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Verses of Luke 8

16

Luke 8:16 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In these words Christ declares his end and design in revealing unto his disciples the foregoing parable, and why he communicated to them the light of scripture knowledge and gospel mysteries, namely, that they may communicate it to others; and not keep it close unto themselves; even as the candle in a house diffuses and disperses its light to all that come within the reach of it. Such as are enlightened by God in any measure, with the knowledge and understanding of his word, ought not to conceal and hide this knowledge within themselves, but communicate it to others, and improve it for the good and benefit of others.

Observe also, the argument which our Saviour makes use of to quicken his disciples to communicate their knowledge, and improve the grace they had received for the good and advantage of others. To him that hath shall be given, that is, such as improve their spiritual gifts, shall have them increased; such as improve them not shall have them blasted.

Learn hence, that there is no such way to thrive in grace, and increase in gifts, as to exercise and improve them; he that hides his talent, forfeits it, is in danger of losing it, and also of being punished for not improving it.

Observe, lastly, how our Lord shuts up this parable of the sower and the seed, with a cautionary direction to all his auditors, to take heed how they hear the word: Take heed therefore how ye hear. Such as would profit by hearing the word must diligently attend to the matter of the doctrine which they hear, and also to the manner how they hear.

Such is the majesty and authority of the person who speaks to us in the word, such is the sublimity and spirituality of the matter, and so great is our danger if we miscarry under the word, that it nearly concerns us to take heed both what we hear, whom we hear, and how we hear.

Verses of Luke 8

16

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Luke 8:16 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 8:16 - The Greek Testament

Luke 8:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 8:16 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 8:16 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 8:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 8:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 8:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 8:16 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 8:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 8:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 8:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 8:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 8:16 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 8:16 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 8:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 8:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 8:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 8:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 8:16 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 8:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 8:16 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 8:16 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 8:16 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 8:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 8:16 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 8:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 8:16 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 8:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 8:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 8:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 8:16 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 8:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 8:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 8:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 8:16 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 8:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 8:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 8:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament