VINCENT'S WORD STUDIES
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Robertson's Word Pictures in the NT - Greek NT
1-8. Compare Matt. xxi. 23-32; Mark xi. 27-33.
They be persuaded (pepeismenov estin). Lit., It (the people collectively) is having been persuaded. Demoting a long-standing and settled persuasion.
9-19. Compare Matt. xxi. 33-46; Mark xii. 1-12.
Went into a far country. Not necessarily far, but as Rev., another country. See on Mark xiii. 34.
A long time (ikanouv). See on ch. vii. 6.
Reverence. See on Matt. xxi. 37.
God forbid (mh genoito). Lit., may it not be.
Grind him to powder (likmhsei). See on Matt. xxi. 44.
20-26. Compare Matt. xxii. 15-22; Mark xii. 13-17.
Spies (egkaqetouv). Only here in New Testament. From ejgkaqihmi, to send in, as a garrison into a city. Hence of persons sent in for the purpose of espionage.
Which should feign (upokrinomenouv). Lit., feigning. Rev., which feigned. Only here in New Testament. See on hypocrites, Matt. xxiii. 13. The power and authority (th arch kai th exousia). The former, the Roman power in general; the latter, the specific authority of the official.
Craftiness (panourgian). From pan, every, and ergon, deed. Readiness for every and any deed. Hence unscrupulousness, and so, generally, knavery.
Image and superscription. See on Matt. xxii. 20.
27-40. Compare Matt. xxii. 23-33; Mark xii. 18-27.
At the bush (epi thv batou). Wrong. Render as Rev., in the place concerning the bush. See on Mark xii. 26.
41-44. Compare Matt. xxii. 41-46; Mark xii. 35-37.