Luke Chapter 19
Viewing the Standard King James Version (Pure Cambridge). Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Luke Chapter 19
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;
|<< Luke Chapter 18||
Share Luke Chapter 19:
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.
Comments for Luke Chapter 19...
Jay's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 1/26/2013, 7:51am...
The parable of the pounds:
1. Parables are used by Jesus as an object lesson using a physical to help Christians understand spiritual;
2. Here are some clues to help in interpretation of this parable;
3. The number 10 is the number of the gentiles;
4. Pounds are England’s monetary unit;
5. Monies are spiritual gifts given by the holy spirit at the time of salvation (1 Corinthians 12:4-11);
6. The nobleman is the lord Jesus Christ;
7. The far country is the world;
8. The kingdom is the kingdom of God (church age);
9. The servants are the born again saints that have been given spiritual gifts to use in the church age;
10. The usury are rewards earned by the Christians that put their spiritual gifts into action (James 1:22-25, 2 John 8);
11. The return of the nobleman in verse 15 is the rapture of the church and the Christians will stand before Jesus to give an account at judgment seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10 and Romans 14:10) of their faithful works in the kingdom of God, according to their obedience to the holy scriptures (1 Corinthians 3:11-15);
12. The judgment seat of Christ takes place during the tribulation period while the wrath of God is being poured out upon earth found in the book of Revelation chapters 4 to 19.
James Ryan's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 1/21/2013, 8:16am...
In relation to verse 2, I am concerned at the use of the word “which”; it would have been preferable if the translator had used the word “who”.
John Pham's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 11/18/2012, 11:57pm...
My mother said: "You are tall enough in God's eyes if your feet reach the ground!" She also said that "Zacchaeus" was a hard name to spell. I think she was right in both cases.
Gerald Wilson's Luke Chapter 19 comment about verse 23 on 1/16/2012, 11:30pm...
The debate seems to be about usury. Why Jesus would mention something with favor that the Bible speaks against. But if we take a deeper look, we understand it is not the usury, but the greed that motivated usury. In the case Jesus spake of, we find it was not greed, but respect of the Nobleman that would have motivated the servant to the act of usury. I myself think that all usury is not wrong, only that which is deceitful, begotten by extortion. One more thought, if usury is wrong, and both parties make an agreement that involves usury, then both are guilty, the lender, and the borrower. So in closing, I feel that as the secrets of the heart are known of God, the reason you lend for usury must be taken into consideration when judgment is passed. Let God do the judging, and let Him teach each individual. Another question I might ask, We know that in Business usury is a part of the gain. So is all Businesses wrong? Thanks for hearing me out. I'll close this book, and maybe the thoughts will help someone sort out their thoughts. God Bless us all with His understanding on this subject. Pastor Gerald
Debra Webb's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 10/18/2011, 7:19am...
i think that this chapter teaches about recieving and giving. You can't take what God has given you and hide it . If you share and work with what he has given you your blessings will be multiplied. Don't ever think that you don't have enough to share because little becomes much when you place it in his hands(in other words when you share,what have you will see the hand of God work in your life.When Zaccheus became enlighten he was willing to give back that which he had taken falsly,not only give back but multiply tahat which he had taken wrongfully.
JEMIMAH MWENDWA's Luke Chapter 19 comment on 6/13/2011, 5:13am...
We should know that God did not come for righteous one but he came to save that was lost.
The Word's Luke Chapter 19 comment about verse 23 on 5/09/2010, 2:05am...
Many have assumed this parable to mean usury and banking are biblical, but they are not. This is why he spoke in parables, to separate the wheat from the chaff.He is speaking so the unlearned can relate in their world. For the word says you cannot serve God and Money, for you will hate one and love the other. This verse is a confirmation of God's kindom and the kingdom of the world. The world requires usury, but not God.
What Do You Think of Luke 19?
Share your own thoughts or commentary here...
Test Your Knowledge of Luke Chapter 19
|<< Luke Chapter 18|