Verses of Luke 19


Luke 19:28 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Lord (as noted before) was now upon his last journey to Jerusalem, where he was to shed his blood, and lay down his life for the redemption and salvation of a lost world; and it is observable, what a double demonstration he gives of his great willingness and forwardness to go up to Jerusalem, there to die.

1. Both St. Luke here, and St. Mark, Mar 10:32 tell us, that he went before the company leading the way, when he went to suffer. Lord! With what alacrity and holy cheerfulness did thou manage the great work of man's redemption! None ever went so willingly to a crown as thou to thy cross.

2. Our Saviour, who all his life traveled like a poor man on foot, now he goes up to Jerusalem to die for us, he will ride, to show his great forwardness to lay down his life for us, but what was the beast he rode upon! An ass's colt; to fulfill that prophecy,Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh, riding upon an ass. Zec 9:9 Yes it was a colt which never man rode before; to let us see how the most unruly and untamed creatures become obedient and obsequious to Christ, and render themselves serviceable to him at his pleasure. It was also a borrowed ass, whereby our Savior's right to all the creatures was manifested; and accordingly he bids his disciples to tell the owner, That the Lord had need of him: not your Lord, or our Lord, but the Lord, that is, he that is Lord of the whole earth, whose are the cattle upon a thousand hills.

Here note, what a clear and full demonstration Christ gave of his divine nature: of his omnisciency in foreseeing and foretelling the event; of his omnipotency in inclining the heart, and over-ruling the will of the owner to let the colt go; and of his sovereignty, that as he was Lord of the creatures, he could command and call for their services whenever he needed them. The colt being brought, and our Saviour set thereon.

Observe, next, the actions of the multitude in acknowledging Christ to be our King; they spread their clothes in the way, casting their garments on the ground, for him to ride upon, according to the custom of princes when they ride in state; yes, the multitude do not only disrobe their backs, but expend their breath in joyful acclamations and loud hosannas, wishing all manner of prosperity to their meek but mighty Prince. In this princely, yet poor and despicable pomp, does our Saviour enter the famous city of Jerusalem. Oh how far was our holy Lord from affecting worldly greatness and grandeur! He despised that glory which worldly hearts fondly admire; yet because he was a King, he would be proclaimed such, and have his kingdom confessed, applauded, and blessed: but that it might appear that his kingdom was not of this world, he abandons all worldly magnificence. Oh glorious, yet homely pomp! Oh meek, yet mighty Prince!

Observe lastly, the peevish envy of the wicked Pharisees, who were then in company: they grudge our Saviour this poor honor; they envy him this small triumph of coming into the city upon an ass's colt, attended by a company of poor people, strewing the way with boughs of trees, with hosannas and joyful acclamations in their mouths: these poor people's mouths they would have stopped; Master, rebuke thy disciples; they did not like the music. Christ tells them, that they labor in vain to suppress the testimony given by his disciples, for if they should be silent, the stones would cry out yes, cry out shame of them for neglecting their duty: as if Christ had said, the speechless stones will speak and give witness to me, if men will not.

Learn hence, they that are owned of God, shall not want ownings and witnessings from man, at one time or other, in one way or other, though the envy and malice of men do never so much gainsay and oppose it.

Verses of Luke 19


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Luke 19:28 - The Greek Testament

Luke 19:28 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 19:28 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 19:28 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 19:28 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 19:28 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 19:28 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 19:28 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 19:28 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 19:28 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:28 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:28 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 19:28 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 19:28 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 19:28 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 19:28 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Luke 19:28 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 19:28 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 19:28 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 19:28 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 19:28 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 19:28 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 19:28 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:28 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 19:28 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 19:28 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 19:28 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 19:28 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 19:28 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Luke 19:28 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 19:28 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 19:28 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 19:28 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 19:28 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 19:28 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 19:28 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 19:28 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:28 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 19:28 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 19:28 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 19:28 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament