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And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” 16When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, … Matthew 2:13-23 Commentary by Karyn Wiseman. I have never had a dream that told me to flee in the middle of the night to save my family. The same grain produces different results. All is of divine grace, yet the verse plainly teaches that the persons referred to actively and willingly accept and understand the truth; the result being continued fruitfulness. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 23:13-33 The scribes and Pharisees were enemies to the gospel of Christ, and therefore to the salvation of the souls of men. It lies in the nature of such a parable that it represents the phenomena of the spiritual life only partially. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 2:13-23 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW: FULFILLED PROPHECY. faith cometh by hearing. True, they were reaping what they had not sown (John 4:38), yet they too were in their turn to be sowers as well as reapers. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundred times, some sixty, some thirty. Salem Media Group. Commentary on Matthew 13:1-23 (Read Matthew 13:1-23) Jesus entered into a boat that he might be the less pressed, and be the better heard by the people. * [13:1–53] The discourse in parables is the third great discourse of Jesus in Matthew and constitutes the second part of the third book of the gospel. If we compare Matthew 2:1 with Matthew 2:7 and Matthew 2:16 this suggests that that the wise men evidently arrived around two years after the birth of Jesus. The prophet declares that God loves his people “with an everlasting love” and that he will make a “new covenant” with them (Jer. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Matthew 13:23 New International Version (NIV). which also beareth fruit and bringeth forth, some an hundred fold, some sixty, and some thirty: the fruit bore, and brought forth by such an hearer, is the true fruit of grace and righteousness, and is all from Christ, under the influences of the Spirit, through the word and ordinances, as means, and issues in the glory of God; and though not brought forth in the same quantity in all, yet is of the same quality; and is brought forth, as Luke says, "with patience": constantly, and continually, in all seasons, in old age, and even unto death; and is at last brought "to perfection", holds, and remains unto the end. In Matthew 7:15–18, He again contrasts the two types of people by using imagery well known to those in an agrarian culture—sheep/wolves, grapes/figs, thorn bushes/thistles, good trees/bad trees, and good fruit/bad fruit. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it,. In Matthew 13:22-23, the only difference between the seed sown among weeds and the seed sown on good soil is in the action of the hearer.Both heard the Word, but only one acts on what he hears. Literally, the word “ Commentary, Matthew 2:13-23, Eric Barreto, WorkingPreacher.org, 2010. (A)For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 13:23. ἐν καρδίᾳ καλῇ καὶ ἀγαθῇ, individual becomes in a manner identified with the seed, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. What made the ground good, is a question which the parable was perhaps meant to suggest, but does not answer. Comment. who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it. He that received seed into the good ground. Proud member This has been prepared. Matthew, he understandeth the word; Mark, he receiveth it; Luke, he keepeth it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” He has great interest in the fulfillment of prophecy, because he expects to persuade Jewish readers by it. The key is the soil's receptivity and fertility. 0. 13:23. Matthew 23:13. Then He spoke many things to them in parables,a. to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them—Not only were the disciples blessed above the blinded just spoken of, but favored above the most honored and the best that lived under the old economy, who had but glimpses of the things of the new kingdom, just sufficient to kindle in them desires not to be fulfilled to any in their day. The camp pastor there, on the first night of camp, gave a message, clearly explaining the meaning of Matthew 7:21-23, which is part of the text we’re looking at this morning. Matthew 13:23 Context. It is quite a unique passage, and, frankly, I consider it to be the scariest passage in … For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”a. (1.) By De Maria 6/29/2017 11:00:10 AM. But if so, then the work of the “word” thus preached would seem to be limited to order and progress, and the idea of “conversion”—the change of character—would almost be excluded. Gospel Mt 16:13-23. Think about this. I have had what might be called “premonitions caused by fear” of things not going well if I made a particular decision, but no voice yelling, “Watch out!” And no awful results from those decisions, so far. Short Commentary – Matthew 7:13-27. Matthew is Jewish, and writes for Jewish readers. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 2:1-12 EXEGESIS: EPIPHANY: The word epiphany means an appearance or manifestation, particularly of a divine being—or an illuminating discovery, especially one that comes unexpectedly.. Epiphany marks the first manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles. Matthew 13:22-23. We must therefore supplement the parable in its practical application. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Commentary on Matthew 16:13-23, the Rock. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. Matthew 13:23. 13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "The Gospel reading this day after Christmas strikes a new tone for the season by dramatically leading us away from anticipation of Advent and revelry of the holidays to the tenuous and dark days between promises and their fruition." The good ground, (in this parable), is the good and honest heart. These two verses are at the center of the reality of life itself. Christ taught in parables. In a rich and mellow soil - in a heart that submits itself to the full influence of truth, unchecked by cares and anxieties; under the showers and summer suns of divine grace; with the heart spread open, like a broad, luxuriant field, to the rays of the morning and to evening dews, the gospel takes deep root and grows; it has full room, and then and there only shows "what it is.". Christ pronounces a curse on them, because they pervert their office to the general destruction of the whole people; for since the government of the Church was in their hands, they ought to have been, as it were, porters for the kingdom of heaven. Matthew refers to words from the *Old Testament over 60 times. He that received seed into the good ground — Described in note on verse eight, is he that heareth the word and understandeth, or, considereth it — Herein he differs from the first class of hearers: he understands what he hears, and makes it the matter of his serious and frequent meditation. Matthew follows the Marcan outline ( Mk 4:1 – 35 ) but has only two of Mark’s parables, the five others being from Q and M. It gave Him a place to speak, away from the press of the crowds, provided good acoustics, and probably a nice backdrop.i. By this he teaches us in the outward circumstances of worship not to covet that which is stately, but to make the best of the conveniences God in his providence allots to us. The three evangelists give three characteristics of the good hearer. It is allowable to fill up the outline-sketch of interpretation which thus formed the first lesson in this method in the great Master’s school. The soil may be improved; the way-side and the stony places and that which contained the thorns may become as the good ground. But as Matthew certainly knew, Jeremiah 31 is also full of hope. Matthew 2:13-23. The good ground. View Bible Text. The seed sown on good soil could easily be overcome and choked out by weeds if action were to become inaction. 358-63).He alleged that Christ was wrong in his prediction.The theory is based upon no substantial evidence, is an insult to the Son of God, and reflects a complete abandonment of respect for the inspiration of the Scriptures.It is rejected without further notice. Calvin's Commentary on the Bible. Matthew 7:13-14. We therefore practice it every day, so that we may develop a deep and genuine love for it, and so that we may grow in the surpassing knowledge of Christ. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! This is an heart of flesh, a new and right heart, and spirit; an heart to fear God, to love him, and to trust in him; in which Christ dwells by faith; in which the Spirit of God has his temple; and in which every grace is implanted: and such an one, as he hears with a strict, and an honest intention, and in the exercise of grace; so he holds fast the word he hears, understands and receives, with all faithfulness and honesty: which also beareth fruit and bringeth forth, some an hundred fold, some sixty, and some thirty: the fruit bore, and brought forth by such an hearer, is the true fruit of grace and righteousness, and is all from Christ, under the influences of the Spirit, through the word and ordinances, as means, and issues in the glory of God; and though not brought forth in the same quantity in all, yet is of the same quality; and is brought forth, as Luke says, "with patience": constantly, and continually, in all seasons, in old age, and even unto death; and is at last brought "to perfection", holds, and remains unto the end. Theologians may speak of “prevenient grace.” The language of John 4:37-38 leads us to think of the work of “the Light that lighteth every man.” Here also the law holds good that “to him that hath shall more be given.” (3.) Matthew 13:24. He got into a boat and sat: Jesus sometimes used a boat as His “pulpit” (Mark 4:1). Matthew 13:23. — Matthew 13:23 NLT. In Lu 10:23, 24, where the same saying is repeated on the return of the Seventy—the words, instead of "many prophets and righteous men," are "many prophets and kings"; for several of the Old Testament saints were kings. The interpretation is given in the parable of the Tares (“the Sower of the good seed is the Son of Man”), and, in part, it may be said that this was the one point on which the disciples were not likely to misunderstand Him; but in part also, we may believe, this explanation was not given, because, though the parable was true in the first instance of Him and of His work, He meant them to learn wisdom from it for their own work. 3. All rights reserved. (2.) It is bad to keep away from Christ ourselves, but worse also to keep others from him. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. The subject of both these parables—which teach the same truth, with a slight diversity of aspect—is: The MIXED CHARACTER OF THE Kingdom in Its Present State, and the FINAL ABSOLUTE SEPARATION OF THE Two Classes. There are two parts to this passage. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. This is another wonderful passage which I frequently use to explain the Papacy to Protestants, and … 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. Commentary Matthew 23 . good - Mt 13:23 Lu 8:15 Ro 7:18 ; some - Ge 26:12 Joh 15:8 Ga 5:22,23 Php 1:11 ; Matthew 13 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Parallel Passages: Mark 4:8+ “Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. Commentary on Matthew 23:13-33 (Read Matthew 23:13-33) The scribes and Pharisees were enemies to the gospel of Christ, and therefore to the salvation of the souls of men. Matthew, the first book of the New Testament, serves as a bridge between the Old and New Testaments. Some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty; But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. While much of the seed doesn't produce fruit, that which does is wildly productive. Email. Commentary on Matthew 2:13-23 View Bible Text The Gospel reading this day after Christmas strikes a new tone for the season by dramatically leading us away from anticipation of Advent and revelry of the holidays to the tenuous and dark days between promises and their fruition. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.'". Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It brings before us four classes of hearers, and seems to assume that their characters are fixed, incapable of change, issuing in results which might have been foreseen. Matthew 2:13-23 This passage is certainly one of the most troubling in the New Testament. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Matthew 13:23, ESV: "As for what was sown on good … Such characters were to be found in those living under the Law, or without the Law (Romans 2:14), and it was the work of the preacher to look out for them, and win them to something yet higher. “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! True and False Prophets. It is obviously one important lesson of the parable that it teaches us to recognise the possible existence of “an honest and good heart” (the first word meaning “noble,” “generous,” rather than “honest” in our modern sense) prior to the preaching of the word. Jesus says this refers to the person's willingness to really listen and the gift of really understanding what he says. Photo Credit: Flickr/Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. He introduces important *Old Testament words in a special way 12 times. Matthew 13:23, NIV: "But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. The Tares and the Wheat (Mt 13:24-30, 36-43). In the words of an old prophet, which might almost seem to have suggested the parable itself, they are to “break up the fallow ground and sow not among thorns” (Jeremiah 4:3). It signals that God loves Gentiles as well as Jews—that God’s plan of salvation includes Gentiles too. This view was most notably advocated by French missionary Albert Schweitzer, who contended that Jesus believed the end of time would take place in his day, and thus the apostles would not get their mission accomplished before he came (pp. Read Introduction to Matthew . And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. The degrees vary, since characters and capacities and gifts vary. He often uses words from the book of Isaiah. He that heareth the word, and under-standeth it. Matthew 13:23 describes the group we must be in to be chosen: “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” The ones whom God commends are those who bear fruit. he that heareth the word and understandeth, some a hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty. But he that received seed into the good ground. Commentary on Matthew 2:13-23. It is the work of every preacher and teacher to prepare the soil as well as to sow the seed. See on Matthew 11:25, prudent. I have never had a dream that told me to flee in the middle of the night to save my family. 3 So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. It may seem strange at first that the disciples were not told who in the work of the kingdom answered to “the Sower” of the parable. Posted on December 23, 2011 by Mathew Gilbert. On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. 1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore, Jesus was the *Messiah that they were waiting for. 31:3, 31–34). Verses 1-4. Jesus closes out His Sermon on the Mount by using a metaphor to describe life. It is bad to keep away from Christ ourselves, but worse also to keep others from him. Joel Gilbert. Lectio Divina: Matthew 16:13-23 "Lectio divina is an authentic source of Christian spirituality recommended by our Rule. But he that received seed into the good ground The hearer compared to good ground into which the seed fell, is he that heareth the word and understandeth it; has a new and spiritual understanding given him, feels the power of it on his heart, enlightening and quickening him; has an application of it made to him by the Spirit of God, and can discern the worth and excellency of it, and distinguish it from all others; and, as Mark says, "receives it"; as the word of God in faith, and with the love of it, and with all readiness and meekness; and, as Luke observes, "keeps it"; holds it fast against all opposition with great struggling; will not part with it at any rate, nor depart from it in the least, nor entertain any doubt about it; but abides by it, stands fast in it, and is valiant for it: and this he does in and with "an honest and good heart"; which no man naturally has; nor can any man make his heart so: this is the work of God, and is owing to his efficacious grace. 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