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Verses of Luke 17

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Luke 17:14 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. The preventing grace and mercy of Christ; their disease is cured where it can be complained of: Go, show yourselves unto the priests, says Christ, and in their going they were cleansed, they were healed before they could come at the priests, that as the power that healed them was wholly Christ's, so might the praise be also.

Observe, 2. A two-fold reason why Christ commanded them to go to the priests.

1. In compliance with the ceremonial law, which required the leper to be brought to them, to judge whether healed or not; and if so, to receive the offering prescribed in token of thankfulness.

2. For the trial of their obedience: had they stood upon terms with Christ, and said, "Alas!" to what purpose is it to show ourselves to the priests; what good can their eyes do us? We should be glad to see ourselves cured; but why should we go to them to see ourselves loathed? Had they thus expostulated, they had not been healed: what command soever we receive from Christ, we must rather consider the authority of the commander, than the weight of the thing commanded, for God delights to try our obedience by small precepts; happy for these lepers, that, in obedience to Christ, they went to the priests, for as they went they were healed.

Verses of Luke 17

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Consult other comments:

Luke 17:14 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 17:14 - The Greek Testament

Luke 17:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 17:14 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 17:14 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 17:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 17:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 17:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 17:14 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:14 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 17:14 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 17:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 17:14 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 17:14 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 17:14 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 17:14 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 17:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 17:14 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 17:14 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 17:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 17:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 17:14 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament