Commentaries > Coffman Commentaries > Matthew > Chapter 13. -, 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. 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. 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. Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. : but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Used by Permission. (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 Hence Proverbs 30:3-4, to know heavenly things is to ascend into heaven. 1905. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 11.] Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 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. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Fuller light had awaited those conceptions. "Family Bible New Testament". 24. on StudyLight.org (See Vincent, “In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.”). "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. 1865-1868. 13:11, above, Christ referred to the hidden nature of God's eternal purpose for man's salvation. 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. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. American Tract Society. 11. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' See the passage more fully explained in my notes at Matthew 13:16. ... which Christ promised to send (Matthew 23:34), such as were every way qualified for the service of the Christian church. BibliographyCalvin, John. on StudyLight.org (Psalms 119:105.). It means that a man who improves what light, grace, and opportunities he has, shall have them increased. Appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. Greek. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. 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 on the Whole Bible". Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. Second aorist active infinitive of γινωσκω — ginōskō The word μυστηριον — mustērion is from μυστης — mustēs one initiated, and that from μυεω — mueō (μυω — muō), to close or shut (Latin, mutus). 1863-1878. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. Comp. Compare Isaiah 14:12. 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, "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". No other reason will be found for this distinction, except that God calls to himself those whom he has gratuitously elected. The parables do not just convey information. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online 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. 1896. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciple--rather, "the twelve disciples," he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities--This was scarcely a … See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Such plays are still enacted among the Basque mountaineers. Given unto you to know the mysteries — Mysteries to others but plain truths to you, because I furnish you the key. Because they seeing, see not - Mark Mark 4:12 and Luke Luke 8:10 say, “That seeing, they may not see etc. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 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. CHAPTER 11 Mt 11:1-19.THE IMPRISONED BAPTIST'S MESSAGE TO HIS MASTER--THE REPLY, AND DISCOURSE, ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE MESSENGERS, REGARDING JOHN AND HIS MISSION. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. Matthew 12:43-45. The thing might be “plain” enough if revealed, but it means simply that it “had” not been before made known. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. The two classes are, as in this case, separated by their own choice. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. In the time of Christ the people had the same character. (Witham). Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". New York, USA. And Luke 12:48, to know the Master’s will, is the great talent of all other: there is a "much" set upon it. T. Bab. τ. βας. Their having been ‘blessed’ produces fruit. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-13.html. Matthew 16:13-20 The people’s opinion, and Peter’s confession, of Christ. --- To them it is not given; i.e. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. 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. They are all plain - נכחים nechochim, straight forward, over against every man, level to every capacity. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-13.html. All rights reserved. The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. 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. 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. 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. 24. 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Green Literal TranslationARRAY(0x557a07fda968), Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)ARRAY(0x557a07fdab48), Mace New Testament (1729)ARRAY(0x557a07fdad28), New American Standard VersionARRAY(0x557a07fdaf50), New International VersionARRAY(0x557a07fdb358), New Living TranslationARRAY(0x557a07fdf150), New Revised StandardARRAY(0x557a07fdf510), The Emphasised BibleARRAY(0x557a07fdf6f0), Revised Standard VersionARRAY(0x557a07fdfab0), Updated Bible Version 1.9ARRAY(0x557a07fe2c18), Wesley's New Testament (1755)ARRAY(0x557a07fe31b8), Weymouth New TestamentARRAY(0x557a07fe3398), The Wycliffe Bible (1395)ARRAY(0x557a07fe3578), Young's Literal TranslationARRAY(0x557a07fe3758), Lexham English BibleARRAY(0x557a07fe3b18). ‘To you’ is emphatic. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). They were firmly based on earth. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Christ, in these verses, gives a “reason” why he used this manner of instruction. You; his disciples, who loved him and desired to understand his teaching. 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 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. 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. To know the mysteries.—The Greek word, like “parable,” has passed into modern languages, and has suffered some change of meaning in the process. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-13.html. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Search results for 'Matthew 13:11' using the 'New American Standard Version'. of = belonging to. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. The mystery-religions of the east had all sorts of secrets and signs as secret societies do today. 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. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". 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. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 24:11. ψευδοπροφῆται, false prophets. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/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. Yet there was no Scripture during all that period. They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). The Scofield Reference Notes online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. & Gloss. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. 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. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Matthew 12:43-45. church as one body composed of Jew and Gentile Ephesians 3:1-11; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. A comparison. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. 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 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. 1. From μύω , to close or shut. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. 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 … It is something puzzling now made clear. Pharisees and Sadducees, and explains his meaning. Acts 17:12. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". And they had to be lest they got caught up in myths of the gods, a route that could have led them anywhere. You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. ], to presumption [Note: Matthew 4:6. 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. οὐραν.] "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. BibliographyScofield, C. I. 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.) John 3:27 - John answered and said, 'A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. And yet the Lord conceals its mysteries, so that the perception of them may not reach the reprobate. As they journeyed from the east, i.e. Bp. BibliographyPett, Peter. 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. It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. (4.) 1. "The Fourfold Gospel". BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. On that day went Jesus out of the house. Have patience, and be content in the mean while with a learned ignorance. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/matthew-13.html. 1952. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". By our words we must be justified or condemned, Matthew 12:37. (St. Matthew xxviii. Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. Matthew 13:44. . 1. 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. (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. See Poole on "Matthew 5:2". The gospel and the classes. Jesus restated His reason for using parables in terms of human perception rather than divine intention (cf. Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. Of the kingdom of heaven. 1599-1645. But He had now come to make those mysteries clear to those who were fitted to receive them. Designing Interfaces, 3e, Just In Case, Michael Kenna Minimalist Photography, Samsung Flex Duo Oven Manual, Char-broil Gas2coal 440 Review, How To Connect Casio Keyboard To Laptop, " /> Commentaries > Coffman Commentaries > Matthew > Chapter 13. -, 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. 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. 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. Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. : but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Used by Permission. (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 Hence Proverbs 30:3-4, to know heavenly things is to ascend into heaven. 1905. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 11.] Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 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. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Fuller light had awaited those conceptions. "Family Bible New Testament". 24. on StudyLight.org (See Vincent, “In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.”). "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. 1865-1868. 13:11, above, Christ referred to the hidden nature of God's eternal purpose for man's salvation. 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. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. American Tract Society. 11. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' See the passage more fully explained in my notes at Matthew 13:16. ... which Christ promised to send (Matthew 23:34), such as were every way qualified for the service of the Christian church. BibliographyCalvin, John. on StudyLight.org (Psalms 119:105.). It means that a man who improves what light, grace, and opportunities he has, shall have them increased. Appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. Greek. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. 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 on the Whole Bible". Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. Second aorist active infinitive of γινωσκω — ginōskō The word μυστηριον — mustērion is from μυστης — mustēs one initiated, and that from μυεω — mueō (μυω — muō), to close or shut (Latin, mutus). 1863-1878. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. Comp. Compare Isaiah 14:12. 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, "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". No other reason will be found for this distinction, except that God calls to himself those whom he has gratuitously elected. The parables do not just convey information. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online 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. 1896. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciple--rather, "the twelve disciples," he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities--This was scarcely a … See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Such plays are still enacted among the Basque mountaineers. Given unto you to know the mysteries — Mysteries to others but plain truths to you, because I furnish you the key. Because they seeing, see not - Mark Mark 4:12 and Luke Luke 8:10 say, “That seeing, they may not see etc. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 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. CHAPTER 11 Mt 11:1-19.THE IMPRISONED BAPTIST'S MESSAGE TO HIS MASTER--THE REPLY, AND DISCOURSE, ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE MESSENGERS, REGARDING JOHN AND HIS MISSION. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. Matthew 12:43-45. The thing might be “plain” enough if revealed, but it means simply that it “had” not been before made known. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. The two classes are, as in this case, separated by their own choice. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. In the time of Christ the people had the same character. (Witham). Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". New York, USA. And Luke 12:48, to know the Master’s will, is the great talent of all other: there is a "much" set upon it. T. Bab. τ. βας. Their having been ‘blessed’ produces fruit. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-13.html. Matthew 16:13-20 The people’s opinion, and Peter’s confession, of Christ. --- To them it is not given; i.e. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. 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. They are all plain - נכחים nechochim, straight forward, over against every man, level to every capacity. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-13.html. All rights reserved. The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. 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. 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. 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. 24. 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Green Literal TranslationARRAY(0x557a07fda968), Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)ARRAY(0x557a07fdab48), Mace New Testament (1729)ARRAY(0x557a07fdad28), New American Standard VersionARRAY(0x557a07fdaf50), New International VersionARRAY(0x557a07fdb358), New Living TranslationARRAY(0x557a07fdf150), New Revised StandardARRAY(0x557a07fdf510), The Emphasised BibleARRAY(0x557a07fdf6f0), Revised Standard VersionARRAY(0x557a07fdfab0), Updated Bible Version 1.9ARRAY(0x557a07fe2c18), Wesley's New Testament (1755)ARRAY(0x557a07fe31b8), Weymouth New TestamentARRAY(0x557a07fe3398), The Wycliffe Bible (1395)ARRAY(0x557a07fe3578), Young's Literal TranslationARRAY(0x557a07fe3758), Lexham English BibleARRAY(0x557a07fe3b18). ‘To you’ is emphatic. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). They were firmly based on earth. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Christ, in these verses, gives a “reason” why he used this manner of instruction. You; his disciples, who loved him and desired to understand his teaching. 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 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. 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. To know the mysteries.—The Greek word, like “parable,” has passed into modern languages, and has suffered some change of meaning in the process. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-13.html. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Search results for 'Matthew 13:11' using the 'New American Standard Version'. of = belonging to. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. The mystery-religions of the east had all sorts of secrets and signs as secret societies do today. 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. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". 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. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 24:11. ψευδοπροφῆται, false prophets. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/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. Yet there was no Scripture during all that period. They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). The Scofield Reference Notes online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. & Gloss. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. 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. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Matthew 12:43-45. church as one body composed of Jew and Gentile Ephesians 3:1-11; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. A comparison. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. 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 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. 1. From μύω , to close or shut. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. 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 … It is something puzzling now made clear. Pharisees and Sadducees, and explains his meaning. Acts 17:12. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". And they had to be lest they got caught up in myths of the gods, a route that could have led them anywhere. You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. ], to presumption [Note: Matthew 4:6. 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. οὐραν.] "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. BibliographyScofield, C. I. 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.) John 3:27 - John answered and said, 'A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. And yet the Lord conceals its mysteries, so that the perception of them may not reach the reprobate. As they journeyed from the east, i.e. Bp. BibliographyPett, Peter. 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. It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. (4.) 1. "The Fourfold Gospel". BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. On that day went Jesus out of the house. Have patience, and be content in the mean while with a learned ignorance. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/matthew-13.html. 1952. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". By our words we must be justified or condemned, Matthew 12:37. (St. Matthew xxviii. Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. Matthew 13:44. . 1. 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. (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. See Poole on "Matthew 5:2". The gospel and the classes. Jesus restated His reason for using parables in terms of human perception rather than divine intention (cf. Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. Of the kingdom of heaven. 1599-1645. 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"Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-13.html. 4.) The first is direct, and relates whollyto an event which was yet future; the second is a case where an "act"described is symbolic of another later and larger act; the last is acase where WORDS describing another later act, though the actsthemselves may bear small resemblance. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-13.html. Matthew 13:11. {a} But desire we never so much, none can attain to sound and saving knowledge, but those only to whom it is given from above, into whose hearts Christ lets in a ray of heavenly light. That (hina). 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. (Just as the Saracens mocked when Christian knights told them how they had walked their horses across water (frozen rivers). First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. ( = Lu 7:18-35). on StudyLight.org. 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. In Philemon 4:12 Paul says: “I have learned the secret or been initiated” (μεμυημαι — memuēmai). 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). 1840-57. Where this gospel mystery has been preached, sin alone hides it from men; however much may remain not fully revealed to us. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. (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. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . 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. 1983-1999. The Biblical Illustrator. to such as are unworthy, and by hardening their hearts, have made themselves unworthy. See the Daniel 6:17 note, and Matthew 27:66 note. College Press, Joplin, MO. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". If so, the events in Sections 48-51 all occurred on the same day. 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. Spiritual training is required to be able to understand spiritual truth (see 1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Corinthians 2:14). THE FIRST GREAT GROUP OF PARABLES. 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. Many prophets and righteous men … - They wished to see the times of the Messiah. So their God did not play around in the heavens, He ruled over the heavens and dealt very solidly with earth. They did not have sufficient conceptual background. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. 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. Therefore many of them believed. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 2. on StudyLight.org 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. (7) the "mystery of God even Christ," i.e. 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. 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. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. The object always dearest to the hearts of all righteous people is to witness the coming and advancement of the kingdom of Christ. Matthew … Stars. We should consider in this regard the dangers that Jesus faced in His ministry. 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. See Numbers 24:17; Daniel 12:3. 1871-8. This was important for them, as they were to carry the gospel around the globe. 1909-1922. Mark and Luke do not state the “fact,” but affirm that he spoke with this “intention” - implying that such “was” the result. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/matthew-13.html. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 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. Here, as in Matt. To use a crude term the Old Testament has been ‘deallegorised’ by Jesus. 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. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-13.html. 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. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/matthew-13.html. Search Tools. A. 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." Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! A common feature in connection with new religious movements (vide on Matthew 7:15). In this latter sense the term was used in the Middle Ages of miracle-plays - rude dramas representing scenes from scripture and from the apocryphal gospels. The reason of many things now hidden from us we shall see at the last day. 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. The idea is of mending a breach, completing a connexion, putting the dislocated in order.—The practical suggestion here is most important. 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. . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/matthew-13.html. (Beside the Sea of Galilee.) Megilla, fol. Therefore many of them believed. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. in ib. 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. INTRODUCTION Matthew 13:1-3; Mark 4:1,2; Luke 8:4. 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, Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. And in them is fulfilled … - This place is quoted substantially from Isaiah 6:9-10. App-17. See on Matthew 13:11. