Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 8:42
- Ye would love me (hgapate an eme).
- Conclusion of second-class condition with distinct implication that their failure to love Jesus is proof that God is not their Father (protasis).
- For I came forth from God (egw gar ek tou teou exhlton).
- Second aorist active indicative of exerxomai, definite historical event (the Incarnation). See 4:30 for exhlton ek. In 13:3; 16:30 Jesus is said to have come from (apo) God. The distinction is not to be pressed. Note the definite consciousness of pre-existence with God as in 17:5.
- And am come (kai hkw).
- Present active indicative with perfect sense in the verb stem (state of completion) before rise of the tense and here retained. "I am here," Jesus means.
- Of myself (ap' emautou).
- His coming was not self-initiated nor independent of the Father. "But he (ekeinov, emphatic demonstrative pronoun) sent me" and here I am.