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Verses of Luke 22

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Luke 22:24 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

If these words be not placed out of order by St. Luke here, it may seem very strange, that the apostles immediately after receiving the sacrament, should entertain their minds with thoughts of precedency and superiority; and much stranger yet, that they should discourse openly of such a subject as this, especially considering what our Saviour had just before told them, that he was betrayed into the hands of sinners. But whether at this time or not, it is most certain, at some time or other a strife was found amongst them, which should be the greatest. Now that our Saviour might effectually quench those unhappy sparks of ambition which were kindled in his apostles' minds, he tells them that supremacy and dominion belong to secular princes, not to evangelical pastors, who ought to carry themselves with humility and condescension one towards another. Not that Christ directs to a parity and equality amongst his ministers, or forbids the pre-eminency of some over others; but the affecting of superiority, and true love of pre-eminency, is that which our Saviour disallowed.

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1. That so far ought the ministers of Christ to be from affecting a domination and superiority of power over their fellow brethren, that, in imitation of Christ their Lord and Master, they ought to account themselves fellow-servants: I am among you as one that serveth.

2. That such ministers as do love and affect pre-eminency and superiority, are most unfit for it, and they deserve it best that seek it least.

3. That the dignity and honor which the ministers of Christ should chiefly and only affect, is in another world; and the way to be the greatest and highest there, is to be low and humble here; mean in our own eyes, and little in our own esteem: Whosoever is chief, says Christ, let him be your servant.

Verses of Luke 22

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Luke 22:24 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 22:24 - The Greek Testament

Luke 22:24 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 22:24 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 22:24 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 22:24 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 22:24 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 22:24 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 22:24 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 22:24 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:24 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:24 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 22:24 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 22:24 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 22:24 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 22:24 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 22:24 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 22:24 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 22:24 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 22:24 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 22:24 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 22:24 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 22:24 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 22:24 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 22:24 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 22:24 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 22:24 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 22:24 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 22:24 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 22:24 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 22:24 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 22:24 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 22:24 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 22:24 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 22:24 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 22:24 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:24 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 22:24 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 22:24 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 22:24 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 22:24 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament