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Verses of Luke 20

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Luke 20:9 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In the parable before us, the Jewish church is compared to a vineyard, God the father to an householder, his planting, pruning, and fencing his vineyard, denotes his care to furnish his church with all needful helps and means to make it fruitful; his letting it out to husbandmen, signifies the committing the care of his church to the priests and Levites, the public pastors and governors of the church; his servants are the prophets and apostles whom he sent from time to time, to admonish them to bring forth answerable fruits to the cost which God had expended on them; his son is Jesus Christ, whom the rulers of the Jewish church slew and murdered. So that the design and scope of the parable is, to discover to the Jews, particularly to the Pharisees, their obstinate impenitency under all the means of grace, their bloody cruelty towards the prophets of God, their tremendous guilt in crucifying the Son of God; for all which God would unchurch them finally, ruin their nation, and set up a church among the Gentiles, that should bring forth much better fruit than the Jewish church ever did.

From the whole, note,

1. That the church is God's vineyard; a vineyard is a place inclosed, a place well planted, well fruited, and exceeding dear and precious to the planter, and the owner of it.

2. That as dear as God's vineyard is unto him, in case of barrenness and unfruitfulness, it is in great danger of being destroyed and laid waste by him.

3. That the only way and course to engage God's care over his vineyard, and to prevent its being given to other husbandmen, is to give him the fruits of it; it is but a vineyard that God lets out, it is no inheritance: no people ever had so many promises of God's favor as the Jews; nor ever enjoyed so many privileges while they continued in his favor, as they did; but for rejecting Christ and his holy doctrine they are a despised, scattered people throughout the world. See the note on Mat 21:39-40

Verses of Luke 20

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Luke 20:9 - The Greek Testament

Luke 20:9 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 20:9 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 20:9 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 20:9 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 20:9 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 20:9 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 20:9 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 20:9 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:9 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:9 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 20:9 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 20:9 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 20:9 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 20:9 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 20:9 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 20:9 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 20:9 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 20:9 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:9 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 20:9 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 20:9 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:9 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 20:9 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 20:9 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 20:9 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 20:9 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 20:9 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 20:9 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 20:9 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 20:9 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 20:9 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 20:9 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 20:9 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 20:9 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 20:9 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 20:9 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 20:9 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 20:9 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 20:9 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 20:9 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 20:9 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament