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Verses of Luke 21

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Luke 21:20 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

The sense is this: "As soon as ye shall see the Roman army appear before the city of Jerusalem, (called by St. Matthew and St. Mark, The abomination of desolation, that is, the army which is such an abomination to you, and the occasion of such desolation wherever it goes,) then let every one that values his own safety fly as far and as fast as he can, as Lot fled from the flames of Sodom: and be glad, if by flight he can save his life, though he lose all besides."

Learn thence, that when Almighty God ia pouring forth his fury upon a sinful people, it is both a lawful and necessary duty, by flight to endeavor to shelter ourselves from the approaching calamity and desolation: When ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, flee to the mountains.

Observe farther, the dreadful relation that our Saviour here gives of those desolating calamities which were coming upon Jerusalem, partly from the Romans army without, and partly from the seditions and factions of the zealots within, who committed such outrages and slaughters, that there were no less than eleven hundred thousand Jews slain, and ninety-seven thousand taken prisoners. They that bought our Saviour for thirty pence, were now themselves sold thirty for a penny. Now did the temple itself become a sacrifice, a whole burnt-offering, and was consumed to ashes.

Observe lastly, what encouragement Christ gives to all his faithful disciples and followers: he bids them look up, and lift up their heads, when these calamities came upon others; look up with confidence and joy, for your redemption, salvation, and deliverance, then approaches. God had a remnant, which he designed should survive that destruction, to be a holy seed; these are called upon to look up with cheerfulness and joy, when the hearts of others were failing them for fear. And thus shall it be at the general day of judgment, (of which Jerusalem's visitation was a type.)

Lord, how will the glory and terror of that day dazzle the eyes, and terrify the hearts, of all the enemies of Christ; but delight the eyes and rejoice the hearts of all that love and fear him, that serve and obey him: then may the friends of Christ look up, and lift up their heads, for their full redemption draweth nigh.

Verses of Luke 21

20

Consult other comments:

Luke 21:20 - The Greek Testament

Luke 21:20 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 21:20 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 21:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 21:20 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 21:20 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 21:20 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:20 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:20 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 21:20 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 21:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 21:20 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 21:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 21:20 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 21:20 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 21:20 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 21:20 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 21:20 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 21:20 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 21:20 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 21:20 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 21:20 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 21:20 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 21:20 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 21:20 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 21:20 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 21:20 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 21:20 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 21:20 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 21:20 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 21:20 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament