When therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,…
I. HUMAN FOLLY AND DIVINE WISDOM in contrast.
II. OUR LORD'S REAL HUMANITY in His subjection to weariness and thirst.
III. OUR LORD'S REAL DIVINITY in the mastery of all the secrets of the human heart.
IV. OUR LORD'S WILLINGNESS TO IMPART THE DEEPEST TRUTHS TO THE HUMBLEST understanding, thus assuring us that, although God has hid these things from the wise and prudent, He has revealed them unto babes.
(H. J. Van Dyke, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,