Luke Chapter 19
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15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 19 Bible commentary...
The conversion of Zaccheus. (1-10) The parable of the nobleman and his servants. (11-27) Christ enters Jerusalem. (28-40) Christ laments over Jerusalem. (41-48)1-10 Those who sincerely desire a sight of Christ, like Zaccheus, will break through opposition, and take pains to see him. Christ invited himself to Zaccheus' house. Wherever Christ comes he opens the heart, and inclines it to receive him. He that has a mind to know Christ, shall be known of him. Those whom Christ calls, must humble themselves, and come down. We may well receive him joyfully, who brings all good with him. Zaccheus gave proofs publicly that he was become a true convert. He does not look to be justified by his works, as the Pharisee; but by his good works he will, through the grace of God, show the sincerity of his faith and repentance. Zaccheus is declared to be a happy man, now he is turned from sin to God. Now that he is saved from his sins, from the guilt of them, from the power of them, all the benefits of salvation are his. Christ is come to his house, and where Christ comes he brings salvation with him. He came into this lost world to seek and to save it. His design was to save, when there was no salvation in any other. He seeks those that sought him not, and asked not for him.
11-27 This parable is like that of the talents, #Mt 25|. Those that are called to Christ, he furnishes with gifts needful for their business; and from those to whom he gives power, he expects service. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal, #1Co 12:7|. And as every one has received the gift, so let him minister the same, #1Pe 4:10|. The account required, resembles that in the parable of the talents; and the punishment of the avowed enemies of Christ, as well as of false professors, is shown. The principal difference is, that the pound given to each seems to point out the gift of the gospel, which is the same to all who hear it; but the talents, distributed more or less, seem to mean that God gives different capacities and advantages to men, by which this one gift of the gospel may be differently improved.
28-40 Christ has dominion over all creatures, and may use them as he pleases. He has all men's hearts both under his eye and in his hand. Christ's triumphs, and his disciples' joyful praises, vex proud Pharisees, who are enemies to him and to his kingdom. But Christ, as he despises the contempt of the proud, so he accepts the praises of the humble. Pharisees would silence the praises of Christ, but they cannot; for as God can out of stones raise up children unto Abraham, and turn the stony heart to himself, so he can bring praise out of the mouths of children. And what will be the feelings of men when the Lord returns in glory to judge the world!
41-48 Who can behold the holy Jesus, looking forward to the miseries that awaited his murderers, weeping over the city where his precious blood was about to be shed, without seeing that the likeness of God in the believer, consists much in good-will and compassion? Surely those cannot be right who take up any doctrines of truth, so as to be hardened towards their fellow-sinners. But let every one remember, that though Jesus wept over Jerusalem, he executed awful vengeance upon it. Though he delights not in the death of a sinner, yet he will surely bring to pass his awful threatenings on those who neglect his salvation. The Son of God did not weep vain and causeless tears, nor for a light matter, nor for himself. He knows the value of souls, the weight of guilt, and how low it will press and sink mankind. May he then come and cleanse our hearts by his Spirit, from all that defiles. May sinners, on every side, become attentive to the words of truth and salvation.
GATEI's Luke Chapter 19 comment about verse 44 on 1/08/2014, 2:08am...
Each person has his day of visitation. Failing to recognize it leads to some serious consequences which otherwise would have been avoided if we are sensitive to the prompting of His Holy Spirit.
Darryl giesbrecht's Luke Chapter 19 comment about verse 26 on 1/04/2014, 8:41am...
first time on this site. would like it if Matthew Henrys Commentary would be available just like the other versions of the Bible are. Thanks
_Rosalina_Sayson_Ko_Tapay_'s Luke Chapter 19 comment on 9/22/2013, 5:06pm...
These are my understanding regarding the parables written in Luke 19:12-27: Our Lord Jesus Christ received for himself a kingdom and that was to reign over the seeds of Abraham (for parable in Luke 19:12). Since He must leave for the meantime to attend to His kingdom, He gave instruction to His servants to take charge in His church until He come back (for parable in Luke 19:13). But there were seeds of Abraham in His own Kingdom who did not want Him to reign over them (for parable in Luke 19:14). It came to pass, when He came back from His kingdom to His church, He asked His servants about the number of souls they earned for His church, and after knowing it, He gave them authority over the cities in His kingdom, according to the number of souls they earned for His church (for parable in Luke 19:15-19). But to the one who got nothing for His church, He took out from him even his own soul's salvation (for parable in Luke 19:20-26). For those who were in His own kingdom, whom He called His enemies, because they did not want Him to reign over them, He gave instruction to His servants to slay them in front of Him (for parable in Luke 19:27).
Clement baptiste's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 9/20/2013, 5:50pm...
Usury is biblically wrong.But what will we say about the bank's?
Jake's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 8/24/2013, 2:09pm...
The parable of the Ten Pounds puts the fear of God in me and I am thankful for all the good and wise commentary from other Believers. I read it at bedtime last night and awoke still thinking about what it meant. The Kingdom preached by Jesus (yehshua)is what true Believers are all living by faith and obedience to see revealed completely when He returns.
George Hartwell's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 7/26/2013, 4:31pm...
I certainly agree with Eve Midecha that verse 41 shows us how much Christ loves us. But verse 27 seems incongruous here as Jesus seems to be saying that if there is anyone who does not believe in him and follow him, then he would like to see them killed. Perhaps I have misunderstood. Does anyone know what it means? How about you, Eve. Any ideas?
Eve Midecha's Luke Chapter 19 comment about verse 41 on 7/25/2013, 6:34am...
The verse shows us what love Christ has for us. Its kind of love that you will get nowhere even From yo mum. Blessed be thy His name.
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