Luke 9:26

26 For 1whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed 2when he comes in 3his glory and the glory of the Father and of 4the holy angels.

Luke 9:26 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:26

For whosoever shall be ashamed of me
Of my person and offices, of me, as the Messiah, Saviour, and Redeemer, of my grace, righteousness, blood, and sacrifice:

and of my words;
of the doctrines of the Gospel, one and another of them. In Mark, it is added, "in this adulterous and sinful generation"; having a peculiar respect to the people of the Jews, and the age in which Christ lived; but is true of any other people and age in which men live:

of him shall the son of man be ashamed when he shall come in his own
in the glory of his human nature, when his glorious body, as now, in heaven, shall be seen by all; and in the glory of his office, as mediator, and the judge of all the earth; and in the glory of his divine nature, which will appear in the resurrection of the dead, in the gathering of all nations before him, in separating one sort from another, and in passing and executing the definitive sentence on them; particularly the glory of his omnipotence and omniscience will be very conspicuous:

and in his Father's;
which is the same with his own, as he is the Son of God, and the brightness of his glory; and which, as mediator, he has from him, and will be the object of the saints' vision to all eternity;

and of the holy angels;
who shall attend him at his second coming, and be employed in various offices under him. The Syriac version renders, these last clauses as they are in ( Matthew 16:27 ) ( Mark 8:38 ) in the glory of his Father, with his holy angels; (See Gill on Matthew 16:27). (See Gill on Mark 8:38).

Luke 9:26 In-Context

24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."
28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Romans 1:16; 2 Tim. 1:8, 12, 16; Hebrews 11:16; 1 John 2:28; [Matthew 10:33]
  • 2. Daniel 7:10, 13; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:30; Matthew 25:31; Matthew 26:64; John 1:51; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 14; Revelation 1:7; [Deuteronomy 33:2]
  • 3. Matthew 19:28; Matthew 25:31; Mark 10:37; John 17:24
  • 4. Acts 10:22; Revelation 14:10; [Matthew 13:41; Matthew 16:27]
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