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Verses of Luke 15

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Luke 15:8 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The scope of this parable is the same with the former.

1. To express the joy that is found with God and his holy angels, at the recovery and conversion of a notorious sinner.

2. To justify Christ in conversing with such sinners in order to their repentance and conversion, from the malicious reflections of the Pharisees made upon our Saviour for so doing: the sense of the words seems to be this, "If you do all justify the diligence and care of a woman, using all possible means to recover the loss of a piece of silver that has Caesar's image upon it, why (might our Saviour say) will you Pharisees censure and condemn me for seeking to recover and save lost sinners, that have the image of an holy God instamped upon them?"

Learn hence,

1. That the conversion of a sinner from a course and state of sin and wickedness, is highly acceptable and pleasing unto God.

2. That it is reasonable to suppose, that the holy angels in heaven do conceive a new joy at the notice and news of a sinner's repentance and conversion unto God: how the angels come by this knowledge, whether by virtue of their ministry here below, or whether God is pleased to reveal it to them above, as a thing extremely welcome and delightful to good spirits, it is neither material to enquire, nor possible to determine. But their happiness not being intensively infinite, it is certain that they may be happier than they are.

Note 3. That God is not only willing to receive and embrace returning and repenting sinners, but the news of their repentance is entertained with so much joy in heaven, that if it be possible for the blessed inhabitants of that place to have any thing added to their happiness, this will be a new accession to it: for though the happiness of God himself be intensively infinite, and can have nothing added to it; yet the happiness of angels and glorified spirits being but finite, is capable of addition: and as their knowledge and love do increase, so their felicity may be growing and improving to all eternity; so that it is reasonable enough to suppose that there is really joy among the angels and spirits of just men made perfect, over every sinner that repenteth.

Verses of Luke 15

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Luke 15:8 - The Greek Testament

Luke 15:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 15:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 15:8 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 15:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 15:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 15:8 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 15:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 15:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:8 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 15:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 15:8 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 15:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 15:8 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 15:8 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 15:8 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 15:8 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 15:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:8 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:8 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 15:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 15:8 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 15:8 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 15:8 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 15:8 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 15:8 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 15:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 15:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 15:8 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 15:8 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 15:8 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 15:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 15:8 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 15:8 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 15:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 15:8 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament