"Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 1832. 1871-8. Some suppose them to have been revelations of religious secrets; others of secret politico-religious doctrines; others, again, scenic representations of mythical legends. That is why He emphasised that the Kingly Rule of Heaven initially now indicated God’s rule over the individual lives of those who had responded to Him in this world, and that they were finally to look to the everlasting ‘kingdom’ where all who were His would be with Him (although that is in fact outside the Universe and is spiritual in nature - so we are thinking parabolically too!). (4.) A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. “Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” Compare also 1 Peter 1:10-12; Hebrews 11:13. 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. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. That (hina). 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. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/matthew-13.html. 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. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. 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 … ou dunatai polis krubenai epano horous keimene; Amplified: You are the light of the world. (St. Matthew xxviii. See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. Compare Isaiah 14:12. (11) It is given.—Better, it has been given, as by the special act of God. To know. 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. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. 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. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/matthew-13.html. (Matthew 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/matthew-13.html. The object always dearest to the hearts of all righteous people is to witness the coming and advancement of the kingdom of Christ. Had he clearly and fully stated them to the Jews, they would have taken his life long before they did. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". T. Bab. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. 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. Nor was there any dishonesty in this, or any unfair disguise. ‘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.”. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-13.html. . 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. StudyLıght.org. 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 former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. 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. unable to unbend, are all characteristic. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. to such as are unworthy, and by hardening their hearts, have made themselves unworthy. In Philemon 4:12 Paul says: “I have learned the secret or been initiated” (μεμυημαι — memuēmai). BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Bible Study Tools Language Tools Historical Writings Pastoral Resources Personal Resources Site Resources advertisement. on StudyLight.org Stars. & Gloss. Symbols of pre-eminence and authority. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. Many prophets and righteous men … - They wished to see the times of the Messiah. The Biblical Illustrator. 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem 1 of Judaea 2 in the days 3 of Herod 4 the king 5, behold, Wise-men from the east 7 came to Jerusalem 8, saying,. One of the greatest gifts that a man can receive is that of understanding the mystery of the Kingly Rule of Heaven. The verses Matthew 2:6 Matthew 2:15 Matthew 2:18 give us three different kinds of prophecy. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. BibliographyWesley, John. Matthew 13:11-12). 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. ἐκείνοις δὲ οὐ δέδοται] is still to be connected with ὅτι (because). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/matthew-13.html. There was no conception in Israel of a Heaven to which they could go or of a heavenly future in which they would be involved. During 2,500 years, from Adam to Moses, were the patriarchal families and other servants of God in a state of ignorance, concerning either the positive instructions of the Almighty respecting the sabbath-day, the rites of sacrifice, or their moral duties? Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. (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. 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. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. Click to Sign Up Now! There is not a single word to them about writing. (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. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Matthew 13:11. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Matthew 13:11. ὅτι, because) This may be referred to the preceding διατί, why? Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. And the Greeks call man φωτα, for the inbred desire of light and knowledge that is naturally in all. The reason of many things now hidden from us we shall see at the last day. Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. As they journeyed from the east, i.e. Appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. heaven = the heavens (plural) See notes on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10. it is not given = it hath not been given. 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). (7) the "mystery of God even Christ," i.e. The harmless and innocent stories which the Great Teacher told gave nothing at all for the Pharisees' spies to report. ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. (11) the mystery of Babylon Revelation 17:5; Revelation 17:7. They were of great importance to their ministry. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. Charles Schribner's Sons. Matthew 13:44. 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. This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. Bp. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". For more than 400 years after Jesus Christ, the canon of Scripture, as now generally received by Protestants, remained unsettled. A city set on a hill cannot * be hidden; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Humeis este to phos tou kosmou. On that day went Jesus out of the house. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. . in Matthew 13:13, διὰ τοῦτο, therefore.— ὑμῖν, to you) who have.— τὰ μυστήρια, the mysteries) This term is applied, not to all things which all ought to know from revelation, but to those things which they, to whom secret things are revealed, know beyond those who know only what is strictly necessary.— ἐκείνοις, to them) who are without, in contradistinction to ὑμῖν, you, who are within. The word "mysteries" [ musteeria (Greek #3466)] 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 3:8-9). Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Search Tools. 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. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 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). 1909-1922. οὐ δέδοται = ἐν παραβολαῖς Luke, and τὰ πάντα γίνεται Mark. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. But to them who have not, it is not given - Therefore speak I in parables, that ye may understand, while they do not understand. While all who truly believe in Christ receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation (Rom. 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. It is not given. 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. 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. 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. In the time of Christ the people had the same character. Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. 11.To you it is given to know the mysteries (178) of the kingdom of heaven From this reply of Christ we learn, that the doctrine of salvation is proclaimed by God to men for various purposes; for Christ declares that he intentionally spoke obscurely, in order that his discourse might be a riddle to many, and might only strike their ears with a confused and doubtful sound. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 1. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. (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. See also Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9-10. Nothing would be revealed later. Where this gospel mystery has been preached, sin alone hides it from men; however much may remain not fully revealed to us. 24. 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. BibliographyPett, Peter. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/matthew-13.html. (Psalms 119:105.). Mark and Luke do not state the “fact,” but affirm that he spoke with this “intention” - implying that such “was” the result. The parabolic form veils the truth from them, but unveils the truth to you. 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