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it came to pass. A Hebraism. See Luke 2:1 .
as He was praying = in(Greek. en. App-104 .)
His praying . The sixth of seven such occasions.
praying. Greek. proseuchomai. App-134 .
in . Greek. en. App-104 . Not the same word as in verses: Luke 11:2 , Luke 11:6 , Luke 11:7 , Luke 11:33 -.
when = as.
unto = to. Greek. pros. App-104 . Not the same word as in verses: Luke 11:24 , Luke 11:51 .
Lord. Note the disciple's form of address.
as = even as.
heaven = the
heavens. See note on Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .
Hallowed = Sanctified.
Thy name . See note on Psalms 20:1 .
Thy kingdom. See App-111 , 112, 113, 114.
come = Let . . . come.
be done = come to pass. heaven (singular) See note on Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .
in = upon. Greek. epi. App-104 .
earth . Greek. ge. App-129 .
day by day = according to (Greek. kata. App-104 .)the day.
daily. Greek. epiousias. See note on Matthew 6:11 .
bread . Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), App-6 , for food in general.
forgive. See note on Luke 3:3 .James 5:15 .
sins. Trespasses comes from Tyndale's Version.
lead = bring.
not. Greek. me. App-105 . Not the same word as in verses: Luke 11:7 , Luke 11:8 , Luke 11:38 , Luke 11:40 , Luke 11:44 , Luke 11:46 , Luke 11:52 .
into . Greek. eis . App-104 .
temptation = trial or testing. from = away
from . Greek. apo. App-104 . Not the same word as in verses: Luke 11:16 , Luke 11:31 .
evil = the evil, or the evil one, denoting active harmfulness.
And He said , &c. Verses 5-10 are peculiar to Luke.
of = among. Greek. ek. App-104 .
lend. Greek. chrao. Occurs only here.
For = Since.
in = off. Greek. ek. App-104 .
to . Greek. pros. App-104 . Not the same word as in Luke 11:37 .
nothing to = not (Greek. ou. App-105 ) what I may.
now = already. The door would on no account be opened to a stranger at night.
children. Greek. paidion. App-108 .
with. Greek. meta. App-104 . Not the same word as in verses: Luke 11:20 , Luke 11:37 . A whole family will sleep in one room, in the garments worn by day, in one large bed.
in. Greek. eis. App-104 .
cannot = am not (Greek. ou. App-105 ) able to.
not . Greek. ou. App-105 .
because = on account of. Greek. dia. App-104 .Luke 11:2 .
importunity = shamelessness, impudence. Greek. anaideia. Occurs only here in N.T.
Ask. seek. knock . Note the Figure of speech Anabasis ( App-6 ). Ask. Greek. aiteo. Always used of an inferior to a superior. Never used of the Lord to the Father.
If , &c. = Shall a son ask, &c.
any = which.
if, &c. App-118 .
a fish = a fish also
for = instead. Greek. anti. App-104 .
if . Greek. ean, App-118 . b.
offer = give to.
know . Greek. oida. App-132 .
children. App-108 .
heavenly = out of (Greek. ek. App-104 .) heaven.
the Holy Spirit = spiritual gifts. No articles. Greek. pneuma hagion. See App-101 . Note the five contrasts. A loaf, a stone; a fish, a serpent; an egg, a scorpion; temporal gifts, spiritual gifts; earthly fathers, the heavenly Father.
devil = demon.
the dumb spake = the dumb [man] spake.
through = by. Greek en. App-104 .
Beelzebub . Aramaean. See on Matthew 10:25 . App-94 .
others . Greek. Plural of heteros. App-124 .
of = from. Greek. para. App-104 .
from = out of. Greek. ek. App-104 .
heaven . Singular, as in Luke 11:2 .
thoughts = intents, purposes, or machinations. Greek. dianoema. Occurs only here in N.T.
against. Greek. epi. App-104 .
brought to desolation. Greek. eremoo. Occurs only here, Matthew 12:25 ; and Revelation 17:16 ; Revelation 18:17 , Revelation 18:19 .
