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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Matthew 24:32-51

We have here the practical application of the foregoing prediction; in general, we must expect and prepare for the events here foretold. I. We must expect them; ?Now learn a parable of the fig-tree, Matt. 24:32, 33. Now learn what use to make of the things you have heard; so observe and understand the signs of the times, and compare them with the predictions of the word, as from thence to foresee what is at the door, that you may provide accordingly.? The parable of the fig-tree is no more... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Matthew 24:33

So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things ,.... That are mentioned above, relating to the signs of the destruction of the temple and city, and the destruction itself, with all those several things that should directly take place upon it; this is an accommodation of the above parable, similitude, or comparison: know that it is near, even at the doors ; meaning, either that "he is near", as the Ethiopic version reads it, the son of man is near, even at the doors; or as the Vulgate... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 24:1-51

PROPHECY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM , AND OF THE TIMES OF THE END . ( Mark 13:1-37 ; Luke 21:5-36 .) There is no reason to think, with Olshauson, that St. Matthew or his editor has considerably amplified the original discourse of our Lord by introducing details and expressions from other quarters. The discourse, as we now have it ( Matthew 24:1-51 . and 25.), forms a distinct whole, divided into certain portions closely related to each other and it... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 24:29-51

The end of the world. I. ITS CIRCUMSTANCES . 1 . The heavens. The Lord had been glancing onwards into the future. There would be wrath upon the chosen people; it would last long; they would be led away captive into all nations. Jerusalem would be trodden down of the Gentiles; it would lie desolate long—even "until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" ( Luke 21:23 , Luke 21:24 ). The tribulation of those days is not yet ended; still Jerusalem is lying waste; still her... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 24:32-42

The event and the time. Having unfolded to the disciples the manner and circumstances of the two great events respecting which they had inquired, our Lord now proceeds to speak more particularly of their certainty and of the time of their occurrence. I. THE EVENT OF THE JUDGMENT IS CERTAIN . 1 . This is asserted under a simile. ( Matthew 24:32-35 .) 2 . The assertion is repeated in the comment. II. THE TIME OF THAT EVENT IS NOT WHOLLY ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 24:33

So likewise ye ( οὑ ì τω και Ì ὑμεῖς , so also ye, emphatic). As surely as buds and leaves prove the coming of summer, so ye, who have been taught, may gather from the fulfilment of the signs mentioned ( Matthew 24:15-22 , etc.) the approach of the end. Know that it is near ( ὁ ì τι ἐγγυ ì ς ἐστιν ). The subject is not expressed, but it must be the Son of man ( Matthew 24:30 ), so that the rendering ought to be, he is near. Many, however, take the... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Matthew 24:33

So likewise ye ... - In the same manner, when you see what I have predicted the “signs” around Jerusalem - then know that its destruction is at hand,Is near - Luke says Luke 21:28, “your redemption draweth nigh, and Luke 21:31 the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.” Your deliverance from the dangers that threaten the city approaches, and the kingdom of God will be set up in the earth; or your everlasting redemption from sin and death will come at the day of judgment, and his eternal kingdom will... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Matthew 24:32-35

Matthew 24:32-35. Now learn a parable of the fig-tree Our Lord proceeds to declare that the signs which he had given would be as certain an indication of the time of his coming, as the fig-tree’s putting forth its leaves is of the approach of summer; and that the time of his coming was at no great distance. For he adds, This generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled, Hereby evidently showing that he had been speaking all this while only of the calamities coming on the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Matthew 24:32-51

132. A warning to be alert always (Matthew 24:32-51; Mark 13:28-37; Luke 21:29-38)Just as the first leaves on a fig tree indicate that summer is coming, so when the disciples see the false messiahs, the persecution and the approach of the Roman armies, they will know that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish nation is upon them. People of Jesus’ day would see the fulfilment of these things in their own lifetime (Matthew 24:32-35; Luke 21:29-33).As for the day when the Son of man will... read more

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