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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Matthew 11

Introduction

1:11 away (a-14) In those days conquerors transported conquered nations to distant seats, and replaced them by others, that national feeling might not subsist, but dependence be complete. 'Carrying away' is feeble for this, but I know no other word.

Verse 3

11:3 wait (a-14) Probably, 'have we to do it,' not simply, 'are we doing it?'

Verse 10

11:10 written, (b-8) Malachi 3:1 .

Verse 11

11:11 one (c-28) Or 'the least.' It is the comparative degree; whoever else is taken, the 'one' is less; the idiomatic force is more preserved by 'a little one.'

Verse 12

11:12 violence, (d-19) As 'forces his way,' Luke 16:16 .

Verse 14

11:14 is (e-11) By saying, 'who is to come,' it is left in the abstract as in Greek -- the one who had this character in their mind.

Verse 19

11:19 wine-drinking, (a-20) 'Spending his substance in eating and drinking.'

Verse 20

11:20 place, (b-18) Ginomai , 'taken place,' or 'happened.' I do not say 'had been wrought,' because the emphasis is on the place of their happening rather than on the fact of their being wrought.

Verse 21

11:21 place (b-18) Ginomai , 'taken place,' or 'happened.' I do not say 'had been wrought,' because the emphasis is on the place of their happening rather than on the fact of their being wrought.

Verse 23

11:23 hades. (c-17) 'Hades' like 'Sheol' in the Old Testament, see Note at Psalms 6:5 , is a very vague expression used in general to designate the temporary state of departed spirits, the unseen or invisible world of spirits, upon which, till the coming of Christ, darkness and obscurity rested, as may be seen in the Old Testament. It is applied to Christ, who went into paradise, and to the rich man in Luke 16:0 , who found himself in torment. It is distinct from 'Gehenna,' the place of final and eternal torment, prepared for the devil and his angels.

Verse 27

11:27 knows (d-14) know (d-24) Epiginosko , as ch. 7.16. It is real knowledge, not a mere objective acquaintance with a person.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Matthew 11". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/matthew-11.html. 1857-67.