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James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Luke 20:1-47

LAST TEACHING IN JERUSALEM The facts of this lesson are: (1) the challenge of the chief priests and scribes as to the authority of Jesus which, as we saw in Matthew 21:0 , was equivalent to their formal rejection of Him who had just entered their city as the Messiah in fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy; (2) the parable of the vineyard which, as we saw in the same place, was equivalent to His formal rejection of the nation; (3) the questionings of the Pharisees, the Sadducees and the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Luke 20:1-47

Jesus Taunted Luke 20:0 "And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel " not an exceptional work, but on a particular and memorable day. This was the circle within which Jesus Christ moved namely, he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel. A familiar word to us is the word "gospel," but not a familiar word in the four evangelists. Does Mark ever use it? Does John ever use it? Is it ever used in the Gospel... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Luke 20:27-40

Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him, Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Luke 20:39-47

39-47 The scribes commended the reply Christ made to the Sadducees about the resurrection, but they were silenced by a question concerning the Messiah. Christ, as God, was David's Lord; but Christ, as man, was David's son. The scribes would receive the severest judgement for defrauding the poor widows, and for their abuse of religion, particularly of prayer, which they used as a pretence for carrying on worldly and wicked plans. Dissembled piety is double sin. Then let us beg of God to keep us... read more

Frank Binford Hole

F. B. Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary - Luke 20:1-99

Luke 20 YET IN THE precincts of the temple the Lord taught daily during this last week of His life, so it is not surprising that He came into conflict with them. The whole of this chapter is occupied with details of the conflict. The chief priest and scribes began the conflict, and at the end they were left silenced and unmasked. They started by challenging His authority. They were the people in authority there, and to them He was but an upstart “Prophet” from Nazareth. Their question assumed... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Luke 20:39-44

The counter-question of Jesus: v. 39. Then certain of the scribes, answering, said, Master, Thou hast well said. v. 40. And after that they durst not ask Him any question at all. v. 41. And He said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's Son? v. 42. And David himself saith in the Book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, v. 43. till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. v. 44. David therefore calleth Him Lord, how is He, then, his Son? The answer of... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Luke 20:27-40

3. Controversy with the Sadducees concerning the Resurrection (Luke 20:27-40)(Parallels: Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27.)27Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; 28and they asked him, Saying, Master [Teacher], Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother shouldtake his wife, and raise up seed [posterity] unto his brother. 29There were thereforeseven brethren: and the first took a wife,... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Luke 20:27-40

the God of the Living Luke 20:27-40 Here our Lord answers the materialism of His time. He speaks with the note of absolute certainty concerning the unseen, Hebrews 11:27 . Its inhabitants do not die or marry, nor are they subject to the conditions of our earthly life. These are the children of the resurrection. What an inspiring title! May it be applied to us as in Colossians 3:1-4 ? Too many are “the sons of this age,” Luke 20:34 , r.v., margin! They adopt this transient earth as their... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Luke 20:1-47

This chapter records the remarkable happenings gathered around our Lord's entrance into the Temple. By a parable He revealed the awful sin and failure of the Hebrew nation, culminating in His own rejection, showing, moreover, that that sin must result ultimately in the breaking into pieces of the sinning people. The closing conflicts between the rulers and Jesus constitute the saddest revelation of the depravity of the human heart. Jesus' teaching had driven them into a comer from which there... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 20:1-47

Jesus Preaches In The Temple (19:47-21:38). Having driven the traders out of the Temple in His prophetic zeal Jesus then revealed the greatness of His great courage by returning daily to that same Temple in order to teach the people. As the traders, who would quickly have returned, watched with baleful eyes, and the Temple police stood by alert for trouble, Jesus boldly entered the Temple again, and ignoring both, proceeded to address the crowds gathered there. Indeed the great crowds that... read more

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