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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 14

Verse 1

Verse 1

To eat bread; to dine or to sup. This seems to have been an entertainment where there were many invited guests; as appears from allusions in Luke 14:3,7,12,15, &c. The whole conversation takes its turn from the circumstances of the occasion; the images and illustrations being drawn from entertainments and invitations to guests.


Verse 8

Verse 8

To a wedding; a wedding feast.--Room; place.

 

 


Verse 10

Verse 10

Then shalt thou have worship, &c. This shows that it was not our Savior's design, in these instructions, to teach men to be indifferent to the respect and honorable regard of their fellow-men, but to show them the true way to attain it,--namely, by modest and unassuming deportment, and by treating others with respect.

Luke 14:12-14. That is, the kindness and hospitality, which the wealthy have it in their power to bestow, are not to be regarded as Christian virtues, except when they are rendered to those who cannot make any return.

 

 


Verse 16

Verse 16

A great supper. This supper represents the kingdom of God, to which the guest had alluded, in the Luke 14:15; so that the parable is a rejoinder to his remark; and is intended to show that the Jews, who were first invited, would reject the blessedness, which this guest had spoken of, and that then the invitation would be extended to other nations.--Bade; invited.

 

 


Verse 26

Verse 26

Hate not his father, &c.; be not willing to give up his dearest earthly friends.

 

 


Verse 28

Verse 28

Build a tower; commence any great undertaking.


Verse 29

Verse 29

Mock him; ridicule him.


Verse 33

Verse 33

And, therefore, whoever will become the disciple of Christ, must consider how much is involved in the change.


Verse 34

Verse 34

Salt, without its savor, denotes the form and semblance of piety without its spirit.

 

 


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Bibliography Information
Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Luke 14:1". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". "http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/view.cgi?bk=lu&ch=14". 1878.

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