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Verses of Luke 19

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Luke 19:11 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

For the better understanding of this parable, we must,

1. Consider the occasion of it.

2. The design and scope of it.

3. The lessons of instruction which our Saviour intended us by it.

As to the former; the occasion of our Saviour's uttering this parable seems to be this, He was now going up to Jerusalem to die; some of the company were of opinion, that he would immediately enter upon his kingdom, and act as a temporal prince, delivering them from the Romans, and destroying his and their enemies: he lets them understand the quite contrary, that he must die and rise again, and ascend into heaven, and then return again and receive the kingdom; and that he was now taking his last journey to Jerusalem, in order to that end.

The design and scope of the parable, together with the interpretation of it, is this, the nobleman here mentioned is our Saviour himself, who in his state of great humiliation was but like a nobleman: his going into a far country, signifies his return from earth to heaven: his coming back again, signifies his coming to judgment: his calling his servants, and delivering them their talents, intimates to us the various gifts which he bestows upon the sons of men, all which are to be employed in his service, and improved to his glory: his calling his servants to an account, plainly signifies, that when Christ comes to judgment, he will have an account of every individual person, how they used the gifts, and improved the talents, intrusted with them; and that they may expect to be impartially rewarded according to their works; for God will appear a righteous God, and will condemn sinners out of their own mouths, and a most certain and final ruin will be their portion, while those that were faithful in his service shall be crowned with his reward.

Now from the whole we may learn these lessons of instruction:

1. That our Lords' state of humiliation and great abasement on earth being passed and over, a glorious state of exaltation he is now arrived at in heaven. God has exalted him with great triumph to his kingdom in heaven.

2. That, clothed with inifinite majesty and power, and attended with an innumerable host of glorious angels and saints, this exalted Saviour will come to judge angels and men.

3. That in the mean time Christ variously dispenses to his servants particular talents, to be employed and improved for his own glory and his church's good.

4. That there will most certainly be a reckoning-day, or a time when our Lord will take an account of men's improving those gifts and graces, which were given them as so many talents to be improved by them.

5. That there will be degrees of happiness and misery in the other world, according to men's degrees of faithfulness or negligence in this.

6. That it is abominably false and impious to charge God, as being rigid and severe with men, and requiring impossibilities at their hands: For out of their own mouths will God condemn them.

Lastly, that the condition of God's faithful servants will be unspeakably happy, and that of the unprofitable servant intolerably miserable both in this world and in the next: the righteous shall enter into the joy of their Lord, and be confirmed therein, with an utter impossibility of losing that happiness. The wicked, who would not submit to Christ's authority, shall not be able to resist his power. They that would not suffer Christ to reign over them, shall at the last day be brought forth and slain before him. Those mine enemies that would not that I, and etc.

Verses of Luke 19

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Consult other comments:

Luke 19:11 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 19:11 - The Greek Testament

Luke 19:11 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 19:11 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 19:11 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 19:11 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 19:11 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 19:11 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 19:11 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 19:11 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 19:11 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 19:11 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:11 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Luke 19:11 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:11 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 19:11 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 19:11 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 19:11 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 19:11 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 19:11 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 19:11 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 19:11 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 19:11 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 19:11 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 19:11 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 19:11 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:11 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 19:11 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 19:11 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 19:11 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 19:11 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 19:11 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 19:11 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 19:11 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 19:11 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 19:11 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 19:11 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 19:11 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 19:11 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 19:11 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 19:11 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:11 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 19:11 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 19:11 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 19:11 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 19:11 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament