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William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Luke 14:7-11

7Chapter 22THE ETHICS OF THE GOSPEL.WHATEVER of truth there may be in the charge of "other-worldliness," as brought against the modern exponents of Christianity, such a charge could not even be whispered against its Divine Founder. It is just possible that the Church had been gazing too steadfastly up into heaven, and that she had not been studying the science of the "Humanities" as zealously as she ought, and as she has done since; but Jesus did not allow even heavenly things to obliterate or... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Luke 14:1-35

CHAPTER 14 1. The Man with the Dropsy Healed on the Sabbath. (Luke 14:1-6 ) 2. The Wisdom of Humility. (Luke 14:7-11 ) 3. Recompensed in Resurrection. (Luke 14:12-14 ) 4. The Parable of the Great Supper. (Luke 14:15-24 ) 5. Conditions of Discipleship. (Luke 14:25-35 .) Luke 14:1-6 Again He heals on the Sabbath. In the house of a ruler, a Pharisee, they were watching Him. He had gone there to eat bread. What condescension! They were His enemies, yet He loved them. He healed the man with... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 14:1-35

EATING IN THE PHARISEE'S HOUSE (vs.1-14) This chapter shows the heart of God in seeking man, yet also man in thorough contrast and opposition to God. One of the chief Pharisees invited the Lord Jesus to his house for a meal, evidently not out of affection, but to find occasion for criticism, for "they watched Him." Yet the Lord did not refuse: He would genuinely seek the good of man, whether criticized or not. We may wonder if perhaps the Pharisee had invited the man with dropsy (edema) as a... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Luke 14:1-35

PARABLES OF GRACE THE SELFISH GUEST (Luke 14:1-14 ) We pass over verses 1-6 which set forth the occasion for the first parable. The lesson from this first parable is, that if in natural things such selfishness was unbecoming, how much more on the spiritual plane? (Compare 1 Peter 5:5-6 ; Isaiah 57:15 .) THE GREAT SUPPER (Luke 14:15-24 ) This was spoken on the same occasion as the other and in response to the remark of Luke 14:15 . Christ had spoken of reward at “the resurrection of the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Luke 14:1-35

Out of Place Luk 14:7-11 There is a fitness of things. We all know it. We feel it, though we may not be able to explain it in words. There is an instinctive judgment about proportion, and social rightness, and personal action. There is a regularity in irregularity. Life is not so tumultuous as it seems. If we could see the action of all the lines of life we should see that beneath all the tumult and uproar, all the eccentricity and irregularity, there is a steady line, direct, inevitable,... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Luke 14:7-11

And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Luke 14:9

The lowest place. A person of the first quality is not to do this literally, which would be preposterous; but it is to teach every on humility of heart and mind. (Witham) read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Luke 14:7-14

7-14 Even in the common actions of life, Christ marks what we do, not only in our religious assemblies, but at our tables. We see in many cases, that a man's pride will bring him low, and before honour is humility. Our Saviour here teaches, that works of charity are better than works of show. But our Lord did not mean that a proud and unbelieving liberality should be rewarded, but that his precept of doing good to the poor and afflicted should be observed from love to him. read more

Frank Binford Hole

F. B. Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary - Luke 14:1-99

Luke 14 IN THE CLOSING verses of the previous chapter the Lord accepted His rejection and foretold its results for Jerusalem; yet He did not cease His activities in grace nor His teachings of grace, as the opening part of this chapter shows. The Pharisees wished to use their law of the sabbath as a cord wherewith to tie up His hands of mercy and restrain them from action. He broke their rope and showed that He would at least have as much mercy on the afflicted man as they were accustomed to... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Luke 14:7-11

A parable teaching humility: v. 7. And He put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms, saying unto them, v. 8. When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room, lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him, v. 9. and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. v. 10. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the... read more

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