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Luke 9:54 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here observe, 1. The crime which these men were guilty of: no affront must be accounted little, no indignity light, that is offered to the Son of God. But these Samaritans did not revile Christ, nor any of his retinue, that we read of; they did not violently assault him, they did not follow him with stones in their hands, or blasphemies in their mouths, but the wrong and injury was only negative: They received him not. They denied him a night's lodging, and this is not out of any dislike of his person, but from an antipathy against his nation.

Observe, 2. The carriage of the disciples upon this occasion: it was thus far commendable, that from the endeared love which they bore to their Master, they did highly resent the churlish denial of an act of kindness towards him.

A gracious heart is holily impatient at the sight of an indignity offered to Christ; but their fault was, that they were too far transported with passion and revenge, even to desire the death and destruction of the uncivil Samaritans: Wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them? They do not say, Master, will it please thee, who art Lord of the creature, to command fire to come down? Nor did they say, if it be thy pleasure command us to call down fire; but, Wilt thou that we command fire? This savours too much of pride, cruelty, and revenge; so dangerous is a misguided zeal.

Consult other comments:

Luke 9:54 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 9:54 - The Greek Testament

Luke 9:54 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:54 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 9:54 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 9:54 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 9:54 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 9:54 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:54 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 9:54 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 9:54 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:54 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 9:54 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 9:54 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 9:54 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 9:54 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 9:54 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 9:54 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 9:54 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 9:54 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 9:54 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 9:54 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 9:54 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 9:54 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 9:54 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:54 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 9:54 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 9:54 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament