Luke 19:22

22 "He said, 'You're right that I don't suffer fools gladly - and you've acted the fool!

Luke 19:22 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:22

And he saith unto him
By way of reply to his vile slander, and unrighteous charge;

out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant;
as he might be justly called: he was not only a wicked man, as all men are, even enemies by wicked works, and lie in wickedness; and a wicked professor of religion, as there be some; but a wicked minister, and that not on account of his bad principles, and sinful life and conversation, but for his sloth and negligence, and the wrong thoughts he entertained of, and the false charges he brought against Christ; and Christ turns his own argument upon him, and by his own words condemns him:

thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not
down, and reaping that I did not sow;
not allowing this, but supposing it was as he said; then Christ argues as follows, for his conviction.

Luke 19:22 In-Context

20 "The next servant said, 'Master, here's your money safe and sound. I kept it hidden in the cellar.
21 To tell you the truth, I was a little afraid. I know you have high standards and hate sloppiness, and don't suffer fools gladly.'
22 "He said, 'You're right that I don't suffer fools gladly - and you've acted the fool!
23 Why didn't you at least invest the money in securities so I would have gotten a little interest on it?'
24 "Then he said to those standing there, 'Take the money from him and give it to the servant who doubled my stake.'
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