As they journeyed from the east, i.e. Compare the ‘mystery’ in Daniel 2:28 which was revealed by Daniel himself (Daniel 2:47). to comprehend mysteries fully and clearly.(603). 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 verses Matthew 2:6 Matthew 2:15 Matthew 2:18 give us three different kinds of prophecy. The parabolic form veils the truth from them, but unveils the truth to you. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. 24. See also Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9-10. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. 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. . 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. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. (Matthew 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. They did not have sufficient conceptual background. It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. But the term in the N. T. means truths once hidden now revealed, made generally known, and in … Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. But He had now come to make those mysteries clear to those who were fitted to receive them. 1879-90. 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. -, 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. They are all plain - נכחים nechochim, straight forward, over against every man, level to every capacity. "Mystery," as used in the New Testament, referred to things concerning the kingdom of God, hidden from all previous generations; but then, in Christ, revealed to the apostles, and later to all mankind (Romans 16:25-27; 1 Corinthians 2:7,8). 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. These parables relate to the kingdom of Christ as a whole. 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). mysteries A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. “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. 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. 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, 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. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. 1599-1645. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. (180) There are two ways in which he deprives them of the light of his doctrine. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. Many prophets and righteous men … - They wished to see the times of the Messiah. 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. 1851. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). A mystery; something revealed, and which could not otherwise be known, Matthew 13:11; 1 Corinthians 4:1, and often elsewhere. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". No other reason will be found for this distinction, except that God calls to himself those whom he has gratuitously elected. Acts 17:12. 1832. Where this gospel mystery has been preached, sin alone hides it from men; however much may remain not fully revealed to us. Matthew 12:43-45. ... which Christ promised to send (Matthew 23:34), such as were every way qualified for the service of the Christian church. Talking to them about a heavenly kingdom would have been like talking to a Central African native about snow and ice. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". (4.) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/matthew-13.html. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 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. In classical Greek, applied to certain religious celebrations to which persons were admitted by formal initiation, and the precise character of which is unknown. To use a crude term the Old Testament has been ‘deallegorised’ by Jesus. It has been reinterpreted in the light of more advanced spiritual conceptions. 1905. They were firmly based on earth. 1. 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. (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. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 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. Thus the “mysteries of the kingdom” do not mean any doctrines incomprehensible in themselves considered, but simply doctrines about the preaching of the gospel and the establishment of the new kingdom of the Messiah, which “had not” been understood, and which were as yet concealed from the great body of the Jews. Here, as in Matt. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. 1863-1878. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 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. See also Philippians 3:15; Hebrews 5:14. dissuading him from it. Go to. 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. INTRODUCTION Matthew 13:1-3; Mark 4:1,2; Luke 8:4. 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. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. See Romans 16:25; Romans 11:25; Ephesians 3:3-4, Ephesians 3:9. While all who truly believe in Christ receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation (Rom. Thus the establishment of the coming Kingly Rule of the house of David (e.g. Such is the import of those dreadful threatenings, in which Isaiah forewarns, that he will be to the people a barbarian, speaking in a foreign and unknown language; that the prophetical visions will be to the learned a shut and sealed book, in which they cannot read; and that when the book shall be opened, all will be unlearned, and will remain in amazement, through inability to read, (Isaiah 28:11.) 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. 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. BibliographyJ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/matthew-13.html. The Biblical Illustrator. 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. BibliographyGill, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-13.html. Matthew 13:11. ὅτι, because) This may be referred to the preceding διατί, why? "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. In Philemon 4:12 Paul says: “I have learned the secret or been initiated” (μεμυημαι — memuēmai). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/matthew-13.html. 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. So Jesus here explains that his parables are open to the disciples, but shut to the Pharisees with their hostile minds. The greater mysteries are: (1) The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven Matthew 13:3-50. 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. Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Test drive it and tell us about your experience. All rights reserved. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Read and study Matthew 13 with the Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary 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. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". (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. MYSTERIES of the kingdom mentioned here refer generally to Christ's redemptive message which appeared mysterious enough to those secular and materialistic persons who had no proper conception of the Messiah's purpose. Ver. in Matthew 13:13, διὰ τοῦτο, therefore.— ὑμῖν, to you) who have.— τὰ μυστήρια, the mysteries) This term is applied, not to all things which all ought to know from revelation, but to those things which they, to whom secret things are revealed, know beyond those who know only what is strictly necessary.— ἐκείνοις, to them) who are without, in contradistinction to ὑμῖν, you, who are within. 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. 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. 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. Appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 1897. 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. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Matthew 16:13-20 The people’s opinion, and Peter’s confession, of Christ. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. Cf. They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". StudyLıght.org. 1917. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. 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. Blessed are your eyes … - That is, you are happy that you are permitted to see truth which they will not see. