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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Matthew 24:42-44

Matthew 24:42-44. Watch therefore Let your mind be thoroughly awake to a sense of the certainty and importance of these things, and be on your guard that they may not overtake you unawares, but that you may be prepared to meet Christ in the way of judgment or mercy; for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh Either to avenge himself of this nation, to require your soul of you, or to call you and all mankind to his bar. Be ye also ready By being assured of God’s favour, and stamped with... 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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Matthew 24:44

Therefore = on this account. Greek. dia touto. App-104 .Matthew 24:2 . be = become. read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Matthew 24:44

Matthew 24:44. Therefore, be ye also ready— As the miseries which men were to undergo at the destruction of Jerusalem, the reasons of that destruction, the passions which its approach would raise in their minds, together with the suddenness and unexpectedness of it, nearly resembled what shall happen at the destruction of the world and the general judgment; it was natural for our Lord, on this occasion, to put the disciples in mind of that judgment, and to exhort them to the faithful discharge... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 24:32-44

The importance of vigilance 24:32-44Jesus told His disciples four parables advocating vigilance in view of the time of His return. These stories were illustrations of His main points in the Olivet Discourse. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 24:43-44

The parable of the watchful homeowner 24:43-44Jesus concluded His instructions concerning the importance of vigilance in view of His return by giving a parable urging watchfulness.The introductory "but" connects this illustration with the former one and identifies a contrast. Jesus is like a thief in only one respect, namely, that other people will not expect His coming. The point of this parable is that if a homeowner knows the general time when a thief will break in he will prepare... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 24:1-51

The Destruction of Jerusalem and the End of the World Foretold1. Jesus went out] RV ’Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way, and his disciples,’ etc.The buildings] The magnificent buildings, a mass of marble and gold, were not yet finished (see John 2:20). The rabbis said, ’He who has not seen the temple of Herod, has never seen a beautiful building. The sanctuary was made of green and white marble... Herod intended to have the building covered with gold, but the rabbis... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Matthew 24:44

(44) In such an hour as ye think not.—The words are important as showing that even the signs which were to be as the budding of the fig-tree at the approach of summer were intended only to rouse the faithful to watchfulness, not to enable men to fix the times and the seasons which the Father hath set in His own power. The apparent destiny of failure which has attended on all attempts to go beyond this in the interpretation of the apocalyptic eschatology of Scripture might have been avoided had... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Matthew 24:1-51

The Intrusion of the World Matthew 24:12 No doubt this referred originally to the great crash of the fall of Jerusalem. But one cannot help seeing that the whole prophecy describes rather the constantly recurring features of all epochs of great change affecting the kingdom of heaven than the details of special circumstances attaching to some one event. I. Observe that it is more inside the Church that iniquity is said to abound. There may be a fair amount of morality and obedience in the... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Matthew 24:1-51

Chapter 18The Prophecy on the Mount - Matthew 24:1-51 & Matthew 25:1-46WE have seen that though the Saviour’s public ministry is now closed, He still has a private ministry to discharge-a ministry of counsel and comfort to His beloved disciples, whom He soon must leave in a world where tribulation awaits them on every side. Of this private ministry the chief remains are the beautiful words of consolation left on record by St. John (13-17), and the valuable words of prophetic warning... read more

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