Beelzebub. Aramaean, as in Luke 11:15 . See note on Matthew 10:25 . This is the "unpardonable sin". See Mark 8:28-30 .
by. Greek en. App-104 .
therefore = on this account. Greek. dia. App-104 .Luke 11:2 .
with = by. Greek. en, as in Luke 11:19 . Compare Matthew 3:11 .
the finger of God . Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 See Exodus 8:19 . Finger, here, put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for the Holy Spirit Himself.
the kingdom of God . See App-114 .
come upon you . With suddenness and surprise Greek. phthano. Occurances elsewhere: Matthew 12:28 . Rom 9:31 , 2 Corinthians 10:14 .Philippians 1:3 , Php 1:16 . 1 Thessalonians 2:16 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:15 .
a = the.
armed = fully armed: from head to foot. Compare Matthew 12:28 . Greek. kathoplizomai. Occurs only here in N.T.
keepeth = guardeth.
his palace = his own court. Greek. aule. Matthew 26:3 , Matthew 26:58 , Matthew 26:69
goods = possessions.
when = as soon as.
taketh = taketh away. Same word as in Luke 8:12 .
all his armour = his panoply. Occurs only here, any Ephesians 6:11 , Ephesians 6:13 .
wherein = on (Greek. epi. App-104 .) which.
trusted = had trusted.
spoils. Compare Mark 5:5 . Occurs only here.
unclean . See Luke 4:33 .
spirit : i.e. demon. See App-101 .
of = away from. Greek. apo. App-104 .
man. Greek. anthropos. App-123 . Not the same word as in verses: Luke 11:31 , Luke 11:32 .
through . Greek. dia. App-104 .
dry = waterless. Compare Isaiah 13:21 , Isaiah 13:22 ; Isaiah 34:14 , &c.
none = not (Greek. me. App-105 ) [any].
unto . Greek. eis. App-104 .
garnished = adorned.
taketh = taketh to. Compare Matthew 7:21 .
other = different. Greek. heteros. App-124 .
wicked. App-128 .
dwell = settle down.
is = becomes.
as He spake = in (Greek. en. App-104 .) His speaking.
company = crowd.
Blessed = Happy.
hast sucked = didst suck.
And when , &c. Luke 11:29-36 peculiar to Luke.
were gathered = were gathering. Occurs only here.
This , &c. See note on Matthew 11:18 .
evil. Greek. poneros. App-128 . Compare Matthew 12:34 .
sign . Greek. semeion. App-176 .
Jonas = Jonah. See notes on p. 1247.
as = even as.
was = became.
the Ninevites . They must therefore have known of the miracle connected with him.
also the Son of man = the Son of man also.
the Son of man. See App-98 .
this generation. See note on Luke 11:29 .
The queen of the south. See 1 Kings 10:1-13 . 2 Chronicles 9:1-12 .
rise up . From the dead.
men . Greek. Plural of aner. App-128 .
condemn . Greek katakrino. App-122 .
utmost parts = the ends.
behold . Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
a greater = something more. Compare Matthew 12:6 .
rise up = stand up as witnesses. Not the same word as "rise up "in Luke 11:31 . App-178 .
repented . See App-111 .
at . Greek. eis. App-104 .
preaching = proclamation. See App-121 .
No man , &c. Repeated here from Matthew 5:15 .
Greek. oudeis = no one, compound of ou . App-105 .
candle = lamp. See App-130 .
secret place = cellar, or vault. All the texts read krupte (crypt).
under . Greek. hupo. App-104 .
a bushel = the corn measure. Compare Matthew 5:15 . on. Greek. epi. App-104 .
a candlestick = the lampstand. App-180 .
see. App-133 .
light . App-130 .
light = lamp. Same word as "candle "in Luke 11:33 . See App-130 .
eye. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for the eyesight.
single = sound: referring to the eyesight as "good", Occ:. only here and Matthew 6:22 .
full of light = illuminated.
evil. Greek. poneros. See App-128 .
full of darkness = dark.
Take heed = Seq. Greek. skopeo. Occurs only here Romans 16:17 . 2 Corinthians 4:18 . Galatians 1:6 , Galatians 1:1 .Philippians 1:2 , Philippians 1:4 ; Philippians 3:17 ,
light . Greek phos. See App-130 .
no . Greek. me. App-105 .
the bright shining of a candle = the lamp with its brilliance.
doth give thee light = may light thee. Greek. photizo. Compare App-130 .
as He spake = literal in (Greek. en. App-104 .) His speaking.
besought = asked. App-134 .
to dine = that he would dine,
dine = take breakfast. Greek. aristao, not deipneo. The morning meal after returning from the synagogue. Occurs (with the noun) only here; Luke 14:12 .Matthew 22:4 .John 21:12 , John 21:15 .
with = beside. Greek para. App-104 .
sat down to meat = reclined Himself.
washed = performed His ablutions. App-115 and App-136 .
before. Greek. pro. App-104 .
dinner. Greek. ariston. See note on "dine", Luke 11:37 .
clean: i. a. ceremonially clean.
platter = dish. See note on Matthew 14:8 .
ravening and wickedness = wicked greed. Figure of speech Hendiadys. App-6 .
wickedness . App-128 .
