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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Matthew 16


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 4

16:4 left (c-26) To leave absolutely, as ch. 21.17; John 8:9 ; Hebrews 11:27 .

Verse 6

16:6 beware (d-8) The Greek means, 'to fix one's mind on;' and the 'of' is 'because of,' 'in view of.' 'To attend so as to guard yourself from.' 'Beware of,' I believe, most nearly conveys it. so ver. 11.

Verse 9

16:9 hand-baskets (a-18) A round-plaited hand-basket for a journey.

Verse 10

16:10 baskets (b-12) Larger than the 'hand-basket' in ver. 9. It is particularly a 'fish-basket.' [up]? (c-15) See chs. 14.20 and 15.37.

Verse 13

16:13 into (d-6) As ch. 15.21. see Note. demanded (e-12) Or 'questioned;' erotao . see Note, John 14:16 .

Verse 14

16:14 again, (f-13) i.e. a 'different class.'

Verse 17

16:17 Bar-jona, (g-11) 'Son of Jonas.'

Verse 18

16:18 Peter, (h-11) 'A stone.' gates (i-23) Or 'gates of hades.' These words are rather in a remarkable manner without the article, giving the character of the power rather than a particular object before the mind.

Verse 25

16:25 life (k-8) The word signifies both 'life' and 'soul.'

Verse 26

16:26 soul? (k-20) The word signifies both 'life' and 'soul.'

Verse 28

16:28 that (l-13) 'Who are such as.' see ch. 2.6. Or 'who indeed.' see Note, Luke 9:30 . all (m-20) 'Not at all.' a strengthened negative.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Matthew 16". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.