I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled…
In considering this prophecy show —
I. IN WHOM IT MAY BE SAID TO BE FULFILLED.
1. The Atheist.
2. The infidel.
3. The hypocrite.
4. The apostate.
II. WHAT WE MAY LEARN FROM ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT.
1. That Christianity must be true.
2. That the falls of its professors afford no just argument against it.
3. That no man can tell what evil he may perpetrate, if Satan be permitted to assault him.
4. That God's conduct towards us is the very reverse of ours towards Him.
(C. Simeon, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.