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Luke 14:22

And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Covetousness;   Feasts;   Gospel;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   Kingdom of Heaven;   Opportunity;   Reproof;   Salvation;   Unbelief;   Worldliness;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   The Topic Concordance - Kingdom of God;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Entertainments;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Feasts;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Food;   Grace;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Christ, Christology;   Dead Sea Scrolls;   Gospel;   Grace;   Hospitality;   Kingdom of God;   Lord's Supper, the;   Wealth;   Work;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Hospitality;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Call, Calling;   Family;   Luke, Gospel of;   Poor, Orphan, Widow;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kingdom of God;   Matthew, Gospel According to;   Parable;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Circumstantiality in the Parables;   Discourse;   Dropsy;   Invitation;   Kindness (2);   Lazarus;   Luke, Gospel According to;   Marriage;   Sacraments;   Sir ;   Unity (2);   Wealth (2);   Worldliness (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Prophet, the;   Supper;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Grapes;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Jesus of Nazareth;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jesus Christ (Part 2 of 2);  

Adam Clarke Commentary

And yet there is room - On some occasions, so numerous are the guests that there is not room for them to sit in the court of the person who makes the feast, and a larger is therefore borrowed.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/luke-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Yet there is room - He went out and invited all he found in the lanes, and yet the table was not full. This he also reported to his master. “There is room!” What a glorious declaration is this in regard to the gospel! There yet is room. Millions have been saved, but there yet is room. Millions have been invited, and have come, and have gone to heaven, but heaven is not yet full. There is a banquet there which no number can exhaust; there are fountains which no number can drink dry; there are harps there which other hands may strike; and there are seats there which others may occupy. Heaven is not full, and there yet is room. The Sunday school teacher may say to his class, there yet is room; the parent may say to his children, there yet is room; the minister of the gospel may go and say to the wide world, there yet is room. The mercy of God is not exhausted; the blood of the atonement has not lost its efficacy; heaven is not full. What a sad message it “would” be if we were compelled to go and say, “There is no more room - heaven is full - not another one can be saved. No matter what their prayers, or tears, or sighs, they cannot be saved. Every place is filled; every seat is occupied.” But, thanks be to God, this is not the message which we are to bear; and if there yet is room, come, sinners, young and old, and enter into heaven. Fill up that room, that heaven may be full of the happy and the blessed. If any part of the universe is to be vacant, O let it be the dark world of woe!

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/luke-14.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

And the servant said, Lord, what thou didst command is done, and yet there is room.

Not even the inclusion of that wider circle of beneficiaries had the desired effect of filling the feast with guests; and God, no less than nature, abhors a vacuum; nor will the purpose of the Almighty be frustrated by willful and rebellious men.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/luke-14.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the servant said,.... After he had been and brought in a large number of such as are before described, and he was directed to, and succeeded to the gathering of them in:

Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded; the apostles exactly observed the orders of their Lord and master; they began to preach the Gospel at Jerusalem; and being drove from thence, they went and preached to the Jews of the dispersion, and to the proselytes among the Gentiles:

and yet there is room; that is, for the Gentiles, after God's elect, among the Jews, for that time were gathered in: there was room provided for them in the heart and love of God from everlasting, and in electing grace; in the suretyship engagements of Christ, in the covenant of his grace; and they had a place in the redeeming grace of Christ, in time; and in the last commission he gave to his disciples; and there was now room for them in the church of God; and will be in the new Jerusalem, and in the heavenly glory.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-14.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

yet there is room — implying that these classes had embraced the invitation (Matthew 21:32; Mark 12:37, last clause; John 7:48, John 7:49); and beautifully expressing the longing that should fill the hearts of ministers to see their Master‘s table filled.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/luke-14.html. 1871-8.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

And yet there is room (και ετι τοπος εστινkai eti topos estin). The Master had invited “many” (Luke 14:16) who had all declined. The servant knew the Master wished the places to be filled.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-14.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Vincent's Word Studies

As thou hast commanded

Following the reading ὡς , as. The best texts substitute ὃ , what. Render as Rev., “What thou didst command is done.”

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/luke-14.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.

The Fourfold Gospel

And the servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and maimed and blind and lame1.
    Luke 14:21-23

  1. Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and maimed and blind and lame. We have a preliminary or general invitation followed by three special invitations. We may regard the general invitation as given by Moses, and the prophets in the ages before the feast was prepared. (1) Then the first special one would be given by John the Baptist and Christ to the Jewish nation in the first stages of Christ's ministry. (2) The second special invitation was given by Christ, the twelve and the seventy, and came more especially to the poor and outcast, the publicans and sinners, because the leading men of the nation spurned the invitation. (3) The third invitation was begun by the apostles after the Lord's ascension and is still borne forward by those who have come after them and includes all nations. The three conditions of Jew, outcast, and Gentiles are indicated by the three orders of guests: (1) The honorable citizens of the city (Luke 14:17); (2) those who frequent the streets and lanes, but are still in and out of the city (Luke 14:21); (3) those who live without the city and are found upon the highway and in the hedgepaths of the vineyards and gardens (Luke 14:23).

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-14.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary

WHERE AND FOR WHOM THERE IS ROOM

‘Yet there is room.’

Luke 14:22

The language of the text reminds us that there is abundant provision in the counsels of God, and a gracious welcome in the heart of God, for all who need the Gospel and who are willing to comply with its requirements and accept its blessings.

I. Where there is room.

(a) In the heart of the Father. His desire is that all men should be saved, and should come to the knowledge of the truth. His appeal to men is, ‘Ho! every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.’ His entreaty and expostulation is, ‘Why will ye die?’

(b) In the covenant of Christ. He died for all. He was lifted up to draw all men unto Himself. His blood was shed for many.

(c) In the spiritual kingdom. The greatness of a kingdom lies largely in the number of the subjects. No right-feeling man can do other than rejoice in the inclusion of multitudes in the kingdom, which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Our Saviour Himself foretold that the tree shall grow and that the leaven shall spread.

(d) In the heavenly mansions. There are many abodes, and, to people these, many shall come from the east and from the west. No limitation, no exclusiveness there, but room for men of all nations, kindreds, and tongues.

II. For whom there is room.

(a) For the indifferent. There is room for those whose possessions and preoccupations too often render them indifferent to the Gospel invitation. The wealthy, the busy, and the festive, who, in the parable referred to, respond to the summons, are not excluded, save by their own folly.

(b) For the indigent. There is room for the spiritually indigent, who are sensible of their wants; those who may be represented by the poor, the maimed, the halt, the blind.

(c) For the outcast. There is room even for the outcast and the despised, who are abandoned by men, and who have given themselves over to despondency. And if there be any others, with human hearts and human wants, there is room for them.

Yet, thus far, even now, there is room. But the hour shall come when the Master shall arise and close the long-open door.

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‘The parable had primary reference to the Jewish nation; the first and second invitations were confined to the city, rich and poor; its ultimate reference was to the Gentiles; the third and last notices were outside the city, far and unbounded. Now the characteristic feature of our age is that the Gospel is penetrating into the back places of the world. Thus God’s House, His Church, His Kingdom, has for generations been filling, sometimes by hundreds, sometimes by thousands; and not a moment passes but some soul responds to that call. Still the heralds call; still His privileged servants pass to and fro, with the glorious cry, “Yet there is room.” Alas! that there should be narrow minds which invent narrow systems, which teach that Christ died only for the few, making His kingdom a little place, and heaven a very narrow room. And Satan likes to have it so, for it leads men to that condemning sin—limiting the Holy One of Israel—and then it drives them to despair.’

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THE LARGENESS OF GOD’S LOVE

There is no passage in the Bible which sets forth more vividly the largeness of God’s grace and the infinity of His love, contrasted with the narrow mind of man, shut up with his possessions, his business, and his new connections. It is the saddest consequence of sin, that it contracts man’s heart till it is incapable of a conception of God’s nature and of His love.

I. The largest thing in God’s universe is the heart of Jesus, that sacred heart which is the home of homes of all His people. No one ever came to Christ and found Him too fully occupied to hear his prayer or supply his wants; they came to Him, in all the diversity of their distracted griefs, by multitudes; and not one was sent away unsatisfied; nay, not one without more than he had dared to ask or expect. ‘Yet there was room’—room for the blind, halt, room for all, body and soul! no crowds could fill Him; still there was fullness of grace, and mercy to the utmost.

