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Luke 16:22 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. That our Saviour represents all men, both good and bad, passing immediately out of this life into a state of happiness or misery; Lazarus died, and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom.

Thence note,

1. That the souls of men survive in sensibility and activity, after the dissolution of their bodies, and do not sleep with the body until the day of the resurrection.

2. That all holy souls, and amongst the rest the godly poor, are instantly, after death, conveyed by angels to their place of rest and blessedness. The rich man also died: this is added to let us know that riches, for all men's confidence in them, will not deliver from death; the rich man might be surfeited by faring deliciously every day, while Lazarus was famished.

And was buried: here is no mention of Lazarus's burial, probably he had none, but was flung out of the way into some hole or pit; or if he had a burial, a very mean one, which is past over in silence: all the advantage which a rich man has by a great estate after he is dead, is only to have a pompous funeral, which yet signifies nothing to him, because he is not sensible of it. And in hell he lifted up his eyes, etc. He feels at once both his own misery, and sensibly perceives Lazarus's happiness.

Thence note, that the souls of wicked men, while their bodies lie in the grave, are in the state of the greatest misery, which is aggravated by the sense they have at the same time of the saints' happiness. For probably the blessed shall see the torments of the damned, and the damned probably shall see the glory of the blessed.

Consult other comments:

Luke 16:22 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 16:22 - The Greek Testament

Luke 16:22 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:22 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:22 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 16:22 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 16:22 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 16:22 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:22 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 16:22 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 16:22 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:22 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:22 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 16:22 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 16:22 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 16:22 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 16:22 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 16:22 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 16:22 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 16:22 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 16:22 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 16:22 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 16:22 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 16:22 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 16:22 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 16:22 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:22 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 16:22 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 16:22 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:22 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament