Study the unabridged version of this popular Bible study tool. Written by three pastor-scholars in the late nineteenth century, A Commentary, Critical, Experimental, and Practical, on the Old and New Testaments was a favorite resource of C. H. Spurgeon and other evangelical preachers. Each volume begins with introductions to the biblical books, followed by the text of scripture and verse-by-verse commentary. The authors succinctly comment on nuances in the original languages and historical details. They survey varying scholarly opinions without talking over readers’ heads.
“‘the Christian stands in a middle point, between a mercy received and a mercy yet needed.” (Page 27)
“The poor in spirit not only shall have—they already have—the kingdom. The very sense of their poverty is begun riches” (Page 25)
“our absolute subjection. As the debtor in the creditor’s hands, so is the sinner in the hands of God” (Page 41)
“The statement, therefore, is not that Christ came into existence before Abraham did—as Arians affirm is the meaning: it is that he never came into being at all, but existed before Abraham had a being; which, of course, was as much as to say that He existed before all creation, or from eternity, as in ch. 1:1.” (Page 406)
“‘The kingdom of God’ is the primary subject of the Sermon on the Mount—that kingdom which the God of heaven is erecting in this fallen world, within which are all the spiritually recovered and inwardly subject portion of the family of Adam, under Messiah as its divine Head and King.” (Page 45)