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Verses of Matthew 3

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Matthew 3:16 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 16

Like a dove. But why in this form? The Scripture use of this emblem will be our best guide here. "My dove, my undefiled, is one," says the Song (Song of Solomon 6:9). This is chaste purity. Again, Be ye harmless as doves," says Christ himself (Matthew 10:16). Further, when we read the Song (Song of Solomon 2:14) "O my dove that art in the clefts of the rocks in the secret places of the stairs (see Isaiah 60:8), let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice and thy countenance is comely,"--it is shrinking modesty, meekness gentleness, that is thus charmingly depicted. In a word, when we read (Psalms 68:13), "Ye shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold," it is beauteousness that is thus held forth. And was not such that "Holy, harmless, undefiled One," the "Separate from sinners"? And when with John 1:32-34 we compare the predicted descent of the Spirit upon Messiah (Isaiah 11:2), "And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him," we cannot doubt that it was this permanent and perfect resting of the Holy Ghost upon the Son of God--now and thenceforward in his official capacity--that was here visibly manifested.

Verses of Matthew 3

16

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Matthew 3:16 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 3:16 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 3:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Matthew 3:16 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 3:16 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Matthew 3:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Matthew 3:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 3:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 3:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Matthew 3:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 3:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 3:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 3:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 3:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Matthew 3:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

Matthew 3:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 3:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 3:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 3:16 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 3:16 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Matthew 3:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Matthew 3:16 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Matthew 3:16 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Matthew 3:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 3:16 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Matthew 3:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 3:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Matthew 3:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 3:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 3:16 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Matthew 3:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 3:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 3:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Matthew 3:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 3:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament