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Verses of Luke 23

34

Luke 23:34 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Christ had often preached the doctrine of forgiving enemies, and praying for them; he practises it here himself in a most exemplary manner.

Where note,

1. The mercy desired and prayed for; and that is, forgiveness.

2. The person desiring that mercy, Christ, the dying Jesus.

3. The persons for whom it is desired, his bloody murderers; Father, forgive them.

4. The argument used, or motive urged, to procure this mercy: Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Learn hence,

1. That ignorance is the usual cause of enmity against Christ.

2. That there is forgiveness with God, for such as oppose, yea, persecute Christ out of ignorance.

That to forgive enemies, and to beg forgiveness for them, is an evidence of a Christ-like frame of Spirit; Father, forgive them: not that the gospel requires of us an insensibility of wrongs and injuries; that allows us a sense of offered evils though it forbids us to revenge them; yet the more tender our resentments are, the more excellent our forgiveness is: so that a forgiving spirit does not exclude a sense of injuries; but the sense of injuries graces the forgiveness of them: neither does the gospel require us, under the notion of forgiving injuries, to deliver up our rights and properties to the lusts of everyone that will invade them, but meekly to receive evil, and readily to return good.

Verses of Luke 23

34

Consult other comments:

Luke 23:34 - The Greek Testament

Luke 23:34 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 23:34 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 23:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 23:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:34 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 23:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 23:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 23:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 23:34 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 23:34 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 23:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 23:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 23:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 23:34 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:34 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:34 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 23:34 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 23:34 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 23:34 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 23:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 23:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 23:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 23:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 23:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament