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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

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 7:14

And he came and touched the bier ,.... Or "bed", as the Syriac version renders it; and such was מטה , "the bier", or bed, on which one of three years old, and upward, was carried as above mentioned: so that on which Herod was carried to his grave is called κλινη "a bed", by Josephus F25 De Bello Jud. l. 1. c. 33. sect. 11. . As for the bed, or bier, of what sort it was that they carried out their dead upon, take the following account: F26 T. Bab. Moed Katon, fol. 27. 1, 2. . ... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 7:14

Verse 14 14.Young man, I say to thee. By this word Christ proved the truth of the saying of Paul, that God calleth those things which are not, as they were, (Romans 4:17.) He addresses the dead man, and makes himself be heard, so that death is suddenly changed into life. We have here, in the first place, a striking emblem of the future resurrection, as Ezekiel is commanded to say, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord, [Ezekiel 37:4.] Secondly, we are taught in what manner Christ quickens... 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

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