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Verses of Luke 18

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Luke 18:35 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

This chapter concludes with the recital of a famous miracle wrought by our Saviour upon a blind man, whom St. Mark calls Bartimeus.

Where we have observable, 1. The blind man's faith in acknowledging Christ to be the Messiah; for so much the title of Son of David did import.

Observe, 2. His fervency as well as his faith: he cried to Christ for the mercy of of healing, Have mercy on me, thou Son of David. A true sense of want, either bodily or spiritual, will cause a soul to cry of Christ with earnestness and importunity.

Observe, 3. The great compassion and condescension of Christ towards this blind man : He stood still, he called him, and enlightened his eyes.

Observe, 4. Before Christ would restore the blind man to sight, he must sensibly complain of the want of sight, and cry unto him for it. Christ knows all his creatures' wants, but takes no notice of them, till they make them known to him by prayer.

Observe, 5. How much Christ magnifies faith, what he attributes to it, and how he rewards the least exercise of it: Jesus said, thy faith hath saved thee. Christ himself was the efficient cause of the blind man's healing, but he exerted his divine power upon the exercise of the blind man's faith; and accordingly says, Thy faith hath saved thee.

Note, 6. In what way and manner the blind man does express his thankfulness to Christ for his recovered sight: He followed him, glorifiying God. Mercy received from Christ is then well improved when it engages us to follow Christ; this should be the effect of all salvations wrought for us. He praises God best, that serves him most. The life of thankfulness consists in the thankfulness of the life.

Verses of Luke 18

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Luke 18:35 - The Greek Testament

Luke 18:35 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 18:35 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 18:35 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 18:35 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 18:35 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Luke 18:35 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 18:35 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 18:35 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 18:35 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 18:35 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 18:35 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 18:35 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 18:35 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 18:35 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 18:35 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 18:35 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 18:35 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 18:35 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 18:35 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 18:35 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 18:35 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 18:35 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 18:35 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 18:35 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 18:35 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 18:35 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 18:35 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 18:35 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

Luke 18:35 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 18:35 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 18:35 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 18:35 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 18:35 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 18:35 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 18:35 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 18:35 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 18:35 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 18:35 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 18:35 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 18:35 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 18:35 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 18:35 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 18:35 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament