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Verses of Luke 14

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Luke 14:12 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, that it is not an absolute denial of calling brethren and kinsfolk, and rich neighbors: but Christ forbids the bidding of them alone, and requires that the poor be refreshed at or from our table: for when the rich feast one another, and let the poor fast and pine; this is very sinful.

Accordingly our Saviour, observing how the Pharisee that bade him to dinner, invited only the rich, overlooking and neglecting the poor, he exhorts him and the company, that whenever they make entertainments for the time to come, they should not only invite their rich neighbors, and friends. Who can and will invite them again; but remember the poor.

Here note,

1. That civil courtesies, and hospitable entertainments of kindred and friends, for maintaining and preserving love and concord, is not only lawful, but an expedient and necessary duty; Use hospitality one to another (says St. Peter) without grudging.

2. That though it be not unlawful to invite and feast the rich, yet it is most acceptable to God when we feed and refresh the poor: When thou makest a feast call rather the poor, and thou shalt be blessed. We must prefer the duties of Christian charity before the acts of common civility: blessed are those feast makers, who make the bowels of the hungry to bless them.

3. That God often times rewards our liberality to the poor very signally in this life; but if it be deferred, we shall not fail to receive it at the resurrection of the just: The poor cannot recompense thee, but thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Verses of Luke 14

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Luke 14:12 - The Greek Testament

Luke 14:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 14:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 14:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 14:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 14:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 14:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 14:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 14:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 14:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 14:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 14:12 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 14:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 14:12 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 14:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 14:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 14:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 14:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 14:12 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 14:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 14:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 14:12 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 14:12 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 14:12 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 14:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 14:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 14:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 14:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 14:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 14:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 14:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 14:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 14:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 14:12 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 14:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 14:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 14:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament