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Verses of Luke 17

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Luke 17:3 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The doctrine of forgiving an offending brother, is pressed upon us with many forcible arguments in the New Testament, which speaks it to be a duty of indispensable necessity. This place is to understood of private offences, and personal wrongs and injuries done by one man to another; which we must first reprove, and then remit; and although it be said, If he repent, forgive him; that is not to be understood, as if we needed not to pardon our brother, if he neglects to repent and ask forgiveness; but whether he acknowledges his offence or not to us, our hearts must stand ready to forgive the wrong done to us, and to pray for forgiveness on his behalf at the hands of God; laying aside all thoughts and desires of revenge in our own cause, and standing ready to any office of love and service to our offending brother.

Learn hence,

1. That to fall often into the same offence against our brother is a great aggravation of our offences: If thy brother trespass against thee seven times in a day; that is, very often.

2. That as the multiplication of offences is a great aggravation of offences, so the multiplying of forgiveness is a great demonstration of a God-like temper in us: he that multiplies sin, does, like Satan, sin abundantly; and he that multiplies pardon, does, like God, pardon abundantly.

Verses of Luke 17

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Luke 17:3 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 17:3 - The Greek Testament

Luke 17:3 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 17:3 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 17:3 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 17:3 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 17:3 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 17:3 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 17:3 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 17:3 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:3 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Luke 17:3 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:3 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 17:3 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 17:3 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 17:3 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 17:3 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 17:3 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 17:3 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 17:3 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 17:3 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:3 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 17:3 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 17:3 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 17:3 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 17:3 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 17:3 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 17:3 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 17:3 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:3 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 17:3 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 17:3 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 17:3 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament