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1 SAMUEL 15:22 ... To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY But humble, sincere, and conscientious obedience to the will of God, is more pleasing and acceptable to him than all burnt-offering and sacrifices. God is more glorified and ...
LUKE 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.JAMIESON-FAUSSET-BROWN COMMENTARY Thus, this parable prophetically contemplates the extension of the kingdom of God to the whole world; and spiritually, dire...
EPHESIANS 6:14-17 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked...
NEHEMIAH 10:39 ... and we will not forsake the house of our God.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY It is likely to go well with our houses, when care is taken that the work of God's house goes on well. When every one helps, and every one gives, though but little, toward a good work, the whole will come t...
2 SAMUEL 22:29 You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY They that trust God in the way of duty, shall find him a present help in their greatest dangers: David did so. Remarkable preservations should be particularly mentioned in our praises. We shal...
REVELATION 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The redeemed overcame by a simple reliance on the blood of Christ, as the only ground of their hopes. In this we must be like them. We must not blend any thing else with ...
JOHN 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.CLARKE'S COMMENTARY A modest woman is a grace upon a grace, i.e. a double grace or blessing.
HEBREWS 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.CLARKE'S COMMENTARY He must believe, also, that he rewards them that diligently seek him; that he is not indifferent about h...
PSALM 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.CLARKE'S COMMENTARY Goodness and mercy shall follow me. As I pass on through the vale of life, thy goodness and mercy shall follow my every step; as I proceed, so shall...
PROVERBS 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.BARNES' NOTES Strength, not of body, but of mind. The church is clothed with strength, as her Lord, head, for though she is the weaker vessel, and weak in herself, yet is strong in him; and is able ...