48. said unto her, &c.--an unsought assurance, usually springing up unexpected in the midst of active duty and warm affections, while often it flies from those who mope and are paralyzed for want of it. Luke 7:11-17. And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. Either then Jesus was a blaspheming deceiver, or He is God manifest in the flesh. ... 7:19-35 To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. and the publicans--a striking clause. See Christ's power over death itself. But the children of Wisdom recognize and honor her, whether in the austere garb of the Baptist or in the more attractive style of his Master, whether in the Law or in the Gospel, whether in rags or in royalty, for "the full soul loatheth an honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet" ( Proverbs 27:7 ). 45. no kiss--of salutation. Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. Christ heals the servant of a centurion, who is commended for his faith, Luke 7:1-10.Raises a widow's son to life at Nain, Luke 7:11-17.John Baptist hears of his fame, and sends two of his disciples to inquire whether he was the Christ, Luke 7:18-23.Christ's character of John, Luke 7:24-30.The obstinate blindness and capriciousness of the Jews, Luke 7:31-35. . WIDOW OF NAIN'S SON RAISED TO LIFE. Now, in Luke 7, 8 and 9, Christ is going to teach by example what it takes to be his disciple. Luke 7:36-50. Luke 7:23. kissed--The word signifies "to kiss fondly, to caress," or to "kiss again and again," which Luke 7:45 shows is meant here. Let us see. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. (In Luke only). And when they came to Jesus To that part of the city where he was; either at Peter's house, where he used to be when in this place; or rather it might be … A similar event is recounted in John 4:46–53 but this may refer to another event as it concerns the son of a court official. This is the first of three miracles of Jesus in the canonical gospels in which he raises the dead, the other two being the raising of Jairus' daughter and of Lazarus. No… 47. Jesus concurred, and the servant was found to have been healed when the centurion returned home. Commentary on Luke 7:11-18 (Read Luke 7:11-18) When the Lord saw the poor widow following her son to the grave, he had compassion on her. Luke 7:1-10 will provide some help on understanding what great faith is and how to get it. Who is this, &c.--No wonder they were startled to hear One who was reclining at the same couch, and partaking of the same hospitalities with themselves, assume the awful prerogative of "even forgiving sins." (1-5) The centurion’s request. Commentary for Luke 7 . What evidence was thus afforded of any feeling which forgiveness prompts? Luke LOVE AND FORGIVENESS Luke 7:47. 1 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. . . . 2 There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. . The gospel call to all people, to young people particularly, is, Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light and life. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. The location is the village of Nain in Galilee, two miles south of Mount Tabor. loveth little--delicately ironical intimation of no love and no forgiveness in the present case. And when they came to Jesus To that part of the city where he was; either at Peter's house, where he used to be when in this place; or rather it might be … justified God, being baptized, &c.--rather, "having been baptized." Commentary on Luke 7:11-18 (Read Luke 7:11-18) When the Lord saw the poor widow following her son to the grave, he had compassion on her. See Christ's power over death itself. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. I have Him now; He plainly knows nothing of the person He allows to touch Him; and so, He can be no prophet." Eric Franklin observes that the woman is demonstrating her love and asks whether this is "because she has already been forgiven, which is what the parable would imply?" The tears, which were quite involuntary, poured down in a flood upon His naked feet, as she bent down to kiss them; and deeming them rather fouled than washed by this, she hastened to wipe them off with the only towel she had, the long tresses of her own hair, "with which slaves were wont to wash their masters' feet" [STIER]. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. Verse 47, "on a first reading at any rate, does not appear to support this, but rather suggests that she has been forgiven because of her love". It tells the records of two great miracles performed by Jesus, his reply to John the Baptist's question, and the anointing by a sinful woman. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 29, 30. Following the healing, Jesus fame spread "throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region". [1] 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.[2]. What prompted this? The two debtors are the woman and Simon; the criminality of the one was ten times that of the other (in the proportion of "five hundred" to "fifty"); but both being equally insolvent, both are with equal frankness forgiven; and Simon is made to own that the greatest debtor to forgiving mercy will cling to her Divine Benefactor with the deepest gratitude.

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