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Verses of Luke 23

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Luke 23:1 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In this chapter we have a relation of the blackest and saddest tragedy that ever was acted upon the stage of the world, namely, the barbarous and bloody murder of the holy and innocent Jesus, by the Jews his own countrymen, the best of kings put to death by his own subjects. And the first step towards it, is his arraignment before Pilate and Herod; they post him from one to another; Pilate sends him to Herod; and Herod having made sufficient sport with him remands him to Pilate; neither of them find any fault in him worthy of death, yet neither of them would release him.

Here observe, that our Saviour, being before Pilate, answers him readily and cautiously; Art thou the King of the Jews? says Pilate. Thou sayest it, says our Saviour. Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? He replied, I am. Hence says the apostle, That Jesus Christ before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession. 1Ti 6:13

Teaching us, that though we may, and sometimes ought, to hold our peace, when our reputation is concerned, yet we must never be silent, when the honor of God and his truth may be effectually promoted by a free and full confession.

Yet it is farther observable, that our Saviour being before Herod, would neither answer him to any question, nor work any miracle before him. This was an instance and evidence of our Lord's great humility, in refusing to work miracles before Herod, who desired it only to gratify his curiousity. Thus do vile men abuse the power of God, desiring to see it exerted for admiration and pastime; not to be convinced or converted by it, but only to please thier foolish fancy. And as admirable was the patience and humility of Christ, and his present silence, who neither at Herod's request, nor at the Jews importunity and false accusations, could be moved to answer anything.

Observe farther, that though Herod had murdered Christ's forerunner, John the Baptist, and our Saviour's own life was in danger by Herod heretofore, yet now he has him in his hands, he lets him go; only he first abuses him, and mocks him, and arrays him in a gorgeous robe, like a mock-king. Thus were all the marks of scorn imaginable put upon our dear Redeemer; yet all this jeering and sportful shame did our Lord undergo, to show what was due unto us for our sins; and also to give us an example to bear all the shame and reproach imaginable for his sake; who, for the joy that was set before him, despised the shame, Heb 12:2

Observe lastly, the wicked accusation brought in against our blessed Redeemer; We found (say they) this fellow perverting the nation, forbidding to give tribute to Caesar. Oh hellish untruth! How directly contrary to the whole curse and tenor of Christ's life was this accusation! By his doctrine he preached up subjection to governors and government; saying, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's. And by his practice he confirmed his own doctrine, working a miracle to pay tribute to Caesar. Satan could help them to draw up an indictment as black as hell, against the innocent Jesus, but all the powers of hell and darkness could not prove a tittle of it.

Verses of Luke 23

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Luke 23:1 - The Greek Testament

Luke 23:1 - Barclay Daily Study Bible

Luke 23:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 23:1 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 23:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 23:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Luke 23:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 23:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 23:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 23:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:1 - John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Luke 23:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 23:1 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 23:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Luke 23:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

Luke 23:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 23:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Luke 23:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 23:1 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 23:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 23:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 23:1 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 23:1 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 23:1 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 23:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 23:1 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 23:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:1 - International Critical Commentary New Testament

Luke 23:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 23:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 23:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Luke 23:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 23:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 23:1 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 23:1 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 23:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Luke 23:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Luke 23:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 23:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 23:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 23:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 23:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 23:1 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 23:1 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 23:1 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 23:1 - The Sermon Bible

Luke 23:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 23:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 23:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 23:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 23:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 23:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament