False teachers are wandering stars (Judges 1:13). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/matthew-13.html. It has been reinterpreted in the light of more advanced spiritual conceptions. τ. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. ;” but there is no difference. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. Matthew 24:11. ψευδοπροφῆται, false prophets. The gospel and the classes. Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". 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. 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. ‘To you’ is emphatic. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. 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. In classical Greek, applied to certain religious celebrations to which persons were admitted by formal initiation, and the precise character of which is unknown. Christ turned to teaching in parables after opposition developed against his divine mission; and this verse shows that Christ designed the parables, at least in part, to conceal his teachings from those who were not sincerely seeking to know and do his will. on StudyLight.org The Jews had many opportunities of learning the truth, and some light still lingered among them; but they were gross and sensual, and misimproved them, and it was a just judgment that they should be deprived of them. 1879-90. Compare Revelation 22:20. … To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. Mark and Luke do not state the “fact,” but affirm that he spoke with this “intention” - implying that such “was” the result. Stars. 1832. New York, USA. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. BibliographyJ. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". To know. Therefore many of them believed. BibliographyPett, Peter. (St. Matthew xxviii. You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. ἐκείνοις δὲ οὐ δέδοται] is still to be connected with ὅτι (because). Test drive it and tell us about your experience. : but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/matthew-13.html. They are the purposes that are hid in God, which man can only know by the help of divine teaching, and which the gospel unveils. 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. - By mysteries, here, we may understand not only things concerning the scheme of salvation, which had not yet been revealed; but also the prophetic declarations concerning the future state of the Christian Church, expressed in the ensuing parables. Renewal 1960. The Scofield Reference Notes online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. BibliographyAlford, Henry. 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. Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". To ascertain fully the meaning of the present passage, we must examine more closely the design of Christ, the reason why, and the purpose for which, these words were spoken. ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/matthew-13.html. And in them is fulfilled … - This place is quoted substantially from Isaiah 6:9-10. Nimrod and the rest of his confederates of Ham’s posterity; not from Armenia, where the ark rested, which was north from Babel, and is called north in Scripture, as Jeremiah 25:9,26, &c.; but from Assyria, into which they had before come from the mountains of Ararat for more convenient habitation. (602) οὐ δέδοται, it is not given) sc. Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). 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. 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. 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. τὰ μυστ. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Charles Schribner's Sons. StudyLıght.org. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . & Gloss. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. Go to. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! . And they had to be lest they got caught up in myths of the gods, a route that could have led them anywhere. 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. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Broadman Press 1932,33. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus warns his disciples against the leaven of the. Paul frequently wrote of this, and a more particular attention to … 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. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". The derivation is from μύειν, ‘to close the lips.’ The initiated are called μεμυημένοι or τέλειοι (fully instructed); the use of the latter word may be applied to the same conception in 1 Corinthians 2:6, σοφίαν λαλοῦμεν ἐν τοῖς τελείοις … θεοῦ σοφίαν ἐν μυστηρίῳ κεκρυμμένην. While all who truly believe in Christ receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation (Rom. As they journeyed from the east, i.e. See E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). It is not given. From him that improves them not, it is proper that they should be taken away. 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. 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. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. to know = to get to know. Appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. THE FIRST GREAT GROUP OF PARABLES. 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,. 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. BibliographyCalvin, John. 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. They were firmly based on earth. Such a statement is exactly opposite of the truth, for this very verse says, in answer to the question of the disciples, that it was not given to the multitudes to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. . mysteries A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. They did not have sufficient conceptual background. 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. The harmless and innocent stories which the Great Teacher told gave nothing at all for the Pharisees' spies to report. 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. Therefore many of them believed. Even with all His warnings His disciples still thought in terms of an earthly victory and an earthly kingdom wrought by the power of Jesus (Matthew 20:20-23; Matthew 24:3; Luke 22:24; Acts 1:6) so that Jesus had to bring them ‘down to earth’ and remove their false presumptions (Matthew 20:25-28; Luke 22:25-27). What is here expressed by saying, I show you a mystery, is in 1 Thessalonians 4:15 expressed by saying, ‘This I say unto you by the word of the Lord,' i.e. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 1871-8. And that no one may dare to murmur, Paul declares, in that passage that whatever may be the effect of the Gospel, its savor, though deadly, is always a sweet savor to God. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' But by New Testament times the way had been prepared, and it was therefore now necessary for Jesus to demonstrate how the Scriptures should be reinterpreted in the light of the new understanding of Heaven and eternal judgment that had grown up during the inter-testamental period. 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. "E.W. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. (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. 13:11, above, Christ referred to the hidden nature of God's eternal purpose for man's salvation. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. "Family Bible New Testament". "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". To use a crude term the Old Testament has been ‘deallegorised’ by Jesus. 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. (11) the mystery of Babylon Revelation 17:5; Revelation 17:7. . 11. (Beside the Sea of Galilee.) (1 Corinthians 5:12-13.). 1. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Then be merciful and understanding to your brethren” (Matthew 18:21-35; 1 John 4:11 “if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”). ‘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.”. 2013. Given unto you to know the mysteries — Mysteries to others but plain truths to you, because I furnish you the key. The two classes are, as in this case, separated by their own choice. - By mysteries, here, we may understand not only things concerning the scheme of salvation, which had not yet been revealed; but also the prophetic declarations concerning the future state of the Christian Church, expressed in the ensuing parables. Verse 1. angels (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4 ").. Verse 5. mystery (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11 "). 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. Search results for 'Matthew 13:11' using the 'New American Standard Version'. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". heaven = the heavens (plural) See notes on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10. it is not given = it hath not been given. 24. 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. A city set on a hill cannot * be hidden; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Humeis este to phos tou kosmou. John Trapp Complete Commentary. BibliographyTrapp, John. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 16:21-23 Jesus foreshows his own death, and rebuketh Peter for. He had truths to state which he wished his “disciples particularly” to understand. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. On that day went Jesus out of the house. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Hence Proverbs 30:3-4, to know heavenly things is to ascend into heaven. 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. (4.) A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). (2) the mystery of Israel's blindness during this age Romans 11:25 (with context); (3) the mystery of the translation of living saints at the end of this age 1 Corinthians 15:51; 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17. 1909-1922. Matthew 5:17-20 He came not to destroy, but to fulfil, the law. 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). Bp. "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. All other rights reserved. 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). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. (5) the mystery of the church as the bride of Christ Ephesians 5:28-32. And the Greeks call man φωτα, for the inbred desire of light and knowledge that is naturally in all. 11.] on StudyLight.org the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. Such plays are still enacted among the Basque mountaineers. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. 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. Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 24. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". ou dunatai polis krubenai epano horous keimene; Amplified: You are the light of the world. See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. So Jesus here explains that his parables are open to the disciples, but shut to the Pharisees with their hostile minds. See the passage more fully explained in my notes at Matthew 13:16. T. Bab. See introductory note of the chapter. 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. Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. church as one body composed of Jew and Gentile Ephesians 3:1-11; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/matthew-13.html. (11) Behold, there was a woman. dissuading him from it. Fuller light had awaited those conceptions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/matthew-13.html. 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, Megilla, fol. 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. We should consider in this regard the dangers that Jesus faced in His ministry. The verses Matthew 2:6 Matthew 2:15 Matthew 2:18 give us three different kinds of prophecy. 1. 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. First, the comparison is undoubtedly intended by Christ to exhibit the magnitude of the grace bestowed on his disciples, in having specially received what was not given indiscriminately to all. 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. Their having been ‘blessed’ produces fruit. 1865-1868. The Old Testament had taught many things about the coming Kingly Rule, but it had had to be in a form that was not fully or properly understood (although the idea was grasped in general on a basis within their level of understanding), nor could have been, because the people were limited by the level of their concepts at the time. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-13.html. (4) the mystery of N.T. "The Bible Study New Testament". 