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Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:31 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

It may seem strange that the Pharisees, who had no kindness for our Saviour, should come here and acquaint him with a danger that he was in from Herod: Get thee hence, for Herod will kill thee. It is probable they had a design to drive him out of the country, because his reputation was so great amongst the people, who were admirers of his person, hearers of his doctrine, and witnesses of his miracles. But what intention soever they had in acquainting Christ with his danger, it is very evident that our Saviour slighted it, by the messsage which he sent to Herod; Go and tell that fox. Where we must not suppose, that our Lord did fix this name of fox upon Herod as an opprobrious title, thereby reflecting the least dishonor upon him as a king; but it was as a prophet, to let him know, that being about his Father's work, he feared neither his power nor his policy; neither his cruelty nor his craft; and that nothing should take him off from finishing the work of man's redemption.

Learn hence, that when God calls forth any of his servants to any special service for him, all the combined power and policy of the prince of darkeness and his instruments, shall never be able to hinder them, until they have finished their course, and done the service which God designed: I must work today, and tomorrow, and the day following; as if Christ had said, "Let Herod know that my time is not in his hand, and, as to this matter, I am not under his command or power; however long my work will be finished, and then I shall be perfected."

Observe here, that to impose this ignominious but agreeable name on Herod, is not contrary to the command, not to speak evil of the ruler of the people; it being the office of a prophet, not to spare kings when they reprove their offences. Accordingly Christ here uses his prophetic call and power, in giving this tyrant a name so suitable to his actions: Go and tell that fox, from me, a prophet sent of God, and therefore authorized so to style him, that I am hastening to Jerusalem to lay down my life there, not fearing to be killed by him in the way; for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem, where the Sanhedrin sit, who are to pass judgment upon me. Dr. Whitby.

Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:31 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 13:31 - The Greek Testament

Luke 13:31 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:31 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:31 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 13:31 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 13:31 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 13:31 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:31 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 13:31 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 13:31 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 13:31 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:31 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:31 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 13:31 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 13:31 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 13:31 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 13:31 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 13:31 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 13:31 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 13:31 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:31 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 13:31 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 13:31 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:31 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 13:31 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 13:31 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 13:31 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 13:31 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 13:31 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 13:31 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Luke 13:31 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 13:31 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 13:31 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 13:31 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 13:31 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 13:31 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 13:31 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 13:31 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:31 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 13:31 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:31 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 13:31 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 13:31 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 13:31 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:31 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament