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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 19:28-40

Luke 19:28-40. When he had thus spoken When he had finished the preceding parable in Zaccheus’s house; he went before Continued his journey, and led the way as foremost of the company, thus showing his readiness to suffer; ascending up to Jerusalem Being determined to appear there at the approaching passover, though he well knew that he was to encounter persecution and death there. And when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany Both these villages being situated at the foot of the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 19:28-44

FINAL TEACHING IN JERUSALEM119. The triumphal entry (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19)The time had now come for Jesus to challenge his opponents openly by a clear public demonstration that he was Israel’s Messiah. The Jewish leaders wanted to arrest him, but when told of his whereabouts they feared to take action. They were unsure of the extent of Jesus’ popular support (cf. John 11:57; John 12:9-11).To make sure that nothing stopped him from making a bold public... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Luke 19:40

Luke 19:40. The stones would immediately cry out.— This may signify either that God would by miracle raise up others to glorify his name; rather than silence should be kept on this occasion; or that it was a thing altogether impossible, without the exercise of irresistible power, to make the multitude hold their peace. See on Matth. iii read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Luke 19:40

40. the stones, c.—Hitherto the Lord had discouraged all demonstrations in His favor latterly He had begun an opposite course; on this one occasion He seems to yield His whole soul to the wide and deep acclaim with a mysterious satisfaction, regarding it as so necessary a part of the regal dignity in which as Messiah He for this last time entered the city, that if not offered by the vast multitude, it would have been wrung out of the stones rather than be withheld ( :-). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 19:28-40

A. The Triumphal Entry 19:28-40 (cf. Matthew 21:1-9; Mark 11:1-10; John 12:12-19)Luke did not record Jesus’ actual entrance into the city of Jerusalem. He stressed Jesus’ approach to Jerusalem and His lamentation over it (Luke 19:41-44). This presentation has the effect of eliminating the triumphant spirit of Jesus’ coming and replacing it with sadness over Jesus’ rejection.Until now, Jesus typically discouraged people from proclaiming that He was the Messiah. Now He not only allowed people to... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 19:40

However, Jesus refused to silence the disciples. They spoke the truth. The figure of stones crying out (personification) stresses the appropriateness of the disciples crying out. If the disciples kept silence, the stones would need to declare who Jesus was instead of them. This clear messianic claim is unique to Luke. It shows the blatant rejection of Israel’s leaders in the face of indisputable evidence that Jesus was the Messiah."All history had pointed toward this single, spectacular event... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 19:1-48

Zacceleus. The Pounds. Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. He Cleanses the Temple1-10. Zacchaeus (peculiar to Lk). The narrative shows that our Lord’s familiar intercourse with publicans and sinners was justified by its results. Zacchaeus became a convert, surrendered half of his great wealth to the poor, and made restitution for his past misdeeds2. The chief] RV ’a chief publican.’ ’There must have been at Jericho one of the principal custom-houses, both on account of the exportation of... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Luke 19:40

(40) If these should hold their peace.—Here, then, at the very moment when He foresaw most clearly His own approaching end, and the failure of all earthly hopes of the city over which He wept, our Lord accepted every word that disciples or multitude had uttered of Him as being in the fullest sense true.The stones would immediately cry out.—The startling imagery had a precedent in the language of Habakkuk (Habakkuk 2:11), “The stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Luke 19:1-48

Zaccheus: The Advantage of Disadvantages Luke 19:2-3 It was in Jericho a place that had a bad name and has, I believe to this day. Of all men in the city that were spoken against and detested by every citizen of Jericho, probably Zaccheus stood first. To be a publican was bad enough. To be the chief of the publicans was worse still. And to have got rich at it completed the offence. The publican was the representative of foreign power that these proud people could not but detest the collector... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Luke 19:28-48

V. In Jerusalem -- Chapter 19:28-21:38 CHAPTER 19:28-48 1. The Triumphal Entry in Jerusalem. (Luke 19:28-40 .) 2. Weeping over Jerusalem. (Luke 19:41-44 .) 3. The Purification of the Temple. (Luke 19:45-48 .) Luke 19:28-40 The triumphal entry of the Lord into Jerusalem has been before us already in Matthew and Mark. He is presented as King. Luke gives an interesting addition. The multitude of disciples rejoiced and praised God for all the mighty works they had seen. “Blessed be the King... read more

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