Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Monday, May 20, 2019

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

People's New Testament

Search This Resource
 
 
 
Navigator
PreviousNext
 Chapter 5
Chapter 7
 
 
 
  Printer friendly version
 
Additional Resources
 
 • Adam Clark Commentary
 • Burton Coffman
 • Barnes' New Testament
 • Darby's Synopsis
 • Gill's Exposition
 • Geneva Study Bible
 • Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
 • John Lightfoot Commentary
 • Matthew Henry Complete
 • Matthew Henry Concise
 • Robertson's Word Pictures
 • The Fourfold Gospel
 • Treasury of Scripture
 • Wesley's Explanatory Notes
 
Luke 6

The Twelve Apostles Chosen.

SUMMARY.--The Son of Man Lord of the Sabbath. The Man with the Withered Hand Healed. Accused of Sabbath-Breaking. The Apostles Chosen. Blessings and Woes. Returning Good for Evil. Evil and Good Fruit. The Wise and Foolish Builders.

      1-5. It came to pass on a sabbath. Such is the reading of the Revision. The common text, the second-first in the Greek, is referred by Godet to second-first Sunday of the year. The first first Sabbath was the first Sabbath of the civil year; the second first was the first sabbath of the religious year. It came in the spring. For notes on the controversy caused by the Lord's disciples plucking the ears of wheat on the Sabbath, see Matt. 12:1-14. Compare also Mark 2:23-28 and 3:1-5. Ears of corn. Of wheat or barley.

      6-11. It came to pass on another sabbath. For notes on the healing of the withered hand on the Sabbath, see Matt. 12:1-15 and Mark 3:1-5.

      12. Went out into a mountain to pray. Preparatory to calling the apostles. Our Lord always prepared for any great crisis by prayer.

      13. He called his disciples. After the night of prayer. Out of these twelve were chosen. For notes on the call of the Apostles see Matt. 10:1-5. These are four lists of the twelve: that here: Matt. 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Acts 1:13. They differ slightly because some of the apostles had two different names: for example, Matthew is also called Levi, and Simon is called Peter.

      17-19. Came down and stood on a level place. We now come to Luke's report of the Sermon on the Mount, given much more fully in chapters 5, 6 and 7 of Matthew, on which see notes. Luke only states that the sermon was preceded by the healing of the diseased in the vast multitudes which had assembled from all parts of the country.

      20-23. Blessed. These beatitudes are given more fully in Matt. 5:3-12, where see notes. Luke says kingdom of God; Matthew, of heaven, showing that the two are the same.

      24-26. Woe unto you that are rich! Matthew omits these woes. Woe unto all whose heart is set upon their riches and who take their delight and consolation in them. The woe rests upon all who are engaged in the greedy chase after wealth, or make it their great good. See Mark 10:24 and 1 Tim. 6:9, 10, 17. Woe unto ye that are full now! Because, satisfied, they do not hunger after righteousness (Matt. 5:6). Such shall hunger when stripped of all that is earthly. Woe unto you, ye that laugh now! Give themselves to merriment, seeking fun and enjoyment instead of preparation. When all men shall speak well of you! Those who seek to be universally popular. Whoever does his duty will meet those who oppose him. Christ was reviled and slandered. These four woes are addressed to four classes: (1) Those who worship wealth; (2) those satisfied with their present life; (3) those who live for present enjoyment; (4) those whose aim is human praise and adulation.

      27-36. Love your enemies. These precepts are found in Matthew's report in their connection. See notes there.

      37, 38. Judge not. See notes on Matt. 7:1, 2. Give into your bosom. The loose garment of a Jew was belted at the waist, and in its capacious bosom grain, or other articles, were carried.

      39. Can the blind lead the blind? See notes on Matt. 15:14.

      40. The disciple is not above his master. See note on Matt. 10:24.

      41, 42. The mote that is in thy brother's eye. See notes on Matt. 7:3-5.

      43-45. For a good tree. See notes on Matt. 7:15-20.

      46-49. Why call ye me, Lord, Lord? See notes on Matt. 7:21-27. Luke adds: Digged deep. This is often needful to reach the rock. We must dig deep, even to our heart, to its center, to build upon the Rock, Christ our Lord. The confession of faith in Christ (Matt. 16:16) must be believed with the heart (Rom. 10:10), confessed with the mouth, in order that we may be built upon the Rock (Matt. 16:18).


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages.

Bibliography Information
Johnson, Barton W. "Commentary on Luke 6". "People's New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/pnt/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=006>. 1891.  

  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2019, StudyLight.org