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In a highly volatile area like Galilee, among a people who were constantly looking for a deliverer to arrive from God and free them from the Roman yoke, talk about the Kingly Rule of Heaven could soon become dangerous. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! To the disciples it was given to know these truths. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. Has been given to you. They are called μυστήρια, because their ἀποκάλυψις was now being brought about for the first time by means of the gospel. Go to. Now our Lord, who was privy to the secret and sovereign dispensation of God, who, of his own will and pleasure, had determined to give a spiritual and saving knowledge of divine things to some, and deny it to others, made this the rule of his conduct in his ministry; that is to say, he preached in parables to some without an explication, whilst he spoke plainly to others; and, if in parables, yet gave them an interpretation, and an understanding of them. 1897. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/matthew-13.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Blessed are your eyes … - That is, you are happy that you are permitted to see truth which they will not see. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. The "mysteries" of it intend the sublime doctrines thereof; such as relate to the Trinity of persons in the Godhead, to the incarnation of Christ, and the union of the two natures, human and divine, in him, eternal predestination, redemption by Christ, satisfaction by his sacrifice, justification by his righteousness, and pardon through his blood, the resurrection from the dead, &c. things, though clearly revealed, yet may have difficulties attending them, and which are not very easily solved: now to know and understand the great truths of the Gospel, spiritually, savingly, and experimentally, is not from nature, or to be acquired by men's industry, but is the gift of God's grace, flowing from his sovereign will and pleasure; a favour which the disciples of Christ, as a chosen people, receive from the Lord, and which is denied others: but to them it is not given; to the wise and prudent, to the Scribes and Pharisees, to the multitude, to the bulk and generality of the people, to the rest that were blinded. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Test drive it and tell us about your experience. This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. Matthew 13:44. See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. They were firmly based on earth. (4.) "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". “Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” Compare also 1 Peter 1:10-12; Hebrews 11:13. It is not given to them to know the purport and design of these things - they are gross of heart, earthly and sensual, and do not improve the light they have received: but to you it is given, because I have appointed you not only to be the first preachers of my Gospel to sinners, but also the persons who shall transmit accounts of all these things to posterity. New York, USA. This was not fully revealed to the Apostles until long after the death of Christ, although they already had clearer views than the mass of the people. These were scrolls of paper or parchment, wherein were written four paragraphs of the law, to be worn on their foreheads and left arms, Exodus 13:2-10; 13:11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 11:13-21. 20). BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. Where this gospel mystery has been preached, sin alone hides it from men; however much may remain not fully revealed to us. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. (Matthew 13:11) For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-13.html. . Part of the mystery here explained is how so many people who have the opportunity to enter the kingdom fail to do so because of manifest unfitness. 1896. The Scofield Reference Notes online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. App-17. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. (11) Behold, there was a woman. on StudyLight.org 1879-90. Ver. While all who truly believe in Christ receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation (Rom. 11. Formerly Jesus had likened the evil race of Pharisaic religionists to children playing in the market-place (Matthew 9:16-19). The Biblical Illustrator. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-13.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-13.html. Angels (ἄγγελοι ) The exact meaning of the term here is uncertain. 1765. The "mysteries" of it intend the sublime doctrines thereof; such as relate to the Trinity of persons in the Godhead, to the incarnation of Christ, and the union of the two natures, human and divine, in him, eternal predestination, redemption by Christ, satisfaction by his sacrifice, justification by his righteousness, and pardon through his blood, the resurrection from the dead, &c. things, though clearly revealed, yet may have difficulties attending them, and which are not very easily solved: now to know and understand the great truths of the Gospel, spiritually, savingly, and experimentally, is not from nature, or to be acquired by men's industry, but is the gift of God's grace, flowing from his sovereign will and pleasure; a favour which the disciples of Christ, as a chosen people, receive from the Lord, and which is denied others: but to them it is not given; to the wise and prudent, to the Scribes and Pharisees, to the multitude, to the bulk and generality of the people, to the rest that were blinded. Compare in John’s Gospel those who have been ‘given to Him by the Father’, and thus those who in contrast have not (John 6:37; John 6:39; John 10:29) And these who have been given to Him are those who believe (John 6:40). You; his disciples, who loved him and desired to understand his teaching. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/matthew-13.html. But to them who have not, it is not given - Therefore speak I in parables, that ye may understand, while they do not understand. 1914. 11. 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 2. It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. The Jews had many opportunities of learning the truth, and some light still lingered among them; but they were gross and sensual, and misimproved them, and it was a just judgment that they should be deprived of them. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. This is true of all that concerns the salvation of the soul. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. 1851. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". It is not by any means intended that Isaiah, when he spoke these words, had any reference to the time of Christ. 1. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. The connection requires that these should be within the Christian community (otherwise in Matthew 24:24), giving false presentations of the faith with corrupt motives. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. Search Tools. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. From Matthew 13:17, we learn, that many prophets and righteous men had desired to see and hear these things, but had not that privilege - to them it was not given; not because God designed to exclude them from salvation, but because He who knew all things knew, either that they were not proper persons, or that that was not the proper time: for the choice of the Persons by whom, and the choice of the Time in which it is most proper to reveal Divine things, must ever rest with the all-wise God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-13.html. 1685. T. Bab. Even Jerusalem is seen as now indicating a new heavenly Jerusalem (Galatians 4:26; Hebrews 12:22), because the earthly Jerusalem is destined for destruction The earthly rule of an earthly king has now thus been replaced by a heavenly rule of a heavenly king (Matthew 28:18), even though He is at present walking on earth among them. Paul frequently wrote of this, and a more particular attention to … 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. 1. Again — The three following parables were proposed, not to the multitude, but peculiarly to the apostles: the two former of them relate to those who receive the gospel; the third, both to those who receive, and those who preach it. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. Matthew 13:11-12). But the term in the N. T. means truths once hidden now revealed, made generally known, and in … χρόνοις αἰωνίοις σεσιγημένον, φανερωθὲν δὲ νῦν) and inner counsels, which strangers must not know. The great things relating to man's redemption Christ declared to his disciples, that they might declare them to others; they were the men of his counsel, Matthew 13:11. 1999. To the others it was not “then” given. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. In the time of Christ the people had the same character. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/matthew-13.html. Spiritual training is required to be able to understand spiritual truth (see 1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Corinthians 2:14). It is something puzzling now made clear. Superior knowledge was given to the disciples of Christ: they improved it, however slowly, and the promise was that it should be greatly increased. Symbols of pre-eminence and authority. The words of Isaiah were therefore “as well fitted” to express the character of the people in the time of Christ as in that of the prophet. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' To know the mysteries.—The Greek word, like “parable,” has passed into modern languages, and has suffered some change of meaning in the process. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. BibliographyCalvin, John. Genitive of Relation. John 19:17 - They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. While the other word conveys the idea of simple wakefulness, this adds the idea of alertness. See Numbers 24:17; Daniel 12:3. Some suppose them to have been revelations of religious secrets; others of secret politico-religious doctrines; others, again, scenic representations of mythical legends. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Sometimes he states, in a dark manner, what might be more clearly expressed; and sometimes he explains his mind fully, without ambiguity and without metaphor, but strikes their senses with dulness and their minds with stupidity, so that they are blind amidst bright sunshine. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. On that day went Jesus out of the house. BibliographyJ. Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. Go to. The ‘mystery’ had been a necessity in Old Testament days, because the people did not have the kind of background that would have enabled them to understand heavenly truth baldly stated. But He had now come to make those mysteries clear to those who were fitted to receive them. The command given to the apostles and their successors in the ministry is, Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, &c. teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Such plays are still enacted among the Basque mountaineers. The knowledge of these mysteries, in the first instance, can be given only to a few; but when these faithfully write and publish what they have heard and seen, unto the world, then the science of salvation is revealed and addressed to all. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. ‘To you’ is emphatic. With respect to the Gospel, Paul affirms with truth, that it is hidden to none but to the reprobate, and to those who are devoted to destruction, whose minds Satan hath blinded, (2 Corinthians 4:3.) They are therefore able to receive. to know = to get to know. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". By our words we must be justified or condemned, Matthew 12:37. Commentary on Proverbs 13:3 (Read Proverbs 13:3) He that thinks before he speaks, that suppresses evil if he have thought it, keeps his soul from a great deal both of guilt and grief. Vincent's Word Studies. (180) There are two ways in which he deprives them of the light of his doctrine. ... which Christ promised to send (Matthew 23:34), such as were every way qualified for the service of the Christian church. The Old Testament had taught many things about the coming Kingly Rule, but it had had to be in a form that was not fully or properly understood (although the idea was grasped in general on a basis within their level of understanding), nor could have been, because the people were limited by the level of their concepts at the time. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. These are only revealed to the humble diligent hearers, ὑμῖν: to those who were immediately around the Lord with the twelve; not ἐκείνοις = τοῖς λοιποῖς Luke, = ἐκείνοις τοῖς ἔξω Mark. (St. Thomas Aquinas) --- Can we then suppose, for a single moment, that the mere putting of a Bible into every man's hand, will convert the world. Compare Revelation 22:20. Matthew 5:21-26 He extendeth the precepts against murder, Matthew 5:27-32 adultery, Matthew 5:33-37 and false swearing, Matthew 5:38-42 exhorteth to suffer wrong patiently, Matthew 5:43-47 to love our enemies, Matthew 5:48 and to aim at perfection. 1865-1868. “Let them now prove themselves to be tender-hearted and full of compassion and pity” (Erdman p. 77). In classical Greek, applied to certain religious celebrations to which persons were admitted by formal initiation, and the precise character of which is unknown. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! . Given unto you to know the mysteries — Mysteries to others but plain truths to you, because I furnish you the key. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". If it is asked, why this privilege was peculiar to the apostles, (181) the reason certainly will not be found in themselves, and Christ, by declaring that it was given to them, excludes all merit. Besides, it ought to be understood, that the power of enlightening which David mentions, and the familiar manner of teaching which Isaiah predicts, refer exclusively to the elect people. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". The greater mysteries are: (1) The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven Matthew 13:3-50. To them; to the multitudes without the circle of his disciples. Yet there was no Scripture during all that period. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. See also Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9-10. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. So the disciples have been initiated into the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. unable to unbend, are all characteristic. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). MYSTERIES of the kingdom mentioned here refer generally to Christ's redemptive message which appeared mysterious enough to those secular and materialistic persons who had no proper conception of the Messiah's purpose. No other reason will be found for this distinction, except that God calls to himself those whom he has gratuitously elected. The harmless and innocent stories which the Great Teacher told gave nothing at all for the Pharisees' spies to report. It is possible that Matthew here refers to the house mentioned at Mark 3:19. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. If so, the events in Sections 48-51 all occurred on the same day. Stars. Therefore many of them believed. Matthew 13:11 The mysteries of the kingdom - The word “mystery,” in the Bible, properly means a thing that is “concealed,” or that “has been concealed.” It does not mean that the thing was “incomprehensible,” or even difficult to be understood. ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The answer is that we may, and the reason is that we have both the illustration (the parable) and the thing illustrated with us which is the church and the Gospel, and we can show the comparison. See Poole on "Matthew 5:2". (1 Corinthians 5:12-13.). Cf. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. The two classes are, as in this case, separated by their own choice. --- To them it is not given; i.e. BY MATTHEW (shaded area) Click chart to enlarge Jesus Birth and Early Years Leading up to the Sermon on the Mount Matthew 1-7 Source: Ryrie Study Bible. Matthew 13:11. δέδοται] by God, through the unfolding, that is, of your inward powers of perception, not merely by means of the exposition (Weizsäcker, p. 413). Of this nature was the truth that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentiles; that the Jewish polity was to cease; that the Messiah was to die, etc. Search results for 'Matthew 13:11' using the 'New American Standard Version'. on StudyLight.org The mysteriousness arises mainly from the sinful state of man; yet God for wise purposes often withholds the revelation without which these things remain ‘mysteries.’ The great mystery is Christ Himself (1 Timothy 3:16), making peace between God and man, between man and man (Jew and Gentile; Ephesians 3:4-11). See Romans 16:25; Romans 11:25; Ephesians 3:3-4, Ephesians 3:9. There is not a single word to them about writing. on StudyLight.org From Matthew 13:17, we learn, that many prophets and righteous men had desired to see and hear these things, but had not that privilege - to them it was not given; not because God designed to exclude them from salvation, but because He who knew all things knew, either that they were not proper persons, or that that was not the proper time: for the choice of the Persons by whom, and the choice of the Time in which it is most proper to reveal Divine things, must ever rest with the all-wise God. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Strictly speaking, it does not mean, as we sometimes use it—when we speak, e.g., of the mystery of the Trinity, a truth which none can understand—something “awfully obscure” (the definition given in Johnson’s Dictionary), but one which, kept a secret from others, has been revealed to the initiated. Jesus restated His reason for using parables in terms of human perception rather than divine intention (cf. BibliographyWesley, John. ‘And he answered and said to them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingly rule of heaven, but to them it is not given.”. (Witham). The parables do not just convey information. That (hina). A natural question now is in regard to the present day. A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. What is here expressed by saying, I show you a mystery, is in 1 Thessalonians 4:15 expressed by saying, ‘This I say unto you by the word of the Lord,' i.e. A mystery is not necessarily something inscrutable in its nature, but it may be that which is unknown to man in his natural condition, before it is revealed to him by God. The idea is of mending a breach, completing a connexion, putting the dislocated in order.—The practical suggestion here is most important. So Isaiah and the prophets looked forward to the coming of the Messiah as the consummation of their wishes and the end of the prophecies, Revelation 19:10. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. In Philemon 4:12 Paul says: “I have learned the secret or been initiated” (μεμυημαι — memuēmai). It is not given. But those initiated knew them. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). They are all plain - נכחים nechochim, straight forward, over against every man, level to every capacity. He had truths to state which he wished his “disciples particularly” to understand. 1832. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Mark calls them "them that are without"; who are not in the number of God's elect; nor within the covenant of grace, nor among the disciples of Christ; referring to a common way of speaking among the Jews, who used to call the Gentiles, all without their land, "they that are without"; and indeed all within themselves that despised the rules and judgment of the wise menF9Vid. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. The Biblical Illustrator. From μύω , to close or shut. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. ou dunatai polis krubenai epano horous keimene; Amplified: You are the light of the world. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/matthew-13.html. The verses Matthew 2:6 Matthew 2:15 Matthew 2:18 give us three different kinds of prophecy. BibliographyPett, Peter. And they had to be lest they got caught up in myths of the gods, a route that could have led them anywhere. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-13.html. - By mysteries, here, we may understand not only things concerning the scheme of salvation, which had not yet been revealed; but also the prophetic declarations concerning the future state of the Christian Church, expressed in the ensuing parables. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. To know. The knowledge of these mysteries, in the first instance, can be given only to a few; but when these faithfully write and publish what they have heard and seen, unto the world, then the science of salvation is revealed and addressed to all. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. College Press, Joplin, MO. (11) the mystery of Babylon Revelation 17:5; Revelation 17:7. Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". All rights reserved. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. Christ as the incarnate fullness of the Godhead embodied, in whom all the divine wisdom for man subsists Colossians 2:2; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 2:7. The kindred verb occurs e.g. : but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/matthew-13.html. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-13.html. Megilla, fol. St Paul regards as ‘mysteries,’ the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles, Ephesians 3:3-4; Ephesians 3:9; the doctrine of the resurrection, 1 Corinthians 15:51, the conversion of the Jews, Romans 11:25; the relation of Christ to His Church; Ephesians 5:32. They did not have sufficient conceptual background. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. In the Gospels μυστηριον — mustērion is used only here and in the parallel passages (Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10). Because they seeing, see not - Mark Mark 4:12 and Luke Luke 8:10 say, “That seeing, they may not see etc. You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation. But to them it is not given] By a secret but most just judgment of God, who hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will he hardeneth. But by New Testament times the way had been prepared, and it was therefore now necessary for Jesus to demonstrate how the Scriptures should be reinterpreted in the light of the new understanding of Heaven and eternal judgment that had grown up during the inter-testamental period. (Matthew 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. to such as are unworthy, and by hardening their hearts, have made themselves unworthy. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/matthew-13.html. Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 1840-57. (6) the mystery of the inliving Christ Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:26; Colossians 1:27. Matthew 13:11. τὰ μυστήρια: the word, as here used, might suggest the idea of a mysterious esoteric doctrine concerning the Kingdom of God to be taught only to a privileged inner circle. 1. οὐ δέδοται = ἐν παραβολαῖς Luke, and τὰ πάντα γίνεται Mark. ginosko. Fuller light had awaited those conceptions. . What they had not then conceived of was that it would actually be in Heaven (and then in a new Heaven and a new earth - 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1 where all the promises concerning ‘earth’ could be fulfilled, and Abraham and his seed could receive the promises - Hebrews 11:13-16). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/matthew-13.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/matthew-13.html. The parables which harden scorners in their scorning, and make divine things more difficult to them, enlighten those who are willing to learn, and make the same things more plain, and intelligible, and familiar to them, Matthew 13:11,15,16. Verse 1. angels (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4 ").. Verse 5. mystery (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11 "). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Nor was there any dishonesty in this, or any unfair disguise. Compare the notes on Revelation 12:9. They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). 5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Because it is given to you] Plutarch thinks that life is given to men merely for the getting of knowledge. (4) the mystery of N.T. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-13.html. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. Matthew 16:21-23 Jesus foreshows his own death, and rebuketh Peter for. Acts 17:12. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? To know. When the unclean spirit, &c. — In these verses, with a view to show how dreadful the state of the Jewish people would be, if they continued to reject him and his gospel, our Lord introduces a parable, borrowed from the late subject of his dispute with the Pharisees. is permanently given. Still it remains a fixed principle, that the word of God is not obscure, except so far as the world darkens it by its own blindness. The mysteries of the kingdom - The word “mystery,” in the Bible, properly means a thing that is “concealed,” or that “has been concealed.” It does not mean that the thing was “incomprehensible,” or even difficult to be understood. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. Acts 17:12. Part of the mystery here explained is how so many people who have the opportunity to enter the kingdom fail to do so because of manifest unfitness. They were too gross, too earthly; they had too, grovelling conceptions of the Messiah‘s kingdom to understand these truths, even if communicated to them. 14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. BibliographySchaff, Philip. INTRODUCTION Matthew 13:1-3; Mark 4:1,2; Luke 8:4. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Matthew 13:11 The Difference Between the Kingdom and the Church; Matthew 14:1-12 Martyrdom of John the Baptist; Matthew 14:13-21 Feeding the Five Thousand; Matthew 14:22-36 Christ and Human Nature; Matthew 15:1-20 The Religion of Hand Washing; Matthew 15:21-28 Getting Answers from God; Matthew 15:32 Jesus and Human Need ; Matthew 15:29-38 Bread in the Wilderness; Matthew 15:29 … 1952. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. Nothing would be revealed later. ], to presumption [Note: Matthew 4:6. … The unbelievers were not able to understand what He had to reveal since they had refused to accept more basic Revelation , namely, about Jesus and the imminence of the kingdom. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Now He uses expelled demons to depict their spiritual condition. (Read Matthew 23:34-39) Our Lord declares the miseries the inhabitants of Jerusalem were about to bring upon themselves, but he does not notice the sufferings he was to undergo. Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. Depending in construction upon the verb write, and in apposition with the things which thou sawest. Therefore, Matthew 24:1-34, is not talking about the signs that will point us toward the date for Christ"s return, rather the signs for Christians to flee from the destruction that Jerusalem experienced, and which it did in A.D. 70. We have here Jesus constant emphasis on the difference between those who are ‘given’ spiritual things by God (they are the ‘blessed ones’ - Matthew 13:16) and those who are not. (St. Matthew xxviii. A familiar statement that may be heard on the parables is as follows: "Jesus spoke in parables in order to make his teaching easier to be understood by the people." Such is the import of those dreadful threatenings, in which Isaiah forewarns, that he will be to the people a barbarian, speaking in a foreign and unknown language; that the prophetical visions will be to the learned a shut and sealed book, in which they cannot read; and that when the book shall be opened, all will be unlearned, and will remain in amazement, through inability to read, (Isaiah 28:11.) But the answer is easy: the word of God, in its own nature, is always bright, (179) but its light is choked by the darkness of men. Had he clearly and fully stated them to the Jews, they would have taken his life long before they did. Therefore many of them believed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/matthew-13.html. The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; the deep truths respecting the dispensation of the gospel, which had not before been revealed, or were revealed only in part, and which Christ opened plainly to his disciples. ‘To you’ is emphatic. Though the Law was concealed, as it were, by a kind of veil, yet the truth, of God shone brightly in it, if the eyes of many had not been blinded. And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Thus they had known that the Kingly Rule of Heaven would be spread by the teaching of the word (compare Isaiah 2:2-4), and would receive the response of individuals who would come together under His rule (Isaiah 45:23), and that it would all somehow end in a final Kingly Rule of God from Heaven. ἐκείνοις δὲ οὐ δέδοται] is still to be connected with ὅτι (because). And lo, I am with you all days, even to the end of the world. For because of the dangers of ideas connected with the surrounding gods and their mythology all teaching had to be given to Israel as though it applied to earth so that it would not become mixed up with myths about the gods. (11) It is given.—Better, it has been given, as by the special act of God. 1871-8. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. App-132. These parables relate to the kingdom of Christ as a whole. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. A comparison. Now since Christ has purposely dispensed his doctrine in such a manner, that it might be profitable only to a small number, being firmly seated in their minds, and might hold others in suspense and perplexity, it follows that, by divine appointment, the doctrine of salvation is not proclaimed to all for the same end, but is so regulated by his wonderful purpose, that it is not less a savor of death to death to the reprobate than a life-giving savor to the elect, (2 Corinthians 2:15.) To ascertain fully the meaning of the present passage, we must examine more closely the design of Christ, the reason why, and the purpose for which, these words were spoken. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/matthew-13.html. Compare the ‘mystery’ in Daniel 2:28 which was revealed by Daniel himself (Daniel 2:47). Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. οὐραν.] God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, - By mysteries, here, we may understand not only things concerning the scheme of salvation, which had not yet been revealed; but also the prophetic declarations concerning the future state of the Christian Church, expressed in the ensuing parables. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/matthew-13.html. From him that improves them not, it is proper that they should be taken away. Read and study Matthew 13 with the Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Thus the “mysteries of the kingdom” do not mean any doctrines incomprehensible in themselves considered, but simply doctrines about the preaching of the gospel and the establishment of the new kingdom of the Messiah, which “had not” been understood, and which were as yet concealed from the great body of the Jews. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/matthew-13.html. Word did not come by the infant Jesus; he was "make like [his] brethren" (Hebrews 2:17), and being a child, he "spoke as a child" (1 Corinthians 13:11), and not as an oracle. on StudyLight.org Then be merciful and understanding to your brethren” (Matthew 18:21-35; 1 John 4:11 “if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”). on StudyLight.org https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/matthew-13.html. The mystery-religions of the east had all sorts of secrets and signs as secret societies do today. The mysteries. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. The thing might be “plain” enough if revealed, but it means simply that it “had” not been before made known. He therefore chose to state the doctrines so that if their hearts had been right, and if they had not been malignant and blind, “they might have understood them.” His doctrines he stated in the best possible way, and it was not his fault if they did not understand him. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. "The Bible Study New Testament". Greek. dissuading him from it. The gospel and the classes. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. Matthew 4:21 (A.V., “ mending nets”); Galatians 6:1 (A.V., “ restore such a one”); Hebrews 13:21 (“make you perfect ”; and so 2 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Peter 5:10). One of the greatest gifts that a man can receive is that of understanding the mystery of the Kingly Rule of Heaven. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. A city set on a hill cannot * be hidden; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Humeis este to phos tou kosmou. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. 1909-1922. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". That he should deceive the nations no more - That is, during the thousand years. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Christ, in these verses, gives a “reason” why he used this manner of instruction. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/matthew-13.html. He answered, and said unto them,.... Christ was always ready to give an answer to his inquiring disciples, concerning his ministry, and his conduct in it; which shows great respect to them, and condescension in him: because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: by the "kingdom of heaven", is meant the Gospel, which treats of the kingdom of heaven, and of things pertaining to it; of the saints' meetness for it, which is the regenerating and sanctifying grace of the Spirit; and of their right to it, which lies in the justifying righteousness of Christ. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Although even then it still remained to be further interpreted, even if they did not think so at the time, for that spoke of the worldwide Kingly Rule. 1874-1909. And they are then given things because they ask and go on asking (Matthew 7:7) and because they show compassion (Luke 6:38) and are therefore in a state to learn. Christ turned to teaching in parables after opposition developed against his divine mission; and this verse shows that Christ designed the parables, at least in part, to conceal his teachings from those who were not sincerely seeking to know and do his will. Their having been ‘blessed’ produces fruit. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. The opposite condition, Matthew 13:13. γνῶναι] even without the help of parabolic illustration, although previous to the outpouring of the Spirit, nay, previous to the second coming (1 Corinthians 13:9 f.), this would always be the case only to an imperfect degree. He answered and said to them, "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. See introductory note of the chapter. It was, moreover, entirely proper and right to impart instruction to his disciples which he did not “intend” for others. 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. "The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven," then, mean those glorious Gospel truths which at that time only the more advanced disciples could appreciate, and they but partially. Of the kingdom of heaven. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". To use a crude term the Old Testament has been ‘deallegorised’ by Jesus. See the passage more fully explained in my notes at Matthew 13:16. They did not want their ideas to be based on myths, but on history. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . "The Fourfold Gospel". They were of great importance to their ministry. Joseph had obeyed the command given at Matthew 2:13, and God kept the promise contained therein. The kingdom had not yet been started when Jesus spoke to the multitudes and hence it was not time to introduce them to all of its mysteries or un-revealed truths. Matthew 13:11. Matthew 13:11 The King and the Kingdom; Matthew 13:11 The Twelve Mysteries of God; Matthew 13:3-9 Perseverance; Matthew 13:13-18 The Church; Matthew 13:10-16 The Consummation of the Age; Matthew 13:10-17 The Responsive Heart; Matthew 13:11 The Difference Between the Kingdom and the Church; Matthew 14:1-12 Martyrdom of John the Baptist It may be replied that it was because this knowledge of the mysteries was not possessed by the multitudes that the parables were given to explain them. -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Kingdom, Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven. Those ideas had been proved occasions of offence, and therefore, for the present, the Teacher falls back upon a method of more exoteric instruction. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. They “believed”--a little word, but a great thing--the step by which they passed from condemnation to peace; from the house on the sand before it fell, to the rock. (See Vincent, “In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.”). The reason of many things now hidden from us we shall see at the last day. -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. 1917. “The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,” then, mean those glorious Gospel truths which at that time only the more advanced disciples could appreciate, and they but partially. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". So Jesus here explains that his parables are open to the disciples, but shut to the Pharisees with their hostile minds. This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. A. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven — The word “mysteries” in Scripture is not used in its classical sense - of religious secrets, nor yet of things incomprehensible, or in their own nature difficult to be understood - but in the sense of things of purely divine revelation, and, usually, things darkly announced under the ancient economy, and during all that period darkly understood, but fully published under the Gospel (1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Ephesians 3:3-6, Ephesians 3:8, Ephesians 3:9). (Psalms 119:105.). Christ loved his disciples, for he chose and ordained them to be the prime instruments of his glory and honour in the world ( John 15:16 ): I have chosen you, and ordained you, His love to them appeared, 1974. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament. We should consider in this regard the dangers that Jesus faced in His ministry. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". They could conceive of no other. See Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. The derivation is from μύειν, ‘to close the lips.’ The initiated are called μεμυημένοι or τέλειοι (fully instructed); the use of the latter word may be applied to the same conception in 1 Corinthians 2:6, σοφίαν λαλοῦμεν ἐν τοῖς τελείοις … θεοῦ σοφίαν ἐν μυστηρίῳ κεκρυμμένην. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. By mystery, secret is always meant in the New Testament (see for example Matthew 13:11, Ephesians 5:32, and here ch. on StudyLight.org "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 1871-8. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". That (hina). "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". It would have been totally outside their ability to grasp the truth. mysteries A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. In this sense they were “fulfilled,” or “filled up;” that is, “a case occurred that corresponded to their meaning.” See the notes at Matthew 1:22. See on Matthew 13:11. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). Used by Permission. 13:11, above, Christ referred to the hidden nature of God's eternal purpose for man's salvation. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). As they journeyed from the east, i.e. 1983-1999. Parables serve the double purpose of revealing and concealing; presenting “the mysteries of the kingdom” to those who know and relish them, though in never so small a degree, in a new and attractive light; but to those who are insensible to spiritual things yielding only, as so many tales, some temporary entertainment. Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus warns his disciples against the leaven of the. “Mysteria nuda,” mysteries without the clothing of the parabolic form or guise.—ED. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Many prophets and righteous men … - They wished to see the times of the Messiah. (182) Christ declares that there are certain and elect men, on whom God specially bestows this honor of revealing to them his secrets, and that others are deprived of this grace. . "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". He answered, and said unto them,.... Christ was always ready to give an answer to his inquiring disciples, concerning his ministry, and his conduct in it; which shows great respect to them, and condescension in him: because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: by the "kingdom of heaven", is meant the Gospel, which treats of the kingdom of heaven, and of things pertaining to it; of the saints' meetness for it, which is the regenerating and sanctifying grace of the Spirit; and of their right to it, which lies in the justifying righteousness of Christ. τὰ μυστ. The gospel and the classes. Pharisees and Sadducees, and explains his meaning. To the Greek, μυστήρια would recall the associations of Eleusis and Samothrace, and so necessarily bring a part of the mystic thought into Christianity; only, however, to contrast the true Christian mysticism, which is open to all (νῦν δὲ ἐφανερώθη τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, Colossians 1:27), with the secresy and exclusiveness of the pagan mysteries. Such a statement is exactly opposite of the truth, for this very verse says, in answer to the question of the disciples, that it was not given to the multitudes to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Bp. It is not given to them to know the purport and design of these things - they are gross of heart, earthly and sensual, and do not improve the light they have received: but to you it is given, because I have appointed you not only to be the first preachers of my Gospel to sinners, but also the persons who shall transmit accounts of all these things to posterity. Matthew simply states the “fact,” that though they saw the “natural” meaning of the story - though they literally understood the parable - yet they did not understand its “spiritual” signification. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The Pharisees, and Jews generally, were not prepared to receive the system, and would not have believed it, and therefore he purposely employed a kind of teaching which was intended for his apostles only. . (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. A mystery; something revealed, and which could not otherwise be known, Matthew 13:11; 1 Corinthians 4:1, and often elsewhere. In the parallel in Matthew 7:11, Jesus is more general in saying that God will give what is good to those who ask Him. heaven = the heavens (plural) See notes on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10. it is not given = it hath not been given. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-13.html. A common feature in connection with new religious movements (vide on Matthew 7:15). How much more would this have been so had He taught the same things openly to the crowds (John 6:14-15 brings out how easily that could have become a danger). E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Matthew 24:24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (Isaiah 45:19;), or with the commendations which David pronounces on the Law, that it, is a lamp to the feet, and that it giveth wisdom to little children https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/matthew-13.html. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. So their God did not play around in the heavens, He ruled over the heavens and dealt very solidly with earth. But that is not correct, for even the disciples did not understand the meaning of the parables until Jesus had them to himself and explained them. Renewal 1960. 1599-1645. τ. Cf. Matthew 12:43-45. It will perhaps be objected, that this is inconsistent with that prophecy, I have not spoken in secret, nor in a dark corner: I said not in vain to the seed of Jacob, Seek me, Even with all His warnings His disciples still thought in terms of an earthly victory and an earthly kingdom wrought by the power of Jesus (Matthew 20:20-23; Matthew 24:3; Luke 22:24; Acts 1:6) so that Jesus had to bring them ‘down to earth’ and remove their false presumptions (Matthew 20:25-28; Luke 22:25-27). He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. ( = Lu 7:18-35). Matthew 13:11. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. The parables which harden scorners in their scorning, and make divine things more difficult to them, enlighten those who are willing to learn, and make the same things more plain, and intelligible, and familiar to them, Matthew 13:11,15,16. Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. All other rights reserved. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. Have patience, and be content in the mean while with a learned ignorance. Not Yet a Member? American Tract Society. (5) the mystery of the church as the bride of Christ Ephesians 5:28-32. & Gloss. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 24. (Just as the Saracens mocked when Christian knights told them how they had walked their horses across water (frozen rivers). "Mystery," as used in the New Testament, referred to things concerning the kingdom of God, hidden from all previous generations; but then, in Christ, revealed to the apostles, and later to all mankind (Romans 16:25-27; 1 Corinthians 2:7,8). And yet the Lord conceals its mysteries, so that the perception of them may not reach the reprobate. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Mark and Luke do not state the “fact,” but affirm that he spoke with this “intention” - implying that such “was” the result. Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). May we speak of the parables as a means of making the subject plainer in our teaching of the subjects of the New Testament? To you it is given. Is not given; to know these mysteries. (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. Matthew 24:11. ψευδοπροφῆται, false prophets. John 19:17 - They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. Broadman Press 1932,33. The duration of the affliction (as in Acts 9:33), the symptoms of permanent curvature of the spine, the very form of the two participles, bent together. Thus the establishment of the coming Kingly Rule of the house of David (e.g. But here He specifies the Holy Spirit who, being God, is the greatest good we could imagine. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. (Beside the Sea of Galilee.) Matthew 13:11. ὅτι, because) This may be referred to the preceding διατί, why? of = belonging to. For more than 400 years after Jesus Christ, the canon of Scripture, as now generally received by Protestants, remained unsettled. . To you, who have, it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven - The deep things which flesh and blood cannot reveal, pertaining to the inward, present kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven — It is to be noted that these seven parables all have for their subject the kingdom of God: its planting principles, developments, and final victory. Mark 13:35 - Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— on StudyLight.org To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/matthew-13.html. A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. Jesus replied that the reason that He treated the disciples differently from the crowds was because it was given to them to know and have unfolded to them the ‘mysteries of the Kingly Rule of Heaven’, while it was not so given to the crowds. 24. They “believed”--a little word, but a great thing--the step by which they passed from condemnation to peace; from the house on the sand before it fell, to the rock. The mysteries of the kingdom of God are not disclosed to the Scribes and Pharisees, who were unwilling to believe in him, (though it was the duty and occupation of the Scribes to expound the sacred oracles to others) but to those who adhered closely to Christ, and believed in him: let us therefore run in company with the apostles to Jesus Christ, that he may disclose to us the mysteries of his gospel. τ. βας. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Mark calls them "them that are without"; who are not in the number of God's elect; nor within the covenant of grace, nor among the disciples of Christ; referring to a common way of speaking among the Jews, who used to call the Gentiles, all without their land, "they that are without"; and indeed all within themselves that despised the rules and judgment of the wise men: but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such. Parables serve the double purpose of revealing and concealing; presenting 'the mysteries of the kingdom' to those who know and relish them, though in never so small a degree, in a new and attractive light; but to those who are insensible to spiritual things yielding only, as so many tales, some temporary entertainment. "Family Bible New Testament". "E.W. 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