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Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:4 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Another instance our Saviour gives of persons that fell by a sudden death, even eighteen that were slain by the fall of a tower in Jerusalem. He takes occasion from thence to caution the Jews, that they did not rigidly censure the sufferers, or conclude that those have wrought the most sin, who are brought to most shame. Oh, how ready are we to judge of men's eternal condition, by their present visitation; and to conclude them the greatest offenders, upon whom God inflicts the most visible punishments! Our Saviour forbids this, and advises every one to look at home, telling the whole body of the Jews, that if they did not repent, they should all likewise perish, and that two ways:

1. By as certain a punishment as these did.

2. Ye shall likewise perish, by the same kind of punishment; you shall perish by the ruin of your whole city, as they did by the downfall of that tower, if a timely and sincere repentance does not intervene.

Learn hence, that we must judge of persons by their conversation towards God, and not by God's dispensation towards them; all things here fall alike to all. A sudden death, yea, a violent death, as it comes upon many men, so it may come upon the best of men, as well as others: think not, says Christ, that those eighteen were sinners above all that dwelt in Jerusalem, because they sufferd such things, I tell you, Nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Teaching us, that repentance is the only way and means to prevent punishment here, and perishing hereafter: Except ye repent, ye shall perish.

Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:4 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 13:4 - The Greek Testament

Luke 13:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:4 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:4 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 13:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 13:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:4 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 13:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 13:4 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:4 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 13:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 13:4 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 13:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 13:4 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 13:4 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 13:4 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 13:4 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 13:4 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 13:4 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 13:4 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 13:4 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 13:4 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 13:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament