Lu 20:1
20:1 And {1} it came to pass, [that] on one of those days, as he
     taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel,
     the chief priests and the scribes came upon [him] with the

 (1) The Pharisees, being overcome with the truth of Christ's
     doctrine, propose a question about his outward calling, and
     are overcome by the witness of their own conscience.

Lu 20:9
20:9 {2} Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A
     certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to
     husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.

 (2) It is nothing new for those who are knowledgable of the
     very sanctuary of God's holy place to be the greatest
     enemies of Christ, but in due time they will be punished.

Lu 20:20
20:20 {3} And they {a} watched [him], and sent forth {b} spies,
      which should feign themselves just men, {c} that they
      might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver
      him unto the power and {d} authority of the governor.

 (3) The last refuge the false prophets have to destroy the true
     prophets is to charge them with rebellion and treason
     against the state.
     (a) An appropriate time to take him in.
     (b) Whom they had hired deceitfully.
     (c) That they might latch on to something he said, and by
         this forge some false accusation against him.
     (d) Put him to death.

Lu 20:21
20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou
      sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the
      {e} person [of any], but teachest the way of God truly:

      (e) You are not moved by favour of any man: and by
          "person" he means outward circumstances, for if a man
          judges according to these, there will be those who are
          truly alike whom he will judge to be different.

Lu 20:23
20:23 But he perceived their {f} craftiness, and said unto them,
      Why tempt ye me?

      (f) Craftiness is a certain diligence and subtle knowledge
          to do evil, which is achieved by much use and great
          practise in matters.

Lu 20:27
20:27 {4} Then came to [him] certain of the Sadducees, which
      deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

 (4) The resurrection of the flesh is affirmed against the

Lu 20:34
20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The {g} children of
      this world marry, and are given in marriage:

      (g) "The children of this world" refers here to those who
          live in this world, and not those that are wholly given
          to the world (and therefore contrary to the children
          of light), as above in @Lu 16:8.

Lu 20:36
20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the
      angels; and are the children of God, being the {h}
      children of the resurrection.

      (h) That is, men who partake in the resurrection: for as
          we truly say that they will indeed live who will enjoy
          everlasting bliss, so do those indeed rise who rise to
          life; though if this word "resurrection" is taken
          generally, it refers also to the wicked, who will
          rise to condemnation, which is not properly life, but

Lu 20:38
20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for
      all {i} live unto him.

      (i) That is, before him: a saying to take note of, for the
          godly do not die, though they die here on earth.

Lu 20:41
20:41 {5} And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is
      David's son?

 (5) Even though Christ is the son of David according to the
     flesh he is also his Lord (because he is the everlasting
     Son of God) according to the spirit.

Lu 20:46
20:46 {6} Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long
      robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest
      seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

 (6) We must avoid the example of the glory-seeking and covetous

Lu 20:47
20:47 Which devour widows' {k} houses, and for a shew make long
      prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

      (k) By the figure of speech metonymy, "houses" is
          understood to mean the goods and substance.

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