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Verses of Luke 21

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Luke 21:12 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Saviour here goes on in giving farther signs of Jerusalem's destruction.

He declares, 1. The sharp persecution that should fall upon the apostles themselves, They shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you.

Learn hence, that the keenest and sharpest edge of persecution, is usually turned upon the ambassadors of Christ, and falls heaviest on the ministers of God.

He acquaints them, 2. That for preaching his holy doctrine, they should be brought before kings and rulers; but advises them not to be anxiously thoughtful, or exceedingly solicitous what they should say, for it should be suggested to them by the Holy Ghost, what they should say in that hour.

Learn thence, that though the truth of Christ may be opposed, yet the defenders of it shall never be ashamed; for rather than they shall want a tongue to plead for it, God himself will prompt them by his Holy Spirit, and suggest such arguments to them, as all their enemies shall not be able to gainsay. I will give you a mouth and wisdom.

Observe, 3. How he describes the bitter enmity of the world against the preachers of the gospel, to be such as would overcome and extinguish even the natural affection of nearest relations. Ye shall be betrayed both by parents and brethren. Grace teaches us to lay down our lives for the brethren; but corruption in general, and enmity to the gospel in particular, will put brother upon taking away the life of brother, and cause parents to hate and persecute their own bowels.

Observe lastly. Our Saviour's admonition, In your patience possess ye your souls. There are three degrees of Christian patience: the first consists in a silent submission to God's will; the second, in a thankful acceptation of God's fatherly rod; the third, in serious cheerfulness under sorrowful dispensation, rejoicing in tribulation, and counting it all joy when we fall into divers temptations: by this patience we possess our souls; as faith gives us the possession of Christ, so patience gives us the possession of ourselves: an impatient man is not in his own hand; for what title soever we have to our own souls, we have no possession of them without patience. In your patience possess ye your souls.

Verses of Luke 21

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Consult other comments:

Luke 21:12 - The Greek Testament

Luke 21:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 21:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 21:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 21:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 21:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 21:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 21:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 21:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 21:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 21:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 21:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 21:12 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 21:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 21:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 21:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 21:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 21:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 21:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 21:12 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 21:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament