Luke 19:27

27 But 1as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and 2slaughter them before me.'"

Luke 19:27 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:27

But those mine enemies
Meaning particularly the Jews, who were enemies to the person of Christ, and hated and rejected him, as the King Messiah; and rebelled against him, and would not submit to his government; and were enemies to his people, and were exceeding mad against them, and persecuted them; and to his Gospel, and the distinguishing truths of it, and to his ordinances, which they rejected against themselves:

which would not that I should reign over them;
see ( Luke 19:14 )

bring hither, and slay [them] before me;
which had its accomplishment in the destruction of Jerusalem, when multitudes of them were slain with the sword, both with their own, and with their enemies; and to this the parable has a special respect, and of which Christ more largely discourses in this chapter; see ( Luke 19:41-44 ) though it is true of all natural men, that they are enemies to Christ; and so of all negligent and slothful professors, and ministers of the word, who, when Christ shall come a second time, of which his coming to destroy the Jewish nation was an emblem and pledge, will be punished with everlasting destruction by him; and then all other enemies will be slain and destroyed, sin, Satan, the world, and death: of the first of these the Jews say F14,

``in the time to come the holy, blessed God, will bring forth the evil imagination (or corruption of nature), (wjxwvw) , "and slay it before" the righteous, and the wicked.''


F14 T. Bab. Succa, fol. 52. 1.

Luke 19:27 In-Context

25 And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'
26 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.'"
28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,

Cross References 2

  • 1. [See ver. 14 above]
  • 2. Luke 20:16; Matthew 22:7; [1 Samuel 15:33]
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