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 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. to such as are unworthy, and by hardening their hearts, have made themselves unworthy. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/matthew-13.html. 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. heaven = the heavens (plural) See notes on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10. it is not given = it hath not been given. 1983-1999. in ib. 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. (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 This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". on StudyLight.org Superior knowledge was given to the disciples of Christ: they improved it, however slowly, and the promise was that it should be greatly increased. Cf. 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. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Compare Revelation 22:20. 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). They looked to it as a time when the hopes of the world would be fulfilled, and when the righteous would be happy, John 8:56. 1896. 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. Verse 1. angels (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4 ").. Verse 5. mystery (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11 "). Now He uses expelled demons to depict their spiritual condition. 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. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. Here Mark 4:11 also has hina while Matthew 13:13 has ινα — hoti (because). Matthew 13:11. From μύω , to close or shut. 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. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". (7) the "mystery of God even Christ," i.e. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. It is something puzzling now made clear. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. (602) οὐ δέδοται, it is not given) sc. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. If so, the events in Sections 48-51 all occurred on the same day. They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. (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. 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. Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. on StudyLight.org 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 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. by divine revelation. 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. 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. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. And yet the Lord conceals its mysteries, so that the perception of them may not reach the reprobate. See introductory note of the chapter. 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. ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. τ. "Family Bible New Testament". "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 13:11". ou dunatai polis krubenai epano horous keimene; Amplified: You are the light of the world. "Commentary on 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. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/matthew-13.html. 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. The thing might be “plain” enough if revealed, but it means simply that it “had” not been before made known. … τ. βας. By little and little, in this way, he prepared many even of the Jews to receive the truth; by the only possible way of ever gaining access to their minds. The gospel and the classes. (11) It is given.—Better, it has been given, as by the special act of God. BibliographySchaff, Philip. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. (See Vincent, “In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.”). Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. But here He specifies the Holy Spirit who, being God, is the greatest good we could imagine. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-13.html. Angels (ἄγγελοι ) The exact meaning of the term here is uncertain. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. To the others it was not “then” given. ‘To you’ is emphatic. Home > Commentaries > Coffman Commentaries > Matthew > Chapter 13. 1874-1909. 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. 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 the Daniel 6:17 note, and Matthew 27:66 note. This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. χρόνοις αἰωνίοις σεσιγημένον, φανερωθὲν δὲ νῦν) and inner counsels, which strangers must not know. 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. Matthew 13:11-12). First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. 2013. Luke 11:24-26. 1832. note on Romans 11:25; Romans 16:25. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-13.html. the mysteries = the secrets; or the things hitherto kept secret. Matthew 13:11. The object always dearest to the hearts of all righteous people is to witness the coming and advancement of the kingdom of Christ. (St. Thomas Aquinas) --- Can we then suppose, for a single moment, that the mere putting of a Bible into every man's hand, will convert the world. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". What they had not then conceived of was that it would actually be in Heaven (and then in a new Heaven and a new earth - 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1 where all the promises concerning ‘earth’ could be fulfilled, and Abraham and his seed could receive the promises - Hebrews 11:13-16). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/matthew-13.html. He therefore chose to state the doctrines so that if their hearts had been right, and if they had not been malignant and blind, “they might have understood them.” His doctrines he stated in the best possible way, and it was not his fault if they did not understand him. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. By teaching in parables this danger was largely avoided. Acts 9:9 - And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/matthew-13.html. BibliographyScofield, C. I. . Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! (Beside the Sea of Galilee.) 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. Search Tools. Therefore many of them believed. τὰ μυστ. See Numbers 24:17; Daniel 12:3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/matthew-13.html. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Bp. It is possible that Matthew here refers to the house mentioned at Mark 3:19. -, 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. False teachers are wandering stars (Judges 1:13). 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. 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). A city set on a hill cannot * be hidden; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Humeis este to phos tou kosmou. οὐ δέδοται = ἐν παραβολαῖς Luke, and τὰ πάντα γίνεται Mark. But those initiated knew them. Compare Isaiah 14:12. 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. We should consider in this regard the dangers that Jesus faced in His ministry. They did not want their ideas to be based on myths, but on history. ( = Lu 7:18-35). 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. Compare the notes on Revelation 12:9. ἐκείνοις δὲ οὐ δέδοται] is still to be connected with ὅτι (because). Joseph had obeyed the command given at Matthew 2:13, and God kept the promise contained therein. Has been given to you. 11.] https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/matthew-13.html. The two classes are, as in this case, separated by their own choice. They are therefore able to receive. 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. 2. Because it is given to you] Plutarch thinks that life is given to men merely for the getting of knowledge. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. Therefore the Book of Revelation is not a code book about what will happen right before the end. 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. The idea is of mending a breach, completing a connexion, putting the dislocated in order.—The practical suggestion here is most important. Symbols of pre-eminence and authority. Bible Commentaries Scofield's Reference Notes Revelation 17. App-132. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. 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 13:11 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 not given. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/matthew-13.html. Megilla, fol. 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 To know the mysteries.—The Greek word, like “parable,” has passed into modern languages, and has suffered some change of meaning in the process. “Let them now prove themselves to be tender-hearted and full of compassion and pity” (Erdman p. 77). Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 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. 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. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". This was important for them, as they were to carry the gospel around the globe. Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. Used by Permission. Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. ;” but there is no difference. οὐραν.] 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. 1914. Bible Study Tools Language Tools Historical Writings Pastoral Resources Personal Resources Site Resources advertisement. 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. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-13.html. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. 1. Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus warns his disciples against the leaven of the. 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. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. - 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. Compare in John’s Gospel those who have been ‘given to Him by the Father’, and thus those who in contrast have not (John 6:37; John 6:39; John 10:29) And these who have been given to Him are those who believe (John 6:40). Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Click to Sign Up Now! Therefore many of them believed. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. 1865-1868. Depending in construction upon the verb write, and in apposition with the things which thou sawest. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. 1871-8. 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). Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. . 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. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). BibliographyTrapp, John. And in them is fulfilled … - This place is quoted substantially from Isaiah 6:9-10. 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. . This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. They were of great importance to their ministry. App-17. The Kingdom of Heaven, like other Kingdoms, has its secrets ( μυστήριον,—see a definition by St. Paul in Romans 16:25 f.,—viz. BibliographyPett, Peter. 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, Search results for 'Matthew 13:11' using the 'New American Standard Version'. 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. 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. Spiritual training is required to be able to understand spiritual truth (see 1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Corinthians 2:14). A natural question now is in regard to the present day. 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. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/matthew-13.html. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. (1 Corinthians 5:12-13.). A comparison. 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. Formerly Jesus had likened the evil race of Pharisaic religionists to children playing in the market-place (Matthew 9:16-19). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-13.html. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". & Gloss. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. On that day went Jesus out of the house. ], to presumption [Note: Matthew 4:6. BibliographyAlford, Henry. To the disciples it was given to know these truths. That he should deceive the nations no more - That is, during the thousand years. 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). All other rights reserved. Matthew 5:21-26 He extendeth the precepts against murder, Matthew 5:27-32 adultery, Matthew 5:33-37 and false swearing, Matthew 5:38-42 exhorteth to suffer wrong patiently, Matthew 5:43-47 to love our enemies, Matthew 5:48 and to aim at perfection. 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. See Poole on "Matthew 5:2". 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. (6) the mystery of the inliving Christ Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:26; Colossians 1:27. EASTERN WISE-MEN, OR MAGI, VISIT JESUS, THE NEW-BORN KING. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Genitive of Relation. (5) the mystery of the church as the bride of Christ Ephesians 5:28-32. {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. 1871-8. 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. God’s good pleasure, the ultimate ground, involves the free choice of the persons concerned. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. That (hina). . 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. 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. And they had to be lest they got caught up in myths of the gods, a route that could have led them anywhere. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. Matthew 13:11. δέδοται] by God, through the unfolding, that is, of your inward powers of perception, not merely by means of the exposition (Weizsäcker, p. 413). It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/matthew-13.html. During 2,500 years, from Adam to Moses, were the patriarchal families and other servants of God in a state of ignorance, concerning either the positive instructions of the Almighty respecting the sabbath-day, the rites of sacrifice, or their moral duties? 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. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. of = belonging to. Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. But to them who have not, it is not given - Therefore speak I in parables, that ye may understand, while they do not understand. on StudyLight.org. Nothing would be revealed later. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-13.html. 24. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. 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. For more than 400 years after Jesus Christ, the canon of Scripture, as now generally received by Protestants, remained unsettled. Strictly speaking, it does not mean, as we sometimes use it—when we speak, e.g., of the mystery of the Trinity, a truth which none can understand—something “awfully obscure” (the definition given in Johnson’s Dictionary), but one which, kept a secret from others, has been revealed to the initiated. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. 4.) BibliographyWesley, John. By mystery, secret is always meant in the New Testament (see for example Matthew 13:11, Ephesians 5:32, and here ch. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. 20). Finding the new version too difficult to understand? In the Gospels μυστηριον — mustērion is used only here and in the parallel passages (Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10). You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation. Stars. Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. (4) the mystery of N.T. ‘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.”. Matthew 12:43-45. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. 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. Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. BibliographyCalvin, John. Those ideas had been proved occasions of offence, and therefore, for the present, the Teacher falls back upon a method of more exoteric instruction. 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. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". . "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 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 ginosko. It was, moreover, entirely proper and right to impart instruction to his disciples which he did not “intend” for others.
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