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clark thompson

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Luke 7:18-21
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:59:02 AM »
Luke 7:18-21 King James Version (KJV)
18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

Luke 7:18-21 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

18 Yochanan’s talmidim informed him of all these things. Then Yochanan called two of his talmidim 19 and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come? Or should we look for someone else?” 20 When the men came to him, they said, “Yochanan the Immerser has sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come? Or should we keep looking — for someone else?’” 21 Right then he was healing many people of diseases, pains and evil spirits, and giving sight to many who were blind.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.


These are my thoughts, please share yours.

18 These men were followers of John but they went to Jesus, people following something or someone else doesn’t change that Jesus is the one with authority.

19 John boldly proclaimed Jesus before but now because of him being arrested he doubted, we may doubt during the hard times but we can go to the Lord and be reassured.

20 So they went and asked the question on John’s behalf. Jesus thankful is the one who stands on our behalf before the Lord.

21 Jesus had already as this point healed more people then anyone else ever would. Jesus at this point already had done things that hadn’t been done before. He is still the same today.

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Re: Luke 7:18-21
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 03:13:42 PM »

The Jewish people were expecting a different kind of Messiah. They believe he would be a great military leader and deliver them from the oppression of Rome. John apparently was under the same impression, but he knew instinctively that Jesus was the Messiah, he was very confused. One of the reasons Jesus did the miracles for the Jewish people to see was to take away any doubt in their mind that he was sent from God. Nobody, including the apostles, seemed really to understand the significance of the presence of Jesus Christ. This changed after the resurrection.