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Verses of Luke 11

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Luke 11:14 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

A relation is here given of a famous miracle wrought by our Saviour in casting a devil out of a possessed man. It is called a dumb devil, because of the effect upon the poor possessed person in restraining the use of his tongue.

Learn here, 1. That among the many calamities which sin has rendered human nature liable and obnoxious to, this is one, to be bodily possessed by Satan.

Observe, 2. That one demonstration of Christ's divine power, and a convictive evidence of his being truly and really God, was his casting out devils by the word of his power.

Observe, 3. What a sad and contrary effect this miracle had upon the wicked Pharisees, through their own own blindness, obstinacy, and malice: instead of magnifying his divine power, they maliciously accuse him for holding a correspondence with the devil, and acting by a power derived from him; as If Satan should lend our Saviour a power against himself, and that for the destruction of his own kingdom. Lord, how dangerous is a willful opposition against the truth! It provokes the Almighty to deliver persons up to the most unreasonable infidelity, and obstinate obduracy.

Observe, 4. Our Saviour knowing their thoughts, makes a just apology for himself, by showing how improbable and unlikely, how unreasonable and absurd, it is once to imagine or suppose that Satan should cast out himself, and any ways seek to oppose or destroy his own kingdom. Now, if I have received (says Christ) my power from Satan, for casting out Satan, then is the devil like a family divided within itself, and like a kingdom against itself, which can never stand, but must be brought to destruction.

Observe, lastly, our Saviour tells the Pharisees, that they might with as much reason attribute all other miracles to the power of the devil, as those wrought by himself; for there were certain Jews among them that cast out devils in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Now our Saviour asks them by what power these their children cast them out? They acknowledged that what they did was by the power of God, and there was no cause but their malice, why they should not acknowledge that what he did was by the same power; If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? But if I with the finger of God cast them out, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you; that is, the long expected kingdom of the Messiah is certainly come, and I having wrought these miracles by my own power, is a demonstrative proof that I am the promised Messiah.

Verses of Luke 11

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Luke 11:14 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 11:14 - The Greek Testament

Luke 11:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 11:14 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 11:14 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 11:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 11:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 11:14 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 11:14 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 11:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 11:14 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:14 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 11:14 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 11:14 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 11:14 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 11:14 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 11:14 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 11:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 11:14 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 11:14 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 11:14 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 11:14 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 11:14 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:14 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 11:14 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 11:14 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 11:14 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 11:14 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 11:14 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Luke 11:14 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 11:14 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 11:14 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

Luke 11:14 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 11:14 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 11:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 11:14 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 11:14 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 11:14 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 11:14 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 11:14 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 11:14 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 11:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 11:14 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 11:14 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 11:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 11:14 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament