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Verses of Luke 23

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Luke 23:27 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

There were four sorts of persons which attended our Saviour at his crucifixion; the executioners that tormented him, the Jews that mocked him, the spectators and lookers on, that marked him, and sympathizing friends which lamented him: these last Christ bespoke, Weep not for me, but for yourselves; that is, "Weep rather upon your own account than mine: reserve your sorrows for the calamities coming upon yourselves and your children." It is very probable, that the tears and lamentations of many of these mourners were but the fruits of tender nature, not the effects of faith, and flowing from a principle of grace.

Learn thence, that melting affections and sorrows, even from the sense of Christ's sufferings, are not infalible marks of grace. The history of Christ's sufferings are very tragical and pathetical, and may melt ingenuous nature, where there is no renewed principle of grace. These motions of the affections may rather be a fit and mood, than the very frame and temper of the soul.

There are times and seasons when the roughest and most obdurate heart may be pensive and tender; but that is not is temper and frame, but only a fit, a pang, a transient passion. There is no inferring or concluding then a work of grace upon the heart, simply and barely from the movings or meltings of the affections. Nature will have its good moods, but grace is steady: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, says Christ.

Verses of Luke 23

27

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Luke 23:27 - The Greek Testament

Luke 23:27 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 23:27 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 23:27 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 23:27 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 23:27 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:27 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 23:27 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 23:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 23:27 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 23:27 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 23:27 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:27 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 23:27 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 23:27 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 23:27 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 23:27 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 23:27 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 23:27 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 23:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 23:27 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 23:27 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 23:27 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament