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L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 23:1-56

DELIVERED TO PONTIUS PILATE (vs.1-5) It was still early morning when the Lord Jesus was brought to the judgment hall of Pilate, the Roman governor (John 18:28), for the Jews were determined to quickly force through their vicious purpose so as to allow no time for any appeal to sober justice. From the beginning of that mock trial the absence of orderly court procedure was most apparent. They laid no charge as to anything He had done, nor did they even lay the charge that He said He was the... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Luke 23:1-56

LAST DAY UPON EARTH Here we meet the momentous events recorded in Matthew 26-27 and Mark 14-15, and there treated as fully as space permitted. The incidents peculiar to Luke are first, the explanation of Judas’ conduct that Satan entered into him (Luke 22:3 ). Satan can enter into no man without his own consent, but the only safeguard against that is the new birth, (John 3:0 ); second, the information that Peter and John were the two disciples sent to make ready the passover (Luke 22:8 );... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Luke 23:1-56

Divine Reserve Luk 23:8-11 All subjects reveal themselves according to the mental mood in which they are examined. This is true in every ramification of life. Men's decisions are influenced by the state of mind in which they receive either evidence or sensations. With regard to the external universe, for example, if it is surveyed when the heart is agitated with sorrow, it fails to produce those impressions which majesty and beauty naturally convey. When the landscape is gazed upon by a mind... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Luke 23:32-33

"And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. (33) And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left." In reading the former of those verses, I beg the Reader to observe, that a stop should be put after the word other: for then the sense of the passage will be clear, And there were also two other: (which were) malefactors. For the Lord Jesus himself was no... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Luke 23:32-43

32-43 As soon as Christ was fastened to the cross, he prayed for those who crucified him. The great thing he died to purchase and procure for us, is the forgiveness of sin. This he prays for. Jesus was crucified between two thieves; in them were shown the different effects the cross of Christ would have upon the children of men in the preaching the gospel. One malefactor was hardened to the last. No troubles of themselves will change a wicked heart. The other was softened at the last: he was... read more

Frank Binford Hole

F. B. Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary - Luke 23:1-99

Luke 23 THEN SECOND, they led Him to Pilate to get the Roman sanction for the execution of this sentence. Here they changed their ground completely, and charged Him as being an insurrectionary and a rival to Caesar. Jesus confessed Himself to be the King of the Jews, yet Pilate declared Him to be faultless. This might seem a surprising declaration, but Mark gives us a peep behind the scenes when he tells us that Pilate knew that the fierce hatred of the religious leaders was inspired by... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Luke 23:32-34

The crucifixion: v. 32. And there were also two other, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. v. 33. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. v. 34. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment and cast lots. At the same time that Jesus was led out of the city to be crucified, and in accordance with the word of... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Luke 23:32-38

b. JESUS ON THE CROSS (Luke 23:32-38)(Parallel with Matthew 27:33-44; Mark 15:22-32; John 19:18-24.)32And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary [A skull], there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 34Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.11 And they parted his raiment [clothing], and cast lots. 35And the people... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Luke 23:26-34

“They Crucified the Lord of Glory” Luke 23:26-34 Simon’s two sons are believed to have become Christians. See Mark 15:21 , Romans 16:13 . Perhaps this strange interruption in his ordinary experiences led to the whole household becoming Christian. Jesus and he bore the cross together. So later, Symeon of Cambridge, who was much reviled for his evangelical principles, loved to think that he and Christ were suffering together. Ever more thoughtful for others than for Himself, the Lord seemed to... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Luke 23:1-56

This is the story of the Cross, and, as in dealing with other Gospels, it is best read in reverent quietness and meditation. We see all the forces of evil as represented in the Jewish priests and in Pilate joining hands to secure the murder of Jesus. Dr. Maclaren has remarked that there is something impressive in the unbroken continuity of the clauses in this paragraph which follow one another, linked by a simple 'and,' like the waves of the Dead Sea which roll heavily in dreary succession. It... read more

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