47 "If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 12:47

Commentary on John 12:44-50

(Read John 12:44-50)

Our Lord publicly proclaimed, that every one who believed on him, as his true disciple, did not believe on him only, but on the Father who sent him. Beholding in Jesus the glory of the Father, we learn to obey, love, and trust in him. By daily looking to Him, who came a Light into the world, we are more and more freed from the darkness of ignorance, error, sin, and misery; we learn that the command of God our Saviour is everlasting life. But the same word will seal the condemnation of all who despise it, or neglect it.