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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 7:11-18

We have here the story of Christ's raising to life a widow's son at Nain, that was dead and in the carrying out to be buried, which Matthew and Mark had made no mention of; only, in the general, Matthew had recorded it, in Christ's answer to the disciples of John, that the dead were raised up, Matt. 11:5. Observe, I. Where, and when, this miracle was wrought. It was the next day after he had cured the centurion's servant, Luke 7:11. Christ was doing good every day, and never had cause to... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 7:11-17

7:11-17 Next, after that, Jesus was on his way to a town called Nain; and his disciples and a great crowd accompanied him on the journey. When he came near the gate of the town--look you--a man who had died was being carried out to burial. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. There was a great crowd of towns-people with her. When the Lord saw her he was moved to the depths of his heart for her and said to her, "Don't go on weeping!" He went up and touched the bier. Those who... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 7:13

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her ,.... Knowing her case, that she was a widow, and had lost her only son: and said unto her, weep not ; signifying, that he would help her, which he did without being asked to do it, as usual in other cases. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:1-17

The Saviour of sick and dead. On returning to Capernaum after the sermon on the mount, the Saviour is confronted with a deputation from a centurion about his sick servant. To the miracle of healing in Luke 7:2-10 we turn first; and then we shall consider the miracle of resurrection ( Luke 7:11-17 ), by which it is followed. I. THE SAVIOUR OF THE SICK . (Verses1-10.) 1 . Let us observe the self-abasement of the centurion. And in this connection we must notice the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:11-16

The widow's son. We are indebted to St. Luke for the touching incidents recorded in these verses. Observe— I. THE SPRING OF THE ACTION . "When the Lord saw her, he had compassion." Some of Christ's most notable words and works were associated with, grew out of, circumstances which presented themselves in the course of his journeyings. There was no attempt at miracle. There was neither show nor effort. What was done was so spontaneous that it seemed as if he could not help... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:11-17

The Master raises from the dead the only son of the widow of Nain. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:13

And when the Lord saw her . It is rare in the Gospels to find the expression, "the Lord," used by itself, "Jesus" being the usual term. It agrees with the unanimous tradition in the Church respecting the authorship of this Gospel—neither Luke nor Paul had been with Jesus. These had always looked on Jesus, thought of him, as the Lord risen from the dead, enthroned in heaven. At the period when St. Luke wrote, not earlier than a.d. 60, this title had probably become the usual term by which... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:13-16

Christ visiting and abiding. We cannot wonder that the people exclaimed as they did, "God hath visited his people," when they witnessed such a miracle as this. It was clear enough that One from the heavenly world was with them, manifesting Divine power and pity. We have here— I. A TOUCHING PICTURE OF THE EXTREMES OF HUMAN JOY AND SORROW . The great darkness of death had overshadowed a human home; death had come to a young man , one who had passed through the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 7:13-15

Luke 7:13-15. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, &c. Jesus, whose tenderness made him susceptible of the strongest impressions from occurrences of this kind, knowing that the mother’s affliction was bitter, and the occasion of it real, was greatly moved with compassion at the sorrowful scene. Here was no application made to him for her, not so much as that he would speak some words of comfort to her; but, ex mero motu, purely from the goodness of his nature he was... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 7:1-17

BACK IN GALILEE48. Centurion’s servant; widow’s son (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-17)Back in Capernaum, a Roman centurion asked Jesus to heal one of his servants who was dying. However, he did not expect Jesus to come to his house. Being an army officer, he operated in a system of authority where he needed only to give a command and it was carried out. He believed that Jesus carried the authority of God, and he needed only to say the word and the servant would be healed (Matthew 8:5-9; Luke... read more

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