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Verses of Luke 20

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Luke 20:20 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Both St. Matthew and St. Mark tell us, that these spies, sent forth to ensnare our Saviour about paying tribute to Caesar, were the Pharisees and Herodians: the former were against paying tribute, looking upon the Roman emperor as an usurper; the latter were for it. These two opposite parties concluded, that, let our Saviour answer how he would, they should entrap him; if, to please the Pharisees, he denied paying tribute, then he is accused of sedition; if, to gratify the Herodians, he voted for paying tribute, then he is pronounced an enemy to the liberty of his country, and exposed to a popular odium.

But observe with what wisdom and caution our Lord answers them: he calls for the Roman penny, and asks them, whose superscription it bare? They answer, Caesar's. Then says he, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's. As if he had said, "Your admitting the Roman coin amongst you, is an evidence that you are under subjection to the Roman emperor; because the coining and imposing of money is an act of sovereign authority; therefore you having owned Caesar's authority over you, by accepting of his coin amongst you, give unto him his just dues, and render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's."

Learn hence,

1. That our Saviour was no enemy to magistracy and civil government; there was no truer pay-master of the king's dues, than he that was King of kings; he preached it and he practised it, Mat 17:27

2. Where a kingdom is in subjection to a temporal prince, whether by descent, election, or conquest, he derives the title, the sujects ought from a principle of conscience to pay tribute to him.

3. That as Christ is no enemy to the civil rights of princes, and his religion exempts none from paying their civil dues, so princes should be as careful not to rob him of his divine honor, as he is not to wrong them of their civil rights. As Christ requires all his followers to render to Ceasar the things that are Caesar's, so princes should oblige all their subjects to render unto God the things that are God's.

Verses of Luke 20

20

Consult other comments:

Luke 20:20 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 20:20 - The Greek Testament

Luke 20:20 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 20:20 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 20:20 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 20:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 20:20 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 20:20 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 20:20 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 20:20 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 20:20 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:20 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:20 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 20:20 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 20:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 20:20 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 20:20 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 20:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 20:20 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 20:20 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:20 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 20:20 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 20:20 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:20 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 20:20 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 20:20 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 20:20 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 20:20 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 20:20 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 20:20 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 20:20 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 20:20 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 20:20 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 20:20 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:20 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 20:20 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 20:20 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament