In joy remember the cross.
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So wisely does our Lord balance praise with sufferings. And there arose a reasoning among them — This kind of reasoning always arose at the most improper times that could be imagined.
And said to them — If ye would be truly great, humble yourselves to the meanest offices. He that is least in his own eyes shall be great indeed. The days are fulfilled that he should be received up — That is, the time of his passion was now at hand. Luke looks through this, to the glory which was to follow.
He steadfastly set his face — Without fear of his enemies, or shame of the cross, Hebrews He sent messengers to make ready — A lodging and needful entertainment for him and those with him. His face was as though he would go to Jerusalem — It plainly appeared, he was going to worship at the temple, and thereby, in effect, to condemn the Samaritan worship at Mount Gerizim. As Elisha did — At or near this very place, which might put it into the minds of the apostles to make the motion now, rather than at any other time or place, where Christ had received the like affront.
Ye know not what manner of spirit — The spirit of Christianity is. It is not a spirit of wrath and vengeance, but of peace, and gentleness, and love.
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And he said unto them , The Ethiopic version reads, "to the Pharisees"; and so it appears, that it was to them he spoke, from Matthew The Syriac version reads, "how say the Scribes? A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: Text Courtesy of BibleSupport. Christ baffles the Pharisees by a question about David and Messiah, and denounces the Scribes.
Whose son is He [to be]? They say unto Him, The son of David. The difficulty can only be solved by the higher and lower - the divine and human natures of our Lord Matthew 1: Mark the testimony here given to the inspiration of the Old Testament compare Luke Copyright Statement These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship. This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.
Bibliography Jamieson, Robert, D. The Pharisees had rallied in glee and one of their number, a lawyer, had made a feeble contribution to the controversy which resulted in his agreement with Jesus and in praise from Jesus Mark Copyright Statement These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.
How say they that the Christ is David's son?
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These files were made available by Mr. First published online in at The Restoration Movement Pages. McGarvey and Philip Y. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. John Trapp Complete Commentary. I mention these things as marks of the independence of the accounts. The underlying fact is, the Lord addressed the Pharisees and Scribes on a view which they the Scribes, the Pharisees agreeing entertained about the Messiah.
Hence the three accounts diverge. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Bibliography Bengel, Johann Albrecht.
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The answer had been easy if the scribes and Pharisees, who Matthew saith were there also, had owned Christ to be the Son of God. But this they did not own, and so, as Matthew No man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. Thus Christ nonplussed all his adversaries. Bibliography Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke Bibliography "Commentary on Luke Their idea may well have been someone who was subservient to the Pharisees.
There were in fact many differing and varying views about the Messiah as is especially witnessed by the Dead Sea Scrolls where the Messiah of David appears in some cases to be inferior to the Messiah of Aaron. In contrast some of the apocalyptists endowed him with the highest honours. Jesus was not by His words denying that He was the son of David, for both Matthew and Luke have already made clear in their genealogies that He was. See also Luke 1: What He was arguing against was the idea that that was all that He was.
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As we have seen earlier on Luke Jesus addressed the religious leaders who had been questioning Him. Matthew has Jesus asking the question of the Pharisees Matthew Mark has Him asking generally how the scribes could say that Messiah was David"s son Mark Luke has Jesus alluding even more generally to those who taught that Messiah was David"s son.
Luke"s wording focuses on the question more directly by playing down the identity of the teachers. The people listening to the discussion were those whom Jesus addressed as well as His critics Luke The question itself was, in what sense could Israel"s teachers say that Messiah would be David"s son.