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Verses of Luke 22

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Luke 22:47 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

It was the lot and portion of our blessed Saviour here, we find, to be betrayed into the hands of his mortal enemies, by the treachery of a false and dissembling friend.

And in this sad relation before us we have observable, the traitor, the treason, the manner how, and the time when, this treasonable design was executed.

Observe, 1. The traitor, Judas: all the evangelists carefully describe him by his name, Judas, Judas Iscariot, lest he should be mistaken for Jude, the brother of James; and by his office, one of the twelve. Lord, now ought the greatest professors to look well to themselves, and to the grounds and principles of their profession: for a profession begun in hupocrisy will certainly end in apostasy.

Observe, 2. The occasion of the treason, covetousness, or the inordinate love of worldly wealth; and accordingly the devil lays a temptation before him exactly suited to his temper and inclination, and it instantly overcame him.

Learn hence, that persons are never in such imminent danger of falling into sin, as when they meet with temptations exactly suited to their master lust. Oh pray we, that God would keep us from temptations suited to our predominant lust and corruption.

Observe, 3. The treason of Judas, he led on an armed multitude to the place where Christ was, gave them a signal to discover him by, and bids them lay hands upon him and hold him fast; which treason of Judas was attended with these black and hellish aggravations: he had been a witness of our Saviour's miracles, and hearer of our Lord's doctrine; what he did was not by solicitation; the chief priests did not send to him, but he went to them.

Lord, how dangerous it is to allow ourselves in any secret sin! None can say how far one sin may in time lead us. Should any one have told Judas that his covetousness would at last make him deny his Lord, and sell his Saviour, he would have said with Hazael, Is thy servant a dog, that I should do this thing?

Observe, 4. The endeavor made by his disciples for their Master's rescue. One of them (St. Matthew says it was Peter) drew a sword, and cut off the ear of Malchus. But why not the ear of Judas rather? Because, though Judas was most faulty, yet Malchus might be most forward to arrest and carry off our Saviour. Oh how does a pious breast boil iwth indignation at the sight of an open affront offered to its Saviour!

Yet, though St. Peter's heart was sincere, his hand was too rash; good intentions are no warrant for irregular actions; and accordingly, Christ, who accepted the affection, reproved the action. To resist authority, even in Christ's own defence, is rash zeal, and discountenanced by the gospel. Peter did well to ak his master, If he should smite with the sword? but he ought to have stayed his hand till Christ had given him his answer. However, Peter's sin occasioned a miracle from our Saviour; Christ heals that ear miraculously, which Peter cut off unwarrantably; yet the sight of this miracle converted none.

Oh how insufficient are all outward means of conversion, without the Spirit's inward operation!

Verses of Luke 22

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Luke 22:47 - The Greek Testament

Luke 22:47 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 22:47 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 22:47 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 22:47 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 22:47 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Luke 22:47 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 22:47 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 22:47 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:47 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Luke 22:47 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:47 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 22:47 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 22:47 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 22:47 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 22:47 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 22:47 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 22:47 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 22:47 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 22:47 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 22:47 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 22:47 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 22:47 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:47 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 22:47 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 22:47 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 22:47 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 22:47 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 22:47 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 22:47 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 22:47 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 22:47 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 22:47 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 22:47 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 22:47 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 22:47 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 22:47 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 22:47 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 22:47 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 22:47 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 22:47 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 22:47 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament