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Verses of Luke 11

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Luke 11:45 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The former woes were denounced by our Saviour against the Pharisees, who had their names from an Hebrew word, which signifies to separate, because they were persons separated and set apart for studying the law of God, and teaching it to others.

The next woe is here denounced against the lawyers, that is, the scribes of the law, of which there were two sorts: the civil scribe and the ecclesiastical scribe.

The civil scribe was a public notary, or a register of the synagogue, employed in writing bills of divorce, and sentences on the phylacteries. The ecclesiastical scribe was an expounder of the scripture, an interpreter of the law; men of great learning and knowledge, whose decrees and interpretations the Pharisees strictly observed. This lawyer here insolently calls our Saviour's reproof a reproach: however, our Saviour, who never feared the face or regarded the person of any man, gives them their portion, and lets them know wherein they were faulty as well as the Pharisees, and accordingly pronounces a woe unto them also, for a threefold crime.

1. For their laying heavy burdens upon others' shoulders, which they would not touch with one of their fingers. These burdens in general were a rigid exaction of obedience in the whole ceremonial law, and in particular the burden of traditions, certain austerities and severities, which they imposed upon the people, but would not undergo any part of them themselves. In vain do we hope to oblige our hearers to follow those rules of life, which we refuse or neglect to put in practice ourselves.

Verses of Luke 11

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Luke 11:45 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 11:45 - The Greek Testament

Luke 11:45 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 11:45 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 11:45 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 11:45 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 11:45 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 11:45 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 11:45 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:45 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:45 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 11:45 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 11:45 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 11:45 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 11:45 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 11:45 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 11:45 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 11:45 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 11:45 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 11:45 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 11:45 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 11:45 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 11:45 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 11:45 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 11:45 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 11:45 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 11:45 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 11:45 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 11:45 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 11:45 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 11:45 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 11:45 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 11:45 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 11:45 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament