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Verses of Luke 11

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Luke 11:37 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. The free conversation of our blessed Saviour, how readily he complies with the Pharisees' invitation to dine with him. I do not find that, when Christ was invited to any table, that ever he refused to go; if a Pharisee, if a publican invited him, he constantly went, not so much for the pleasure of eating, as for the opportunity of conversing and doing good. Christ feasts us when we feed him: he says of himself, that he came eating and drinking, that is, allowing himself a free, though innocent, conversation with all sorts of persons, that he might gain some.

Observe, 2. The exception which the Pharisee takes at our Saviour's not washing his hands before dinner. This they made (but without any warrant for it) a religious act; abounding in external washings, but neglecting the inward purgation of their hearts and consciences from sin and uncleanness. Thus Pharisaical hypocrisy puts God off with outward cleansing instead of inward purity; regarding more the outward cleanness of the hand, than the inward purity of the heart.

Observe, 3. Our blessed Saviour does not condemn any external decency and cleanliness in conversation, but his design is to show the vanity of outward purity without inward sanctity, and to convince them of the necessity of cleansing the heart, in order to the purifying and reforming the life. The Pharisee washed his hands clean, but left his soul full of uncleanness; not considering that he that made the soul as well as the body, requires that both should be kept pure, all the impiety of men's lives proceeding from the impurity of their hearts and natures.

Verses of Luke 11

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Luke 11:37 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 11:37 - The Greek Testament

Luke 11:37 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 11:37 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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Luke 11:37 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 11:37 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 11:37 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 11:37 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 11:37 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 11:37 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:37 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:37 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 11:37 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 11:37 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 11:37 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 11:37 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 11:37 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 11:37 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 11:37 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 11:37 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 11:37 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 11:37 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 11:37 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:37 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 11:37 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 11:37 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 11:37 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 11:37 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 11:37 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 11:37 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 11:37 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 11:37 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 11:37 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 11:37 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 11:37 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 11:37 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 11:37 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 11:37 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:37 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 11:37 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 11:37 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 11:37 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 11:37 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament