‎Gospel of Luke Commentary‎ > ‎ Ambrose on Luke 21. 24. : From the outset, Jesus warned the disciples that many would be deceived as they anticipated His return. Luke 21:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 21:19, NIV: "Stand firm, and you will win life." In Luke 21:25-26, He spoke of unmistakable calamity to shake the earth before the coming of Jesus. redemption — from the oppression of ecclesiastical despotism and legal bondage by the total subversion of the Jewish state and the firm establishment of the evangelical kingdom (Luke 21:31).But the words are of far wider and more precious import. b. 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. In Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said that He would come as a surprise, a snare – and emphasized the importance of readiness. Luke 4:14-21 is the opening scene in the ministry of Jesus. IN THE TEMPLE Since his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-40), Jesus' activities have centered on the temple, where he: • Cleansed the temple (19:45-46). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. In the greater Roman Empire there were fearful sights such as the destruction of Pompeii, only seven years before Jerusalem was destroyed. . This speaks of much more than what happened to Jerusalem of A.D. 70. c. Watch therefore: Because this is relevant to the whole earth, we must watch. 6.285). But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you: This was and is true both of the time preceding the destruction of Jerusalem and the time preceding the ultimate return of Jesus in glory. Luke 21:5-19 Commentary 5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. As great as the temple was, Jesus never hesitated to claim that He was greater than the temple (Matthew 12:6). God doesn’t want grudgingly given money or guilt money. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. Words in boxes are from the Bible. ii. 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. He answers with clearness and fulness, as far as was necessary to teach them their duty; for all knowledge is desirable as far as it is in order to practice. Each of us must walk in the light we have. According to Morris, carousing literally refers to the hangover that comes after a time of intoxication. Commentary; Illustration; Bible Survey; Topics; Find by passage; The Widow’s Offering Luke 21:1–4 » View this passage in NIV (Bible Gateway) Hattie Wiatt, a little girl, came to a small Sunday school and asked to be taken in, but it was explained there was no room for her. Luke, XXI, 5-36. JST Luke 21:32 … this generation, the generation when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, shall not … • Gave the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, pointing to Each of these things can make us unprepared for the day of Jesus’ return. Announcement of the last times. A list of the best commentaries on Luke ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. b. 4. of their abundance--their superfluity; what they had to spare," or beyond what they needed. It cannot be said…therefore, that genea necessarily means generation.” (Pate). He started a widespread revolution against the Romans and enjoyed early success, but was soon crushed. Luke 21 commentary 1. Verse 2. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. The first aspect comes suddenly, unexpectedly, as a snare, in a time of peace and safety. 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you # (2 Cor. after them--"I come not so very soon" ( 2 Thessalonians 2:1 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ) [STIER]. T HE W IDOW'S T WO M ITES. 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. God loves the cheerful giver. www.easyenglish.bible. 12. brought before, &c.--The book of Acts verifies all this. 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. A natural reason for leaven's negative symbolism is the idea that fermentation implies a process of corruption. Where there was no gold, there were blocks of marble of such a pure white that from a distance, travelers thought there was snow on the temple mount. c. For these are the days of vengeance: The Roman conquest of Jerusalem A.D. 70 was complete. Click on the different category headings to find out more. a. Jamieson, Fausset & Brown :: Commentary on Luke 21 ← Back to Jamieson, Fausset & Brown's Bio & Resources. But take heed to yourselves: We must take heed because there are certain things that will make one unprepared – carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life. It was the center of Jewish life for almost a thousand years. The fall of Jerusalem and the events leading up to it were morally, though not chronologically, of an eschatological character.” (Geldenhuys), “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. . Luke 21:20-24 Commentary. “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. i. ii. He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites, Instead, she gave with staggering generosity, i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that before God, the, ii. Luke 21, Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this nine-volume commentary, respected by legions of devoted students, still ring with timeless truth We are tempted to ignore apocalyptic texts such as this. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. He saw also: Jesus see us when we give. “From the commencement of the history of the Jewish nation, God through His servants warned them clearly that if they behaved unfaithfully and wickedly they would reap disastrous retribution. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 21:5-19 EXEGESIS: LUKE 19-21. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 21:5-28 With much curiosity those about Christ ask as to the time when the great desolation should be. It's free to sign up and bid on jobs. But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies: This warning of Jesus, focused on the nearer aspects of the greater prophecy, were virtually ignored by the Jewish people in A.D. 70 when Roman armies circled Jerusalem. ii. When the Romans were done with Jerusalem in A.D. 70 not a single Jew was left alive in the city. Luke 21:19, NASB: "By your endurance you will gain yourlives." 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. d. Pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape those things that will come to pass: Jesus told His followers to pray always, that they may be found worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The same principle was repeated and will repeat itself to the end. What Jesus spoke of at this part of Luke’s record of the Olivet Discourse applied to those of the whole earth, not only those who lived in Jerusalem or Judea. 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. Teacher, but when will these things be? Anyone who watches will never be caught in a snare; a failure to watch prevents us from being ready. Matthew ( Matthew 24:30 ) says, "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven," evidently something distinct from Himself, mentioned immediately after. 21. iii. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”. The temple was so revered that it was customary to swear by the temple (Matthew 23:16), and speaking against the temple could be considered blasphemy (Acts 6:13). 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. of her penury--or "want" ( Mark 12:44 )--her deficiency, of what was less than her own wants required, "all the living she had." Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. It is, however, so used by St. Paul 1Corinthians 7:26; 2Corinthians 6:4; 2Corinthians 12:10; 1Thessalonians 3:7). You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. b. Luke 2:21-40 Commentary Jesus Presented in the Temple 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. pray, &c.--the two great duties which in prospect of trial are constantly enjoined. Giving one meant giving half of all her money. This Bible commentary is in-depth but uses plain English that everyone can understand. Luke 21. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible redemption — from the oppression of ecclesiastical despotism and legal bondage by the total subversion of the Jewish state and the firm establishment of the evangelical kingdom (Luke 21:31). Jesus claimed that His words were the very words of God – and they are. 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. 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. It can be argued that prophetically speaking, Jerusalem is still trampled by Gentiles. The Romans eventually renamed the city Aelia Capitolina, and for many years would not allow a Jew to even enter what was formerly known as Jerusalem, except on one day a year – the anniversary of the fall of the city and the destruction of the temple, when Jews were invited to come and mourn bitterly. 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. i. Luke 21. We may request cookies to be set on your device. This poor widow has put in more than all: Jesus did not say that she put in more than any one of them. 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.”. The rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. Verses 25-28 describe the cataclysmic events in the sky and on the earth, heralding His imminent return. When you figure it all out, two mites is 1% of a denarii – 1% of a day’s wage. . GILL, "And he looked up,.... As Christ sat over against the treasury, looking upon the ground, he lift up his eyes; for the treasury was not in an high place, or above Christ, who was right against it. Then . The rebels enjoyed many early successes but ultimately, Rome crushed the rebellion. 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. Commentaries on Luke. (See 2 Corinthians 8:1-3 .). 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. 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. The same discourse of Jesus that is contained in Luke 21 is also contained two other books of the bible, Matthew 24 and Mark 13. How it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations: The temple wasn’t just big, it was also beautiful. 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. It is rather as in Luke 9:27 . i. “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Take heed that you not be deceived: From the outset, Jesus warned the disciples that many would be deceived as they anticipated His return. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition. 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. with child, &c.--from the greater suffering it would involve; as also "flight in winter, and on the sabbath," which they were to "pray" against ( Matthew 24:20 ), the one as more trying to the body, the other to the soul. i. cares of this. Instead, she gave with staggering generosity. Commentaries for Luke Chapter 21 Jerusalem's Destruction and the End . When He did not, there was great disappointment, with some falling away, and some cultic groups spawned from the prophetic fervor. All rights reserved. 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. • Taught and answered hostile questioners (19:47-48; 20:1-8, 20-40). There were signs in the heavens, such as a comet that looked like a sword in the sky over Jerusalem before its destruction. This means that we can all please God with our giving just as much as the richest man can please God with his giving. small copper coins. Truly Jesus meant it when He said these are the days of vengeance. not . All this will culminate in the dramatic, spectacular return of Jesus, coming with His church to this earth. 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). 34-37. surfeiting, and drunkenness--All animal excesses, quenching spirituality. Physically, leaven is a lump of old dough in a high state of fermentation, or a substance that causes dough to rise (yeast). In rejecting the truth, they were vulnerable to greater deception. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. a. i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that God does not, : The woman was poor because she was a widow and had no husband to help support her. And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. d. I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist: Jesus personally promised special grace, special help to His people in such circumstances. “And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Jesus’ principle here shows us that God does not need our money. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 21:5-19 EXEGESIS: LUKE 19-21. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 1 Now it came to pass in those days that an official order went out from Caesar Augustus c. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away: No mere man could truthfully say this. i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that before God, the spirit of giving determines the value of the gift more than the amount. abode in the mount--that is, at Bethany ( Matthew 21:17 ). a. 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It isn’t a matter of right and wrong, but a matter of which is an easier way for people to give in a way that doesn’t call attention to their gifts. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. end not by and by--or immediately, not yet ( Matthew 24:6 , 13:7 ): that is, "Worse must come before all is over.". Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, “These things which you see; the days will come in which not, How it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. It was finished only seven years before it was destroyed. Commentary on Luke 21 (Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple and His Second Coming) February 20, 2017 Bill Pratt 0 Comments Early in the Passion Week, as Jesus and his disciples are leaving the temple precincts, his disciples comment on how majestic and beautiful the temple is. Just as is true with labor pains, we should expect that the things mentioned – wars, famines, earthquakes, and so on – would become more frequent and more intense before the return of Jesus – without any one of them being the specific sign of the end. i. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. In the same way, when these signs are seen, the coming of Jesus in glory with His church to this world will inevitably follow. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. Luke 4:14-21 is the opening scene in the ministry of Jesus. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. In this chapter we have, I. “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       |      . Commentary on Luke 2:21-38 View Bible Text . Luke 21:7, instructs the disciples concerning the successive vastation of the former Church, and the establishment of a new Church at its end; but He instructs and teaches them by mere correspondences, which cannot be unfolded and known except by the spiritual sense, and inasmuch as they were correspondences, by which the Lord spoke, therefore they were all signs, thus testifications. Luke 21, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The good news in Jesus is that we don’t have to go through this calamity that is coming. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. ii. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Read Luke 21 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). 1 Looking up, He saw the rich people putting their gifts into the treasury. i. ii. The widow challenged the mindset that says, “I’ll give when I have more.” The widow had virtually nothing, yet was a giver. Luke 21 Resources. Commentary for Luke 21 . 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. An EasyEnglish Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Luke. By your patience possess your souls.”. i. i. It is Jesus’ manifesto for the work ahead. The narrative begins eight days after the birth of Jesus and the visit from the shepherds. But … Home‎ > ‎Gospel of Luke Commentary‎ > ‎ Ambrose on Luke 21. 24. : From the outset, Jesus warned the disciples that many would be deceived as they anticipated His return. Luke 21:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 21:19, NIV: "Stand firm, and you will win life." In Luke 21:25-26, He spoke of unmistakable calamity to shake the earth before the coming of Jesus. redemption — from the oppression of ecclesiastical despotism and legal bondage by the total subversion of the Jewish state and the firm establishment of the evangelical kingdom (Luke 21:31).But the words are of far wider and more precious import. b. 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. In Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said that He would come as a surprise, a snare – and emphasized the importance of readiness. Luke 4:14-21 is the opening scene in the ministry of Jesus. IN THE TEMPLE Since his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-40), Jesus' activities have centered on the temple, where he: • Cleansed the temple (19:45-46). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. In the greater Roman Empire there were fearful sights such as the destruction of Pompeii, only seven years before Jerusalem was destroyed. . This speaks of much more than what happened to Jerusalem of A.D. 70. c. Watch therefore: Because this is relevant to the whole earth, we must watch. 6.285). But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you: This was and is true both of the time preceding the destruction of Jerusalem and the time preceding the ultimate return of Jesus in glory. Luke 21:5-19 Commentary 5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. As great as the temple was, Jesus never hesitated to claim that He was greater than the temple (Matthew 12:6). God doesn’t want grudgingly given money or guilt money. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. Words in boxes are from the Bible. ii. 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. He answers with clearness and fulness, as far as was necessary to teach them their duty; for all knowledge is desirable as far as it is in order to practice. Each of us must walk in the light we have. According to Morris, carousing literally refers to the hangover that comes after a time of intoxication. Commentary; Illustration; Bible Survey; Topics; Find by passage; The Widow’s Offering Luke 21:1–4 » View this passage in NIV (Bible Gateway) Hattie Wiatt, a little girl, came to a small Sunday school and asked to be taken in, but it was explained there was no room for her. Luke, XXI, 5-36. JST Luke 21:32 … this generation, the generation when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, shall not … • Gave the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, pointing to Each of these things can make us unprepared for the day of Jesus’ return. Announcement of the last times. A list of the best commentaries on Luke ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. b. 4. of their abundance--their superfluity; what they had to spare," or beyond what they needed. It cannot be said…therefore, that genea necessarily means generation.” (Pate). He started a widespread revolution against the Romans and enjoyed early success, but was soon crushed. Luke 21 commentary 1. Verse 2. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. The first aspect comes suddenly, unexpectedly, as a snare, in a time of peace and safety. 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you # (2 Cor. after them--"I come not so very soon" ( 2 Thessalonians 2:1 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ) [STIER]. T HE W IDOW'S T WO M ITES. 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. God loves the cheerful giver. www.easyenglish.bible. 12. brought before, &c.--The book of Acts verifies all this. 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. A natural reason for leaven's negative symbolism is the idea that fermentation implies a process of corruption. Where there was no gold, there were blocks of marble of such a pure white that from a distance, travelers thought there was snow on the temple mount. c. For these are the days of vengeance: The Roman conquest of Jerusalem A.D. 70 was complete. Click on the different category headings to find out more. a. Jamieson, Fausset & Brown :: Commentary on Luke 21 ← Back to Jamieson, Fausset & Brown's Bio & Resources. But take heed to yourselves: We must take heed because there are certain things that will make one unprepared – carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life. It was the center of Jewish life for almost a thousand years. The fall of Jerusalem and the events leading up to it were morally, though not chronologically, of an eschatological character.” (Geldenhuys), “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. . Luke 21:20-24 Commentary. “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. i. ii. He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites, Instead, she gave with staggering generosity, i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that before God, the, ii. Luke 21, Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this nine-volume commentary, respected by legions of devoted students, still ring with timeless truth We are tempted to ignore apocalyptic texts such as this. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. He saw also: Jesus see us when we give. “From the commencement of the history of the Jewish nation, God through His servants warned them clearly that if they behaved unfaithfully and wickedly they would reap disastrous retribution. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 21:5-19 EXEGESIS: LUKE 19-21. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 21:5-28 With much curiosity those about Christ ask as to the time when the great desolation should be. It's free to sign up and bid on jobs. But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies: This warning of Jesus, focused on the nearer aspects of the greater prophecy, were virtually ignored by the Jewish people in A.D. 70 when Roman armies circled Jerusalem. ii. When the Romans were done with Jerusalem in A.D. 70 not a single Jew was left alive in the city. Luke 21:19, NASB: "By your endurance you will gain yourlives." 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. d. Pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape those things that will come to pass: Jesus told His followers to pray always, that they may be found worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The same principle was repeated and will repeat itself to the end. What Jesus spoke of at this part of Luke’s record of the Olivet Discourse applied to those of the whole earth, not only those who lived in Jerusalem or Judea. 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. Teacher, but when will these things be? Anyone who watches will never be caught in a snare; a failure to watch prevents us from being ready. Matthew ( Matthew 24:30 ) says, "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven," evidently something distinct from Himself, mentioned immediately after. 21. iii. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”. The temple was so revered that it was customary to swear by the temple (Matthew 23:16), and speaking against the temple could be considered blasphemy (Acts 6:13). 