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Verses of Luke 23

35

Luke 23:35 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. A mighty aggravation of our Lord's sufferings upon the cross; namely, the mocking derision which he met with in his dying moments. As he endured the pain so he despised the shame; cruel mockings was our Lord tried with, both from the common people and from the chief priests; yet the common people's reviling him, and wagging their heads at him, was not so much to be taken notice of, as the chief priests, who were men of age and gravity, and the ministers of religion: for them barbarously to mock him in his misery; and, what was worse, atheistically to jeer and scoff at his faith and affiance in God, saying, He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he will have him; this was such an indignity as confounds our thoughts.

But from hence we learn,

1. That persecutors are generally atheistical scoffers: the chief priests and elders, who persecuted Christ, do blaspheme God; they mock at his power, and deride his providence, which was as wicked as to deny his being.

2. We learn from this example, that such as minister to God in holy things by way of office, if they be not the best, they are generally the worst of men; no such bitter enemies to the power of godliness, as such preachers who were never experimentally acquainted with the efficacy and power of it upon their own hearts and lives.

Observe, 2. The inscription wrote by Pilate over our suffering Saviour, this is Jesus, the king of the Jews. It was the custom of the Romans, when they crucified a malefactor, to publish the cause of his death in capital letters, placed over the head of the person.

Now it is observable how wonderfully the wisdom of God overruled the heart and pen of Pilate, to draw this title, which was truly honorable, and fix it to his cross. Pilate is Christ's herald, and proclaims him King of the Jews.

Learn hence, that the kingship and regal dignity of Christ was proclaimed by an enemy, and that in time of his greatest sufferings and reproaches. Pilate without his knowledge did our Saviour an eminent piece of service: verily, he did that for Christ which none of his own disciples durst do; not that he did it designedly, and with any intent to put honor upon Christ, but from the special overruling providence of God. No thanks to Pilate for all this; because the highest services performed for Christ undesignedly, shall never be accepted nor rewarded by him.

Verses of Luke 23

35

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Luke 23:35 - The Greek Testament

Luke 23:35 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:35 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 23:35 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 23:35 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 23:35 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 23:35 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 23:35 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:35 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:35 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 23:35 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 23:35 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 23:35 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 23:35 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 23:35 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 23:35 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 23:35 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 23:35 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:35 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 23:35 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 23:35 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 23:35 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 23:35 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 23:35 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 23:35 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Luke 23:35 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 23:35 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 23:35 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 23:35 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 23:35 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament