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. Nothing would be revealed later. 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. 1914. 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 Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. A natural question now is in regard to the present day. 1832. App-17. BibliographyAlford, Henry. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Christ, in these verses, gives a “reason” why he used this manner of instruction. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/matthew-13.html. Prophets —As Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel.. Kings —As David, Josiah, and Hezekiah.. 11. To know. ‘To you’ is emphatic. It was, moreover, entirely proper and right to impart instruction to his disciples which he did not “intend” for others. 1765. —The description indicates the accuracy of the trained observer. ginosko. Here, as in Matt. As they journeyed from the east, i.e. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. These are only revealed to the humble diligent hearers, ὑμῖν: to those who were immediately around the Lord with the twelve; not ἐκείνοις = τοῖς λοιποῖς Luke, = ἐκείνοις τοῖς ἔξω Mark. Many prophets and righteous men … - They wished to see the times of the Messiah. The reason of many things now hidden from us we shall see at the last day. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Compare the ‘mystery’ in Daniel 2:28 which was revealed by Daniel himself (Daniel 2:47). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-13.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/matthew-13.html. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Secrets known only to the initiated—the inner teaching of the gospel. --- To them it is not given; i.e. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. Acts 17:12. {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. Go to. New York, USA. 1832. Matthew 6:25 - 'For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Megilla, fol. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". the secret things of the Messiah’s kingdom, things which refer to the Messiah’s kingdom. 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. 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. See the Daniel 6:17 note, and Matthew 27:66 note. 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). So the disciples have been initiated into the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. It means that a man who improves what light, grace, and opportunities he has, shall have them increased. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". 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). 20). BibliographyGill, John. mysteries A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. 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. Compare Isaiah 14:12. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. In classical Greek, applied to certain religious celebrations to which persons were admitted by formal initiation, and the precise character of which is unknown. on StudyLight.org 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. 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 Numbers 24:17; Daniel 12:3. (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. The object always dearest to the hearts of all righteous people is to witness the coming and advancement of the kingdom of Christ. No other reason will be found for this distinction, except that God calls to himself those whom he has gratuitously elected. Comp. Those concepts did not include ideas about Heaven as a future dwellingplace. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 1. In the Gospels μυστηριον — mustērion is used only here and in the parallel passages (Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10). 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. Therefore many of them believed. 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. So Jesus here explains that his parables are open to the disciples, but shut to the Pharisees with their hostile minds. in ib. To use a crude term the Old Testament has been ‘deallegorised’ by Jesus. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 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. (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. (Matthew 13:12) Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. 1863-1878. The harmless and innocent stories which the Great Teacher told gave nothing at all for the Pharisees' spies to report. But to them it is not given (See the note at Matthew 11:25.) Those ideas had been proved occasions of offence, and therefore, for the present, the Teacher falls back upon a method of more exoteric instruction. 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. "Family Bible New Testament". The mystery-religions of the east had all sorts of secrets and signs as secret societies do today. 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. 11.] In this sense they were “fulfilled,” or “filled up;” that is, “a case occurred that corresponded to their meaning.” See the notes at Matthew 1:22. They hear the parables as parables, not as vehicles of spiritual truth. 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, The connection requires that these should be within the Christian community (otherwise in Matthew 24:24), giving false presentations of the faith with corrupt motives. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 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. God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, on StudyLight.org E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. BibliographyScofield, C. I. 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. See introductory note of the chapter. 1840-57. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-13.html. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. A "mystery" in Scripture is a previously hidden truth, now divinely revealed; but in which a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation. The Biblical Illustrator. 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 A mystery is something once hidden in, for example, the teaching of the prophets which is now being revealed. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:21-28. 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. (7) the "mystery of God even Christ," i.e. INTRODUCTION Matthew 13:1-3; Mark 4:1,2; Luke 8:4. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". ], to a total alienation of his heart from God [Note: Matthew 4:8-9. 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. 1909-1922. Compare the notes on Revelation 12:9. Search Tools. 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. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. To you it is given. Symbols of pre-eminence and authority. 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.) Even bodily infirmities, unless very grievous, should not keep us from public worship on sabbath days. church as one body composed of Jew and Gentile Ephesians 3:1-11; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! 1983-1999. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-13.html. 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. It was literally fulfilled in the time of Isaiah. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. BibliographySchaff, Philip. 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). 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.) ( = Lu 7:18-35). 13:11, above, Christ referred to the hidden nature of God's eternal purpose for man's salvation. Like them, they closed their eyes upon the truth, and rejected the divine teaching. A city set on a hill cannot * be hidden; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Humeis este to phos tou kosmou. Because it is (‘hath been and is’) given to you. 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. You; his disciples, who loved him and desired to understand his teaching. The Biblical Illustrator. They are therefore able to receive. Paul frequently wrote of this, and a more particular attention to … Spiritual training is required to be able to understand spiritual truth (see 1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Corinthians 2:14). The parables do not just convey information. (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. 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. A comparison. by divine revelation. And lo, I am with you all days, even to the end of the world. 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. Therefore many of them believed. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . Matthew 13:11. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/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, 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 Because they seeing, see not - Mark Mark 4:12 and Luke Luke 8:10 say, “That seeing, they may not see etc. Because it is given to you] Plutarch thinks that life is given to men merely for the getting of knowledge. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. 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. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. Greek. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Matthew 13:11. 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. (11) Behold, there was a woman. 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!). 1599-1645. on StudyLight.org 13:10-17 Our Lord Jesus attended upon public worship on the sabbaths. But He had now come to make those mysteries clear to those who were fitted to receive them. See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. 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. It is not given. See also Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9-10. The gospel and the classes. 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. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. That (hina). BibliographyPett, Peter. They are called μυστήρια, because their ἀποκάλυψις was now being brought about for the first time by means of the gospel. 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. Home > Commentaries > Coffman Commentaries > Matthew > Chapter 13. -, 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. 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. 1974. And in them is fulfilled … - This place is quoted substantially from Isaiah 6:9-10. This cure represents the work of Christ's grace upon the soul. 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. τ. 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. Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. οὐραν.] Where this gospel mystery has been preached, sin alone hides it from men; however much may remain not fully revealed to us. 24. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/matthew-13.html. (Just as the Saracens mocked when Christian knights told them how they had walked their horses across water (frozen rivers). "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". 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. 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. Compare Revelation 22:20. "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-13.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/matthew-13.html. To know. Renewal 1960. Given unto you to know the mysteries — Mysteries to others but plain truths to you, because I furnish you the key. τὰ μυστ. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 13:11". 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. (4) the mystery of N.T. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/matthew-13.html. THE FIRST GREAT GROUP OF PARABLES. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "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. BibliographyCalvin, John. Click to Sign Up Now! Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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. 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). 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. 1685. The former of these occasions afforded him a favourable opportunity for tempting our blessed Lord to despondency [Note: Matthew 4:2-3. 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. 1917. Vincent's Word Studies. 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. Is not given; to know these mysteries. "E.W. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-13.html. {a} τον βιον εις γνωσιν απο θεου δοθηναι. 1851. ;” but there is no difference. 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. 24. ‘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.”. The Kingdom of Heaven, like other Kingdoms, has its secrets ( μυστήριον,—see a definition by St. Paul in Romans 16:25 f.,—viz. 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. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". God’s good pleasure, the ultimate ground, involves the free choice of the persons concerned. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. . 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. (4.) 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. but to them it is not given — (See on Matthew 11:25). note on Romans 11:25; Romans 16:25. 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. ‘To you’ is emphatic. Therefore the Book of Revelation is not a code book about what will happen right before the end. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Matthew 13:11. Matthew 13:44. Matthew 13:44. 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. (6) the mystery of the inliving Christ Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:26; Colossians 1:27. Nor was there any dishonesty in this, or any unfair disguise. 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). 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. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 13:11". 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. 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. 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. May we speak of the parables as a means of making the subject plainer in our teaching of the subjects of the New Testament? With respect to the Gospel, Paul affirms with truth, that it is hidden to none but to the reprobate, and to those who are devoted to destruction, whose minds Satan hath blinded, (2 Corinthians 4:3.) "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". - 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. 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. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Of the kingdom of heaven. (10) the mystery of the seven stars Revelation 1:20. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Matthew 13:11. ὅτι, because) This may be referred to the preceding διατί, why? Acts 9:9 - And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/matthew-13.html. 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. Genitive of Relation. 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. 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. 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. The mysteries. 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. 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. Matthew 12:43-45. They were firmly based on earth. College Press, Joplin, MO. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. Formerly Jesus had likened the evil race of Pharisaic religionists to children playing in the market-place (Matthew 9:16-19). Has been given to you. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. (5) the mystery of the church as the bride of Christ Ephesians 5:28-32. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/matthew-13.html. The SEVENTY, as being a temporary symbol, now recede forever from view. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-13.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 11. τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν. To them that find knowledge - When a man gets the knowledge of himself, then he sees all the threatenings of God to be right. 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