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Alms Cleanse All Things

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:20 pm

    Luke 11:37-41 King James Version [20171017]
      And as He spake, a certain Pharisee besought Him to dine with him: and He went in, and sat down to meat.

      And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that He had not first washed before dinner.

      And the Lord said unto him, "Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. Ye fools, did not He that made that which is without make that which is within also?

      "But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you."



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Re: Alms Cleanse All Things

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:13 pm

Rev. Dr. Finis Jennings Dake wrote:Notes For Verse 37
a [dine] Greek: aristao (GSN-<G709>), breakfast (Lk. 14:12; Jn. 21:12,15), not deipneo (GSN-<G1172>), sup, supper (Lk. 17:8; 22:20; 2Cor. 11:25; Rev. 3:20).

b [sat down to meat] Reclined on the couch to eat.

Notes For Verse 38
a [marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner] What little things religious people marvel at! Straining out gnats!

b [washed] Greek: baptizo (GSN-<G907>), from bapto (GSN-<G911>), to dip. Only twice is this word translated "wash" (Mk. 7:4; Lk. 11:38). It has to do with ceremonial and religious dipping and washing of hands, not to ordinary cleaning of the hands, for we cannot conceive of Christ going about with filthy hands. It was the ceremony connected with eating that caused the Pharisee to marvel -- Christ had not performed His ablution before eating.

Notes For Verse 39
a [clean the outside of the cup and the platter] Ceremonially clean by religious rituals of washing hands, cups, and dishes (Mk. 7:4). Pharisees were so hypocritical and showy in religion that they brought it into all details of life which could and would be seen of men. That which was not seen of men did not matter (Lk. 11:40; Mt. 23:1-33). Theirs was an outside religion that dealt with outward appearance of styles, ornaments, rituals, forms, and what the eye could see.

b [ravening] Full of wicked greed and plunder.

c [wickedness] Greek: poneria (GSN-<G4189>), full of labors and pains in working evil (Mt. 12:39; Lk. 11:29).

Notes For Verse 40
a [fools] Greek: aphron (GSN-<G878>), senseless ones; without reason; foolish, stupid, acting without intelligence (Lk. 11:40; 12:20; Rom. 2:20; 1Cor. 15:36; 2Cor. 11:16,19; Eph. 5:17; 1Pet. 2:15). This was severe, but truthful.

b [did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?] Question 73. Next, Lk. 12:6. God wants inside religion as well as outside religion. He wants the body, soul, and spirit clean.

Notes For Verse 41
a [give alms of such things as ye have] Give alms of the contents of the cup or platter instead of being so superconcious about cleaning the outside.

b [all things are clean unto you] Pharisees held that giving alms was meritorious and made amends for everything -- made them religious regardless of unholy traits.

Dake's Annotated Reference Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments of the Authorized or King James Version Text.




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