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Verses of Luke 17

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Luke 17:31 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here our Saviour advises them, that when they shall see the judgments of God breaking out upon Jerusalem, that they make all possible speed to get out of it, as Lot and his family did out of Sodom; and to take heed of imitating Lot's wife, who looking back became a pillar of salt, Gen 19:26

Where observe,

1. Her offence, She looked back.

2. The punishment of her offence, She became a pillar of salt.

Her offence in looking behind her was manifest disobedience to the divine command, which said, Look not behind thee; and proceeded either from carelessness or from covetousness, or from curiosity, or from compassion to those that she left behind her, and was undoubtedly the effect of great infidelity, she not believing the truth of what the angel had declared, as touching the certainty and suddenness of Sodom's destruction. The punishment of her offence was exemplary, She became a pillar of salt: that is, a perpetual monument of divine severity for her infidelity and disobedience.

Where note,

1. The suddenness of her punishment: the justice of God surprises her in the very act of sin, with a present revenge.

2. The seeming disproportion between the punishment and the offence: her offence was a forbidden look. From whence carnal reason may plead, "Was it not sufficient for her to lose her eyes, but must she lose her life?" But the easiness and reasonableness of the command aggravated her disobedience; and though her punishment may seem severe, it was not unjust.

Now, says our Saviour, Remember Lot's wife: that is, let her example caution all of you against unbelief, disobedience, worldy- mindedness, contempt of God's threatenings, and lingerings after the forbidden society of lewd and wicked persons.

Verses of Luke 17

31

Consult other comments:

Luke 17:31 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 17:31 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 17:31 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 17:31 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 17:31 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 17:31 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 17:31 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 17:31 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:31 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 17:31 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 17:31 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 17:31 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 17:31 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 17:31 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 17:31 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 17:31 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 17:31 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 17:31 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 17:31 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 17:31 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 17:31 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 17:31 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 17:31 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 17:31 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 17:31 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 17:31 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 17:31 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament