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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Matthew 16:3

Lowring (stugnazwn).
A sky covered with clouds. Used also of a gloomy countenance as of the rich young ruler in Mark 10:22. Nowhere else in the New Testament. This very sign of a rainy day we use today. The word for "foul weather" (xeimwn) is the common one for winter and a storm.

The signs of the times (ta shmeia twn kairwn).
How little the Pharisees and Sadducees understood the situation. Soon Jerusalem would be destroyed and the Jewish state overturned. It is not always easy to discern (diakrinein, discriminate) the signs of our own time. Men are numerous with patent keys to it all. But we ought not to be blind when others are gullible.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 16:3". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=016&verse=003>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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