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Luke Chapter 20

Luke 20:5

luk 20:5

They reasoned (συνελογίσαντο)

Only here in New Testament. The preposition, σύν, together, and the additional with themselves, denote a very close conference.

Luke 20:6

luk 20:6

Will stone (καταλιθάσει)

Only here in New Testament. "Stone us down" (κατά); i.e., stone us to death.

They be persuaded (πεπεισμένος ἐστιν)

Lit., It (the people collectively) is hawing been persuaded. Denoting a long-standing and settled persuasion.

Luke 20:9

luk 20:9

Let it out

See on Mat 21:33.

Went into a far country

Not necessarily far, but as Rev., another country. See on Mar 13:34.

A long time (ἱκανούς)

See on ch. Luk 7:6.

Luke 20:10

luk 20:10

Of the fruit

See on Mar 12:2.

Luke 20:11

luk 20:11

He sent yet (προσέθετο πέμψαι)

Lit., he added to send. A Hebrew form of expression.

Luke 20:12

luk 20:12

Wounded (τραυματίσαντες)

Only here and Act 19:16.

Luke 20:13

luk 20:13

It may be (ἴσως)

Only here in New Testament. The adverb of ἴσος, equal. It expresses more than perhaps, implying rather a strong probability. Compare the phrase, it is an even chance that.


See on Mat 21:37.

Luke 20:16

luk 20:16


See on Mat 21:41.

God forbid (μὴ γένοιτο)

Lit., may it not be.

Luke 20:17

luk 20:17

The stone, etc

See on Pe1 2:4-7.

Luke 20:18

luk 20:18

Shall be broken (συνθλασθήσεται)

Rev., rightly, broken to pieces. See on Mat 21:44.

Grind him to powder (λικμήσει)

See on Mat 21:44

Luke 20:20

luk 20:20


See on Mar 3:2.

Spies (ἐγκαθέτους)

Only here in New Testament. From ἐγκαθίμηι, to send in, as a garrison into a city. Hence of persons sent in for the purpose of espionage.

Which should feign (ὑποκρινομένους)

Lit., feigning. Rev., which feigned. Only here in New Testament. See on hypocrites, Mat 23:13.

The power and authority (τῇ ἀρχῇ καὶ τῇ ἐξουσίᾳ)

The former, the Roman power in general; the latter, the specific authority of the official.

Luke 20:21

luk 20:21

Acceptest not the person

See on Jam 2:1.

Luke 20:22

luk 20:22

Tribute (φόρον)

From φέρω, to bring. Something, therefore, which is brought in by way of payment. Luke uses the Greek word instead of the Latin κῆνσον, census, in Matthew and Mark.

Luke 20:23

luk 20:23


See on considerest, Mat 7:3.

Craftiness (πανουργίαν)

From πᾶν, every, and ἔργον, deed. Readiness for every and any deed. Hence unscrupulousness, and so, generally, knavery.

Luke 20:24

luk 20:24


See on Mat 20:2.

Image and superscription

See on Mat 22:20.

Luke 20:26

luk 20:26

His words (ῥήματος)

Singular number. Rev., properly, saying. See on Luk 1:37.

Luke 20:27

luk 20:27


See on Mar 12:18.

Luke 20:36

luk 20:36

Equal unto the angels (ἰσάγγελοι)

Only here in New Testament.

Luke 20:37

luk 20:37

Shewed (ἐμήνυσεν)

Originally to disclose something secret. Hence, generally, to make known.

At the bush (ἐπὶ τῆς βάτου)

Wrong. Render as Rev., in the place concerning the bush. See on Mar 12:26.

Luke 20:43

luk 20:43

Of thy feet (τῶν ποδῶν σου)

A. V. omits.

Luke 20:46

luk 20:46

Chief rooms

Rev., correctly, chief places. See on Mar 12:39.

Luke 20:47

luk 20:47

Widows' houses

See on Mar 12:40.

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