glad — he actually beheld it, to his joy. If this mean no more than that he had a prophetic foresight of the gospel-day — the second clause just repeating the first — how could the Jews understand our Lord to mean that He “had seen Abraham?” And if it mean that Abraham was then beholding, in his disembodied spirit, the incarnate Messiah [Stier, Alford, etc.], the words seem very unsuitable to express it. It expresses something past — “he saw My day, and was glad,” that is, surely while he lived. He seems to refer to the familiar intercourse which Abraham had with God, who is once and again in the history called “the Angel of the Lord,” and whom Christ here identifies with Himself. On those occasions, Abraham “saw ME” (Olshausen, though he thinks the reference is to some unrecorded scene). If this be the meaning, all that follows is quite natural.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 8:51-59.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 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, Genesis 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 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; (Hebrews 11:13).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
rejoiced:

Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Luke 2:28-30 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, ... For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
Galatians 3:7-9 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. ... So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: ... Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
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