Announcement of the last times. i. Disciples of Jesus must expect both. You will be hated by all for My name’s sake: It is strange to think that men and women would be hated for the sake of Jesus, who was and is only love and goodness. Hilda Bright. As great as the temple was, Jesus never hesitated to claim that He was greater than the temple (Matthew 12:6). The ancient Greek word lepton literally means “a tiny thing,” and so in the Old English was translated mite, which comes from the word for a “crumb” or “very small morsel.”. b. In Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said that He would come as a surprise, a snare – and emphasized the importance of readiness. . Instead, it is our privilege to give to Him, and we need to give because it is good for us, not because it is good for God. The same principle was repeated and will repeat itself to the end. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Good things can become the worst idols; and sometimes God sours or takes away even good things that we make our idols. i. It was in the temple that He witnessed people giving their offerings and among the multitude was a poor widow who offered only two mites. The widow might have kept one coin for herself, and no one would blame her if she did. Luke 21. perish--He had just said ( Luke 21:16 ) they should be put to death; showing that this precious promise is far above immunity from mere bodily harm, and furnishing a key to the right interpretation of the ninety-first Psalm, and such like. The narrative begins eight days after the birth of Jesus and the visit from the shepherds. Commentary for Luke 21 . CHAPTER 21. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. 37, 38. in the daytime--of this His last week. It is a blending of what is going to happen to Jerusalem and of the end of all things. i. Not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down, So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? History records that 1.1 million Jews were killed and another 97,000 were taken captive in one of the worst calamities ever to strike the Jewish people. “It is highly likely that Jesus intended by this phrase to suggest that the moment will come when Gentiles will no longer possess Jerusalem and that when such a time is fulfilled, the nation of Israel will repossess her land.” (Pate), “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. It is Jesus’ manifesto for the work ahead. But Jesus said, 6 "As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down." An EasyEnglish Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Luke. We endure, trusting the promise of Jesus that ultimately, in eternal perspective, not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls.”. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Luke 21:27. b. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. b. However, Christians in Jerusalem knew what Jesus had said and they obeyed Him, fleeing across the Jordan River mostly to Pella. And what sign, What sign will there be when these things are about to take place, And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. In the greater Roman Empire there were fearful sights such as the destruction of Pompeii, only seven years before Jerusalem was destroyed. This means that we can all please God with our giving just as much as the richest man can please God with his giving. It can be argued that prophetically speaking, Jerusalem is still trampled by Gentiles. Luke 21 Commentary, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. The Temple at Jerusalem in Jesus’ time was a magnificent building and one of the wonders of the world. 3 And d he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. b. (Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 , Revelation 13:13 .). In verses 7-19, Jesus informs us about the visible signs of world events which signal that the end is near. ii. The rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. The good news in Jesus is that we don’t have to go through this calamity that is coming. Because of his prophetic interpretations, calculations, and publications, there were hundreds of thousands in the United States who were convinced that Jesus would return in 1846. i. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Luke 21 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. Take heed that you not be deceived: From the outset, Jesus warned the disciples that many would be deceived as they anticipated His return. Luke 4:14-15: Our passage opens with Jesus returning in the power of the Spirit to Galilee from the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13) where he had overcome temptation. The major portion of Luke 21 is Jesus speaking to his disciples, and we all know that every thing that Jesus had to say is important and true. It is Jesus’ manifesto for the work ahead. i. iii. i. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. i. 1. looked up--He had "sat down over against the treasury" ( Mark 12:41), probably to rest, for He had continued long standing as he taught in the temple court ( Mark 11:27), and "looking up He saw"--as in Zaccheus' case, not quite casually. The first aspect comes suddenly, unexpectedly, as a snare, in a time of peace and safety. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am. Jerusalem was leveled, including the temple – just as Jesus said. i. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. The Gospel According to Luke Commentary by DAVID BROWN CHAPTER 21 Luk 21:1-4. Signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity: History records no adequate fulfillment of these words in A.D. 70 or immediately following. Jesus assured believers on the earth at that time to be ready, because the time of great tribulation they experience will not last forever, but Jesus will return in glory soon. Commentary on Luke 21:20-28 Jesus continues his warnings of what is to come. a. You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. Jesus did not hide in these few days before His betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion. Luke 21:26. "For then shall be tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world, nor ever shall be"--language not unusual in the Old Testament for tremendous calamities, though of this it may perhaps be literally said, "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved, but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened" ( Matthew 24:21 Matthew 24:22 ). b. Proud member The baby is named and circumcised — a rite that marks Jesus as Jewish, as part of the people that God has called. i. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. . c. By your patience possess your souls: The word for patience here is the great Greek word hupomone. They make the heart weighed down. There have been times in the history of the church when rash predictions were made and then relied upon resulting in great disappointment, disillusionment, and falling way. Luke 21:2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. of In less than two years she fell ill, and slipped away on her last pilgrimage. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. Truly Jesus meant it when He said these are the days of vengeance. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Watch . Few if any Christians perished in the fall of Jerusalem. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. CHRIST'S PROPHECY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND WARNINGS TO PREPARE FOR HIS SECOND COMING, SUGGESTED BY IT--HIS DAYS AND NIGHTS DURING HIS LAST WEEK. 1 Looking up, He saw the rich people putting their gifts into the treasury. Two mites. In this chapter we have, I. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. All this will culminate in the dramatic, spectacular return of Jesus, coming with His church to this earth. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory: Again, history records no adequate fulfillment of these words in A.D. 70 or immediately following. He will take as many as are ready before this calamity begins. Yet of course it is true. The images are mainly biblical and apocalyptic, from Old Testament prophecies and not to be taken as an accurate description of what is actually going to happen some 40 years later. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. . especially the striking words of Deuteronomy 28:15-68. c. Two mites: According to Poole’s calculations, the value of a mite can be determined like this: a denarii is one day’s wage, and equals six meahs; one meah equals two pondions; one pondion equals two issarines; one issarine equals eight mites. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”. Just as is true with labor pains, we should expect that the things mentioned –. This is because the second coming of Jesus has two distinct aspects, separated by an appreciable time. . Commentaries on Luke. He notices how much we give, but is far more interested in the faith and motive and heart in giving than simply the amount. Christ commends a poor widow. Astounded by the prediction of Jesus, the disciples asked a logical question. i. And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. Updated: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:11 By admin. Both Matthew and Luke make it clear that Jesus spoke both of the coming destruction of Jerusalem, and of the ultimate end of the age and His glorious return. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. • Taught and answered hostile questioners (19:47-48; 20:1-8, 20-40). JST Luke 21:32 … this generation, the generation when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, shall not … until, &c.--Implying (1) that one day Jerusalem shall cease to be "trodden down by the Gentiles" ( Revelation 11:2 ), as then by pagan so now by Mohammedan unbelievers; (2) that this shall be at the "completion" of "the times of the Gentiles," which from Romans 11:25 (taken from this) we conclude to mean till the Gentiles have had their full time of that place in the Church which the Jews in their time had before them--after which, the Jews being again "grafted into their own olive tree," one Church of Jew and Gentile together shall fill the earth ( Romans 11:1-36 ). 21. “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. This generation will by no means pass away till all things take place: Jesus did not refer to His own generation and that of the disciples, but of the generation that sees those signs; they will also see the very end. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this Gospel as well as the Acts of the Apostles. ii. 25-28. signs, &c.--Though the grandeur of this language carries the mind over the head of all periods but that of Christ's second coming, nearly every expression will be found used of the Lord's coming in terrible national judgments, as of Babylon, &c.; and from Luke 21:28 Luke 21:32 , it seems undeniable that its immediate reference was to the destruction of Jerusalem, though its ultimate reference beyond doubt is to Christ's final coming. “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute, But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, Delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, But it will turn out for you an occasion for testimony, give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist, Not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer, “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put, parents and brothers, relatives and friends, You will be hated by all for My name’s sake, But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, Until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled, Signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, : History records no adequate fulfillment of these words in, Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory, history records no adequate fulfillment of these words in, Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near, This generation will by no means pass away till all things take place, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away, carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, It will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth, be counted worthy to escape all these things, Pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape those things that will come to pass, escape all these things that will come to pass, In the daytime He was teaching in the temple, At night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. This is because the second coming of Jesus has two distinct aspects, separated by an appreciable time. Luke 21:19, KJV: "In your patience possess ye your souls." Luke 21, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an … In Luke 21:25-26, He spoke of unmistakable calamity to shake the earth before the coming of Jesus. Then a lone widow made a spectacular contribution. “We must regard the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple as being a kind of rehearsal of what is yet to be.” (Spurgeon), iv. And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. It is said that at the fall of Jerusalem, the last surviving Jews of the city fled to the temple, because it was the strongest, most secure building in the city. 24. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into e a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. As some spoke of the temple: This temple was originally rebuilt by Zerubbabel and Ezra (Ezra 6:15), but greatly expanded and improved by Herod. i. Matthew recorded the much more specific answer to this question, pointing to what Jesus called the abomination of desolation (Matthew 24:15 and following). When you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified: What Jesus said here applied both to the coming destruction of Jerusalem and the yet to be fulfilled return of Jesus at the end of the age. The calamities described in following verses will come in this period. The Widow’s Gift. When He did not, there was great disappointment, with some falling away, and some cultic groups spawned from the prophetic fervor. When the Romans came against Jerusalem, “Josephus tells, too, of six thousand refugees who perished in the flames of the temple porticos deluded by a ‘false prophet, who had on that day proclaimed to the people in the city that God commanded them to go up to the temple court, to receive there the tokens of their deliverance” (J.W. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. pray, &c.--the two great duties which in prospect of trial are constantly enjoined. Bible Gateway Recommends. • Gave the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, pointing to end not by and by--or immediately, not yet ( Matthew 24:6 , 13:7 ): that is, "Worse must come before all is over.". Regarding the far greater destruction that is coming upon the whole earth, those who listen to and obey Jesus can escape the horrible destruction that will come. 3. Joseph: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Matthew 1-2; Mary: How to Have a Merry Christmas “Mary Everyday” Luke 1:46-55; A Heavenly Birth Announcement Luke 2:8-20 ; A Wise Men-tality Matthew 2:1-12; Mary: … You must not relinquish this to a commentator. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. trodden down . In Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said that He would come as a surprise, a snare – and emphasized the importance of readiness. 1 And He looked up # Mark 12:41–44 and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain # (2 Cor. In Luke 21:25-26, He spoke of unmistakable calamity to shake the earth before the coming of Jesus. The ancient Christian historian Eusebius wrote that Christians fled to Pella in response to “an oracle given by revelation” (History of the Church, 3.5.3, cited in Morris). It also may be significant that Jesus had just criticized the scribes as those. 2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two # Gr lepta. 20, 21. by armies--encamped armies, that is, besieged: "the abomination of desolation" (meaning the Roman ensigns, as the symbols of an idolatrous, pagan, unclean power) "spoken of by Daniel the prophet" ( Daniel 9:27 ) "standing where it ought not" ( Mark 13:14 ). Luke 21 is the twenty-first chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It records the observations and predictions of Jesus Christ delivered in the temple in Jerusalem. Retail: $35.00. ii. Not only are they difficult to understand, but we are embarrassed by the excesses of today’s apocalyptic preachers. 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. i. There is also a strong case to be made that Jesus meant the Jewish people by the term this generation, meaning that they would not perish (despite terrible persecution and attempted genocide) until these things were fulfilled. c. But it will turn out for you an occasion for testimony: From the Book of Acts on, there have been countless times when persecution has given Christians the opportunity to preach and give testimony to those they could otherwise never reach with the message, such as kings and rulers. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Out of her poverty: The woman was poor because she was a widow and had no husband to help support her. of her penury--or "want" ( Mark 12:44 )--her deficiency, of what was less than her own wants required, "all the living she had." Commentary on Luke 21:5-28 (Read Luke 21:5-28) With much curiosity those about Christ ask as to the time when the great desolation should be. 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