1 Peter Chapter 1:1-12 Antique Commentary Quotes

John Calvin 1 Peter 1:1 1Peter, an apostle What in this salutation is the same with those of Paul, requires no new explanation. When Paul prayed for grace and peace, the verb is left out; but Peter adds it, and says, be multiplied; still the meaning is the same; for Paul did not wish to … Continue reading 1 Peter Chapter 1:1-12 Antique Commentary Quotes

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2:41-47 Antique Commentary Quotes

Cambridge Bible Acts 2:41 41. Then they that gladly received his word] The oldest MSS. Omit gladly. The latter clause of the verse is more literally, And there were added on that day about three thousand souls, i.e. to the one hundred and twenty of whom the Church consisted when the day began. A.T.Robertson Acts … Continue reading Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2:41-47 Antique Commentary Quotes

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1:1-11 Antique Commentary Quotes

Cambridge Bible Acts 1:1 The former treatise] In the original we have the superlative adjective used, but the idiom which speaks of the first of two is common to Greek with many other languages. An example is found 1Co_14:30. So Cicero, de Inventione, in his second book (chap, iii.) calls the former book primus liber. … Continue reading Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1:1-11 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13:1-13 Antique Commentary Quotes

Pulpit Commentary Mat_13:1 The same day; on that day (Revised Version). Although day is sometimes used in a metaphorical sense, so as to include what is, in fact, a long period of time, yet we are not justified in assigning this sense to it unless the context clearly requires us to do so. This is … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13:1-13 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 9:35-38, 10:1-8 Antique Commentary Quotes

Philip Schaff Matthew 9:35 Mat_9:35. And Jesus went about, etc. An appropriate introduction to what follows, as well as a fitting close to this account of the leading miracles performed by our Lord; almost identical with Mat_4:23, which precedes the Sermon on the Mount, describing (as the tense in the original shows) a customary course … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 9:35-38, 10:1-8 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8:5-13 Antique Commentary Quotes

Cambridge Bible Matthew 8:5 a centurion] i. e. a captain or commander of a century—a company normally composed of a hundred men, the sixtieth part of a legion in the Roman army. This centurion was probably an officer in the army of Herod Antipas, which would be modelled after the Roman fashion. Pulpit Commentary Mat_8:5 … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8:5-13 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 7:13-21, 24-27 Antique Commentary Quotes

A.T. Robertson Matthew 7:13 By the narrow gate (dia tēs stenēs pulēs). The Authorized Version “at the strait gate” misled those who did not distinguish between “strait” and “straight.” The figure of the Two Ways had a wide circulation in Jewish and Christian writings (cf. Deu_30:19; Jer_21:8; Psa_1:1-6). See the Didache i-vi; Barnabas xviii-xx. “The … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 7:13-21, 24-27 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5:17-22, 43-45 Antique Commentary Quotes

Adam Clarke Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law - Do not imagine that I am come to violate the law καταλυσαι, from κατα, and λυω, I loose, violate, or dissolve - I am not come to make the law of none effect - to dissolve the connection which subsists … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5:17-22, 43-45 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6:5-18 Antique Commentary Quotes

John Lightfoot Matthew 6:5 [They love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corner of the streets.] 1. They prayed standing, Luk_18:11; Luk_18:13; Mar_11:25. "It is written, 'And Abraham rose early in the morning at the place where he had stood before the Lord.' But to stand was nothing else than to pray; … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6:5-18 Antique Commentary Quotes

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5:1-16 Antique Commentary Quotes

Pulpit Commentary Mat_5:1 And seeing the multitudes; i.e. those spoken of in Mat_4:25—the multitudes who were at that point of time following him. He went up. From the lower ground by the lake. Into a mountain; Revised Version, into the mountain (εἰς τὸ ὄρος); i.e. not any special mountain, but "the mountain nearest the place … Continue reading Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5:1-16 Antique Commentary Quotes