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Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:34 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Lord concludes this chapter with a compassionate lamentation over Jerusalem, the place where he was to suffer. His ingemination, or doubling of the word, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, shows the vehemency of his affection towards them, and the sincerity of his desires for their salvation.

Observe, 1. The kindness and compassion of Christ to the Jews in general, and Jerusalem in particular, set forth by a lively metaphor and similitude, namely, that of a hen gathering her chickens under her wings. As the hen does tenderly cherish, and carefully hide and cover her young from the eye of the destroyer; so would Christ have shrouded and sheltered this people from all those birds of prey, and particularly from the Roman eagle, by whose talons they were at last destoyed.

Again, as the hen continues her call to her young ones from morning to night, and holds out her wings for shelter to them all the day long, so did Christ wait for this people's repentance and conversion; for it was more than forty years after they had killed his prophets, and murdered himself, before they met with a final overthrow.

Observe, 2. The amazing obstinacy and willfulness of this people in rejecting the grace and favor, the kindness and condescension, of the Lord Jesus Christ: I would have gathered you, but ye would not.

Observe, 3. The fatal issue of this obstinacy: Behold your house is left unto you desolate; is left, that is, certainly and suddenly will be left desolate (the present tense being put for the paulo post futurum), which denotes the certainty and proximity of this people's ruin.

Learn, 1. That the ruin and destruction of sinners is wholly chargeable upon themselves, that is, on their own willfuness and impenitency, on their own obstinacy and obduracy. I would have gathered you, says Christ, but ye would not.

Learn, 2. How deplorably and inexcusably they will perish, who perish by their own willfulness and obduracy under the gospel.

Learn, 3. That there is no desire like unto God's desire of a people's repentance, no longing like unto God's longing for a people's salvation: O Jerusalem, how oft would I have gathered thee! When shall it once be?

Verses of Luke 13

34

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Luke 13:34 - The Greek Testament

Luke 13:34 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 13:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 13:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 13:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 13:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 13:34 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 13:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 13:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 13:34 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:34 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 13:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 13:34 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 13:34 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 13:34 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 13:34 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 13:34 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 13:34 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 13:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 13:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 13:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 13:34 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 13:34 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament