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Luk 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face [GBT: him] into every city and place, whither he himself would come. qtext
Luk 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [GBT: omit] is great, but the labourers arefew: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would [GBT: to] send forth labourers into his harvest. qtext
Luk 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. qtext
Luk 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor [GBT: Bear no bag (BT: wallet), neither] scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. qtext
Luk 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. qtext
[Luk 10:5, cf 1 Sam 25:6]
Luk 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn [T: return] to you again. qtext
Luk 10:7 And in the same [G: that] house remain [GBT: tarry still], eating and drinking such things as they give [G: by them shall be set before you; B: they shall set before you; T: they have]: for the labourer is worthy of his hire [G: wages; BT: reward]. Go not from house to house. qtext
Luk 10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and [GT: if] they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: qtext
Luk 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein [GT: there], and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto [G: near unto; BT: nigh upon] you.
Luk 10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and [GT: if] they receive you not [G: will not receive you], go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Luk 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of [G: know; T: mark] this, that the kingdom of God is [GBT: was] come nigh unto [G: near unto; BT: nigh upon] you. qtext
Luk 10:12 But [G: For; B omits; T: Yea and] I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable [GBT: easier] in that day for Sodom, than for that city. qtext
(Luke 10:1-12) GF5: 30; GF6: 190, 392; LB (E134)
(Luke 10:1-8) GF5: 172f
(Luke 10:1) GF6: 49; GF7: 12
(Luke 10:2 | Mat 9:37f) GFJN 21; GF3: 480, 503; GF6: 292; GF7: 18 ; MFU 124; JN1: 183, 254, 262, 282; JN3: 552 (RH); WDS 102; IP1: 341; HPS 135, 302; WPR 601; WPT 404; WTG 204 (EH); SIW 39; DFR 95
(Luke 10:3 | Mat 10:16) GF3: 513, 522; GF5: 212; GF6: 145; GF7: 9 [Tes]; GF8: 269 ; MFU 90, 214; IP3: 307; IP4: 276, 429; RBA 411, RBAF 367; EQ 345, 346 (BC); HPS 417 (EB); 461 (MF)
(Luk 10:4-6 | Mat 10:11-13) JN1: 383
(Luke 10:4 | Mat 10:9-10a) GF3: 146f, 579; GF7: 13 [Tes], GFT 202; DGA 149; MFU 56; JN1: 101, 184, 219, 383, 493, 523, 524f; JN2: 242, 260; IP1: 341; WPR 625; WPT 335 [cf Luke 9:3]
(Luke 10:5 | Mat 10:12) GFJN 297 [cf 1 Sam 25:6]
(Luke 10:6 | Mat 10:13) GF8: 139 (Luke 10:7f | Mat 10:10b-11) GFJN 207; GF3: 10 (EB), 202, 378, 498f; GF4: 41; GF5: 212; GF6: 42, 476; GF7: 36 ; MFU 56; JN1: 101; 210 (GF), 255, 283; JN2: 259, 588; HPS 73, 113; JWJM 59
[Luk 10:10f cf Mat 10:14]
(Luk 10:11) JN2: 77
[Luke 10:12 | Mat 10:15 see under Luk 10:12-15 below]
[Other texts citing Luk 10:1: GF6:49 (Mat 10:10a)].
(Luk 10:2 | Mat 9:37f)
(Luk 10:3 | Mat 10:16)
GF7:9 (16–): When the Lord first sent me forth in the year 1643, I was sent as an innocent lamb (and young in years) amongst (men in the nature of) wolves [Lk 10:3], dogs, bears, lions, and tigers into the world, which the devil had made like a wilderness [Isa 14:16f], no right way then found out of it.
(Luk 10:4-6 | Mat 10:11-13 | Mar 6:10f)
[Other texts citing Luk 10:4-6: JN1:383 (Mat 10:11- 13)]
(Luk 10:4 | cf Mat 10:9-10a)
JN1:219 (1654): Canst thou prove in all scripture that God commanded any of his to salute any by the way? ... Christ saith, "Salute no man by the way." [Luk 10:4] The prophet [Elisha] saith, "Salute no man by the way, and if any salute you answer him not again." [2 Ki 4:29].
WPR 625 (1696): We dare not give worldly honour, or use the frequent and modish salutations of the times, seeing plainly, that vanity, pride, and ostentation belong to them. Christ also forbid them in his day [Luk 10:4], and made the love of them a mark of declension from the simplicity of purer times [Mar 12:38]; and his disciples, and their followers, were observed to have followed their Master's precept.
(Luk 10:7f | Mat 10:10b-11)
GF3:10 (Edward Burrough, 1659): You disagree with and are contrary altogether to the true ministry, and to the apostles, in respect to your maintenance and wages; for the wages which Christ allowed his ministers, was, into whatever house they entered, that was worthy, they might eat such things as are set before them, for the workman (saith he) is worthy of his hire [Luk 10:7 | Mat 10:10b].
JN1:255 (1654): [opponents cite Luk 10:7 as justifying "maintainance for these you call ministers"] Christ did not speak this to any hireling but to those that was to teach freely [Mat 10:8], and was to take no thought what to eat or drink, or wherewith to be clothed [Mat 6:31 | Luk 12:29]; and to such he said, the workman is worthy of his meat [Mat 10:10b | Luk 10:7]: but they who can take care not only for their own lives, but also for their wives and the generation after them, have shut themselves out from these words and from the care of God for them and have betaken themselves to their own care.
[Other texts citing Luk 10:11: JN2:77 (Mat 10:17f)]
Luk 10:13 Woe unto [GT: be to (2x)] thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works [GBT: miracles] had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented [B: +of their sins], sitting in sackcloth [T: hair] and ashes. qtext
Luk 10:14 But [GB: Therefore; T: Nevertheless] it shall be more tolerable [GBT: easier] for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
Luk 10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. qtext
Luk 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that qtext
despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
[Luk 10:16 cf Mat 10:40]
Luk 10:17 And the seventy returned [GB: turned] again with joy, saying, Lord, even the [BT: +very] devils are subject unto [GBT: subdued to] us through thy name. qtext
Luk 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld [GBT: saw] Satan as [G: like; BT as it had been] lightning fall [GT: fall down; B: falling down] from heaven. qtext
Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the [BT: manner] power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means [GBT: omit] hurt you.
Luk 10:20 Notwithstanding [GBT: Nevertheless] in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you [GB: subdued unto you; T: under your power]; but rather [T: omits] rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. qtext
(Luk 10:12-15 | Mat 11:21-24 |) GF5: 409, 418; IP4: 34
(Luke 10:13 | Mat 11:21) JN2: 248
(Luk 10:15 | Mat 11:23) HPS 515
(Luke 10:16 | Mat 10:40) GF8: 269 ; IP2: 481, 503; IP4: 279f
(Luke 10:16f) GF5: 31, 173
(Luke 10:17) GFJN 44
(Luke 10:18) IP2: 430; IP3: 131, 354, 516; IP4: 62, 117; HPS 427 (EB)
(Luke 10:19) GF5: 419; RBAF 311n
(Luke 10:20-23) GF5: 31, 173
(Luk 10:20) GF5:31, GFT 111; WDS 215
(Luk 10:12-15 | Mat 11:21-24)
[Other texts citing Luk 10:12-15: IP4:34 (Mat 11:21-24)]
(Luk 10:13 | Mat 11:21)
JN2:248: [Luk 10:13, see under Mat 11:21]
(Luk 10:15 | Mat 11:23)
HPS 515: [Luk 10:15, see under Mat 11:23]
(Luk 10:16 | cf Mat 10:40)
[Other texts citing Luk 10:16: GF8:269 (under Mat 10:24f]
IP2:481 (1666): He that despiseth him that is sent, despiseth Him that sent him [Luk 10:16]; and he that undervalues any gift, office, or work, that God hath bestowed on any person, despiseth the wisdom and disposal of the Giver.
IP4:279 (1675?): doth not Christ, who is the true Minister in the power of the endless life [Heb 7:16], send forth disciples and ambassadors in the same power, and make them, through his Spirit and power, able ministers of the New Testament [2 Cor 3:6]? And they that hear them, do they not hear Christ? And they that despise or deny them, do they not despise or deny Christ? [quotes Luk 10:16]
GFJN 44 (16–): Many great and wonderful things were wrought by the heavenly power in those days, for the Lord made bare his omnipotent arm [Isa 52:10], and manifested his power, to the astonishment of many, by the healing virtue whereof many have been delivered from great infirmities, and the devils made subject through his hame [Luk 10:17], of which particular instances might be given beyond what this unbelieving age is able to receive or bear.
IP4:117 (1671): [quotes Isa 4:3-5] And all God's tablernacles and dwelling-places in his holy mountain, and in his holy city, will he cover with the glory of his presence; and all their assemblies (by his cloudy pillar, and by his shining flame) will God be a defence about [Isa 4:5]; before which brightness (and the arising of his life and power in the midst of his people) Satan with his devices and fiery darts [Eph 6:16] shall fall like flashes of lightning [Luk 10:18], and his storms and winds shall not be able to prevail against the houses or dwelling-places [Mat 7:25] which Gods builds on this his holy mountain of peace and salvation.
HPS 427 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): And you of tender years, ... I am sensible many are the temptations to allure you to vanity; but as you eye the Lord, they shall not overcome you; he will fight your battles for you [2 Chr 32:8], and lift up a standard in you against your soul's enemies [Isa 59:19]; and Satan and his host shall fall like lightning before you [Luk 10:18].
GFT 111 (1675): The members of this fellowship, their names are written in heaven [Luk 10:20]. They are not blind members, but can see over all others; over the Devil, him that hath darkened people.
WDS 215 (1664): Rejoice not too much in spirits made subject [Luk 10:20], but throw down your crowns before me [Rev 4:10], that there be not a self-seeking, self-serving spirit in the family of my people.
Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in [GBT: That same hour (T: time) rejoiced Jesus in the] spirit, and said, I thank [GBT: confess unto] thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent [G: understanding], and hast revealed [BT: opened] them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it [G: because it so] seemed good in thy sight [GBT: pleased thee]. qtext
Luk 10:22 All things are delivered to [GBT: given] me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and [GT: neither] who the Father is, but [GT: save] the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal [BT: shew] him.
Luk 10:23 And he turned him unto [GBT: to] his disciples, and said privately [GBT: secretly], Blessed [BT: Happy] are the eyes which see the things [GT: omit] that ye see: qtext
Luk 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. qtext
(Luke 10:21-23) GF5: 31, 173(Luke 10:21 | Mat 11:25f) GFJN 204; GF5: 230, 231; MFU 375; JN1: 70, 104, 178, 259, 281; JN2: 275, 281, 314, 450, 568; IP1: 241f , 346; IP2: 304, 451; IP3: 15, 182, 318, 362, 372, 421; IP4: 134, 240; EQ 190; WPR 593; WPT 391; JSS 20, 46
(Luke 10:21f | Mat 11:25-27) GF3: 527; GF5: 85; MFS 38(Luke 10:22 | Mat 11:27) GF3: 59, 115, 235, 257, 290, 504, 515; GF4: 24, 405; GF5: 228f, 238; GF6: 37, 248, 409; MFU 124; JN1: 15 (GF), 55, 56; 73 (RF); 281, 292, 295; JN2: 12, 104, 161, 228, 445; WDS 36; IP1: 240; IP3: 336; IP4: 64, 110, 223, 231; RBA 29f; RBAF 4(16), 23; EQ 254 (FN), 316 (BC); WPR 194, 333; WPT 234; SBD 19; JSS 17 qtext
(Luke 10:23f | Mat 13:16) GF4: 80, GF5: 86, 134; GF7:226; IP3: 279
(Luk 10:21 | Mat 11:25f)
[Other texts citing Luk 10:21: GFJN 204, JN1:259, IP1:241f , IP3:318, JSS 20 (all under Mat 11:15); MFU 375 (Heb 13:6); EQ 190 (Mat 11:26)]
(Luk 10:22 | Mat 11:27)
[Other texts citing Luk 10:22: GF3:235, GF5:229, IP4:231, WPR 333, WPT 234, SBD 19, JSS 17 (all under Mat 11:27)].
(Luk 10:23f | cf Mat 13:16)
[Texts citing Mat 13:16 : GF5:134 (under Mat 13:38-42), GF7:226 (Mat 13:16, Rev 1:3)]
Luk 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Luk 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Luk 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind [G: thought]; and thy neighbour as thyself. qtext
Luk 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Luk 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is [GT: Who is then] my neighbour? qtext
Luk 10:30 And Jesus answering [GBT: answered, and] said, A certain man went down [BT: descended] from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among [T: into the hands of] thieves, which stripped [GBT: robbed] him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. qtext
Luk 10:31 And by chance [G: Now it so fell out that; B: And it befell that] there came down [T: omits] a certain priest [GBT: +same] that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side [T: omits].
Luk 10:32 And likewise [G: +also] a Levite, when he was at [G: was come near to; B: went nigh to; T: was come nigh to] the place, came [GT: went] and looked on him, and passed by on the other side [TP omits].
Luk 10:33 But [GT: But] a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was [G: near unto him; B: unto him; T: nigh unto him]: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luk 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring [GBT: and poured] in oil and wine, and set [GT: put] him on his own beast, and brought him to an [BT: a common] inn, and took care of [GBT: made provision for] him.
Luk 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luk 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves [T: into the thieves' hands]?
Luk 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
(Luke 10:29-37) JWJM 177; DWC 1-3*
(Luke 10:29) RBA 185; RBAF 142
(Luk 10:27 | Mat 22:37-39 | Mar 12:30 cf Deut 6:13, Lev 19:18)
[Other texts citing Luk 10:27: JWJM 177 (under Luk 10: 29-37)]
JN1:181 (1653): You talk of the Scripture being a golden rule, but your ways prove how little you are ruled by it.... Do ye love God above all, and your neighbours as yourself [Luk 10:27 ||], when you make them your footstool [Psa 110:1]?
IP3:391 (1677): Oh that this nation might become a paradise of God [Rev 2:7]! Oh that everyone might be sensible of his presence and power and kingdom and righteous government inwardly in the heart, from the king that sits on the throne, to the beggar on the dunghill [1 Sam 2:8]! Surely man was not made for himself! Surely he was not made such a creature as now he is! but in the holy image of God [Gen 1:27], with love in his heart to God above all, and to his neighbor as himself [Luk 10:27 ||].
JWJM 177 (1772): The natural mind is active about the things of this life, and in this natural activity business is proposed and a will in us to go forward in it. And as long as this natural will remains unsubjected, so long there remains an obstruction against the clearness of divine light operating in us; but when we love God with all our heart and all our strength, then in this love we love our neighbors as ourselves [Luk 10:27], and a tenderness of heart is felt toward all people, even such who as to outward circumstances may be to us as the Jews were to the Samaritans. Who is my neighbor? See this question answered by our Saviour [Luk 10:29-35].
DQC1 (Robert Barclay, Truth Trimphant , 1:93, 16–): Those that suffer their zeal to flame so inordinately, as to burn up all appearances of love and tenderness to those, that are not of the same judgment and interest ... This spirit destroys instead of informing: Christ's spirit entreats, informs, and finally saves both body and soul. People tinctured with this religious (or rather irreligious) venom, are the worse for their religion; their natures are more soured, their dispositions more testy; less bowels, less humility, a worse neighbour: the good Samaritan [Luk 12:30-37] is of more worth than a whole synagogue of them.
DQC2 (Lillias Skein, in Robert Barclay, Truth Trumphant , 3:554, (16–): I saw, an historical faith would neither cleanse me, nor save me; if that could save any, the devils were not without a door of hope. I felt, I needed the revelation of the Son of God in me [Gal 1:16]; all that ever I read or heard without this, could not give me the saving knowledge of God. “None knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son revealeth him [Mat 11:27 | Luk 10:22]; ” through the virtue whereof mine eyes were more and more by degrees opened. For the tender-hearted Samaritan had pity upon my wounded soul, when both priest and levite passed by, and the watchman rent my vail; and when there was no eye to pity, nor hand to help me, he drew near, and poured in wine and oil, as he saw needful [Luk 10:30-37], and fulfilled the promise in measure, wherein he had long caused me to hope, “He that follows me, shall ... not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life [John 8:12]... ”
DQC3 (William Penn, Works (1736), 1:751 (16–): whilst Men were perpetually wrangling and brawling about some one Opinion of Religion, the most important Points of Faith and Life were little regarded, Unity broken, Amity destroyed, and those Wounds made, that were never closed but with the Extinction of one Party: Not a Good Samaritan being to be found to heal and close them [Luk 12:30-37] ....
Luk 10:38 Now it came to pass, [T: it fortuned] as they went, that he entered into a certain village [GBT: town]: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. qtext
Luk 10:39 And she [BT: this woman] had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word [GT: preaching].
Luk 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord [GT: Master], dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve [T: minister] alone? bid her therefore that she help me. qtext
Luk 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martda, Martha, thou art careful and [GT: carest and art] troubled about many things: qtext
Luk 10:42 But one thing [BT: Verily one] is needful: and Mary hath chosen that [GB: the] good part, which shall not be taken away from her. qtext
(Luke 10:40) HPS 289
(Luk 10:41f) MFU 75
(Luke 10:42) GF3: 11 (EB), 493?; GF7: 185 ; MFU 421, 466; JN3: 401, 402; HPS 53, 336; DFR 86, 90
[Other texts citing Luk 10:38-42: GF7:243 (John 6:29)]
HPS 302 (Susannah Blandford, 1697): Martha's spirit speaks when they had better be silent, goes hastily forward, but would find a greater gain in themselves, if they learned to obey, and stand still and see the salvation of God [Exo 14:13]; such may be angry that others rise not up and serve after their manner, but Jesus that rightly knows the spirits of all, saw Mary sit at his feet, low in herself, she chose the better part, which shall never be taken away [Luk 10:38-42]....
HPS 289: [Luk 10:40, see under Mat 13:20f]
MFU 75 (1654): my dear hearts, wait upon the Lord [Psa 27:14 et al] and be faithful to him in that which is made manifest in you [Rom 1:19]: & be not troubled about many things, but be constant & faithful to that one thing which is necessary [Luk 10:41f], & you shall see the Lord present & near, for he is not a God afar off [Jer 23:23]....
[Other texts citing Luk 10:42: HPS 53 (under Mat 11:3)]
GF3:493 (1659): thou art in the bondage, and in the temptation, that hast not forsaken all things, and come to Christ the one thing [Luk 10:42?]
GF7:185 (1660): Dear friends, who have found the better part, and chosen the better thing, the one thing [Luke 10:42], which lasteth for ever, which is the ground of all true rejoicing and joy [1 Th 2:19?], in whom ye have all riches and life, and the blessings, and the immortal power, to be your crown and covering. And it may be, there will be a time of shearing and clipping; but the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof [Ps 24:1]. So, mind him to be your portion, and the seed Christ [Gal 3:16] your all, and your life; and fear not losing the fleece, for it will grow again.
DFR 86f (1768): Let not the world, nor the things of the world divert thy attention from seeking after "the one thing needful," "that good part which shall not be taken away" [Luk 10:42]: for what profit would it be, to gain all the wealth, the pleasures, and honors of the world; and thereby lose thy own soul [Mat 16:26 | Mar 8:36 | Luk 9:25].