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. of her penury--or "want" ( Mark 12:44 )--her deficiency, of what was less than her own wants required, "all the living she had." Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. It is, however, so used by St. Paul 1Corinthians 7:26; 2Corinthians 6:4; 2Corinthians 12:10; 1Thessalonians 3:7). You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. b. Luke 2:21-40 Commentary Jesus Presented in the Temple 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. pray, &c.--the two great duties which in prospect of trial are constantly enjoined. Giving one meant giving half of all her money. This Bible commentary is in-depth but uses plain English that everyone can understand. Luke 21. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible redemption — from the oppression of ecclesiastical despotism and legal bondage by the total subversion of the Jewish state and the firm establishment of the evangelical kingdom (Luke 21:31). Jesus claimed that His words were the very words of God – and they are. 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. 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. It can be argued that prophetically speaking, Jerusalem is still trampled by Gentiles. The Romans eventually renamed the city Aelia Capitolina, and for many years would not allow a Jew to even enter what was formerly known as Jerusalem, except on one day a year – the anniversary of the fall of the city and the destruction of the temple, when Jews were invited to come and mourn bitterly. 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. i. Luke 21. We may request cookies to be set on your device. This poor widow has put in more than all: Jesus did not say that she put in more than any one of them. 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.”. The rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. Verses 25-28 describe the cataclysmic events in the sky and on the earth, heralding His imminent return. When you figure it all out, two mites is 1% of a denarii – 1% of a day’s wage. . GILL, "And he looked up,.... As Christ sat over against the treasury, looking upon the ground, he lift up his eyes; for the treasury was not in an high place, or above Christ, who was right against it. Then . The rebels enjoyed many early successes but ultimately, Rome crushed the rebellion. 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. Commentaries on Luke. (See 2 Corinthians 8:1-3 .). 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. 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. The same discourse of Jesus that is contained in Luke 21 is also contained two other books of the bible, Matthew 24 and Mark 13. How it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations: The temple wasn’t just big, it was also beautiful. 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. It is rather as in Luke 9:27 . i. “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Take heed that you not be deceived: From the outset, Jesus warned the disciples that many would be deceived as they anticipated His return. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition. 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. with child, &c.--from the greater suffering it would involve; as also "flight in winter, and on the sabbath," which they were to "pray" against ( Matthew 24:20 ), the one as more trying to the body, the other to the soul. i. cares of this. Instead, she gave with staggering generosity. Commentaries for Luke Chapter 21 Jerusalem's Destruction and the End . When He did not, there was great disappointment, with some falling away, and some cultic groups spawned from the prophetic fervor. All rights reserved. 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. • Taught and answered hostile questioners (19:47-48; 20:1-8, 20-40). There were signs in the heavens, such as a comet that looked like a sword in the sky over Jerusalem before its destruction. This means that we can all please God with our giving just as much as the richest man can please God with his giving. small copper coins. Truly Jesus meant it when He said these are the days of vengeance. not . All this will culminate in the dramatic, spectacular return of Jesus, coming with His church to this earth. 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). 34-37. surfeiting, and drunkenness--All animal excesses, quenching spirituality. Physically, leaven is a lump of old dough in a high state of fermentation, or a substance that causes dough to rise (yeast). In rejecting the truth, they were vulnerable to greater deception. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. a. i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that God does not, : The woman was poor because she was a widow and had no husband to help support her. And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. d. I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist: Jesus personally promised special grace, special help to His people in such circumstances. “And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Jesus’ principle here shows us that God does not need our money. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 21:5-19 EXEGESIS: LUKE 19-21. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 1 Now it came to pass in those days that an official order went out from Caesar Augustus c. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away: No mere man could truthfully say this. i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that before God, the spirit of giving determines the value of the gift more than the amount. abode in the mount--that is, at Bethany ( Matthew 21:17 ). a. 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