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Verses of Luke 20

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Luke 20:45 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, what it is that our Saviour condemns; not civil salutations in the market-place, not the chief seats in the synagogue, not the uppermost rooms at feasts, but their fond affecting of these things, and their ambitious aspiring after them; it was not their taking, but their loving, the uppermost rooms at feasts, which our Saviour condemns. God is the God of order, there may and ought to be a precedency among persons; God commands us to give honor to whom honor is due, but pride and ambition are detestable and hateful vices, especially in such as are preachers, and ought to be patterns of humility.

Observe, 2. How our Saviour condemns the Pharisees for their gross hypocrisy, in coloring over their abominable covetousness with a specious pretence of religion, making long prayers in the temple and synagogues for widows, and thereupon persuading them to give bountifully to Corban, that is, the common treasury for the temple; some part of which was employed for their maintenance.

Whence we learn, that it is no new thing for designing hypocrites to cover the foulest transgressions with the cloak of religion: thus the Pharisees made their prayers a cloak and cover for their covetousness.

Verses of Luke 20

45

Consult other comments:

Luke 20:45 - The Greek Testament

Luke 20:45 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 20:45 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 20:45 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 20:45 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 20:45 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:45 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:45 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 20:45 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 20:45 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 20:45 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 20:45 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 20:45 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:45 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 20:45 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 20:45 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 20:45 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 20:45 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 20:45 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 20:45 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 20:45 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 20:45 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:45 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:45 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 20:45 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 20:45 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 20:45 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament