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L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 19:1-48

ZACCHAEUS RECEIVING THE LORD JESUS (vs.1-10) There was yet another man to be rescued from Jericho, the city of the curse (Joshua 6:26). The Lord, in faithful grace, passed through that city, an available Savior for all, but responded to by only a few, for Jericho is a picture of the attractive world that He was about to leave by way of death. Zacchaeus was a rich man among the tax collectors, but his riches did not satisfy him. Hearing of Jesus, he desired to see Him, drawn by the question... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Luke 19:1-48

REJECTION At this point we enter the period of Christ’s formal rejection by His nation with which we have been made acquainted in the other synoptics, and hence we pass on to that which is peculiar to Luke, the conversion of Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10 ) Jesus never declined an invitation to hospitality, but this is the first instance in which He ever invited himself (Luke 19:5 ). Murmured at for lodging with a “winner,” He justified the act (Luke 19:9-10 ) and then spake the parable of the pounds... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Luke 19:1-48

Jesus Christ and ZacchæUs Luk 19:1-10 You may build God out of cities, or you may throw open the city gates and bid him welcome with all reverence and thankfulness. You cannot build him out with common masonry. He can crumble our rocky walls to pieces, and drive the ploughshare through the foundations of our fortresses; he can touch the mountains, and they will go up before him as the smoke of incense; wherever mere power is required, God can break us down by a stroke. How then, you will say,... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Luke 19:28-40

And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Luke 19:40

The stones. This is a proverb, as if he had said: God has resolved to glorify me this day, in order to fulfil the prophecies. Nothing can hinder the execution of his decrees; if men were silent, he would make even the stones to speak. (Calmet) --- At the crucifixion of our Redeemer, when his friends were silent through fear, the very stones and rocks spoke in his defence. Immediately after he expired, the earth was moved, the rocks split, and the monuments of the dead opened. (Ven. Bede) ---... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Luke 19:28-40

28-40 Christ has dominion over all creatures, and may use them as he pleases. He has all men's hearts both under his eye and in his hand. Christ's triumphs, and his disciples' joyful praises, vex proud Pharisees, who are enemies to him and to his kingdom. But Christ, as he despises the contempt of the proud, so he accepts the praises of the humble. Pharisees would silence the praises of Christ, but they cannot; for as God can out of stones raise up children unto Abraham, and turn the stony... read more

Frank Binford Hole

F. B. Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary - Luke 19:1-99

Luke 19 ONLY LUKE TELLS us about the conversion of Zacchaeus, which fits in so strikingly with the theme of his Gospel. The publican, though so despised by the leaders of his people, was a fit subject for the grace of the Lord, and he was marked by the faith which is ready to receive it. Zacchaeus had no physical or material needs; his was a case of spiritual need only. The people flung the epithet, “sinner,” at him. It was a true epithet, and Zacchaeus knew it, yet it provoked him into an... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Luke 19:36-40

The joyful reception by the people: v. 36. And as He went, they spread their clothes in the way. v. 37. And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, v. 38. saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! v. 39. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Luke 19:28-40

PART THIRDThe Final Conflict and the Culmination of the Glory of the Son of Man_________FIRST SECTIONTHE FINAL CONFLICTLuke 19:28 to Luke 23:56A. The Entry into Jerusalem, with its attending Circumstances Luke 19:28-481. The Entry Itself (Luke 19:28-40)(Parallels: Matthew 21:1-9; Mark 11:1-10; John 12:12-19)28And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. 29And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he... read more

Alexander MacLaren

Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture - Luke 19:37-48

Luke A NEW KIND OF KING Luk_19:37 - Luk_19:48 . ‘He went on before.’ What concentrated determination, and almost eagerness, impelled His firm and swift steps up the steep, weary road! Mark tells that the disciples followed, ‘amazed’-as they well might be-at the unusual haste, and strange preoccupation on the face, set as a flint. Luke takes no notice of the stay at Bethany and the sweet seclusion which soothed Jesus there. He dwells only on the assertion of royalty, which stamped an... read more

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