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Luke 9:57 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. A person resolving to follow Christ, a good resolution if made deliberately and wisely, not for sinister ends, or secular advantages, which it is to be feared was the case here, by our Saviour's answer; for, says he, Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

As if Christ had said, "My condition in the world is very poor, I have no house of residence that I call my own; the birds of the air have their fixed nests, and the beasts of the earth have their dens and holes, but I have no fixed habitation; therefore if you think to follow me for the sake of worldly advantage, you will find yourself greatly disappointed."

Learn hence, that such men will find themselves miserably mistaken, and greatly disappointed, who expect to gain any thing by following of Christ, but their souls' salvation. It was a common opinion among the Jews, that the disciples of the Messiah should get wealth and honor by following him.

It is likely what this person said proceeded from this opinion; accordingly Christ discourages him from such expectation, by laying before him his mean, poor, and low condition, in which he was to be followed by his disciples; as if Christ had said, "If you expect temporal advantages by following of me, you will be much mistaken, for I have nothing I can call my own."

Consult other comments:

Luke 9:57 - The Greek Testament

Luke 9:57 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:57 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 9:57 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 9:57 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 9:57 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:57 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 9:57 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 9:57 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:57 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:57 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 9:57 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 9:57 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 9:57 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 9:57 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 9:57 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 9:57 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 9:57 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 9:57 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 9:57 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 9:57 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 9:57 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:57 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 9:57 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:57 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 9:57 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 9:57 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 9:57 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 9:57 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 9:57 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 9:57 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 9:57 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 9:57 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 9:57 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 9:57 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 9:57 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 9:57 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:57 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 9:57 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 9:57 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 9:57 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 9:57 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament