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Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:6 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our blessed Saviour, that he might excite the Jews to the practice of the last mentioned duty of repentance, sets forth his long-suffering with them, and forbearance towards them, by the parable of the fig tree, which the Master of the vineyard had long expected fruit there from, but found none.

Where note, 1. The great care that God takes to make poor sinners happy; he plants them in his church, as in a vineyard, that by the cultivating care of his ministers, and the fructifying influences of his Spirit, they may be fruitful in good works.

Note, 2. That God keeps an exact account or reckoning, what means and advantages every place and people have enjoyed; These three years have I come seeking fruit, alluding to the three years of his own ministry among them. God keeps a memorial how many years the gospel has been amongst a people, how many ministers they have had, and how long with them, what pathetical exhortations, what pressing admonitions, what cutting reproofs; all are upon the file, and must be accounted for.

Learn, 3. That God expects suitable and proportionable fruit from a people, according to the time of their standing in his vineyard, and answering to the cost and culture which his ministers have expended upon them, and the pains they have taken with them.

Note farther, 4. That although God does and justly may expect fruit from such as are planted, in his vineyard, to with, the Christian church, yet he expects it with much patience and forbearnace, waiting from year to year, to see if time will work amendment. These three years I have come seeking fruit, and found none.

Lastly, if after all the cost that God has bestowed upon a people by his ministers and ordinances, they continue unfruitful, there is nothing to be expected but excision and final destruction: Cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground?

Verses of Luke 13

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Luke 13:6 - The Greek Testament

Luke 13:6 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:6 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:6 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 13:6 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 13:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 13:6 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 13:6 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 13:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:6 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:6 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 13:6 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 13:6 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 13:6 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 13:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 13:6 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 13:6 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:6 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 13:6 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:6 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 13:6 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 13:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 13:6 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 13:6 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 13:6 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 13:6 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 13:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 13:6 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 13:6 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 13:6 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 13:6 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:6 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 13:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 13:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 13:6 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 13:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 13:6 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament