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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 13:10-17

Here is, I. The miraculous cure of a woman that had been long under a spirit of infirmity. Our Lord Jesus spent his Sabbaths in the synagogues, Luke 13:10. We should make conscience of doing so, as we have opportunity, and not think we can spend the sabbath as well at home reading a good book; for religious assemblies are a divine institution, which we must bear our testimony to, though but of two or three. And, when he was in the synagogues on the sabbath day, he was teaching there?en... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 13:10-17

13:10-17 Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath; and--look you--there was a woman there who had a spirit of weakness for eighteen years. She was bent together and could not straighten up properly. When Jesus saw her he called her to him. "Woman," he said, "you are set free from your weakness"; and he laid his hands upon her; and immediately she was straightened. The president of the synagogue was vexed that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath. "Are there not six days," he said... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 13:16

And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham ,.... Not only a woman, or rational creature, and much preferable, as such, to an irrational one; but a descendant of Abraham, of whom the Jews gloried, and in descent from him prided themselves, and trusted; and chose to call their women by this name F23 T. Bab. Cetubot, fol. 72. 2. Tzeror Hammor, fol. 109. 1. , which gave them a character above others: and who, besides all this, was doubtless a good woman, a spiritual worshipper... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 13:17

And when he had said these things ,.... Had argued with them from their own practices, and in a way so strong and rational, that carried such evidence and conviction with it: all his adversaries were ashamed ; not only the ruler of the synagogue, but the Scribes and Pharisees, that were present, who followed him wherever he went, and were his implacable enemies; these were confounded and silenced; shame appeared in their countenances; they could not lift up their heads, and look him in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 13:1-21

The grace and progress of God's kingdom. We saw at the close of last chapter how urgent a matter it is to get reconciled to God. Luke, in constructing his Gospel, introduces us next to a cognate thought—the necessity of repentance if judgment is to be escaped. Let us take up the orderly thoughts as they are laid before us in this passage. I. JUDGMENT EXECUTED UPON OTHERS IS A CALL TO REPENTANCE ADDRESSED TO US . (Verses 1-5.) There was a disposition then, as there... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 13:10-17

A miracle of mercy. The Lord ' s teaching on certain strict observances of the sabbath day then practised by the more rigid Jews. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 13:14-16

Suggestions from the synagogue. The fact that this work of our Lord (see previous homily) was wrought in a synagogue on the sabbath day, and that it led to an outburst of fanaticism on the part of the ruler, which was followed by the severe rebuke of Christ, may suggest to us— I. THAT EARNEST SEEKERS AT THE SANCTUARY MAY FIND MORE THAN THEY SEEK . We may class this woman amongst the earnest seekers; for the fact that, with such a bodily infirmity as hers, she... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 13:16

A daughter of Abraham - A descendant of Abraham. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. She was therefore a Jewess; and the ruler of the synagogue, professing a special regard for the Jewish people, considering them as especially favored of God, should have rejoiced that she was loosed from this infirmity.Whom Satan hath bound - Satan is the name given to the prince or leader of evil spirits, called also the devil, Beelzebub, and the old serpent, Matthew 12:24; Revelation 12:9; Revelation 20:2. By his... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 13:17

Adversaries - The ruler of the synagogue, and those who felt as he did.All the people - The persons who attended the synagogue, and who had witnessed the miracle. It is to be remarked:That those who opposed Christ were chiefly the “rulers.” They had an “interest” in doing it. Their popularity was at stake. They were afraid that he would draw off the people from them. The common people heard him gladly. Many of them believed in him. The condition of the poor, and of those in humble life, is by... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 13:14-17

Luke 13:14-17. And the ruler of the synagogue Instead of joining in acknowledgments of the divine power and goodness, displayed in this gracious action of our Lord; answered The woman’s praises, with indignation As if Christ had committed some heinous crime in healing this poor woman! He endeavoured, however, to disguise his wrath under the form of piety and zeal; as if he was angry only because the cure was wrought on the sabbath day; saying unto the people, There are six days,... read more

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