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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Luke 21



Verses 1-38

The Widow's Mite. Prophecy of the Fall of Jerusalem and the Second Advent

1-4. The widow's mite (Mark 12:41). See on Mk.

5-36. Great prophecy of the Fall of Jerusalem and the Second Advent (Matthew 24:1; Mark 13:1). See on Mt. St. Luke distinguishes these two events more clearly than the other evangelists (Luke 21:24). He also describes Jerusalem as being 'surrounded by armies.' This greater definiteness is held by some to indicate that St. Luke wrote after the fall of Jerusalem, and added certain interpretative notes to our Lord's utterances. But there is no real reason why Christ should not have spoken exactly as St. Luke records. See on Mt.

9. Not by and by] i.e. not at once. 13. Testimony] It shall be an opportunity for you to bear witness to Me.

15. Mouth] i.e. eloquence.

18, 19. Peculiar to Luke 19. By patient continuance in well-doing and in suffering ye shall possess (i.e. keep safe the inward life of) your souls.

24. The times of the Gentiles] i.e. the time of the rejection of Israel, and of Gentile predominance both in the affairs of the world and in the Kingdom of God. The times of the Gentiles will come to an end, when Israel is converted (Romans 11:25).

37, 38. Christ's daily teaching. He lodges at the Mount of Olives (Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:19). See on Mt.


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Luke 21:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.

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