The Gospel of John
31) Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
In regards to “now is the Son of man glorified,”
“Now – While I speak this, the Son of man is glorified – Being fully entered into his glorious work of redemption. This evidently relates to the glory which belongs to his suffering in so holy and victorious a manner” [Wesley].
“Now the time cometh when the Son of man shall immediately be glorified, by finishing the work which God hath given him to do; by rising again from the dead, and declaring himself to be the Son of God with power; by ascending up into heaven, to be glorified with the same glory which he had with the Father before the world began” [Poole].
“Literally, was glorified. The aorist points to the withdrawal of Judas. Jesus was glorified through death, and His fate was sealed (humanly speaking) by Judas’ going out. He speaks of the death and consequent glorification as already accomplished” [Vincent].
(CEV) After Judas had gone, Jesus said: Now the Son of Man will be given glory, and he will bring glory to God.
(GNB) After Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man’s glory is revealed; now God’s glory is revealed through him.
(MSG) When he had left, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is seen for who he is, and God seen for who he is in him. The moment God is seen in him,
32) If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
(CEV) Then, after God is given glory because of him, God will bring glory to him, and God will do it very soon.
(GW) If God is glorified because of the Son of Man, God will glorify the Son of Man because of himself, and he will glorify the Son of Man at once.”
(MSG) God’s glory will be on display. In glorifying him, he himself is glorified–glory all around!
Concerning “God shall also glorify him in himself,”
“His glory will be contained in and identified with the divine glory” [Vincent].
“Jesus here confidently anticipated that the Father would show that he was pleased with what he had done” [Barnes].
Consider These Passages:
2 Corinthians 5:19) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Romans 1:3-4) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4) And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Romans 8:18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
NOTE: There is a sense in which, just as God was in Christ, He is in you in your sufferings; and He will declare, with power, that you are His child by your resurrection from the dead. JESUS SAW PAST HIS SUFFERINGS TO HIS GLORIFICATION!! Our vision isn’t near as good as His, but rest assured, beyond your sufferings lies your glorification.
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