II. Mark the fullness and freeness of His words, the comprehensiveness, the catholicity of His offer, the infinity of His finished work. Malachi had predicted all this—‘Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.’ His own words more than endorsed it—‘Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’ ‘Whosoever believeth on Me shall not perish, but have everlasting life.’ And the voice still sounds from heaven—‘The Spirit and the Bride say, Come; and let him that heareth say, Come; and let him that is athirst come; and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.’

III. Look at the power of that love.—Round the Cross for all, with all their sins, there is room—‘Yet there is room.’ It is the Will of God. Heaven has no circumference—as yet; it can be filled by nothing but the Presence, the Will of God; and this is the Will of God—the salvation of the world—to have His house filled. Behold the love of God, planning through all eternity, through an infinite Saviour, to fill an infinite heaven. Why shall we not all be saved? Some—many are gathered in; yet there is room. Be not then straitened in Him. Cast your sins, no matter how great the burden, before His mercy-seat; knock loudly at the gate of heaven; lift up your plea, ‘Lord, Thou hast said it—“Yet there is room.”’ And press that plea for all you love; hold it as true for them as for yourself. Do not doubt for any living man. Bring each—bring all, again and again; for, wide as your utmost love can reach or your imagination soar, there is a space, an infinite space, beyond it—‘Yet there is room.’ ‘Yet there is room.’

—Rev. James Vaughan.

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Nisbet, James. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". Church Pulpit Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/luke-14.html. 1876.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

Ver. 22. See Matthew 22:9-10.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-14.html. 1865-1868.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

22.] The palace is large, and the guest-room: ‘nec natura nec gratia patitur vacuum,’ Bengel.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/luke-14.html. 1863-1878.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 14:22. γέγονεν, it is done) Comp. Ezekiel 9:11.

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-14.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 14:16"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 14:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-14.html. 1685.

Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture

и еще есть место У Бога есть место для спасения каждого грешника, и Его большое желание – чтобы они спаслись.

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MacLaren, Alexander. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mac/luke-14.html.

Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

Yet there is room; however many may partake of the blessings of salvation, there are enough for all others; and all to whom the gospel is preached, are urged to partake of them.

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Edwards, Justin. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Family Bible New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/luke-14.html. American Tract Society. 1851.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

“And the servant said, ‘Lord, what you commanded is done, and yet there is room.’ ”

But the servant then informs him that he has fully obeyed his command, but although he has scoured the city he can find no more guests there, and yet not all the couches are filled. Note the emphasis on the obedience of the servant. His exertions are in total contrast with the ungrateful invitees who refused the final invitation.

This failure to fill up the couches at the feast was in indication of the multitudes that Jesus knew would yet enter under the Kingly Rule of God. They would soon not be a little flock, for after those who were first called there would be room for many more..

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

22.Yet there is room—The room is indeed as vast as the merits of his atonement; capacious as heaven itself.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/luke-14.html. 1874-1909.

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 14:22. What thou didst command is done. Indicating the rapid success among this class. Strictly speaking the servant implies that he had already done this after the first had excused themselves, and before he returned to the Lord. And so it was: Before our Saviour went back from earth, He had already invited this class and was leading them in.

And yet there is room. The servant would have the guest-room filled: Bengel: ‘Not only nature, but grace also, abhors a vacuum.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/luke-14.html. 1879-90.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 14:22. , yet there is room, places for more; many more, else the servant would hardly think it worth while to mention the fact, though he quite understands that the master wants the banqueting hall filled, were it only to show that he can do without those saucy recusants. Room after such a widespread miscellaneous invitation speaks to a feast on a grand scale, worthy emblem of the magnificence of Divine grace.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-14.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Lord. App-98. B. Note the various titles throughout.

hast commanded = didst command,

yet = still.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room - implying, first, that these classes had embraced the invitation (sees Matthew 21:32; Mark 12:37, last clause; John 7:48-49); but further, beautifully expressing the longing that should fill the hearts of ministers to see their Master's table filled.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-14.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) It is done as thou hast commanded.—Literally, What thou didst command is come to pass.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/luke-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
it is
Acts 1:1-9
and yet
Psalms 103:6; 130:7; John 14:2; Ephesians 3:8; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 7:4-9
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 14:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-14.html.