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Luke 9:55 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have our Saviour's censure of the rash and hot motion of his disciples, which proceeded first from ignorance of themselves, Ye know not what spirit ye are of; you are not now under the rough and sour dispensation of the law, but under the calm and gentle institution of the gospel, which designs universal love, peace, and good-will, to all mankind.

Hence learn, first, that a cruel and revengeful spirit is directly contrary to the design and temper of Christianity.

Secondly, that no difference in religion, no pretence of zeal to God, can warrant and justify such a spirit and temper.

Again, this rashness in the disciples proceeded from their ignorance of Christ their Lord and Master, as well as of themselves: the Son of man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them; that is, the proper intent and design of my coming was to save, and not to destroy, though the accidental event of it may be otherwise, through the malice and perverseness of men.

Learn, that it is the design of Christ and his holy religion to discountenance all fierceness, rage, and cruelty, in men, one towards another, and to inspire them universally with a spirit of love and unity. Christ is so far from allowing us to persecute them that hate us, that he forbids us to hate them that persecute us.

Consult other comments:

Luke 9:55 - The Greek Testament

Luke 9:55 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:55 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 9:55 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 9:55 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 9:55 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:55 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 9:55 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:55 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:55 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 9:55 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 9:55 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 9:55 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 9:55 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 9:55 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 9:55 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:55 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 9:55 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 9:55 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 9:55 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 9:55 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 9:55 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 9:55 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 9:55 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:55 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 9:55 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 9:55 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament