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1: (Mt 10:1,Mr 6:7).
4: There abide and thence depart - That is, stay in that house
till ye leave the city.
7: It was said by some - And soon after by Herod himself.(Mt 14:1,Mr 6:14).
8: That Elijah had appeared - He could not rise again, because
he did not die.
10: (Mr 6:30).
12: (Mt 14:15,Mr 6:35,Joh 6:3).
18: Apart - From the multitude. And he asked them - When he had
done praying, during which they probably stayed at a distance.(Mt 14:13,Mr 8:27).
22: Saying - Ye must prepare for a scene far different from this.
23: Let him deny himself, and take up his cross - The necessity
of this duty has been shown in many places: the extent of it
is specified here, daily - Therefore that day is lost wherein
no cross is taken up.
24: (Mt 16:25,Mr 8:35,Joh 12:25).
28: (Mt 17:1,Mr 9:2).
31: In glory - Like Christ with whom they talked.
32: They saw his glory - The very same expression in which it is
described by St. John, (Joh 1:14); and by St. Peter, (2Pet 1:16).
34: A cloud came and overshadowed them all. And they, the
apostles, feared, while they (Moses and Elijah) entered into
the cloud, which took them away.
37: (Mt 17:14,Mr 9:14).
44: Let these sayings sink down into your ears - That is, consider
them deeply. In joy remember the cross. So wisely does our Lord
balance praise with sufferings.(Mt 17:22,Mr 9:31).
46: And there arose a reasoning among them - This kind of reasoning
always arose at the most improper times that could be imagined.
47: (Mt 18:2,Mr 9:37).
48: And said to them - If ye would be truly great, humble
yourselves to the meanest offices. He that is least in
his own eyes shall be great indeed.
49: (Mr 9:38).
51: The days are fulfilled that he should be received up - That
is, the time of his passion was now at hand. St. Luke looks
through this, to the glory which was to follow. He steadfastly
set his face - Without fear of his enemies, or shame of the cross,(Heb 12:2).
52: He sent messengers to make ready - A lodging and needful
entertainment for him and those with him.
53: His face was as though he would go to Jerusalem - It plainly
appeared, he was going to worship at the temple, and thereby,
in effect, to condemn the Samaritan worship at Mount Gerizim.
54: As Elisha did - At or near this very place, which might put it
into the minds of the apostles to make the motion now, rather
than at any other time or place, where Christ had received the
55: Ye know not what manner of spirit - The spirit of Christianity
is. It is not a spirit of wrath and vengeance, but of peace,
and gentleness, and love.
57: (Mt 8:19).
58: But Jesus said to him - First understand the terms: consider
on what conditions thou art to follow me.
61: Suffer me first to bid them farewell that are in my house
- As Elisha did after Elijah had called him from the plough,(1Ki 19:19); to which our Lord's answer seems to allude.
62: Is fit for the kingdom of God - Either to propagate or
to receive it.