Ye fools. Fools = senseless ones. Greek. aphron. The first of eleven occurances.
But rather , &c. = Nevertheless [ye say] "give alms", &c. This was the great meritorious work. supposed to cleanse or make amends for everything.
such things as ye have = the things that are within. Greek. ta enonta. Occurs only here in N.T.
ye tithe = ye tithe, or pay or take tithes. Greek. epode katoo. Occurs only here; Luke 18:12 .Matthew 23:23 ; and Hebrews 7:5 .
all manner of herbs = every herb. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Genus), App-6 , for all tithable herbs.
pass over = pass by, as in Mark 6:48 .
judgment. A Hebraism = justice. App-177 .
the love of God . Genitive of relation ( App-17 .), meaning the love required by God, as admitted by the lawyer (Luke 10:27 ).
ought ye to have done = it behoved you to do.
leave . . . undone = leave aside. But most of the texts read "pass by", as in the preceding clause.
love. App-135 .
uppermost. Same as "chief" in Matthew 23:6 .
hypocrites . Theodotion's rendering of Job 34:30 , and Job 36:13 , and Aquila and Theod. in Job 15:34 , and by Aquila, Syria., and Theod. in Proverbs 11:9 , Isaiah 33:14 , and Septuagint in Isaiah 32:6 , show that the word had come to mean not merely "false pretence", but positive impiety or wickedness.
appear not = are unseen.
that walk over them = who walk about above them.
aware = know. Greek. oida. App-132 .
lawyers = teachers of the law. Greek. nomikos. Not the same as in Luke 5:17 .
Master = Teacher. App-98 .
thus = these things.
reproachest = insultest.
lade . Compare "heavy laden", Matthew 11:28 .
grievous. This refers to the innumerable precepts of the Oral Law, now embodied in the Talmud. Greek. dusbastaktos. Occurs only here and Matthew 23:4 in N.T.
touch . Greek. prospsauo = to touch gently. A medical word, used of feeling the pulse or a sore place on the body. Occurs only here.
ye build = ye are building.
sepulchres = tombs. See Matthew 23:29 .
Truly = So then.
that ye allow = and give your full approval to.
the Wisdom of God. This is Christ Himself; for in Matthew 23:34 this is exactly what He did say. It is not a quotation from the O.T., or any apocryphal book. I will send, &c. This He did, in and during the dispensation of the Acts. Compare Matthew 22:1-7 .
them = unto (Greek. eis. App-104 .) them.
prophets and apostles. See note on Ephesians 2:20 .
all the prophets. Compare Luke 6:23 .
shed = poured out. Same word as in Luke 22:20 .
foundation , &c. See note on Proverbs 8:22 .Matthew 13:35 .
world . Greek kosmos. See App-129 .
required. Greek ekzeteo. Occurs also Acts 15:17 . Romans 3:11 .Hebrews 11:6 ; Heb 12:17 . 1 Peter 1:10 .
of . Greek. apo. App-104 ,
this generation. See note on Matthew 11:16 .
Abel . Genesis 4:8 . App-117 .
Zacharias . See note on Matthew 23:35 .
the altar. Of burnt offering,
the temple . Greek. the house: i.e. the naos, or Sanctuary. See note on Matthew 23:16 ,
verily . See note on Matthew 5:18 .
key. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for entrance to and acquirement of knowledge. Compare Malachi 2:8 .
hindered = forbade, as in Luke 9:49 .
said = was saying.
to urge Him vehemently = to urgently press upon Him.
provoke Him to speak . Greek apostomatizo. Occurs only here. The Papyri show that from its original meaning (to dictate what was to be written) it had come to mean "to examine by questioning a pupil as to what he had been taught". Here, therefore, they were not questioning for information, but for grounds of accusation.
of = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104 .
many = very many.
Laying wait for = watching. Only here and Acts 23:21 .
catch . Both are hunting expressions.
out of . Greek ek. App-104 . Not the same word as in Luke 11:24 .
that , &c. T [Tr. ] WH R omit.
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