The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 3:34
For he whom God hath sent…
Still meaning Christ, who
was sent in human nature, in the likeness of sinful flesh, in the
fulness of time; to be the Saviour of the world, of that which was
lost, of the chief of sinners; and to preach the glad tidings of the
Gospel, which is more especially here designed; and for which he was
abundantly qualified by the Spirit of God, with which he was
speaketh the words of God;
the words which God gave unto him; the
doctrines of grace; the word of truth; the word of faith; the word
of righteousness; the word of reconciliation; the words of salvation
and eternal life; the whole mind and will of God; and whatever he
spoke were as true as the oracles of God, and were such.
For God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him],
as he did to
the prophets of the Old Testament, and to the apostles of the New;
and to the ordinary ministers of the word, who have gifts differing
one from another; to one is given one gift of the Spirit; and to
another, another gift, as the Spirit pleaseth; and to everyone is
given grace, or gifts of grace, according to the measure of the gift
of Christ, (Ephesians 4:7) . To which agrees what the Jews say F1 of the
Holy Spirit, and his gifts.
``Says R. Joden bar R. Simeon, even the waters which descend
from above are not given, but, (hdmb) , "in measure".--Says
R. Acha, even the Holy Spirit, which dwells upon the
prophets, does not dwell, but (lqvmb) , "in weight".''
But the Lord Jesus has every, gift of the Spirit, and the fulness of
grace in him: he is anointed with the oil of gladness, with the Holy
Ghost above his fellows; and has an immeasurable unction of the holy
one; which, like the precious oil poured on Aaron, descends from him
to the members of his body.
F1 Vajikra Rabba, sect. 15. fol. 157. 3.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on John 3:34". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=joh&chapter=003&verse=034>. 1999.