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. on StudyLight.org Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 1832. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". 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. They were not to preach the gospel, and hence our Saviour was at particular pains to instruct his apostles in the system which they were to preach. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/matthew-13.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. 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. 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 16:5-12 Jesus warns his disciples against the leaven of the. To know. Had he clearly and fully stated them to the Jews, they would have taken his life long before they did. note on Romans 11:25; Romans 16:25. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/matthew-13.html. 1897. Charles Schribner's Sons. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/matthew-13.html. 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. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament. It has been reinterpreted in the light of more advanced spiritual conceptions. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. Not Yet a Member? ‘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.”. The harmless and innocent stories which the Great Teacher told gave nothing at all for the Pharisees' spies to report. Has been given to you. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/matthew-13.html. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 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. to comprehend mysteries fully and clearly.(603). It was, moreover, entirely proper and right to impart instruction to his disciples which he did not “intend” for others. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-13.html. "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. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Paul frequently wrote of this, and a more particular attention to … 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. The mysteries. 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). 20). While the other word conveys the idea of simple wakefulness, this adds the idea of alertness. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. 1851. 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. It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. Compare the notes on Revelation 12:9. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. 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. 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. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). 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. This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. 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. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). 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. unable to unbend, are all characteristic. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! 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). 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. May we speak of the parables as a means of making the subject plainer in our teaching of the subjects of the New Testament? 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. ginosko. The verses Matthew 2:6 Matthew 2:15 Matthew 2:18 give us three different kinds of prophecy. . 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. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. -, 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. BibliographySchaff, Philip. While all who truly believe in Christ receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation (Rom. To you it is given. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/matthew-13.html. (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. —The description indicates the accuracy of the trained observer. 1874-1909. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/matthew-13.html. 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.) "E.W. Superior knowledge was given to the disciples of Christ: they improved it, however slowly, and the promise was that it should be greatly increased. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". 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. 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. Matthew 13:11. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-13.html. The greater mysteries are: (1) The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven Matthew 13:3-50. 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. 1999. The Kingdom of Heaven, like other Kingdoms, has its secrets ( μυστήριον,—see a definition by St. Paul in Romans 16:25 f.,—viz. 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,. on StudyLight.org God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, 2013. 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. Bible Study Tools Language Tools Historical Writings Pastoral Resources Personal Resources Site Resources advertisement. They are called μυστήρια, because their ἀποκάλυψις was now being brought about for the first time by means of the gospel. (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. 24. BibliographyTrapp, John. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. BibliographyJ. See introductory note of the chapter. A city set on a hill cannot * be hidden; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Humeis este to phos tou kosmou. Compare Revelation 22:20. 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). Acts 17:12. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. For more than 400 years after Jesus Christ, the canon of Scripture, as now generally received by Protestants, remained unsettled. is permanently given. . (6) the mystery of the inliving Christ Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:26; Colossians 1:27. (11) Behold, there was a woman. Joseph had obeyed the command given at Matthew 2:13, and God kept the promise contained therein. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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). To them; to the multitudes without the circle of his disciples. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Cf. In classical Greek, applied to certain religious celebrations to which persons were admitted by formal initiation, and the precise character of which is unknown. 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. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". “Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad.” Compare also 1 Peter 1:10-12; Hebrews 11:13. 1685. Because it is given to you] Plutarch thinks that life is given to men merely for the getting of knowledge. 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. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. οὐ δέδοται = ἐν παραβολαῖς Luke, and τὰ πάντα γίνεται Mark. Ver. 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. By teaching in parables this danger was largely avoided. Symbols of pre-eminence and authority. Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 66:22-24; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 14:16-21), the future of the wicked (Isaiah 66:24), the coming resurrection (Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:1-3), and even the going out of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 32:15; Ezekiel 47:1-12) were all portrayed as happening in very much earthly terms. Home > Commentaries > Coffman Commentaries > Matthew > Chapter 13. -, 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. 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. 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. Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. : but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Used by Permission. (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 Hence Proverbs 30:3-4, to know heavenly things is to ascend into heaven. 1905. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 11.] Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 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. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Fuller light had awaited those conceptions. "Family Bible New Testament". 24. on StudyLight.org (See Vincent, “In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.”). "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. 1865-1868. 13:11, above, Christ referred to the hidden nature of God's eternal purpose for man's salvation. 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. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. American Tract Society. 11. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' See the passage more fully explained in my notes at Matthew 13:16. ... which Christ promised to send (Matthew 23:34), such as were every way qualified for the service of the Christian church. BibliographyCalvin, John. on StudyLight.org (Psalms 119:105.). It means that a man who improves what light, grace, and opportunities he has, shall have them increased. Appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. Greek. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. 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 on the Whole Bible". Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. Second aorist active infinitive of γινωσκω — ginōskō The word μυστηριον — mustērion is from μυστης — mustēs one initiated, and that from μυεω — mueō (μυω — muō), to close or shut (Latin, mutus). 1863-1878. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. Comp. Compare Isaiah 14:12. 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, "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". No other reason will be found for this distinction, except that God calls to himself those whom he has gratuitously elected. The parables do not just convey information. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online 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. 1896. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciple--rather, "the twelve disciples," he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities--This was scarcely a … See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Such plays are still enacted among the Basque mountaineers. Given unto you to know the mysteries — Mysteries to others but plain truths to you, because I furnish you the key. Because they seeing, see not - Mark Mark 4:12 and Luke Luke 8:10 say, “That seeing, they may not see etc. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 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. CHAPTER 11 Mt 11:1-19.THE IMPRISONED BAPTIST'S MESSAGE TO HIS MASTER--THE REPLY, AND DISCOURSE, ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE MESSENGERS, REGARDING JOHN AND HIS MISSION. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. Matthew 12:43-45. The thing might be “plain” enough if revealed, but it means simply that it “had” not been before made known. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. The two classes are, as in this case, separated by their own choice. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. In the time of Christ the people had the same character. (Witham). Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". New York, USA. And Luke 12:48, to know the Master’s will, is the great talent of all other: there is a "much" set upon it. T. Bab. τ. βας. Their having been ‘blessed’ produces fruit. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-13.html. Matthew 16:13-20 The people’s opinion, and Peter’s confession, of Christ. --- To them it is not given; i.e. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. 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. They are all plain - נכחים nechochim, straight forward, over against every man, level to every capacity. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-13.html. All rights reserved. The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. 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. 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. 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. 24. 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You; his disciples, who loved him and desired to understand his teaching. 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 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. 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. To know the mysteries.—The Greek word, like “parable,” has passed into modern languages, and has suffered some change of meaning in the process. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-13.html. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Search results for 'Matthew 13:11' using the 'New American Standard Version'. of = belonging to. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. The mystery-religions of the east had all sorts of secrets and signs as secret societies do today. 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. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". 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. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 24:11. ψευδοπροφῆται, false prophets. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/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. Yet there was no Scripture during all that period. They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). The Scofield Reference Notes online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. & Gloss. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. 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. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Matthew 12:43-45. church as one body composed of Jew and Gentile Ephesians 3:1-11; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. A comparison. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. 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 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. 1. From μύω , to close or shut. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. 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 … It is something puzzling now made clear. Pharisees and Sadducees, and explains his meaning. Acts 17:12. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". And they had to be lest they got caught up in myths of the gods, a route that could have led them anywhere. You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. ], to presumption [Note: Matthew 4:6. 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. οὐραν.] "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. BibliographyScofield, C. I. 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.) John 3:27 - John answered and said, 'A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. And yet the Lord conceals its mysteries, so that the perception of them may not reach the reprobate. As they journeyed from the east, i.e. Bp. BibliographyPett, Peter. 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. It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. (4.) 1. "The Fourfold Gospel". BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. On that day went Jesus out of the house. Have patience, and be content in the mean while with a learned ignorance. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/matthew-13.html. 1952. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". By our words we must be justified or condemned, Matthew 12:37. (St. Matthew xxviii. Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. Matthew 13:44. . 1. 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. (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. See Poole on "Matthew 5:2". The gospel and the classes. Jesus restated His reason for using parables in terms of human perception rather than divine intention (cf. Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. Of the kingdom of heaven. 1599-1645. But He had now come to make those mysteries clear to those who were fitted to receive them.

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