Luk 11:1 And it came to pass, that [GB: so it was that; T: it fortuned] as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Luk 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done [BT: fulfilled], as in heaven, so in earth [GBT: even in earth (B: +also), as it is in heaven].
Luk 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread [GBT: Our daily bread give us for the day (B: this day; T: evermore)].
Luk 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also [GBT: even we] forgive every one [GBT: man] that is indebted to [GBT: trespasseth] us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
[Luk 11:2-4 see under Mat 6:9-13]
Luk 11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
Luk 11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come [GBT: is come out of the way] to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
Luk 11:7 And he from within shall [GT: should; B omits] answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children [T: servants] are with me in bed [T: the chamber]; I cannot rise and give [GT: +them to] thee.
Luk 11:8 I say unto you, Though he will [GT: would (2x)] not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet [G: +doubtless] because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth [GT: needed].
Luk 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Luk 11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luk 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Luk 11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer [G: give] him a scorpion?
Luk 11:13 If ye then, being [GT: which are] evil, know how to [GBT: can] give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father [BT: your (T: the) father of heaven] give the Holy Spirit [G: the Holy Ghost; T: an holy spirit] to them that ask [G: desire; BT: desire it of] him? qtext
(Luk 11:5-13) GF7:140 ; GFEJ 113
[Luk 11:9-13 see Mat 7:7-11]
[Luk 11:11 see Mat 7:9f]
(Luk 11:13 | Mat 7:11) IP1: 164f, 258; IP3: 538; IP4: 222; SBD 20
IP4:222 (1671): Hast thou received God's Holy Spirit into thy heart? Hast thou let in Christ's Spirit, when he hath knocked at the door of they heart, and received him [Rev 3:20]? For he that is a true child, most naturally breatheth and crieth for the Father's Spirit; and the Father also most naturally giveth his Spirit to them that truly and rightly ask it of him, Luk 11:13, and thou must thankfully receive the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, when the Father gives him.
Luk 11:14 And he was casting [G: Then he cast] out a devil, and it [GT: which; B: and the same] was dumb. And it came to pass, [G: and; T: And it followed] when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
Luk 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through [T: by the power of] Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
Luk 11:16 And others, tempting [GBT: tempted] him, sought [GT: seeking; B: and required] of him a sign from heaven.
Luk 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, [GT: knew their thoughts and] said unto them, Every kingdom divided against [T: within] itself is brought to desolation [GBT: shall be (B: is) desolate]; and a house divided against a house falleth [T: one house shall fall upon another].
Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against [T: within] himself, how shall his kingdom stand [BT: endure]? because ye say that I cast out devils through [T: by the power of] Beelzebub.
Luk 11:19 And if I by [G: through; B: by the help of; T: by the power of] Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons [GBT: children] cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
Luk 11:20 But if I with [G: by] the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt [G: doubtless] the kingdom of God is come upon [G: unto] you.
Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace [T: watcheth his house], his goods [GBT: the things (T omits) that he possesseth] are in peace: qtext
Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come [GBT: cometh] upon him, and overcome [GBT: overcometh] him, he taketh from him all his armour [BT: harness] wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils [GT: goods]. qtext
Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
Luk 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry [T: waterless] places, seeking rest; and finding [GBT: when he findeth] none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
Luk 11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
Luk 11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state [BT: end] of that man is worse than the first [BT: beginning].
[Luke 11:14-19 see Mat 12:22-27]
[Luke 11:16 see Mat 12:38]
[Luk 11:20 see Mat 12:28]
(Luk 11:21f | cf Mat 12:29, Mar 3:27) GF3: 511, 577; GF4: 205, 226, 257; GF6: 166; GF7: 252 ; JN1: 80f; JN3: 130; IP1: 79; IP2: 335; IP3: 185, 186, 246f, 405, 515, 524; IP4: 88, 107, 158, 187, 222, 353; WPR 140; DFR 13 [see also Mat 12:29]
[Luk 11:23 see Mat 12:30]
[Luk 11:24-26 see Mat 12:43-45
(Luk 11:21f) see also Mat 12:29[Other texts citing Luk 11:21f: IP4:353 (under Mat 12:28f)]
GF4:257 (1660): Christ Jesus saith, "The strong man keeps his house, and all his goods are in peace [Luk 11:21f]; and now the strong man is got into the house, in the fall, since the beginning." And man is that house, and Christ is stronger than the strong man, and is come to cast him out, and spoil his goods; and this you must know before you come into the garden again; and before you know this, you must know trembling, and quaking, and your salvation wrought out with fear and trembling [Phil 2:12], which the apostle commands you; and then you will not despise Quakers and tremblers, but will receive them, and be with such who are in much fear and trembling at the word of the Lord [Isa 66:2].
IP1:79 (1658): Object. That it [obedience to the Light] breaks down relations, laws, governments; takes away due respect from magistracy and superiors, and turns the world upside-down [Acts 17:6]. Ans. Iniquity hath reigned, unrighteousness hath wound itself into, and twisted, every thing. And now the truth comes to discover and purge out the inquity; the strong man, who hitherto hath kept possession of the house [Luk 11:21], cries out, as if the destruction of the thing were aimed at. Nay, it is only the evil that is aimed at; but the thing itself is not to be destroyed, but to be set free from the evil, and preserved.
IP3:246f (1672): But the captivity of many hath been broken by the power of light, and the power and strength of darkness (inwardly) overturned by it. Oh, how hath the strong man, which kept the house, before the stronger than he appeared [Luk 11:21f] in the name and authority of the Father, – I say, how hath he trembled at the inward and spiritual appearance of him that was stronger than he! And how have the pillars of the old building been shaken! [Judg 16:25-30 / Job 9:6]
WPR 140 (1677): Yea, stronger is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. He is able to bind the strong man and cast him out [1 Jn 4:4 / Luk 11:21f]; do but believe truly in him, and cleave to him.
DFR 12f (17–): [The adversary] seemed to be continually present, whether I was awake or asleep, disquieting my mind as much as possible. But my prayer was incessant for divine aid; that a stronger than he might appear for my help, and dispossess him [Luk 11:21f]....At length, a stronger than he did indeed come, and cast him out, and wholly dispossessed him; and not only bruised him under foot [Rom 16:20], but removed him far from me.
Luk 11:27 And it came to pass [T: fortuned], as he spake [G: said] these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed [BT: Happy] is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked [T: gave thee suck] .
Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [BT: happy] are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. qtext
Luk 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil [G: a wicked] generation [BT: nation]: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it [GBT: them], but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Luk 11:30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation [BT: nation].
Luk 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the [GB: in; T: at] judgment with the men of this generation [B: nation], and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth [T: end of the world] to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Luk 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the [GB: in; T: at] judgment with this generation [B: nation], and shall condemn it [BT: them]: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
(Luke 11:28) MFU 387; WPT 169
[Luke 11:29-32 see Mat 12:39-42]
[Other texts citing MFU 387: (Rev 6:2)]
Luk 11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, [BT lighteth a candle and] putteth it in a secret [GBT: privy] place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
Luk 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is [G: then is thy whole body; B : all thy body also shall be; T: then is all thy body] full of [G: omits] light; but when thine eye is [GBT: if thine eye be] evil, thy body also is [G: then thy body is; B: thy body also shall be; T: then shall thy body also be] full of darkness [G: dark]. qtext
Luk 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. qtext
Luk 11:36 If thy whole [BT: all thy] body therefore be full of light [GT: shall be light; B: be clear], having no part dark, the whole shall [GBT: then shall (B: +it) all] be full of [G: omits] light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light [GBT: a candle doth light thee with brightness].
(Luk 11:33-36) GF5: 349f
[Luk 11:33 see Mat 5:15]
(Luk 11:34-36) JN2: 5, 541; JN3: 248 [see also Mat 6:22f]
(Luk 11:34f) JN3: 434
(Luk 11:35) JN3: 400, 414, 422, 431, 437, 442
(Luk 11:35f) JN3: 413; IP1: 131
JN3:422 (1656): As thou who slanders us to father blasphemy on the Spirit of God, because we preach a light and Spirit within: the thing which Christ and all his ministers ever preached, and who denied the blind guides, who had not light in them, and which is the end of the Scriptures, to testify to the light and Spirit of Christ within: did Christ father blasphemy on the Spirit when he said, "Take heed that the light that is in you be not darkness [Luk 11:35]," & said, "the Spirit truth shall lead into all truth [John 16:13]"?
[Other texts citing Luk 11:35f: IP1:130f (Mat 6:23)
Luk 11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat [G: at table].
Luk 11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
Luk 11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do [G: Indeed] ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and [GT: +of] the platter; but your [GB: the] inward part is [T: parties are] full of ravening and wickedness. qtext
Luk 11:40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
Luk 11:41 But rather [G: Therefore; T: Nevertheless] give alms of such things as [GB: those things which; T: that] ye have [B: are within]; and, behold, all things [T: omits] are [G: shall be; T: is] clean unto you.
Luk 11:42 But woe unto [GT: be to] you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave [GT: have left] the other undone.
Luk 11:43 Woe unto [GT: be to] you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Luk 11:44 Woe unto [GT: be to] you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them [G: perceive not]. qtext
[Luk 11:24 cf Mat 23:27, Acts 23:3]
Luk 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us [GBT: puttest us to rebuke] also.
Luk 11:46 And he said, Woe unto [GT: be to] you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens [T: packs] with one of your fingers. qtext
Luk 11:47 Woe unto [GT: be to] you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Luk 11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
Luk 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some [GT: omit] of them they shall slay and persecute [G: +away]:
Luk 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was [G: omits; B: which is] shed from the foundation [T: beginning] of the world, may be required of this generation; qtext
Luk 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished [G: was slain] between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation [BT: nation]. qtext
Luk 11:52 Woe unto [GT: be to] you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered [GBT: came in, ye forbade]. qtext
Luk 11:53 And as he said these things [BT: When he thus spake] unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently [G: urge him sore; T: wax busy about him], and to provoke him to speak of many things [T: stop his mouth with many questions]:
Luk 11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that [GBT: whereby] they might accuse him.
(Luke 11:37-41) GF5: 269
(Luke 11:39 | Mat 23:25) MFU 87; WPR 570; WPT 347
(Luk 11:40) GFT 147
(Luke 11:42 | cf Mat 23:23) GF3: 415f; GF4: 181; GF5: 257(Luke 11:43 | cf Mat 23:6 | Mar 12:33f) GF3: 146; WPR 48 [cf Mat 23:6, Mark 12:38f, Luke 20:46] (Luke 11:44 | cf Mat 23:27] GF3: 508; GF4: 101; GF6: 262; MFU 147, 161; IP1: 208f, 333 [cf Acts 23:3]
(Luke 11:46 | cf Mat 23:4) GF3:17 (EB); MFU 243; JN1: 95, 143
(Luke 11:47-49 | cf Mat 23:29,31,34) GF6: 127
(Luke 11:49-51 | Mat 23:34-36) GF2: 309f
[Luke 11:49 cf Mat 23:34]
(Luke 11:50f | Mat 23:35f) IP1: 166
(Luke 11:52 | cf Mat 23:13) GF2: 325; GF3: 236, 260, 306; GF4: 132; DGA 80, 191; JN1: 143, 144; IP1: 58, 254; IP4: 147, 354, 356 [cf Isa 22:22, Rev 3:7]
(Luk 11:39 | Mat 23:25)
WPR 570, WPT 347 (1694): Then signs, types, and shadows flew away [Song 2:17], the day having discovered their insufficiency in not reaching to the inside of the cup [Luk 11:39 | Mat 23:35], to the cleansing of the conscience; and all elementary services were expired in and by him that is the Substance of all.
MFU 161 [Luk 11:44, see under Mat 23:27]
(Luk 11:46 | Mat 23:4)
GF3:16f (Edward Burrough, 1659): [Luk 11:46, see under Mat 23:4
(Luk 11:50f | cf Mat 23:35f)
IP1:166 (1659): The work of the minister of Christ is to keep the conscience tender, that the voice of Christ may be heard, and the law of his spirit of life [Rom 8:2] (which makes obedient to the God of life) spring up there: but this is the image, here is the way, bow, conform [cf Isa 30:21], say the ministers of antichrist. But we are not convinced in the sight of God that this is the way, say the poor souls. It is your own fault; ye may be convinced if you will, say the ministers of antichrist.... Ye must be convinced, otherwise the magistrate must deal with you. Thus they endeavor to harden the conscience, that they may sit upon it and ride it, and terrify it from its subjection to its only true and lawful king. Oh, the havoc that hath been made of souls by this means! [cf Acts 8:3] The Lord is requiring it of this generation [Luk 11:50f].]
(Luk 11:52 | cf Mat 23:13)
[Other texts citing Luk 11:52: IP4:147 (under 2 Pet 3:16)]
GF3:236 (1659): And that which opens the scriptures is the spirit that gave them forth [2 Pet 1:21], that is the key of David [Isa 22:22, Rev 3:7], who in the light saw more light [Psa 36:9].... And you that are in the apostacy since the days of the apostles, want the key, and have taken away the key of knowledge [Luk 11:52]. And all that dwell on earth, that stop their ears, and close their eyes against that of God in them [Rom 1:19], that deny the light that doth enlighten every man that cometh into the world [John 1:9], want the key of knowledge.
IP1:58 (1658): Ye have forgotten God; ye have lost the true line of judgment [Isa 28:17]; ye have lost the key of knowlege [Luk 11:52]; and the light that is in you is darkness [Mat 6:23], and leads to darkness, though ye cannot possibly believe it. Oh! come back to the remembrance of God, and to true holiness, without which no man shall see him [Heb 12:14]. For the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God [Psa 9:17]; and ye have forgotten him days without number [Jer 2:32].
Luk 12:1 In the mean time, when there were [G: In the meantime, there; T: As there] gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch [G: so] that they trode one upon [GBT: omit] another, [G: +and] he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye [G: first, take heed to yourselves] of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luk 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed [BT: uncovered]; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Luk 12:3 Therefore [G: Wherefore; T: For] whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets [GBT: in (BT: even in) secret places] shall be proclaimed [GBT: preached; T: +even] upon the housetops [GBT: on the (BT: +top of the) houses].
Luk 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do [G: are not able to do any more].
Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him [GT: him fear].
Luk 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and [GT: +yet] not one of them is forgotten before God?
Luk 12:7 But even the very [G: Yea, and all the] hairs of your head are all [GT: omit] numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more [GBT: more of]value than many sparrows.
Luk 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess [BT: confesseth] me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess [B: knowldge also] before the angels of God:
Luk 12:9 But he that denieth [G: shall deny] me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Luk 12:10 And whosoever shall speak [BT: speaketh] a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth [G: shall blaspheme] against [GBT: omit] the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Luk 12:11 And when they [G: +shall] bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates [GBT: rulers] , and powers [G: pirnces; BT: officers], take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say [GBT: speak]:
Luk 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
[Luk 12:1 see Mat 16:6]
[Luk 12:2-9 see Mat 10:26-33]
[Luk 12:10 see Mat 12:31f]
[Luk 12:11f see Mat 10:19f]
Luk 12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he [GT: bid my brother] divide the inheritance with me.
Luk 12:14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
Luk 12:15 And [GT: Wherefore] he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the [G: though a man have; BT: no man's life standeth in the] abundance of the things which he possesseth [G: yet his life standeth not in his riches] . qtext
Luk 12:16 And he spake [GBT: put forth] a parable [BT: similitude] unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully [GT: fruits plenteously; B: plentiful fruits]: qtext
Luk 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow [G: I may lay up] my fruits?
Luk 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down [BT: destroy] my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow [GBT: gather] all my fruits and my goods.
Luk 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up [BT: +in store] for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry [G: take thy pastime].
Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of [GBT: will they fetch away thy soul (BT: +again) from] thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? qtext
Luk 12:21 So is he [T: it with him] that layeth up treasure for himself [GBT: gathereth riches; GB: +to himself], and is not rich toward [GT: in] God.
(Luke 12:15) GF5: 427; JWJM 167
(Luke 12:16-20) DGA 90
(Luke 12:20) MFU 61
[Other texts citing Luk 12:15: JWJM 167 (Mat 11:29)
GF5 427 (1679): [quotes Luk 12:15] Oh! that all that are called christians, and all people, would consider this blessed doctrine of Christ the heavenly man [1 Cor 15:47]; and that they might come to understand what their life doth consist in; then they would take heed and beware of covetousness, which is idolatry [Col 3:5].
DGA 90 (George Fox, Bicentennial Journal I:356, 16--): Therefore, while ye have time prize it; seek the Lord while he may be found, and call upon him while he is near [Isa 55:6]; lest he say, "time is past"; for the rich glutton's time was past [Luk 12:16-20]. Therefore, while time is not quite past, consider, search yourselves, and see if ye be not they that hate the light [John 3:19]....
MFU 61 (1654): Now it is tried how near your religion comes to the conscience: when ye deny the light which shines in the conscience, which is the witness of God [1 Jn 5:9f] in the conscience; which ... checks you when you act contrary to it...; this is all you have of God. Oh miserable creatures! what account will you give to the lord when he comes & saith, thou fool, this night is thy soul required of thee [Luk 12:20]? Where wilt thou say thy soul is? Oh consider consider while thou hast time!
Luk 12:22 And he said [GBT: spake] unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the [GT: your] body, what ye shall put on.
Luk 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Luk 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and [GT: +yet] God feedeth them: how much more [T: omits] are ye better than the [G: omits; B: feathered] fowls?
Luk 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
Luk 12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least [G: the least thing], why take ye thought for the rest [GBT: remnant]?
Luk 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil [GBT: labour] not, they spin not [G: neither spin they]; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon [G: +himself] in all his glory [GBT: royalty] was not arrayed [GBT: clothed] like one of these.
Luk 12:28 If then God so clothe [T: omits] the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is [T: shall be] cast into the oven [BT: furnace; T: +God so clothe]; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of [T: endued with] little faith?
Luk 12:29 And [G: Therefore] seek [GBT: ask] not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind [G: hang you in suspense; T: climb ye up on high]. qtext
Luk 12:30 For all these things do the nations [G: people; BT: heathen people] of the world seek after [GBT: for]: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye [GBT: +after] the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto [G: cast upon; BT: ministered unto] you.
Luk 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good [G BT: omit] pleasure to give you the [BT: a] kingdom. qtext
Luk 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves [GT: make you; B: prepare you] bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not [G: that can never fail (B: faileth not) in heaven], where no thief approacheth [GBT: cometh], neither moth corrupteth.
Luk 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart [GT: hearts] be also.
[Luke 12:22-28 see also Mat 6:25-30]
(Luke 12:23) GF2: 284
(Luke 12:24) TEM 182
(Luke 12:29-31) WPR 76 [cf Mat 6:31-33]
(Luke 12:29) MFU 87, 98, 165; JN1: 255; HPS 462 (MF)
(Luke 12:32) GF2: 325; MFU 340; JN3: 21; HPS 465; WPR 146
[Luk 12:33f see Mat 6:19-21]
(Luk 12:29 | cf Mat 6:31)
[Other texts citing Luk 12:19: JN1:255 (under Luk 10:7f)]
MFU 98, HPS 462 (1654): And be subject and patient and do not look out [Eccl 12:3], nor be weary, neither be of a doubtful mind [Luk 12:29]; for the same God you suffer for, and by the same you are preserved, which Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego was [Dan 6, 3]; and by the same Spirit ye are preserved, which they were preserved by; therefore stand faithful and bold for the Truth upon the earth [Jer 9:3], which strikes at the foundation of all deceit and idolatry.
HPS 465 (Anne Gilman, 1662): Wherefore fear not, little flock, for it is the Father's will to give you the kingdom [Luk 12:32]; and this is the reason that none of you can be pluck'd out of the Father's hand [John 10:28f], because your lives are hid with Christ in God [Col 3:3]; and it is your meat and drink to lie down in the will of the Lord [John 4:34].
Luk 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; qtext
Luk 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord [GT: master], when he will return from the wedding; that when [T: as soon as] he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately [T omits] .
Luk 12:37 Blessed [BT: Happy] are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching [GBT: waking]: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself [GT: +about], and make them to sit down to meat [G: at table], and will come forth [T: walk by] and serve [BT: minister unto] them.
Luk 12:38 And if he shall [GBT: omit] come in the second watch, or [BT: yea if he] come in the third watch, and [GT: +shall] find them so, blessed [GB: happy] are those servants. qtext
Luk 12:39 And this know [G: Now understand this; BT: Thius understand], that if the goodman of the house had known [G: +at; BT: knew] what hour the thief would [G: +have] come, he would have watched [BT: would surely watch], and not have suffered [G: would not have suffered; BT: not suffer] his house to be broken through [GB: digged through; T: broken up] . qtext
Luk 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also [GT: also (T omits) prepared therefore]: for the Son of man cometh [GBT: will come] at an hour when ye think not.
Luk 12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest [GBT: Master, tellest] thou this parable [BT: similitude] unto us, or even to all [BT: to all men]?
Luk 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that [GB: Who is a; T: If there be any] faithful and wise steward [GT: steward (T: servant) and wise], whom his lord [G: the master] shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion [T: duty] of meat in due season [G: in season; T: at due season]? qtext
Luk 12:43 Blessed [BT: Happy] is that servant, whom his lord [GT: master] when he cometh shall find so doing.
Luk 12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
Luk 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord [GT: master] delayeth [GBT: doth (BT: will) defer] his coming; and shall begin [G: gin] to beat the menservants [GBT: smite the servants] and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; qtext
Luk 12:46 The lord [G: master] of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him [GBT: thinketh not], and at an hour when he is not aware [G: ware of; T: ware], and will cut him in sunder [G: cut him off; B: hew him in pieces; T: divide him], and will appoint [GBT: give] him his portion [T: reward] with the unbelievers. qtext
Luk 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's [GBT: master's] will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. qtext
Luk 12:48 But he that knew not, and [GT: +yet] did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much [GT: much commit], of him they will ask the more [GT: the more of him will they ask]. qtext
(Luke 12:35) JN2: 602f; JN3: 430
(Luke 12:37) GF4: 121
(Luke 12:38f | Mat 24:42f) GF8: 89 ; GFEJ 325
(Luk 12:42-46 | Mat 24:45-51) HPS 508
(Luk 12:43 | Mat 24:46) GF6: 171
(Luk 12:45f | Mat 24:48-51) IP1: 300, 399
(Luk 12:45 | Mat 24:49) GF3: 219, 254; GF7: 78 ; TEM 114
(Luk 12:45f) JN3: 111, 113
(Luke 12:46 | Mat 24:50f) GF5: 8; MFU 60; HPS 304, 482
(Luke 12:47) GF3: 49; SIW 87
(Luke 12:48) GF8: 149 , 155 , 157 ; RBA 144; RBAF 103; WPR 308; WPT 96
JN2:602f (1656): So all wait, with your loins girt and your lights burning [Luk 12:35], that at his coming you may all be found in his work, every one according as he hath called you, that with the light you may know what it is that commends you to God and justifies you in his sight [Rom 3:20], from that which justifies self in your thoughts, but with the light is condemned [John 3:19f] in God's sight; that so you may not run in vain [Phil 2:16] but obtain that which will stand at that day....
(Luk 12:38f | Mat 24:42f)
GF8:89, GFEJ 325 (1675): And Christ saith, (Luke xii. 38, 39.) speaking of his coming, and exhorting to watch, "If he, (to wit, the master,) should come in the second or third watch, and find them watching, blessed are those servants [Luke 12:38]." So this watching was for Christ, and against sin and evil in their own hearts. And then he brings a comparison. :And this know, that if the good man of the house," said he, "had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not suffered his house to be broken up [Luke 12:39]," &c. And so here is the good man's watching against sin and evil without, and the spoiler and thief without, whom the magistrate is to revenge, and to lay his sword upon. And here is also a watching against sin and evil within, and a waiting to receive Christ the Lord at his coming.
(Luk 12:42-46 | Mat 24:45-51)
HPS 508 (Katharine Whitton, 1681): So Friends, let us be faithful to the Lord, and careful over his household and family, not as the bad servant, who smiteth his fellow, but as the good servant, giving them meat in due season [Luk 12:42-46 | Mat 24:45-51]. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick [Mat 25:35f], binding up the broken-hearted, healing the wounded [Psa 147:3], and let it be with Gilead's balm [Jer 8:22], and blessed shall all such be when their Lord cometh whom he shall find so doing [Luk 12:43 | Mat 24:46].
(Luk 12:45 | Mat 24:49)
[Other texts citing Luk 12:45 | Mat 24:49: GF3:219 (under Mat 20:1-14)]
GF7:78 (1654): And the word is but one, which sanctifies all [1 Tim 4:5], and cleanseth the heart, and sanctifies and reconciles to God. And the light is but one; and all being guided by it, all are subject to one, and are one in the unity of the spirit [Eph 4:3]. And if your minds turn from the light, and that mind speak of the light, there gets up pride, and presumption, and the will; and then ye begin to strike your fellow-servants [Luk 12:45 | Mat 24:49].
TEM 113f (1662): A sort of men have over-run this nation / Who are a burthen to the whole creation; / Men shall I call them, or the viper's brood [Mat 3:7]? / Lovers of evil, haters of all good [Mic 3:2]. / These, swell'd with envy, in a great despite / To Christ, with fist of wickedness do smite [Isa 58:4], / Not their own fellow-servants [Luk 12:45 | Mat 24:49], for they are / The devil's slaves, by him bor'd through the ear [Exo 21:6], / But God's ambassadors [2 Cor 5:20] whom he hath sent / To warn them of their sins, and cry, "Repent"....
(Luk 12:45f | Mat 24:48-51)
IP1:300 (1659): "The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." [1 Th 5:2; quotes 1 Th 5:3]. And when the Lord cometh, woe to him who is found beating his fellow-servant [Luk 12:45f | Mat 24:48-51], and endeavoring to force the conscience (which God hath made tender and pliable to the voice of his spirit) from its obedience and subjection thereto.
(Luk 12:46 | Mat 24:50f)
HPS 304 (Susannah Blandford, 1700): The Lord having given to man a measure of his Spirit to profit withal [1 Cor 12:7], hath by his Son the Light of the world [John 8:12] knocked at the door of our hearts, to whom we opened, and let him in [Rev 3:20], and he is become our salvation; and all those that fight against this his blessed appearance, and will not that he should rule over them [Luk 19:14], he will come in an hour that they look not for him, and give them their portion with hypocrites and unbelievers [Luk 12:46 | Mat 24:50f].
SIW 87 (Sarah Tuke Grubb, 1779): [would have resisted ministry] had not a friend stood up with the passage, He that knew the Lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes [Luk 12:47]. This did indeed come home, and so operated with what was already kindled, that, after such a conflict as I have cause ever to remember, I ventured upon my knees, and, in a manner I believe scarcely intelligible, poured out a few petitions.
[Other texts citing Luk 12:48: RBA 144 (under Mat 25:14-30)]
GF8:155 (1678): And my desire is, that you (in your measures) may be preserved to the Lord, and know what he doth require of you, "To love mercy, to do justice, and to walk humbly with God [Mic 6:8];" for the more he giveth, the more he requires [Luke 12:48]; and the less that he gives, the less he requires; who will judge the world in righteousness [Psa 96:13] according to the gospel preached in every creature [Col 1:13], showing that there is something of God in every creature that shall answer his judgment. And therefore my desire is, that all may be faithful to what the Lord hath made known unto them by his grace and truth, light, power, and spirit, and then the Lord will supply them with more....
WPR 308 (1674): This remains sure forever, that Light there was, and the ancients saw their sins by it, and ... were taught to put away the evil of their doings by it; suitable to that noble passage, "The path of the just is a shining light, that shines clearer and clearer unto the perfect day [Prov 4:18]. What was this day, but complete salvation? ... What if their Light was not so large? Was it not therefore saving? Yes surely. But as where much is given, much is required [Luk 12:48], so where little is given, but little is required. If the Light was not so gloriously manifested before the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh, less was then required at that time, than since; yet it follows not, that there was two lights, or that the Light was not saving before the visible appearance of Christ, to as many as lived in holy conformity to it.
Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I [GBT: is my desire], if it be [B: but that it be; T: but that it were] already kindled? qtext
Luk 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with [GBT: Notwithstanding I must be baptized with a baptism]; and how am I straitened [G: grieved; BT: pained] till it be accomplished! [GBT: ended?] qtext
Luk 12:51 Suppose [G: Think] ye that I am come to give [BT: send] peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division [GT: debate]: qtext
Luk 12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
Luk 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
(Luke 12:49-53) IP1: 79
(Luke 12:49) JN1: 105; JSS 31
(Luke 12:50) HPS 172; WTG 359 (AM)
(Luke 12:51-53 | Mat 10:34f) GF8: 49 ; GFEJ 295; DGA 155; IP1: 202f; EQ 539
(Luk 12:49-53 | cf Mat 10:35)
IP1:79f (1658): [Luk 12:49-53, see under Mat 10:35]
JN1:105 (1653): Truth ever stirred up confusion where it was, though it lay close till truth came, as you read in the Scriptures. Christ came to put fire to the earth [Luk 12:49]; and the apostles where they came in the markets or synagogues, who witnessed forth the substance, to draw people to it, to serve the Lord in newness of life [Rom 6:4/7:6], to come up into the everlasting truth and peace, then everyone stood up in his own imagination and thoughts, as you do now oppose the truth, and said they would turn the world upside down [Acts 17:6].
JSS 31 (17–): ...by degrees the eternal holy Word ... more and more operates upon us, to illuminate, to burn, to quicken, awaken, plead with, and demand audience, and dominion in us: this is God’s goodness for our redemption; and what says he? [Quotes Ezek 21:27] And Christ says, “I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled?” [Luke 12:49] Forever lauded be his goodness to the souls of men, it was, it is already kindled; it burns as an oven [Mal 4:1] (that is, inwardly), in order to refine us as silver is refined [Zech 13:9]! [quotes Job 28:1, Sir 2:5, Isa 31:9, 10:17, 9:18]
WTG 359 (Ann Moore, 1761): But a tried people will the Lord our God have [Zech 13:9], under which trials we are sometimes laid so low, that we feel according to our measure, as our dear Saviour did, when He said, I have a baptism to be baptized with. O how straitened I am until it be accomplished [Luke 12:50], but glory to his worthy name he went through faithfully and now sits in glory and honour, which will be the end of all His faithful servants who sell all and follow him [Mat 19:21].
(Luk 12:51-53 | Mat 10:34f)
[Other texts citing Luk 12:51-53: EQ 539 (Mat 10:34)]
GF8:49f (1673): [quotes Luk 12:51-53, Mat 10:37-40] ....For have you not seen, son against the father, ... &c? And this hath been through retaining Christ, who sets at variance, and so not at peace; for he he brings a sword and war, and not peace [Mat 10:34] to that nature they lived in, in old Adam. And so we may see, when people are convinced, what variance it maketh in a family.... [more under Mat 10:34]
Luk 12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower [G: A shower cometh; T: We shall have a shower]; and so it is.
Luk 12:55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat [GB: that (B omits) it will be hot; T: we shall have heat]; and it cometh to pass.
Luk 12:56 Ye [GT: omit] hypocrites, ye can discern [T: skill of (distinguish, understand)] the face [B: outward appearance; T: fashion] of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern ‛[G: why discern ye not; T: what is the cause that ye cannot skill of] this time?
Luk 12:57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not [GBT: judge ye not of yourselves] what is right?
Luk 12:58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate [GBT: ruler], as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale [G: draw; BT: bring] thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer [GBT: jailer (2x)], and the officer cast thee into prison.
Luk 12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid [BT: made good] the very last [GBT: utmost] mite.
[Luke 12:54-56 see Mat 16:2f]
[Luk 12:58f see Mat 5:25f]
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