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/matthew-13.html. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". (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 BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". by divine revelation. 1851. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. The reason of many things now hidden from us we shall see at the last day. See Poole on "Matthew 5:2". The meaning in both places is, that the people were so gross, sensual, and prejudiced, that they “would” not see the truth, or understand anything that was contrary to their grovelling opinions and sensual desires; a case by no means uncommon in the world. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". The great things relating to man's redemption Christ declared to his disciples, that they might declare them to others; they were the men of his counsel, Matthew 13:11. 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. 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. Interpreted by our Lord’s teaching up to this time, the mysteries of the kingdom may be referred to the new birth of water and the Spirit (John 3:5), the judgment to be exercised hereafter by the Son of Man (John 5:25), the power of the Son of Man to forgive sins (John 9:6), the new ideas (no other word will express the fact so well) which He had proclaimed as to the Sabbath (John 12:8), and fasting, and prayer, and alms (John 6:1-18). College Press, Joplin, MO. I have not spoken in secret, nor in a dark corner: I said not in vain to the seed of Jacob, Seek me, is a lamp to the feet, and that it giveth wisdom to little children, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, "Jesus spoke in parables in order to make his teaching easier to be understood by the people. There is not a single word to them about writing. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. To know. 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. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". Matthew 13:11. Compare Isaiah 14:12. (11) It is given.—Better, it has been given, as by the special act of God. 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." Click to Sign Up Now! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-13.html. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/matthew-13.html. of = belonging to. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. To you it is given. in ib. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Here, as in Matt. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/matthew-13.html. 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. Now He uses expelled demons to depict their spiritual condition. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Therefore the Book of Revelation is not a code book about what will happen right before the end. Mark 13:35 - Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— on StudyLight.org But to them who have not, it is not given - Therefore speak I in parables, that ye may understand, while they do not understand. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". “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. 1832. 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. Go to. They could conceive of no other. And lo, I am with you all days, even to the end of the world. 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. 1. The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-13.html. Because it is given to you] Plutarch thinks that life is given to men merely for the getting of knowledge. It means that a man who improves what light, grace, and opportunities he has, shall have them increased. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. ], to presumption [Note: Matthew 4:6. Jesus restated His reason for using parables in terms of human perception rather than divine intention (cf. Blessed are your eyes … - That is, you are happy that you are permitted to see truth which they will not see. 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. You; his disciples, who loved him and desired to understand his teaching. 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. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. Christ as the incarnate fullness of the Godhead embodied, in whom all the divine wisdom for man subsists Colossians 2:2; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 2:7. Acts 17:12. Watch (γρηγορεῖτε )A different word from that in Mark 13:33.See also Mark 13:34.The picture in this word is that of a sleeping man rousing himself. By our words we must be justified or condemned, Matthew 12:37. The parabolic form veils the truth from them, but unveils the truth to you. The command given to the apostles and their successors in the ministry is, Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, &c. teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. ... which Christ promised to send (Matthew 23:34), such as were every way qualified for the service of the Christian church. Nor was there any dishonesty in this, or any unfair disguise. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/matthew-13.html. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. It is something puzzling now made clear. {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. Matthew 16:13-20 The people’s opinion, and Peter’s confession, of Christ. It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. to such as are unworthy, and by hardening their hearts, have made themselves unworthy. Luke 11:24-26. Now our Lord, who was privy to the secret and sovereign dispensation of God, who, of his own will and pleasure, had determined to give a spiritual and saving knowledge of divine things to some, and deny it to others, made this the rule of his conduct in his ministry; that is to say, he preached in parables to some without an explication, whilst he spoke plainly to others; and, if in parables, yet gave them an interpretation, and an understanding of them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-13.html. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 12:43-45. Cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. Matthew 13:44. Again — The three following parables were proposed, not to the multitude, but peculiarly to the apostles: the two former of them relate to those who receive the gospel; the third, both to those who receive, and those who preach it. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 13:11". All rights reserved. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. Now our Lord, who was privy to the secret and sovereign dispensation of God, who, of his own will and pleasure, had determined to give a spiritual and saving knowledge of divine things to some, and deny it to others, made this the rule of his conduct in his ministry; that is to say, he preached in parables to some without an explication, whilst he spoke plainly to others; and, if in parables, yet gave them an interpretation, and an understanding of them. Sometimes he states, in a dark manner, what might be more clearly expressed; and sometimes he explains his mind fully, without ambiguity and without metaphor, but strikes their senses with dulness and their minds with stupidity, so that they are blind amidst bright sunshine. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". They are therefore able to receive. 1878. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. οὐ δέδοται = ἐν παραβολαῖς Luke, and τὰ πάντα γίνεται Mark. These were scrolls of paper or parchment, wherein were written four paragraphs of the law, to be worn on their foreheads and left arms, Exodus 13:2-10; 13:11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 11:13-21. 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. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. Some suppose them to have been revelations of religious secrets; others of secret politico-religious doctrines; others, again, scenic representations of mythical legends. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/matthew-13.html. 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. 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. They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). 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. John 3:27 - John answered and said, 'A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. to comprehend mysteries fully and clearly.(603). INTRODUCTION Matthew 13:1-3; Mark 4:1,2; Luke 8:4. To the others it was not “then” given. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 1983-1999. The mysteries. The kindred verb occurs e.g. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. Joseph had obeyed the command given at Matthew 2:13, and God kept the promise contained therein. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Has been given to you. EASTERN WISE-MEN, OR MAGI, VISIT JESUS, THE NEW-BORN KING. Matthew … Matthew 12:43-45. 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. Matthew 13:11. ὅτι, because) This may be referred to the preceding διατί, why? on StudyLight.org the mysteries = the secrets; or the things hitherto kept secret. 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. Again — The three following parables were proposed, not to the multitude, but peculiarly to the apostles: the two former of them relate to those who receive the gospel; the third, both to those who receive, and those who preach it. Of the kingdom of heaven. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. (Matthew 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. And Luke 12:48, to know the Master’s will, is the great talent of all other: there is a "much" set upon it. —The description indicates the accuracy of the trained observer. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-13.html. Christ, in these verses, gives a “reason” why he used this manner of instruction. 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. Those ideas had been proved occasions of offence, and therefore, for the present, the Teacher falls back upon a method of more exoteric instruction. These parables relate to the kingdom of Christ as a whole. Thus they had known that the Kingly Rule of Heaven would be spread by the teaching of the word (compare Isaiah 2:2-4), and would receive the response of individuals who would come together under His rule (Isaiah 45:23), and that it would all somehow end in a final Kingly Rule of God from Heaven. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". But those initiated knew them. The greater mysteries are: (1) The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven Matthew 13:3-50. 1905. Although even then it still remained to be further interpreted, even if they did not think so at the time, for that spoke of the worldwide Kingly Rule. The Biblical Illustrator. 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. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. Have patience, and be content in the mean while with a learned ignorance. But the term in the N. T. means truths once hidden now revealed, made generally known, and in … 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. So Isaiah and the prophets looked forward to the coming of the Messiah as the consummation of their wishes and the end of the prophecies, Revelation 19:10. A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. 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. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. 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. They were of great importance to their ministry. . Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. The opposite condition, Matthew 13:13. γνῶναι] even without the help of parabolic illustration, although previous to the outpouring of the Spirit, nay, previous to the second coming (1 Corinthians 13:9 f.), this would always be the case only to an imperfect degree. App-17. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/matthew-13.html. Acts 9:9 - And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. The object always dearest to the hearts of all righteous people is to witness the coming and advancement of the kingdom of Christ. Search Tools. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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). For more than 400 years after Jesus Christ, the canon of Scripture, as now generally received by Protestants, remained unsettled. While the other word conveys the idea of simple wakefulness, this adds the idea of alertness. He spoke these words, had any Reference to the multitudes without the circle of his doctrine them may reach... Against the leaven of the world but Christ here calls the wise men themselves such godlikeness restored. 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