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Bible Commentaries

Vincent's Word Studies

Luke 20

Verse 5

They reasoned [συνελογισαντο] . Only here in New Testament. The preposition, sun, together, and the additional with themselves, denote a very close conference.

Verse 6

Will stone [καταλιθασει] . Only here in New Testament. "Stone us down" [κατα] ; i e., stone us to death.

They be persuaded [πεπεισμενος εστιν] . Lit., It (the people collectively) is having been persuaded. Demoting a long - standing and settled persuasion.

9 - 19. Compare Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12.

Verse 9

Let it out. See on Matthew 21:33.

Went into a far country. Not necessarily far, but as Rev., another country. See on Mark 13:34.

A long time [ικανους] . See on ch. Luke 7:6.

Verse 10

Of the fruit. See on Mark 12:2.

Verse 11

He sent yet [προσεθετο πεμψαι] . Lit., he added to send. A Hebrew form of expression.

Verse 12

Wounded [τραυματισαντες] . Only here and Acts 19:16.

Verse 13

It may be [ισως] . Only here in New Testament. The adverb of isov, equal. It expresses more than perhaps, implying rather a strong probability. Compare the phrase, it is an even chance that.

Reverence. See on Matthew 21:37.

Verse 16

Destroy. See on Matthew 21:41.

God forbid [μη γενοιτο] . Lit., may it not be.

Verse 17

The stone, etc. See on 1 Peter 2:4-7.

Verse 18

Shall be broken [συνθλασθησεται] . Rev., rightly, broken to pieces. See on Matthew 21:44.

Grind him to powder [λικμησει] . See on Matthew 21:44.

20 - 26. Compare Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17.

Verse 20

Watched. See on Mark 3:2.

Spies [εγκαθετους] . Only here in New Testament. From ejgkaqihmi, to send in, as a garrison into a city. Hence of persons sent in for the purpose of espionage.

Which should feign [υποκρινομενους] . Lit., feigning. Rev., which feigned. Only here in New Testament. See on hypocrites, Matthew 23:13. The power and authority [τη αρχη και τη εξουσια] . The former, the Roman power in general; the latter, the specific authority of the official.

Verse 21

Acceptest not the person. See on James 2:1.

Verse 22

Tribute [φορον] . From ferw, to bring. Something, therefore, which is brought in by way of payment. Luke uses the Greek word instead of the Latin khnson, census, in Matthew and Mark.

Verse 23

Perceived. See on considerest, Matthew 7:3.

Craftiness [πανουργιαν] . From pan, every, and ergon, deed. Readiness for every and any deed. Hence unscrupulousness, and so, generally, knavery.

Verse 24

Penny. See on Matthew 20:2.

Image and superscription. See on Matthew 22:20.

Verse 26

His words [ρηματος] . Singular number. Rev., properly, saying. See on ch. Luke 1:37.

27 - 40. Compare Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27.

Verse 27

Asked. See on Mark 12:18.

Verse 36

Equal unto the angels [ισαγγελοι] . Only here in New Testament.

Verse 37

Shewed [εμηνυσεν] . Originally to disclose something secret. Hence, generally, to make known.

At the bush [επι της βατου] . Wrong. Render as Rev., in the place concerning the bush. See on Mark 12:26.

41 - 44. Compare Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37.

Verse 43

Of thy feet [των ποδων σου] . A. V. omits.

Verse 46

Chief rooms. Rev., correctly, chief places. See on Mark 12:39.

Verse 47

Widows ' houses. See on Mark 12:40. ===Luke 21:0


1 - 4. Compare Mark 12:41-44.

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Luke 20". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.