The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 3:32
And what he hath seen and heard…
Of the Father, of his
mind and will, of his purposes and promises, of his love, grace, and
mercy, in the council and covenant of peace, lying in his bosom, and
being privy to all his secrets. The phrases express the clear and
perfect knowledge Christ has of all truths and doctrines; he having
all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in him.
That he testifieth;
fully, freely, and faithfully; withholds
nothing, but declares the whole counsel of God; and is deservedly
called the faithful witness, (Revelation 1:5) .
And no man receiveth his testimony;
though it was the testimony of
God, which is greater than that of man; yet few, and which were next
to none at all, gave any heed or credit to it; few or none among the
Jews, or among the disciples of John, or even among those that
followed Christ. John, and his disciples, widely differed; they
thought that all men came to Christ, and believed in him; and John
thought few or none, in comparison of the numbers he could have
wished, did: and indeed, no one person can receive the testimony of
Christ, and believe in him, unless it be given him from above, by
the grace of God: for the natural man receives not divine and
spiritual things; see (John 3:11) .