Luke 20

The Book of Luke
Chapter 20
Verses:
20:1 Matthew 21:23 ; Mr 11:27.
20:9A long time - It was a long time from the entrance of the Israelites into Canaan to the birth of Christ. Matthew 21:33 ; Mr 12:1.
20:16He will destroy these husbandmen - Probably he pointed to the scribes, chief priests, and elders: who allowed, he will miserably destroy those wicked men, Matthew 21:41 ; but could not bear that this should beapplied to themselves. They might also mean, God forbid that we should be guilty of such a crime as your parable seems to charge us with, namely, rejecting and killing the heir. Our Saviour answers, But yet will ye do it, as is prophesied of you.
20:17He looked on them - To sharpen their attention. Psalms 118:22 .
20:18 Matthew 21:45 .
20:20Just men - Men of a tender conscience. To take hold of his discourse - If he answered as they hoped he would. Matthew 22:16 ; Mr 12:12.
20:21Thou speakest - In private, and teachest - In public.
20:24Show me a penny - A Roman penny, which was the money that was usually paid on that occasion.
20:26They could not take hold of his words before the people - As they did afterward before the sanhedrim, in the absence of the people, Luke 22:67 , &c.
20:27 Matthew 22:23 ; Mr 12:18.
20:28 25:5 .
20:34The children of this world - The inhabitants of earth, marry and are given in marriage - As being all subject to the law of mortality; so that the species is in need of being continually repaired.
20:35But they who obtain that world - Which they enter into, before the resurrection of the dead.
20:36They are the children of God - In a more eminent sense when they rise again.
20:37That the dead are raised, even Moses, as well as the other prophets showed, when he calleth - That is, when he recites the words which God spoke of himself, I am the God of Abraham, .It cannot properly be said, that God is the God of any who are totally perished. Exodus 3:6 .
20:38He is not a God of the dead, or, there is no God of the dead - That is, tho term God implies such a relation, as cannot possiblysubsist between him and the dead; who in the Sadducees' sense are extinguished spirits; who could neither worship him, nor receive good from him. So that all live to him - All who have him for their God, live to and enjoy him. This sentence is not an argument for what went before; but the proposition which was to be proved. And the consequence is apparently just. For as all the faithful are the children of Abraham, and the Divine promise of being a God to him and his seed is entailed upon them, it implies their continued existence and happiness in a future state as much as Abraham's.And as the body is an essential part of man, it implies both his resurrection and theirs; and so overthrows the entire scheme of the Sadducean doctrine.
20:40They durst not ask him any question - The Sadducees durst not.One of the scribes did, presently after.
20:41 Matthew 22:41 ; Mr 12:35.
20:42 Psalms 110:1 .
20:46 Matthew 23:5 .
20:47 Matthew 23:14 .
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