The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 24:25
Then he said unto them…
That is, Jesus said unto them,
as the Syriac and Persic versions read:
not in a natural sense, as if they were destitute of the
common understanding of men; nor in a moral sense, as wicked men,
and as they themselves had been in their unregenerate estate; nor in
a way of anger and contempt, and with a design to provoke; wherefore
Christ did not act contrary to his own rule, in (Matthew 5:22) but because
they were so void of understanding in the Scriptures, and were so
very ignorant of them, and were so blind as to the knowledge of
them; particularly those which concerned the sufferings and
resurrection of the Messiah, being influenced by the popular
prejudices of education: he therefore expresses himself with much
warmth, concern, and surprise, that he should have been so long with
them, and they so long under his doctrine and ministry; besides the
advantages of having the Scriptures, and being conversant with them
from their youth; and which they daily read, and had heard
expounded, and yet were so very senseless and stupid:
and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken;
is, upon these points, concerning the sufferings of Christ, and his
resurrection from the dead; and indeed, they were very slow of heart
to believe, not only what the women reported from the angels, but
even those of their brethren, who had seen him after he was risen;
for which Christ upbraids them, (Mark 16:14) . Yea, one of them declared
after all, that he would not believe, unless he saw the print of the
nails in his hands and feet, and put his hand into it, and thrust it
into his side; wherefore Christ had good reason to treat them in
this sharp manner, and charge them with folly and incredulity; the
Jews ought not to object to the word "fools", as unbecoming Christ,
since they frequently represent God as making use of it; as for
instance, it is said, F24
``the holy blessed God said to them, (Myjwv) , "O ye fools"
that are in the world, whatsoever ye do, ye do for your
own necessities. ---And a little after, "O ye fools" that
are in the world, he that labours on the evening of the
sabbath, shall eat on the sabbath day.''
F24 T. Bab. Avoda Zara, fol. 2. 2. & 3. 1.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 24:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=024&verse=025>. 1999.