Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 13:13

And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Glorifying God;   Hypocrisy;   Jesus, the Christ;   Miracles;   Sabbath;   Synagogue;   Thankfulness;   Scofield Reference Index - Parables;   Thompson Chain Reference - Defender of the Weak;   Disease;   Hands;   Healed, Disease;   Heals, Christ;   Health-Disease;   Imposition of Hands;   Laying on of Hands;   Sickness;   Weak;   The Topic Concordance - Glory;   Sabbath;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Glorifying God;   Miracles of Christ, the;   Sickness;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Miracle;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Laying on of hands;   Luke, gospel of;   Pharisees;   Sabbath;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Demon;   Laying on of Hands;   Miracle;   Sabbath;   Sexuality, Human;   Synagogue;   Touch;   Woman;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Sabbath;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Laying on of Hands;   Luke, Gospel of;   Sabbath;   Synagogue;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exorcism;   Laying on of Hands;   Manger;   Matthew, Gospel According to;   Medicine;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Commandments;   Common Life;   Cures;   Discourse;   Disease;   Dropsy;   Gestures;   Impotence;   Israel, Israelite;   Ordination;   Praise (2);   Sabbath ;   Silence;   Touch;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hands, Laying on of;   Miracles;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Sabbath;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Loose;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Crook-Backed;   Jesus Christ (Part 2 of 2);   Sabbath;   Straight;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Jesus of Nazareth;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Glorified God - Praised God. Gave thanks to him for healing her. They who are restored to health from sickness owe it to God; and they should devote their lives to his service, as expressive of their sense of gratitude to him who has spared them.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/luke-13.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

All miracles of Jesus had the qualities in evidence here, being effortlessly performed with total authority, and also instantaneous.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/luke-13.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he laid his hands on her,.... As he spoke the above words, which he sometimes did when he healed diseases.

And immediately she was made straight; she lift up herself, stood upright, and her body, and all the parts of it were as straight as ever they had been, or as any were in the synagogue.

And glorified God; that is, "the woman" glorified God, as the Persic version expresses it; she was filled with thankfulness for the mercy, and gave God the glory of it. This woman was an emblem of a poor sinner held in the bonds of iniquity by Satan, and led captive by him at his will, who can by no means raise himself; nor is he able to lift up his head to heaven, or look upwards to Christ for deliverance; and yet attends upon the outward ministry, when Christ, in his own time, meets with him under it, and manifests his power and grace, breaks his bonds asunder, delivers him out of Satan's hands, and from the bondage of his own corruptions, sets him straight, and causes him to lift up his head, and look to him for life and salvation; and so puts a new song into his mouth, even praise to God, to whose free grace and favour he readily ascribes his deliverance.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-13.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

He laid his hands upon her (επετηκεν αυτηι τας χειραςepethēken autēi tas cheiras). First aorist active indicative of επιτιτημιepitithēmi As the Great Physician with gentle kindness.

She was made straight (ανωρτωτηanōrthōthē). First aorist (effective) passive indicative of ανορτοωanorthoō old verb, but only three times in the N.T. (Luke 13:13; Hebrews 12:12; Acts 15:16), to make straight again. Here it has the literal sense of making straight the old woman‘s crooked back.

She glorified God (εδοχαζεν τον τεονedoxazen ton theon). Imperfect active. Began it (inchoative) and kept it up.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-13.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Vincent's Word Studies

She was made straight ( ἀνορθώθη )

The verb occurs, Acts 15:16, of setting up the tabernacle of David, and Hebrews 12:12, of lifting up the hands which hang down.

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/luke-13.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.

The Fourfold Gospel

And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years1; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.

  1. And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years;
  2. and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up. The use of the word "spirit" in this verse indicates that the curvature of the spine which afflicted this woman was attributed to demoniacal agency.

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-13.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

Ver. 13. And he laid his hands upon her] Both to show his charity, and to signify that his quickening flesh is that ordinary instrument whereby he maketh us partakers of his saving grace.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-13.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Luke 13:13. And immediately she was made straight, The great favour conferred on her so suddenly, filled the woman with admiration and gratitude; insomuch that she immediately offered up thanksgiving to God. As our blessed Lord undertook this benevolent miracle without any solicitation, it affords us a fine idea of his mercy and loving-kindness. The length of time which her weakness had continued, is a strong proof that there could have beenno collusion; and the instantaneous manner in which soinveterateandincurable a disorder was remedied, indicates the divine nature of him who performed it.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/luke-13.html. 1801-1803.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 13:13. ἀνωρθώθη, she was raised up straight) The upright posture is one that is in consonance with the nobility of man.— ἐδόξαζε, glorified) The soul and body, after having received help [and relief from above], become, as it were, an instrument just freshly acquired for sounding the Divine praises.

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-13.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 13:11"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 13:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-13.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

13.Straight and glorified God—So that she was doubly straight, namely, in body and in soul.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/luke-13.html. 1874-1909.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

‘And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.’

But while released from the evil spirit she had been so long in that condition that she could not straighten herself, and so Jesus went over to her and laid His hands on her and immediately she was made straight. And the not unsurprising result was that she glorified God. By this it was openly revealed that Jesus could make crooked people straight.

It should be noted that nowhere else does Jesus cast out evil spirits by any other means than His word. Thus here also we should see that He casts out the evil spirit by His word before He touches her. The evil spirit is to be seen as unclean in an unusually in depth sense. The earthly Jesus wants no contact with unclean spirits, for they cannot be made clean. The laying on of hands is then used in order to heal the physical impediment so as to give assurance to the woman.

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Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 13:13. Was made straight. The laying on of hands completed the cure, by giving the needed strength, after the word had set free from Satanic influence.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/luke-13.html. 1879-90.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

made straight = set upright again. Greek. anorthoo. Occurs only here, Acts 16:16. Hebrews 12:12. Compare am = again, in analuo Luke 12:36 ("return ").

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-13.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

And he laid his hands on her. The word and the act were simultaneous; and the effect was instant.

And immediately she was made straight, and gloried God.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-13.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(13) And he laid his hands on her.—The bodily act was, as in the analogous cases of the blind and dumb (see Note on Matthew 9:29), a help to the faith which was necessary, on the woman’s part, that she might receive the full benefit of the divine act of power. When this was done, she poured forth her joy (as the tense of the verb implies) in a continuous strain of praise.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/luke-13.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
he laid
4:40; Mark 6:5; 8:25; 16:18; Acts 9:17
and immediately
17:14-17; 18:43; Psalms 103:1-5; 107:20-22; 116:16,17
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:14 - and laid;  Matthew 12:13 - and it;  Mark 2:12 - glorified;  Mark 3:4 - Is it;  Mark 5:23 - lay thy hands;  Luke 5:25 - glorifying;  Luke 6:6 - he;  Luke 8:44 - immediately;  Acts 3:7 - GeneralActs 28:8 - laid;  Hebrews 12:3 - contradiction

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-13.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

13.And glorified God. As to the people glorifying God, it is mentioned in order to inform us, that this was distinctly perceived to be a heavenly blessing. It was not some doubtful work which allowed room for argument on either side, but one which afforded ample and undoubted grounds for praising God. This discovers more strongly the malignity of the ruler of the synagogue

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Luke 13:13". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/luke-13.html. 1840-57.