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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 12:54-59

Having given his disciples their lesson in the foregoing verses, here Christ turns to the people, and gives them theirs, Luke 12:54. He said also to the people: he preached ad populum?to the people, as well as ad clerum?to the clergy. In general, he would have them be as wise in the affairs of their souls as they are in their outward affairs. Two things he specifies:? I. Let them learn to discern the way of God towards them, that they may prepare accordingly. They were weather-wise, and by... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 12:54-59

12:54-59 Jesus said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'Rain is coming.' And so it happens. When you feel the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be scorching heat.' And so it happens. Hypocrites! you can read the signs of the face of the earth and the sky. How can you not read the signs of this time? Why do you not for yourselves judge what is right? When you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, make an effort to come to an... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 12:55

And when ye see the south wind blow ,.... From the hot countries of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Arabia, which lay south of Judea: ye say there will be heat ; or hot sultry weather, scorching heat, which such a wind brings with it: and it cometh to pass ; generally speaking, as is asserted. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 12:1-59

The Lord , after leaving the Pharisee ' s house , speaks at great length to a numerous crowd waiting for him , addressing his words principally to his own disciples. The foregoing scene ( Luke 11:1-54 .), when the Master addressed his bitter reproaches to the learned and cultivated of the great Pharisee party, took place in a private house belonging to an apparently wealthy member of this, the dominant class. The name of the large village or provincial town where all this... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 12:41-59

The glories and responsibilities of the Christian ministry. The previous parable attracts Peter by reason of its glorious promise, and he accordingly wonders if it can apply to all believers or to the apostles only. Having asked our Lord, he receives light upon the responsibilities and glories of the ministerial office. From our Lord's words we learn— I. IT IS CHRIST 'S WILL THERE SHOULD BE STEWARDS IN HIS CHURCH , WHOSE DUTY IT IS TO GIVE HIS ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 12:55

And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will he heat; and it cometh to pass . To the south of Palestine lay the desert; when the wind blew from that direction, it was usually a time of heat and drought. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 12:54-57

See the notes at Matthew 16:2-3.South wind - To the south and southwest of Judea were situated Arabia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, all warm or hot regions, and consequently the air that came from those quarters was greatly heated.How is it that ye do not discern this time! - You see a cloud rise, and predict a shower; a south wind, and expect heat. These are regular events. So you see my miracles; you hear my preaching; you have the predictions of me in the prophets; why do you not, in like manner,... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 12:54-56

Luke 12:54-56. And he said to the people Namely, to the unbelieving multitude, which on this occasion was gathered together, and stood around him: When ye see a cloud, &c. As if he had said, The perverseness which I have spoken of, as about to take place when my gospel is more fully and universally preached, already shows itself in your overlooking so many proofs of the Messiah’s appearance among you, while you discover such sagacity in your observations with respect to other things.... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Luke 12:54-55

Luke 12:54-55. And he said also to the people,— When Jesus had done speaking to his disciples, he addressed the unbelieving multitude, who on this occasion were gathered together, and stood round, hearing the instruction which he gave to his disciples. See Luke 12:1. The Mediterranean Sea lying west of Judea, the clouds and showers usually came from that quarter. See 1 Kings 18:44. The word Ομβρος properly signifies a shower; and the word καυσων, in the next verse, sultry or scorching heat. The... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 12:49-59

5. The coming distress 12:49-59Jesus’ teaching on the same occasion continued. He clarified next that His disciples could anticipate a period of intense persecution. This is the reason He charged them to be faithful (Luke 12:41-48)."In Luke 12:49 to Luke 14:24, Jesus is calling on his audience to note the nature of the time-a time when God is making divisions among people, a time when people should be able to see what God is doing through Jesus, and a time when Israel had better respond before... read more

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