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Verses of Luke 20

39

Luke 20:39 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The design of our blessed Saviour in propounding this question to the Pharisees, (how Christ could be David's son, when David by inspiration called him Lord) was two-fold:

1. To confute the people's erroneous opinion touching the person of the Messiah, who they thought should be a mere man, of the stock and lineage of David only, and not the Son of God.

2. To strengthen the faith of his disciples touching his Godhead, against the time that they should see him suffer and rise again: the place Christ alludes to is The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand. Psa 110:1 The Lord, that is, to God the Son; who was to be incarnate, whom David calls his Lord, both as God, and as Mediator, his Lord by a right of creation and redemption also.

Now the question our Saviour puts to the Pharisees is this, how Christ could be both David's Lord, and David's Son? No son being Lord of his own father; therefore if Christ were David's Sovereign, he must be more than man, more than David's son. As man, he was David's son; as God-man was David's Lord.

Note hence, 1. That though Christ was truly and really Man, yet he was more than a mere man; he was Lord unto, and the salvation of, his own forefathers.

Note, 2. That the only way to reconcile the scriptures which speak concerning Christ, is to believe and acknowledge him to be both God and Man in one person. The Messiah, as man, was to come forth out of David's loins; but as God-man, was David's Lord, his Sovereign and Saviour: as man he was David's son; as God-man, he was Lord of his own father.

Verses of Luke 20

39

Consult other comments:

Luke 20:39 - The Greek Testament

Luke 20:39 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 20:39 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 20:39 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 20:39 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 20:39 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:39 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:39 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 20:39 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 20:39 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 20:39 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 20:39 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 20:39 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 20:39 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 20:39 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 20:39 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 20:39 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 20:39 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 20:39 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 20:39 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:39 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:39 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 20:39 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament