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. Yet there was no Scripture during all that period. (Psalms 119:105.). —The description indicates the accuracy of the trained observer. (6) the mystery of the inliving Christ Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:26; Colossians 1:27. 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 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Test drive it and tell us about your experience. 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. The idea here is, that every precaution was taken for absolute security. (Beside the Sea of Galilee.) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-13.html. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. 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. 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". 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. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. Talking to them about a heavenly kingdom would have been like talking to a Central African native about snow and ice. 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. 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. 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. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. 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). Their having been ‘blessed’ produces fruit. 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. 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. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. 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. ginosko. ou dunatai polis krubenai epano horous keimene; Amplified: You are the light of the world. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . 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. Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 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. Hence Proverbs 30:3-4, to know heavenly things is to ascend into heaven. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". οὐραν.] Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. 1909-1922. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. It means that a man who improves what light, grace, and opportunities he has, shall have them increased. Matthew 13:11. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. By our words we must be justified or condemned, Matthew 12:37. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. To the others it was not “then” given. (9) the mystery of iniquity 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Matthew 13:33. BibliographyScofield, C. I. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. (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. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Paul frequently wrote of this, and a more particular attention to … 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. 1878. Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. But the term in the N. T. means truths once hidden now revealed, made generally known, and in … BibliographyJ. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/matthew-13.html. 1. Click to Sign Up Now! The kindred verb occurs e.g. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. BibliographyPett, Peter. "E.W. 11.] Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. -, 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 therefore able to receive. Matthew 16:13-20 The people’s opinion, and Peter’s confession, of Christ. See on Matthew 13:11. And Luke 12:48, to know the Master’s will, is the great talent of all other: there is a "much" set upon it. It is not by any means intended that Isaiah, when he spoke these words, had any reference to the time of Christ. Home > Commentaries > Coffman Commentaries > Matthew > Chapter 13. This was important for them, as they were to carry the gospel around the globe. A comparison. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/matthew-13.html. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". The verses Matthew 2:6 Matthew 2:15 Matthew 2:18 give us three different kinds of prophecy. 1685. Plain; evident and clear to their minds; or, right, just and good. 1859. is given = hath been given: i.e. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. To them; to the multitudes without the circle of his disciples. οὐ δέδοται = ἐν παραβολαῖς Luke, and τὰ πάντα γίνεται Mark. Compare Revelation 22:20. Compare the ‘mystery’ in Daniel 2:28 which was revealed by Daniel himself (Daniel 2:47). The idea is of mending a breach, completing a connexion, putting the dislocated in order.—The practical suggestion here is most important. To know the mysteries (γνωναι τα μυστηρια — gnōnai ta mustēria). “Mysteria nuda,” mysteries without the clothing of the parabolic form or guise.—ED. Megilla, fol. the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Cf. 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. 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. 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. It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. One of the greatest gifts that a man can receive is that of understanding the mystery of the Kingly Rule of Heaven. The mystery-religions of the east had all sorts of secrets and signs as secret societies do today. (Matthew 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 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. (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 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. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. On that day went Jesus out of the house. Whosoever hath … - This is a proverbial method of speaking. τ. 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. That is why He emphasised that the Kingly Rule of Heaven initially now indicated God’s rule over the individual lives of those who had responded to Him in this world, and that they were finally to look to the everlasting ‘kingdom’ where all who were His would be with Him (although that is in fact outside the Universe and is spiritual in nature - so we are thinking parabolically too!). They were clever men but they had no concept of ice). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/matthew-13.html. 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. (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. That he should deceive the nations no more - That is, during the thousand years. By teaching in parables this danger was largely avoided. 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. He had truths to state which he wished his “disciples particularly” to understand. 1914. 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. 24. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/matthew-13.html. 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. 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. While the other word conveys the idea of simple wakefulness, this adds the idea of alertness. (5) the mystery of the church as the bride of Christ Ephesians 5:28-32. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Formerly Jesus had likened the evil race of Pharisaic religionists to children playing in the market-place (Matthew 9:16-19). 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 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. 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. ἐκείνοις δὲ οὐ δέδοται] is still to be connected with ὅτι (because). Where this gospel mystery has been preached, sin alone hides it from men; however much may remain not fully revealed to us. 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). They are called μυστήρια, because their ἀποκάλυψις was now being brought about for the first time by means of the gospel. . 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. A. Because they seeing, see not - Mark Mark 4:12 and Luke Luke 8:10 say, “That seeing, they may not see etc. 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. Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. . The Kingdom of Heaven, like other Kingdoms, has its secrets ( μυστήριον,—see a definition by St. Paul in Romans 16:25 f.,—viz. ‘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.”. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/matthew-13.html. on StudyLight.org τὰ μυστ. Greek. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1905. to know = to get to know. Mark and Luke do not state the “fact,” but affirm that he spoke with this “intention” - implying that such “was” the result. 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. Charles Schribner's Sons. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. EASTERN WISE-MEN, OR MAGI, VISIT JESUS, THE NEW-BORN KING. It has been reinterpreted in the light of more advanced spiritual conceptions. From μύω , to close or shut. To know the mysteries.—The Greek word, like “parable,” has passed into modern languages, and has suffered some change of meaning in the process. 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. 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. BibliographySchaff, Philip. It is not given. (8) the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man 1 Timothy 3:16. … 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.) 20). on StudyLight.org 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. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. 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, They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. Bible Commentaries Scofield's Reference Notes Revelation 17. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". BibliographyTorrey, R. A. American Tract Society. . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/matthew-13.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 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. This woman came to Christ to be taught, and to get good to her soul, and then he relieved her bodily infirmity. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Matthew 12:43-45. (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. Verse 1. angels (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4 ").. Verse 5. mystery (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11 "). on StudyLight.org 1974. Matthew 12:43-45. 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. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 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 divine revelation. To know. The reason of many things now hidden from us we shall see at the last day. Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 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. Compare Isaiah 14:12. Matthew 13:44. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/matthew-13.html. church as one body composed of Jew and Gentile Ephesians 3:1-11; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3. dissuading him from it. Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/matthew-13.html. Word did not come by the infant Jesus; he was "make like [his] brethren" (Hebrews 2:17), and being a child, he "spoke as a child" (1 Corinthians 13:11), and not as an oracle. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "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. The Scofield Reference Notes online free at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation. For more than 400 years after Jesus Christ, the canon of Scripture, as now generally received by Protestants, remained unsettled. But to them it is not given] By a secret but most just judgment of God, who hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will he hardeneth. Acts 17:12. 1599-1645. It is given unto you to know the mysteries, etc. 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. Spiritual training is required to be able to understand spiritual truth (see 1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Corinthians 2:14). ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-13.html. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Broadman Press 1932,33. 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. 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. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. 1832. 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. ;” but there is no difference. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/matthew-13.html. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". THE FIRST GREAT GROUP OF PARABLES. A gift of God, is here said to be bestowed on one class of hearers (you), and not bestowed on another (them). in ib. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. 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. 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. Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus warns his disciples against the leaven of the. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-13.html. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Ver. College Press, Joplin, MO. All rights reserved. Of the kingdom of heaven. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. BibliographyAlford, Henry. 1983-1999. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. 11. 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. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, It would have been totally outside their ability to grasp the truth. - 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. 1765. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/matthew-13.html. The hinderance to their receiving this knowledge is stated in verse Matthew 13:13. Has been given to you. 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. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. (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. 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. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. Matthew 13:11 The King and the Kingdom; Matthew 13:11 The Twelve Mysteries of God; Matthew 13:3-9 Perseverance; Matthew 13:13-18 The Church; Matthew 13:10-16 The Consummation of the Age; Matthew 13:10-17 The Responsive Heart; Matthew 13:11 The Difference Between the Kingdom and the Church; Matthew 14:1-12 Martyrdom of John the Baptist 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." 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". "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). Proverbs 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. A natural question now is in regard to the present day. The harmless and innocent stories which the Great Teacher told gave nothing at all for the Pharisees' spies to report. The gospel and the classes. 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). to comprehend mysteries fully and clearly.(603). 1865-1868. 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. (4) the mystery of N.T. 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.) BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Matthew 7:15-note "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 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/fam/matthew-13.html. 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. 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. Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. & Gloss. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. This is true of all that concerns the salvation of the soul. A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. But to them who have not, it is not given - Therefore speak I in parables, that ye may understand, while they do not understand. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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”). "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Had the apostles and evangelists done nothing more than publish their writings, and disseminate them to every pagan country, not a single nation, not a single pagan, would have abandoned their gods to believe in a crucified Jesus. 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). "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". 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. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". A mystery; something revealed, and which could not otherwise be known, Matthew 13:11; 1 Corinthians 4:1, and often elsewhere. 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. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. 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). But to them it is not given (See the note at Matthew 11:25.) Matthew 24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. BibliographyWesley, John. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-13.html. (7) the "mystery of God even Christ," i.e. 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. Whedon's Commentary on the Bible. 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. The Biblical Illustrator. The greater mysteries are: (1) The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven Matthew 13:3-50. Genitive of Relation. 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). New York, USA. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-13.html. Without this gift there could not be proper knowledge of the truth to be conveyed by the parable. 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. We should consider in this regard the dangers that Jesus faced in His ministry. 1851. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-13.html. 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. To the disciples it was given to know these truths. 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. Study 1 Kings using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 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 New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". on StudyLight.org . 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. 1871-8. 1874-1909. 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. May we speak of the parables as a means of making the subject plainer in our teaching of the subjects of the New Testament? And lo, I am with you all days, even to the end of the world. Bp. 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. To you it is given. John 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, 'Not all of you are clean.' on StudyLight.org "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Home > Interlinear Bible > Search Results. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". . 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? Angels (ἄγγελοι ) The exact meaning of the term here is uncertain. That (hina). Test drive it and tell us about your experience.