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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
Luke 20



Verse 2

These things; referring, perhaps, both to his public teaching in the temple, and to his expulsion of the buyers and sellers.

Verse 16

God forbid. They meant, by this exclamation, not to object to the punishment of such husbandmen, in the imaginary case, but to express their dissent in respect to the religious truth intended by it, viz., that the Messiah would be rejected by the Jewish people, and that they would consequently be destroyed. Hence the force of the Savior's reply in the Luke 20:17,18.

Verse 20

Just men; men honestly desirous of instruction.

Verse 22

Is it lawful, &c. They hoped to lead him to say something which the Roman government might consider seditious or treasonable.

Verse 38

Unto him; that is, in his view. When men die, they die only to those who survive them. In the sight of God, they continue to live, changing only the scene of existence.

Verse 47

Greater damnation; the guilt of their actual ungodliness being aggravated by their hypocritical pretensions to piety.


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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Luke 20:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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