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Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 22

Verse 3

Verse 3

And they would not come. The idea is, that this refusal to join in a celebration made in honor of the prince, was an expression of dislike and opposition to his own and his father's government and authority, and was punished as such. The parable represents the repeated invitations which were addressed at first to the Jews, to receive and honor Jesus, the Son of God,--their refusal, and their punishment,--and the subsequent admission of the Gentiles, in their stead, to the privileges of Christianity.

Verse 11

Verse 11

By appearing in an unsuitable dress on such an occasion, he evinced an utter want of all real attachment and respect for his sovereign. He represents the insincere professor of religion, who intrudes into the church of Christ, without being clothed with the spirit of piety.

Verse 14

Verse 14

Few are chosen; chosen and led to come.

Verse 16

Verse 16

Herodians; the partisans of Herod.

Verse 18

Verse 18

Their wickedness. Had he decided against paying tribute, the would have accused him of treason.

Verse 24

Verse 24

Moses said; Deuteronomy 25:5,Deuteronomy 25:6.--Seed; children.

Verse 29

Verse 29

Ye do err; in imagining the future life to be similar, in its circumstances and relations, to the present.

Verse 32

Verse 32

The argument is, that God would not have said, I am the God of Abraham, &c., if the persons referred to were no longer in existence.

Verse 40

Verse 40

Hang; depend. All duties are included in these two principles of love to God and love to man.

Matthew 22:42-45. The Jews supposed that the Messiah would be an earthly monarch, making Jerusalem the metropolis of an empire of undefined extent and grandeur. This question was intended to show them how little they understood the real nature and the true dignity of the Messiah's kingdom.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Matthew 22". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/matthew-22.html. 1878.