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Luke 9:59 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

We are not to suppose by this prohibition, that Christ disallows or disapproves of any civil office from one person to another, much less of a child to a parent, either living or dying; but he lets us know,

1. That no office of love and service to man must be preferred before our duty to God, to whom we owe our first and chief obedience.

2. That lawful and decent offices become sinful, when they hinder greater duties.

3. That such as are called by Christ to preach the gospel, must mind that alone, and leave inferior persons; as if Christ had said, "Others will serve well enough to bury the dead, but thou that art called to minister unto God, must do that unto which thou art called." Under the law the priests might not come near a dead corpse; nor meddle with the interment of their own parents, unto which our Saviour here probably alludes.

Consult other comments:

Luke 9:59 - The Greek Testament

Luke 9:59 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 9:59 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 9:59 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 9:59 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:59 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 9:59 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 9:59 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 9:59 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 9:59 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 9:59 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 9:59 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 9:59 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 9:59 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 9:59 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 9:59 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 9:59 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:59 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 9:59 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament