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Verses of Luke 7

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Luke 7:39 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. How unreasonably the Pharisee was offended with Christ, for permitting this poor woman to come near him, and touch him. Admit she had been the greatest of sinners, might not such come to Christ, when he was come from heaven to them?

Oh, blessed Saviour! There is merit enough in thy blood, and mercy enough in thy bowels, to justify and save the vilest sinners, which by repentance and faith do make a timely application to thee.

Observe, 2. The parable which Christ makes use of, for the Pharisee's conviction, and the woman's comfort: namely, the parable of the two debtors, one of whom owed a greater sum, and the other a less, who both having nothing to pay, were both freely forgiven; and both upon their forgiveness loved their creditor much, but he most to whom most was forgiven.

Now from this parable we gather these lessons of instruction;

1. That great is the debt which all mankind have contracted, and lie under to the justice of God: 'tis here expressed by five hundred pence. Our debt is infinite; and, had not miraculous mercy interposed, divine justice could never have been satisfied, but by undergoing an infinite punishment.

2. That yet all sinners stand not alike indebted to the justice of God; some owe more, and others less; all are guilty, but not all alike; some owe five hundred talents, others fifty pence.

3. That be men's debt greater or less, their sins more or fewer, 'tis utterly impossible for any person of himself to clear his debt, and make satisfaction, but they that owe least stand in need of mercy and forgiveness; He forgave them both.

4. That the forgiveness that is in God is a free, gratuitous, and gracious forgiveness: he frankly forgave them both: Gracious art thou, O Lord, in thy doings towards thy children, and thy tender mercy is over all thy works.

Verses of Luke 7

39

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Luke 7:39 - The Greek Testament

Luke 7:39 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 7:39 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 7:39 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 7:39 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 7:39 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 7:39 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 7:39 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 7:39 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 7:39 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 7:39 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 7:39 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 7:39 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 7:39 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 7:39 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 7:39 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 7:39 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 7:39 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 7:39 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 7:39 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 7:39 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 7:39 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 7:39 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 7:39 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 7:39 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 7:39 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament