John 2:17

(Vili) #1

Hi all

Currently reading and meditating on the Gospel of John. I wanted to ask where specifically in Scripture is the Evangelist referring too when he makes that statement in John 2:17. Any thoughts?

Thanks
Vili

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(Carson Weitnauer) #2

Hi @AlphaOmega,

When we read in John 2:17:

His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

They have in mind Psalm 69:9:

For zeal for your house has consumed me,
and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

As William Vangemeren explains in his commentary on Psalm 69:

The psalm reflects the genre of individual lament. Because of the many references to it in the NT, this psalm has been interpreted messianically. The messianic interpretation is in the form of an application to the life of devotion to God by the Lord Jesus Christ.

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