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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Matthew 13

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 12

13:12 whoever (a-2) who (a-20) Hostis . as ch. 7.24. abundance; (b-17) As to the good thing given. It is abstract; the object is not to day what is given, but the manner of God's dealing. What is given is caused to be in abundance. We may say, also, 'he shall be in abundance,' a word used of the thing and of the person possessing it

Verse 14

13:14 in (c-2) i.e. what is wanting is supplied and so 'filled up.' Since Esaias's time there had been much of this, but the rejection of Christ completed and filled it up. 'In them' has therefore the sense of 'as to,' 'in their case.' 'By' would cast more on their act and responsibility. epi seems to have been introduced to avoid this sense of it. says, (d-12) Isaiah 6:9-10 . not (e-19) not (e-27) Emphatic negative.

Verse 15

13:15 lest (f-26) See Note, ch. 5.25; Mark 4:12 .

Verse 21

13:21 offended. (g-27) Or 'stumbled,' as ver. 57.

Verse 22

13:22 life, (h-23) Aion . The use of this word includes the idea of 'life in man,' 'the course of any events,' 'an age.' Here 'life' expresses it clearly enough. he (i-33) Or 'it.'

Verse 25

13:25 darnel (a-10) A useless weed resembling wheat.

Verse 29

13:29 lest (b-5) 'Lest perhaps.' see Ch. 5.25; Mark 4:12 .

Verse 35

13:35 that (c-2) As ch. 2.23. saying, (d-13) Psalms 78:2 .

Verse 41

13:41 offences, (e-18) See Note, ver. 57 and ch. 5.29.

Verse 43

13:43 ears, (f-19) Many add 'to hear.'

Verse 44

13:44 field, (g-13) 'The field,' as contrasted with the city or town. it (h-26) Or 'because of his joy.'

Verse 45

13:45 merchant (i-10) Lit. 'a man a merchant.'

Verse 52

13:52 to (a-12) Or 'into,' eis , as ch. 12.20. who (b-26) As 'who' in ch. 7.24, 'who is such as.'

Verse 57

13:57 offended (c-4) Or 'were stumbled at him,' but the word 'stumbled' is too weak. The root word in Greek, skandalon , is literally 'the catch of a trap,' that makes it fall when touched. It is generally the occasion, or means, of getting into an evil case, not a stumbling-stone. See chs. 5.29; 18.6.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Matthew 13". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.