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Verses of Luke 19

43

Luke 19:43 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have a prophetical prediction of the total and final destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Roman armies, who begirt the city round, burnt the temple, starved the people, and brought such ruin and destruction upon the place, as no history could ever parallel: the reason is assigned, because they knew not the time of their visitation; that is, the time when God visited them with his gospel, first by the ministry of John, then by the preaching of Christ himself, and afterwards by his disciples and apostles.

Hence learn,

1. That when God gives his gospel to a people, he gives that people a merciful and a gracious visitation.

2. That for a people not to know, but to neglect the time of their gracious visitation, is a God-provoking, and a wrath-procuring sin: Because thou knowest not the time of thy visitation, therefore the time shall come, that thine enemies shall lay thee even with the ground, and not leave one stone upon another; which, history tells us, was literally fulfilled, when Turnus Rufus, with his plough, ploughed up the very foundation stones upon which the temple stood. Lord, how has sin laid the foundation of ruin in the most flourishing cities and kingdoms! Here we have a prophetical prediction of the total and final destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Roman armies, who begirt the city round, burnt the temple, starved the people, and brought such ruin and destruction upon the place, as no history could ever parallel: the reason is assigned, because they knew not the time of their visitation; that is, the time when God visited them with his gospel, first by the ministry of John, then by the preaching of Christ himself, and afterwards by his disciples and apostles.

Hence learn,

1. That when God gives his gospel to a people, he gives that people a merciful and a gracious visitation.

2. That for a people not to know, but to neglect the time of their gracious visitation, is a God-provoking, and a wrath-procuring sin: Because thou knowest not the time of thy visitation, therefore the time shall come, that thine enemies shall lay thee even with the ground, and not leave one stone upon another; which, history tells us, was literally fulfilled, when Turnus Rufus, with his plough, ploughed up the very foundation stones upon which the temple stood. Lord, how has sin laid the foundation of ruin in the most flourishing cities and kingdoms!

Verses of Luke 19

43

Consult other comments:

Luke 19:43 - The Greek Testament

Luke 19:43 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 19:43 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 19:43 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 19:43 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 19:43 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 19:43 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 19:43 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:43 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:43 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 19:43 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 19:43 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 19:43 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 19:43 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 19:43 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 19:43 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 19:43 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 19:43 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 19:43 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 19:43 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 19:43 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 19:43 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 19:43 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament