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William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 7:36-50

7:36-50 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him. He went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table; and--look you--there was a woman in the town, a bad woman. She knew that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, so she took an alabaster phial of perfume and stood behind him, beside his feet, weeping. She began to wash his feet with tears, and she wiped them with the hairs of her head; and she kept kissing his feet and anointing them with the perfume. When the Pharisee, who... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 7:50

And he said to the woman ,.... Notwithstanding the Pharisee's censure, both of him and her: thy faith hath saved thee ; meaning either the object of her faith, himself, who was the author of eternal salvation to her; or that she, through faith in him, had received the blessings of salvation, pardon, righteousness, and life from him, and the joys and comfort of it; and had both a right unto, and a meetness for eternal glory and happiness: go in peace ; of conscience, and serenity of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 7:50

Thy faith hath saved thee - Thy faith hath been the instrument of receiving the salvation which is promised to those who repent. Go in peace. Though peace of conscience be the inseparable consequence of the pardon of sin, yet here it seems to be used as a valediction or farewell: as if he had said, May goodness and mercy continue to follow thee! In this sense it is certainly used Judges 18:6 ; 1 Samuel 1:17 ; 1 Samuel 20:42 ; 1 Samuel 29:7 ; 2 Samuel 15:9 ; James 2:16 . The... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 7:50

Verse 50 50.Thy faith hath saved thee. To repress those murmurings, (251) and, at the same time, to confirm the woman, Christ commends her faith. Let others grumble as they may, but do thou adhere steadfastly to that faith which has brought thee an undoubted salvation. (252) At the same time, Christ claims for himself the authority which had been given to him by the Father; for, as he possesses the power of healing, to him faith is properly directed. And this intimates that the woman was not... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:36-50

The nameless woman who was a sinner , and Simon the-Pharisee. As regards the incident about to be told, some commentators have believed that the anointing was identical with that related by St. John as having taken place at Bethany very shortly before the Crucifixion. Without detailing the several points of difference in the two recitals, it will be sufficient surely to call attention to the character of the Bethany family, Lazarus and his sisters, the intimate friends of Jesus, to show... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:36-50

The woman who was a sinner. It is a truly lovely story which the evangelist tells—one of those passages in the life of Christ which we are never tired of reading, and as full of meaning as it is full of beauty. We may regard it from many points, and present its didactic force in many ways. Perhaps we shall best ensure the reception of its various lights by studying the portraiture of character which it gives. I. THERE IS SIMON THE PHARISEE —Jesus' host on the afternoon of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:36-50

Loving and forgiving. The peculiarity of Oriental customs, together with the earnestness and eagerness of this penitent, will account for her effecting an entrance into the house of this Pharisee, and gaining access to the feet of our Lord. The lessons we gain from this most touching incident are— I. THAT THERE IS FREE AND FULL FORGIVENESS FOR THE WORST . It is somewhat striking that, although Old Testament Scripture abounds in passages which attest the greatness of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:36-50

Love the proof of pardon. The generation to which Jesus had come with his social gospel thought him too "free and easy" with sinners. The Pharisees thought he had no right to associate with publicans and sinners, although he did so to save them. But the wisdom of his policy would be justified by the conduct of his converts, and here we have a justification ready to hand. One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He accepts the invitation, and is reclining at his table, when, lo! a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 7:50

And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. Then, with just one solemn word reminding the people assembled in that guest-chamber of faith, that firm trust in the goodness and mercy of God upon which her forgiveness rested, he dismissed the woman, rousing her at once from her dreamy ecstasy, sending her from his presence back again into the ordinary life of the busy world, but bearing along with her now his mighty priceless gift of a peace which passeth understanding. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 7:50

Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace - See the notes at Mark 5:34. read more

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