Matthew 23

sit in

Cf. Ezra 7:6,25,26. Jesus' disciples were to honour the law, but not the hypocritical teachers of it.

phylacteries

Passages of Scripture enclosed in a small case, bound upon arm or forehead, Deuteronomy 6:8.

Woe

The best MSS. omit verse 14.

hell

Gehenna. (See Scofield "Matthew 5:22")

debtor

Or, bound; also Matthew 23:18. "guilty:"

iniquity

Lit. Lawlessness. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

send unto you

The Jews' treatment of the apostles is proved, Matthew 23:31-33.

Abel

Jesus' confirmation of Genesis 4:8-10. Cf. Hebrews 12:24.

come upon

See, Revelation 18:21-24. It is the way also of history; judgment falls upon one generation for the sins of centuries. The pediction was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem, A.D. 70.

till

The three "untils" of Israel's blessing:

(1) Israel must say, "blessed is He" Matthew 23:39; Romans 10:3,4

(2) Gentile world-power must run its course. Luke 21:24; Daniel 2:34,35.

(3) The elect number of Gentiles must be brought in. Then "the Deliverer shall come out of Zion." etc. Romans 11:25-27.

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