This is the disciple which testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.…
I. VERY MUCH HAS BEEN REVEALED. His four biographers have said very much about Christ, and each has presented Him in some fresh aspect.
II. MUCH MORE MIGHT HAVE BEEN REVEALED (ver. 25). What volumes it would have taken to record the deeds and words of Him who never spent an idle hour, but "went about doing good!" Conclusion:
1. We should fully appreciate the amount revealed. It teems with truths, and pulsates with inspiration. A larger amount, perchance, would have been obtrusive rather than helpful.
2. We may anticipate wonderful studies. All the unrevealed will be brought under our observation.
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.